Ringling College: Visiting Writers Forum

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ringling College of Art and Design
Goldstein Library (room 113)
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234

Author: Brandel France de Bravo

Hermitage Fellow Brandel France de Bravo is the author of Provenance (a Washington Writers Publishing House poetry prize winner) and the chapbook Mother, Loose (Accents Publishing, Judge’s Choice Award). She is co-author of the parenting book Trees Make the Best Mobiles: Simple Ways to Raise your Child in a Complex World and editor of the bilingual anthology Mexican Poetry Today: 20/20 Voices.

Her poems and essays have appeared in 32 Poems, the Cincinnati Review, Conduit, The Georgia Review, Gulf Coast, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. She has been the recipient of four artist fellowship grants from the Washington, DC, Commission on the Arts, which also awarded her the Larry Neal Writers’ Award in poetry.

As a public health professional, she has run an HIV prevention program in Africa, designed harm-reduction strategies for intravenous drug users in Central Asia, and developed materials to help cancer patients in the U.S. make informed decisions about their care. She teaches a meditation program developed at Stanford University called Compassion Cultivation Training© and volunteers for the nonprofit Insight on the Inside, which shares meditation practices to inspire and empower the incarcerated, returning citizens, people transitioning from homelessness, and all affected by poverty, aging, and illness. https://www.brandelfrancedebravo.com/

Planning to attend?

Faculty, staff, students, RCLA Members, and community members are invited to attend the events. Community members attending in person should park in a visitor parking space on campus. Registration is not required.

Each forum is held from 7-8 pm in the Goldstein Library (room 113) and is free and open to the public.



What is the Visiting Writers Program?

Launching Careers

The goal of Ringling College’s Creative Writing major is to launch careers, one student at a time. And the College’s Visiting Writers Forum is just one of the ways that happens for our students.

A number of industry professionals visit Ringling College each year as part of the College’s Visiting Writers Forum. The series is a critical part of the academic program for Creative Writing students at Ringling. Visiting professionals include game writers, graphic novelists, screenwriters, novelists, journalists, editors, and literary agents.

Every Creative Writing major at Ringling College participates in this author conversation series that includes a robust Q&A period with the audience. Because this series focuses on both the craft and the industry of writing, students discover various blueprints for success directly from successful, working professionals.

The Visiting Writers Forum is hosted by the Creative Writing department and underwritten by a generous grant from the Isermann Family Foundation.

Dr. Ryan G. Van Cleave