MDC’s Miami Book Fair to Offer New Creative Writing Courses

Miami, July 20, 2017 – Miami Dade College’s renowned Miami Book Fair announces new Creative Writing Courses! Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your writing skills and network and receive feedback from published authors with extensive teaching experience. Unless otherwise noted, all courses will take place at MDC’s Wolfson Campus. Sign up now! Seating is limited. Events part of Book Fair’s year-round programming.

The Creative Writing Courses are:


Demystifying the Art of Proposal Writing with Susan Caraballo

Saturday, July 29

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Fee: $50

Whether participants are in the midst of a fellowship application and want feedback or they want to delve into writing proposals, this workshop provides a hands-on approach to the process. Through a combination of discussions and a mock panel, participants will gain first-hand experience in the grant-writing and grant-making process. Workshop is limited to 20 participants.


Susan Caraballo has had a long career as an independent arts consultant, producer and curator. Early in her career, she founded Artemis, a service and presenting nonprofit arts organization, whose mission was to support and develop South Florida-based artists. Currently, Susan works with the Harpo Foundation and independently curating exhibitions and developing creative projects. From 2012-2016, Susan served as the Artistic Director of the ArtCenter/South Florida. Prior to this appointment, Susan was the Producer and Assistant Curator for the Contemporary Arts Project at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Administrator at Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation.


Character Development with Fabienne Josaphat

Tuesdays, Sept. 19 – Oct. 24

7 – 9 p.m.

Fee: $100

A good novel or short story calls for authentic, dynamic characters, and you, writer, must learn to think outside the box. In this course, you will practice the creation of such characters. Through a set of writing exercises, readings, discussions and workshops, you will work on crafting unsympathetic characters, anti-hero types, and three-dimensional characters, all while learning to avoid stereotypes and clichés.


Fabienne Josaphat was born in Haiti and graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University. She writes fiction, non-fiction and poetry, as well as screenplays. Her first novel, Dancing in the Baron’s Shadow, was released with Unnamed Press in February 2016. She lives in Miami.


Writing Bootcamp: Formats, Genres and Storytelling Devices with Anjanette Delgado

Saturday, Sept. 23- Sunday, Sept. 24

12 – 5 p.m.

Fee: $75

In an advanced spin-off to her acclaimed course, “Finish Your Novel the TV Way,” Anjanette Delgado has put together a bootcamp course about the unsung heroes of getting our work finished: formats, genres, and storytelling devices. It is advanced in nature and students should have writing experience, and an idea of the book or piece they want to shape in order to get the most out of this course.


Anjanette Delgado is an award-winning novelist, speaker, and journalist who is fascinated by heartbreak, the different ways in which it occurs, and the consequences it brings. Her first novel, The Heartbreak Pill (Atria Books, 2008) told the story of a modern-day Latina enmeshed in a battle between her brain and her heart. Her latest, The Clairvoyant of Calle Ocho, is set in vibrant Little Havana, and follows Mariela Esteves, a woman whose choice to renounce her true calling results in two failed marriages, a brush with murder, and a lot of heartbreak. Clairvoyant was an Indiefab finalist for Best Multicultural Book of the Year 2014. Both novels have been optioned for film and television. Anjanette has an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University.

To register for courses and for more information, please call 305-237-3940, or visit

Miami Book Fair media contact: Lisa Palley, 305-642-3132, or Deyanira Navarrette, 305-495-7168,