Center for Literature and Theatre promotes Spanish poetry contest

04/25/2014 12:00 AM

04/24/2014 6:56 PM

The submission period is just about here for the Paz Poetry Prize, a collaboration between Miami Dade College’s Center for Literature and Theatre and The National Poetry Series.

The prize will be awarded to a previously unpublished poetry book in Spanish by a poet living in the United States. Akashic Books will publish a bilingual edition of the book, and the author gets $2,000. This year’s judge is inaugural poet Richard Blanco.

The submission periods begins Thursday and runs through June 15. Send a single-spaced manuscript printed on one side to The National Poetry Series/Paz Poetry Prize, 57 Mountain Ave., Princeton, NJ 08540. Suggested length is 48 pages.

Writing workshops

There’s still time to sign up for a couple of workshops at the Center for Literature and Theatre. Spaces remain for “Nonfiction and the Craft of Storytelling” with Amy Stewart ( The Drunken Botanist, Flower Confidential) and “Creating Fictional Art” with Robert Olen Butler ( The Hot Country). Both workshops run from 9 a.m. to noon May 7-10 and cost $300. For more information, visit flcenterlitarts.com or call 305-237-3940.

Wrapping it up

O, Miami brings its merry month of poetry to an end this week with a few special events:

• #ThisisWhere Poetry Contest wraps up as finalists read their work and winners are crowned from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Miami Rum Club, 2320 N. Miami Ave., Miami.
• Closing party kicks off at 9 p.m. Wednesday and runs into the wee hours at Gramp’s Bar, 176 NW 24th St. in Wynwood.

For more info, visit omiami.org

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