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Respected Print Journalist, Chauncey Mabe, Blogs for the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College

Florida Center for the Literary Arts

Miami, July 16, 2009 - Veteran book reviewer and entertainment reporter Chauncey Mabe will begin blogging on books, literature and publishing for the renowned Florida Center for the Literary Arts (Center) at Miami Dade College (MDC). 

The blog, Open Page, will cover books, authors, trends and everything else associated with literature in a fast-changing media and technology environment. Visit it at

For more than two decades Mabe wrote book reviews and author profiles and reported on publishing, other entertainment and cultural topics for The Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

A member of the National Book Critics Circle, Mabe is well known in South Florida and throughout the publishing industry for his sharp, sometimes idiosyncratic opinions and his lively writing style.

“I’m determined to do all that I can to carry my love of books and reading into the evolving digital age,” says Mabe. “I’m grateful to the Florida Center for the Literary Arts for giving me this platform to continue writing about literature.”

“Chauncey will provide a new dimension to our outreach and our connection with book lovers and the community. We’re very pleased to have him aboard,” added Alina Interian, executive director of the Florida Center.

The Florida Center promotes reading and writing with programs and initiatives throughout the year. These include the beloved Miami Book Fair International, the One Book, One Community initiative, the Big Read, and a variety of creative writing courses.

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Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359,, media specialist
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,

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