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April 2019

Monday, April 22 @ 8:00 pm
Centro Cultural Español
1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Noche de poesía con Lilliam Moro y Emilio de Armas

En saludo al Día Mundial del Idioma Español la Fundación Cuatrogatos, en colaboración con Feria del Libro de Miami y el Centro Cultural Español de Miami, presenta el lunes 22 de abril de 2019, una noche de poesía con dos destacados autores como invitados: Lilliam Moro y Emilio de Armas. Este evento se inserta en el programa Cervantes en Miami. Lilliam Moro, poeta y novelista, nació en La Habana, en 1946. Perteneció al grupo intelectual de Ediciones El Puente.…

Tuesday, April 23 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

Tómate una copa y escribe mejor: ¡celebremos cuatro años de tertulias compartidas!

Tómate una copa y escribe mejor: ¡celebremos cuatro años de tertulias compartidas! Para celebrar el 4to. aniversario de Tómate una copa y escribe mejor y festejar el Día del Libro, el 23 de abril invitamos a todos los autores que han conducido alguna de estas tertulias de creación literaria para que se sumen a la celebración. El equipo del Programa de Autores Iberoamericanos de la Feria del Libro de Miami asumirá la conducción del evento e invita a los autores y al público general a beber una copa de vino y desatar su creatividad.…

Saturday, April 27 @ 2:00 pm
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States

Read to Learn Books for Free Book Drive – Schoolhouse Rock LIVE!

Actor’s Playhouse will be running a book drive for Read to Learn Books for Free during their special performances of Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! (based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970’s Saturday morning cartoon series)! Saturdays, April 25 – May 23 @ 2 p.m. The Emmy Award-winning 1970’s Saturday morning cartoon series comes to life onstage in Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! This pop culture phenomenon follows Tom, a nerve-wracked schoolteacher, who is extremely worried about his first day of school tomorrow.…

May 2019

Sunday, May 5 @ 11:00 am
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States

2019 Little Haiti Book Festival

Miami Book Fair is partnering with Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Inc., to present the Little Haiti Book Festival on Sunday, May 5, 2019. This book festival, which features vibrant cultural exposure to writers, booksellers, performers, and more, is part of Miami Book Fair’s ReadCaribbean programming. Simultaneous interpretation in English when appropriate. This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59 Ter. Miami,…

Sunday, May 5 @ 11:00 am
Little Haiti Cultural Complex, Caribbean Marketplace
260 N.E. 59 Terrace, Miami, United States

An Island Luminous

An Island Luminous is a site to help readers learn about Haiti’s history. Created by historian Adam M. Silvia and hosted online by Digital Library of the Caribbean, An Island Luminous combines rare books, manuscripts, and photos scanned by archives and libraries in Haiti and the United States with commentary by over one hundred (100) authors from universities around the world. (all day event)…

Sunday, May 5 @ 11:00 am
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States

Children’s Activities at the 2019 Little Haiti Book Festival: Timoun, Vin Danse!

Bring the Children for a Series of Interactive Cultural Activities This year’s inclusive program features a mix of Haitian and other Caribbean artists who share a strong African cultural influence, and the drum becomes the focal element that allows us to create a cultural bridge between Haiti and its Caribbean neighbors. Storytelling. Dance. Music. Visual arts. Through stories, movement, colors, and sound, our little ones will explore traditional Haitian customs in a fun and interactive way. Storytelling for Children 12 p.m.…

Sunday, May 5 @ 11:00 am
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Auditorium
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Georges Corvington: Port-au-Prince, My Unique and Only Love

Georges Corvington: Port-au-Prince, my Unique and Only love is a documentary about Haitian Historian Georges Corvington, best known for his seven-volume work on the history of Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince, entitled Port-au-Prince Over the Years, which was published from 1970 to 1992. Corvington’s one passion: Port-au-Prince. He patiently tried to decode the city’s DNA and to recreate its urban genome. Buried under the rubble for hours after the January 12, 2010 earthquake, Georges Corvington came out alive,…

