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February 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
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Ekphrastic Poetry Walking Workshop with Laura McDermott

1 day: Saturday, February 25 / 2 – 5 p.m. “Painting is silent poetry. Poetry is eloquent painting.” – Simonides How does art influence a piece of writing? Similarly, how does art influence you as a writer writing that piece? This poetry workshop will examine how someone else’s art can influence one’s own writing based on your interpretation of the art. Every art form is a frontier of energy and discovery for the people who inhabit it within our poems.…

March 2017

All day event.
Monday, March 20, 2017
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Book Discussions: Various Miami Dade Public Library Branches

A minimum of 12 book discussions will take place at public libraries, independent bookstore, Books & Books and MDC campuses. Free books will be distributed to all participants. Educational and promotional materials provided by NEA will accompany the books to serve as springboards for discussion. Please visit www.mdpls.com for more information.…

April 2017

All day event.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Various Locations

Poetry Workshops with Peuo Tuy

Khmer-American author Peuo Tuy will facilitate community poetry workshops with a focus on trauma healing for both high school and college students. She will visit local high school classes, where each student in the workshop will receive a copy of her poetry book, Khmer Girl. She will also speak to several MDC classes about her book and writing process.…

March 2019

All day event.
Friday, March 1, 2019
Various Locations

Book Discussions: Various Miami Dade Public Library Branches

A minimum of 12 book discussions will take place at public libraries, independent bookstore, Books & Books and MDC campuses. Free books will be distributed to all participants. Educational and promotional materials provided by NEA will accompany the books to serve as springboards for discussion. Wednesday, March 06, 2019 / 1:00 PM PINECREST BRANCH, 5835 SW 111 ST., PINECREST. FL 33156 (305-668-4571) Thursday, March 07, 2019 / 10:15 AM MIAMI BEACH REGIONAL, 227 22 ST., …

All day event.
Friday, March 8, 2019
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Poetry Workshops with High School Students

Award-winning poets Joy Harjo and Natalie Diaz will facilitate community poetry workshops for local high school students. They will each visit separate local high school classes, where each student in the workshop will receive a copy of either Joy Harjo’s How We Became Human or Natalie Diaz’s When My Brother Was an Aztec.…

March 2020

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Your Story Matters

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.…

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