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April 2017
Thursday, April 27 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,
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Lip Service presents: Storypalooza! The “On the Road” Edition

Tap into your inner Kerouac and share your true, personal 500-word story of wanderlust, road trips, and relocation. Get feedback from the author/editors of Jitney Books, Miami’s unique micro-publishing company producing original work by local authors. Storypalooza! is Lip Service’s open-mic event, where participants get feedback from Lip Service’s editing pros.

May 2017
Tuesday, May 2 @ 6:00 pm
Biscayne Tavern at YVE Hotel Miami Downtown, 146 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, 33132,
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Welcome to the Miami Writers Institute

Enjoy a complimentary drink at Biscayne Tavern in the lobby of the Yve Hotel as you meet your fellow writing enthusiasts before you all embark on an intensive writing journey over the next few days.

Tuesday, May 2 @ 7:00 pm
Centro Cultural Español, 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL, 33132,
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Presentación de la obra de la escritora española Belén Gopegui como parte del ciclo Crear en femenino

Con la participación de Gema Pérez-Sánchez, profesora de español de la Universidad de Miami “Crear en femenino” busca establecer un espacio para el diálogo y la reflexión sobre la feminidad explorando el trabajo de mujeres diferentes en manifestaciones artísticas diversas. Parte de dos preguntas básicas: ¿Existe la creación en femenino? ¿Cuáles son los ejes asociados a los discursos sobre y de las mujeres? Durante seis meses, el Centro Cultural Español en Miami tratará de indagar esta temática a través de…

Wednesday, May 3 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,
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With a Voice Like That…Developing Voice and Persona in Poems with Adrian Matejka

4-Day Workshop
Wednesday – Saturday, May 3 – 6 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The poet’s ultimate representation on the page is the speaker. Sharon Olds sounds like “Sharon Olds” because of her language choice, syntax, and line breaks. Yusef Komunyakaa’s linguistic swing is identifiable in a room full of poets thanks to his unique understanding of assonance, consonance, and imagery.

Wednesday, May 3 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,
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Ventriloquy in Fiction with Tiphanie Yanique

4-Day Workshops
Wednesday – Saturday, May 3 – 6 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Writers are often told that we must first find our own voice. This well-intentioned advice may be stifling and even misleading for fiction writers.

Wednesday, May 3 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,
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Memoir as Interior Renovation with Brian Turner

4-Day Workshops
Wednesday – Saturday, May 3 – 6 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

In this four-day intensive workshop on memoir, we’ll offer critique and feedback on the memoir you’ve begun, as well as discover ways to expand and explore the work you’ve already created.

Wednesday, May 3 @ 12:30 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,
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Lunch and Faculty Readings with Brit Bennett & Adrian Matejka

The cost of lunch is included for participants registered for at least one Institute workshop. A limited number of lunches will be available for purchase on site that same day.

Wednesday, May 3 @ 2:30 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,
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Desire in Fiction with Brit Bennett

3-Day Workshops
Wednesday – Friday, May 3 – 5 | 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Kurt Vonnegut famously said, “Every character should want something, even if it’s only a glass of water.” At its simplest form, a story is just that: a character who wants something and faces obstacles to getting it. But many stories flag under characters whose desires are muddled or boring or weak.

Wednesday, May 3 @ 2:30 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,
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Plot Is Not A Four-Letter Word – A Story Workshop with Thomas Pierce

3-Day Workshops
Wednesday – Friday, May 3 – 5 | 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Plot is sometimes sneered at by literary fiction writers. A necessary evil, it’s often called. A way to hold the reader’s attention.

