Meet Award-Winning “Fly, Fly Away” Author Pamela Bauer Mueller at History Fort Lauderdale 3/23/20

Meet Award-Winning “Fly, Fly Away” Author Pamela Bauer Mueller at History Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 03/23/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale (New River Inn)
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, continues to celebrate Women’s History Month with an exclusive opportunity to meet award-winning “Fly, Fly Away” (Piñata Publishing; ISBN 978-0-9809163-6-2) author Pamela Bauer Mueller on Monday, March 23, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., in The New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue in Downtown Fort Lauderdale). The event is free. Mueller will be sharing passages and signing copies of her newest book that introduces readers to the dramatic, heart-wrenching true story of “Pedro Pan” children.

Pamela Bauer Mueller has a well-deserved reputation for showcasing men and women of significance in American history. Now through impeccable research and expressive writing, she introduces thousands of Pedro Pan children and their families through carefully crafted stories of three-dimensional characters.

“Fly, Fly Away” takes a bold step away from her seven award-winning historical novels. She shares the unforgettable story of how families coped with the loss of their beloved children, how compassionate Americans mobilized a major national campaign to give those children a chance to find happiness, and how the children rushed into independent lifestyles, one trial and error at a time. Mueller weaves together unforgettable tales of loss, resourcefulness and romance, recounted by brave adolescents thrown into a new world of uncertainty and constant culture shock. The result is a compelling story of the Cuban revolution from the point of view of resilient youngsters and families facing setbacks and inspiration.

Mueller’s meticulous research and extensive interviews with people who lived through the Pedro Pan movement also give readers insight into an historic example of America’s generosity as a nation and history of compassionate sharing with neighbors in dire need.

The winner of three Georgia Author of the Year awards, Mueller based “Fly, Fly Away” on meticulous research and extensive interviews with many participants and experts. Historical facts are developed and showcased with creative story-telling and memorable characters.

Entrance to the meet and great is complimentary with an RSVP at Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/HFLMuellerAuthorSigning.

In addition to author signings, the nonprofit History Fort Lauderdale also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their views of history. Also currently on display for Women’s History Month is “Through the Sawgrass: Women Impacting South Florida History,” a photo exhibit. Permanent exhibits include “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale.

For tickets and more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

United Way of Broward County’s Women United to Host Read Across South Florida to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday 2/28/20

United Way of Broward County’s Women United to Host Read Across South Florida to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday
Friday, 02/28/2020 – 08:30 am – 10:30 am
Sunland Park Academy
919 NW 13th Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311
Website
Cost: Free

United Way of Broward County’s Women United, a powerful network of women confronting head-on the most critical issues facing the Broward County community, will host the Read Across South Florida to support the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day on February 28. The event takes place three days before Dr. Seuss’ birthday. During the event, approximately 80 women will read “I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!” to 500 students at Sunland Park Academy and Lauderdale Manors Elementary in Fort Lauderdale. The event will conclude with a classroom activi-ty and each child will receive a brand-new copy of the book for them to build an at-home library.

Female volunteers are needed. Volunteers do not need to be a donor of United Way of Broward County’s Women United to participate.

When:
Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 (3 days before Dr. Seuss’ birthday); 8:30–10:30 a.m.

Where:
Sunland Park Academy
919 NW 13th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

How:
To register, visit unitedwaybroward.org/events/read-across-south-florida.

About United Way of Broward County
United Way of Broward County is a volunteer driven, community-based, non-profit organization servicing Broward County for 80 years. United Way of Broward County fights for the health, educa-tion and financial stability of every person in our community. United Way of Broward County is the catalyst for change and convener of partnerships that unite the hearts, minds, and resources within the Broward community. For more information, visit www.UnitedWayBroward.org.

About United Way of Broward County’s Women United
For over 15 years, United Way of Broward County’s Women United has been leading the charge and inspiring the change here in Broward County. This powerful network of philanthropic women confronts head-on the most critical issues facing the community. They are a diverse group bound together by their belief in each other, to United Way’s mission and to Broward County. For more information, visit www.unitedwaybroward.org/women-united.

Sirena Y Punto 2/28/20

Sirena Y Punto
Friday, 02/28/2020 – 08:00 pm –
Koubek Center, Miami Dade College
2705 SW 3rd ST,
Miami, Florida 33135
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Cost: Free

Koubek Center y la Fundación Cuatrogatos invitan a la presentación del libro Sirena y punto, escrito por Sergio Andricaín y Diego Josué Gontorr, e ilustrado por Manuel Monroy. Con la participación del autor Sergio Andricaín, la editora Ana Laura Delgado (directora de la editorial mexicana El Naranjo) y la profesora y actriz Rosie Inguanzo.

Sobre Sirena y Punto
Andrés es mi mejor amigo. Estudiamos juntos en la misma escuela, en donde a veces, otros niños nos molestan. Pasamos las tardes paseando, dibujando, leyendo e inventado historias. Entre nosotros no hay secretos y por eso el día que me revela su más grande deseo, pongo manos a la obra para ayudarlo a cumplirlo, por imposible que este parezca. Una historia entrañable sobre la complicidad, la solidaridad y la diversidad de género.

Registrarse aquí gratis: http://bit.ly/2vMO5iG.

Speak Up — Free Creative Writing Workshops for Teens 3/2/20

Speak Up — Free Creative Writing Workshops for Teens
Monday, 03/02/2020 – 04:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Koubek Center, Miami Dade College
2705 SW 3rd ST,
Miami, Florida 33135
Website
Cost: Free

Miami Book Fair presents: Speak Up. After-school creative writing workshops are taught by nationally-recognized and experienced teaching artists at Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center every Monday from 4 to 7 p.m., starting February 3 and running through April 27. Each Weekly workshop will focus on one technique or exercise. The teaching artists will offer feedback and support each week. Teens are encouraged to come every week, but each week will function as standalone workshop, so coming to only one, multiple, or all, is perfectly OK.

The focus of these workshops is to cultivate the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing. Goals are to empower teens, equip them for success, and build a lasting community of brilliant young writers in South Florida. Sign up today for one or all of the Speak Up after-school workshops. Walk-ins are welcome, but spots are limited, so we recommend that you sign up early!

The program is open to all teens (ages 13-19) in South Florida, requires no prior experience, and is free of charge as it is free of homework. All students with an interest in creative writing should sign up.

Sign up here: http://bit.ly/speakupmdc

For more information: http://bit.ly/bookspeakup

Meet Audrey Wright Peterman, Writer and Environmentalist, during Her Memoir Book Launch and Signing of “From My Jamaican Gully to the World,” at History Fort Lauderdale 2/4/20

Meet Audrey Wright Peterman, Writer and Environmentalist, during Her Memoir Book Launch and Signing of “From My Jamaican Gully to the World,” at History Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 02/04/2020 – 05:30 pm – 07:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will honor the contributions and creativity of our African American community during its annual Black History Month celebration. This year’s events will include the global launch/book signing of “From My Jamaican Gully to the World,” a memoir, by writer and environmentalist Audrey Wright Peterman on Tuesday, February 4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Living on their sailboat at Cooley’s Marina just west of History Fort Lauderdale, Audrey Peterman and her husband Frank wrote and spoke prolifically for seven years about the environmental challenges and opportunities facing South Florida and the nation. The Petermans have been advocates for the protection of America’s National Parks and publicly-owned lands for more than two decades. They have successfully challenged land managers and successive administrations to do more to include Americans of color as visitors, employees and supporters. In “From My Jamaican Gully to the World,” Peterman writes about the formative influences in the Jamaican countryside that gave her the confidence to continue to work to make change in the environmental sector. Going back to her roots, Peterman delves into “old time” Jamaica in a way that will delight audiences that remember those day and intrigue those for whom they are new. The book is a memoir, a history of the environmental movement from the perspective of a Black leader, and a guide to positively influence our response to the climate crisis. Peterman’s efforts have been recognized with various awards including Environmental Hero Award 2000 from Vice President Al Gore and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Outstanding Citizen Advocate Award from the National Parks Conservation Association, (1998) and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Outdoor Afro, (2017.)

Additionally, History Fort Lauderdale will host a Dillard Center for the Arts’ Advanced Placement (AP) student exhibition and sale. Visitors of all ages are also encouraged to view the new “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” permanent exhibit which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting Caribbean, Latinx and women artists sharing their views of history.

The book signing is free. Entry to the show and sale is included with general admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is always free for members, military and children ages six and under.

To RSVP for the global book launch of Audrey Wright Peterman’s “From My Jamaican Gully to the World,” visit http://bit.ly/AWrightPetermanBook.

For tickets and more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

Leyendo con Mirta Book Club Features Cuban Literature Moderated by Award-winning Author Mirta Ojito 2/25/20, 4/28/20, 6/30/20, 9/29/20, 11/24/20

Leyendo con Mirta Book Club Features Cuban Literature Moderated by Award-winning Author Mirta Ojito
Tuesday, 02/25/2020 – 07:00 pm –
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

Cuban author and award-winning journalist Mirta Ojito is moderating the second year of CasaCuba and Books & Books’ Contemporary Cuban Literature Circle.

The book club, Leyendo con Mirta, is aimed at celebrating Cuban literature and will take place at 7 p.m. on the last Tuesday of February, April, June, September and November at Books & Books in Coral Gables.

Pen Women Writers Club 12/5/19

Pen Women Writers Club
Thursday, 12/05/2019 – 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar
5283 W Atlantic Ave,
Delray Beach, Florida 33428
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Cost: Free

Writers, authors and playwrights who are in the Pen Women Club will attend to the Pen Women event at the Big Apple Shopping Bazaar. Writers will be talking about their books and offering them for sale. It’s all about books and plays.

The Bookaholics Book Swap 11/10/19

The Bookaholics Book Swap
Sunday, 11/10/2019 – 03:00 pm – 05:00 pm
The Auld Dubliner Irish Pub & Kitchen
91 NW 1st Street,
Miami, Florida 33128
Website
Cost: FREE

Simply show up with a (preferably used) book or multiple books of any genre that you really love, and that you are willing to part with, and go home with some new treasures.

All genres of books welcome.

All leftover books will be brought back to the next event.

Co-Host: Roberto Burnett. Long time Miami resident and raconteur, voracious reader, and a treasure of Miami history.

11:11 at 1: Heart Opening Ritual at 1 Hotel South Beach 11/11/19

11:11 at 1: Heart Opening Ritual at 1 Hotel South Beach
Monday, 11/11/2019 – 11/11/2019 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
1 Hotel South Beach
2341 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $33 – $50

Join 1 Hotel South Beach & Moon and Jai for our second annual 11/11 at 1 event. In this beautiful, intimate and heart-opening sunset ritual, we will set our intentions to experience the divine energy of oneness. Oneness with yourself, with the Beloved, with Community, with the Earth, and with the Universe.

11:11 Is considered a Master number, and instantly connects us with the field of unlimited potential, which allows us to receive an abundance of inspiration, insight, creativity, and openness to divine love. The number 1 appears as a direct pillar to Spirit, and is known as the direct gateway to the Divine. When that number is quadrupled, it gives us instant access to Source. Creating intentional rituals on this day pays off in miraculous ways. As we come together in a group to set our intentions on the eve of Full Moon, overlooking the sunset and the ocean, we will amplify the power of the portal with our group energy.

Open up to the possibility of extraordinary new beginnings with the alchemy of a heart opening adaptogenic cacao ceremony, followed by crystal meditation, self-healing techniques and gentle movement. Deeply relax while you are bathed in healing and transformational sound currents. Set your intention with powerful writing prompts and self reflection practice. Walk away inspired and recharged with your heart fully open to magnificent possibilities.

Tickets are $33 in advance & $50 at the door

Limited availability, pre-register early!

White attire encouraged

Participants will receive:
• Your own fully charged crystal
• Piece of Palo Santo – Sacred wood for energetic clearing
• Adaptogenic cacao with take-home cup
• Gem & Bolt cacao mezcal cocktail following the ceremony

*This is a Phone-Free Ritual: In an effort to promote mindfulness and encourage you to fully open your heart to the vibrations of this powerful day, please note that this will be a technology-free event. We will have a photographer present to capture beautiful imagery that we will share with participants after the event, so that you can focus on living in the moment and connecting with yourself and each other.

Performance at MOCA – SOBETH: Erica Dawn Lyle and Midnight Piper Dawn 10/18/19

Performance at MOCA – SOBETH: Erica Dawn Lyle and Midnight Piper Dawn
Friday, 10/18/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

Satellite Beach Blues takes place along the Space Coast of Florida in an unspecified moment in the very near future: a transgender woman living in a cheap hotel on Florida’s Space Coast observes life in the state from the very shores where rising seas are slowly inundating the state. For this appearance at MOCA, Erica Dawn Lyle will be performing an experimental lecture in which she will read from the novel while edited sequences and soundscapes from the film-in-progress play on the big screen behind, offering a dreamlike consideration of gender transition, Florida’s legacies of colonization and real estate speculation, and the magical realist possibilities of transcendence beyond capitalism through queer lived experience. In response to the slow motion environmental collapse of Lyle’s native Florida, collaborator, Midnight Piper Forman, and Lyle (working together collectively under the name, SOBBETH) have for the past three years undertaken an ongoing multi-part exploration of the ruins of the Sunshine State’s post-war 20th century mythology.

South Florida native, Erica Dawn Lyle, is a writer, musician, and curator who lives in New York City. She is the author of On The Lower Frequencies: A Secret History of The City (Soft Skull, 2008), and her writing has appeared in Art in America, Artforum, Frieze, and on NPR’s This American Life. Since 1991, she has edited and self-published the DIY art/crime/punk magazine, SCAM. Her most recent book is Streetopia (Brooklyn, 2015). Currently she plays guitar in the bands, Bikini Kill and AquaShade.

Brickell Avenue Literary Society Invites Book Lovers to Lunch with Award-winning Novelist Jeanette Winterson 10/18/19

Brickell Avenue Literary Society Invites Book Lovers to Lunch with Award-winning Novelist Jeanette Winterson
Friday, 10/18/2019 – 10/18/2019 12:00 pm – 01:30 pm
Temple Israel
137 NE 19th Street,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $50/person $30/young professionals 35 & under

Brickell Avenue Literary Society welcomes South Florida book lovers to experience the vibrant literary club at its upcoming luncheon with famed Author Jeanette Winterson, who will serve as guest of honor and discuss her latest novel, Frankissstein: A Love Story. Longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize, Frankissstein is an audacious love story that weaves together disparate lives into an exploration of transhumanism, artificial intelligence, and queer love. During the upcoming luncheon, members and participants will enjoy an engaging talk by Winterson, along with a signed copy of her book. Non-members are welcome to attend up to two literary events per season and are only required to pay the event fee, which is $50 per person; $30 for young professionals 35 and under. Annual memberships start at $250 for an individual and $95 for young professionals, and are fully tax-deductible. The event will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 18th at Temple Israel, located at 137 NE 19th Street, Miami, FL 33132. www.brickellliterary.org / 786-691-4521

Brickell Avenue Literary Society kicks off season with novelist Salman Rushdie 9/26/19

Brickell Avenue Literary Society kicks off season with novelist Salman Rushdie
Thursday, 09/26/2019 – 12:00 pm – 01:30 pm
Temple Israel
137 NE 19th Street,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: $50; $30/young professionals age 35 and younger

Brickell Avenue Literary Society has been bringing Miami book lovers up close and personal with the world’s most renowned authors for more than three decades. Now celebrating its 31st anniversary, Brickell Avenue Literary Society announces a new season of Lunch with Authors, which will kick off on Thursday, September 26, with award-winning novelist Salman Rushdie, who will speak about his new book, Quichotte, shortlisted for the Booker Prize. The upcoming event will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Temple Israel, located at 137 NE 19th Street, Miami, FL 33132. Brickell Avenue Literary Society’s annual memberships start at $250 for an individual and $95 for young professionals, and are fully tax-deductible. Non-members are welcome to attend up to two literary events per season and are only required to pay the event fee, which is $50 per person; $30 for young professionals 35 and under. For event registration and memberships, visit www.brickellliterary.org. 786-691-4521

Trivia on Tap at The OG Delray 9/18/19

Trivia on Tap at The OG Delray
Monday, 09/18/2019 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The OG Delray
166 SE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444,
delray beach, Florida 33444
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Cost:

Test your knowledge at the Trivia on Tap on Wednesday, September 18 from 8-10 pm! Participants have three chances to win: 1st prize is $25 and their choice of The OG Swag; 2nd prize receives $15; and 3rd place gets $10.

