Tag: Richard Blanco

September 2016 Book Review

September 2016 Book Review

Richard Blanco, the Winter Park Writers Festival speaker previously mentioned in this newsletter, is a presidential inauguration poet, award-winning author, memoirist, public speaker, a Cuban exile, civil engineer, and someone who grew up and was educated in Miami.His poetry has always harkened back to his youth, his upbringing, his sexuality, and his Cuban heritage. However, in his first memoir, The…

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Winter Park Writers Festival Featured Speaker, Richard Blanco

Winter Park Writers Festival Featured Speaker, Richard Blanco

Don’t miss poet and author, Richard Blanco, at the Winter Park Writers Festival at Valencia College this Friday, September 30th. First a civil engineer and poet-on-the-side, Richard Blanco became more widely known in 2012 when he was selected to write a poem for Barack Obama’s second presidential inauguration. The youngest poet ever chosen as a U.S. inaugural poet, he is also the…

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