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Clips, Grants, Projects & Publications

Laura Kepner is a freelance writer, former editor-in-chief, and author. Her titles include Images of America, Safety Harbor (Arcadia Publishing, 2022), and A Brief History of Safety Harbor, Florida (co-authored with Warren Firschein, History Press, 2013). She is the former editor-in-chief of Odet, a Florida-based literary journal. 

Laura has scheduled numerous writing and author-themed events, including "Word Birds & Book Nerds" in 2023 and "The Considerate Literate" in 2021. She has organized and facilitated two writing conferences and founded Safety Harbor Writers & Poets, a group to encourage writing, learning, and connecting. Read her current articles in Destination Tampa Bay and Creative Pinellas. 

Creative Loafing Tampa
Fiction Contest 2019:
first place judge's choice for "Comfort."
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Destination Tampa Bay

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Creative Loafing
Grants and Projects

Florida Humanities Council 

  • Scriptwriter for the Florida Stories app - Walking tour for Safety Harbor, FL 2018

City of Safety Harbor Public Art Grants

Creative Pinellas FEAST grant  2013

  • A successful grant competition with community involvement. Grant used to help fun a writers conference.

Writers Conferences

  • Organized two writers conferences: the first was held at the Safety Harbor Library in 2015 and the second was held at the Kapok Events Center in 2017.​

  • Odet Journal
        editor in chief, 2015 -2019
  • Breathless Press

Content and line editing for online e-publisher of romance books. 2009-2011

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