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.

Wednesday October 16, 2019 

This year's National Day on Writing will feature a reading by author  Dantiel W. Moniz  6:00 p.m.  in the  Majestic Palm  room,  Student Union, 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.

Dantiel W. Moniz is a homegrown Floridian whose work has appeared in journals such as  Tin House,  Ploughshares, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern,and  Joyland  among others. She has received scholarships and residencies from Hedgebrook and the Elizabeth George Foundation, and was selected as the winner of the 2018 Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction. Her debut story collection, MILK BLOOD HEAT, is forthcoming from Grove Atlantic.


Magestic Palm Room, Student Union 

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