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St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Sterling Watson

Professor of Literature and Creative Writing
Director of the Eckerd College Writing Workshop
Co-director of Writers in Paradise

Sterling WatsonSterling Watson, Professor of Literature and Creative Writing, Director of the Writing Workshop, and Co-director of Writers in Paradise, M.A., University of Florida, is a fiction and screenwriter. He is the author of five novels: Weep No More My Brother; The Calling; Blind Tongues; Deadly Sweet; and Sweet Dream Baby. Weep No More My Brother was nominated for the Rosenthal Award given annually by the National Academy Institute for Arts and Letters. He is a co-author with Dennis Lehane of the screenplay, Bad Blood. Watson is the recipient of three Florida Fine Arts Council Awards for fiction writing. His short fiction and non-fiction have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, The Michigan Quarterly Review, and The Southern Review. His main professional interests are fiction, play and screenwriting, American and British and European short and long fiction, and the theatre. He served for five years as the fiction editor of The Florida Quarterly, and taught secondary English and later fiction writing at Raiford Prison.

Links to Sterling Watson's Books

Weep No More My Brother The Calling
Blind TonguesDeadly Sweet
Sweet Dream Baby Fighting in the Shade

Scholarships

Artistic Achievement Scholarships are available to creative writers. Interested students should follow the Creative Writing Award Submission Guidelines Located on the Financial Aid Home Page under Scholarships and Artistic Achievement Awards and mail all pertinent materials prior to the application deadline.

Writers in Paradise

Writers in Paradise

Located on the beautiful waterfront campus of Eckerd College, this writers' conference features professional writers at the top of their form spending time with motivated and talented participants who seek an intimate, unhurried climate for learning . . . in paradise.