Best selling author Les Standiford discusses the lure and practice of writing historical narrative and micro-history for modern readers. Standiford is Founding Director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International Unisversity and is the author of 21 books and novels including Last Train to Paradise, Meet You in Hell, and the soon to be filmed The Man Who Invented Christmas. Last Train to Paradise is the “one-read” selection of more than a dozen Public Library systems and his most recent book, Water to the Angeles: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles, was a featured alternate of the History Book Club. Standiford will share excerpts from his work and advice to writers drawn from 3 decades of literary practice.
Book Presentation | The World and My Cuba in the Diario
Wednesday, 11/02/2016 – 07:00 pm –
Books and Books
265 Aragon Ave,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Join us on November 2nd, at 7pm in Books & Books, for a presentation by author Uva de Aragon, on her book “El Mundo y Mi Cuba en el Diario”.
Book Launch . Book Signing
NEW DATE Sunday, 11/13/2016 – 05:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Books and Books
265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Author and speaker Jorge A Barriere-Mendez will present his latest book OUT OF THE WOODS, An Applied Theory of Self at Books & Books in Coral Gables on Sunday, October 9th, 2016 at 5pm.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet this insightful writer and learn about his life’s struggles and how he was able to conquer fears and the tools he used to make a better life for himself.
The Sweatshop A Monthly Writer & Actor Workshop
Saturday, 08/27/2016 – 10:00 am – 01:00 pm
MADE at the Citadel
8325 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33138
Once a month, FilmGate Miami invites you to The Sweatshop; a unique meet-up between writers and actors. We invite writers to submit their screenplays ( only 1-5 pages of YOUR script PLEASE! ) and then actors to do a cold read of the submitted material; segments of shorts and features welcome! Come meet and greet with other actors and writers in the community and find collaborators for your next project as you watch your written work come to life!
Writers, please send us your script in advance so we can print copies!
This event meets the third Saturday of each month, 9:00am at Villain Theater (8325 NE 2nd Ave, Miami FL)All cold reads will be recorded on camera, please bring your own SD card! Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, proceeds benefit FilmGate Interactive. Open submissions and open casting policy enforced. Breakfast, coffee, water and snacks always included!
We’ll see you there!
Artists in Action! talk with Dara Friedman
Saturday, 05/28/2016 – 05/28/2016 03:00 pm – 06:00 pm
117 NE 2nd St,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Proxy Selves: a fast-paced, prompt-driven writing workshop with Girls’ Club writer in residence Jan Becker
“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.”
– Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself”
Proxy Selves is a poetry/creative nonfiction workshop that will explore and give voice to the multitudes of self contained within each writer.
Participants will explore how relationships, politics, setting, time and other factors alter others’ perception of us as individuals, and how projection of self is altered under different circumstances. Participants can expect to produce a series of short poetry/creative nonfiction pieces, gain inspiration for further writing after the workshop concludes, and become more comfortable with developing a drafting process.
Writers of any level are welcome. This generative workshop is designed to silence the inner critic that plagues most writers, and allow access to an uninhibited writing voice–or as Whitman might phrase it, sound a “barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.”
FREE Storytime at Boynton Beach Mall
Saturday, 04/30/2016 – 03:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Boynton Beach Mall
801 N. Congress Ave,
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
Storytime is back at Boynton Beach Mall, Palm Beach County’s one-stop shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Sponsored by Yankee Candle Co., this month’s outing will feature story readings, arts & crafts and special treats. Save the date for upcoming Storytime sessions:
Saturday, July 30
Saturday, September 17
Saturday, December 17
This Woman’s Work
Wednesday, 03/23/2016 – 01:00 pm – 03:00 pm
450 NW 27th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Urgent, Inc. presents the First Annual “This Woman’s Work” Event, Hosted by Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns to Honor Local Women and Heroes throughout South Florida