Calendar Of Events Books
Written by Miami Today on August 30, 2012
FIU and UM host a back to school poetry reading featuring masters of fine arts alumni Jen Bartman, Neil de la Flor, Jason McCall and Jesse Millner. The four poets read both old and new work, including poems from their original creative theses as well as recently published collections. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Amy Goodman releases "The Silenced Majority," giving voice to ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power. The book delves into politics, the implications of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the movement to halt the execution of Troy Anthony Davis and the globalization of dissent "From Tahrir Square to Liberty Plaza." Throughout, Goodman and contributing writer Denis Moynihan claim to show the work of ordinary people to change their media and change the world. The author is to be present for discussion and book signing. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Happy Family has created an educational presentation, "Growing Happy Kids from Health Foods," to provide parents with information on basic feeding and nutrition principles geared to ensure a healthy start for children. The presentation covers such topics as organic foods and why they are healthier, eight key food groups for optimal nutrition, and what foods and ingredients to avoid. Participants can sample Happy Family’s line of organic baby and children’s food. 2 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.