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October 7, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In-Person at Books & Books Coconut Grove: An Evening with Andrew Otazo


Books & Books


October 7, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Books & Books in Coconut Grove
3409 Main Hwy
Coconut Grove, FL 33133 United States
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Books & Books presents…



The Miami Creation Myth

Saturday, October 7th, 6:00-9:00 PM | Books & Books, Coconut Grove


Books & Books is thrilled to present a meet and greet evening with author Andrew Otazo as he discusses his book, The Miami Creation Myth. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Otazo and hear all about his imaginative world!

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

About the Book:

Eons ago, long before the world was created, long before there were people, or animals, or trees, or the immeasurable ocean to the east, or the endless Everglades to the west, or the great mountain of Tropical Park, or pastelitos, or Radio Mambí, there was only darkness and cold. And in this darkness slept Pachango the Creator, on his divine pin pan pun.

Hilarious, poignant, unabashedly, authentically Miami, The Miami Creation Myth builds a wholly unique universe of gods, heroes, and legends inspired by the insanity that is living in South Florida.

From Pachango the Creator’s decision to rise from his divine pin pan pun and turn on the sun, to the arrival of hundred-foot tall construction cranes that pound neighborhoods to dust before replacing them with glass and steel nests, these modern legends explain, celebrate, and lampoon what makes Miami a globally unique city.

About the Author:

Andrew Otazo is an award-winning Cuban American author from Miami. He published The Miami Creation Myth, which was featured in The Dan Le Batard ShowAXIOSNPRNBCBrickell Magazine, and The New Tropic, among many other outlets. Andrew was previously published in AXIOS, Acentos Review, The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, The New Tropic, The Plantain, The Islander, The Sun Sentinel, and Energy Policy Journal.
Andrew is the CEO of ARO Communications, a public relations firm that specializes in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, public affairs, and earned media strategy. He previously worked at several public relations agencies.
As Mexican President Felipe Calderón’s assistant, he facilitated the decision-making process of one of the world’s highest-level policymakers.
Andrew has a recurring guest lecture series at the University of Miami, Cornell, Clemson, and local middle and high schools on grassroots activism.
Andrew’s accolades include the International Latino Book Award, Brickell Magazine’s Top 20 Under 40 List, WPLG Local 10’s Most Treasured Citizen, Miami’s Next Leader, FAES Latino Leader in Politics, and two Proclamations from the Village of Key Biscayne.