P. Scott Cunningham, O, Miami Founder and Director, Recently at FAU for Book Reading and Signing


by N. Jacobsen | Friday, Apr 20, 2018

The Department of English within Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, along with Barb Schmidt’s Peaceful Mind/Peaceful Life, hosted P. Scott Cunningham in April with a reading and book signing at FAU’s Theatre Lab. Close to 100 people attended the event.

“The Creative Writing Program at FAU was pleased to be able to host poet Scott Cunningham and celebrate the publication of his debut collection, ‘Ya Te Veo,’” said Becka McKay, director of the “Off the Page” series of public events at FAU. “Scott’s impact on the South Florida literary community has been tremendous, and we are inspired by his commitment to both writers and readers of poetry. We were especially proud to be able to publish Scott’s work in our own literary magazine, ‘Swamp Ape Review,’ which wouldn’t exist without the efforts of writers and promoters of poetry like Scott.”

Cunningham is a poet, translator, essayist and community organizer originally from Boca Raton. He is the founder and director of O, Miami, a nonprofit organization that celebrates the city of Miami through the lens of poetry. Named one of “20 Under 40 Emerging South Florida Leaders” by The Miami Herald and one of 51 “brilliant urbanites who are helping to build the cities of America’s future” by Fast Company, he has been a featured speaker at The Aspen Institute, Breakout, Creative Many, TedX, Creative Mornings Miami, Miami Book Fair and the Decatur Book Festival. For more information about FAU’s Off the Page series, call 561-297-2974.

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