O, Miami 2013 from April 1st – 30th

When: April 1st thru 30th 2013
Where: Various locations in Miami.

O, Miami is a biennial poetry festival in Miami, FL. Produced by the University of Wynwood with principal support provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, O, Miami creates a series of events and projects with the simple goal of every person in Miami-Dade County finding a poem during the month of April. Mixing traditional readings with innovative poetry-in-public-places projects, the festival weaves poetry into the fabric of the city’s existing infrastructure and cultural life.

Event Dates and Times :

When: April 1st: 3-5 p.m.
What: Poetry Picnic
Where: >>> El Palacio de Los Jugos, 5721 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33144
Who: O, Miami, Partners & Friends
Info: Join O, Miami as we kick of National Poetry month at Miami-Dade culinary institution El Palacio de los Jugos. We’ll unveil the 2013 tote bag with media partner WLRN-MIami Herald News. Free food and tote bag to anyone who submits a poem to our “That’s So Miami” contest.

When: April 2nd – 6:00 p.m.
What: Reading the Beats
Where: >>> Books and Boooks, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Who: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg
Info: Don’t miss READING THE BEATS, presented in honor of the upcoming film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s classic novel “On the Road” (opening Friday, April 5 at the Coral Gables Art Cinema). “Surprise guests” will read excerpts from some of their favorite Beat-era poetry and prose. After the literary fun, join us for a drink or a bite in the bookstore’s courtyard and listen to the jazz-inflected music from the movie’s soundtrack CD. In collaboration with Coral Gables Art Cinema, O, Miami Poetry Festival, and Dranoff International Piano Foundation.

When: April 4 – 7 p.m.
What: Open Mic Reading #1
Where: >>> BBar at The Betsy-South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Who: All Miami Poets
Info: Are you a poet? Would you like to read at O, Miami 2013? Come to our first open mic reading, hosted by the festival hotel, The Betsy-South Beach. First-come, first-serve.

When: April 6th – 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
What: TASTE: A contemporary dance performance
Where: >>> Bas Fisher Invitational, 100 NE 11th Street, Miami, FL 33132
Who: Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Reiner, Claudia La Rocco
Info: Dancers/choreographers Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Reiner (Merce Cunningham) and poet/critic Claudia La Rocco (The New York Times) present TASTE, a brand new dance+poetry commission for O, Miami. Two performances. Champagne served. Tickets are $15. Click here to purchase/RSVP.

See the full list here :  www.omiami.org