New City Players: City Speaks 9/5/19

New City Players: City Speaks
Thursday, 09/05/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Café Collective
100 N Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

New City Players is bringing the community together for an evening of storytelling, truth speaking and listening. Unfiltered and uncensored, City Speaks allows the people of Fort Lauderdale to speak their minds and be heard. The event will be held from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. and attendees can register to speak at the event by visiting http://www.newcityplayers.org/cityspeaks/

Museum Of Art And Design At MDC Presents The Reading Series To Write Miami: A Reading With John Dufresne 10/30/19

Museum Of Art And Design At MDC Presents The Reading Series To Write Miami: A Reading With John Dufresne
Wednesday, 10/30/2019 – 10/30/2019 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Soya & Pomodoro
120 NE 1st St Miami FL 33132,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

He is the author of six novels: Louisiana Power & Light, Love Warps the Mind a Little (both New York Times’ Notable Books of the Year), Deep in the Shade of Paradise, Requiem, Mass., No Regrets, Coyote, and I Don’t Like Where This Is Going. He also wrote two short story collections: The Way That Water Enters Stone and Johnny Too Bad, as well as three chapbooks. He has two books on writing and creativity: The Lie That Tells a Truth: A Guide to Writing Fiction and Is Life Like This?: A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months. John was a 2012–13 Guggenheim Fellow and teaches in the MFA program at Florida International University in Miami.

Museum Of Art And Design At Mdc Presents The Reading Series To Write Miami: A Reading With P. Scott Cunningham 9/25/19

Museum Of Art And Design At Mdc Presents The Reading Series To Write Miami: A Reading With P. Scott Cunningham
Wednesday, 09/25/2019 – 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Soya & Pomodoro
120 NE 1st St Miami FL 33132,
Miami, Florida 33135
Website
Cost: Free

P. Scott Cunningham lives in Miami and is the director of O, Miami Poetry Festival and the publisher of Jai-Alai Books. He is the author of Ya Te Veo (University of Arkansas Press, 2018), selected by Billy Collins for the Miller Williams Poetry Series. His poems, essays, and translations have appeared in Harvard Review, POETRY, The Awl, A Public Space, RHINO, Los Angeles Review of Books, Tupelo Quarterly, Monocle, and The Guardian. Events and projects of O, Miami have been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, NPR’s Morning Edition, ESPN, and Time, and the organization was named by Fast Company as one of 51 “brilliant urban ideas that are changing America.”

New City Players Lab 7/29/19

New City Players Lab
Monday, 07/29/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Cafe Collective
100 N Federal Highway, #C4-3,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

NCP Lab invites creatives of all kinds for an evening of connection, collaboration, and support. Have a monologue you’re working on? Or a song you wrote? A stand-up set? A poem? Café Collective is proud to be a safe hub for all artists wanting to share and receive feedback from each other. Anyone looking for inspiration and insight is welcome at no charge!

To Write Miami: A Reading With Lynne Barrett 8/28/19

To Write Miami: A Reading With Lynne Barrett
Wednesday, 08/28/2019 – 08/28/2019 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Soya & Pomodoro
120 NE 1st St Miami FL 33132,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Barrett is the award-winning author of three story collections, most recently Magpies, which received the Florida Book Awards gold medal for fiction. Her recent fiction and nonfiction can be found in New Flash Fiction Review, Necessary Fiction, Mystery Tribune, The Miami Rail, The Southern Women’s Review, River Teeth’s Beautiful Things, Fort Lauderdale Magazine, Flash! Writing the Very Short Story, and Just to Watch Them Die: Crime Stories Inspired by the Songs of Johnny Cash. She’s the editor of the forthcoming anthology Making Good Time: True Stories of How We Do, and Don’t, Get Around in South Florida. A recipient of the Edgar Award for best mystery story, Barrett teaches in the MFA program at Florida International University and is editor of The Florida Book Review.

Rudy Pérez firmas de libros 23-24 de julio. 7/23/19

Rudy Pérez firmas de libros 23-24 de julio.
Tuesday, 07/23/2019 – 07/24/2019 06:30 pm – 07:30 pm
Books & Books
9700 Collins Ave,
Bal Harbour, Florida 33154
Website
Cost: FREE

Se ha lanzado Rudy Pérez “The Latin Hit Maker”, escrito con el autor best seller Robert Noland y publicado por Harper Collins. Habrá dos firmas de libros: una en Books & Books en Bal Harbour Shops a las 6:30 PM el 23 de julio y otra en Books & Books en Coral Gables a las 8 PM el 24 de julio.

Por primera vez, la leyenda de la música Rudy Pérez comparte su extraordinario viaje de un niño pobre refugiado en Miami a componer las mejores canciones de éxito en el escenario mundial. Nombrado el compositor latino más exitoso de la historia, Rudy Pérez es el creador de algunos de los discos más vendidos de Beyoncé, Julio Iglesias, Christina Aguilera e Il Divo.

Una lectura obligada para todos los amantes de la música, “The Latin Hit Maker” es una historia genuina de ricos a ricos, llena de inspiración, detalles fascinantes y un poderoso recordatorio de la gracia de Dios y la creatividad transformadora.

Fecha: 23 de julio.
Hora: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Libros y libros
9700 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL 33154
Teléfono: 305-864-4241

También: 24 de julio.
Hora: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Libros y libros
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Teléfono 305-442-4408

Sobre el Autor:

Rudy Pérez es un compositor, productor, arreglista, empresario y filántropo internacional ganador de varios premios Grammy. Ha compuesto más de mil canciones, de las cuales cientos se han convertido en el número 1 o en los diez mejores éxitos. Ha escrito y producido canciones para artistas mundiales como Beyoncé, Julio Iglesias, Christina Aguilera, Il Divo, Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton, Marc Anthony, José Feliciano, Cyndi Lauper, Arturo Sandoval, Andrea Bocelli y muchos más. Rudy es el único productor de discos latino que se llamará el productor de la década de Billboard. Es miembro de la Junta de ASCAP y ha ganado el Compositor del Año al menos cinco veces. Es fundador de los Latin Grammys y del Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame. Él y su esposa Betsy viven en Miami.

Rudy Pérez Book-Signings July 23-24 (See description) 7/23/19

Rudy Pérez Book-Signings July 23-24 (See description)
Tuesday, 07/23/2019 – 07/24/2019 06:30 pm – 07:30 pm
Books & Books
9700 Collins Ave,
Bal Harbour, Florida 33154
Website
Cost: FREE

Rudy Pérez “The Latin Hit Maker,” written with the best selling Author Robert Noland and published by Harper Collins, has launched. There will be 2 Book Signings: one at Books & Books in the Bal Harbour Shops on July 23rd and one at Books & Books in Coral Gables July 24th.

Rudy Pérez is a multi-Grammy-Award winning international songwriter, producer, arranger, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He has composed over a thousand songs with hundreds of them becoming #1’s or top ten hits. For the first time, music legend Rudy Pérez shares his remarkable journey from a poor refugee kid in Miami to composing the greatest hit songs on the world stage. Named the most successful Latin songwriter in history, Rudy Pérez is the creator behind some of the bestselling records of Beyoncé, Julio Iglesias, Christina Aguilera, and Il Divo.

A must-read for every music lover, “The Latin Hit Maker” is a genuine rags-to-riches story filled with inspiration, fascinating details, and a powerful reminder of God’s grace and transforming creativity.

Date: July 23
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Books & Books
9700 Collins Ave Bal Harbour, FL 33154
Phone: 305-864-4241

Date: July 24
Time: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone 305-442-4408

Museum Of Art And Design at MDC Presents The Reading Series To Write Miami: A Reading With Les Standiford 7/31/19

Museum Of Art And Design at MDC Presents The Reading Series To Write Miami: A Reading With Les Standiford
Sunday, 07/31/2019 – 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Soya e Pomodoro
120 NE 1st Street,
Downtown Miami, Florida 32132
Website
Cost: Free

Les Standiford is Founding Director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University in Miami and the author of twenty-two books, including a series of thrillers starring hard-luck South Florida building contractor John Deal.

In Presidential Deal (1998), the First Lady, based loosely on Hillary Clinton, is kidnapped in Miami. (Don’t worry folks, it was all made up.)

He has also written works of history, including Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean, now in its 35th printing, and The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived our Holiday Spirits, which was made into a feature film starring Dan Stevens and Christopher Plummer.

New City Players: The Green Room 6/7/19

New City Players: The Green Room
Friday, 06/07/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Cafe Collective
100 N Federal Highway, #C4-3,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

NCP invites all theatre enthusiasts to the ultimate backstage experience with The Green Room. Attendants will go behind the curtain into the art of acting, followed by open discussion. Café Collective provides the perfect backdrop to sit back and truly enjoy the magical camaraderie that only happens backstage! Admission is free for all.

Museum of Art and Design at MDC Presents: To Write Miami with Legna Rodríguez Iglesias 6/26/19

Museum of Art and Design at MDC Presents: To Write Miami with Legna Rodríguez Iglesias
Wednesday, 06/26/2019 – 07:30 pm –
Soya e Pomodoro
120 NE 1st St,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Born in Camaguey, Cuba, in 1984 Rodríguez Iglesias is the author of Mi novia preferida fue un bulldog francés (My Favorite Girlfriend Is a French Bulldog) (Alfaguara 2017), and works in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, novels, children’s books, and theater. She has won a number of prestigious national and international awards, most recently the Paz Prize for Poetry in 2016 for her collection of poems, Miami Century Fox.

Raw Storytelling 5/9/19

Raw Storytelling
Thursday, 05/09/2019 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Café Collective
100 N Federal Highway, #C4-3,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

Café Collective is bringing the community together to
share, discover and unite through storytelling.
Unfiltered and uncensored, the event will be centered
around the theme: Lies, which allows each
storyteller to share their experiences in a judgment-free space. The event will be held from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. and attendees can register for the event by visiting RAWStorytelling.org.

10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami 5/1/19, 5/2/19, 5/3/19, 5/4/19, 5/5/19, 5/6/19, 5/7/19, 5/8/19, 5/9/19, 5/10/19


10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami
Wednesday, 05/01/2019 – 05/10/2019 08:00 am – 10:00 pm
CIC Miami
1951 NW 7th Ave #600,
Miami, Florida 33136
Website
Cost: Free

10 Days of Connection is a community-led initiative to promote kindness and inclusion in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. From May 1-10, participants are invited to attend connection experiences hosted by more than 100 local organizations, and are challenged to step outside of their comfort zone to forge new connections across lines of difference.

In recent years, people have become increasingly divided across lines of difference. Incidents of hate have increased, and tolerance for differing ideas has decreased. For ten days each year, we challenge the entire community to break down silos and engage in acts of connection, to build empathy, to increase understanding, and to refocus on our shared humanity.

Join in! Our community will be stronger when we all commit to focusing on what unites us instead of what divides us. A full calendar of events is available at http://bit.ly/ConnectionEvents2019.

Join the conversation by following @ConnectMiami on Facebook, @10dofc on Twitter and Instagram, and by using the hashtag #10DaysOfConnection to share your experience. Learn more at.

For more information visit, http://bit.ly/10DaysOfConnection.

Contact:
For additional information and/or questions contact:
Joan Marie Godoy
www.hello@10daysofconnection.org
(786) 327-3634

Museum of Art and Design at MDC Presents: To Write Miami with Patricia Engel 4/24/19

Museum of Art and Design at MDC Presents: To Write Miami with Patricia Engel
Wednesday, 04/24/2019 – 07:30 pm –
Soya e Pomodoro
120 NE 1st St,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College will present To Write Miami, a series of readings by Miami authors that explores the city’s fascinating relationship with literature. The participating author, Patricia Engel won the 2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice and won the International Latino Book Award for “It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris”.

New City Players Lab 3/25/19

New City Players Lab
Monday, 03/25/2019 – 07:15 pm – 09:15 pm
Café Collective
100 N Federal Highway, #C4-3,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

NCP Lab invites creatives of all kinds for an evening of connection, collaboration, and support. Have a monologue you’re working on? Or a song you wrote? A stand up set? A poem? Café Collective is proud to be a safe hub for all artists wanting to share and receive feedback from each other. Anyone looking for inspiration and insight is welcome at no charge!

City Speaks 2/7/19

City Speaks
Thursday, 02/07/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Cafe Collective
100 N Federal Hwy # Cu-4,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

New City Players is bringing the community together for an evening of storytelling, truth speaking and listening. Unfiltered and uncensored, City Speaks allows the people of Fort Lauderdale to speak their minds and be heard. The event will be held from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. and attendees can register to speak at the event by visiting http://www.newcityplayers.org/cityspeaks/

RAW Storytelling: Bad Dates 2/14/19

RAW Storytelling: Bad Dates
Thursday, 02/14/2019 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cafe Collective
100 N Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Café Collective is bringing the community together to share, discover and unite through storytelling. Unfiltered and uncensored, the event will be centered around the theme: Bad Dates, which allows each storyteller to share their experiences in a judgment-free space. Attendees can register for the event by visiting RAWStorytelling.org.

Book Presentation | The Global Edge: Miami in the Twenty-First Century 1/25/19

Book Presentation | The Global Edge: Miami in the Twenty-First Century
Friday, 01/25/2019 – 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
Books and Books
265 Aragon Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

This book by Drs. Alejandro Portes and Ariel Armony traces the history of Miami’s rise and the simultaneous emergence of a highly diverse but contentious ethnic mosaic. The existential threat to the future of the city posed by a rising ocean makes Miami a key case study for the pros and cons of present day, capitalist-led globalization.

The Accidental Captain Book Talk/Performance 1/19/19

The Accidental Captain Book Talk/Performance
Saturday, 01/19/2019 – 06:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Books & Books
11297 S Dixie Highway,
Pinecrest, Florida 33155
Website
Cost: 0.00

Asthmatic, bookish and timid, young Glenn Patron spent his childhood dreaming of a life of adventure like the stories he read in the sanctuary of his bedroom in the suburbs of New York City.
As an adult, bumbling along on the edge of failure, his life begins to change when he marries an adventurous saltwater lady. Rebuilding an abandoned 30’ sloop starts them on a 20 year journey of mishaps and triumphs that challenge his beliefs, goals and identity.
Step aboard and experience white knuckle passages through reefs, stand-up comedy surrounded by nude models and dealing with his sinking sailboat in the North Atlantic.

An Evening with Sharon Salzberg 11/12/18

An Evening with Sharon Salzberg
Monday, 11/12/2018 – 11/12/2018 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Innergy Meditation
1560 Lenox Ave Suite 102,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: 45

Join us for an evening of conversation with meditation pioneer, world-renowned teacher, and NY Times bestselling author Sharon Salzberg.

Presented in collaboration with UMindfulness. Yuru founder and philanthropist Shelly Tygielski and Innergy Mediation’s Chief Chill Officer, Paul Silitsky, will moderate a Q&A with Sharon. We will discuss Sharon’s crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness to Western mainstream culture as well as her latest book, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection. This will be followed by a guided meditation and Meet & Greet book signing with Sharon.

About Sharon:

Sharon Salzberg is a pioneer in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. Sharon is the co- founder of the first western meditation center in the US: The Insight Meditation Society, in Barre, MA. She has authored ten books, including the New York Times bestseller, Real Happiness; her seminal work, Lovingkindness; and her 2017 release, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection. Acclaimed for her down-to-earth teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible. She is a regular columnist for On Being, a contributor to Huffington Post, and the host of her own podcast, The Metta Hour, with over 70 episodes. Learn more at www.sharonsalzberg.com

An Evening With Father Desbois 11/5/18

An Evening With Father Desbois
Monday, 11/05/2018 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
University of Miami Hillel Braman Miller Center
1100 Stanford Drive,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: Community tickets are $20 and $38 (with book). Students are free.

Father Patrick Desbois is a noted Holocaust and genocide researcher whose groundbreaking work exposed systematic Nazi killings in Eastern European villages. His work has been lauded by Pope Francis, and he is the recipient of France’s highest honor, the Légion d’honneur.
Father Desbois will talk about his research, which extends to investigating the genocide of Iraq’s Yazidi minority, and alarming anti-semitism trends in contemporary society.
The Catholic priest is a distinguished author, university professor, historian, forensic detective and world-renowned human-rights activist. He has dedicated his life to fighting the bigotry that fuels the disease of genocide and bridging the divide between faiths. His ongoing work brings closure to the victims and survivors of genocide and calls for legal justice for the perpetrators.

MDPLS Author Series: Seaper Powers Storytime with Kim Cameron 11/29/18

MDPLS Author Series: Seaper Powers Storytime with Kim Cameron
Thursday, 11/29/2018 – 04:00 pm – 05:30 pm
Shenandoah Branch Library
2111 SW 19th Street,
Miami, Florida 33145
Website
Cost: Free

Join award-winning, Miami-based musician and children’s author Kim Cameron for a family-fun storytime event hosted at the Miami-Dade Public Library System, Shenandoah Branch!

Kim Cameron’s Seaper Powers is a whimsical series of illustrated adventure books, perfect for children ages 5-9! Young readers will embark on a magical journey of imagination and ocean adventure, along the way discovering positive messages about self-confidence, friendship, and environmental conservation. Seaper Powers received Honorable Mention in the 2018 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, recognizing outstanding children’s literature.

