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The Center for Literature and Theatre at MDC Announces Schedule for Its Fall 2012 Miami Writers Institute during the 29th Edition of its Miami Book Fair International

Space is limited so early registration is encouraged

Miami, October 8, 2012 - This fall, aspiring writers will have the opportunity to learn techniques and get publishing advice when The Center of Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College (MDC), formerly known as the Florida Center for the Literary Arts, presents its prestigious Miami Writers Institute from Wednesday, Nov. 14 through Friday, Nov. 16, during the Miami Book Fair International at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. This year, the Writer’s Institute will offer a variety of workshops for both beginners and advanced writers, which include one- and three-day workshops with authors, as well as one-on-one manuscript consultations with an editor.

The comprehensive set of workshops will focus on topics such as dialogue, marketing for authors, turning ideas into words, as well as the business of publishing. All courses are taught by accomplished authors or publishing professionals with extensive teaching experience. The Writers Institute offers flexible packages; participants may attend just one workshop if their time is limited or take part of the full creative writing program for a deep discount.

Full workshop descriptions, as well as dates, times and other details, are available at, click on the Writers Institute link.

Workshops offered at the 2012 Fall Miami Writers Institute:

Vivir de escribir con Teresa Dovalpage (in Spanish)

Create YOU and Unleash Your JOY: A Writing Workshop with Lisa McCourt

How to Convert Your Ideas into Novels and Stories with Colin Channer

The Novelette: Science Fiction's Little Jewel with Hugh Howey

Master Class on Dialogue with Margot Livesey

How to Get Published with Kimberly Witherspoon and Ibrahim Ahmad

Cómo escribir (¡y leer!) textos narrativos con Abilio Estévez (in Spanish)

Buzz Your Book with MJ Rose

Publishing Today with Johnny Temple

Since space is limited, The Center encourages everyone who is interested to register now at

All 2012 Miami Writers Institute workshops will be held at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave. Discounted rates are available for MDC staff, as well as students currently enrolled in credit courses. To register, or to obtain more information, please call the Center’s main line, 305-237-3940, or Nicole Swift at 305-237-3023,, or visit The Center at MDC website at

The Center for Literature and Theatre at Miami Dade College promotes reading, writing and theater at locations throughout South Florida by consistently presenting activities open to all Its Generation Genius programs for children and teens promote literacy and learning. Its creative writing program has national appeal, and courses are taught by local and visiting authors. The Center produces the annual Miami Book Fair International, regarded as the largest and finest literary gathering in the U.S. It is also home to Prometeo Theatre, the nation's leading Spanish language, conservatory-style program offering training for actors, and featuring performances throughout the year. In 2012, the Center celebrates its tenth year with a renewed commitment to the advancement of literary and theatre arts.


Full workshop descriptions, as well as dates, times and other details, are available at, click on the Writers Institute link.

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,

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