September 6, 2012

Carolina Hospital, Adrian Castro and Geoffrey Philp @ USpeak


The University of Miami’s USpeak Open Verse and Short Story Performance Series begins a brand­new year with Old School Miami Poets, featuring Carolina Hospital, Adrian Castro and Geoffrey Philp, on Thursday, September 6th, 8PM at the Oasis Deli at the Whitten University Center.

Carolina Hospital is a poet, essayist and novelist at Miami Dade College. To date, she has published five books, including the novel A Little Love (under the pen name C. C. Medina), and the seminal history work A Century of Cuban Writers in Florida. She participated with thirteen South Florida authors, including Carl Hiaasan, James Hall, Dave Barry and Edna Buchanan, in the New York Times’ best­selling novel Naked Came the Manatee.

Adrian Castro is a Miami­born poet, performer and interdisciplinary artist, whose Caribbean heritage has provided fertile ground for his rhythmic, distinctive Afro­Caribbean style. He is the author of Cantos to Blood & Honey (Coffee House Press), Wise Fish (Coffee House Press, 2005), and Handling Destiny (Coffee House Press 2009), and has been published in several literary anthologies.

Geoffrey Philp, author of the e­book Bob Marley and Bradford’s iPod, has also written two short story collections, several volumes of poetry, and two children's books. A multi­award winning writer, Philp’s work has the distinction of being published in both the Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories and the Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse.

In addition to our featured artists, USpeak spotlights audience members who share a page of their writing during USpeak’s Open Mic segments. Sign up begins at 7:30 when doors open.

USpeak events are free and open to the public, and are sponsored in part by the University of Miami's Creative Writing Program, Multicultural Student Affairs and the American Studies Program.

For more information, please visit, where you can also link to podcasts of previous USpeaks, prepared by our sound engineer, the author/musician/talk show host Matt Gajewski.

For further information, please contact: University of Miami Creative Writing Director, M. Evelina Galang at, or Patrick Sung at


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