Wednesday, May 3 @ 6:30 pm
Gramps, 176 NW 24th Street, Miami, 33127,
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Crafts and Craft: Tiphanie Yanique and Brian Turner

A happy hour conversation series on the writing craft You’ve had an immersive day of writing workshops and readings- you want to keep going but you need a refresh! Enjoy a change of scenery and wind-down with a craft beer as you explore different aspects of writing with our craft talk series.   Mentorship and Canonizing with Tiphanie Yanique Who do you write for? What traditions are you writing alongside? What texts are you writing against? Knowing the answers to…

Wednesday, May 3 @ 8:00 pm
Gramps, 176 NW 24th Street, Miami, 33127,
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A Night with the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35

The National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 program honors young fiction writers at the beginning of their careers. Every year, five National Book Award Finalists select one promising writer each to recognize at the beginning of National Book Awards week in November; each Honoree is under 35 and has published one novel or short story collection. Previous honorees include Valeria Luiselli, Téa Obreht, ZZ Packer, Karen Russell, Merritt Tierce, Claire Vaye Watkins, and Phil Klay. This year, the 5 Under…

Thursday, May 4 @ 12:30 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,
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Lunch and Faculty Readings with Tiphanie Yanique, Brian Turner & Thomas Pierce

The cost of lunch is included for participants registered for at least one Institute workshop. A limited number of lunches will be available for purchase on site that same day.

Thursday, May 4 @ 6:00 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,
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Cómo convertirte en escritor y no morir (ni matar) en el intento, impartido por Rosa Montero

4, 5 y 6 de mayo (Curso de tres clases)
Jueves 4 y viernes 5: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Sábado 6: De 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Writers Institute presenta el taller de escritura creativa Cómo convertirte en escritor y no morir (ni matar) en el intento, impartido por Rosa Montero.

Thursday, May 4 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,
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Crafts and Craft: Brit Bennett and Adrian Matejka

A happy hour conversation series on the writing craft You’ve had an immersive day of writing workshops and readings- you want to keep going but you need a refresh! Enjoy a change of scenery and wind-down with a craft beer as you explore different aspects of writing with our craft talk series. The Masks We Want: Persona Poetry & Its Contemporary Possibilities with Adrian Matejka Persona poetry is one of the earliest styles of poetry. The word persona comes from the Latin…

Thursday, May 4 @ 7:30 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,
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The Publishing Process: An Overview with Literary Agent Jill Marr

1-day publishing seminar
Thursday, May 4 | 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

You’ve finished your novel or completed your nonfiction proposal, so what do you do next? In this workshop we will discuss the process to publication, including how to go about getting an agent, doing the research, and writing a winning query letter for your project.

Friday, May 5 @ 12:30 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,
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Lunch and Craft Talk with Thomas Pierce

The cost of lunch is included for participants registered for at least one Institute workshop. A limited number of lunches will be available for purchase on site that same day. Crafts and Craft: A happy hour conversation series on the writing craft Wind-down and refresh after an immersive day of writing workshops with a craft beer as you explore different aspects of writing with our craft talk series. A Thermodynamic Story with Thomas Pierce Stick a cold spoon in a…

Friday, May 5 @ 6:30 pm
O Cinema (Miami Shores), 9806 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, 33138,
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Books & Cinema: Toussaint Louverture

Ayiti Images, in Partnership with Miami Book Fair’s ReadCaribbean, Launches Books & Cinema with a Special Screening of Toussaint Louverture In collaboration with the Miami Book Fair, Ayiti Images launches a new film series, Books & Cinema with a special screening of the historical biopic, Toussaint Louverture, at 6:30 p.m. on May 5th at O Cinema in Miami Shores. For the past several years, Ayiti Images has been using film as a platform to expose the greater South Florida community…

Saturday, May 6 @ 10:00 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,
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Manuscript Consultations with Literary Agent Jill Marr

Various times, as appointed. | Consultations are limited to 30 people.

Jill Marr is an agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. She graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in English with an emphasis in creative writing and a minor in history. She has a strong Internet and media background and nearly 15 years of publishing experience.

Saturday, May 6 @ 1:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,
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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (May 2017)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Miami Writers Institute Edition Instructor: Aja Monet Miami Book Fair presents First Draft, a series of informal writing events that turn happy hours into great stories. You’re inspired. But you’re also thirsty. Swing by a First Draft event for a drink (the first one’s on the house) and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back!