Head to the Shenandoah Branch Library and join a fantastical cast of sea-critter friends as they uncover buried treasure and solve exciting mysteries! Admission is free and open to adventurers of all ages. Author Kim Cameron will be available for autographs and meet-and-greet, with books available for purchase.

“Seaper Powers is magical and mystical and full of wonderful adventures. It’s a great way to teach children about the ocean and some of the creatures that dwell there and most importantly, about friendship, acceptance and bravery.” —Imaginary Pages, 2018

The AstroTwins at 1 Hotel South Beach 11/11/18

The AstroTwins at 1 Hotel South Beach
Sunday, 11/11/2018 – 11/11/2018 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
1 Rooftop at 1 Hotel South Beach
2341 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

1 Hotel South Beach invites guests to join in a night of fun with superstar professional astrologers, the AstroTwins. On Sunday, November 11th, also known as 11/11 and a mystical day of spiritual awakening and powerful new beginnings, the AstroTwins will host “11/11 at 1,” a night of open-to-the-public activities. The event will begin with an exclusive meet and greet with the AstroTwins, zodiac-inspired cocktails, an astral photobooth, beats by DJ Yissel, and signed copies of The AstroTwins’ 2019 Horoscope Guide – a 500-page book that lays out the foundation for the year ahead. RSVP at 1sbevents@1hotels.com to automatically enter for the chance to win a private reading with the AstroTwins.

MDPLS Author Series: Seaper Powers Storytime with Kim Cameron 11/13/18

MDPLS Author Series: Seaper Powers Storytime with Kim Cameron
Tuesday, 11/13/2018 – 11/13/2018 06:00 pm – 07:30 pm
Miami Springs Branch Library
401 Westward Drive,
Miami Springs, Florida 33166
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Cost: Free

Join award-winning, Miami-based musician and children’s author Kim Cameron for a family-fun storytime event hosted at the Miami-Dade Public Library System, Miami Springs Branch!

Kim Cameron’s Seaper Powers is a whimsical series of illustrated adventure books, perfect for children ages 5-9! Young readers will embark on a magical journey of imagination and ocean adventure, along the way discovering positive messages about self-confidence, friendship, and environmental conservation. The Seaper Powers series received Honorable Mention in the 2018 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, recognizing outstanding children’s literature.

Head to the Miami Springs Branch Library and join a fantastical cast of sea-critter friends as they uncover buried treasure and solve exciting mysteries! Admission is free and open to adventurers of all ages. Author Kim Cameron will be available for autographs and meet-and-greet, with books available for purchase.

“Seaper Powers is magical and mystical and full of wonderful adventures. It’s a great way to teach children about the ocean and some of the creatures that dwell there and most importantly, about friendship, acceptance and bravery.” —Imaginary Pages, 2018

MDPLS Author Series: Seaper Powers Storytime with Kim Cameron 12/15/18

MDPLS Author Series: Seaper Powers Storytime with Kim Cameron
Saturday, 12/15/2018 – 12/15/2018 02:30 pm – 04:00 pm
Coral Gables Branch Library
3443 Segovia Street,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

Join award-winning, Miami-based musician and children’s author Kim Cameron for a family-fun storytime event hosted by the Miami-Dade Public Library System, Coral Gables branch!

Kim Cameron’s Seaper Powers is a whimsical series of illustrated adventure books, perfect for children ages 5-9! Young readers will embark on a magical journey of imagination and ocean adventure, along the way discovering positive messages about self-confidence, friendship, and environmental conservation. Seaper Powers received Honorable Mention in the 2018 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, recognizing outstanding children’s literature.

Head to the Coral Gables Branch Library and join a fantastical cast of sea-critter friends as they uncover buried treasure and solve exciting mysteries! Admission is free and open to adventurers of all ages. Author Kim Cameron will be available for autographs and meet-and-greet, with books available for purchase.

“Seaper Powers is magical and mystical and full of wonderful adventures. It’s a great way to teach children about the ocean and some of the creatures that dwell there and most importantly, about friendship, acceptance and bravery.” —Imaginary Pages, 2018

National American Beer Day 10/27/18

National American Beer Day
Saturday, 10/27/2018 – 10/27/2018 12:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Biscayne Bay Brewing Company
8000 NW 25th St #500,
Doral, Florida 33122
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Cost:

On Saturday, October 27th Biscayne Bay Brewing Company will be celebrating National American Beer Day!
On that Saturday the brewery will be doing free tours and tasting for all guests. Tour times are available at 12PM, 3PM, & 6PM.

Kiddo-ween Party at the Falls Miami Presented by Kiddos Magazine 10/20/18

Kiddo-ween Party at the Falls Miami Presented by Kiddos Magazine
Saturday, 10/20/2018 – 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
The Falls Shopping Mall
8888 SW 136th Street,
Miami, Florida 33176
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Cost: Free

Kiddos Halloween party will feature safe trick-or-treating, character appearances by superheroes and princesses, scavenger hunt, scary faces photo boo-th, and an amazing Pumpkin Path station. As part of the celebration, kids will also be able to enjoy a fun zone with face painting, balloon artists, arts, and craft, bounce house, costume contest, music, giveaways, fun and much more! Pets are welcome.
Parents will have the opportunity to meet our exhibitors and find out more about daycare options, after-school activities, special needs programs, tutoring, sports, art academies, health and more! Featuring over 40 exhibitors, and more than 3,000 attendees, Kiddo-Ween event offers the latest in products and entertainment for kids, pre-teens, and parents.
Kiddo-Ween event is open to the public with free parking within The Falls Shopping Mall.
For more information about Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities and how to participate at our event, please contact 786.260.8492 or email vlepere@kiddosmagazine.com or hjules@kiddosmagazine.com

Caring for the Aged in Latin America: The cases of Uruguay, Cuba and Chile 10/29/18

Caring for the Aged in Latin America: The cases of Uruguay, Cuba and Chile
Monday, 10/29/2018 – 10/29/2018 06:30 pm – 08:00 pm
Books and Books
250 Aragon Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33199
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Cost: free

This comparative analysis by Drs. Elaine Acosta González, Florencia Picasso Risso, and Valentina Perrotta González examines the public policies and social programs toward the aged population in three different countries.

RAW Storytelling at Cafe Collective 9/13/18

RAW Storytelling at Cafe Collective
Thursday, 09/13/2018 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cafe Collective
Unit C4-3, 100 N Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdael, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Café Collective is bringing the community together to share, discover and unite through storytelling.
Unfiltered and uncensored, the event will be centered around the theme: Workplace Stories which allows each storyteller
to share their experiences in a judgment-free space. The event will be held from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. and
attendees can register for the event by visiting RAWStorytelling.org.

Seaper Powers @ Sea Life Festival 8/16/18

Seaper Powers @ Sea Life Festival
Saturday, 08/18/2018 – 03:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Haulover Park
10800 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33154
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Cost: Free

Join adventurous Emma, Oliver the Octopus, and children’s author Kim Cameron for a day of ocean-themed fun at Haulover Park! Solve a mysterious riddle to win special prizes, meet your favorite Seaper Powers characters, and get your very own book signed by the author! It’s all part of Haulover Park’s Sea Life Festival, featuring kite-flying, food trucks, live music, bounce houses, games, and more. Families of all ages will love experiencing the magic of Seaper Powers!

The Riddle Walk takes place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Meet and greet your favorite characters starting at 7:30! Festival admission and parking are free!

Seaper Powers is a whimsical series of illustrated adventure books for children ages 5-9. The books take young readers on a magical journey of imagination and ocean adventure, along the way communicating positive messages about self-confidence, friendship, and environmental conservation. Learn more at www.seaperpowers.com!

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @SeaperPowers

RAW Storytelling 7/12/18

RAW Storytelling
Thursday, 07/12/2018 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cafe Collective
100 N Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Cafe Collective is bringing the community together to share, discover and unite through storytelling. Unfiltered and uncensored, the event will be centered around the theme: Far From Home which allows each storyteller
to share their experiences in a judgment-free space. The event will be held from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. and attendees can register for the event by visiting RAWStorytelling.org.

8th Annual “I Got Bank!” Financial Literacy Contest 5/5/18

8th Annual “I Got Bank!” Financial Literacy Contest
Saturday, 05/05/2018 – 06/05/2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Liberty City Branch
3275 N.W. 79th Street,
Miami, Florida 33142
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Cost:

ONEUNITED BANK ANNOUNCES 3 CITY BOOK GIVEAWAYS FOR THE
“I GOT BANK” URBAN YOUTH FINANCIAL LITERACY CONTEST
Miami, FL on May 5th, Boston, MA on May 19th, Los Angeles, CA on June 2nd
– OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest Black bank, is proud to announce its 8th Annual “I Got Bank!” Financial Literacy Contest where ten children will win a $1,000 savings account for the best essays and the best art projects that represent the “I Got Bank!” theme. In addition, OneUnited Bank President & Owner Teri Williams, who is also the author of “I Got Bank! What My Granddad Taught Me About Money” (Beckham), will give away signed copies of her book on the following dates and cities (refreshments will be served):
BOOK GIVEAWAYS
Miami: Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10am to 12pm at the Liberty City Branch, 3275 N.W. 79th Street, Miami, FL 33142
Parents from the greater Miami, Boston and Los Angeles areas are cordially invited to attend the free book giveaway, where they can network at the meet and greet with Teri Williams, President & Owner of OneUnited Bank and learn more about the 8th Annual I Got Bank Essay & Art Contest and the #BankBlack Movement.

OneUnited Bank partners with BMe Community to celebrate #IAmBlackGenius and #MakeBlackHistory by showcasing financial literacy. In a nationwide BMe powered search for the best and brightest, kids between the ages of 8 and 12 are encouraged to read a financial literacy book of their choosing, and either write a 250-word essay or create an art project to show how they would apply what they learned from the book to their daily lives. Submissions must be emailed or postmarked by June 15, 2018. The Bank will choose ten winners and award a $1,000 OneUnited Bank savings account by August 31, 2018. For more information about the official contest rules, please visit: www.oneunited.com/book.

Media Contact: Suzan McDowell, Circle of One Marketing, suzan@circleofonemarketing.com, or 305-576-3790

10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami 5/1/18 – 5/10/18

10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami
Tuesday, 05/01/2018 – 05/10/2018 08:00 am – 10:00 pm
Various locations throughout South Florida
1951 NW 7th Ave #600,
Miami, Florida 33136
Website
Cost: Free

10 Days of Connection is a community-led initiative to promote kindness and inclusion in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. From May 1-10, participants are invited to attend connection experiences hosted by more than 130 local organizations, and are challenged to step outside of their comfort zone to forge new connections across lines of difference. A full calendar of events is available at http://bit.ly/ConnectionEvents.

Join the conversation by following @ConnectMiami305 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and by using the hashtag #10DaysOfConnection to share your experience. Learn more at 10daysofconnection.org.

For any additional questions please contact:
Joan Marie Godoy
joan@radicalpartners.net
(786) 327-3634

The Mommy Mojo Makeover: Book Signing 4/13/18

The Mommy Mojo Makeover: Book Signing
Friday, 04/13/2018 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Barnes & Noble
12405 N Kendall Drive,
Miami, Florida 33186
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Cost: Free

The Mommy Mojo Makeover by Dana B. Myers is an uplifting guide designed to inspire mothers to rediscover their sensual self-confidence, reconnect with their bodies, and reignite the spark in their relationships. Sex and relationship expert Dana B. Myers delivers 28 inspiring and practical tools, interactive exercises, and real-life anecdotes that’ll leave women feeling like a happier, sexier mama—one who is more deeply satisfied within herself and her relationship.

Join Dana B. Myers at Barnes & Noble for this book talk, get your very own copy and have it signed! You won’t want to miss this.

Former Refugee Launches her Book to Showcase Beauty, Self-Esteem, and Love 4/7/18


Former Refugee Launches her Book to Showcase Beauty, Self-Esteem, and Love
Saturday, 04/07/2018 – 11:00 am –
Arts Garage
94 NE 2nd Ave,
Delray Beach, Florida 33444
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Cost: $30

On Saturday April 7th, Ferial Youakim, a former refugee, published author, global entrepreneur and image consultant will discuss her newly released book “Beyond Beauty – A Refugee’s Journey in Pursuit of Happiness” and sign complimentary copies for attendees at the Arts Garage, a non-profit visual and performing arts organization located at 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, Fl. The memoir is Ferial’s journey of self-discovery and empowerment, from a childhood in a refugee camp to a successful business woman and global figure. Tickets are $30 and include refreshments and a copy of the Ferial newly released book. Tickets are available: http://artsgarage.org/authorevents/

“I can educate you, show you, and tell you that you are beautiful, but you have to believe it, and keep that belief alive in everything that you do. You already are a masterpiece.” –Ferial Youakim

Many born into a refugee camp would forever label themselves as a failure, and deem their lack of adequate education a tragedy that is enormous. Only the extraordinary would overcome these challenges to rise tall, unbreakable and beautiful, destined to inspire the rest of us.

Ferial Youakim is an image consultant with a successful international business. Those who seek out her services do so with the intent that she will “make them beautiful” – indeed, like she is. However, Ferial is adamant that this isn’t at all what she does. She reminds them of their beauty.

Ferial wrote Beyond Beauty to tell the often-tragic details of her own story, of the occasions when she so badly wanted to just give up because the stress felt unbearable.

The problem was that Ferial was working as an image consultant, convincing others of their beauty and unique selves, when she in fact was suffering crippling self esteem issues.

“On the outside, I was a strong woman and a symbol of hope, perseverance and determination, but on the inside, I was broken. It was only when others could see the strength that I did not know I had that I was able to change my focus and to start looking at the opportunities that had presented themselves to me. Because a lot of people looked up to me, being strong was my only choice,” –Ferial Youakim

Ferial still considered herself “lost” when she became a mother to her three children – lost in Lebanon, searching for herself in Australia and eventually finding herself in South Florida, when her husband received a stupendous job opportunity.

However, partly because of her self-diagnosed remaining “thoughts of a refugee.” Ms Youakim regrets some of her behaviour and actions as a mother, and has even written a public apology to her children. However, as one reads Beyond Beauty they too may find her recollections and explanations as overly harsh, when they discover the opportunities and unrelenting love she has actually afforded to her children.

This is the perfect example of the shards of poor self-esteem that remain, even though most of them have been torn down by Ms Youakim so that she may live her life more fully and without reservation.

Ferial recalls a story when she and her siblings were children. Their father, a manual labourer, was always looking to save money whenever possible, on one family trip; her father could not afford the beautiful tiles in a shop. So by prior agreement, Ms Youakim’s father and all of his children were on their hands and knees searching for the various broken shards. They were all her father could afford, and upon gently placing them together, they would be beautiful and perfect in their own right.

“Those tiles were our flying carpet and also the reminder of the love he has for us, All these years later, I now discover that love and beauty are inseparable.” –Ferial Youakim

P.O.T.S. presents Black History Expo 2/24/18

P.O.T.S. presents Black History Expo
Saturday, 02/24/2018 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Northside Plaza
20404 NW 22nd place,
Miami, Florida 33147

Cost: Free

Bring the family out and celebrate a day in black history with the P.O.T.S. Foundation! Live poetry, Hip-Hop flutist, singers, rappers, you name it! watch visual artists freestyle on the canvas! Participate in a black history trivia contest! Watch Jan-Ice perform “Stand My Ground!”

Jumana Emil Abboud: Out of the Shadows III 2/23/18

Jumana Emil Abboud: Out of the Shadows III
Friday, 02/23/2018 – 07:30 pm – 09:00 pm
MDC Wolfson Auditorium
300 NE 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33132

Cost: Free

In Out of the Shadows III, Jumana Emil Abboud asks “What do places speak of?” This audio-visual performance includes Palestinian folk-tales and traditional oral histories. These stories that inspire the artist have always emphasized the importance of relationships with the landscape and with sources of water. Evoking her Palestinian roots and the places to which she is deeply connected—Jerusalem, Jericho, the Dead Sea, and the Galilee—the artist uses music, poems, and drawings to weave together past and present, contemporary reality and the unseen world with its jinns and ghoulehs. For this world premiere, Abboud collaborates with Issa Freij, and the artists reflect on their experiences during a four-year film project as they searched for the haunted sites of which the tales tell. Their interactive storytelling explores folk customs, sacred objects, and enchanted locations to underscore themes of memory, loss, and resilience.

