Ft. Lauderdale | July 12, 2015
Summer is in full swing and so too is our South Florida Salon! We are thrilled to have two fantastic Floridian authors for our third Ft. Lauderdale reading. Come in from the heat, enjoy a delicious coffee, and listen to some wonderful prose at Undergrounds Coffeehaus at 3020 N Federal Hwy (map). The event kicks off at 6:30pm.
Elisa Albo’s new chapbook Each Day More is a collection of elegies. A previous collection, Passage to America, now available as an ebook, recounts her family immigrant story. Her poems have been published in journals and anthologies, including Alimentum, Bomb Magazine, Crab Orchard Review, Gulf Stream Magazine, International Literary Quarterly, Irrepressible Appetites, MiPoesias, The Notre Dame Review, The Potomac Journal, and Tigertail: A South Florida Annual. She teaches English and ESL at Broward College. Born in Havana and raised in Lakeland, Florida, she lives with her husband and daughters in Plantation, Florida.
Lourdes Rodriguez-Florido (Lourdes R. Florido) was born in Havana, Cuba, and experienced a multicultural upbringing in Kansas City, Missouri and Miami, Florida. A lover of 18th and 19th century period art and literature, she especially enjoys classic romances and tales that involve maritime adventures. A former print journalist, Florido is now an English Professor at Broward College. She has had articles published in a number of newspapers and magazines, and her 2006 Young Adult novel, White Trees received an Honorable Mention in the Independent Publisher Awards. She received a First Place Award of Merit from The Writer’s Network of South Florida for her non-fiction piece, “The Cuban Me.” She is currently working on a Key West historical romance and envisioning more adventures for Nicolas and Henry her main characters in A Whisper of Angels.