Here is Frances Aldana with her lovely family, fabulous Mitchell Kaplan who made the evening possible for us (Books & Books owner and co-founder of the Miami Book Fair), along w/ Luke the Wonder Dog & me.
I want to send my gratitude out to Mitchell Kaplan and Nikki Giovanni again, and to the dedicated Debra Linn, events organizer at Books & Books, who handled all of the poetry submissions for our local end of the national contest and arranged for Nikki Giovanni to visit local schools and read at the event with Frances. Kudos & thanks also go out to Cristina Nosti, who helped plan and facilitate the free poetry workshops that I was lucky enough to lead at Books & Books Coral Gables location. What fun we had!
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