Saturday, May 6 @ 5:00 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,
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Rosa Montero presenta su nueva novela La carne

La carne es una obra audaz y sorprendente, la más libre y personal de las que ha escrito Rosa Montero. Una intriga emocional que nos habla del paso del tiempo, del miedo a la muerte, del fracaso pero también de la esperanza, de la necesidad de amar y de la gloriosa tiranía del sexo, de la vida entendida como un lance fugaz en el que devorar o ser devorado. Rosa Montero (Madrid, 1951). Periodista y escritora española. Estudió periodismo y…

Thursday, May 11 @ 7:00 pm
Imago Art in Action, 165 Majorca Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, 33134,
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¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con César Segovia.

Una tertulia literaria guiada. Embriaga a tu editor interno y exprésate con libertad. Así es como funciona: te damos un tema, escribes durante diez minutos. Si quieres, compartes con el resto de los participantes. Hacemos una pausa para socializar y para que tomes una copa (¡la primera la invita la casa!). Repetimos la dinámica. Tema: Memoria y olvido: motores de la creación poética César Segovia (Caracas, Venezuela, 1977). Poeta, editor e investigador literario radicado en Miami. Licenciado en Letras por la…

Saturday, May 20 @ 2:00 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,
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Picnic de libros para toda la familia

Una fiesta literaria y cultural para niños y padres en la que los libros son los protagonistas. Mediante un picnic especial, con manteles y canastas llenas de “apetitosos” libros en español publicados por las mejores editoriales, chicos y grandes conocerán obras literarias de calidad y explorarán los territorios de la imaginación. Música, teatro, lectura de cuentos, artes plásticas, juegos y otras sorpresas para estimular el gusto por la lectura y la creatividad y estrechar los lazos de nuestra comunidad multicultural.…

Saturday, May 20 @ 7:30 pm
Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL, 33134,
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Lip Service presents a night of True Stories, Out Loud

Come out for a unique evening of Lip Service’s true, personal storytelling. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll cringe. After party at Books & Books! Lip Service is Miami’s own, homegrown, live, true-storytelling event, dedicated to presenting the smartest, hottest, and most honest stories in South Florida.  

Tuesday, May 23 @ 7:00 pm
Centro Cultural Español, 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL, 33132,
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Presentación del escritor español Alejandro Palomas, ganador del Premio Nacional de Literatura Infantil 2016, quien hablará sobre su obra literaria.

Alejandro Palomas (Barcelona, 1967). Escritor, periodista y traductor español. Es licenciado en Filología inglesa y tiene una maestría en poesía por el New College de California. Ha compaginado su labor periodística con la traducción de importantes autores (Katherine Mansfield, Jack London y Oscar Wilde son algunos de ellos). Ha publicado las novelas El tiempo del corazón (2002), Tanta vida (2007), El secreto de los Hoffman (2008), El alma del mundo (2011), El tiempo que nos une (2011), Una madre (2014,…

Thursday, May 25 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,
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Juan Pablo de la Hoz Vargas presenta su libro Chile gay

El popular periodista chileno Juan Pablo de la Hoz Vargas habla sobre su libro, donde reúne los testimonios de vida de cuarenta hombres chilenos. Presentan: Casandra Badillo-Figueroa y José Ignacio “Chascas” Valenzuela Juan Pablo de la Hoz Vargas. Periodista chileno, licenciado en Liderazgo y coaching y en Comunicación Estratégica. Vicepresidente de @Ciudadanos. En colaboración con Books and Books.

