Tickets: Free.

Donations will be collected for the Broward Education Foundation’s Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund.

InSights: A Convergence of Adolescence

Thursday, April 12 from 7-9 pm

A mixture of writers, artists, and community leaders will read excerpts of their high school writings – from poetry to homework assignments to “Dear Diary” entries – intermingled with current area high school students sharing their present-day thoughts. Foresight meets hindsight in a convergence of adolescence: what is Universal about those formative years across generations, and how have things changed in the Digital Age?

Participants include: David Warner and Cathy Salustri of Creative Loafing, Mayor of Gulfport Sam Henderson, Executive Director of Creative Pinellas Barbara St. Clair, poet Pedro el Poeta, Community Liaison of USFSP Harris Ambush, actor Becca McCoy, Pinellas County School Board Chairperson Rene Flowers, New Renaissance Artist Elizabeth Baker, author Lisa Kirchner, First Unity Spiritual Leader Temple Hayes, Executive Director of The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum Terri Lipsey Scott, and Gallerie 909 owner Carla Bristol.

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This event is a part of the 4th Annual SunLit Festival.
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“Writing, along with my family group, no small amount of Ashtanga yoga, and meditation, saves me. I tell people I’m a Pantheist Buddhist; writing delivered me to that position. In writing about experiences like kayaking along the upper reaches of the Everglades or snorkeling with sharks, I see god. Likewise, years of journaling about personal triumphs and heartbreaks has shown me how life will always have pain, but that writing has also led me to understand the pain need not define life; so long as I willfully embrace the pain I can also move past it. Some people pray; I write.”

Cathy Salustri, Author and Arts & Entertainment Editor of Creative Loafing