Who is Tim Gilmore?

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Tim Gilmore writes about the haunted South.

He’s the creator of and sole writer at www.jaxpsychogeo.com, a project that explores place and catalogues the Southern Gothic at nearly 400 locations in and around Jacksonville, Florida.

Gilmore is the author of a number of books, including the historical novel about the founder of Jacksonville, The Book of Isaiah: A Vision of the Founder of a City, illustrated by his colleague Shep Shepard, and creative nonfiction such as The Devil in the Baptist Church: Bob Gray’s Unholy Trinity, In Search of Eartha White: Storehouse for the People, The Mad Atlas of Virginia King, and Stalking Ottis Toole: A Southern Gothic, which FSCJ Dramaworks’s Ken McCullough directed at the Wilson Center in Spring 2017.

He is the organizer of JaxbyJax, the literary arts festival built on the theme of “Jacksonville Writers Writing Jacksonville.”

Gilmore’s work has appeared in numerous national and Jacksonville area publications ranging from Andrei Condrescu’s Exquisite Corpse to Fiction Fix to Perversion Magazine to Jacksonville’s Folio Weekly. His first stories for Folio appeared in the mid-1990s. He currently writes Folio‘s “E Pluribus Jax” column.

Tim Gilmore has given talks and offered readings at numerous events and venues, ranging widely from the Jacksonville Historical Society (where he’s spoken on the history of murder in Jacksonville, Eartha White, and Virginia King) the Florida Historical Society, ASALH (the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History), various Popular Culture Association and Modern Language Association conferences, the Douglas Anderson Writer’s Festival, and JaxbyJax Literary Arts Festival. When his book In Search of Eartha White, Storehouse for the People appeared in 2014, he gave the keynote address at the Pearls and Cufflinks Fundraiser Gala for the Clara White Mission.

Gilmore teaches Literature and Writing at Florida State College at Jacksonville. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Florida.


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