Saturday, May 27 @ 6:00 pm
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Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami,
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Little Haiti Book Festival

Li paj sa a an kreyòl. Miami Book Fair is partnering with Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Inc., to present the Little Haiti Book Festival on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, 2017. This book festival, which features two days of vibrant cultural exposure to writers, booksellers, performers, and more, is part of Miami Book Fair’s ReadCaribbean programming. Become a Vendor This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex,…

Saturday, May 27 @ 8:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami,
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Haitian Literature: Resilience & Sustenance / Istwa ak enpòtans liv (Lekti ak ekriti) nan peyi nou ak nan vi nou

Authors Marie-Alice Théard and Jean-Claude Exulien will explain how books expand the mind and allow us to create new paths for ourselves, and why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all, particularly Haitian citizens, in their quest for resilience and sustenance. *A presentation in Creole with simultaneous interpretation in English Madam Marie-Alice Théard ak Pwofesè Jean-Claude Exulien pral eksplike kijan liv louvri lespri e pèmèt moun devlope tèt yo, e rezon ki…

Sunday, May 28 @ 12:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami,
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Literati Natif Natal

Authors Pierre-Michel Chéry and Anivince Jean-Baptiste will examine modern Haitian Creole literature, and explore why Haitian Creole is the language of choice for many writers who engage the personal negotiations of culture, history, social reform, identity, and art. The panel will also address the diversity of literary texts in Haitian Creole, and writers’ on-going efforts to reach a broader audience. *A presentation in Creole with simultaneous interpretation in English Anivince Jean-Baptiste ak Pierre-Michel Chéry pral debat sou literati modèn an kreyòl,…

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Literati Natif Natal

Sunday, May 28 @ 2:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami,
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Haiti: Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery / Esklavaj Modèn nan peyi d Ayiti

From underpaid house labor and fieldwork, to child slavery (“restavèk”), to sexual trafficking, authors Fritz Jean and Pierre-Michel Saint-Clair will discuss the economic and emotional aspects of modern slavery in Haiti, share personal stories, and name the price of freeing Haiti’s modern slaves. *A presentation in Creole with simultaneous interpretation in English Keseswa moun k ap travay kay moun pou yon kraze monnen, keseswa peyizan k ap chèche lavi anba solèy cho, keseswa restavèk yo malmennen, keseswa viktim trafik seksyèl,…

Sunday, May 28 @ 2:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami,
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First Draft: Ébauches & Banbòch – A creative writing workshop

In a fun (banbòch!), supportive and professional environment, author Fabienne Josaphat will teach effective writing techniques to allow writers to give voice to stories about their Caribbean-American experience. *In English, French, and Haitian Creole Nan yon kad ki tout alafwa rilaks (banbòch!) e pwofesyonèl, otè Fabienne Josaphat pral moutre teknik ekriti ki pou pèmèt ekriven tout nivo rakonte istwa ak eksperyans yo kòm moun ki soti nan Karayib la. * Nan lang angle, franse, ak kreyòl  

Sunday, May 28 @ 4:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami,
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Race & Identity: The Diaspora Divide / Ras & Idantite: Divizyon nan Dyaspora a

This panel will offer insight on the strained relationship between Caribbean Americans and African Americans in South Florida, as both groups face similar social challenges, and are often pressured to redefine their black identities. Maude Heurtelou and Hervé Fanini-Lemoine will discuss the urgency of solidarity, so that the space between “us” and “them” might finally collapse. *A presentation in Creole with simultaneous interpretation in English Ekriven yo pwal prezante relasyon difisil ki egziste ant imigran ki soti nan Karayib la avèk…

Sunday, May 28 @ 4:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami,
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Kids Writing for Kids + Bookmaking / Rankontre Jèn Ekriven Nou yo

Are you raising a kid author? Bring your child to meet published writers Edwin Bonilla, 7, Kimbriah Alfrenar, 13, and Phanesia Pharel, 17. After a craft talk with the authors, attendees will participate in a short workshop to learn to make books. Mennen timoun yo vin rankontre twa jèn otè ki deja pibliye liv e ki se modèl pou lajenès: Edwin Bonilla (7 an), Kimbriah Alfrenar (13 an), ak Phanesia Pharel (17 an). Apre yon chita-pale avèk otè sa yo,…

