We're off to Grand Cayman this week for the FIU Books & Books International Writers Conference. A. Manette Ansay will be reading at FIU on Thursday the 28th at 8 in the bookstore. Two upcoming workshops will benefit Gulf Stream, FIU's Online Literary Magazine. On Saturday, October 30, from 9-noon, Lynne Barrett will offer a morning of writing about what keeps us up at night: "Haunted: Ghost Stories and the Use of the Uncanny." And then on November 13, same time, I'll be offering a workshop on Flash Fiction. Both workshops will be held in AC! Room 110 on the Biscayne Bay campus (151 St. and the Bay.) Cost is $20 for FIU students and $30 for the general writing public.