Sunday, May 5 @ 11:00 am
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Community Room
260 N.E. 59 Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

On the Page and On the Stage (Storytelling workshop)

Haiti is known for its spellbinding storytelling traditions, with mesmerized crowds gathering around dynamic “conteurs” to listen to well-paced, unforgettable tales anchored in the country’s rich history and culture. You can become a skilled storyteller, too! In this workshop, professional storyteller Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis and well-established writer Fabienne Josaphat will teach (and demonstrate step-by-step) a series of practical tips for crafting entertaining Haitian stories on the page and adapt these same stories to a live audience; then, they’ll make a 180o turn to teach you how to adapt traditional,…

Sunday, May 5 @ 12:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States

Storytelling with Edwidge Danticat

My Mommy Medicine is a picture book about the comfort and love a mama offers when her child isn’t feeling well. Award-winning memoirist Edwidge Danticat’s rich and lyrical text envelops the reader in the security of a mother’s love, and debut artist Shannon Wright’s vibrant art infuses the story with even more warmth.…

Sunday, May 5 @ 12:30 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States

Storytelling with Tamara B. Rodriguez

Hair to the Queen! is a compassionate picture book that allows parents to engage with their children in a light-hearted discussusion about cancer. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, author Tamara B. Rodriguez wanted to talk about the disease with her two young daughters, but struggled to find the right words. Tamara wrote Hair to the Queen! to help families start the conversation.…

Sunday, May 5 @ 1:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Auditorium
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

A Proverbial Education

A unique form of folklore, primarily oral in tradition, proverbs are expressions of wisdom passed down from generation to generation to impart common sense and valuable life lessons. Present in nearly every part of the globe, they constitute a powerful tool for educating a community on how to avoid mistakes of the past. Mgr. Pierre Andre Pierre, Prof. Max Manigat, and Dr. Emeline Alexis Schultz will discuss the importance of proverbial education in maintaining harmony in personal,…

Sunday, May 5 @ 1:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance
225 NE 59th Street, Miami, FL 33137 United States

WORD Workshop for Teens

Writer and journalist Ebonie Ledbetter will lead a writing workshop for teenagers on the complex issues of identity and belonging. The students will learn elements of fiction and creative nonfiction to create pieces that are meant to be performed, heard, and experienced. They will learn how writing can be a tool for empowerment—giving voice to the voiceless who might otherwise be afraid to speak up or have been silenced in the face of discrimination and injustice. Focusing their writing on the Self,…

Sunday, May 5 @ 2:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Community Room
260 N.E. 59 Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

From the Insiders (Publishing workshop)

Writing for children? Learn children’s publishing tips FROM THE INSIDERS. This workshop is designed for aspiring writers and illustrators of Caribbean children’s picture books, but also for librarians, educators, parents and grandparents, and anyone simply with an interest in children’s picture books. The professionals at EducaVision will give you a comprehensive look at how the children’s book publishing industry works. You will gain understanding of all processes associated with producing, submitting, and selling a trade book. If you’re wondering how to write and illustrate a gripping and memorable picture book,…

Sunday, May 5 @ 2:30 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Auditorium
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Perspectives on Vaudou Religion in Haiti

In Haiti, a wide array of religious groups coexist in harmony. Amongst all these religions, Vaudou carries the most notoriety, and has been instrumental in shaping Haitian culture. Vaudou guided the Haitian people through 300 years of slavery, and played an important role in the revolution that followed the Bwa Kayiman ceremony. Today, Vaudou  preserves the deep connection that exists between present-day Haiti and various African cultures. Dr. Jean Fils-Aimé, Prof. Jean-Claude Exulien, and Ms. Leonie Hermantin will discuss how Vaudou shaped Haitian society,…

Sunday, May 5 @ 3:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance
225 NE 59th Street, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Reading Toolbox for Parents

Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis, an expert in children and parent literacy, will teach parents how to engage in a routine of book sharing with their children, from birth to age 8, to foster healthy brain development, healthy relationships, a love for reading, and the literacy skills essential to school success. In this workshop, parents will learn specific hands-on strategies to bring language to life for children through proven developmentally appropriate activities. They will walk away with a “toolbox” of activity ideas and literacy games to use with their child.…

