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The Caribbean Writers Summer Institute, hosted by the University of Miami English Department, was held for five weeks during the summer in Miami, Florida from 1991 through 1996. Each year the program arranged public readings and interviews at a variety of locations in Miami. The presentations were videotaped, and in 2002 the University of Miami Libraries, in collaboration with the Department of English, converted the tapes to web-based streaming media so that a wider audience might have the opportunity to enjoy the literary variety and cultural richness expressed in the writings of the participants. This site provides the complete set of taped readings divided into excerpts that focus on individual works. The Real Media streaming client is required to view the readings and interviews; a free version can be downloaded: here.