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August 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Rita Fidler Dorn


August 5, 2018
7:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134


Poetry: My First Language will feed you a chapter of Poetry Soup, share The Beauty of the Beasts, take you on travels to Places of Great or Little Note, and review Love Stories, War Stories, and Colors in Your Life.

About the Author

Rita Fidler Dorn (Ricki) Native New Yorker who grew up in Ohio; longtime South Florida resident; visible figure on the Miami academic and creative scenes. Past president of South Florida Writers Association. Creator/presenter of 4 writing lec-shops: How to Kick Start Your Own Creativity; Forgiveness; Grief—Write Your Way Through it, and Birth of a Poem. BS from Ohio State University; MA in English from Florida International University; her masters thesis examines psychological influences of dysfunctional parents on adult children, specifically sibling groups, in three Woody Allen films.

English professor at Miami Dade College and FIU. Creator of a myriad of academic and creative materials, word games, and, of course, poetry. Scrabble addict, grammar guru, former newspaper reporter. Poet since age 7. Owner of English Specialist, her word-crafting/editing practice. “Editing other people’s work,” Dorn says, “is like giving it a semantic makeover.”

Ricki harbors love of and respect for the beauty and power of written words. Candle in my Dark, a poetic tribute to her late mother, Beatrice Greenberg Fidler, appeared in the 2012 edition of Healthy Stories, published by the Miami Dade Health Department. The Givens, another poem, was the winner of a SFWA writing contest in 2012. Her poem, Poolside, was published in the online Silver Birch Press, Summer Poetry Division. Her essay, Tea and Coughing, won third place in a Miami Dade County Library Essay Contest.

Dorn credits South Florida Writers Association with being a useful networking source and an oasis of inspiration for South Florida writers, at all levels and of all genres. Currently, she is working on three other books. One is The Business of Living, a compendium of short essays; another is Profiles, poetic tributes to famous figures from life and literature. The third is a healthy dessert cookbook, with a few poems in it, to spice it up.