Award-winning author to speak at local writers' meeting Jan. 6


Everyone has a treasure chest of life experiences, and award-winning author Kim Bradley will demonstrate how to turn them into short stories that resonate with readers. Bradley will explain the process when the Ponte Vedra Writers group meets at 2 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

In her presentation, “Found Fiction,” Bradley talks about what writers already have in their cupboards —memories that haunt us, and evocative settings we know and love. Using generative exercises and list-making, she’ll explain how she uses Found Fiction in her own writing.

Bradley grew up in Monroeville, Alabama, and studied journalism at Auburn University. She has an MFA in creative writing from the University of New Orleans.

Her short-story collection, “Spillway” (Stephen F Austin University Press) is a 2022 Florida Book Award Silver Medalist. Her short fiction has appeared in Southern Humanities Review, Real South Magazine, Bayou, Southern Indiana Review, The Louisville Review, Natural Bridge and others. She is an associate professor of English at Flagler College in St. Augustine.

The Ponte Vedra Writers group is part of the Florida Writers Association, a statewide membership organization dedicated to the support of both aspiring and published writers in any genre.

The Jan. 6 meeting is free and open to members and non-members alike. For information on FWA, go to