Sunday, May 28 @ 4:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami,
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Self-Publishing Strategies for Authors / Estrateji pou Otè ki vle Pibliye poukont yo

Thinking about self-publishing your book? Bito David has the answer to all of your questions! Get the inside scoop on publishing strategies and get to understand the “state of play” in self-publishing today. Ou ta renmen pibliye liv pa ou poukont ou? Bito David gen repons pou tout kesyon ou genyen! Vin aprann sekrè ak estrateji pou pibliye, e kijan sitiyasyon an ye pou otè k ap pibliye liv sèjousi.

Wednesday, May 31 @ 7:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl, 33132,
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Noche de cine argentino

Estacionamiento gratuito La actriz y periodista Adriana Bianco presenta la película argentina El espejo de los otros, de marcos Carnevale, con las actuaciones de Norma Aleandro, Graciela Borges, Oscar Martínez y Pepe Cibrián. El espejo de los otros: Una comedia sobre el amor, la muerte y la ética, según textos medievales y la visión borgiana. Un filme de carácter simbólico. Adriana Bianco (Argentina). Actriz, escritora y periodista que reside en Miami. Graduada de Filosofía y letras, tiene un postgrado en…

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Noche de cine argentino

June 2017
Wednesday, June 7 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,
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Lip Service presents: Storypalooza! The “Summer Vacation” Edition

Pack up the station wagon and tell us your true, personal 500-word story about that summer fling, summer camp, your endless summer—or that summer bummer—just in time for summer vacation ’17. Storypalooza! is Lip Service’s open-mic event, where participants get feedback from Lip Service’s editing pros.

Thursday, June 8 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,
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¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con Luis de la Paz

Una tertulia literaria guiada. Embriaga a tu editor interno y exprésate con libertad. Así es como funciona: te damos un tema, escribes durante diez minutos. Si quieres, compartes con el resto de los participantes. Hacemos una pausa para socializar y para que tomes una copa (¡la primera la invita la casa!). Repetimos la dinámica. Tema: Más allá de la palabra Las palabras son los pasadizos claros y secretos, que conducen a un poema, un relato, un testimonio, una crónica. Luis…

Thursday, June 15 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,
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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (June 2017)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Miami Book Fair presents First Draft, a series of informal writing events that turn happy hours into great stories. You’re inspired. But you’re also thirsty. Swing by a First Draft event for a drink (the first one’s on the house) and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back!

Thursday, June 15 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,
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Encuentro con Claudia Amengual

Una amena conversación con la escritora uruguaya Claudia Amengual, quien dialogará sobre su obra en general y sobre sus libros más recientes: la novela Cartagena y el ensayo Una mirada al periodismo cultural. Claudia Amengual (Montevideo, Uruguay). Estudio edición en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid y en la Universidad Nacional Menéndez Pelayo de Santander. Es columnista regular  de la revista del semanario Búsqueda y ha colaborado con Babelia de El País, en España; Hoja por hoja de Reforma, en México,…

Saturday, June 24 @ 6:00 pm
Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, 225 NE 59th St, Miami, FL, 33137,
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CARIBBEAN: ILLUMINATE! Haiti, Guadeloupe & Martinique

FRENCH – with simultaneous interpretation “Caribbean: Illuminate!” is a series of unflinching, provocative, maybe uncomfortable, but definitely inspiring round tables focused on Caribbean literature and history. Caribbean authors will discuss their work, along with their lived and inherited experiences, in order to illuminate reality and take the audience on a journey through the many chapters of modern Caribbean life/history.

July 2017
Thursday, July 6 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,
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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (July 2017)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Miami Book Fair presents First Draft, a series of informal writing events that turn happy hours into great stories. You’re inspired. But you’re also thirsty. Swing by a First Draft event for a drink (the first one’s on the house) and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back!

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