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."
Destination Tampa Bay
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.
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.
editor in chief, 2015 -2019
Content and line editing for online e-publisher of romance books. 2009-2011