An Evening with Russell Persson

Please join us for an evening with Reno local, Russell Persson to celebrate and debut his new book, The Way of Florida, on Thursday, September 28, at 7 pm. 

The Way of Florida


About the book: Relentless, urgent and above all musical, this expertly crafted debut novel recasts the tragic story of the failed Narvaez expedition - a calamitous attempt to establish Spanish colonies along the Gulf Coast - in bracing, beautiful language. A timely narrative of botched colonialism, The Way of Florida radically reimagines the parameters and responsibilities of the historical novel.

About the author: Russell Persson lives in Reno, Nevada. His work has appeared in The Quarterly, Unsaid Magazine and 3: AM Magazine. He is the 2014 recipient of Unsaid's Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Award for Fiction in the Face of Adversity.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
121 California Ave
Reno, NV 89509