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Eight Miami Poets Dinner at LOBA

  • Loba 7420 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL, 33138 United States (map)


Please join us, Monday, April 17th for an evening of dinner and poetry.
Jai-Alai Books is hosting a fundraising dinner at LOBA on the occasion of re-releasing Eight Miami Poets, an anthology of young, Miami-based poets hailing from Cuba, Haiti, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and beyond. In describing the book, Mia Leonin writes, “Although Miami has long been an outpost for immigrants, exiles, outliers, and adventurers, the eclectic landscapes, arresting images, and quirky voices of these poems confirm that the Magic City continues to be a sanctuary for poetic imagination and language play.”

Dinner guests will enjoy a specially curated menu inspired by the poetry within the book and hear readings from poets Annik Adey-Babinski, Zain Aslam, Yaddyra Peralta, Cherry Pickman, Nick Vagnoni, and JV Portela. The dinner format will be family style and will include seafood (octopus), and locally grown produce.

LOBA serves up a local, farm-to-table and market-driven menu influenced by rustic, Latin and Southern country cooking. With its book-lined walls and rustic feel, LOBA’s cozy interior serves as the perfect space to dine among poets and writers.
Your ticket purchase will help us continue making books of and for Miami.

There are two ticket tiers:

  • $120 includes dinner and drinks for one, a WE BET ON BOOKS Jai-alai tote bag, plus a copy of Eight Miami Poets (second edition)
  • $100 includes just dinner and drinks for one, plus a WE BET ON BOOKS Jai-alai tote bag

Beverages sponsored by Perrier,  Lagunitas Brewing, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka

To reserve your spot, please visit Eventbrite
Space is limited.

Jai-alai Books and O, Miami are produced by University of Wynwood, Inc., a registered 501c3 not-for-profit literary organization in the state of Florida. All donations made to University of Wynwood, D.B.A. O, Miami, are tax deductible in whole or in part.

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Poetry Bus at Counter Corner
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Women & Words Salon