Meet new member and 2019 Silver Medalist Marina Brown

Written by John Farrell

On August 8, 2019
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Meet new member and 2019 Silver Medalist Marina Brown

Aug 8, 2019Member Updates

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When first published in 2013, Marina Brown?s debut novel, Land Without Mirrors, won the President?s Gold Medal from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association. Her 2017 second novel, Lisbeth, won another President?s Gold Medal for Literary Fiction from the FAPA, as well as the Silver Medal for Adult Fiction from the Royal Palm Literary Awards.

She has also won prizes for her short stories and poetry in multiple national competitions including the Lorian Hemingway, the Red Hills Review, and two Firsts Places in the Porter Fleming Short Story Contest.

Her 2019 volume of poetry, The Leaf Does Not Believe It Will Fall, was awarded a Silver medal in the 2019 FAPA awards and Finalist in the RPLA.

Brown has published two other books: Walking Alone Together, an Anthem for Caregivers which draws on her 14 years of experience as a hospice nurse and Airport Sketches, vignettes from her time as Writer-in-Residence at the Tallahassee International Airport.

Brown is also a journalist, writing for newspapers, including the Tallahassee Democrat, the Tallahassee Magazine, and three design magazines in Miami. A former professional ballet dancer with Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and American Festival Ballet, Brown continues her love of dance with participation in local tango and flamenco groups. She is also an experienced blue-water sailor, an artist, with one-man shows at FAMU?s Black Archives, the Artport Gallery, the Gadsden Museum and the LeMoyne Museum. She speaks three languages, is a registered nurse, and a cellist.

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