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O, Miami (formerly “University of Wynwood”) is a Knight Foundation-funded organization that expands and advances literary culture in Greater Miami, FL.

We produce a visiting writer series, a poetry festival, a publishing imprint, and other programs that bring the best literature to the greatest number of people.

Our largest event is our annual poetry festival, also named “O, Miami.” The mission of the festival is for every single person in Miami-Dade County to encounter a poem during the month of April. Since its founding in 2011, the festival has hosted performances by Anne Carson, Raúl Zurita, W.S. Merwin, Patti Smith, Richard Blanco, Tracy K. Smith, Thurston Moore, Kevin Young, and many others. For general information, visit our O, Miami festival page, or check out Knight Foundation's report on the inaugural festival. Upcoming festival events will always be updated on our events page.

The O, Miami Visiting Poet Series – a partnership with The Writer’s Room at The Betsy-South Beach – has been operating continually since 2009. As part of the residency, each visiting writer gives a public reading in addition to a workshop or outreach program with a Miami school or community organization. To see a list of the writers we’ve brought, go here.

Jai-Alai magazine was founded in 2010 with the goal of documenting literary Miami until the year 2015. Submissions are open only to Miami-Dade residents and visitors. Unsolicited submissions are open only to Miami-Dade residents and visitors via a series of physical kiosks hosted by independent businesses. For more information, visit jaialaimag.org.

Jai-Alai Books is a new venture that seeks to create a literary publishing voice for Miami. For more information, visit the website.

We collaborate widely with other local organizations, as well as with national organizations who share our commitment to contemporary literature. Previous and current collaborators include: Poetry FoundationPoetry Society of AmericaPen Center USAThe Miami HeraldPérez Art Museum of MiamiNew World Center and the New World SymphonyMiami-Dade Public LibrariesAdrienne Arsht Center for the Performing ArtsMiami's Design DistrictThe Wolfsonian-FIUThe Betsy-South BeachLotus House, Overtown Youth CenterLocust ProjectsSweat RecordsMiami New TimesCenter for Literarture and Theater at MDCGallery DietBooks and BooksMiami Poetry CollectiveFountainhead ResidencyBas Fisher Invitational, and Borscht Film Festival, among others.

University of Wynwood, Inc. (d/b/a "O, Miami") is a 501c3 non-profit corporation in the State of Florida. Our mailing address is: University of Wynwood, 500 NE 56th Street, Miami, FL 33137.


To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any disability accommodation, please contact Operations Manager, Melody Santiago Cummings at melody@universityofwynwood.org five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).