Speak Up

Join us online for Speak Up, a teen creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens.

In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing. performance boost literacy and empower youth in Miami through community-based writing activities.

The program is open to all teens in South Florida, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary!

For more information and to apply, visit miamibookfair.com/speakup.

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May 2020

Saturday, May 30 @ 3:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

Speak Up | ONLINE!

Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens. In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing. performance boost literacy and empower youth in Miami through community-based writing activities. The program is open to all teens, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary!…

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Past Events

May 2020

Saturday, May 23 @ 3:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

Speak Up | ONLINE!

Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens. In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing. performance boost literacy and empower youth in Miami through community-based writing activities. The program is open to all teens, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary!…

Saturday, May 16 @ 3:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

Speak Up | ONLINE!

Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens. In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing. performance boost literacy and empower youth in Miami through community-based writing activities. The program is open to all teens, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary!…

Saturday, May 9 @ 3:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

Speak Up | ONLINE!

Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens. In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing. performance boost literacy and empower youth in Miami through community-based writing activities. The program is open to all teens, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary!…

April 2020

Monday, April 20 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop

Join us Speak Up after-school creative writing workshops are taught by nationally-recognized and experienced teaching artists at MDC’s Koubek Center on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. The focus of these workshops is to cultivate the creative writing process in spoken word and performance poetry, from drafting to performance to publishing to slam competitions, to empower participants, equip them for success, and build a lasting literary community in South Florida. For more information and to apply, visit miamibookfair.com/speakup. The main workshop facilitator is Cecily Schuler,…

Monday, April 13 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop

Join us Speak Up after-school creative writing workshops are taught by nationally-recognized and experienced teaching artists at MDC’s Koubek Center on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. The focus of these workshops is to cultivate the creative writing process in spoken word and performance poetry, from drafting to performance to publishing to slam competitions, to empower participants, equip them for success, and build a lasting literary community in South Florida. For more information and to apply, visit miamibookfair.com/speakup. The main workshop facilitator is Cecily Schuler,…

Monday, April 6 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop

In an abundance of caution, following recommendations from the Governor of Florida, Miami Dade College is canceling all cultural events. In line with other cultural institutions and centers, the Miami Book Fair will close/cancel all events until further notice. This decision is made with your comfort and safety in mind and that of our generous patrons, students, and guests. As part of Miami Dade College, Miami Book Fair will continue to closely monitor COVID-19. MDC is coordinating efforts with the appropriate state and local authorities.…

March 2020

Monday, March 30 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop

In an abundance of caution, following recommendations from the Governor of Florida, Miami Dade College is canceling all cultural events. In line with other cultural institutions and centers, the Miami Book Fair will close/cancel all events until further notice. This decision is made with your comfort and safety in mind and that of our generous patrons, students, and guests. As part of Miami Dade College, Miami Book Fair will continue to closely monitor COVID-19. MDC is coordinating efforts with the appropriate state and local authorities.…

Monday, March 16 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop

Join us Speak Up after-school creative writing workshops are taught by nationally-recognized and experienced teaching artists at MDC’s Koubek Center on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. The focus of these workshops is to cultivate the creative writing process in spoken word and performance poetry, from drafting to performance to publishing to slam competitions, to empower participants, equip them for success, and build a lasting literary community in South Florida. For more information and to apply, visit miamibookfair.com/speakup. The main workshop facilitator is Cecily Schuler,…

Saturday, March 14 @ 1:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Telling Our Own Stories: A Making Comics Workshop with Jarod Roselló

In an abundance of caution, following recommendations from the Governor of Florida, Miami Dade College is canceling all cultural events. In line with other cultural institutions and centers, the Miami Book Fair will close/cancel all events until further notice. This decision is made with your comfort and safety in mind and that of our generous patrons, students, and guests. As part of Miami Dade College, Miami Book Fair will continue to closely monitor COVID-19. MDC is coordinating efforts with the appropriate state and local authorities.…

