Posts Tagged: Miami
This week, your Storming Bohemian has moved to a new house. Again. And so some reflections:
There is much to be said for stability, I know. The steady quiet observation of the likes of Annie Dillard or Henry Thoreau evokes my admiration....more
London bookstores are turning off Wi-Fi access, hoping to keep buyers focused on books rather than the net.
African-American bookstore Marcus Books is returning to the Fillmore District in San Francisco after being forced out of its previous home of three decades over rising rents....more
For The Daily Beast, Alex Segura analyzes what makes Miami such a great backdrop for mystery novels and stories:
It’s easy to be lulled by the Caribbean breeze and beautiful sights, but Miami can be lethal, too, its urban sprawl littered with illicit deals, shocking scandals and seething corruption—a collection of dark tales and only-in-Miami stories illuminated by the flickering neon signs that line the streets.
According to a report in the New York Times, PBS will be live-streaming the Miami Book Fair at Dade College later this month. Representatives at PBS cite a strong correlation between public television watchers and book consumers, and will be working with the festival to broadcast “Olympic-style coverage” of author events, panels, and interviews....more
If you’re in Miami this April, please come check out O, Miami! It’s a wonderful, month-long poetry festival featuring translation and editing workshops, open mics, yoga, poetry karaoke, a youth poetry slam, and readings from poets like Jimmy Santiago Baca, Elena Medel, and Jaswinder Bolina....more
In a museum in Havana there are two skulls...more
“Crucet is endowed with the double vision that helped Richard Wright and Salman Rushdie describe the lives of marginalized people with poignancy, humor, and rich music.”