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Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize for the Novella
Bigger Prizes! Extended Deadline!
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The deadline for the Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize for the novella has been extended to July 15, 2017. If you’re an unpublished author with dreams of publication, now’s the time to dust off that neglected manuscript and send it in for a chance at a $6,000 top prize, publication with Melville House — one of the most respected independent publishing houses in the country — and an expense paid trip to the Miami Book Fair for a reading and publicity. In addition, the two runners-up prizes have been increased from $2,000 each to $3,000, and also include a paid trip to the Book Fair for a reading.
For submission guidelines or to submit your prize-winning manuscript, visit the Miami Book Fair’s website.
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When Demand Exceeds Supply, The Ice Merchant Unwittingly Carries More Than Frozen Cadavers In His Ship’s Hold
Galveston, TX – The Ice Merchant, the latest riveting thriller by Dr. Paul Boor, goes back in time to 1889 Galveston to explore the dark history of trafficking in corpses to be used in the medical schools that were popping up across America. In a tale that combines the perfect blend of intrigue, thrills, romance and human weakness, this plot makes for one heck of a page-turner!
Nicolas Van Horne, a shrewd Yankee ice merchant, is happy with his profitable side business. On this particular trip, his first delivery for Galveston’s new Medical School, he’s carrying human cadavers wedged between huge blocks of ice deep in his ship’s hold. When he becomes enthralled with Galveston’s lady scientist Rene Keiller, he makes the gruesome discovery that he’s been trafficking in murdered boys!
With Rene’s help, Nicolas eventually solves the puzzle behind his grisly cargo. But it’s not quite that simple; he must first overcome his addiction to morphine, even as he becomes completely enmeshed in Rene’s experiments on the most dreaded killer of their time…Yellow Fever.
Dr. Boor’s vast background as a scientist and professor at Galveston’s Medical School lends added realism to an already thrilling plot. Also home to the highest-level, infectious Bio-Lab in the nation, Dr. Boor put this experience to work in his first novel, The Blood Notes of Peter Mallow ― a modern biomedical thriller acclaimed as “real, raw and on the edge.”
Dr. Boor is a world-renowned, Harvard-trained pathologist and scientist whose contributions to science are highly respected. He was the recipient of both a Young Investigator and an Established Investigator Award from NIH’s (National Institutes of Health) Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Passionate about writing, the credibility he brings to his riveting storytelling is making Dr. Boor a hot contender in the thriller and suspense genre.
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Miami Dade College’s West Campus to Host 37th Congress of the Pan-American Culture Circle
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) West Campus will host the 37th edition of the Congreso del Círculo de Cultura Panamericano (Congress of the Pan-American Culture Circle), an event dedicated to Hispanic culture in all forms. The Congress will take place from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. July 26 – 28 at the West Campus in Doral. The event will be in both English and Spanish, free and open to the public.
The event will highlight authors and themes of Hispanic literature and theater, from authors and poets José Martí, Rubén Darío, Julián del Casal, Griselda Gambaro and Miguel de Cervantes to contemporary figures, such as Venezuelan poet Hanni Ossott. It will also cover significant leaders in architecture, medicine, nutrition, politics and history.
Guest speakers will include Octavio Delasuarée (USA), Nydia Palacios (Nicaragua), Rosa Leonor Whitmarsh (USA), Jessie Fernández (USA), Rubén Sebastián Melero (Argentina), Yosie Crespo (USA), Kelly Martínez (USA), Edelmiro Menchaca (Argentina), Josefina Leyva (USA) and Orlando Jiménez (USA).
There will be a performance by Ninah Beliavsky, Saint John University professor and National Tango Champion. Pianist Martha Manchena, a professor at Kean University in New Jersey, will play in tribute to Dr. Aurelio de la Vega, Emeritus Professor at California State City. There will also be a tribute to renowned Cuban actress Bertha Sandoval.
Founded in 1963, Círculo de Cultura Panamericano is an independent non-profit cultural organization that includes educators, artists and writers who are dedicated to the study and promotion of Hispanic cultures under freedom and democracy.
What? 37th Congress of the Pan-American Culture Circle
When? Wednesday through Friday, July 26 – 28
Where? MDC West Campus, 3800 N.W. 115 Avenue
For more information, please contact Dr. Sara Alegría at firstname.lastname@example.org.