Caroline Cabrera performs at USpeak

Miami-local poet Caroline Cabrera will perform at the USpeak Open Verse and Short Story open mic event, hosted by Mangrove, the national undergraduate literary journal of the University of Miami Department of English.

7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 4
I-Lounge on the second floor of the Whitten University Center
1306 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables.
Doors open at 6:30

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.

Caroline Cabrera will return two weeks later to work directly with individual writers at this semester’s second Writers’ Salon.

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 18
University of Miami Writing Center
170 LaGorce House, Coral Gables

Poets working at all levels are encouraged to attend. English Department writers from the Creative Writing Program and the Writing Center will co-teach the workshop. The evening will include a craft talk, writing, and sharing of work in a fun, welcoming environment. Refreshments provided; seating at Salon limited.

Caroline Cabrera is the author of Flood Bloom and the chapbook, Dear Sensitive Beard. Her second full-length book, The Bicycle Year, is forthcoming from H_NGM_N BKS in winter 2014. Her recent poems and reviews can be found at Birdfeast, B O D Y, Octopus, Sink Review and The Bakery. She lives in Fort Lauderdale and teaches writing at Florida Atlantic University.

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. 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 at or Creative Writing Community Outreach and Events Coordinator Joshua Schriftman at


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