Turning Adversity into Art
Darlyn Finch Kuhn will illustrate that it’s the difficult moments in life that shape our character, become fuel for self-expression, and ultimately inspire artistic expression in others. Sharing excerpts from her poetry and prose, Kuhn will show the benefits of paying close attention to pain, sharing the universal through the specific, and being vulnerable enough to collaborate with others through ekphrastic art.
Darlyn Finch Kuhn is a poet, short-story writer, and novelist who edits the Scribbles literary e-newsletter, ghostwrites books, and produces short films. Her debut novel, Sewing Holes, won a 2015 Royal Palm Literary Award, and she is working on the film script. In addition to her two poetry collections (Red Wax Rose and Three Houses) her work has appeared in literary journals, newspapers, magazines and online. She works in administration at FSCJ, and teaches journalism at UNF. Together with her husband, the author Brad Kuhn, Darlyn directs the JaxbyJax Literary Arts Festival.