O, Miami!

By: CultureOwl
Performing Arts
O, Miami!

COVID-19 isn't stopping O, Miami from bringing poetry to you! For the entire month of April, you are going to be able to catch it all online! Attend a variety of thought-provoking events, from intimate workshops to book release events all from the comfort of your own home.

If you haven't heard about O, Miami, it's a nonprofit annual poetry festival. Their mission is for everyone to encounter poetry during the month of April.

This is 2020's line-up:

DIY Mobile Workshop with Dale Zine

Saturday, April 11, 2020

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

O, Miami invites you to make their own mobiles to brighten up their homes.

Now That We're Friends Live!

Saturday, April 11, 2020

3:05 PM 4:35 PM

Join Caroline, Anne, and Gale for an online episode of Now That We’re Friends.

Hanif Abdurraqib + Adrian Matejka

Sunday, April 12, 2020

3:05 PM 4:05 PM

An online reading with two Midwestern poetry legends.

Franny Choi + William Evans

Monday, April 13, 2020

8:00 PM 9:00 PM

An online reading with Franny Choi and William Evans.

Children's Poetry Workshop with Gabrielle Alexis

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

A workshop for kids.

Surrealism Workshop for High School Students

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Come write poetry with Curtis Perdue.

Juan Cárdenas + Lizzie Davis

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

8:00 PM 9:00 PM

A reading in Spanish with English translations.

Nate Marshall + Cortney Lamar Charleston

Thursday, April 16, 2020

3:05 PM 4:05 PM

An online reading with Nate Marshall and Cortney Lamar Charleston.

Ariel Francisco & Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué

Friday, April 17, 2020

3:05 PM 4:05 PM

An online reading with Ariel Francisco Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué

Bring Your Fam: A Workshop

Saturday, April 18, 2020

3:05 PM 4:35 PM

For this online writing workshop, participants sign up as a pair. Bring your parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt or uncle, cousin, or other family member, blood or chosen.

Hannah Ensor & Sarah Trudgeon

Sunday, April 19, 2020

 3:05 PM 4:05 PM

An online reading, followed by a brief Q&A.

Legna Rodríguez Iglesias

Monday, April 20, 2020

8:00 PM 9:00 PM

Una lectura de poesía.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Reading

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

8:00 PM 9:00 PM

An online reading, curated by Erika Meitner, in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Plastic Poetry Workshop

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

3:05 PM 4:35 PM

Join Free Plastic, Inc. in a making challenge to source and process materials to create letters out of refuse—then stay for a creative writing workshop with poet and instructor Caroline Cabrera.

Staceyann Chin

Thursday, April 23, 2020

8:00 PM 9:00 PM

An online conversation with Staceyann Chin and Third Horizon Media.

Audre Lorde's Lessons: A Workshop

Saturday, April 25, 2020

3:05 PM 4:35 PM

An online workshop on Audre Lorde’s lessons with Lutze Segu.

Under The Influence: Major Jackson, A.E. Stallings, & Campbell McGrath

Sunday, April 26, 2020

1:00 PM 2:30 PM

Three major contemporary poets read the poems that have influenced them, as well as their own poems that exhibit that influence.

Book Release Reading: Marissa Davis (with Rio Cortez)

Monday, April 27, 2020

8:00 PM 9:00 PM

An online reading with 2019 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize winner and featuring the 2014 winner, Rio Cortez.

Children's French Poetry Workshop

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

An online workshop for kids presented in French.

Wider View of Nature: A Workshop

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

3:05 PM 4:35 PM

This workshop will look to expand that nature writing is not just the natural environment we go to see and experience, but to write on the natural world as we encounter it, the very world we engage with everyday.

For more information, visit omiami.org.

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