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Women Loved Dr. Böll is a wonderfully written satire set in Downtown Miami… It explores the zaniness and insanity Miamians love and endure.” The Huffington Post.

Raúl Guerrero recreates the exuberance and chaos of Miami in unsettling intimacy, while probing the ambivalence of love, sex, betrayal, relocation, greed, art and language.

The Author: Raúl Guerrero authored numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, notably the historical novel INSOLENCE and Crónica del corazón, a mini encyclopedia of the heart. He collaborates with publications and encyclopedias worldwide. 


Modeled after the New York Public Library's Conversation Series and the wildly popular TED Talks, DASS' events are designed to build a downtown community by putting young, intelligent, and — as often as not — attractive people together.  The best place in Miami to meet intelligent women, and great conversation.   

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Patricia Engel (Wise and Accomplished... Engel has uncanny insight into the human condition. New York Times. )

"Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of the salon and for such a lovely evening. It was a beautiful experience to watch such talented actors and musicians bring our stories to life in a new way."

Dr. Debra Lieberman (an evolutionary psychologist, teaches at the University of Miami. Her forthcoming book Objection, on the relationship between the emotion of disgust, morality and law, will be published in 2018 by Oxford University Press.)


"Thank you so much again for the wonderful invitation. A great time and am glad folks enjoyed the discussion.​​"

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Science Salon - DASS

​Molded after Ted Talks and a local social club, we host salons in topics ranging from archaeology and cardiology to urban planning and psychology, from the novel to the opera. And stuff like fencing, wine-tasting and tango. Salons take place at Downtown iconic cultural venues. 

"Miami's bests place for intelligent conversation." Miami New Times

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Autumn, time to rediscover the art of conversation over a glass of wine or two. The Downtown Arts + Science Salon is pleased to announce two great salons coming up in November and December.

  • The Poetry of Pablo Neruda/Bilingual
  • Humboldt: The Invention of Nature

Who hasn’t read Pablo Neruda? Gabriel García Márquez said of him: “The best poet of the twentieth century—in any language.” Accordingly great poets have translated his work to English. In a bilingual Salon with jazz, The Poetry of Pablo Neruda, actors and writers will read his magnificent work in the original Spanish and English translations. The Poetry of Pablo Neruda Salon will take place at Le Chat Noir, Miami's premier jazz club. November 15, 7-9 pm. 


President Jefferson called the Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt the most erudite man of his time. The Salon HUMBOLDT: The Invention of Nature, explores his life and contributions, from sea currents to volcanos, from the magnetic equator to botanical geography—which led Darwin to the Theory of Evolution. Venue and date TBA. 

Rediscover the art of conversation over a glass of wine, or two.


We enjoyed some memorable salons, ranging from evolution to opera, from history to jazz, literature and a take on journalism and community building, focusing on the downtown Miami’s transition from a government and commercial center to a full-fledged neighborhood of one hundred thousand residents. 

Introducing DASS Translation Bureau. Naturally, we specialize in science and the arts, from medicine, architecture, physics and robotics to public relations, advertisement, the media and literature (novels, plays, scripts, dissertations, articles, subtitles.)

We only do Spanish to English & English to Spanish. That is why our translations are precise.