The USpeak Flash Fiction and Poetry Performance Open Mic Series, free and open to the public, is sponsored in part by the University of Miami’s College of Arts and Sciences and the English Department’s Creative Writing Program, Mangrove Literary Journal, and Books & Books.
The Creative Writing Program of the University of Miami welcomes Neil de la Flor for the first USpeak event for the 2016. Neil de la Flor is a writer, photographer, teacher and former fashion designer based in Miami. His first book, Almost Dorothy, won the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize. De la Flor’s second book, An Elephant’s Memory of Blizzards, examines his obsession with hope, the omnipresence of memory, and the consequences of sexual abuse. De la Flor’s stories and poems, solo and collaborative, have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Indiana Review, Best American Poetry Blog among other journals. Neil teaches composition and literature at Miami Dade College, Nova Southeastern University, and Barry University.
Monday, January 25th at 7:00PM
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
For more information, visit http://www.miami.edu/uspeak