National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

The Center for Literature and Theatre @ MDC


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Miami, FL 33132

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Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat

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Brother, I'm Dying
Edwidge Danticat

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Events

One Haiti, Two Homes: Photography Exhibition

Photography exhibition will feature the photography of Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Carl Juste, Miami documentary photographer Woosler Imhotep Delisfort, long-time Miami Herald photojournalist C.W. Griffin, Miami street photographer Stephanie Farokhnia and the work of students from the MiAmi project. The MiAmi project brought together 20 students from Miami Dade College Honors College to explore the cultural life of Little Haiti and Little Havana, taking photographs and creating written works that documented their journeys and examined the similarities between these two immigrant communities. MiAmi was inspired by Juste’s multi-year photography/essay book project, Havana/Haiti.

Event Location: Koubek Center Gallery, 2705 SW 3rd St, Miami, FL 33135

Date: Tue, Mar 1, 2016 – Thu, Mar 31, 2016

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Book Discussion: Brother, I'm Dying

Event Location: Doral Branch Library, 10785 NW 58 St., Doral, FL 33178

Date: Wed, Mar 2, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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Book Discussion: Brother, I'm Dying

Event Location: Pinecrest Branch Library, 5835 SW 111 St., Pinecrest, FL 33156

Date: Thu, Mar 3, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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The Big Truck That Went By: A Conversation with Jonathan Katz (Kick-off)

Jonathan M. 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. In this visceral first-hand account, Katz takes readers inside the terror of that day, the devastation visited on ordinary Haitians, and through the monumental--yet misbegotten--rescue effort that followed. Reporting alongside Bill Clinton, Wyclef Jean, Sean Penn, and Haiti's leaders and people, Katz creates a complex, darkly funny, and unexpected portrait of one of the world's most fascinating countries. The Big Truck That Went By is not only a definitive account of Haiti's earthquake, but of the world we live in today.

Event Location: The New Tropic, 7230 NW Miami Court #5, Miami, FL 33150

Date: Thu, Mar 3, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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Book Discussion: Brother, I'm Dying

Event Location: Palmetto Bay Branch Library, 17641 Old Cutler Rd., Palmetto Bay, FL 33157, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

Date: Thu, Mar 10, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: Brother, I'm Dying

Papeles y Balseros

Prometeo Theatre presents the short, bilingual play, Papeles, and Ernesto Ochoa presenta su novela Balseros Papeles Playwrights: Hector Pino and Brad Beckman Two travelers are detained by customs at an international airport in this satirical take on immigration, profiling and identity. Papeles was a City Theatre National Award recipient for Short Playwriting in 2013. 15 minutes. Balseros by Ernesto Ochoa Ganadora del premio Letras de Oro, principal galardón de literatura en idioma español de Estados Unidos, fue la primera novela que trató el tema del éxodo de cubanos en frágiles embarcaciones con destino a la Florida. La primera edición de la obra se agotó al poco tiempo de aparecer. Esta es la segunda edición, corregida y ampliada. (Rafters is the first novel written to document and examine the lives of Cubans who’ve emigrated to the U.S. on rafts.)

Event Location: Koubek Center Theater, 2705 SW 3rd St, Miami, FL 33135

Date: Thu, Mar 10, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

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Book Discussion: Brother, I'm Dying

Event Location: Coral Reef Branch Library, 9211 SW 152 St., Miami, FL 33157

Date: Sat, Mar 12, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

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Book Discussion: Brother, I'm Dying

Event Location: Miami Lakes branch Library, 6699 Windmill Gate Rd, Miami Lakes, FL 33014

Date: Tue, Mar 15, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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Book Discussion: Brother, I'm Dying

Event Location: South Shore Branch Library, 131 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, FL 33139

