Miami-Dade Public Library System presents Spoken Word Poetry Workshop

The Miami-Dade Public Library System presents Spoken Word Poetry Workshop on Tuesday, July 21st, Wednesday, July 22nd and Thursday, July 23rd at the Main Library auditorium in Downtown, Miami located at 101 West Flagler Street. There will be a poetry showcase on Friday, July 24th from 2 to 5 p.m.

The workshop is an in-depth workshop focusing on writing and performance techniques for the aspiring spoken word poet. With feedback from the Biscayne Poet, your original written work will be shaped into a performance piece for all to experience, live on stage.

Oscar Fuentes is a performance artist from Miami, and the front man for The Oscar Fuentes Combo, a musical project where he blends his original beat-poetry with a three to five member jazz fusion band. He is the author of two books of poetry and prose: Beautiful Women Will Never Know (2013) and 4 Nights with Betsy (2014). Event is free to the public. For more information please call 305-375-2665.

 About the Miami‑Dade Public Library System

The Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS), a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, serves as a community center and learning place where the Miami-Dade community meets to exchange ideas, learn, share, and create.  The Library strives to ensure that all residents, regardless of socioeconomics, will be enriched through access to materials, technology, art and culture and programs so that they may develop the skills they need to create and produce innovations for the 21st century. Through its 48 locations, bookmobiles, special services, website ( and MDPLS iLibrary app, the library proudly serves more than 7 million annual visitors. In the more than 40 years of serving the community, the MDPLS continues to experience tremendous change and growth, evolving with the technological needs and requirements of its diverse community.

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