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TO WRITE MIAMI : A Reading With Fabienne Josaphat

TO WRITE MIAMI : A Reading With Fabienne Josaphat

Writers who choose a city as their muse give voice to both a place and a people. Part scribe, part dreamer, they issue facts along with fantasies, leaving behind a history of the intangible realities of urban life—of a people's heartbreak and of their joy, of their loss and of their growth. The series To Write Miami brings nine beloved Miami writers to Soya & Pomodoro restaurant over eight nights to explore how stories emerge from the raw sights and sounds of the city they love. The series demonstrates how writers pay homage to Miami and how, in turn, Miami feeds their creativity. The innovative readings will include performative elements, reflections on the city that nurtures and inspires, and conversations on the writing process that often begins before words are even placed on the page.

Fabienne Josaphat is the author of Dancing in the Baron’s Shadow, a debut novel released by Unnamed Press and published in French by Calmann-Levy. Her essay, “Summer is an Empty House,” recently made the Notable Essays mentions in Best American Essays 2016. Her fiction, non-fiction and poetry have been featured in The Master’s Review, Grist Journal, Damselfly, Hinchas de Poesia, Off the Coast Journal, and The Caribbean Writer, as well as in Eight Miami Poets, a Jai-Alai Books poetry anthology. She lives in South Florida and is currently at work on a second novel.