Monday, March 9 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop with Kyandreia Jones

Join us Speak Up after-school creative writing workshops are taught by nationally-recognized and experienced teaching artists at MDC’s Koubek Center on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. The focus of these workshops is to cultivate the creative writing process in spoken word and performance poetry, from drafting to performance to publishing to slam competitions, to empower participants, equip them for success, and build a lasting literary community in South Florida. For more information and to apply, visit miamibookfair.com/speakup. Choose Your Own Adventure: Poetry Edition with Local Author Kyandreia Jones BEWARE and WARNING!…

Monday, March 2 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop

Join us Speak Up after-school creative writing workshops are taught by nationally-recognized and experienced teaching artists at MDC’s Koubek Center on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. The focus of these workshops is to cultivate the creative writing process in spoken word and performance poetry, from drafting to performance to publishing to slam competitions, to empower participants, equip them for success, and build a lasting literary community in South Florida. For more information and to apply, visit miamibookfair.com/speakup. The main workshop facilitator is Cecily Schuler,…

February 2020

Monday, February 24 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop with Aja Monet

Join us Speak Up after-school creative writing workshops are taught by nationally-recognized and experienced teaching artists at MDC’s Koubek Center on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. The focus of these workshops is to cultivate the creative writing process in spoken word and performance poetry, from drafting to performance to publishing to slam competitions, to empower participants, equip them for success, and build a lasting literary community in South Florida. For more information and to apply, visit miamibookfair.com/speakup. Guest Speaker: Aja Monet  …

Monday, February 10 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop with Mahogany L. Browne

Join us Speak Up after-school creative writing workshops are taught by nationally-recognized and experienced teaching artists at MDC’s Koubek Center on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. The focus of these workshops is to cultivate the creative writing process in spoken word and performance poetry, from drafting to performance to publishing to slam competitions, to empower participants, equip them for success, and build a lasting literary community in South Florida. For more information and to apply, visit miamibookfair.com/speakup. Poems to Power,

Monday, February 3 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop

Join us Speak Up after-school creative writing workshops are taught by nationally-recognized and experienced teaching artists at MDC’s Koubek Center on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. The focus of these workshops is to cultivate the creative writing process in spoken word and performance poetry, from drafting to performance to publishing to slam competitions, to empower participants, equip them for success, and build a lasting literary community in South Florida. For more information and to apply, visit miamibookfair.com/speakup. The main workshop facilitator is Cecily Schuler,…

December 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Speak Up! Teen Creative Writing and Performance Program Fall Showcase

This fall, Miami Book Fair launched Speak Up!, an after-school poetry and performance program that supports the artistic, personal, and professional growth of high school students in Miami-Dade County. Each week, our students studied with experienced teaching artists to generate, edit, and perform brand-new work, strengthening their writing and speaking skills with confidence, and forming new friendships along the way. Please join us to celebrate their dedication and hard work this semester at this special one-of-a-kind Fall Showcase. Featured students include: Maria Arango,…

Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Teen Haiku Death Match

The writing and sharing of haiku is a deeply entrenched cultural practice in the poetry slam community, and the participants of the Haiku Death Match have been historically celebrated for their wit and use of well-crafted images. Haiku is a short poetic form popularized by a Japanese poet named Matsuo Bashō. In the early 1670s, Bashō and his students devised an event called “the seashell game”: poets competed head-to-head with their original haiku and a winner was selected by a judge.…

September 2019

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Speak Up: Teen Poetry and Performance Program

Classes begin Wednesday, September 25. By application only. Visit miamibookfair.com/speakup for more information. Speak Up after-school creative writing workshops are taught by nationally-recognized and experienced teaching artists at MDC’s Koubek Center on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The focus of these workshops is to cultivate the creative writing process in spoken word and performance poetry, from drafting to performance to publishing to slam competitions, to empower participants, equip them for success, and build a lasting literary community in South Florida.…

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