Date: Wed, Mar 16, 2016
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

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Ayiti Images: Haiti in Film

Ayiti Images, a traveling film series showcasing films about Haiti – on the island and in the diaspora – and its directors, launches its Spring 2016 programming during The Big Read. Films were curated in partnership with film-maker Rachelle Salnave, founder of Ayiti Images. DATE TK | LOCATION TK Stones in the Sun, film screening and conversation with director, Patricia Benoit DATE TK | LOCATION TK La Belle Vie, film screening and conversation with director, Rachelle Salnave

Event Location: O Cinema Wynwood, 90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127

Date: Thu, Mar 17, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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A Feast of Women's Voices @ Big Night in Little Haiti

Enjoy a night of literature, music, art, food, culture and fun, as the Miami Book Fair brings the Big Read to Big Night in Little Haiti. Come out before the music starts and enjoy up-close-and-personal discussions with eight women writers of Haitian descent who will read from, and discuss, their most recent works of fiction and non-fiction, and children's books!. Featured authors: Rebecca N. Carmant, M.J. Fievre, Margaret Papillon, Mahalia Solages, Marie-Ketsia Theodore-Pharel, Fabienne Josephat and Cynthia Verna. Every third Friday of the month Big Night in Little Haiti presents a night of live music, art, and food celebrating Haitian heritage and Miami’s Haitian cultural life. Featuring Leela’s Restaurant creole cuisine, DJ Mack’s dance tracks and a live band to get everyone dancing. In celebration of the Big Read, the Miami Book Fair will be handing out free copies of Edwidge Danticat's Brother I'm Dying. Presented in partnership with the 2016 Caribbean Reading Series, Rhythm Foundation, and Little Haiti Cultural Center.

Event Location: Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137

Date: Fri, Mar 18, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

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Book Discussion: Brother, I'm Dying

Event Location: Naranja Branch LIbrary, 14850 SW 280 St., Homestead, FL 33032

Date: Sat, Mar 19, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

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Book Discussion: Brother, I'm Dying

Event Location: Northeast Dade Aventura Branch lIbrary, 2930 Aventura Blvd,, Aventura, FL 33180

Date: Sat, Mar 19, 2016
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

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Book Discussion: Brother, I'm Dying

Event Location: Sunny Isles Branch Library, 18070 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

Date: Mon, Mar 21, 2016
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

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Book Discussion: Brother, I'm Dying

Event Location: North Dade regional Library, 2455 NW 183 St.,, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Date: Tue, Mar 22, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

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First Draft : A Literary Social

First Draft is a monthly writing prompt workshop that turns happy hour into great stories. This is how it goes: participants are led in a short, themed writing prompt, then everyone gets some time to write their stories. Those who want to, will read their work aloud. We'll take a break to drink, eat and socialize, (your first drink is always on the house!) then we start the whole process over again. Theme: Out of place With Vanessa Garcia Free: RSVP required

Event Location: Books & Books Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

Date: Thu, Mar 24, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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Book Discussion: Brother, I'm Dying

Event Location: Kendall Branch LIbrary, 9101 SW 97 Ave., Miami, FL 33176

Date: Sat, Mar 26, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

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LipService Storypalooza: The Big Read Edition

Come out for a storytelling open mic! This is how it works: you get about 4 minutes to tell your true story about family in front of a panel of editors from Lip Service, Miami’s own, home-grown, live (true) storytelling event. Get some feedback from these pros before the submission period for May’s Lip Service show. Free: RSVP required Theme: Family Stories

Event Location: Books & Books Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Date: Sat, Mar 26, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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Keynote Conversation with Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat's Brother, I'm Dying tells the true story of the author's uncle and father as they work to build a future for themselves and their families—one brother in Haiti and the other in America. When the book opens, the author is a grown woman living in Miami, and she learns, over the course of a single day, that her father is dying and that she is pregnant with her first child. Just weeks later, her beloved Uncle Joseph seeks asylum in the United States and experiences brutal treatment. Told through Danticat's singular voice, these events set the stage for a powerful tale of loss and remembrance. Attorney Cheryl Little worked closely with Danticat on her uncle’s case.

Event Location: Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137, Miami, FL 33132

Date: Thu, Mar 31, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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