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Announcing the 2016 Caribbean Series

(Last updated on 07/11/16) In collaboration with Books and Books, The Miami Book Fair Year-Round, Orange Island Foundation, Reading Queer, The Little Haiti Cultural Center, and Undergrounds Coffeehaus, The Whimsical Project is proud to announce the 2016 Caribbean Series. During the 2016 Caribbean Series, readers in South Florida (with one event in Los Angeles, California) will…

Lominy Books @ The Miami Book Fair

Lominy Books was recently featured in the Miami Herald, in an article by Siobhan Morrissey titled “In South Florida, the power of small presses grows.” “By day, M.J. Fièvre works as a Creole interpreter in Miami’s Circuit Court,” Morrissey writes. “At night, she teaches writing classes at Miami Dade College. In between jobs, Fièvre finds…

Lip Service is back for a night of POWER! 

Lip Service is back for a night of POWER! You know the crazy power trip someone goes on when they get a fancy uniform? Or the power of society to make us do things in the name of beauty? Come hear these stories. Plus the disempowerment of an arranged marriage; the power of a reluctant…

Lip Service: True Stories Out Loud

Tickets are on sale NOW for Lip Service: True Stories Out Loud Join us for a night of POWER co-produced by Aqua Foundation for Women Saturday, May 9, 8 p.m. Tix are $15 general, $30 preferred. Click here for tix: http://instnt.us/5Dse9 Miracle Theater – 280 Miracle Mile Coral Gables, FL 33134

Peddling Poets Bike Ride around Miami

On Sunday, April 12, starting at Soundscape Park, musician Taylor Ho Bynum led a group of free-wheeling Peddling Poets who presented site-specific poetry and music on a 16-mile loop, routing through downtown Miami and Miami Beach area, with stops at Miami Circle, The Standard & more. The ride culminated with a 6:15 performance at O,…

Acoustic Bicycle Tour: Peddling Poets Bike Ride

From April 7-12, 2015, MDC Live Arts presents musician Taylor Ho Bynum in a week-long, in-depth community residency in Miami implementing the philosophies of his Acoustic Bicycle Tour project in an urban setting. In the fall of 2014, Taylor completed an unusual and ambitious project: The Acoustic Bicycle Tour (West Coast), a 5-week, 2000-mile performance…

Miami Beach: Boot Camp for Queer Writers with Jan Becker

On March 28th and 29th, join writer Jan Becker‘s bootcamp for queer writers, an intensive prompt-driven poetry and flash non-fiction workshop. (The term boot camp may sound intimidating, but the only real order is, “permission to write freely.”) This two-day workshop is designed to free writers from their individual closets and get their words down on the page.…

How to Write a Novel in Six Months: A Workshop in Miami

From Gulf Stream Magazine: Do you have a great story to tell and need to get it on the page as soon as possible? Have you already started writing a novel and can’t see it through to the end? If so, award-winning author John Dufresne has the method that will take you from the first…

A Tribute to Maya Angelou and Ruby Dee, by Suze Guillaume

Opening words at the Tribute to Maya Angelou and Ruby Dee on February 11, 2015, @ Miami Dade College (North Campus) Today I am honored to pay my respect to two phenomenal women. Today we celebrate the lives of Maya and Ruby, not because they are gone but because their work and words will live on forever. Maya…

BADASS storytellers visit Books & Books in Coral Gables

I read from the BADASS last night at Books & Books (265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables), celebrating the eighth anniversary of Lip Service. Lip Service is a quarterly event that features eight stories, by eight writers, that are only eight minutes long. Books & Books launched the collection of the best stories from the event’s first eight…

Writing in Non-Traditional Settings: Exchange for Change!

After 4 months in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, teaching Writing to a group of dynamic students, it’s time to say good bye. I’m looking forward to returning to Miami because I’m going to work as a writing instructor for the nonprofit Exchange for Change, recently started by South Florida writer Kathie Klarreich. Echange for Change, which is…

Miami Vs. Orlando

Mark your calendar, Miami: Thursday, November 20, at 6:00pm As Orlando-based Burrow Press expands its 15 Views Anthology Series to the 305, come celebrate the release of 15 Views of Miami with a head-to-head, bracket-style reading that pits Miami and Orlando writers against one another in a veritable inkbath of words. This free event is located…

Writing Haiti: Myth, Culture, and Creativity

On April 9, if you happen to be in Vermont, don’t miss a lecture by Haitian writer Jessica (M.J.) Fievre. “Writing Haiti: Myth, Culture, and Creativity” will be held at 7 p.m. in the St. Edmund’s Hall Farrell Room (#315) at Saint Michael College. Born in Port-au-Prince, Fievre is the author of several mystery novels and…

Vona/Voices and Dismantle Launch Party at AWP

Dismantle: An Anthology of Writing from the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop “VONA has been an astonishingly rich source of great talent and brilliant work. This anthology bursts from that deep well. It is essential work from important writers.” –Luis Alberto Urrea, author of Into the Beautiful North, The Devil’s Highway, The Hummingbird’s Daughter and other books. The first…

FIU Writers Conference 2013

A note from Les Standiford, Director of the Creative Program at Florida International University [The] most illustrious lineup ever has been finalized for the 2013 FIU Writers’ Conference at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, October 24-25. Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River, Gone, Baby, Gone, The Given Day, and many more, will be with…

M.J. Fievre Talks Flash!

Flash NON-Fiction, a creative writing workshop led by the widely published, Miami-based M.J. Fievre, runs eight weeks and starts on Tuesday, September 17, at the Center for Literature and Theater. Visit their website or call 305.237.3023 for more information. Deadline to register is September 6. What is the average length of flash nonfiction and where is it…

Nonfiction Workshop with MJ

Writers looking to fine-tune their skills with the help some of Miami’s best writers can take advantage of a series of workshops The Center for Literature and Theater @ Miami Dade College  is presenting starting September. The topics covered include everything from flash nonfiction to writing a novel “the TV way.” The featured writing teachers…

04.13.13 O, Miami! Trilingual Poetry Workshop at MAM

O, Miami! Alongside poets Nick Vagnoni and Yaddyra Peralta, I conducted a free ekphrastic poetry workshop on April 13 at the Miami Art Museum (MAM) located at 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, FL 33130. For more info about O, Miami, check out this Poem in Video. (You have to scroll down a bit and click…