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O, Miami Poetry Festival  The goal of O, Miami is for every single person in Miami to encounter a poem during the month of April.

Due to inclement weather, we’re sorry to say that this Sunday’s Day Of Thrones has been postponed for a later date.

Two very important @dale_zine updates! They are speaking at @thecolonytheatre tomorrow morning for @miami_cm

Then on Saturday morning at @manacontemporarymiami they’re hosting their third O, Dale Miami work shop where children of all ages will make their own poetry zine! 📚
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For details & RSVP to both events, visit omiami.org

Next week, in partnership with @thebetsyhotel , Culture Ireland, and Poetry Ireland, we’re looking forward to present a poetry reading featuring three of Ireland's best contemporary poets ☘️
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The reading will be followed by a beer tasting of @wynwoodbrewing ‘s La Rubia 🍻
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To RSVP or for more information, visit omiami.org

“Our Own Voices” with @hanrose34 is tonight at @ninajohnsongallery !
Event is free with RSVP.
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Visit omiami.org for details.
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📸: @gesischilling

A friendly reminder that your ZipOdes are due this Friday! Go to wlrn.org/write-ode-your-zip-code to submit.
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And remember that the ZipOde finale will be on Wednesday, April 25th at @vizcayamiami
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For details visit omiami.org

“F#%k it dude, let’s go bowling.” 🎳

Monday, April 23rd from 7-9 PM with us and @bookleggerslibrary at @birdbowlmiami
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For tickets and more info, visit omiami.org

The University of Miami English Department, O, Miami Poetry Festival, and Sinking City Magazine invite you to attend “Before It Sinks Into The Sea: Micro-Eulogies For Miami,” an interactive flash fiction experiment and climate change awareness event.
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Visit omiami.org for more information.

Wow, just look at that tote bag. #omiami

Join O, Miami and Refugee Assistance Alliance on Friday, April 20th, for a very special poetic edition of A Taste of Syria (formerly Syrian Supper Club) where we’ll enjoy a feast prepared by Syrian refugees that have been resettled in South Florida, and poetry readings by the children of these families. The proceeds from ticket sales will go to the women chefs from the refugee families preparing the meal and to Refugee Assistance Alliance for their programming.
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Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in 2011, over 5 million refugees have fled violence in Syria, and over 6 million Syrians have been internally displaced. As conditions deteriorate and military campaigns escalate, even more refugees will be forced to flee their homes and home country. Refugee Assistance Alliance hosts these supper club events to foster a sense of community and inclusion for refugee families in South Florida, to create a welcoming cultural exchange with local Miamians, and to bolster their tutoring and support programs for the families.
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Refugee Assistance Alliance and their network of tutors and volunteers provide a number of support services to these refugees and their children. By employing women from different Syrian refugee families, these supper club events provide a sense of agency and empowerment to each of the chefs to be able to contribute to community engagements, and provide an additional means to make money for their families. These events also serve as an opportunity to raise awareness throughout South Florida about the needs of refugees that have been resettled in their area in a setting that is approachable and fun, breaking down barriers and preconceptions by breaking bread together.

Finally, a poetry event dedicated to Nicolas Cage. Come see @frontyardtheatrecollective take their own Faces/Off and don the many masks of The Cage. Performances directed by @chachgram
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Wednesday 6pm in the lobby at @olympiatheater
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Free & no RSVP required.

R&B + @jasonfitzroy + @nifmuhammad + @eloisaam = Foggy Windows, a live radio show and slow jam party, Thursday, April 26 at @villaintheater in Little Haiti. Tickets at omiami.org

“Optimus Rhyme” is the world’s first fully robotic performance poet. Created by @mariothemaker, Optimus reads poems in both human and robotic voices and never goes over his allotted time. He made his debut last at #omiami at @thebetsyhotel and brought the house down. Human poets, beware.

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