Sunday, May 5 @ 3:30 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Community Room
260 N.E. 59 Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Getting through the Gates (Publishing workshop)

Ready to publish? Agents are the gatekeepers of the publishing world. Come meet prestigious literary agent Melissa Danaczko, who has developed and edited books that became New York Times bestsellers. Learn about agents and publishing options, query letters and synopses, and everything in between.  If you take your potential author career seriously, come meet Melissa to learn a success mindset and the best practices for putting together a professional submission package. (in English)…

Sunday, May 5 @ 3:30 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States

Storytelling with Stichiz

In Tu Es Belle: You Are Beautiful: Abby’s Great Day, when kids make her feel bad about herself, Abby finds it hard to see her true beauty. However, with the help of Gifted Nate, all of that changes. Canadian-born to Haitian parents, author Stichiz is a radio personality, an international award-winning entertainer, an artist on the rise, and a community champion.…

Sunday, May 5 @ 4:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Auditorium
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Call to Action: Restavèk! Child Slavery in Haiti

They come from every part of Haiti. Most of them leave rural areas in pursuit of a better life in the city. They are called many names: Restavèk, bòn (maid), domestik (domestic servant), gason lakou (janitor), but in most parts of the world, they would be considered child-slaves. Prof. Claudy Delne, Dr. Goldsmith Dorval, and Ms. Gepsie Metellus will discuss the plight of the many Haitian child-slaves living and working in substandard conditions, and the economic and societal factors that lead parents to give up the responsibility of raising their children,…

Sunday, May 5 @ 4:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States

Storytelling with Marie K. Theodore-Pharel

Marie K. Theodore-Pharel was born in Port-au-Prince Haiti, and currently lives in Homestead, Florida with her children and husband. Her children’s books include Beauty Walks in Nature (2010), Songs from a Tower (2009), Keeper of the Sky (2007), One More Daughter, America (2006), Daughter of the House (2005), A Fish Called Tanga (2003), and I’ll Fly Away (1999).…

Wednesday, May 8 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Craft & Voice: Poetry Workshop with Ilya Kaminsky

Registration closed. Waitlist only. Email mcanciob@mdc.edu to add your name to the list. 4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 8 – 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In this class, we will talk about poems from around the world and also discuss your own work. Everyone will receive a line-by-line reading of their poetry. The details, images and sounds, the aspects of line, line-break, metaphor, and other tools of our craft will be discussed in depth.…

Wednesday, May 8 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Experimental Writing for Non-Experimental Writers with Porochista Khakpour

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 8 – 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. What does it mean for writing to be experimental? The great writer Margaret Atwood defines it as writing “that sets up certain rules for itself . . . while subverting the conventions according to which readers have understood what constitutes a proper work of literature.” In making its own rules, a lot of the old rules have to be tossed out, of course, and so this workshop provides a few examples of the most innovative,…

Wednesday, May 8 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Screenwriting Inside Out with Julia Solomonoff

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 8 – 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This workshop focuses on character-driven storytelling, going beyond plot formulas and binary morals.  A study of contemporary screenplays and films with complex protagonists and challenging relationships (character introduction, intimate moments, dramatic tension, the “necessary and unavoidable” obstacle, exploring theme and story, subtext and text) Format: A healthy mix of lecture and workshop, viewing clips, analyzing scenes from screenplays, and creating a scene with dramatic tension.…

Wednesday, May 8 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Wildness and Carefulness of Writing a Novel with Moriel Rothman-Zecher

3-Day Workshop Wednesday – Friday, May 8 – 10 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In order to create a new universe — i.e., a novel — a writer needs a sense of recklessness, boldness, imagination, and wildness. But in order to tame this universe, to sharpen its logics, and to make enough sense out of its rhythms to tell a compelling story, a writer needs discipline, methodology, grit, and carefulness. In this workshop, we will explore the contradictory and complementary ideas of wildness and carefulness in novel writing,…

