National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

The Center for Literature and Theatre @ MDC


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401 NE Second Avenue, Suite 4102-2
Miami, FL 33132

Tel: 305/237-3940
Fax: 305/237-3978
http://www.thecenteratmdc.org

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

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The Namesake
Jhumpa Lahiri

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Events

The Big Read Tumblr: Miami Stories Blog

In partnership with History Miami, The Center is collecting interesting Miami immigrant stories from the general public. Members of the public will send their stories to The Center in writing, and HistoryMiami (www.historymiami.org/research-miami/miamistories) will place it in its archives, along with the thousands of other Miami-related stories that “illuminate the past and enlighten the future.” All entrants will receive a free copy of The Namesake. Submitted stories will also be published in The Center’s blog, thecenteratmdc.tumblr.com. In addition, as part of HistoryMiami’s Miami Stories project, select stories may be featured in the “Neighbors” section of Sunday’s Miami Herald, in el Nuevo Herald, and/or on WLRN-Miami Herald News.

Event Location: online, Miami, FL

Date: Sat, Mar 15, 2014 – Tue, Apr 15, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

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Kick-Off Event

An Indian dance troupe will lead two Bhangra/Bollywood-style dance random acts of culture, or flash mobs, in Miami to announce the start of The Big Read. These events will be held in busy pedestrian sites and promoted on social networks and other media to get people to participate as dancers. The Center will hand out books and promotional materials to onlookers during the performances.

Event Location: 14th and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Panther Coffee, 2390 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127, Miami, FL

Date: Sun, Mar 16, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

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Book Discussion

Book discussions will take place in several Miami Dade Public Library Branches throughout the city. Book discussion participants will receive copies of The Namesake along with the educational and promotional materials provided by the NEA.

Event Location: Sunny Isles Branch Library, 18070 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33160

Date: Mon, Mar 17, 2014
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

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The Big Read Film Series Presents: Darjeeling Limited

Screenings throughout the city will explore cultural identity and generational clashes, all set in India or about Indian-American families. The first in the film series is the free screening of Wes Anderson’s critically acclaimed comedy-drama, The Darjeeling Limited. The first 50 attendees will receive a free copy of The Namesake. Screening is free and open to the public.

Event Location: O, Cinema, 90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127

Date: Sat, Mar 22, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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World Music by DJ Rekha

Coinciding with Women’s History Month, join DJ Rekha as she spins her unique blend of Indian music. This British-born DJ is a curator, record label owner, and educator. Dubbed “one of the most influential South Asians,” Rekha is among the first deejays to merge classic Bhangra and Bollywood sounds into the language of contemporary electronic dance music. DJ Rekha will host a lunchtime Bhangra dance party for students and the general public on the Student Life Patio of the MDC Wolfson campus in the middle of downtown, Miami. She will also visit multiple MDC classes to lecture on the topics of music, assimilation and Indian culture.

Event Location: 300 NE Second Avenue, Student Life Patio, Miami, FL 33132

Date: Wed, Mar 26, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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Book Discussion

Book discussions will take place in several Miami Dade Public Library Branches throughout the city. Book discussion participants will receive copies of The Namesake along with the educational and promotional materials provided by the NEA.

Event Location: Kendall Branch Library, 9101 SW 97th AV, Miami, Fl 33176

Date: Sat, Mar 29, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

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The Big Read Film Series Presents: Bride and Prejudice

Continuing the Big Read film series is a special screening of the romantic musical Bride and Prejudice, a Bollywood adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The first 50 attendees will receive a free copy of The Namesake.

Event Location: O, Cinema, 90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127

Date: Sat, Mar 29, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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Book Discussion

Book discussions will take place in several Miami Dade Public Library Branches throughout the city. Book discussion participants will receive copies of The Namesake along with the educational and promotional materials provided by the NEA.

Event Location: Palmetto Bay Branch Library, 17641 Old Cutler RD, , Miami, FL 33157

Date: Tue, Apr 1, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Passage to India: Gourmet Cooking and Eating with Master Cooking Teacher Ayesha

Ayesha joins The Big Read and presents her legendary cooking class, followed by a feast, in the state-of-the-art wine theater at the Miami Culinary Institute (MCI). Ayesha's Kitchen offers more than knowing how to put together a delicious Indian meal, it takes you on a mystical journey through the legacy of authentic Indian traditional cuisine translating into a rich experience where every meal can be a grand celebration. Registration is $20 per person and each participant will receive a free copy of The Namesake.

