Our second Florida Chapter meeting will be on April 28th. Laura Lee Smith presentation will focus on her work as a fiction writer and as a freelancer.

Laura Lee Smith is the author of the novels The Ice House(Grove Press 2017) and Heart of Palm (Grove Press 2013). Her short fiction has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories (2015) and New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best (2010). Smith’s recent work has appeared in The New York Times, and her second novel was recently awarded the Gold Medal for Fiction in the 2017 Florida Book Awards.  A writer who’s been praised for her “intelligence, heart, and wit” (Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls), Smith’s work has been translated into German and French. She lives in Florida, where she writes fiction and works as an advertising copywriter. www.lauraleesmith.com

Saturday’s Agenda:

10:00 to 10:30 – meet and greet

10:30 to 12:00 – Laura Smith’s presentation and questions

12:00 to 12:30 – wrap-up