Edited by Jaquira Diaz and published by Burrow Press, 15 Views of Miami is a literary portrait of the Magic City told in fifteen loosely linked stories by fifteen Miami authors. Sprawling from Hialeah to Homestead, from Wynwood to Stiltsville, these stories cover a range of cultures, languages and lives, reflecting the diversity and drama of a large and often misunderstood city.
Contributors include Phillippe Diederich, M. Evelina Galang, Melanie Neale, Lynne Barrett, Susanna Daniel, Corey Ginsberg, Geoffrey Philp, Leonard Nash, M.J. Fievre, J. David Gonzalez, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Ian Vasquez, Patricia Engel, Jennine Capó Crucet, and John Dufresne.
I can’t wait to receive my contributor copy!
15 Views of Miami is scheduled for release on November 20th! We will be launching at the Miami Book Fair International. Our launch party, November Madness!, is scheduled for Thursday November 20 from 6pm to 8pm at The Swamp, a new popup lounge at the Fair, sponsored by The Knight Foundation. If you’ll be in Miami, please stop by to celebrate with the gang. There will be music and food and drinks and a battle of literary short stories (Miami v. Orlando).
ORLANDO v. MIAMI
Thursday Nov. 20th @ Miami Book Fair International
6pm at The Swamp
Head-to-head, bracket-style readings by:
Jennine Capó Crucet, Phillippe Diederich, Ryan Rivas & J.J. Colagrande (repping Miami)
Lindsay Hunter, David James Poissant, Vanessa Blakeslee & Jared Silvia (repping Orlando)
We also have a reading scheduled for January at Books & Books. (More information about that coming soon.)
Burrow Press is a program of the Urban Think Foundation, a nonprofit that supports community-based programs, including Page 15, which provides supplemental reading and writing education for students in Orlando’s public schools, free after-school tutoring, and creative writing workshops.
Jaquira Díaz was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Miami, FL. She is the Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. Her work has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, has been selected as Notable in Best American Essays 2012, and will be anthologized in Girls on Fire and Sins and Needles: Writers and their Tattoos. She was a Tennessee Williams Scholar in fiction at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Pushcart Prize XXXVII: Best of the Small Presses, The Kenyon Review, The Sun, The Southern Review, Southeast Review, and The Los Angeles Review, among other publications.