Roy Peter Clark is an esteemed journalist, a former editor of the Tampa Bay Times and a long term faculty director of The Poynter Institute for Media Studies here in St. Petersburg. He is also known as ‘America’s Writing Coach’ due to his prolific authorship of writing resources such as Murder Your Darlings, How To Write Short, and his latest, Tell It Like It Is: A Guide to Clear and Honest Writing.” Simply put, he is the writer’s writer.
Earlier this year I was thrilled to have him read and ultimately ‘blurb’ my debut novel, Hunters Point. Now I am even more honored to be among this year’s nominees for the Roy Peter Clark Award for Literature!
The award debuted in 2022 and celebrates outstanding contributions to the St Petersburg story and is presented in recognition of the recipient’s outstanding contribution to the greater St. Petersburg literary community.
Other nominees this year:
Third generation bookseller, Michelle Jenquin of Wilson’s Bookworld, Pulitzer prize winning journalist for the Tampa Bay Times Leonora LaPeter Anton and Lakewood High School librarian Heather Robinson.
The award went to poet and literary activist Denzel Johnson-Green. Congratulations Denzel and keep up the great work!
Thank you to Roy Peter Clark for the support and encouragement and to Keep St. Pete Lit for their work in supporting writers and publishing in the community.