Ongoing Series

There Will Be Words

Named Orlando’s Best Literary Reading Series by the readers of the Orlando Weekly, There Will Be Words showcases the best writers Florida has to offer, on the second Tuesday of every month at Gallery at Avalon Island. In addition, they also produce limited edition chapbooks every show, where part of the proceeds go towards paying their writers. 

They accept submissions at: http://therewillbewords.submittable.com/

Website: http://therewillbewords.com

More Q than A

Voted Best New Film Series by Orlando Weekly’s Best of Orlando 2016, More Q than A is an ongoing film series collaboration by Joshua David Martin (Uncomfortable Brunch), Kyle Eagle, and Patrick Greene at The Gallery at Avalon Island.

With the gallery’s standing in the Central Florida art community, its fully equipped theater, and passionate curation by film buffs, we’re striving to add another voice and outlet for independent cinema by offering the experience to see unsung classics, as well as contemporary and first run features, in addition to exclusive content, Q and As, and involvement from the filmmakers themselves.

During our first season, we had the chance to interview directors like the legendary Melvin Van Peebles, reflecting on his debut, “Story Of A Three-Day Pass”. Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy Skyped in about his controversial and internationally lauded film, “The Tribe” and Robert Budreau shared some insights into his impressionist biopic on jazz great, Chet Baker, with “Born To Be Blue”. Punk rock legend, Ian MacKaye spoke to us about the aesthetics of his friend and filmmaker, Jem Cohen, when we screened “Counting”.

More Q Than A puts on special events, like the podcast-oriented Third Coast International Audio Festival with Scott Carrier of NPR’s This American Life in participation. Underground legend of surreal and gay cinema, Wakefield Poole, was recently the guest speaker at a special screening of his film, “Bijou”.
In a short time, the series has made a mark and carved out a niche with Central Florida’s cinephile community and its ever-growing tastes and desires for more choices and new experiences.

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