Annual Creative Writing pot luck at the home of writer Les Standiford in Miami.

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Les Standiford is the author of the critically acclaimed Last Train to ParadiseMeet You in Hell,Washington Burning, and The Man Who Invented Christmas, as well as several novels. About his book, Bringing Adam Home, Scott Turow wrote that “This tale of the most significant missing child case since the Lindbergh’s—that of TV host John Walsh’s son Adam and the 25 year search for his killer—is truly terrific. A taut, compelling and often touching book about a long march to justice.” Recipient of the Frank O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, Les Standiford is director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University in Miami, where he lives with his wife and children.