Gina Vivinetto

Gina Vivinetto is an award-winning journalist and fiction writer. She first saw her words in print at age 11 when BMX Plus! published a poem of hers. Since then, her short fiction has appeared in Creative Loafing and the journals New Orleans Review, and Boulevard. Her arts and entertainment pieces have been published in,, Rockrgrl, Washington City Paper, Chicago Sun-Times, Tampa Tribune, and the St. Petersburg Times, among other media outlets. She teaches writing at the University of Tampa.

  • American Monkey, Now on Stage

    By Gina Vivinetto on March 18, 2014 3:28 PM
    American Monkey, Now on Stage

    Writers have been exploring the weird nature of television game shows for as long as the shows have been around. Stephen King’s novel The Running Man—the flick starred Arnold Schwarzenegger—scarily predicted the lengths television producers would go to nab audience attention. The late David Foster Wallace wrote a brilliant short story (“Little Expressionless Animals”) imagining the manipulative mi... Read more...

  • Five Questions with Meredith Myers, The Stand-Up Librarian

    By Gina Vivinetto on February 26, 2014 5:47 PM
    Five Questions with Meredith Myers, The Stand-Up Librarian

    St. Petersburg native Meredith Myers grew up loving her summer visits to the local library so much that a decade ago, after a public relations job in New York ended, she returned to St. Pete and earned a Masters in Library and Information Science degree from USF. Though she hasn’t yet nabbed a library staff position, Myers, also a comedy lover, is making her a name for herself in a unique way: she... Read more...

  • Creative Couples: Volume 6

    By Gina Vivinetto on February 16, 2014 2:34 PM
    Creative Couples: Volume 6
    Creative Couple Vanessa Garcia and Jesse Thelonious Vance.

    Love is in the air this week as ARTICULATE celebrates some of Pinellas County’s many Creative Couples. We continue to enjoy Valentine’s Day weekend by toasting fabulous and inspiring duos in our final installment of the series. Vanessa Garcia +  Jesse Thelonious Vance  What They Do Creatively: Vanessa: I play music as Whirlynn and have been for 10 years while playing in bands on the west coast.... Read more...