Coming to America (and Florida):

The Literature of Immigration

Ybor City has a rich history of immigrant communities and offers us an opportunity to engage literary representations of immigration, immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. Also, most Florida residents are from other U.S. states, so the theme resonates with the internal border crossings that occur both here and in other nations. Our 2018 locale has suggested the conference theme.

Dates: Thursday, October 18–Saturday, October 20

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District

1700 East 9th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605

Sponsoring Institution: Hillsborough Community College, Ybor City Campus

Keynote Speaker: Phillippe Diederich, author of Playing for the Devil’s Fire (2016) and Sofrito (2015)

Submission deadline has now past.

Conference Contact:

Donald Pharr