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First Draft A Virtual Literary Social with Margot Kahn

In South Florida, the Miami Book Fair and the Miami-Dade Public Library system are among the participants that will be offering free activities and presentations to explore themes from a selected book.

The Big Read 2024 is a yearly event by the National Endowment for the Arts aimed at broadening our understanding of the world, our communities and ourselves through books. 

This year's Big Read programs are scheduled from March 1 through April 30. 

So, what's this year's selection? Participants are invited to read “Circe,” a best selling and critically acclaimed novel by Madeline Miller, an epic tale of telling the story of the infamous Odyssey as a female hero. The book will also be given away at several of this year's events.

Wednesday, March 13 at 6 p.m.
First Draft: A Virtual Literary Social with Margot Kahn
Theme: “Wanting: Women Writing About Desire”
Kahn who is a biographer, poet and editor will draw on her national bestseller as well as “Circe” for the writing prompts during the workshop. RSVP here.

Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m.
First Draft: A Virtual Literary Social with Tamiko Beyer
Theme: “Poetry as Spellcasting”
The author Beyer will lead you through the process of creating a poem-spell for protection and liberation using rituals of breath and writing to access creativity and intuition. You're encouraged to use a candle or incense, tea or other nourishment, and a Tarot or oracle deck. RSVP here.

Big Read events include book discussions, art workshops and essay discussions to be announced as the schedule evolves. The two-month event culminates with the story book picnic whose the location and date are yet to be announced.

More Miami-Dade events

Friday, April 12, 2024

Kids read to dogs during 'Furry Tales' at Miami libraries

FREE | Miami-Dade Public Library System

Fluffy's Food Trucks in Coconut Creek

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Coconut Creek community center

Food truck gathering

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Tropical Park, South Miami

Smorgasburg Miami weekly street fair with music

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Lincoln Road Mall, Miami Beach

Jai-Alai, spring season, Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Magic City Fronton, Miami

Jam on percussion for free

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

South Beach Jazz Festival with LeNard Rutledge Quintet

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Lincoln Road Mall at Euclid Avenue, Miami Beach

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free Live Music

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Books and Books Coral Gables

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

Kids read to dogs during 'Furry Tales' at Miami libraries

FREE | Miami-Dade Public Library System

Sensory Friendly Saturday

9:00 am to 11:00 am | FREE | Miami Children's Museum

Delray GreenMarket

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Old School Square, Delray

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU free every Saturday

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Free Family Fun Day

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

PAMM free day with family activities

11:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Celebrate Black Stories with Kid Flicks, Coral Gables

11:00 am | FREE | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami

Family Day on Aragon, Coral Gables

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

MENAfest cultural celebration in Opa-Locka

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Sherbondy Park, Opa-Locka

Pride Festival, Miami Beach

12:00 pm | FREE | Lummus Park, Miami Beach

Adventures of the Three Mess-Keteers, Downtown Miami

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | FREE | Miami-Dade Main Library

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Merrick House Museum, Miami-Dade

Chopin for All concert, Fort Lauderdale

3:00 pm | FREE | Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Free Liberty Plaza jazz series, Miami Beach

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Liberty Plaza, Miami Beach

Free Jazz in the Park, Biscayne Park

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Ed Burke Recreation Center, North Miami

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Laser Evenings at Frost Science

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | $8.00-10.00 | Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Free New World Symphony WALLCAST Concert

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | New World Center, Miami Beach

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free Live Music

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Books and Books Coral Gables

Discount late-night movies

9:00 pm to 11:30 pm | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

Pinecrest drive-up Farmer's Market

8:00 am to 2:00 pm | Pinecrest Gardens

Palmetto Bay Farmer's Market

8:30 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Coral Reef Park

Vizcaya weekly farmer's market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Deering Seafood Festival: discount

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Deering Estate

Farmer's Market at Village of Merrick Park

11:00 am to 5:00 pm | Merrick Park

Celebrate Black Stories with Kid Flicks, Coral Gables

11:00 am | FREE | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Pride Festival, Miami Beach

12:00 pm | FREE | Lummus Park, Miami Beach

Miami Beach Pride Parade, Miami Beach

12:00 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade, Miami Beach

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Merrick House Museum, Miami-Dade

Free tour of historic Biltmore Hotel

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Biltmore Hotel

Downtowner Chamber Music Concert Series by Orchestra Miami

2:00 pm | FREE | First United Methodist Church of Miami

Chopin for All concert, Coral Gables

3:00 pm | FREE | Granada Church, Coral Gables

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade, Miami Beach

Tropical Sundays Live Music

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Salsa dance class

9:00 pm | FREE | Ball & Chain

Monday, April 15, 2024

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami

Free Noche de Arte

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | InterContinental Hotel

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

AMC Theatres host Screen Unseen secret movie

7:00 pm | $5.00 | AMC Theatres

Regal Cinemas: Monday Mystery Movie: Rated PG-13

7:00 pm | $5.00 | Regal Cinemas

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill, Miami-Dade

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-7.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

Market Tuesdays at CityPlace Doral

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | CityPlace Doral

Food Trucks Tuesdays

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

$5 Retro Replay Films

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $5.00 | Landmark Theatre at Merrick Park, Coral Gables

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pelican Harbor Marina

Vizcaya Village Block Party

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $5.00-10.00 | Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Comedy Night at Pub 52

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co., Miami-Dade

Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Exit One Taproom, Miami-Dade

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Food Truck Thursdays at Highland Oaks Park

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Highland Oaks Park

Free Thursdays at PAMM: Backroom Sessions

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Free Third Thursdays in Surfside

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | 93 St. Collins and Harding Avenues

Live music at Doral Yard

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

North Beach Social: FOOM! and Friends

8:00 pm | FREE | Miami Beach Bandshell

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