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Follow the Prompts Below, Write About YOUR Miami Life and Send to Us!
It’s That Easy.

Are you over 55? Or have a relative or friend who is over 55? Miami Book Fair is partnering with HistoryMiami Museum to gather life stories told by South Florida elders about their lives in our city for this year’s Big Read program, and we want to hear yours!

To learn more and submit your Miami story, click here. You can also email your story to BigReadStories@gmail.com.

Some questions to guide your Miami story:
(These are just guidelines, so feel free to change them.)

  • How did you or your family get to Miami?
  • When do you feel like a Miamian?
  • What would you miss if you left Miami?
  • What makes Miami, Miami?
  • What do you see for Miami’s future?

Stories will be accepted in English, Spanish, Creole, and other languages.

Click here to submit your story!

If you are interested in working with us to record the Miami Stories of our communities’ elders by creating a school/class project; working with an assisted living facility or community center that serves elders; or in other ways, please email Lissette Mendez at lmendez@mdc.edu.



English, Spanish, Creole
All Year