USpeak Open Mic and Release Party


USpeak Open Verse and Short Story Performance and Celebrates Mangrove’s Spring Release

University of Miami students Leticia Ras Anderica and Jonathan Harrington, winners of this year’s Singer and Donovan Awards, will read their work as USpeak celebrates the release of Mangrove’s fifth issue. The event will take place at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 18, at the  I-Lounge, second floor, Whitten University Center, 1306 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Doors open at 6:30.

Mangrove Literary Journal is the University of Miami’s literary journal, publishing quality fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art in print and online from current undergraduate students and recent alumni. Mangrove is edited and designed by an undergraduate staff and is sponsored by the Department of English and advised and managed by MFA students and faculty. Mangrove was established as an undergraduate journal in 2008. The Singer and Donovan Awards celebrate the best poem and best short story submitted from University of Miami undergraduates; each contest was judged by an outside practicing artist in that genre. For more information on Mangrove or the awards, please

USpeak is an open mic event in a friendly environment where attendees can read their work, play their music, and listen to the art of others. Open mic slots are limited; arrive early if you intend to perform.

The USpeak Open Verse and Short Story Performance Series is free and open to the public, and is sponsored in part by the College of Arts and Sciences and the English Department’s Creative Writing Program and Mangrove Literary Journal. For information about parking, please see UM Parking Information.

For more information on USpeak events, please visit, which also offers podcasts of previous USpeaks, or contact: University of Miami Creative Writing Director M. Evelina Galang, or Creative Writing Community Outreach and Events Coordinator Joshua Schriftman


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