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VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | The Thing about Florida: Exploring a Misunderstood State

13-May from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | The Thing about Florida: Exploring a Misunderstood State

Thursday, May 13th, from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tyler Gillespie will give a behind-the-scenes look at his new book The Thing about Florida: Exploring a Misunderstood State. He’ll discuss a research process that led him into unexpected places such as halfway houses, gator pits, rattlesnake rooms, and clothing-optional campgrounds to interview eclectic Floridians for stories that delve into serious issues such as addiction, Florida’s racist past, and care options for the state’s LGBTQ senior citizens.

About the Presenter:

Tyler Gillespie is a journalist, poet, and fifth-generation Floridian. He has written about Florida for GQ, the Guardian, the NationVICE, and Salon. He’s the author of Florida Man: Poems and co-editor of The Awkward Phase: The Uplifting Tales of Those Weird Kids You Went to School With.

Sponsored in part by The Helmerich Trust and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs

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Date:
May 13
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Key West Art & Historical Society