Wednesday, May 8 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

What We Remember: A Workshop on Character and Memory in Fiction with Angela Flournoy

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 8 – 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Embedded in the stories we write are numerous smaller stories–the ones characters tell themselves about the lives they’ve led and the people they’ve known, which combine to give us a fuller sense of characters and their concerns. We will examine memory as a vital tool for character development, and we will look at the ways that memory can influence nearly every other element of a work of fiction.…

Wednesday, May 8 @ 10:00 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Manuscript Consultations with Melissa Danaczko

Various times, as appointed (Wed., May 8 – Sat., May 11) | Consultations are limited to 30 people. Genre preferences: All Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fiction and Adult Non-Fiction (aside from prescriptive non-fiction, cookbooks, and art/design books). Manuscripts must be a max of 10 double-spaced pages, formatted as follows: Must include a single-spaced, one-page synopsis of your manuscript-in-progress. Formatting: Please submit your sample material double-spaced in Times New Roman 12-pt font, and include page numbers. Include your name and email in the header of each page.…

Wednesday, May 8 @ 12:30 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Wednesday Reader Bundle (lunch + craft talks)

12:30 p.m.: Literary luncheon with readings by Angela Flournoy & Ilya Kaminsky (lunch included) 2:30 p.m.: Craft talk series with Porochista Khakpour & Moriel Rothman-Zecher Continue your immersive experience by hearing nationally renowned authors explore various elements of the craft of creative writing. The Business of Writing: A Craft Talk with Porochista Khakpour In this craft talk, Porochista Khakpour discusses literary citizenship and how to survive your first “serious”…

Wednesday, May 8 @ 6:45 pm
MDC’s Tower Theater
1508 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Film Screening & Discussion with Writer / Director Julia Solomonoff

Nadie nos mira / Nobody’s Watching is a film about the struggle of self-imposed exile; how the pleasures of anonymity and freedom contrast with the pain of loneliness and loss that shapes immigrant experience. Nico, mid 30s, is a young Argentine actor fighting to build a career in the US, without assistance, or connections, never too far from heart-breaking failure, but often blinded by the mirage of immediate success. Followed by a discussion with writer and director Julia Solomonoff. …

Thursday, May 9 @ 12:30 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Thursday Reader Bundle (lunch + craft talks)

12:30 p.m.: Literary luncheon with a reading by Porochista Khakpour (lunch included) 2:30 p.m.: Craft talk series with Angela Flournoy & Ilya Kaminsky Continue your immersive experience by hearing nationally renowned authors explore various elements of the craft of creative writing. On Writing the Group with Angela Flournoy This craft talk will examine the benefits and challenges of working with a large cast of characters in fiction, with a focus on techniques to ensure adequate characterization and depth.…

Thursday, May 9 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (2019 Writers Institute Edition)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Writers Institute Edition Instructor: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (followed by A Night With the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 featuring Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Hanah Lillith Assadi, Akwaeke Emezi, Lydia Kiesling, and Moriel Rothman-Zecher) 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.…

Thursday, May 9 @ 6:00 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Trabajar entre líneas. Un taller de lecto-escritura literaria con Andrés Neuman

Curso de tres clases: 9, 10 y 11 de mayo Jueves 9 y viernes 10: 6:00 p.m. a 9:00 p.m. Sábado 11: de 10:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. Un curso intensivo con un enfoque dinámico, no académico y que pondrá énfasis en los aspectos prácticos a lo largo de tres sesiones: 1- Principios y finales, dedicada al análisis formal de primeras y/o últimas páginas de diversas novelas clásicas; 2-Escribir=reescribir: una sesión dedicada a leer y revisar distintos textos de las personas inscritas,…

Thursday, May 9 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

A Night With the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35

6:30 p.m.  | First Draft: Miami Writers Institute Edition 8 p.m. | A Night with the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Honorees 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.…

Friday, May 10 @ 12:30 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Friday Reader Bundle (lunch + publishing seminar with Melissa Danaczko)