Eleonora Fabião: Triptych Miami – I Will Have a Conversation About Any Subject/Converso Sobre Cualquier Asunto 1/23/18

Eleonora Fabião: Triptych Miami – I Will Have a Conversation About Any Subject/Converso Sobre Cualquier Asunto
Tuesday, 01/23/2018 – 01:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Government Center
101 NW First Street,
Miami, Florida 33128

Cost: Free

In a program designated Triptych Miami, Eleonora Fabião will present three interrelated components. The action I Will Have a Conversation About Any Subject/Converso Sobre Cualquier Asunto finds the artist at various public locations over the course of three days, barefoot, sitting and facing an empty chair, and displaying a sign bearing the invitation of the work’s title. The artist will also present a lecture performance about her practice; a workshop with young artists titled Performance Art, Artistic Strategies, and Political Imagination (New World School of the Arts); and Light Cloud, an action that will be performed along with the workshop participants in downtown Miami. The unpredictable encounters that result from these open-ended situations constitute the works. Born in Brazil in1968, Eleonora Fabião is an artist and theorist who has performed actions in the streets since 2008. In 2011, she received the Arts in the Streets Award from the Brazilian National Foundation of the Arts and in 2014 the Rumos Itaú Cultural Grant that resulted in the publication of the book AÇÕES/ ACTIONS. Fabião is a professor at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in the Theater Directing Undergraduate Program and the Arts of the Scene Graduate Program, where she chairs the artistic experimentation wing. Fabião is interested in the poetics and ethics of the strange, of the encounter, of precariousness. She considers the street actions as forms of knowledge and thought, and understands concepts and theories as sources of energy to keep investigating and inventing city, art, university, and writing. Her performance work has taken place in several venues including as part of Performa15 in New York in 2015, and at the Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica and the Museu Bispo do Rosário, both in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Seaper Powers at Books & Books 2/3/18

Seaper Powers at Books & Books
Saturday, 02/03/2018 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Books and Bookes
265 Aragon Ave,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

from her ocean-themed children’s book series Seaper Powers! Great for kids ages 5-9, the Seaper Powers series communicates positive messages about self-confidence, friendship, and the environment. The children will journey with Kim and Emma through the ocean, tumbling across waves to discover treasure with the help of new sea critter friends along the way. Guests will enjoy a puppet reading, short movie based on the book, and a meet-and-greet / Q&A session with the author.

Seaper Powers: In Search of Bleu Jay’s Treasure is a magical tale about a little girl, Emma, who discovers special seagrass off the island of St. Thomas. The magical grass gives her the power to talk to fish! Not only does she make new friends; she also sets off on a new adventure to find buried treasure!

Kim Cameron is a true believer in inspiring and nurturing kids. She is a vocal instructor/mentor with Guitars Over Guns and often takes her students to perform with her at local community events. While on tour in the Caribbean, she met a 12-year-old girl who had a fascination with octopi. This brief encounter inspired the creation of Mr. Octopus, a children’s tune featuring an 8-year-old whom Kim had signed to her record label. After completing the song, her co-writer and guitarist, John DePatie, encouraged her to take it to next level by writing a children’s book using the song as the basis of the story. They called the book Seaper Powers: In Search of Bleu Jay’s Treasure. Kim Cameron is also a 2-time Billboard Top 20 dance recording artist.

Contact Information:
Adriana Oliva
786.252.9920
adriana@aoinsight.com

The South Florida Comic Book and Sci-Fi Expo 12/29/17

The South Florida Comic Book and Sci-Fi Expo
Friday, 12/29/2017 – 12/29/2017 10:00 am – 07:00 pm
The ARC
675 Ali Baba Avenue,
Opa-locka, Florida 33054
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Cost: 5

Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival and Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation are proud to present the First Annual South Florida Comic Book and Sci-Fi Expo! Join us Friday, December 29th for a day of Cosplay Contests, Panels and Workshops with some of the industries leading experts and enthusiasts, raffles and much more! Kids age 12 & under will be free with every purchase of an adult ticket.

Free admission to residents of Opa-locka with ID or proof of residency. Food trucks will be on-site with food available for purchase. If you have additional questions or wish to be a vendor please contact us via here or any of our social media channels.

HURRICANE Photo Book Exhibition to Launch Miami Book Fair – Spectacular Images Transform Devastation into Art 11/12/17

HURRICANE Photo Book Exhibition to Launch Miami Book Fair – Spectacular Images Transform Devastation into Art
Sunday, 11/12/2017 – 11/19/2017 12:00 pm –
Miami Book Fair
300 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Miami Book Fair kicks off this year on Sunday, November 12th, with a photo exhibition for HURRICANE, a new book by Miami photographer, Barry Fellman, with spectacular photos that transform devastation into art. The book includes essays by hurricane hero Bryan Norcross, and Vicki Goldberg, art critic of the NY Times.

HURRICANE will be featured when MDC president Eduardo Padrón opens the Miami Book Fair November 12, and is the only book with an exhibition at the Fair. Large scale photos will displayed at the main event venue The Porch throughout the week, and there will be a conversation with author and Bryan Norcross on October 18 at 10:30 am.

More information is available at www.hurricaneandrew.com.

Book Launch for HURRICANE, the new Artists Book, with Artist Barry Fellman 10/30/17

Book Launch for HURRICANE, the new Artists Book, with Artist Barry Fellman
Monday, 10/30/2017 – 07:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Books and Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Celebrate with Artist Barry Fellman and Publisher Amanda Keeley – Spectacular Images Transform Devastation into Art 
The book launch and author presentation will take place on October 30 at the Books and Books store in Coral Gables from 7:00 -8:00 pm. The Artist’s Book with a handcrafted metallic cover evoking the twisted airplanes in the book’s images is published by Miami based Exile Books. A coffee table trade edition is also available.
Twenty Five years ago the most damaging hurricane to hit the US in nearly a century slammed into Miami-Dade County. HURRICANE shows the drama and devastation wreaked by the Category 5 storm through spectacular bold images, most of which have never been seen before. The book focuses on the effect of the storm’s extreme forces at the Kendall-Tamiami airport, just blocks away from Country Walk, the residential community that was completely decimated at this pivotal moment in Florida history.

Teaching and Empowerment Workshop with Lama Phakyab Rinpoche 9/9/17

Teaching and Empowerment Workshop with Lama Phakyab Rinpoche
Saturday, 09/09/2017 – 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Tierra Santa Healing House
3201 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33141

Cost: Price is $85 per person for all-day workshop event, or $170 per person for all three events with Lama Phakyab Rinpoche.

On September 9th, Tierra Santa Healing House welcomes renowned spiritual leader Lama Phakyab Rinpoche for a small-group teaching and workshop on Panden Lhamo, the principal protectress of Tibet. The only female figure of the Eight Guardians of the Dharma, Panden Lhamo is often depicted as deep blue in color with red hair, symbolizing her wrathful nature, as she crosses a sea of blood riding sidesaddle on a white mule. In this intimate teaching, Lama Phakyab Rinpoche will lecture on how to remove negativity from one’s self and those surrounding to cultivate our potential to be open and receiving of blessings from this profound deity.

Event includes lunch break from 12:00-2:00 pm. Lunch is not included. RSVP required to spamiami@faena.com. For more information, please email spamiami@faena.com or call +1 786 655 5570.

Meditation Retreat with Lama Phakyab Rinpoche 9/9/17

Meditation Retreat with Lama Phakyab Rinpoche
Sunday, 09/10/2017 – 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Tierra Santa Healing House
3201 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33140

Cost: Price is $85 per person for all-day workshop event, or $170 per person for all three events with Lama Phakyab Rinpoche.

Distinguished Buddhist scholar, practitioner and healer, Lama Phakyab Rinpoche, hosts an intimate meditation on September 10th at Tierra Santa Healing House, combining tranquility (shamatha) meditation with meditation on emptiness (shumyata) to promote healing, balance and realization. Following the meditation, Lama Phakyab Rinpoce will meditate one-on-one with guests and host a Q&A session to discuss this age-old practice.
Recognized as the eighth rebirth of the Phakyab Rinpoche by his Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Phakyab Rinpoche currently resides in Jackson Heights, New York, where he established a Buddhist educational and healing center to foster dialogue among Buddhist practitioners and individuals of all spiritual backgrounds.

Event includes lunch break from 12:00-2:00 pm. Lunch is not included. RSVP required to spamiami@faena.com. For more information, please email spamiami@faena.com or call +1 786 655 5570.

Book Signing for New Children’s Book by Ruth Vander Zee 9/13/17

Book Signing for New Children’s Book by Ruth Vander Zee
Wednesday, 09/13/2017 – 07:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Books and Books
265 Aragon Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Cost: free

Ruth Vander Zee introduces her new book Next Year – Hope in the Dust illustrated by internationally known artist, Gary Kelley.
This already highly acclaimed coming-of-age story is rooted in America’s Dust Bowl history. Vander Zee tells a compelling story of one family who for ten years, clings to hope that next year will be better. Ultimately a choice is made which changes their family forever.

The Experience of the Latino Church in the United States 9/14/17

The Experience of the Latino Church in the United States
Thursday, 09/14/2017 – 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
Altamira Libros
219 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Book presentation by Ricardo Ramirez, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico and Edgar Beltran Acosta, renowned pastor and theologian. In Spanish. Co-sponsored by USCCB Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America, Department of History, Department of Religious Studies, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and Steven J. and Dorthea Green Library Digital Collections, among others. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2186.

Open Mic Tuesdays August Show Feat C Monsters 8/22/17

Open Mic Tuesdays August Show Feat C Monsters
Tuesday, 08/22/2017 – 08/22/2017 06:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Art Serve
1350 E. Sunrise,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: $5

Open Mic Tuesdays
Aug 22nd

Redeye Headlining Performer:
The C Monsters

Sing. Perform. Play. Laugh.

Doors Open – 6:30 pm
Showtime 7:00 pm
Admission – $5

ArtServe
1350 E Sunrise Blvd
Fort Lauderdale 33304

ArtServe presents Open Mic Tuesdays hosted by the inimitable Michelle Rose Domb! We welcome talent from all walks of life: actors, singers, musicians, dancers, spoken word poets, comedians and more. There’s a mic, a barstool, a spotlight… all we need is you.

Show begins promptly at 7:00 pm. Time slots fill up FAST. It is highly recommended that artists register for the event in advance, to secure his/her time slot here: http://www.artserve.org/products-page/art-gift-shop/open-mic-tuesdays/.

Content is open rated. Please note, we are open to crowds of ALL AGES.
Solo talent is designated up to 8 minutes. Group talent is designated up to 10 minutes. Respect the time given/share your time by sticking around after your performance= respecting your fellow talent. We all love playing to a full house.

Sound check will be made available on a first-come first-serve basis from 5-6pm. Bring your instruments — house PA provided.

Concessions will be available.

This event repeats 4TH Tuesday Of The Month.

ArtServe empowers local artists and cultural entities to achieve their vision, improve the cultural fabric of our community and discover innovations in the arts by providing ongoing programs, facilities, and services.

Open Mic Tuesdays – Sing. Perform. Play. Laugh #GetServed

The Grovey Coconut Grove/Miami Children’s SCBWI Critique Group Meeeting 9/5/17

The Grovey Coconut Grove/Miami Children’s SCBWI Critique Group Meeeting
Tuesday, 09/05/2017 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Shenandoah Miami-Dade Public Library
2111 SW 19th Street,
Miami, Florida 33145
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The Grovey Coconut Grove/Miami Children’s SCBWI Critique Group meeting at 6pm. It is at the following location.

Shenandoah Branch Library
2111 SW 19 Street
Miami, FL 33145
305-250-4688

Note: The library is a little chilly. You might want to bring a sweater with you.

Please bring notebook and pen with you. Also please bring copies of your work to share. This meeting is open to both children book writers and illustrators.

At this meeting we will be doing both the above, and we will also be working a open topic.

Please RSVP here, so we can tell everyone how many copies need to print out to share.

SCBWI’s web site address http://www.scbwi.org/.

Book Presentation | The Power of Race in Cuba 9/26/17

Book Presentation | The Power of Race in Cuba
Tuesday, 09/26/2017 – 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables,
Miami, Florida 33134
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Cost: free

Book presentation by author, Dr. Danielle Pilar Clealand. Dr Clealand is Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at FIU. Co-sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of Politics and International Relations, and the African and African Diaspora Studies Program. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-1991.

South Florida Writers Association Meeting 7/1/17

South Florida Writers Association Meeting
Saturday, 07/01/2017 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Pinecrest Library
5835 SW 111 Street,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156

Cost: Free

Member reading – Get to know SFWA officers & members (a positive group).
Members only reading, but you can join or renew and read (reduced rates for students).
Or just listen.

Connect Miami 5/22/17 – 5/31/17


Connect Miami
Monday, 05/22/2017 – 05/31/2017 12:00 am – 12:00 pm
Miami-Dade County
Miami- Dade County,
Miami, Florida 33128
Website
Cost: Free

Connect Miami is a community-led initiative to promote increased kindness, empathy, connection and inclusion in Miami-Dade. For 10 days, everyone across Miami-Dade is encouraged take the challenge to connect with others who are not like them, host or attend connection experiences, and join the conversation on social media using #ConnectMiami305.

From panels on criminal justice and meals with Syrian refugees to walking tours of historic neighborhoods and visits to Homestead’s farmlands, there are countless ways to get connected, meet new people, and share stories around town. A full calendar of event listings and participation resources are available on the Connect Miami website.

You can also join us virtually by following and engaging in conversation on social media using #ConnectMiami305. Follow Connect Miami on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @ConnectMiami305.

Founded by: The Children’s Trust, MCCJ, The Miami Foundation, Miami Herald and United Way of Miami-Dade. Produced by: Radical Partners

A Performance Reading by Avi Hoffman of Address Unknown 3/30/17

A Performance Reading by Avi Hoffman of Address Unknown
Thursday, 03/30/2017 – 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Las Olas Chabad Jewish Center
1302 E Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $18 Next Generation Members $25 Opening Seating

Hosted by NEXT GENERATIONS, Actor & Jewish Culture Activist Avi Hoffman and adjunct professor of theatre at Florida Atlantic University, Lynn University, and Broward College, Bruce Linser will perform a reading of Address Unknown by Katherina Kressman Taylor, the story of a friendship between a San Francisco-based Jewish art dealer and his former business partner, who has returned to Germany as the Nazi Party comes to power. As these dear friends become ideological enemies, one commits a cowardly betrayal while the other plots an ingenious – and deadly – revenge. The play demonstrates how the seeds of prejudice take root in an atmosphere of hatred. This performance is part of Avi Hoffman’s 2017 Yiddishkayt Initiative programming which focuses on education, entertainment, tolerance, and Holocaust awareness.

The Enlightenment onTrial: Ordinary Litigants and Colonialism in the Spanish Empire 3/22/17

The Enlightenment onTrial: Ordinary Litigants and Colonialism in the Spanish Empire
Wednesday, 03/22/2017 – 06:30 pm –
Books and Books
265 Aragon ave,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Book presentation featuring Bianca Premo, Author and Associate Professor, Florida International University. Introduction by Kunal Parker, Professor, University of Miami School of Law. Co-sponsored by FIU’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Department of History. Free and open to the public

Documentary Screening and Book Signing: Finding Samuel Lowe. China, Jamaica, Harlem 2/17/17

Documentary Screening and Book Signing: Finding Samuel Lowe. China, Jamaica, Harlem
Friday, 02/17/2017 – 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Florida International University – Modesto A. Maidique Campus – SIPA 100
11200 sw 8th st,
Miami, Florida 33199
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Cost: Free

Documentary Screening and Book Signing featuring Paula Williams Madison. Sponsored by LACC. Co-sponsored by FIU’s African & African Diaspora Studies Program. Part of LACC’s Migrant and Transient Communities Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public.

Read Between The Wines Book Discussion: The Jive Talker By Samson Kambalu 1/15/17

Read Between The Wines Book Discussion: The Jive Talker By Samson Kambalu
Sunday, 01/15/2017 – 03:00 pm – 04:00 pm
NSU Art Museum
1 East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: FREE

January’s book discussion group features the memoir of artist Samson Kambalu, whose exhibition, Nyau Cinema, is currently on view at NSU Art Museum. Recently named one of Europe’s 50 most exciting artists, in this compelling and often hilarious memoir, Samson Kambalu introduces us to the country of his birth, Malawi, and to his father, the “Jive Talker.” In this utterly original, often hilarious book, Kambalu paints a portrait of an impoverished nation where no dissent is tolerated, but also a country where a little boy obsessed with Michael Jackson, Footloose, Nietzsche & soccer can evolve into one of the most promising conceptual artists in the international art scene.

This event is free and open to the public.

Book may be purchased from the Museum Store. ($24; $21.60 museum members) by museumstore@moafl.org or 954-262-0255

To RSVP: moareservations@moafl.org or 954-262-0258.

25th Anniversary Friends Book Sale 12/14/16 – 12/17/16

25th Anniversary Friends Book Sale
Wednesday, 12/14/2016 – 12/17/2016 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
FR-1011-Book-Sale-2016-bMain Branch of Miami-Dade Public Library
101 W. Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: No fee

The Friends of the Miami-Dade Public Library (Friendsofmdpl.org) will host the 25th Anniversary Annual Book Sale Dec. 14 through 17 at the main branch of the Miami-Dade Public Library System, 101 W. Flagler St., in downtown Miami.

