The Betsy South-Beach's Escribe Aquí program hosts author Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés for a literary breakfast salon on Monday, June 19th at 930am. Milanés was born in New Jersey to Cuban parents and currently teaches writing at the University of Central Florida. Her poetry chapbook Everyday Chica, 2010 was the winner of the Longleaf Press Poetry Chapbook award. Ms. Milanés is in residence as part of the initiative to highlight Iberoamerican artists called Escribe Aquí. A Knight Foundation Arts Challenge grant awarded to The Betsy. The mission of the program is to provide free, year-round literary and cultural events at The Betsy-South Beach and throughout the Miami community in an effort to showcase the diverse, multilingual, literary community the city claims. Coffee and continental breakfast will be served. As always, The Betsy Literary Arts programs are free and open to the public.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés was born in New Jersey to Cuban parents. Her works appear in numerous journals and anthologies, including Literary Mama, The Bilingual Review, Kweli Journal, Guernica, and The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature. Her short story collections, Oye What I’m Gonna Tell You (2015) and Marielitos, Balseros, and Other Exiles (2009), were #4 and #5 on the Guardian’s list of 10 of the best books to help understand Cuba. Everyday Chica, winner of the 2010 Longleaf Press Poetry Prize was followed by Everyday Chica, Music and More, a poetry CD. She teaches at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
ESCRIBE AQUÍ: Escribe Aquí programs honor the diversity of writing in various languages by hosting authors across cultures and languages for events and residency in The Writer’s Room. They convene to salute their own diversity; thereby transcending the notions of a dominant society that mistakenly perceives them as having ‘one’ voice. This program is funded by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
This event is free and open to the community, but your RSVP is required to attend.