1-Day Publishing Seminar (lunch included) Friday, May 10 | 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. How do you find an agent—and do you even need one? What is the editorial process like? What role does a publisher play in terms of production, sales, marketing, publicity, etc? Do authors need to participate in social media? As an emerging writer, it can be incredibly difficult to navigate this space. With over a decade of publishing experience, Melissa Danaczko will walk you through the process of preparing your manuscripts and query letters;…

Saturday, May 11 @ 5:00 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

El escritor Andrés Neuman presenta su novela Fractura

El autor argentino-español presenta su novela Fractura, en la que se entretejen amor y humor, historia y energía, y la belleza emerge de las cosas rotas. Con esta obra Neuman regresa con fuerza a la narrativa de largo aliento, que lo consagró internacionalmente con El viajero del siglo, y firma su obra mayor. El autor estará en conversación con el escritor chileno José Ignacio “Chascas” Valenzuela. “Me mostró sus cicatrices. Un fino entramado en los antebrazos y la espalda.…

Wednesday, May 15 @ 7:00 pm
Imago Art in Action
165 Majorca Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States

¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con Legna Rodríguez Iglesias

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 el texto 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: El cuento de la poesía   Legna Rodríguez Iglesias (Camagüey, Cuba, 1984) obtuvo el Premio Iberoamericano de Cuentos Julio Cortázar,…

Saturday, May 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Lightbox at Goldman Warehouse
404 NW 26 Street , Miami, 33127 United States

Lip Service Presents a Night of True Stories, Out Loud (May 2019)

Tickets: $20 (scroll down to purchase!) LIP SERVICE: True Stories, Out Loud is the smartest, hottest, and most honest storytelling event in South Florida. A blend of theater, storytelling, and literature, Lip Service features eight true stories presented before a live audience. The stories presented at Lip Service shows are hilarious, heartbreaking, poignant, embarrassing, inspiring—and all true! Please note: Lip Service stories and language may not be appropriate for children. Want to be part of the next show? Send your true,…

Wednesday, May 22 @ 7:30 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

José Raúl Vidal y Franco presenta Lo de Puerto Príncipe: José Martí entre armas, bandidos y traidores.

En conversación con el autor estarán la Dra. Rosa Leonor Whitmarsh, especialista en temas relacionados con la historia y la cultura cubana; Julio M. Shiling, politólogo y escritor, y José Emilio Fernández Cepero, poeta. Lo de Puerto Príncipe: José Martí entre armas, bandidos y traidores es un libro que indaga un suceso histórico que involucra al Héroe Nacional de Cuba: el envío de un cargamento de armas para alentar el ambiente conspirativo en isla contra el colonialismo español.…

June 2019

Wednesday, June 12 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

La poeta cubana Ena Columbié presenta Piedra

En conversación con el editor Waldo Perez Cino. “Piedra es un cuaderno de poesías dividido en tres partes: Yo, Ellos y Ella. Desde sus primeros poemas, la intimidad se trasluce entre los olores que emanan de la memoria, hasta las imágenes que oscilan con sutileza y brutal honestidad. En “Ellos”, los afectos lejanos o perdidos se entrelazan entre rabia y nostalgia. Retratos que acondicionan los versos al dolor inherente a toda pérdida. Te traje conmigo en una foto/ quería escucharte y ver tu rostro./ Ya grité tu nombre sin respuesta……

July 2019

Saturday, July 6 @ 2:00 pm
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States

Read to Learn Books for Free Book Drive – Puss in Boots

Actor’s Playhouse will be running a book drive for Read to Learn Books for Free during their special performances of Puss in Boots (a musical retelling of the classic tale by Charles Perrault)! Saturdays, July 6 – 27, 2019 @ 2 p.m. Everyone’s favorite swashbuckling “Feline in Footwear” shines in this musical retelling of the classic tale by Charles Perrault. Discover how Puss gets his Bodacious Boots and Flashy Fedora, and then join him as he helps the Miller’s youngest son go from rags to riches.…

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