Writers in Paradise opening ceremonies.

Well, what an exciting start to the 2018 Writers in Paradise conference at Eckerd College in beautiful St Petersburg, Florida.

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After some mundane housekeeping (registration, campus tour, etc), a wonderful Wine & Cheese reception was offered

followed by the Keynote Speaker (Ana Menendez) who spoke about writing and read from her latest manuscript.

Marina Pruna offered Introductions and the event was followed by onstage Q&A with Les Standiford and Ana Menendez .

Afterwards, we adjourned to the Triton Pub for a fabulous Welcome Reception.