The proceeds from the four-day sale, which run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will benefit the Miami-Dade Public Library System. Friends, a nonprofit run by volunteers, will sell thousands of books, DVDs and CDs that were donated over the past year.

Book prices are $1 for paperbacks and $3 for hardcover books, with specialty books, DVDs and CDs priced separately.

“Our goal is support the library system and ensure its growth, and to get more books in the hands of people in our community,” said Lynn Summers, chair of the Friends organization.

Event Details
Who: Friends of Miami-Dade Public Library
What: 25th Anniversary Friend Book Sale
When: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Dec. 14 – 17
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sale of specialty books in the library auditorium.
Where: Main branch of the Miami-Dade Public Library System, 101 W. Flagler St. The sale will be held in the breezeway and in the library auditorium.
Why: Raise funds to support the Miami-Dade Public Library System
Social Media: Facebook.com/friendsofmdpls and Twitter, @friendslibrary

Les Standiford Speaks at South Florida Writers Assn. Meeting 11/12/16

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Les Standiford Speaks at South Florida Writers Assn. Meeting
lesflyer111216Saturday, November 12, 10:30 – 12:00
Main Library
101 Flagler St.(Downtown)
Miami, FL
Free and open to the public

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 Launch . Book Signing NEW DATE 11/13/16

Book Launch . Book Signing
NEW DATE Sunday, 11/13/2016 – 05:00 pm – 06:00 pm
JORGE-BARRIERE-WEBSITE-1Books and Books
265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

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 8/27/16

The Sweatshop A Monthly Writer & Actor Workshop
Saturday, 08/27/2016 – 10:00 am – 01:00 pm
FIlmGate-LogoMADE at the Citadel
8325 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33138
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Cost: 10.00

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 5/28/16

Artists in Action! talk with Dara Friedman
Saturday, 05/28/2016 – 05/28/2016 03:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Girls’ Club
117 NE 2nd St,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

Proxy Selves: a fast-paced, prompt-driven writing workshop with Girls’ Club writer in residence Jan Becker

$20 registration

“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 4/30/16

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
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Cost: FREE

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 3/23/16

This Woman’s Work
Wednesday, 03/23/2016 – 01:00 pm – 03:00 pm
timthumbWynwood Cafe
450 NW 27th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

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

Author Jeanine Capo Crucet visits Hialeah 3/21/16

Author Jeanine Capo Crucet visits Hialeah
Monday, 03/21/2016 – 03/21/2016 06:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Jennine Capó Crucet eventJFK Library
190 west 49 street,
Hialeah, Florida 33012
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Cost: Free

Join the Hialeah Public Libraries in welcoming nationally awarded author and Miami native, Jeanine Capó Crucet to the John F. Kennedy Library for a reading of her new novel, MAKE YOUR HOME AMONG STRANGERS.

Her story collection, HOW TO LEAVE HIALEAH, won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize, the John Gardner Book Award, the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award, and was named a Best Book of the Year by the Miami Herald, the Miami New Times, and the Latinidad List. This event is funded through the “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

Friends of The Underline and Baptist Health South Florida present “Read, Rest, Relax” 1/29/16

Friends of The Underline and Baptist Health South Florida present “Read, Rest, Relax”
Friday, 01/29/2016 – 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Baptist-Health-South-FloridaSouth Miami Hospital
6200 SW 73 St.,
South Miami, Florida 33134
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Volunteers will demonstrate how The Underline will be an ideal place to read and relax. Health books courtesy Books and Books.
This event is part of a series of community activities hosted by Friends of The Underline and Baptist Health South Florida to inform and energize the community of the project. South Miami Hospital joins Friends of the Underline to display renderings of The Underline next to the Hospital’s campus from Jan. 22-Feb. 28 in the hospital’s lobby.
Friends of The Underline are leading the initiative to transform the underutilized land below Metrorail from the Miami River to Dadeland South into a 10-mile linear park, urban trail and living art destination. The master plan, designed by James Corner Field Operations in NYC (designers of the High Line in New York City) was completed in December 2015.

South Florida Writers Association DWNTWN Arts Day Words Arts Music 9/12/15

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South Florida Writers Association DWNTWN Arts Day Words Arts Music
cano_flyer2Saturday Sept. 12, 12pm – 3pm
Main Library
101 W. Flagler (Downtown)
Miami, FL  33130
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Free

Exhibition By Margarita Cano
Words Provided By Jonathan Rose,Oscar Fuentes, And Other S. Fla Writers
Music Performed By Carl Ferrari
Free Family Friendly Event

Author of viral murder thriller at Books & Books 8/17/15

Author of viral murder thriller at Books & Books
Monday, 08/17/2015 – 08:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Famous-After-Death-cover-1Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Social media has changed us, for the better and the very worst. Brian Bandell will discuss his novel “Famous After Death”, about three Miami teenagers that seek to glorify murders by taking them viral. You might know him as the senior reporter at the South Florida Business Journal. Hear Bandell read an exciting chapter from the book and talk about real examples of crimes that became online sensations.

Fresh Kid Ice from 2 Live Crew “My Rise 2 Fame” Book Release 8/4/15

Fresh Kid Ice from 2 Live Crew “My Rise 2 Fame” Book Release
Tuesday, 08/04/2015 – 05:30 pm – 08:30 pm
freshkidicemyrise2fameStreets of Wynwood
NW 2nd Ave at 23rd St,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

“My Rise 2 Fame” is the autobiography and explicit untold story of Christopher “Fresh Kid Ice” Wong Won, the historic co-founder of hip hop’s most infamous group “THE 2 LIVE CREW.” Chris is a first amendment freedom fighter, Supreme Court Victor, independent music pioneer, and hip hop icon. This book features his all true stories of sex, more sex, and the music business, making gold and platinum albums, and a legendary lawsuit from Florida’s governor, who tried to ban the group and take away their first amendment right to free speech. It’s a historic ride through one of the world’s favorite cult genres: “Miami Bass,” and a thrilling memoir that also features the Top 10 Strip Club Cities in America, what happens at a freakshow, and how to pull a caper. The past, present, and future collide in dramatic fashion as the rollercoaster highs and lows of a life on the road bestow their pleasures and take their tolls. Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and raised in Brooklyn, Christopher Wong Won’s journey through life as a Chinese Afro-Caribbean immigrants reflects the hopes and dreams of America today. From overcoming the adversity of a life altering injury, introducing Southern hip hop to the world, bringing sex and rap together in songs that are still played and imitated today, selling platinum, shocking and offending, and then watching an empire come crashing down around him in a hail of lawsuits through graft, mismanagement, greed, and thievery, Fresh Kid Ice has seen it all. Learn about the man and the group, whose music is featured in the movies Boyz N The Hood, Friday, Twins, New Jack City, Project X, and the videogame Grand Theft Auto in a deeply graphic book that reveals never before told stories that will leave you breathless and amazed. In “MY RISE 2 FAME” you will discover that Fresh Kid Ice and the crew inspired legendary Rap acts such as NWA, Cash Money Records, and so many more.

A History of Little Havana – Book Signing with Co-Authors Guillermo Grenier and Corinna Moebius 5/15/15

A History of Little Havana – Book Signing with Co-Authors Guillermo Grenier and Corinna Moebius
littlehavanaFriday, 05/15/2015 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
CubaOcho Art & Research Center
1465 SW 8th Street, Suite 106,
Miami, Florida 33135
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Cost: Free

Meet the authors of the recently released “A History of Little Havana,” a book which focuses on the development of Little Havana as a Cuban enclave in the 1960s and its transformation into the diverse Latino neighborhood it is today. The book also delves into the political role of the neighborhood as a stage for protests and debates related to Cuba. Co-authors Dr. Guillermo Grenier and Corinna Moebius will read selections from the book and sign copies at CubaOcho Art & Research Center, which is mentioned in the book along with many other familiar landmarks. (Live music will take place later on in the evening, and the center has a full bar with a wide selection of drinks including many varieties of rum.)

Each chapter of the book focuses on a different decade, with vignettes on particular places (Cuban Memorial Park, Flagler Street, Orange Bowl, Tent City), traditions and events (baseball, cafecitos, Calle Ocho Festival, La Griteria, cigar manufacturing), arts (murals, hip-hop, dance) and people/ways of life (Central Americans, Afro-Cuban spiritual traditions, the mounted patrol, vianderos).

Copies of the book will be available for sale for $17 (cash or credit card, but cash is preferred because it will take less time).

ABOUT DR. GUILLERMO GRENIER: Grenier is professor of sociology and graduate program director in the department of Global and Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University. Born in Havana, Cuba, Dr. Grenier is one of the founders of the Miami School of social analysis and has authored or co-authored six books and dozens of articles on labor, migration, immigrant incorporation and Cuban-American ideological profiles, particularly in the Greater Miami area.

ABOUT CORINNA MOEBIUS: Moebius is a cultural anthropologist earning her PhD at Florida International University. Moebius lives in Little Havana and leads walking tours of the neighborhood (www.littlehavanatours.com). She is former director of Viernes Culturales / Cultural Fridays, the neighborhood’s monthly arts festival.

Rachel Deahl Publishing 101 5/6/15

Rachel Deahl Publishing 101
Wednesday, 05/06/2015 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
MDC-Logo3Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 NE Secon Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Course will take place at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
Writing is solitary work – publishing takes a team. This crash-course aims to shed light on the ABC’s of publishing, both via traditional houses and self-publishing. The first half will focus on navigating the realms of traditional publishing, starting with an explanation of the Big 5 houses, mid-size players and independents, and how they all tend to operate. We’ll explore fundamentals such as what is covered in your contract, how to get an agent and what to expect of them, how the buying of rights works, and what to expect from a publisher once you land a deal.
The second half of the course will be dedicated to the basics of self-publishing. We’ll discuss the biggest self-publishing platforms and how to choose the right one for your work, how and when to consult outside professionals before you self-publish, how to monetize your self-published work, and finally, the importance of branding and how to market your work.
Rachel Deahl is a writer and editor with more than ten years of experience covering book publishing. As news director at Publishers Weekly she writes about business trends, technology, self-publishing and rights. She also writes a weekly column about book deals (called Deals), that details the hottest projects being acquired at the major publishers. She is the author of the Publishers Weekly original e-book, Publishing 101, and has been a speaker at various conferences, including SXSW, BookExpo America, Miami Book Fair International and The Frankfurt Book Fair.

George O’Connor The Art of Graphic Storytelling 5/6/15

George O’Connor The Art of Graphic Storytelling
Wednesday, 05/06/2015 – 05/08/2015 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm
MDC-Logo2Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave (Bldg. 1, 2nd Floor),
Miami, Florida 33132
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Course will take place at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus

Comics and graphic novels have become a medium that allows for all manner of storytelling options and varieties.
In this workshop, we will explore the art of graphic storytelling, and the various techniques employed in telling a visual story. We’ll examine various tools of the trade, and combine all these lessons into creating a short comics story of your own devising, in the subject and format of your choice.
Artists of all levels are welcome — cartooning is not about being able to make a beautiful illustration — cartooning is the art of communicating ideas through your drawings. Think of your drawing style as your handwriting—maybe it’s simple block letters, perhaps it’s a flowery cursive, as long as it can clearly convey your ideas.
Register before April 15 and receive a signed limited edition print from George’s upcoming book, Apollo:The Brilliant God
George O’Connor is the author and illustrator of The New York Times bestselling graphic novel series, Olympians – a projected twelve volume series retelling classical Greek mythology in comics form, one god at a time. The most recent volume, Ares: Bringer of War, is an all-ages comics distillation of The Iliad in 66 pages. In addition to Olympians, George adapted the 1634 journal of Dutch explorer Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert into the graphic novel Journey into Mohawk Country, and was the illustrator of acclaimed playwright Adam Rapp’s first graphic novel Ball Peen Hammer. George is also the author and illustrator of several picture books.

Lynne Barrett Crossing Paths: Plot & Structure 5/6/15

Lynne Barrett Crossing Paths: Plot & Structure
Wednesday, 05/06/2015 – 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm
MDC-Logo1Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 NE Second Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Course will take place at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
In this workshop we will explore the elements of plot and structure and how they interrelate. Topics covered will include conflict, complication, active characters, resolution, how movement and mapping create coherence, scenic structure, presentation of time and use of the past, and the relationship of point of view and plot to create tension, suspense, and surprise. Through examples, discussion, and exercises, participants will learn strategies for assessing drafts and revising productively.

Note: This class serves fiction writers and those working on memoirs, narrative nonfiction, or any dramatic form.
Lynne Barrett’s third story collection is Magpies (Gold Medal, Florida Book Awards). Her fiction and nonfiction can be found in Trouble in the Heartland: Stories Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen, Fifteen Views of Miami, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Fort Lauderdale Magazine, Wraparound South, The Southern Women’s Review, and One Year to a Writing Life. She has received the Edgar Award for best mystery story. Barrett teaches in the MFA program at Florida International University and edits The Florida Book Review.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil Bringing the Outside In: Poetry and Wonder 5/6/15

Aimee Nezhukumatathil Bringing the Outside In: Poetry and Wonder
Sunday, 05/06/2015 – 09:00 am – 12:00 pm
MDC-LogoMiam Dade College – Wolfson Campus
300 NE Second Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Course will take place at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
Lony Haley-Nelson notes: “Wonder is valuable… because it leads us to learn and remember.” Using the language and vocabulary of myth, folklore, science, and natural history as inspiration, this generative workshop will help you jump-start the blank page in front of you. We’ll participate in several immersion ideas for poems and journaling (some outdoors, weather permitting) to help you find new ways to revitalize your writing. Our time will be divided into composing drafts; chatting about various myths, articles, essays, and poems; and sharing your own poems in a workshop format. This class is ideal for both the beginner and someone wanting to refresh their poetry-writing strategies.
Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of three books of poetry: Lucky Fish, winner of the Hoffer Grand Prize for Prose and Independent Books; At the Drive-In Volcano; and Miracle Fruit. Her poems and essays have appeared in American Poetry Review, Quarterly West, New England Review, Ploughshares, FIELD, Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, Slate, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, and Tin House. She has been awarded an NEA Fellowship in poetry, the Glenna Luschia Prize from Prairie Schooner, and the Angoff Award from The Literary Review.

Amy D. Ronner Author Event 4/23/15

Amy D. Ronner Author Event
Thursday, 04/23/2015 – 08:00 pm –
Screen-Shot-2015-04-03-at-5.29.26-PMBooks & Books
265 Aragon Ave,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

An evening with Author and Professor of Law, Amy D. Ronner, as she discusses her newest release, Dostoevsky and the Law, based on the great Russian novelist, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and his timeless masterpieces. By earning her place on the prestigious Author Event calendar at Books & Books Coral Gables, she joins the ranks of 200 other acclaimed authors including Hillary Clinton, who have had their In-store Reading at the same location. Through a legal lens, this book examines several of Dostoevsky’s works, including Crime and Punishment, The Double, Notes from the House of the Dead, Demons, and Brothers Karamazov, to show how they transmit relevant and timely messages about our mental capacity doctrine, confessions, legal system, and prisons.

Amy D. Ronner, PhD, JD, is a Professor of Law at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida, where she teaches Constitutional Law, Wills and Trusts, and Criminal Procedure. In addition to her law degree from the University of Miami, she has a PhD and an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan. Ronner is also the author of several books on topics like law, literature and therapeutic jurisprudence, appellate practice, LGBT rights, and English literature. One of her books, Homophobia and the Law (American Psychological Association Books, 2005), was the recipient of an academic book award. Dr. Ronner has also published more than forty articles dealing with Dostoevsky, literature, law, therapeutic jurisprudence, criminal procedure, human rights, constitutional rights, and LGBT rights. Dr. Ronner has been a guest lecturer at Dostoevsky, Russian literature, law, mental health, and therapeutic jurisprudence conferences all over the world.

Books and BBQ 3/28/15

Books and BBQ
Saturday, 03/28/2015 – 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm
BOOKS-BBQ-v2Magnolia North Community Park
2123 Ali Baba Avenue,
Opa-locka, Florida 33054
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Cost: Free

OLCDC & Bookleggers Library are hosting a fun-filled, family-friendly afternoon at the park, complete with FREE books and $5 BBQ plates! Everyone’s invited!

Bookleggers is a community mobile library based out of South Florida, setting up at rotating venues once a month and giving away free books to the public. As of 2015, Bookleggers Library operates with the generous funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
For those who are new to Bookleggers, the rules are simple:
1) Everyone gets one book for free;
2) We accept trades, a book for a book;
3) Each additional book is $2.

