Do you want to use social
media to build a platform and connect with other writers, readers, and those
who have similar interests to yours? Are you ready to promote yourself and/or
your writing? Are you on Twitter and Facebook but are unsure of how to manage
your account so that you can best position yourself as a writer? Then this
workshop is for you. We will teach you how to: create your online profile;
determine which social networks are right for you (including the ones
specifically created for authors); engage with others effectively; use social
networks to build connections; and manage your online presence. 6-8pm. This series of classes consists of 4 Tuesdays -- March 20, 27, and April 3, 10. The classes cost $150. For more information or to register, please visit The Center's website or call/email Nicole Swift at 305-237-3023 or Nicole.firstname.lastname@example.org or Lissette Mendez at email@example.com or 305-237-3940.
An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein (Penguin, $16) recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.
Almost unknown as a poet in her lifetime, Emily Dickinson is now recognized as one of America's greatest poets and, in the view of some, as one of the greatest lyric poets of all time. The past fifty years or so have seen an outpouring of books and essays attempting to explain her poetry and her life. Some critics have used her life to try to explain her poetry, and others have tried to explain her life by referring to her poems, which they assume are autobiographical. In 1882, Emily Dickinson's brother began an adulterous love affair with Mabel Todd, setting in motion a series of events that would forever change the lives of the Dickinson family. Award-winning scholar and biographer Lyndall Gordon tells the story of the feud that erupted-and that still continues today. Making unprecedented use of letters, diaries, and legal documents, Gordon proposes a groundbreaking new solution to the secret behind the poet's insistent seclusion, presenting a woman beyond her time who found love, spirituality, and immortality all on her own terms. Lives Like Loaded Guns(Penguin, $18) is a highly acclaimed story of creative genius, illicit passion, and betrayal that will forever change the way we view one of America's most important literary figures. Join us for a fascinating discussion of a unique American voice and collect your FREE COPY of The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson, courtesy of THE BIG READ, presented in collaboration with The Center @ Miami Dade College. Refreshments will be served. 8pm