Miami Beach Visual Arts

Casita de Colores: An Evening with Juan Felipe Herrera

Casita de Colores An Evening with Juan Felipe HerreraFriday, February 5, 7:30pm-9pm – New World Center, 500 17th St, Miami Beach

O, Miami presents a special evening with Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Hispanic Poet Laureate of the United States. Guests sit on on-stage with Herrera at New World Symphony Hall in an original and intimate “live-taping” of a poetry film. The footage from the evening will later be Wall-casted during O, Miami 2016 and presented around the world. The theme of the evening is “Casita de Colores,” a Miami version of Herrera’s project to create a crowd-sourced poem involving as many Americans as possible during the period of his Laureateship. In addition to Herrera, a selection of local youth poets and other original Miami acts will read, ensuring that there is no way this reading could take place anywhere else in the world but Miami. All proceeds go to helping O, Miami produce more poetry. @omiamifestival