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November 2017
Friday, November 17 @ 10:00 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Liniers

Ever wonder what your favorite toys are up to after lights out? Well, all kinds of adventures of course! Explore the secret life of toys in Good Night, Planet. RSVP Here!

Liniers

Friday, November 17 @ 11:00 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Matt Holm

Sunny is not having the best summer and the start of middle school is just around the corner. But she’s got her best friend and a mysterious new neighbor on her side, so she’s determined to see things sunny-side up in Swing It, Sunny. RSVP Here!

Matt Holm

Friday, November 17 @ 12:00 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Kim Dwinell

It’s summertime. And that means sun, friends and surfing—until a swim through an underwater cave leads to ghosts and pirates! Get to the bottom of a spooky mystery in Surfside Girls. RSVP Here!

Kim Dwinell

Saturday, November 18 @ 10:00 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Poets Who Write Toward Freedom

Poet Gustavo Adolfo Aybar explores baseball in his poetry collection, We Seek Asylum, as an allegorical meditation on the battle for the soul of the Dominican Republic. Actor, writer, and poet Yrsa Daley-Ward’s collection, bone, details her experiences as a first-generation black British woman working through abuse, vulnerability, and redemption. Poet and performer Aja Monet’s My Mother Was A Freedom Fighter is an ode to mothers, daughters, sisters tackling gentrification, genocide, and grief. In Everyone Knows I Am A Haunting,…

Saturday, November 18 @ 11:30 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Celebrating the 2016 National Poetry Series Winners with Founder Dan Halpern

The National Poetry Series was established in 1978 to recognize and promote excellence in contemporary poetry by ensuring the publication of five books of poetry annually through participating publishers. In addition, the National Poetry Series has partnered with Miami Book Fair to award the Paz Prize in Poetry and bilingual publication for a book of poems written in Spanish. This event gathers the six winners of the 2016 prizes: William Brewer, Chelsea Dingman, Sasha Pimentel, sam sax, Jeffrey Schultz, and…

Saturday, November 18 @ 1:00 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees and Finalists in Poetry

Frank Bidart's latest collection, Half-light: Collected Poems 1965–2016, encompasses all of Bidart’s previous books, and also includes a new collection, Thirst.  Mai Der Vang’s Afterland recounts with devastating detail the Hmong exodus from Laos and the fate of thousands of refugees seeking asylum. Chen Chen’s When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities investigates inherited forms of love and family—all from Asian American, immigrant, and queer perspectives. Leslie Harrison’s The Book of Endings try to make…

Saturday, November 18 @ 2:30 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Reading Queer Presents: Four Groundbreaking Queer Poets

Chen Chen’s poetry collection, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, winner of the 2016 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, investigates inherited forms of love and family—all from Asian American, immigrant, and queer perspectives. Danez Smith’s Don’t Call Us Dead is an astonishing collection of poetry, one that confronts America— where every day is too often a funeral and not often enough a miracle. Harvard English professor Stephen Burt (who also goes by Steph…

Saturday, November 18 @ 4:00 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Writing the Unanswerable: Poets on the Body’s Journey

C.M. Clark documents a dystopian journey along the fabled Silk Road in The Five Snouts that is at once alien, mesmerizing, and familiar. In Maria Sings, Catherine Esposito Prescott follows the main character through cancer treatment, raising questions of femininity and the desire to heal. Rudi Goblen’s A Bag of Halos and Horns is inspired by love, family, and mass transit to reach toward honesty and hope. In Meet Me Here at Dawn, Sophie Klahr careens from hunger to hunger,…

Sunday, November 19 @ 10:00 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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The Poetry of Time and Place

Four working poets draw inspiration from specific landscapes: Jim Daniels’ Rowing Inland takes readers back to the Metro Detroit of his youth and then accelerates toward the future. Michael Hettich maps out worlds of surprising unpredictability in memory of The Frozen Harbor. In Red Deer, Anne Marie Macari explores the prehistoric caves of France and Spain, communing with the lives and art of those who once inhabited them. Patrick Rosal examines race in America and explores the possibilities and limitations…

Sunday, November 19 @ 11:30 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Not Yo’ Mama’s Poetry: Three Fierce Feminist Poets

Denise Duhamel takes on celebrity, sex, reproduction, and religion in her new poetry collection, Scald. In Magdalene, Marie Howe imagines the biblical figure of Mary Magdalene as spiritual, sensual, and searching for meaning in a contemporary landscape. Patricia Smith’s volume, Incendiary Art, confronts the role of witness regarding tyrannies against the black male body and the tenacious grief of mothers.

Sunday, November 19 @ 12:30 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Victor Hernandez Cruz on Beneath the Spanish

Victor Hernandez Cruz—two time World Heavyweight Poetry Champion—presents his latest collection, Beneath the Spanish, which tracks the way that languages intersect and inform each other, and how language and music shapes experience. Sponsored by:

Sunday, November 19 @ 1:30 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Tongo Eisen-Martin: A Reading and Conversation

Tongo Eisen-Martin is a revolutionary poet influenced by poets such as Gil Scott-Heron, Allen Ginsberg, and Audre Lorde. In Heaven is All Goodbyes, politics, surrealism, and spiritualism converge with gangsterism, revolution, and perseverance in poems addressing state violence, police brutality, the prison industrial-complex, as experienced by African Americans throughout history. In conversation with author and journalist Kathie Klarreich.

Sunday, November 19 @ 2:30 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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ReadCaribbean presents Poets from Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad

Shara McCallum’s fifth poetry book, Madwoman, explores the world of relationships, race, and colonialism through the lens of her Jamaican womanhood. Canouan Suite and Other Pieces reflects Philip Nanton’s storytelling humor, setting text in creative tension with Caribbean artwork. In Voices Carry, Mervyn Taylor presents poems that travelers unpack like suitcases from Pakistan, Haiti, Jamaica, and Trinidad, far from what used to be home. ReadCaribbean programs created in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Ayiti Images, Consulat Général de France à Miami,…

Sunday, November 19 @ 4:00 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Women to Watch: Award-Winning Poetry Debuts

Safia Elhillo’s The January Children mythologizes family histories until they break open, using them to explore aspects of Sudan’s history of colonial occupation, dictatorship, and diaspora. Magic City Gospel by Ashley M. Jones is a love song to Birmingham that takes readers on an historical, geographical, cultural, and personal journey through Alabama. In A Lesser Love, E. J. Koh’s poetry is born from the pain of immigrant parents, becoming an inheritor of Korea’s violent history. In Simulacra, Airea D. Matthews…

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