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 Miami’s Little Haiti Book Festival Celebrates Literature, Culture and Community

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Jan Mapou in his bookstore, Libreri Mapou, in Miami’s Little Haiti.

Knight Foundation blog, May, 2017

Jan Mapou sounds almost giddy when discussing the Little Haiti Book Festival—and with good reason. The event, which started with a Knight Arts Challenge award, is now in its fifth year. It has grown steadily and is now a partnership between Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, the Society of the Fireflies, the Haitian cultural organization Mapou founded in 1985, and Miami Dade College’s Miami Book Fair.

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A Google search for poetry and a new word association

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Knight Foundation Blog, March, 2017

Over the years O, Miami, the annual, monthlong poetry festival in South Florida, has used billboards and bus stops, benches and pieces of paper sown into garments in thrift stores, to bring poetry to the residents.
This year, O, Miami is putting poetry into a Google search.

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