Author reading and signing of The Big Truck That Went By How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster 4/2/14

Author reading and signing of The Big Truck That Went By How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster
Wednesday, 04/02/2014 – 08:00 pm – 09:00 pm
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265 Aragon Ave,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

On Wednesday, April 2, author Jonathan M. Katz will be in Miami to launch the new paperback edition of ‘The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster’ with a reading at Books & Books in Coral Gables.

Published to glowing reviews and winner of multiple awards, ‘The Big Truck That Went By’ is a crucial, timely look at a signal failure of international aid. Katz was the only full-time American news correspondent in Haiti on January 12, 2010, when the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Western Hemisphere struck the island nation. More than half of American adults gave money for Haiti, part of a global response totaling $16.3 billion in pledges. But four years later the effort has foundered. Its most important promises-to rebuild safer cities, alleviate severe poverty, and strengthen Haiti to face future disasters-remain unfulfilled. How did so much generosity amount to so little? What went wrong? In what a Miami Herald Op-Ed called “the most important written work to emerge from the rubble,” Katz follows the money to uncover startling truths about how good intentions go wrong, and what can be done to make aid “smarter.” Reporting alongside Bill Clinton, Wyclef Jean, Sean Penn, and Haiti’s leaders and people, ‘The Big Truck That Went By’ is a complex, darkly funny, and unexpected portrait of one of the world’s most fascinating countries.

Wed. April 2 at 8 p.m.
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables FL, 33134
Free to the public
Signing to follow

PAMM Art Storytime 3/22/14

PAMM Art Storytime
Saturday, 03/22/2014 – 01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
story-timePérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $7-$10 plus museum admission

Every fourth Saturday at 1pm, 3-5 year-olds (and their caregivers) build on foundations of literacy with an in-gallery story reading followed by a related art activity at PAMM’s Knight Education Center. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

PAMM members: $7 per child
Non-members: $10 per child
Plus general museum admission

Space is limited. Pre-registration required to mvickles@pamm.org / 786 354 5641

Photo by Juan E. Cabrera

Join Local Author and Child Sex Abuse Survivor Julie Marie Mansfield For Her Catalyst Series and Book signing of Maybe God Was Busy at Books and Books 03/05/14

Join Local Author and Child Sex Abuse Survivor Julie Marie Mansfield For Her Catalyst Series and Book signing of “Maybe God Was Busy” at Books and Books
Wednesday, 03/05/2014 – 06:30 pm – 08:00 pm
Books-and-BooksBooks and Books
265 Aragon Ave,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Author and advocate in the war against childhood sex abuse (CSA), Julie Marie Mansfield will be conducting her Catalyst Series/Book signing of her debut book ‘Maybe God Was Busy,’ 6:30pm, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Books and Books (265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134.) Mansfield’s goal is to raise awareness and create a platform to foster dialogue and healing for those affected by CSA. According to Crimes Against Children Research Center 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse. As alarming as these numbers are, they could be drastically higher as it is widely accepted that only one out of every 10 cases of CSA is reported. Jamaican-born Mansfield is committed to sharing her story, especially as the nation gets ready to commemorate National Sexual Abuse Awareness Month (April), and is hoping that in telling her story others will be encouraged to tell their own. She also hopes that people will see the face and human side of the ravages of CSA as oppose to just the statistics that are given when one speaks about CSA.

Event Details

WHO: Author and Child Sexual Abuse Survivor Julie Marie Mansfield
WHAT: Catalyst Series on Child Sex Abuse/Healing and Book signing for ‘Maybe God Was Busy’

WHEN: Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 6:30pm
WHERE: Books and Books located at 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Mansfield is available for interviews and appearances. For booking presentations, media appearances, interviews, speaking engagements and/or book signings please contact Lorraine Rentz at (954) 764-5038.

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For more information about Julie Marie Mansfield please visit www.givemedignity.org

The Big Read, for Kids! 4/5/2014

The Big Read, for Kids!
Saturday, 04/05/2014 – 04/05/2014 01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Big-read-for-kidsMiami Children’s Museum
980 Macarthur Causeway,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Kids can join The Big Read, too. At this special StoryArts meet-up, children will learn about Indian culture as they read along with an artist/literacy educator then create artworks inspired by the chosen books, Rangoli: Discovering the Art of Indian Decoration by Anuradha Ananth, Indian Tales: A Barefoot Collection by Shenaaz Nanji and Elephant Dance: A Journey to India by Theresa Heine and Sheila Moxley.
Adults attending with children will receive a free copy of The Namesake.

City Theatre presents City Reads for CityWrights at Books & Books in Coral Gables 3/10/14

City Theatre presents City Reads for CityWrights at Books & Books in Coral Gables
Monday, 03/10/2014 – 07:30 pm –
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265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

City Reads for CityWrights are fun and informal evenings of new play readings, presented by City Theatre and its acting company, that give audiences a first-hand role in the process that scripts go from page to stage. Audiences serve as critic and supporter, or even as an actor, while having a peek at what makes City Theatre a center for fresh, new works.

These evenings are an entertaining way for audiences to help City Theatre find great plays among the hundreds of submissions that the company receives for its annual Summer Shorts Festival. Summer Shorts is America’s Short Play Festival that will take place from June 12 – July 6, 2014 at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, with an incredible line-up of scripts penned by the country’s best writers including City Theatre National Short Play Competition winners.

For more information on City Theatre or the Summer Shorts Festival, contact City Theatre at (305) 755-9401 or visit www.citytheatre.com.

The Summer Shorts Festival is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Major and Board of County Commissioners, with support of the City of Coral Gables, and by the following sponsors: Books & Books, Carnival Foundation, Wille Family Foundation, EPIC Hotel, Sabadell United Bank, WLRN, Aventura Limousine, Citizens Interested in Arts and the Dramatists Guild Fund.

Poetry and Talents Night of Love 2/9/14

Poetry and Talents Night of Love
Sunday, 02/09/2014 – 08:00 pm – 12:00 am
imageMoonchine Bistro
7100 Biscayne blvd,
Miami, Florida 33138
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Cost: $5

Poetry&Talents is a great event where talented local artist such as poets, singers, and comedians come to share their art. We are working hard to bring different talents all the time. We are not limited to language for we sometimes have Spanish, French, creole performers and the beauty is that our audience enjoys them as much as English performers. After all, this is what Miami is all about.
Our stage is open to all talented performers who are interested to share so come experience our great talents in this very cool, sexy, and grown venue for a great time.
If you like different style of poetry, we have it.
If you like different singing voices , we have it.
If you like different comedy types , we have it too.

Author, Holocaust Survivor Makes South Florida Appearance 2/6/4

Author, Holocaust Survivor Makes South Florida Appearance
img129Thursday, 02/06/2014, 06:30 pm-08:00 pm
Books & Books Bal Harbour
9700 Collins Avenue
Bal Harbour, Florida 33154
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Samuel Marder, one of the only remaining Holocaust survivors who lectures about prejudice and its consequences reads from his inspirational book “Devils Among Angels, The Journey From Paradise And Hell To Life,” a unique blend of poetry, fiction and life experience.

“A lifelong artist, Sam Marder has produced yet another work of art-one which inspires hope, invites meaningful introspection, and leaves an indelible mark on both the heart and the mind.”
- Rabbi Brad Hirschfield

A powerful, enigmatic and captivating speaker, this may be Mr. Marder’s last appearance in South Florida. Let Samuel know you’re coming! RSVP to: Michelle Payer, MPC*Michelle Payer Communications. Michelle@mpc-pr.com

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