National Day on Writing

Evening Receptions

The main event of the National Day on Writing is an evening reception that recognizes the winners of student writing contests and features readings from invited authors, followed by a reception and book signing.


This year's National Day on Writing will feature a reading by FAU's own Andrew Furman 6:00 p.m. in the Theatre Lab on the FAU Boca Raton campus. The undergraduate and graduate student winners of the Arnold H. Kossoff "Pen to Paper" Essay Contest will also read their winning essays.


FAU English professor Andrew Furman will read from his new novel, Goldens Are Here (Green Writers Press, 2018) as part of the National Day on Writing, co-sponsored by the University Center for Excellence in Writing. Furman has also published the memoirs Bitten: My Unexpected Love Affair With Florida (UP of Florida, 2014), named a Finalist for the ASLE Environmental Book Award, and My Los Angeles In Black and (Almost) White (Syracuse UP, 2010). He also published the novel Alligators May Be Present (2005) and several books of literary criticism, particularly on Jewish-American fiction. His essays and stories have appeared in such publications as Oxford AmericanThe Southern ReviewEcotonePoets & WritersThe Chronicle of Higher EducationAgni, and The Florida Review.

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