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O, Miami 2018: Poetry Here, There, and Everywhere!

April is National Poetry Month and that means the annual month-long poetry festival O, Miami is back to celebrate literature and the magic city. With its dozens of events and projects throughout the month, the festival will try to achieve its goal of exposing every single person in Miami to poetry.

This year’s fest will feature poetry readings, workshops, parties, and even a night dedicated to “the greatest actor of our time.” O, Miami is going all out this year and you won’t want to miss out.

Here are some can’t miss events happening during the festival.

Poetry in Pajamas Friday, April 6 @ 6:30 PM

Led by brothers Sam (9) and Simon (6), this free open mic for children takes place on a giant bed staged at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens. It’s a perfect introduction to poetry for the little ones at home, where adults will also have fun thanks to music by Miami’s own Afrobeta and snacks from Edible South Florida. Don’t forget your PJs and slippers!

Om, Miami Wednesday, April 11 @ 8:00 PM

If you ever dreamed of combining poetry and yoga then this is the event for you. Yoga instructors will be reciting poems while you restore your body and relax your mind in this all levels class. Located in Coconut Grove, this event is first come, first serve.

Planetary Poems Thursday, April 12 @ 6:30 PM

Out of this world poetry deserves an out of this world experience. Travel through space in this unique cosmic experience at the Frost Museum planetarium honoring the works of American poet Tracy K. Smith. With animations specifically made for this event and a couple of guest speakers, this space odyssey will be unlike any other.

I Know Why The Nick Cage Screams Wednesday, April 18 @ 6:00 PM 

With award-winning performances in movies such as Moonstruck and Leaving Las Vegas, there is no doubt that the star of National Treasure, is our national treasure. Come celebrate Nick at the Olympia Theater, where a performance by Frontyard Theater Collective will finally end the debate of who is the greatest actor of our time.

Before It Sinks Into The Sea: Micro-Eulogies For Miami Thursday, April 19 @ 2:00 PM 

With things like cafecito and Pitbull, there is no doubt that Miami is one of the coolest places on Earth. But did you know it will most likely be underwater in a couple of decades? Come say goodbye to the 305 before it sinks in this interactive flash fiction experiment and climate change awareness event at UM.

Dead Poets Society Monday, April 30 @ 7:30 PM

O Captain, my Captain. Seize the day with this screening of Dead Poets Society at the Nite Owl Theater. Flasks and crowns of thorns are encouraged, but please don’t stand on the chairs. 

For the full event schedule make sure to visit http://www.omiami.org.


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