Mary Jane Ryals is the Poet Laureate of Florida's Big Bend Region. She brings the world of poetry to schools and literary events in Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, and other north Florida counties. Her latest book of poems is The Moving Waters, published by Kitsune Press in 2008. Ryals has been involved with the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Competition, Florida State University's Valencia, Spain Study Abroad Program, the Tallahassee Writers' Association Festival of Books, and the literary magazine Apalachee Review.
Michael Trammell is currently the editor-in-chief of the Apalachee Review and formerly hosted and coordinated the Anhinga Press/Apalachee Review Reading Series at the 621 Gallery in Tallahassee, Florida. His work has been published in New Letters, The G.W. Review, The Chattahoochee Review, Pleiades, The Southeast Review, Poet Lore, Gulf Stream Magazine, the Lullwater Review, The Nebraska Review, the Orange Coast Review, Permafrost and other journals. He's a Research Associate in Business Communication at Florida State University's College of Business. In the summers he and his wife teach writing, literature, and business courses for FSU's Valencia, Spain program.
This year’s Writers’ Harvest Reading will be on Thursday, November 1, 2012, in the Peanut Museum at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture at 7:00 p.m. The cost to attend the event is one canned good or nonperishable food item.
All canned and nonperishable food items are donated to Brother Charile’s Rescue Mission here in Tifton.
Donations of canned goods and nonperishable items can be dropped off in my office (Conger 309), Sandra Giles' office (King 2E), or at the Pegasus office (Branch 313). If you cannot make it over to one of these drop locations, please call Jeff Newberry's office (Campus Extension 4972), and he will be happy to come and get them.
Dried peas or beans
Canned fish or meat
Beef stew, chili and similar canned meals