Guest Speaker & Lecturer
Preston L. Allen, author of the novel, Every Boy Should Have A Man, is a recipient of a State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship and a winner of the Sonja H. Stone Prize in Fiction for his collection of stories Churchboys and Other Sinners. His work has appeared in numerous literary anthologies and journals including Las Vegas Noir, Miami Noir, the Seattle Review, Drum Voices, and Black Renaissance Noire. His novels, All or Nothing and Jesus Boy, have received rave reviews from the Feminist Review, the Chicago Tribune, and O, the Oprah Magazine. The New York Times has called him “a cartographer of autodegradation,” and places his work on a continuum with that of Dostoyevsky, William S. Burroughs, and Charles Bukowski. The creator and host of Accents: A Poetry Jam, Preston L. Allen is associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Miami Dade College.