* Alex Fumero, Lucas Leyva and Marco Ramirez -- the three South Florida playwright/founders of Foryoucansee Theater -- are touting something non-theatrical but plenty literary. A new book titled Hialeah Haikus with Miami-flavored, Japanese-style poetry will get a reading at 8 p.m. Friday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Also featured in the book are poems by Eric Anderson, Ceci Fernandez, Danny Monsalve, Alex Nodarse, Elena Santayana and Jose El Rey, with photographs by Matthew Berkowitz. The reading is free, but the book is $10, with sales benefiting the not-for-profit company Hispanic Events.
* Phillip M. Church, an associate professor of theater at Florida International University, is launching a course in collaboration with the Miami World Cinema Center in Wynwood. "Crossing Over: Between Film-Theater-Television" aims to teach both beginning and experienced actors and directors some of the skills they need to work in all three art forms. The class costs $450, runs for six weeks (Sept. 7-Oct. 14) and is limited to 18 students. To register, phone 305-348-0496 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; for questions, E-mail email@example.com.