“ESCRIBE AQUI” – Miami’s First Literary Cultural Festival of Iberoamerican Authors Presented by The Writers Room at The Betsy-South Beach (coming March, 2015)
in Partnership with SubUrbano Ediciones, Books & Books
Miami, Florida – February 16, 2015 — Miami’s Hispanic/Latino population exceeds 65%, yet no Iberoamerican literary and cultural festival exists to celebrate the diversity and contributions of Spanish-speaking/Spanish-writing authors. This March, in partnership with SubUrbano Ediciones and Books & Books, The Betsy-South Beach, named by CNN as one of the world’s great literary arts hotels, presents ESCRIBE AQUI 2015 (“Write Here!”), Miami’s first all Iberoamerican literature festival, the only one of its kind in the Southeast, honoring Iberoamerican authors living in the United States and presenting lively events that are FREE and open to the public.
Eight world-class authors will be in Miami to present their Spanish-language works at panels, readings, dance performances and more, for guests and the community to experience bi-lingual events in one place at one time.
March 1: ESCRIBE AQUI festival kick-off and preview salon with Edmundo Paz Soldan
March 28: 7 p.m. opening reception with music and words, B-Bar at The Betsy
March 29: 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Series of panels, readings, a Spanish poetry slam, a special dance presentation by one of Miami’s premier dance companies, all culminating in a Betsy rooftop Paella Party to celebrate Iberoamerican literature and authors (all free/open to the public), including:
· ANJANETTE DELGADO (Puerto Rico)- Affiliation: Florida Literacy Arts Center
· BRENDA LOZANO (México)
· CAMILO PINO (Venezuela) Affiliation: Telemundo
· CARLOS GÁMEZ PÉREZ (España) University Affiliation: University of Miami
· EDMUNDO PAZ SOLDAN (Bolivia) University Affiliation: Cornell University
· GIOVANNA RIVERO (Bolivia) University Affiliation: University of Florida
· HERNÁN VERA ÁLVAREZ (Argentina)
· MARINA PEREZAGUA (España) University Affiliation: NYU
· RODOLFO PÉREZ VALERO (Cuba)
· SALVADOR LUIS (Perú) University Affiliation: University of Minnesota
· TERESA DOVALPAGE (Cuba) University Affiliation: University of New Mexico, Taos
Also: Peter London (choreographer and former principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company will premiere a new work (with the Peter London Dance Company) as part of this festival. He has contemporary choreography and music (some traditional) from Spain, Cuba, Peru, Mexico and Argentina and is adding Puerto Rico, organizing costumes and beginning rehearsals now in preparation for the festival. Exciting stuff!