Six Words. One story. All yours
Miami, Aug. 23, 2016 – The Miami Dade College’s (MDC) world-renowned Miami Book Fair (MBF) has partnered once again with South Florida’s NPR member station, WLRN 91.3 FM, for #6WordsMiami, a community project that collects and showcases stories that are six words in length.
WLRN and the MBF are looking for stories about the South Florida, whether it’s a memoir, fiction or other, everyone is invited to submit their six-word stories, especially those inspired by life in South Florida. Your six-world story could get you invited to read at the 2016 Miami Book Fair (Nov. 13-20). It may even be chosen for the basis of an improv comedy sketch at the Fair by Villain Theater.
Submissions are accepted in English, Spanish and Creole, but only via the methods indicated at www.wlrn.org/6wordsmiami and via Twitter and Facebook using #6wordsmiami. Stories selected will be read on the air on WLRN starting in October. There is no limit to how many stories one can submit.
The deadline to be part of a special publishing project and to be considered for special performance opportunities at the MBF is Oct. 15. However, submissions will be accepted and selections posted/aired on WLRN through the last day of the Fair.
Visit MiamiBookFair.com for complete schedule and more information. #MiamiReads
About WLRN Public Media
WLRN 91.3 FM, South Florida’s only NPR news station, is licensed to the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, and provides news and information to a weekly audience on air and online of more than 500,000 from Palm Beach to Key West. WLRN’s nationally renowned news team has earned more than 150 local, state and national awards. Since 2003, WLRN and the Miami Herald have been news partners, sharing a single newsroom, the only such arrangement in the country. WLRN 91.3 FM began broadcasting in 1949, making it South Florida’s first FM station. Since then, WLRN 91.3 FM has grown steadily to become an integral part of the South Florida community, expanding to the Florida Keys in 2008 on WKWM 91.5 FM. WLRN’s award-winning local news coverage can be found on wlrn.org, Facebook and Twitter, and at regular news-related events. Additionally, WLRN 91.3 FM offers one of the country’s largest Radio Reading Services, providing a 24-hour, seven-day service to South Florida’s visually impaired community. In 2008, the station began broadcasting on WKWM 91.5 FM in the Florida Keys.
About Miami Book Fair
Widely recognized as the largest and finest literary gathering in the U.S., the Miami Book Fair’s eight-day festival features readings and conversation with the world’s most renowned authors and more than 200 booksellers and exhibitors across various genres and interests. Book lovers are also treated to culinary presentations, live music, dance and theater performances, interactive art projects, fun and educational activities for children, and more! In addition to the annual festival, the Miami Book Fair builds community and promotes reading and writing throughout the year with activities open to all, including creative writing courses taught by local and visiting authors, literary gatherings and happy hours and Read to Learn Books for Free, a partnership with The Children’s Trust that distributes more than 160,000 free books a year to children in Miami-Dade County.
Miami Book Fair is made possible through the generous support of the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts; the City of Miami; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; the Miami Downtown Development; and the Friends of the Fair; as well as many corporate partners. Miami Book Fair: Building community, one reader at a time.
Miami Book Fair media contact: Lisa Palley, 305-642-3132 firstname.lastname@example.org