Miami, – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Miami Book Fair (MBF), the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering, will present ReadCaribbean, a series including readings, panel discussions and storytelling for children, that highlights the vibrant and diverse literary culture of the Caribbean. As noted, some author events will take place in Creole or French with simultaneous translation into English.
MIAMI - The Links, Incorporated Greater Miami (FL) Chapter will hold its Linked in Action Book and Author Luncheon on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the JW Marriott Marquis in downtown Miami.
Jamaican-born actress, playwright, poet, Jozanne Marie, lived with a secret from she was 6 years old, a secret that brought with it fear and shame. It wasn’t until decades later, when she gathered the courage to break her silence, that she found the path to healing. Marie’s autobiography, Beautiful: Unashamed and Unafraid, chronicles her turbulent yet inspiring journey through love, fear, shame, rape, and forgiveness.
Every now and then there's a TV show that's good enough to inspire background reading. One such program is HBO's Succession, which follows an extremely wealthy family's bitter infighting over the future of their media empire after the patriarch falls ill. The show is clearly inspired by Shakespeare, but also by real-life families like the Murdochs. Unfortunately, there are no recent books about Rupert Murdoch that I can enthusiastically recommend.
Miami,– Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed Miami Book Fair launches Speak Up, a teen poetry and performance program supporting the artistic, personal, and professional growth of high school students through poetry and spoken word performance at MDC’s Koubek Center, beginning Sept. 25, on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Registration for this free workshop is open until Sept. 20. Space is limited – sign up today!
“My first day on the job was Monday May 11, 1981, 10:00 AM. At quarter to twelve the phone rang. It was Rita Marley and she wanted to talk to Don. So, Don gets on the phone, then he flashes out the door. And as he is going out the door he turns around and says, if anybody calls you don’t know anything. I knew right then that Bob was gone. He died that day in Miami”, says M Peggy Quattro.
From September 15 to October 15, the U.S. observes National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrating Hispanic and Latinx Americans' heritage and culture and recognizing their contributions to the United States. Here are some wonderful children's titles written and/or illustrated by Hispanic or Latinx Americans to start the celebration a little early.
Poetry can be a finger-beckoning-in invitation. It can be a fist, rising in solidarity. It can supersede the page, subverting genre, form and even power itself. Claudia Rankine--MacArthur Fellow, finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf, $20)--has long been celebrated for her powerful and subversive verse. Fans would do well to pick up her early Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric(Graywolf, $16), a potent, unforgettable exploration of violence, death, entertainment and living in her own body, and her own skin, in her own time.