USHMM: Some Were Wives, Some Were Mothers: Female Perpetrators during the Holocaust 3/21/15

USHMM: Some Were Wives, Some Were Mothers: Female Perpetrators during the Holocaust
Thursday, 03/19/2015 – 03/19/2015 07:00 pm –
Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center
20400 NE 30th Ave,
Aventura, Florida 33180
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Cost: Free

Former Museum fellow Wendy Lower challenges the traditional picture of Germany’s women holding down the home front. In her compelling book, “Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields,” she reveals new evidence that places them directly in the maelstrom of war: looting, plundering and even killing.

Learn about a generation of women swept up in the feverish nationalism of the Nazi party, many of whom traveled east with the expanding “frontier” –where they witnessed and participated in exploitation, persecution and murder.

City Theatre presents a free ‘Taste of Summer Shorts’ in the Lobby Lounge of Olympia Theater 3/4/15

City Theatre presents a free ‘Taste of Summer Shorts’ in the Lobby Lounge of Olympia Theater
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 – 06:30 pm –
suspicious2-1Olympia Theater at Gusman Center
174 E Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: Free

City Theatre continues its 20th anniversary celebration with In the Lobby Lounge . . . City Theatre!, a special program presented by City Theatre and the Olympia Theater that features six directed readings of short plays that are in consideration for future production and/or are part of the City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting Contest. This one-night-only free event takes place on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in the Lobby Lounge of the Olympia Theater at Gusman Center.

Directed by City Theatre Producing Artistic Director John Manzelli, In the Lobby Lounge . . . City Theatre! will give audiences a first-hand role in the process that scripts go through on their way from page to stage. Audiences serve as critic and supporter, or even as actor, while also having a peek at what makes City Theatre a center for fresh, new works.

This year’s winning play of the City Theatre National Award for Short Playwrighting Contest is guaranteed a production in the 20th annual Summer Shorts Festival that will take place from June 4 – 28, 2015 at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, along with an incredible line-up of scripts penned by the country’s best writers. The playwright will also receive a $1,000 cash prize, royalties, and an invitation to Miami for the festival and to take part in the Citywrights: Professional Weekend for Playwrights from June 25 – 28, 2015.

The Olympia Theater’s “In the Lobby Lounge” series is sponsored by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, with grant funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

In the Lobby Lounge…City Theatre! is a free event that is open to the public. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the readings will start at 6:30 p.m. Cocktails will be available at the cash bar. Attendees are invited to enjoy a guided tour of the historic Olympia Theater during intermission.
For more information on City Theatre, call (305) 755-9401 or visit www.citytheatre.com.

The Big Read: Book Discussions 2/5/15 – 3/5/15

The Big Read: Book Discussions
Thursday, 02/05/2015 – 03/05/2015 10:00 pm –
center-facebook-header-851x3152Miami Dade Public Library
Miami Dade Public Library,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: Free

The Big Read: Book Discussions
Discussions on When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka will take place at various branches of the Miami-Dade Public Library System. Visit www.thecenteratmdc.org or www.mdpls.org for exact information.

Follow The Center on Pinterest and check out the Big Read boards! They will be celebrating all things Japanese and much more. On Twitter you can also be a part of Big Read Twitter chats and get up-to-date info on all upcoming events. You can also join in on the fun on Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr too! Hashtag #NEABigRead

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 –
center-facebook-header-851x3151Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

6:30 p.m. l Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
Big Read Keynote
Author David Mura on Japanese American Internment During WWII
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.

Road Trip To Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens 2/21/15

Road Trip To Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Saturday, 02/21/2015 – 02/21/2015 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
center-facebook-header-851x315Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
4000 Morikami Park Rd,
Delrey Beach, Florida 33446
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Cost: $8.00

Road Trip To Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Hop on the bus with fellow Big Readers for a trip to Delray Beach and a day of learning about Japanese culture and the history of the 100-year-old connection between Japan and South Florida, including an event related to the subject of this year’s Big Read title, When The Emperor Was Divine. In May of 1942, during World War II, farmland in the Yamato area still owned by Japanese settlers was confiscated by the U. S. government for a military installation.
Take a guided tour and experience the splendor of the Morikami’s six distinct gardens and the museum that complements them. The gardens, named Roji-en: Garden of the Drops of Dew, were designed to be a living exhibit with abundant viewpoints that give you a chance to stop and enjoy your surroundings. The museum’s galleries play host to several exhibitions of Japanese art and artifacts throughout the year featuring different aspects of Japan’s rich and diverse culture. To learn more about the museum, visit www.morikami.org.

The Center will rent a motorcoach to provide FREE transportation, and will subsidize admission to the Morikami. All participants will receive a free copy of When the Emperor Was Divine.
Museum entry is $8 (Regular price of museum entry $15) l Space is limited to 38 people on a first-come, first-served basis.
Meet at MDC Wolfson Campus at 9:00 a.m. l Bus leaves at 9:30 a.m.
For more information, please call 305-237-3258.

Senator Marco Rubio presents his new book at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus 2/20/15

Senator Marco Rubio presents his new book at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
Friday, 02/20/2015 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
rubio-social-mediaMiami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Senator Marco Rubio presents his new book at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone
When: Friday, February 20, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus Auditorium
300 N.E. Second Ave (Bldg. 1, 2nd Floor)
Please RVSP at thecenteratmdc.org or (305)237-3940 https://mdcmarketing.wufoo.com/forms/s19ykjka0lgnb5j/

Exquisite Writing: Poets Write Memoir with Neil de la Flor 2/26/15

Exquisite Writing: Poets Write Memoir with Neil de la Flor
Thursday, 02/26/2015 – 03/19/2015 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
center-facebook-header-851x3152MDC Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $100.00

In this poetry workshop, participants will be guided in using surrealist techniques to unearth ideas, images, textures and colors in order to revive memories in vivid detail. These techniques will be used to enrich our writing and make our personal stories come to life. This workshop is recommended for writers who enjoy word-play and are not afraid of experimentation. Format will include individual and collaborative work.

Miami, January 2015 –The Center for Writing and Literature Miami Dade College (The Center @ MDC), announced their spring 2015 creative writing course offerings. The Center’s non-Credit creative writing courses are offered throughout the year, giving aspiring writers the opportunity to receive critique and encouragement from published authors with extensive teaching experience.

The intensive workshops on fiction, nonfiction and poetry, as well as lunchtime readings and manuscript consultations. All workshops will be offered at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave and the MDC Museum of Art + Design, Freedom Tower both in downtown Miami.
Also, stay tune for the news on The Writer’s Institute. From May 6 through the 9, 2015, The Center for Writing and Literature will offer four days of intensive workshops on fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and publishing at Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College.
Space is limited. Register as soon as possible to secure your space. Payment must be received at time of registration and must have cleared at least five business days prior to the first day of class. Please note registration deadlines for each course.
To register and for complete details on the 2015 Spring Writing Courses, please visit http://www.flcenterlitarts.com/site/programs/writing/creative-writing.html

Writing about Work with Roxanna Elden 2/24/2015

Writing about Work with Roxanna Elden
Tuesday, 02/24/2015 – 03/31/2015 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
center-facebook-header-851x3151MDC Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: 125.00

Writing about Work with Roxanna Elden
Tuesdays: February 24 – March 31, 2015
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Registration $125
MDC Wolfson Campus, Downtown Miami Dade College

“People love to read about work. God knows why, but they do.” – Stephen King, On Writing. Jobs are often fertile ground for writing material, and those who write about work frequently find loyal audiences. We will examine a variety of work writing done well, including career confessionals such as Waiting, worksite-based novels such as The Firm, popular work-related blogs, and even work humor, such as Dilbert. The course will include in-class writing exercises as well as instructor and peer coaching for ongoing projects.

More Information:
The Center @ Miami Dade College Announces 2015 Creative Writing Courses
Miami, January 2015 –The Center for Writing and Literature Miami Dade College (The Center @ MDC), announced their spring 2015 creative writing course offerings. The Center’s non-Credit creative writing courses are offered throughout the year, giving aspiring writers the opportunity to receive critique and encouragement from published authors with extensive teaching experience.

The intensive workshops on fiction, nonfiction and poetry, as well as lunchtime readings and manuscript consultations. All workshops will be offered at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave and the MDC Museum of Art + Design, Freedom Tower both in downtown Miami.

Also, stay tune for the news on The Writer’s Institute. From May 6 through the 9, 2015, The Center for Writing and Literature will offer four days of intensive workshops on fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and publishing at Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College.

Space is limited. Register as soon as possible to secure your space. Payment must be received at time of registration and must have cleared at least five business days prior to the first day of class. Please note registration deadlines for each course.

To register and for complete details on the 2015 Spring Writing Courses, please visit http://www.flcenterlitarts.com/site/programs/writing/creative-writing.html

The Art of the Memoir: Autobiography into Literature with Bernard Cooper 2/13/15

The Art of the Memoir: Autobiography into Literature with Bernard Cooper
Friday, 02/13/2015 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
center-facebook-header-851x315Freedom Tower – MDC
600 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $50.00

The Memoir is one of the most popular and exciting genres in contemporary literature. But how does one begin to translate personal experience and shape it into a work of art that is accessible to readers whose experiences and concerns may be vastly different from our own? How can we begin to harness our autobiographical impulses and create stories that rival the best fiction and theater? How does one begin to shape the often amorphous sprawl of memory and contain it in the unified and emotionally stirring form we call a memoir? Given the fallibility of memory, why endeavor to write a memoir rather than a work of fiction? What are the emotional consequences and responsibilities of writing about people we know or have known? Is it permissible for the non-fiction writer to exaggerate, or even lie? This class will be a forum in which to discuss these and other pertinent questions.

More Information:
The Center @ Miami Dade College Announces 2015 Creative Writing Courses
Miami, January 2015 –The Center for Writing and Literature Miami Dade College (The Center @ MDC), announced their spring 2015 creative writing course offerings. The Center’s non-Credit creative writing courses are offered throughout the year, giving aspiring writers the opportunity to receive critique and encouragement from published authors with extensive teaching experience.

The intensive workshops on fiction, nonfiction and poetry, as well as lunchtime readings and manuscript consultations. All workshops will be offered at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave and the MDC Museum of Art + Design, Freedom Tower both in downtown Miami.
Also, stay tune for the news on The Writer’s Institute. From May 6 through the 9, 2015, The Center for Writing and Literature will offer four days of intensive workshops on fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and publishing at Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College.

Space is limited. Register as soon as possible to secure your space. Payment must be received at time of registration and must have cleared at least five business days prior to the first day of class. Please note registration deadlines for each course.

To register and for complete details on the 2015 Spring Writing Courses, please visit http://www.flcenterlitarts.com/site/programs/writing/creative-writing.html

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
Webpage Link
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
Webpage Link
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 : Koubek Theater, Koubek Center 11/20/14

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents : Koubek Theater, Koubek Center
Thursday, 11/20/2014 – 07:00 pm – 08:00 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster7Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

(Bldg. 1, 1st Floor)
The Life, Work, and Legacy of Julio Cortazar (Argentina), with Miami’s Consul General of Argentina, Miguel Talento, and authors Ana Maria Shua, Maria Teresa Andruetto, and Guillermo Martinez.

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Teatro Prometeo 11/20/14

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Teatro Prometeo
Thursday, 11/20/2014 – 08:00 pm – 09:00 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster8Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave,
Downtown Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

(Bldg. 1, 1st Floor)
Appointment with Latin Theatre
Latin Theater in the United States – featuring the literary magazine Tramoya, with Beatriz J. Rizk, Nilo Cruz, Cristina Rebull, and Joann Yarro

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

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Tres voces, tres maneras de narrar 11/22/14

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Tres voces, tres maneras de narrar
Saturday, 11/22/2014 – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster20Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave,
Downtown Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Room 3314 (Bldg. 3, 3rd Floor)
With Guillermo Ferrara, William Navarrete y José Ignacio Valenzuela.

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Discucssion with Madeline Cámara, Teresa Fernández Soneira y Yara González-Montes. 11/22/14

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Discucssion with Madeline Cámara, Teresa Fernández Soneira y Yara González-Montes.
Saturday, 11/17/2014 – 01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster22Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave,
Downtown Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Room 3314 (Bldg. 3, 3rd Floor)

Conversaciones trasatlánticas (I): The writer, his play and the society we live in. 11/22/14

Conversaciones trasatlánticas (I): The writer, his play and the society we live in.
Saturday, 11/22/2014 – 02:30 pm – 03:30 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster23Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave,
Downtown Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Room 3314 (Bldg. 3, 3rd Floor)
Roberto Ampuero, Fermín Goñi y J. J. Armas Marcelo conversation with Pablo Barrios.

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: ¡A leer en español! 11/22/14

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: ¡A leer en español!
Saturday, 11/22/2014 – 01:30 pm – 02:30 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster26Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave,
Downtown Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Room 6100 (Bldg. 6, 1st Floor)
A seminar for parents and educators in regards to infant literacy and reading. Presented by Fundación Cuatrogatos y The Center for Literature and Theatre @ MDC.

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Ultimas noticias del nuevo idiota iberoamericano. 11/21/14

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-poster13Miami 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

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Realidad y fantasía en la literatura 11/22/14

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Realidad y fantasía en la literatura
Saturday, 11/22/2014 – 02:45 pm – 03:45 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster27Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave,
Downtown Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Room 6100 (Bldg. 6, 1st Floor)
Realidad y fantasía en la literatura. María Teresa Andruetto y Verónica Murguía conversan con Antonio Orlando Rodríguez.

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Una mirada a la novela para jóvenes en Latinoamérica. 11/22/14

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Una mirada a la novela para jóvenes en Latinoamérica.
Saturday, 11/22/2014 – 04:00 pm – 05:00 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster28Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave,
Downtown Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Room 6100 (Bldg. 6, 1st Floor)
Charla de Fanuel Hanán Díaz. Presentación: Sergio Andricaín

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Escribir para niños: ¿cómo, sobre qué, para qué? 11/22/14

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Escribir para niños: ¿cómo, sobre qué, para qué?
Saturday, 11/22/2014 – 04:00 pm – 05:00 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster29Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave,
Downtown Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Room 6100 (Bldg. 6, 1st Floor)
Eddy Díaz Souza, Jorge Galán, Ana María Shua y David Unger conversan con Chely Lima.

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Conversaciones trasatlánticas (II): Los retos del escritor en tiempos de crisis editorial. 11/23/14

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Conversaciones trasatlánticas (II): Los retos del escritor en tiempos de crisis editorial.
Sunday, 11/23/2014 – 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster36Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave,
Downtown Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Room 3314 (Bldg. 3, 3rd Floor)
Jorge Franco, Clara Sánchez, Pablo Simonetti y Jorge Zepeda Patterson conversation con Pablo Barrios.

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Rumbos de la literatura vasca. 11/23/14

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Rumbos de la literatura vasca.
Sunday, 11/23/2014 – 02:00 pm – 03:00 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster32Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave,
Downtown Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Room 3209 (Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor)
Harkaitz Cano and Mari José Olaziregi conversan con Pablo Barrios.

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Novelas Iberoamericanas 11/22/14

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Novelas Iberoamericanas
Saturday, 11/22/2014 – 12:15 pm – 01:15 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster15Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave,
Downtown Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Room 3209 (Bldg. 3, Second Floor)
Revisar el pasado, descubrir el presente: novelas iberoamericanas, with Carlos Mesa Gisbert, Fermín Goñi y Jorge Zepeda Patterson.

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Teatro Koubek, Koubek Center Octavio Paz: Poeta of the Eternal 11/21/14

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Teatro Koubek, Koubek Center Octavio Paz: Poeta of the Eternal
Friday, 11/21/2014 – 07:00 pm – 08:00 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster10Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave,
Downtown Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

(Bldg. 1, 1st Floor)
The Life, Work, and Legacy of Octavio Paz (Mexico), with Miami’s Consul General of Mexico, Jose Antonio Zalbalgoitia and authors Alberto Ruy Sanchez and Julio Trujillo (Mexico), and Poets Jordi Doce (Spain) and Orlando Gonzalez Esteva (Cuba).

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Teatro Prometeo 11/20/14

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Teatro Prometeo
Thursday, 11/20/2014 – 08:00 pm – 09:00 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster9Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave,
Downtown Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

(Bldg. 1, 1st Floor)
The Theater of Mario Diament
Staged Reading of Cita a ciegas by Teatro Prometo students, followed by a conversion with the autor Mario Diament.

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Coloquial Miami 2014: Spanish Language and Book Fairs 11/23/14

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: Coloquial Miami 2014: Spanish Language and Book Fairs
Sunday, 11/23/2014 – 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave,
Downtown Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st floor)
Organized by the Miami Book Fair International, el Centro Regional para el Fomento del Libro en América Latina and el Caribe-UNESCO and the Secretary General Iberoamerican, this event brings to Miami directors and representatives of International book fairs.