Event Location: Miami Culinary Institute, 415 NE 2nd Ave , Miami, FL 33132

Date: Tue, Apr 1, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

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Book Discussion

Book discussions will take place in several Miami Dade Public Library Branches throughout the city. Book discussion participants will receive copies of The Namesake along with the educational and promotional materials provided by the NEA.

Event Location: Doral Branch Library, 10785 NW 58 ST,, Miami, Fl 33178

Date: Wed, Apr 2, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Big Read for Little Readers

Kids can join The Big Read, too! At this special StoryArts meet-up, children will learn about Indian culture as they read along with an artist/literacy educator then create artworks inspired by the chosen books, Rangoli: Discovering the Art of Indian Decoration by Anuradha Ananth, Indian Tales: A Barefoot Collection by Shenaaz Nanji and Elephant Dance: A Journey to India by Theresa Heine and Sheila Moxley. Adults attending with children will receive a free copy of The Namesake.

Event Location: Miami Children's Museum, 80 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132

Date: Sat, Apr 5, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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Big Read Keynote with Journalist Suketu Mehta

Suketu Mehta is the New York-based author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found, winner of the Kiriyama Prize and the Hutch Crossword Award, and finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, the Lettre Ulysses Prize, the BBC4 Samuel Johnson Prize, and the Guardian First Book Award. Mehta’s work has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Granta, Harper’s Magazine, Time, and Newsweek, and has been featured on NPR’s “Fresh Air” and “All Things Considered.” Suketu will lead the Big Read keynote lecture and discuss the connective themes found in his book and The Namesake, such as culture and generational clashes, the immigrant experience and conflicts of assimilation. All attendees will receive a copy of The Namesake.

Event Location: Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Date: Wed, Apr 9, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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Book Discussion

Book discussions will take place in several Miami Dade Public Library Branches throughout the city. Book discussion participants will receive copies of The Namesake along with the educational and promotional materials provided by the NEA.

Event Location: South Miami Brnach Library, 6000 Sunset DR,, Miami, Fl 33143

Date: Wed, Apr 9, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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The Big Read Film Series Presents: The Namesake

Explore Indian culture and the cross-culture shift through Lahiri’s young main character, Gogol with the free screening of this year’s Big Read title adaptation, The Namesake, the final film in our Big Read film series. The first 50 attendees will receive a free copy of The Namesake.

Event Location: Koubek Center Art Cinema, 2705 SW 3rd St, Miami, FL 33135

Date: Sat, Apr 12, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Namesake

Book Discussion

Book discussions will take place in several Miami Dade Public Library Branches throughout the city. Book discussion participants will receive copies of The Namesake along with the educational and promotional materials provided by the NEA.

Event Location: Naranja Branch Library, 14850 SW 280 ST,, Miami, Fl 33032

Date: Mon, Apr 14, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Book: The Namesake

Book Discussion

Book discussions will take place in several Miami Dade Public Library Branches throughout the city. Book discussion participants will receive copies of The Namesake along with the educational and promotional materials provided by the NEA.

Event Location: Miami Lakes Branch Library, 6699 Windmill Gate RD, , Miami, Fl 33014

Date: Tue, Apr 15, 2014
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: The Namesake

Book Discussion

Book discussions will take place in several Miami Dade Public Library Branches throughout the city. Book discussion participants will receive copies of The Namesake along with the educational and promotional materials provided by the NEA.

Event Location: California Club Branch Library, 850 Ives Dairy RD, , Miami, Fl 33179

Date: Wed, Apr 16, 2014
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

Book: The Namesake

Book Discussion

Book discussions will take place in several Miami Dade Public Library Branches throughout the city. Book discussion participants will receive copies of The Namesake along with the educational and promotional materials provided by the NEA.

Event Location: South Dade Regional Library, 10750 SW 211 ST, , Miami, Fl 33189

Date: Sat, Apr 19, 2014
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

Book: The Namesake

Book Discussion

Book discussions will take place in several Miami Dade Public Library Branches throughout the city. Book discussion participants will receive copies of The Namesake along with the educational and promotional materials provided by the NEA.

Event Location: Miami Bach Regional Library, 227 22nd ST, , Miami, Fl 33139

Date: Thu, May 1, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

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Book Discussion

Book discussions will take place in several Miami Dade Public Library Branches throughout the city. Book discussion participants will receive copies of The Namesake along with the educational and promotional materials provided by the NEA.

Event Location: Pinecrest Branch Library, 5835 SW 111 ST, , Miami, FL 33156

Date: Wed, May 7, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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