Deep Carnivale 2010 – September 11-12, 2010 – Mark your calendars now!

Deep Carnivale 2009

When
10am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday,
Sept. 12-13, 2009
Where
The Performing Arts Building
Hillsborough Community College, Ybor Campus Tampa Florida
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
 

Mitzi Gordon

Photo by Mitzi Gordon
Stay out of the basement – photo by Mitzi Gordon

Mitzi Gordon is a Tampa artist, photographer and writer. She is a graduate of New York University with a BA in journalism.

Artist's Statement

"My desire to create art stems from personal experience and a need to communicate emotion. Writing was my first love, but I have grown steadily through visual arts during the past several years.

"In 2004-05, I showcased photographs with Gala Corina, Avant Garde and Clair de Lune.

"More recent work ventures into graphic design, as I alter my own photos to create complex, layered images. Upcoming projects will include a graphic poster series, and small-scale works dealing with themes of alienation and reconciliation."

 

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.