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Award-Winning Author Blakeslee at SoWal Library Jan. 17

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Walton County Coastal Library hosts Escape to Create Writer in Residence Vanessa Blakeslee Jan. 17 at 10 a.m.


Blakeslee’s short story collection Train Shots won the 2014 IPPY Gold Medal in short fiction and is long-listed for the 2014 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Train Shots has also been optioned for feature film development.


Juventud, Blakeslee’s debut novel, was awarded the 2015 IPPY Bronze Medal in fiction, was finalist for the 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year award and long-listed for the SIBA Award/Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize.


The author will share a reading and conversation with coffee and light refreshments served. For more info, call 850-267-2809. The library is located at 437 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach.

– Linda Thompson
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