Participants:
Paulina Ratamales (Santiago International Book Fair, Chile), Ana Dolores De Fauvet (San Salvador International Book Fair, El Salvador), Catalina Rey-Sanchez Quiñones (Guadalajara International Book Fair and The Spanish Book Fair in Los Angeles, Maria Teresa Carbano (Foundation of Books in Argentina and Bueno Aires International Book Fair, Daniela Fuentes Moncada (Internation Book Fair of Quito and Guayaquil), Bernardo Jaramillo (Centro Regional para el Fomento del Libro en América Latina y el Caribe-UNESCO), Fernando Macotela (Mineria International Book Fair, México) and Antonio Maria Avila (Liber International Book Fair, Spain).

Miami Book International Fair 2014 Presents:Meet Iberoamericano Literature and digital medias 11/23/14

Miami Book International Fair 2014 Presents:Meet Iberoamericano Literature and digital medias
Sunday, 11/23/2014 – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster6Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave,
Downtown Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Room 6100 (Bldg. 6, 1st floor)
For the first time at the Miami Book Fair International brings together representatives of the digital editorial circuit with the purpose of exchanging experiences and supporting the development of these digital spaces and technologies. It provides the public with e-readers or tablets to create an interative experience.

Exhibitors: Domenico Chiappe, Glenda Galan, Asdrubal Hernandez, Salvador Luis, Patricia Magallon, Maricel Mayor Marsan, Pedro Medina Leon, Sergio Peralta, Monica Prandi, Alfredo Rodriguez, Victor Salinas, Mauricio Salvador and Omar Villasana.

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: To Read Spanish 11/22/14

Miami Book Fair International 2014 Presents: To Read Spanish!
Sunday, 11/22/2014 – 01:30 pm – 05:30 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster5Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300,
N.E. Second Ave, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Room 6100 (Bldg. 6, 1st Floor)

A seminar for parents and eduactors on childrens literatura and the promotion of Reading.
Presented by la Fundación Cuatrogatos and The Center for Literature and
Theatre @ Miami Dade College.

The Miami Book Fair International presents for the first time, a seminar dedicated to children and young adult literature ad the promotion of Reading. This seminar provides information and a space for reflection, directed to parents, educators and all who are interested in helping younger generations in becoming more interested in books, guaranteed partecipation for recognized authors and international experts.

Exhibitors: Maria Teresa Andruetto (Argentina), Veronica Murguía (México), Fanuel Hanan Diaz (Venezuela), Ana Maria Shua (Argentina), Jorge Galan (El Salvador), David Unger (Guatemala) and Eddy Diaz Souza (Cuba-Venezuela).

Coordination: Chely Lima, Antonio Orlando Rodriguez and Sergio Andricain (Cuba-USA).

Miami Book Fair International 2014 – The Life, Work, and Legacy of Juan Ramón Jiménez 11/19/14

Miami Book Fair International 2014 – The Life, Work, and Legacy of Juan Ramón Jiménez
Wednesday, 11/19/2014 – 07:00 pm – 08:00 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster3MDC’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

The Life, Work, and Legacy of Juan Ramón Jiménez (Spain) and Platero y yo, presented by Antonio Fernández Almanza, president of The Juan Ramón Jiménez Foundation, with authors Daisy Valls and Carlos Pintado. The event will be held in Spanish and is free and open to the public.

Miami Book Fair International 2014 – The Life, Work, and Legacy of Gabriel García Márquez 11/18/14

Miami Book Fair International 2014 – The Life, Work, and Legacy of Gabriel García Márquez
Sunday, 11/18/2014 – 07:00 pm – 08:00 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster2MDC’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

The Life, Work, and Legacy of Gabriel García Márquez (Colombia), with journalist Enrique Córdoba, in conversation with best-selling Colombian writer Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza, followed by dramatic readings by Teatro Prometeo students. The event will be held in Spanish and is free and open to the public.

Miami Book Fair International 2014 – The Life, Work, and Legacy of Gastón Baquero 11/17/14

Miami Book Fair International 2014 – The Life, Work, and Legacy of Gastón Baquero
Monday, 11/17/2014 – 07:00 pm –
2014-miami-book-fair-poster1Koubek Center Theater
2705 SW 3rd Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Miami Book Fair International 2014 – The Life, Work, and Legacy of Gastón Baquero (Cuba) — Carlos Espinosa Domínguez and Uva de Aragón pay tribute to the influential poet. Followed by readings of his work. The event will be held in Spanish and is free and open to the public.

Miami Book Fair International 2014 – An Evening with Elena Poniatowska 11/16/14

Miami Book Fair International 2014 – An Evening with Elena Poniatowska
Sunday, 11/16/2014 – 07:30 pm – 08:30 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-posterMDC Wolfson Campus Auditorium (Bldg. 1, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave. Miami, FL 33132,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Miami Book Fair International 2014 – An Evening with Elena Poniatowska, hosted by Latin American literature expert Dr. Nora Erro Peralta. The event will be held in Spanish and is free and open to the public.

On the Road to the 31st Miami Book Fair International – Our Lady of Charity in the soul of the Cuban people 11/15/14

On the Road to the 31st Miami Book Fair International – Our Lady of Charity in the soul of the Cuban people
Saturday, 11/15/2014 – 11/15/2014 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster8MDC’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Our Lady of Charity in the soul of the Cuban people
Presentation of Emilio Cueto’s book, La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre en el alma del pueblo cubano, which explores the presence of Cuba’s patroness in different cultural expressions.

"CRI Book Presentation" Revolutionary Cuba 11/6/14

“CRI Book Presentation” Revolutionary Cuba
Thursday, 11/06/2014 – 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

Dr. Luis Martínez-Fernández’s book is the first in more than three decades to offer a complete and chronological history of revolutionary Cuba, including the years of rebellion that led to the revolution and bringing the reader to the present-day transformations initiated by Raúl Castro.

On the Road to the 31st Miami Book Fair International – Ernesto Guevara: His final days 11/14/14

On the Road to the 31st Miami Book Fair International – Ernesto Guevara: His final days
Friday, 11/14/2014 – 11/14/2014 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster7MDC’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Ernesto Guevara: His final days
Presentation and discussion of Che Guevara: valgo más vivo que muerto. A historic account of Ernesto Guevara’s last days in Bolivia. The event will be held in Spanish and is free and open to the public

On the Road to the 31st Miami Book Fair International – Argentinian Artists in Miami 11/8/14

On the Road to the 31st Miami Book Fair International – Argentinian Artists in Miami
Sunday, 11/08/2014 – 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster4MDC’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Argentinian Artists in Miami
Presentation of Artistas Argentinos en Miami, a book published by the Argentinian consulate with the participation of the Consul General of Argentina in Miami, Miguel Talento. The event will be held in Spanish and is free and open to the public.

On the Road to the 31st Miami Book Fair International – Verycuetos II: The art of literary miscellany 11/8/14

On the Road to the 31st Miami Book Fair International – Verycuetos II: The art of literary miscellany
Saturday, 11/08/2014 – 11/08/2014 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster5MDC’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Verycuetos II: The art of literary miscellany
Cuban author Juan Cueto-Roig presents his latest book, discussing, and reflecting upon literary culture, politics and history. The event will be held in Spanish and is free and open to the public.

On the Road to the 31st Miami Book Fair International – New Treasure from the Golden Age 11/14/14

On the Road to the 31st Miami Book Fair International – New Treasure from the Golden Age
Friday, 11/14/2014 – 07:00 pm – 08:00 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-poster6MDC’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

New Treasure from the Golden Age
Researcher and scholar Alfredo Rodríguez López-Vázquez in conversation with journalist and cultural critic, Olga Connor, about the book Segunda parte del Lazarillo de Tormes and its importance to Hispanic literary culture, and how Rodríguez López-Vázquez rediscovered it. The event will be held in Spanish and is free and open to the public.

On the Road to the 31st Miami Book Fair International – I'm 50 so what? 11/7/14

On the Road to the 31st Miami Book Fair International – I’m 50… so what?
Friday, 11/07/2014 – 08:00 pm –
2014-miami-book-fair-poster3MDC’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

I’m 50… so what? Actress and TV presenter Giselle Blondet will talk with the audience about her book: Tengo 50… ¿y qué?, in which she advises women about what they can do to be successful and beautiful at 50. The event will be held in Spanish and is free and open to the public.

On the Road to the 31st Miami Book Fair International – Recent Books from La Pereza 11/1/14

On the Road to the 31st Miami Book Fair International – Recent Books from La Pereza
Saturday, 11/01/2014 – 06:00 pm –
2014-miami-book-fair-poster1MDC’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Presentation of the new books published by Ediciones La Pereza: Facundo Cabral: sus últimos correos; El rap de la morgue y otros cuentos, de Claudia Amengual; Toda una vida, de Luisgé Martín, and Noches de Obon, María José Rivera. Event will be held in Spanish and are all free and open to the public.

On the Road to the 31st Miami Book Fair International – Recent Books from La Pereza 11/1/14

On the Road to the 31st Miami Book Fair International – Recent Books from La Pereza
Saturday, 11/01/2014 – 01:00 pm – 06:00 pm
2014-miami-book-fair-posterMDC’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Presentation of the new books published by Ediciones La Pereza: Facundo Cabral: sus últimos correos; El rap de la morgue y otros cuentos, de Claudia Amengual; Toda una vida, de Luisgé Martín, and Noches de Obon, María José Rivera. Event will be held in Spanish and are all free and open to the public.

Read Conmigo Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 10/11/14 – 10/12/14

Read Conmigo Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Saturday, 10/11/2014 – 10/12/2014 02:00 pm – 06:30 pm
Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
Webpage Link
Cost: Free for teachers

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month during Totally Teachers Weekend, Miami-Dade, Broward & Palm Beach County teachers & school employees will receive free admission to MSQ on both days.

Saturday, local news personality’s will read aloud from Read Conmigo’s bilingual children’s books. These books will also be distributed on site for FREE.

PLUS a discount for up to 4 guests at 50% off regular admission if you visit www.readconmigo.org/miami

Robin Korth Talks Soul on the Run 9/20/14

Robin Korth Talks Soul on the Run
Saturday, 09/20/2014 – 07:00 pm – 08:00 pm
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265 Aragon Ave,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Robin Korth Talks Soul on the Run and How We Can Start Again to Live Our Lives At Any Age

It really sucks to come in second in your own life. It sucks even more to think this is okay.
When God knocks, it isn’t such a great idea to keep saying, “Wait a minute.”
“Change” is a word that does its best work wearing a sweat suit.

Miami native Robin Korth will debut her book Soul on the Run, Saturday September 20, 7:00 pm, at Books & Books in Coral Gables.

Soul on the Run is the gut-wrenchingly honest portrayal of one woman’s search for herself, and her refusal to continue playing the game of “let’s pretend everything is okay.” What’s more, it reminds us—when we are honest with ourselves—we can start life over at any age. Korth’s words are pithy and raw, sometimes almost brutal, and often just plain funny. There are common sense insights into doing life and a sometimes mystic questing into the hidden avenues of the human heart. To read this book is to journey into your own heart and spirit. The questions and comments of this woman’s piercing search for joy and meaning will spark your own. You cannot read this book without becoming a participant in your own soul’s journey towards life.

Author Event: Randy Wayne White 8/25/14

Author Event: Randy Wayne White
Monday, 08/25/2014 – 08:00 pm –
Author-Randy-Wayne-White-Doc-Fords-Rum-Bar-GrillBooks and Books
265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Randy Wayne White is the author of 21 Doc Ford novels, the Hannah Smith novels Gone and Deceived; and 4 collections of nonfiction. He will be speaking to us about his latest crime fiction novel, Haunted. This event is free and open to the public.

Author Event: Carl Hiaasen 9/23/14

Author Event: Carl Hiaasen
Tuesday, 09/23/2014 – 07:00 pm –
Carl HiaasenTemple Judea
5500 Granada Blvd.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
More Info Link
Cost: Book Purchase = Entry for 2

Carl Hiaasen has been writing about Florida since his father gave him a typewriter at age 6. Now Hiaasen writes a column for the Miami Herald and is the author of many bestselling novels, like Hoot, Star Island and Bad Monkey. The #1 New York Times bestselling author is now serving up his unique brand of swamp-justice in Skink—No Surrender.

You’ll receive a voucher once you purchase the novel ($18.99) at any B&B location. This voucher serves as entry for 2 people to the talk and book signing.

Aventura Mall and The Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership Host Annual Book Fair with Special Guest Dave Barry 8/16/14

Aventura Mall and The Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership Host Annual Book Fair with Special Guest Dave Barry
Saturday, 08/16/2014 – 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Aventura Mall
19501 Biscayne Blvd,
Aventura, Florida 33180
Webpage Link
Cost:

Aventura Mall & The Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership have teamed up for the second year to host The Book Shop Saturday, August 16 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., located in the mall’s Center Court. This event will feature a selection of award-winning books for all ages, including New York Times Best-Sellers for adults. Attendees will enjoy a special appearance and book signing by Pulitzer Prize-winning author & columnist Dave Barry. All proceeds will benefit Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership.

Jon Scieszka – Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor 8/27/14

Jon Scieszka – Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor
Wednesday, 08/27/2014 – 06:30 pm –
Scieszka-Jon_headshotBooks and Books
265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination, and definitely unusual. Using real science, Jon Scieszka has created a unique world of adventure and science fiction—an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers.

Jon Scieszka is a New York Times Bestselling Author and has sold more than 11 million books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Dr. Camilo Cruz – Arquitectura del Éxito 7/23/14

Dr. Camilo Cruz – Arquitectura del Éxito
Wednesday, 07/23/2014 – 08:00 pm –
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABooks and Books
265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

El éxito de cualquier negocio es simplemente el reflejo de el éxito, actitud y liderazgo de las personas que lo conforman. Basado en esta premisa, este libro nos plantea un gran interrogante: ¿Es posible desarrollar un plan de éxito para nuestro proyecto de vida empleando la misma metodología que utilizaría un arquitecto para trazar los planos de un edificio? El Dr. Camilo Cruz no sólo cree que es posible y beneficioso diseñarlo, sino que en esta nueva obra nos enseña cómo hacerlo.

Ricardo Chávez en conversación con Ismael CALA – Tu Vida No Tiene Que Ser Una Novela 6/25/14

Ricardo Chávez en conversación con Ismael CALA – Tu Vida No Tiene Que Ser Una Novela
Sunday, 06/25/2014 – 05:30 pm –
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265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: La compra de un ejemplar, admite a dos personas

En conversación con CALA y con la visita especial de Sonya Smith. Una noche brillante en Books&Books, por el número de estrellas presentes y por el camino de luz que Ricardo ha recorrido y del cual nos habla en su libro, Tu Vida No Tiene Que Ser Una Novela. Es un libro que nos revela todo aquello que ocurre en el plano espiritual. Se requiere la compra del libro para asistir al evento.

Loretta Neff: Tame Your Manners 6/14/14

Loretta Neff: Tame Your Manners
Saturday, 06/14/2014 – 10:00 am –
TameYourMannersBooks and Books
265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

For caregivers and parents with demanding schedules, finding time to teach or mentor children is increasingly difficult. Learning social skills early, especially during childhood, can shape a child’s character and greatly impact his or her life. Tame Your Manners makes manners fun, meaningful, and most importantly, memorable. Any adult or child who reads this book will delight in the clever illustrations and correlations of animal characteristics to the manners advice.

Marc Levy in conversation with Patrick Alexander 6/12/14

Marc Levy in conversation with Patrick Alexander
Thursday, 06/12/2014 – 08:00 pm –
1509147_823044691042422_5600441069352820256_nBooks and Books
265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Literary superstar Marc Levy launches his new thriller, Replay – in which an investigative journalist regains consciousness two months prior to the date of his own murder, giving him exactly sixty days to uncover the murderer’s identity.

Author Event with Lisa See: China Dolls 6/17/14

Author Event with Lisa See: China Dolls
Tuesday, 06/17/2014 – 08:00 pm –
LisaSeeBooks and Books
265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Lisa See is the author of 6 previous novels, including the critically acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Dreams of Joy, Shanghai Girls, Peony in Love, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Flower Net (which was nominated for an Edgar Award), The Interior, and Dragon Bones. She is also the author of the widely acclaimed memoir On Gold Mountain. She lives in Los Angeles.

Join us with Lisa See to discuss her exciting new novel set in the “Chop Suey Circuit” of San Francisco right before WWII.

JoAnna Rakoff: My Salinger Year 6/19/14

JoAnna Rakoff: My Salinger Year
Thursday, 06/19/2014 – 08:00 pm –
JoAnnaRakoffBooks and Books
265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Join our Author Event Series with JoAnna Rakoff as we discuss My Salinger Year, a memoir about literary New York in the late nineties a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing, where a young woman finds herself entangled with one of the last great figures of the century.

I Am Miami In Action by Activating Public Spaces 5/30/14

I Am Miami In Action by Activating Public Spaces
Friday, 05/30/2014 – 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Miami-In-Action-Email-flyer-copyStephen P Clark Government Center Park
150 NW 1st Street,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: Free

Join us for an activity packed day where you can connect with others, learn about ways to improve Miami, and enjoy a splendid downtown park.

