Notable South Florida, This Week 11/14-11/20


This weekend in south Florida, all the cultural talk is about the Miami Book Fair, and while it is generally dominated by the same sort of pop culture excrescence one might expect, there are also some really great writers taking part as well, especially this weekend. The Miami New Times has been doing some interviews with attendees, including friends of The Rumpus Gabrielle Calvocoressi (reading Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.) and Tom Healy (reading today at 3:00 p.m.) And the Miami Poetry Collective will do a free reading at 4:30 on Sunday.

Monday night you can see the Miami Short Film Festival’s “Night of Pulse-Pounding Cinema

Poet Barrett Watten will be reading his poetry and from his contribution to the collective autobiography The Grand Piano on the Boca Raton campus of Florida Atlantic University at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19.

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Brian Spears is Senior Poetry Editor of The Rumpus and the author of A Witness in Exile (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011). His poem “Upon Reading That Andromeda Will One Day Devour Triangulum and Come For Us Next” was featured in Season 9 of Motion Poems. More from this author →