The University of Miami’s Ibis Literary Reading & Performance Series Presents Edwidge Danticat, Patricia Engel, and R. Zamora Linmark

Edwidge Danticat, Patricia Engel, and Distinguished Visiting Associate Professor R. Zamora Linmark will be reading at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, at the College of Arts and Sciences Gallery and Conference Center at the Wesley Foundation. The CAS Gallery is located at 1210 Stanford Drive on the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami.

On the day before their reading, Edwidge Danticat, Patricia Engel, and R. Zamora Linmark will be teaching a master class from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in room 427 of the Ashe Administration Building, located at 1252 Memorial Drive on the Coral Gables campus.

Edwidge Danticat is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory; Krik? Krak!; The Farming of Bones; The Dew Breaker; and a collection of essays, Create Dangerously. She has also edited a number of anthologies, including Haiti Noir, Haiti Noir 2, and Best American Essays 2011. Her memoir, Brother, I’m Dying, was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. Her most recent book is the novel Claire of the Sea Light. Patricia Engel is the author of Vida and It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris. Vida, her acclaimed debut, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2010 and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Fiction Award. Patricia’s fiction has appeared in The Atlantic, A Public Space, Boston Review, Guernica, and Harvard Review among other publications, and has received awards including the Boston Review Fiction Prize. Born to Colombian parents and raised in New Jersey, Patricia earned her MFA in fiction at Florida International University. Poet, novelist, and Visiting Associate Professor of Creative Writing R. Zamora Linmark is the author of three collections of poetry, Prime Time Apparitions, The Evolution of a Sigh, and Drive-By Vigils. He has also written two novels, Leche and Rolling The R's, which he adapted for the stage and premiered in Honolulu in 2008. A recipient of several grants and fellowships, including two from the Fulbright Foundation, he lives and writes in Manila, where he was born. He is currently working on a Kafka-inspired play, But, Beautiful, and a novel, These Books Belong to Ken Z.

The IBIS Literary Reading Series is free and open to the public, and is sponsored in part by the University of Miami’s College of Arts and Sciences and by the Department of English’s Creative Writing Program.

For more information, please contact:

University of Miami Creative Writing Director
M. Evelina Galang at

Creative Writing Events and Community Outreach Coordinator
Joshua Schriftman at