The Big Read

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Join The Big Read Miami!

March 1 – March 31, 2016

Miami Book Fair celebrates reading with The Big Read, featuring a month of events and activities inspired by Edwidge Danticat’s Brother, I’m Dying, including a photography exhibit by photojournalist Carl Juste, film screenings and Q&A’s with directors, a bilingual theatre performance, author presentations, a Big Night in Little Haiti celebration, happy hour writing events, an open mic and more!

With these Big Read programs, we hope to bring the many stories of Haiti and Haitian-Americans, and various perspectives on immigration, to the people of Miami. We want to build bridges between communities, contributing to mutual understanding, respect and appreciation.

Thank you 
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Want to join The Big Read?
Miami Book Fair will give away copies of Brother, I’m Dying throughout the month. Come to our Big Read events, like us on Facebook or Tweet us, and sign up for our newsletter.

Come to our Big Read events at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, and then check out the neighborhood. Our friends at The New Tropic have put together this super handy guide.

Click here to view a PDF of all 2016 Big Read events.

Past Events

March 2016
Thursday, March 31, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States

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AUTHOR EDWIDGE DANTICAT in Conversation with Americans for Immigrant Justice Executive Director Cheryl Little, Esq.

Edwidge Danticat’s Brother, I’m Dying tells the true story of the author’s uncle and father as they work to build a future for themselves and their families—one brother in Haiti and the other in America.

Saturday, March 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, United States

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STORYPALOOZA: The Big Read Edition

Come out for a storytelling open mic! This is how it works: you have 4 minutes to tell your story in front of a panel of editors from Lip Service...

Thursday, March 24, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books at the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (Out of Place)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Theme: Out of Place Instructor: Vanessa Garcia

Saturday, March 19, 2016 @ 1:30 pm
Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, United States

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LA BELLE VIE: The Good Life

La Belle Vie, film screening and conversation with director, Rachelle Salnave. Ayiti Images launches its Spring 2016 programming during The Big Read.

Friday, March 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States

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Big Read @ Big Night: A FEAST OF WOMEN’S VOICES & BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI

Enjoy a night of literature, music, art, food, culture and fun, as the Miami Book Fair brings the Big Read to Big Night in Little Haiti.

Saturday, March 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
O Cinema
90 NW 29th St, Miami, Fl United States

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STONES IN THE SUN/Wòch Nan Soley

Stones in the Sun, film screening and conversation with director, Patricia Benoit. Ayiti Images launches its Spring 2016 programming during The Big Read.

Friday, March 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States

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Miami: One City, Two Homes: PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

Featuring the photography of Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Carl Juste, Miami documentary photographer Woosler Imhotep Delisfort.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

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Ernesto Ochoa presenta su novela BALSEROS

Ganadora del premio Letras de Oro, principal galardón de literatura en idioma español de Estados Unidos, fue la primera novela que trató el tema del éxodo de cubanos en frágiles embarcaciones con destino a la Florida.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

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PAPELES by Hector Pino and Brad Beckman

Prometeo Theatre presents the short, bilingual play, Papeles Two travelers are detained by customs at an international airport in this satirical take on immigration, profiling and identity.

Thursday, March 3, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

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Haiti’s Earthquake & Its Aftermath: A CONVERSATION WITH JONATHAN KATZ

Jonathan M. Katz was the only full-time American news correspondent in Haiti on January 12, 2010, when the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Western Hemisphere struck the island nation.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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The Big Read: BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Book discussions will take place at Miami-Dade public libraries, independent bookstore Books & Books, and MDC campuses.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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Miami Writers/MIAMI SCHOOLS

Local Haitian authors Rebecca Demas, M.J. Fievre, and Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel lead creative writing workshops with high school students.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States

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SYMBOLS OF FREEDOM: The Power of Revolution

Presented by the City of Miami, Little Haiti Cultural Complex in Collaboration with Lobey Art &Travel and Future Roots Collective.

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