April 25th thorugh 30th, 2006Six teenagers from Miami will travel to New York from April 25 to 30 to compete in the 9th Annual Brave New Voices Youth Poetry Slam Festival. The festival includes participants from almost 40 cities from across the country participating in workshops and readings with established poets and performers, open mikes, and the National Youth Poetry Slam itself, a competitive event. The group, which includes a diverse range of some of South Florida’s best young writers, was selected from participants in the local WordSpeak program sponsored by Tigertail Productions. Mary Luft, Tigertail’s Founder and Director has commented: “This is an amazing opportunity for Miami’s youth to be represented in an international arena. It both showcases our area’s rich cultural fabric and gives local teens a unique opportunity. Selected participants are Carlos Diaz and Maxis Made, from Miami Senior High School; Gabriel De Los Reyes, from Coral Gables Senior High School; Diana Louissaint, from North Miami Senior High School; Troven Pearson, from Miami Jackson Senior High School; and Shameka Thomas, from William Turner Tech High School; with alternates Lawrence Gipson, from William Turner Tech, and Christy-Anne Durandisse, from Miami Senior High School. For more information please call 305.324.4337.
VANISHING CUBA is a visual storytelling project by American photographer Michael Chinnici. The collection depicts the changes Cuba is facing as it emerges from more than 60 years of isolation and decay. Michael’s 24 trips to Cuba have yielded tens of thousands of photographs, thought provoking and emotional stories, and created lifelong friendships. Vanishing Cuba is about capturing the past, present and … +
In celebration of both National Poetry Month and the 40th Anniversary of Books & Books, South Florida-based poets are available to the public at Books & Books Coral Gables throughout the month of April for two alternating micro-residency engagements. Check out a Poet invites the general public to spend 15 minutes of one-on-one time with a local poet, hear them read, ask … +