Noted Local Poet Jose A. Villar-Portela to Perform at Uspeak Flash Fiction & Poetry Performance Series

Miami poet Jose A. Villar-Portela will perform at the USpeak Flash Fiction &  Poetry open mic event, hosted by Mangrove, the national undergraduate literary journal of the University of Miami Department of English.

Jose A. Villar-Portela is a local poet, editor of Jai-Alai Literary Magazine, and programming director for Reading Queer, a Miami-based creative writing organization.

USpeak is an open mic event in a friendly environment where attendees can read their work, play their music, and listen to the art of others. Open mic slots are limited; those who would like to perform should arrive early.

7:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 25
CAS Gallery/Wesley House
1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables
(Doors open at 6:30)

The USpeak Open Verse and Short Story Performance Series is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the English Department’s Creative Writing Program, and Mangrove Literary Journal.

USpeak is free and open to the public. For information about parking, please see UM Parking Information.

For more information on USpeak events, please visit, which also offers podcasts of previous USpeaks, or contact University of Miami Creative Writing Community Outreach and Events Coordinator Melissa Burley at

September 12, 2014