Installations will include a graffiti wall, a living wall, games, an athletic field, dance, story time, food trucks and a green screen of the Everglades.

Be inspired ~ Create connections ~ Take action

The event will take place in the park just west of Government Center along NW 2nd Avenue between NW 1st & 3rd Streets.

Admission is free!

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
Big-Truck-cover-photo-hi-resBooks & Books
265 Aragon Ave,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
More Info Link
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
Webpage Link
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
Webpage Link
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
Webpage Link
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 –
1926806_672604539469724_1252384967_nBooks & Books
265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Webpage Link
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
Webpage Link
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
Webpage Link

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

The Center for Literature and Theatre at MDC and Books and Books Welcome Author Isabel Allende 2/1/14

The Center for Literature and Theatre at MDC and Books and Books Welcome World Renowned Author Isabel Allende
Isabel AllendeFebruary 1st, 2013, 7:00 pm
Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus – Chapman Center
245 NE 4th St
Miami, Florida
For More information or tickets
 
Isabel Allende—the New York Times bestselling author whose books, including Maya’s Notebook, Island Beneath the Sea, and Zorro, have sold more than 57 million copies around the world—demonstrates her remarkable literary versatility with Ripper, an atmospheric, fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San Francisco. She will be joining Anjanette Delgado for a conversation on this new project. Vouchers are required – purchase a book and get two tickets ($28.99).
 
Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of many bestselling novels, including, most recently, Ines of My Soul, Zorro, Portrait in Sepia, and Daughter of Fortune. She has also written a collection of stories; three memoirs, The Sum of Our Days, My Invented Country, and Paula; and a trilogy of young adult novels. Her books have been translated into more than 27 languages and have become bestsellers across four continents. In 2004 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Allende lives in California.

PAMM Art Storytime 1/25/14

PAMM Art Storytime
Saturday, 01/25/2014 – 01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
storytimePérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: PAMM members: $7 per child Non-members: $10 per child plus general 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 to mvickles@pamm.org / 786 354 5641
PAMM members: $7 per child Non-members: $10 per child plus general museum admission

Self-parking on-site as available ($2/hour) / Metromover: Museum Park station. www.pamm.org/parking

PAMM Art Storytime is produced by Pérez Art Museum Miami with support from Peacock Foundation, Inc., Batchelor Foundation, Inc., Publix Super Market Charities, and The Israel Rose Henry And Robert Wiener Charitable Foundation Inc.

Learn the Secrets of Your Sexual Desires 12/3/13

Learn the Secrets of Your Sexual Desires
Tuesday, 12/03/2013 – 12/03/2013 07:00 pm – 09:30 pm
7784e9528d27d87f2fcb4e6da429ebdd_z1m01Valencia Shores Club
7751 Valencia Shores Blvd,
Lake Worth, Florida 33467
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Cost: free

Dr. Maureen Whelihan, a gynecologist and sex educator, and Anne Rodgers, a former newspaper reporter wrote a book, Kiss & Tell, about the secrets of women’s sexual desires, with a beat focused on women over the age of 45. 1300 patients from Dr Whelihan’s practice between the ages of 15 and 97 participated in a survey about sexual desire, orgasm, thoughts and preferences. Come listen to Dr. Whelihan and Anne candidly speak about the secrets that women have shared about what sexually drives them. At the end of the seminar copies of the book will be sold and you will have the opportunity to have them signed by the authors. There will be time for Anne and Dr. Whelihan to answer any of your questions about the subject.
Whether young or old, male or female, you will be fascinated by this seminar and book filled with secret truths from women and how they view sexual desire across the decades of their lives.

Learn the Secrets of Your Sexual Desires 1/23/14

Learn the Secrets of Your Sexual Desires
Thursday, 01/23/2014 – 01/23/2014 07:00 pm – 09:30 pm
7784e9528d27d87f2fcb4e6da429ebdd_z1m0StoneBridge Golf Club
10343 Stonebridge Blvd,
Boca Raton, Florida 33498
Facebook Link
Cost: free

Dr. Maureen Whelihan, a gynecologist and sex educator, and Anne Rodgers, a former newspaper reporter wrote a book, Kiss & Tell, about the secrets of women’s sexual desires, with a beat focused on women over the age of 45. 1300 patients from Dr Whelihan’s practice between the ages of 15 and 97 participated in a survey about sexual desire, orgasm, thoughts and preferences. Come listen to Dr. Whelihan and Anne candidly speak about the secrets that women have shared about what sexually drives them. At the end of the seminar copies of the book will be sold and you will have the opportunity to have them signed by the authors. There will be time for Anne and Dr. Whelihan to answer any of your questions about the subject.
Whether young or old, male or female, you will be fascinated by this seminar and book filled with secret truths from women and how they view sexual desire across the decades of their lives.

A Book Presentation by Erik-Camayd-Freixas, Ph.D 10/9/13

A Book Presentation by Erik-Camayd-Freixas, Ph.D
Wednesday, 10/09/2013 – 10/09/2013 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
10-9-7-2-CamaydBooks & Books
265 Aragon Ave,,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Oct 9th, 8 pm Books & Books, Coral Gables. FIU professor Dr. Erik Camayd-Freixas in a book presentation of his recent publication: US Immigration Reform and its Global Impact, Lessons from the Postville Raid. Immigration is a hot button. Dr. Camayd-Freixas bases his roadmap to positive reform on real life experience in case studies. RSVP at 305-348-2894. For more information visit our website- http://lacc.fiu.edu/events/2013/#Oct

The Sizzling History of Miami Cuisine Author Event 7/19/13

The Sizzling History of Miami Cuisine Author Event
Friday, 07/19/2013 – 08:00 pm –
9781609499013Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33183
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

The culinary history of Miami is a reflection of its culture–spicy, vibrant and diverse. And though delectable seafood has always been a staple in South Florida, influences from Latin and Caribbean nations brought zest to the city’s world-renowned cuisine. Even the orange, the state’s most popular fruit, migrated from another country. Join local food author Mandy Baca as she recounts the delicious history of Miami’s delicacies from the Tequesta Indians to the present-day local food revolution.

Neil Gaiman Book Signing of The Ocean at the End of the Lane at Temple Judea 6/23/13

Neil Gaiman Book Signing of The Ocean at the End of the Lane
neilgaimanbyKimberlyButlerJun 23 2013 2:00 pm
Temple Judea
5500 Granada Boulevard
Coral Gables, Florida
33134-5008
Purchase Now

Meet one of the world’s most beloved storytellers Neil Gaiman reading and signing The Ocean at the End of the Lane (William Morrow, $25.99)

Tickets and Signing Guidelines: Vouchers are required for this event and may be purchased at Books & Books in Coral Gables, Miami Beach or Bal Harbour Shops. Purchase a copy of The Ocean at the End of the Lane ($25.99 + tax) and you will receive one voucher. This voucher entitles you to receive (1) one copy of The Ocean at the End of the Lane and also serves as your entry for (1) person to Neil Gaiman’s talk and book signing at Temple Judea.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane will be published on June 18 and you may claim your copy of the book any time after publication at a Books & Books location, or at the event on June 23. Your voucher will be stamped to reflect whether or not you have claimed your book. You must show your voucher and attached receipt to claim entrance to the event, so please remember to bring it with you that day. Books & Books is NOT responsible for lost or stolen vouchers.

There will be a book signing to follow Neil’s talk and Q&A with the audience.

Read more instructions here.

The Big Reads: Presenting Tim O’Brien 4/9/13

The Big Reads: Presenting Tim O’Brien
Tuesday, 04/09/2013, 07:30 pm –
things-they-carried-2Coral Gables Congregational Church
Coral Gables Congregational Church,
3010 DeSoto Boulevard, Florida Coral Gables
Webpage Link

The Big Read Keynote: An Evening with Tim O’Brien
Author Tim O’Brien gives The Big Read keynote address and speaks about his contemporary classic, The Things They Carried. Co-presented with Books & Books.

Read Along, Sing a Song by Florida Grand Opera 4/13/13

Read Along, Sing a Song by Florida Grand Opera
Saturday, 04/13/2013, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Read-Along2Sunny Isles Beach Branch Library
18070 Collins Ave.,
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160
Webpage Link

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) continues to solidify its commitment to education and the community by partnering with the Miami-Dade County and Broward County Public Library Systems to offer a FREE literacy program running through the 2012-2013 season.

The “Read Along, Sing a Song” program is designed for elementary school aged children, walking them through a pre-selected story and incorporating elements from different artistic disciplines found within opera. As the children read, they may be instructed to pick up an instrument, follow a dance or sing to a melody during a high point of the story, making reading even more engaging and fun.

Catering to underserved communities, the program is offered at no cost. To maximize the learning experience, sessions are limited to 25 children each. Reservations can be made in advance by contacting FGO Education Manager, Cerise Sutton, at csutton@fgo.org or 305-854-1643 ext. 1100. For specific dates and other details, please visit www.FGO.org/education.

Read Along, Sing a Song by Florida Grand Opera 4/5/13

Read Along, Sing a Song by Florida Grand Opera
Friday, 04/05/2013, 04:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Read-Along5Pompano Beach Branch Library
1213 E. Atlantic Blvd.,
Pompano Beach, Florida 33060
Webpage Link

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) continues to solidify its commitment to education and the community by partnering with the Miami-Dade County and Broward County Public Library Systems to offer a FREE literacy program running through the 2012-2013 season.

The “Read Along, Sing a Song” program is designed for elementary school aged children, walking them through a pre-selected story and incorporating elements from different artistic disciplines found within opera. As the children read, they may be instructed to pick up an instrument, follow a dance or sing to a melody during a high point of the story, making reading even more engaging and fun.

Catering to underserved communities, the program is offered at no cost. To maximize the learning experience, sessions are limited to 25 children each. Reservations can be made in advance by contacting FGO Education Manager, Cerise Sutton, at csutton@fgo.org or 305-854-1643 ext. 1100. For specific dates and other details, please visit www.FGO.org/education.

Read Along, Sing a Song by Florida Grand Opera 3/21/13

Read Along, Sing a Song by Florida Grand Opera
Thursday, 03/21/2013, 02:00 pm – 03:00 pm
Read-Along4Riverland Branch Library
2710 W. Davie Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Webpage Link

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) continues to solidify its commitment to education and the community by partnering with the Miami-Dade County and Broward County Public Library Systems to offer a FREE literacy program running through the 2012-2013 season.

The “Read Along, Sing a Song” program is designed for elementary school aged children, walking them through a pre-selected story and incorporating elements from different artistic disciplines found within opera. As the children read, they may be instructed to pick up an instrument, follow a dance or sing to a melody during a high point of the story, making reading even more engaging and fun.

Catering to underserved communities, the program is offered at no cost. To maximize the learning experience, sessions are limited to 25 children each. Reservations can be made in advance by contacting FGO Education Manager, Cerise Sutton, at csutton@fgo.org or 305-854-1643 ext. 1100. For specific dates and other details, please visit www.FGO.org/education.

Read Along, Sing a Song by Florida Grand Opera 2/23/13

Read Along, Sing a Song by Florida Grand Opera
Saturday, 02/23/2013, 02:00 pm – 03:00 pm
Read-Along3Hollywood Branch Library
2600 Hollywood Boulevard,
Hollywood, Florida 33020
Webpage Link

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) continues to solidify its commitment to education and the community by partnering with the Miami-Dade County and Broward County Public Library Systems to offer a FREE literacy program running through the 2012-2013 season.
The “Read Along, Sing a Song” program is designed for elementary school aged children, walking them through a pre-selected story and incorporating elements from different artistic disciplines found within opera. As the children read, they may be instructed to pick up an instrument, follow a dance or sing to a melody during a high point of the story, making reading even more engaging and fun.

Catering to underserved communities, the program is offered at no cost. To maximize the learning experience, sessions are limited to 25 children each. Reservations can be made in advance by contacting FGO Education Manager, Cerise Sutton, at csutton@fgo.org or 305-854-1643 ext. 1100. For specific dates and other details, please visit www.FGO.org/education.

Read Along, Sing a Song by Florida Grand Opera 2/12/13

Read Along, Sing a Song by Florida Grand Opera
Tuesday, 02/12/2013, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Read-AlongArcola Lakes Branch Library
8240 NW 7 Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33150
Webpage Link

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) continues to solidify its commitment to education and the community by partnering with the Miami-Dade County and Broward County Public Library Systems to offer a FREE literacy program running through the 2012-2013 season.

The “Read Along, Sing a Song” program is designed for elementary school aged children, walking them through a pre-selected story and incorporating elements from different artistic disciplines found within opera. As the children read, they may be instructed to pick up an instrument, follow a dance or sing to a melody during a high point of the story, making reading even more engaging and fun.

Catering to underserved communities, the program is offered at no cost. To maximize the learning experience, sessions are limited to 25 children each. Reservations can be made in advance by contacting FGO Education Manager, Cerise Sutton, at csutton@fgo.org or 305-854-1643 ext. 1100. For specific dates and other details, please visit www.FGO.org/education.

Read Along, Sing a Song by Florida Grand Opera 3/27/13

Read Along, Sing a Song by Florida Grand Opera
Wednesday, 03/27/2013, 03:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Read-Along1Kendale Lakes Branch Library
15205 SW 88 Street,
Miami, Florida 33196
Webpage Link

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) continues to solidify its commitment to education and the community by partnering with the Miami-Dade County and Broward County Public Library Systems to offer a FREE literacy program running through the 2012-2013 season.

The “Read Along, Sing a Song” program is designed for elementary school aged children, walking them through a pre-selected story and incorporating elements from different artistic disciplines found within opera. As the children read, they may be instructed to pick up an instrument, follow a dance or sing to a melody during a high point of the story, making reading even more engaging and fun.

Catering to underserved communities, the program is offered at no cost. To maximize the learning experience, sessions are limited to 25 children each. Reservations can be made in advance by contacting FGO Education Manager, Cerise Sutton, at csutton@fgo.org or 305-854-1643 ext. 1100. For specific dates and other details, please visit www.FGO.org/education.

J.J. Colagrande Reads From Novel at Book Fair 11/18/12

J.J. Colagrande Reads From Novel at Book Fair
Sunday, 11/18/2012, 04:30 pm – 05:30 pm
DECO2Miami Book Fair
Miami Book Fair,
300 NE 2nd ave, Florida 33132
Webpage Link

Professor-by-day, Miami writer, J.J. Colagrande is reading from his second novel, Decò, a satire about an absurd life in contemporary Miami. The novel follows the central and title character, Decò, a young, naïve, Miami writer armed with five graduate degrees, $400,000 in student debt, and an American sense of entitlement which is supposed to guarantee him fame and riches, not always achieved through hard work.

Books & Book visiting authors Ford, Pitts, Weinstein, Goolrick, Shriver June 2012

Books & Book visiting authors Ford, Pitts, Weinstein, Goolrick, Shriver
June 2012
Books & Books
265 Aragon
Coral Gables
www.booksandbooks.com

Free & Open to the Community

There are some outstanding authors visiting Books & Books in the Gables over the next few weeks. Books & Books has a packed schedule of readings this summer. Parking available at municipal garage across the street.

* June 7: Rochelle Weinstein, Miami born and current resident, author of What We Leave Behind, which asks the question, “What if we had the chance to go back and live what could have been?” The book chronicles the powerful grip of love- both young and mature- and one woman’s journey through her first romantic relationship, its betrayal and and how a single choice instantly and profoundly alters the trajectory of her life.

* June 8: Richard Ford, author of The Sportswriter, Lay of the Land, and the Pulitzer Prize winning novel Independence Day, with his new book, Canada that tells the story about the effects his parents robbery has on his life

* June 9: Leonard Pitts, Miami’s own columnist in Miami with his novel Freeman, about a man who after the Civil War returns to the South to find his wife, the mother of his only child, whom he left behind 15 years earlier on the Mississippi farm to which they belonged

* June 12: Robert Goolrick, author of very popular novel The Unreliable Wife, visiting Miami with his new book Heading Out to Wonderful

* June 13: Mark Shriver, son of Sargent Shriver (founder of the Peace Corps) and Eunice Kennedy (founder of Special Olympics and sister of the late president John F. Kennedy), has written a biography, A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sarge Shriver about his father, the principles his father lived by and growing up on the famous family.

* June 14: Sara Lawrence Lightfoot, sociologist, professor at the Harvard Grad. School of Education and chair of the MacArthur Foundation, is coming to Miami to share her 10th book, Exit: The Endings That Set Us Free. In her book she explores the ways we leave one thing and move on to the next by interviewing a variety of people in the midst of change: a 16 ear old boy forced to leave Iran in the midst of the violent civil war; a Catholic priest who leaves the Church and a gay man who finds peace after coming out.