The Big Read’s Big Knit! Knit for Me, Haiku for You with Mixed Media Artist Carlos Alejandro 2/14/15

The Big Read’s Big Knit! Knit for Me, Haiku for You with Mixed Media Artist Carlos Alejandro
Saturday, 02/14/2015 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
when-the-emperor-was-divine-21MDC Museum of Art + Design, Freedom Tower
600 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Write haikus or very short poems or sentences about “hope” on strips of fabric. Keep a strip for yourself and weave the other one into to the community chain knit by Alejandro to form a chain of collective well-wishing. Participants will learn simple knitting techniques.
Free copies of The Big Read 2015 official title, When the Emperor Was Divine will be given to participants.
Knit for Me, Haiku for You is inspired by 90 Miles: A Project by Carlos Alejandro
Free. Presented in partnership with MOA+D and WAIL (Word And Image Lab)

Date: Saturday, February 14
Time: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Place: MDC Museum of Art + Design, Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami 33132

In all the listings please include this line: All participants will receive a copy of When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka.

Big Read Keynote: Author David Mura on Japanese American Internment During WWII 2/25/15

Big Read Keynote: Author David Mura on Japanese American Internment During WWII
Wednesday, 02/25/2015 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
DavidMura-4Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

David Mura is a writer, memoirist, poet and performance artist who brings a unique perspective to our multi-racial and multi-cultural society. A Sansei or third generation Japanese American, Mura has written two memoirs: Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei, which won a 1991 Josephine Miles Book Award from the Oakland PEN and was listed in the New York Times Notable Books of Year, and Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality and Identity. Mura’s second book of poetry The Colors of Desire, won the Carl Sandburg Literary Award from the Friends of the Chicago Public Library.
Mura’s memoirs, poems essays, plays and performances have won wide critical praise and numerous awards. Their topics range from contemporary Japan to the legacy of the internment camps and the history of Japanese Americans, to critical explorations of an increasingly diverse America.
Date: Wednesday, February 25
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

In all the listings please include this line: All participants will receive a copy of When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka.

The Big Read featuring events inspired by the novel When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka 2/5/15

The Big Read featuring events inspired by the novel When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka
Thursday, 02/05/2015 – 03/05/2015 09:00 am –
when-the-emperor-was-divine-2Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

The time has come again to celebrate one of Miami’s most beloved literary events: The Big Read. Powered by the National Endowment for the Arts, this community shared reading program will feature events inspired by the novel When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka. The Center for Writing and Literature @ Miami Dade College (The Center @ MDC) is kicking off The Big Read.

In When the Emperor Was Divine, Otsuka addresses themes of race, identity, loyalty and patriotism. In her sparse, beautiful prose she quietly reveals the ugly underbelly of being “other” in a country which both embraces and rejects its immigrant self.

All participants will receive a copy of When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka.

Free Reading of Juan C. Sanchez’s Dead By Night at Miami-Dade County Auditorium 1/12/15

Free Reading of Juan C. Sanchez’s Dead By Night at Miami-Dade County Auditorium
Monday, 01/12/2015 – 08:00 pm –
Microsoft Word - Dead by Night_Flyer_B&W_blackboard.docxMiami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
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Cost: Free

Playwright Juan C. Sanchez (Paradise Motel, Property Line) will present a free reading of his latest work Dead By Night in the Miami-Dade County Auditorium’s On Stage Black Box Theater on Monday, January 12 at 8 p.m. A female crime novelist is lured into a warehouse under false pretenses. There, she finds two young, adoring fans ready to battle for her love and attention. Dead By Night is inspired by the intriguingly complex life and work of crime novelist Patricia Highsmith, who wrote Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and others. Actresses Barbara Sloan, Michelle L. Antelo and Andrea Bovino will bring this new script to life, under the direction of Michael Yawney. Sanchez’s plays have been produced in Miami, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and New York.

Jessie Trice Community Health Center 11th Annual Santa’s Workshop Event 12/19/14

Jessie Trice Community Health Center 11th Annual Santa’s Workshop Event
Friday, 12/19/2014 – 12/19/2014 03:00 pm – 05:00 pm
flyerJTCHC Main Center
5361 N. W. 22nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33142
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Cost: Free

Take part in a special celebration as hundreds of children and families get in the holiday spirit. It takes place this Friday, December 19th from 3 – 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public!

There will be bouncy houses, face painting, balloon animals, vendor tables, gift distribution and entertainment!

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Radiografia del idiota iberoamericano 11/21/14

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Radiografia del idiota iberoamericano
Friday, 11/21/2014 – 08:00 pm – 09:00 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster11Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave,
Downtown Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

(Bldg. 1, 1st Floor)
Auditorium, Wolfson Campus (Bldg. 1, 2nd Floor)

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Ultimas noticias del nuevo idiota iberoamericano. 11/21/2014

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Ultimas noticias del nuevo idiota iberoamericano.
Friday, 11/21/2014 – 08:00 pm – 09:00 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster12Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave,
Downtown Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

(Bldg. 1, 2nd Floor)
Journalists Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza and Carlos Alberto Mendoza