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January

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

FIU MFA Alum Louis K. Lowy reads from his second novel, Pedal (Panoptic Books).

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Barnes & Noble

Thursday, January 28, 2016 8:00 p.m. F.I.U. Biscayne Bay Bookstore Wolfe University Center, First Floor Free and open to the public

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

2016 Caribbean Series presents Haiti: Chaos, Dictatorship and Rebirth with FIU MFA Alum MJ Fievre Also appearing: FIU MFA Alum Fabienne Josaphat Moderated by current MFA Hector Duarte Jr.

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

Enjoy short stories? Then you'll find this crew of authors have what you're craving. Everything Is Broken, Too is the second collaboration between Midtown Publishing and celebrated Miami author John Dufresne, who edited the text. Come meet the authors and book's editor on Jan. 30th.

February

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Venue:Luna Star Cafe

FIU MFA Creative Writing students read their original work at Luna Star Café.

First Folio: Food & Wine

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Venue:BBC

Celebrate first folio - food & beverage!

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

Book launch for MFA Alum Fabienne Josaphat's first novel, Dancing in the Baron's Shadow.

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Venue:FIU/Modesto Madique Campus GC Ballroom

Theatrical performance by the Improvised Shakespeare Company

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

Nina Romano reads from her new novel, Lemon Blossoms

March

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Barnes & Noble

William Archila Thursday, March 3, 2016 8:00 p.m. F.I.U. Biscayne Bay Bookstore Wolfe University Center, First Floor Free and open to the public

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Venue:Biscayne Bay Campus Barnes & Noble

Writers on the Bay presents poet, William Archila.

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

Book launch for Campbell McGrath's new poetry collection, XX.

April

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Venue:Luna Star Cafe

Defending students read from their theses.

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Venue:Wolfe Univ. Center, Bookstore (FIU-Biscayne Bay campus)

Come out and join our FIU undergraduate and graduate 2016 Literary Contest winners as they read excerpts from their winner pieces. Event is FREE & OPEN to the public.

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The Sanders prize, believed to be unique in American letters, is awarded annually to a writer of fiction, identified by The FIU Creative Writing Program, whose work combines literary excellence with popular appeal. The award is supported by a grant from the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation of Boca Raton. Sanders, who died in 1998, was himself an author of well-regarded popular novels, including The First Deadly Sin.

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Venue:Betsy Hotel South Beach

Breakfast salon with Tim O'Brien at the Betsy Hotel.

May

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

MFA Alum, Patricia Engel, launches her third novel, The Veins of the Ocean.

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

John Dufresne launches his sequel to No Regrets, Coyote

June

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

MFA Alum, Rita Martinez ('03) launches her poetry collection, The Jane and Bertha in Me at Books & Books in Coral Gables on June 5th at 4pm.

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

MFA Professor and author, Julie M. Wade, launches her collection of lyric essays titled Catechism: A Love Story.

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

FIU MFA Alum, Cathleen Chambless ('15), launches her first collection of poetry, Nec(Romantic), at Books & Books in Coral Gables on June 24th at 8 pm.

September

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Venue:Luna Star Cafe

MFA-student-led reading at Luna Star Cafe in North Miami - craft beers, excellent food, cash only.

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

Graduated writers of the FIU MFA in Creative Writing will read from their newly published works or theses.

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

MFA Alum, Mike Creeden, launches his first novel.

October

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Venue:Luna Star Cafe

The second installment of Honest Liars' Club at Luna Star Cafe - MFA students of the Creative Writing program read from their work in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

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Venue:Barnes & Noble at BBC

Rigoberto González is the author 17 books, most recently the poetry collection Unpeopled Eden, which won the Lambda Literary Award and the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets. The recipient of Guggenheim, NEA and USA Rolón fellowships, a NYFA grant in poetry, the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, The Poetry Center Book Award, and the Barnes & Noble Writer for Writers Award, he is professor of English at Rutgers.

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

Alum, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, will launch her first poetry collection, Hour of the Ox, winner of the 2015 AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry.

November

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Venue:Main Library in Downtown Miami

est selling author Les Standiford discusses the lure and practice of writing historical narrative and micro­-history for modern readers. Standiford is Founding Director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University and is the author of 21 books and novels including Last Train to Paradise, Meet You in Hell and the soon-to-be filmed The Man Who Invented Christmas.

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Venue:Miami Book Fair International

Creative Writing and English faculty and alums at the 2016 Miami Book Fair International. Schedule of events.

December

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

Book launch for Nonfiction and Poetry professor, Julie Marie Wade's new poetry collection, SIX.