“From Orlando With Love” book project

“From Orlando With Love” is a creative writing contest, book publication, and art project featuring 15 Orlando high-schoolers and 15 Orlando artists. For the last 5 years, Page 15 has held a county-wide writing contest for local high school writers. Hundreds of submissions are evaluated and the best 15 are published in a printed book.

This year, our book theme is L-O-V-E. Inspired by the incredible outpouring of love in our city following the Pulse shooting, we’d like to honor and celebrate that love in this year’s anthology. Page 15 received a total of 179 submissions of poetry, essays, and short fiction that explore love in all its manifestations!

Additionally, this year we’d like to match each of the 15 final pieces with a different Orlando artist who will create a custom work of art to be published alongside the writings in the book. The finished book featuring all 15 authors and 15 artists will be released at a book release party with a gallery showing on Third Thursday at the Gallery at Avalon Island in spring 2017. Each of the authors will read their pieces and artists will have the chance to sell prints of the art. The final published book will be available for purchase through Page 15’s website as well as partner venues across Orlando.

Funded by Orlando, FL (February 2017)