‌The IBIS Literary Reading & Performance Series, sponsored in part by the University of Miami’s College of Arts and Sciences and the English Department’s Creative Writing Program features three writers or poets in one evening and is free and open to the public. All readings begin at 7:00PM.

View 2016-17 Ibis Literary Reading Series 

TBA spring 2018 (postponed due to Hurricane Irma)

Reading featuring Cecilia Milanes and Phillip Williams



 Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés was born in New Jersey to Cuban parents. Her works appear in numerous journals and anthologies, including Southern Humanities ReviewFlash FictionSaw PalmLiterary Mama,Kweli JournalGuernica, and The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature. Her short story collections, Oye What I’m Gonna Tell You (2015) and Marielitos, Balseros, and Other Exiles (2009), were #4 and #5 on theGuardian’s list of 10 of the best books to help understand Cuba. Everyday Chica, winner of the 2010 Longleaf Press Poetry Prize was followed by Everyday Chica, Music and More, a poetry CD. She teaches at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.





Phillip B. Williams is the author of Thief in the Interior, winner of the 2017 Kate Tufts Discovery Award and a 2017 Lambda Literary award. Phillip was finalist for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature and a Thom Gunn Award from the Publishing Triangle. He received a 2017 Whiting Award, 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and a Kenyon Review Writers Workshop fellowship. Phillip is the co-editor in chief of the online journal Vinyl. He is currently visiting professor in English at Bennington College.








Thursday 23 March 2018 7:00PM

Shalala Student Center, Grand Ballroom East

Reading featuring Tayari Jones and Chinelo Okparanta