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Deep Carnivale 2010

When
7:30pm
Friday Sept. 10, 2010
10am to 6pm
Saturday Sept. 11, 2010
1pm to 5pm
Sunday Sept. 12, 2010
Where
The Performing Arts Building
Hillsborough Community College, Ybor Campus
Tampa Florida
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What
Readings by authors and poets, songs sung by songwriters, child-friendly performances, games, activites, food and non-alcoholic beverages
Who
Children and families, teens, adults and tribal elders
Admission
Free and open to the public
More Information
Contact Festival Director David Audet at daudet@hccfl.edu or 813-253-7000 x5179

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Enid Shomer

Enid Shomer
Enid Shomer

A widely published writer nearly as well known for her fiction as for her poetry, Enid Shomer is the author of four collections of poetry: "Stars at Noon: Poems from the Life of Jacqueline Cochran" (University of Arkansas Press, 2001), "Black Drum" (Arkansas, 1997), "This Close to the Earth" (Arkansas, 1992) and "Stalking the Florida Panther" (The Word Works), which won the Washington Prize.

Her poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Paris Review, Best American Poetry, The New Criterion, Kenyon Review, Tikkun, and other publications.

Her collection of stories, "Imaginary Men", won the Iowa Fiction Prize as well as the LSU/Southern Review Prize, both given annually for the best first collection of short fiction by an American author.

Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, New Stories from the South, the Year's Best, Modern Maturity, New Letters, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Virginia Quarterly Review, and others.

Her stories, poems, and essays have been included in more than fifty anthologies and textbooks, including POETRY: A HarperCollins Pocket Anthology.

Exquisite Corpse

A crowd favorite of each Deep Carnivale festival is the Exquisite Corpse, a work of writing that is produced serially by participants, each creating a segment based on the last words of the previous poet's work.

Here are the poets producing the 2010 Exquisite Corpse: Diana Ferguson, Melissa Fair, Adrienne Nadeau, Linda Alexander, David Durney, John Meats, Enid Shomer, Summer Rodman, Doreen Horn, Kim Buchheit, Silvia Curbelo, David Audet.

Deep Carnivale Flyer

Flyer

You too can have your very own personal copy of the 2010 Deep Carnivale Full Color One-Page Flyer. But wait, there's more! It's available in Spanish, as well as English!

The Deep Carnivale staff thanks the ever versatile Peggy Conde for the Spanish translation. Click to download the Spanish or the English version.

TampaBay.com Likes Pacheco Book

Cover

"Lots of color and raucous humor," is how reviewer Craig Pittman of the St. Petersburg Times describes "Tales From the 5th Street Gym, a newly published book by Deep Carnivale featured presenter Ferdie Pacheco.

Pacheco, born and reared in Ybor City, the historic district of Tampa, Florida, will talk about his book (and whatever else the irrepressible story teller wants to talk about) at 10am Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, on the Mainstage in the HCC Performing Arts Building.

You can read more of Pittman's review at TampaBay.com.

Another TampaBay.com Mention

Kim Buchheit Artwork

Colette Bancroft, the St. Petersburg Times' book editor, penned a great preview of the Deep Carnivale festival at "Deep Carnivale celebrates words".

"The family-friendly festival offers plenty of performances, games and activities for children all day Saturday", Bancroft wrote. "As a special treat for kids, the Children's Future Hillsborough program will present author and illustrator Eric Carle reading from a selection of his books, including "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".

Intelligence Respected

Editor David Warner of Creative Loafing said some kind and encouraging words on page 26 of the August 26, 2009, issue. Partial quote, "At a moment when ignorance is being aggressively defended, Deep Carnivale still respects our intelligence. Imagine that."

A Different Sort of Ybor Celebration

Esther Martinez, in a story at The Florida Book Review" says she knows "Deep Carnivale will be 'A Celebration of Words' and not a Bourbon Street bacchanal."

"But logophile that I am, I reason I'll get drunk on language. With over 70 writers and artists scheduled [for the 2008 Carnivale] to perform or read from their works, my beaded necklaces will be strung with verse. I imagine haiku shooters..."

"It is just before 10am when I arrive at the corner of Palm Avenue and 14th StreetóDeep Carnivale ground zero. About a dozen vendor tables are lined up around the Hillsborough Community College courtyard where a band of teenagers [Next Exit] are setting up their instruments.

"The vendor tables sell books by local writers, HCC publications and baked goods. I grab a Cuban favorite, papa rellena, a potato stuffed with savory ground beef. Belly satisfied, I cross the street and enter the historic Circulo Cubano. A nearly 100 year old neo-classical building of ionic columns and marble staircases, it served as the Cuban Social Club and remains the oldest building of its kind in the country."

Comments From Our Fans

"When I look back over 2008, my visit to the second edition of Deep Carnivale was a highlight. You and your staff did a great job and I loved being part of it, again. I am sure there will be bigger festivals to come. But maybe not better!!!"
Darrell House, children's book author and 2008 Deep Carnivale presenter.