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July 2017
Friday, July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Chris Colfer – Worlds Collide Tour!

#1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer returns on tour for the sixth and final book in The Land of Stories series! Join us for an interactive event that will include: a reading from Chris, audience Q&A, The Land of Stories Trivia, a costume contest, and prizes. This is a ticketed event and a purchase of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide is necessary for entry. Each book purchase gets fans one raffle ticket. Fans in costume will receive an additional raffle ticket.…

Saturday, July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States

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FIRST DRAFT: ÉBAUCHES & BANBÒCH (July 2017)

“First Draft: Ébauches & Banbòch” is a series of writing workshops conducted in a fun (banbòch!), supportive and professional environment. It serves as a platform for writers with French/Creole Caribbean ties and various levels of writing experience as they learn/sharpen effective writing techniques to give voice to stories about the Caribbean-American experience. About the instructor:  Mahalia Solages’ fiction has been published by WritingRaw, Kalyani Magazine, Momaya Press, and Almond Press; it in included in the trilingual anthology So Spoke The…

Saturday, July 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Demystifying the Art of Proposal Writing with Susan Caraballo

Whether participants are in the midst of a fellowship application and want feedback or they want to delve into writing proposals, this workshop provides a hands-on approach to the process. Through a combination of discussions and a mock panel, participants will gain first-hand experience in the grant-writing and grant-making process. Workshop is limited to 20 participants. Participants are asked to fill out a mock artist fellowship application before the workshop. The application is emailed prior to the workshop. The application deadline…

Saturday, July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
O Cinema
90 NW 29th St, Miami, Fl United States

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Books & Cinema: My Father’s Land

Books & Cinema continues its summer film series spotlighting Haitian identity issues in the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic with the award-winning documentary My Father’s Land, and a short fictional film, Purgatorio. Tickets are $12. In partnership with the Miami Book Fair’s ReadCaribbean program and O Cinema, Ayiti Images is presenting a compelling pair of films that explore immigration through the perspective of Haitians living in the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic. This is not only a hot topic in…

August 2017
Thursday, August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (August 2017)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Anjanette Delgado Theme: Brave Beginnings Miami Book Fair presents First Draft, a series of informal writing events that turn happy hours into great stories. You’re inspired. But you’re also thirsty. Swing by a First Draft event for a drink (the first one’s on the house) and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back!

Thursday, August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 United States

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Lip Service presents: Storypalooza! The “Sound Effects” Edition

Have a true, personal story (500-words, maximum) about a song, a voice, or a noise that changed everything? Let’s hear it! Whether you decide to read, recite, rap, or sing, you’ll get feedback from the Lip Service editorial team in the comfort of the posh, hip, and lovely Standard Spa, Miami Beach! Storypalooza! is Lip Service’s open-mic event, where participants get feedback from Lip Service’s editing pros. Want to make a night of it? Visit StandardHotels.com and enter discount promo code…

Thursday, August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

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CuentoManía, u​n talent show literario. Primera lectura en vivo.

¡Participa en la votación durante las lecturas en vivo! De los relatos recibidos se han elegido 15 semifinalistas, quienes leerán su obra frente al jurado en la librería Books & Books de Coral Gables. Las lecturas en vivo se dividirán en tres sesiones: cinco semifinalistas en agosto, cinco semifinalistas en septiembre  y cinco semifinalistas en octubre. Cada una de estas noches dará como resultado a un finalista. Los tres finalistas leerán nuevamente su relato en la Feria del Libro de Miami, sin jurado ni votaciones, en noviembre de 2017. La gran…

Saturday, August 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

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Taller de escritura a cargo de José Ignacio “Chascas” Valenzuela. Invocando a las musas: escribe aunque no sepas qué escribir.

Taller de 4 semanas.  Los sábados de 10:00 am. a 1:00 pm., del 26 de agosto al 16 de septiembre. La premisa de este taller es escribir aunque no se quiera o no se sepa acerca de qué escribir. Va dirigido a todo tipo de personas con nociones de escritura, o con un marcado interés por la palabra. También a profesionales del medio que deseen perfeccionar sus conocimientos, y a iniciados que quieran adquirir las nociones básicas para poder desarrollar sus…

Saturday, August 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

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Conversatorio: La historia como fuente literaria, a cargo de Aurora Morcillo y Carmen Duarte

Una mesa dedicada a analizar temas como la veracidad de los hechos en la literatura histórica, la creatividad literaria en las obras que abordan diferentes aspectos de la historia, el personaje histórico y la ficción y la novela histórica en el panorama literario iberoamericano actual. Aurora Morcillo (Granada, España). Catedrática de Historia en la Universidad de la Florida. Su bibliografía incluye: The Seduction of Modern Spain: The Female Body and the Fracoist Body Politic, True Catholic Womanhood: Gender Ideology in…

Tuesday, August 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

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Encuentro con Sarita Romano Deweik, autora de Desde Malika Nasli

La Feria del Libro de Miami, junto con Letra Urbana Encuentros @ Books & Books, presenta: Desde Malika Nasli. La novela relata el peregrinaje de una mujer judía por Egipto, Palestina, el Líbano y Brasil. Un exilio no solo geográfico, sino también personal, acompañado de una profunda reflexión en torno a la emancipación femenina desde el siglo XX hasta nuestros días. Sarita Romano Deweik nació en Venezuela y es mexicana por elección. Es licenciada en Historia del Arte. Ha trabajado…

September 2017
Thursday, September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Imago Art in Action
165 Majorca Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States

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¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con Alejandra Czarny

Una tertulia literaria guiada. Embriaga a tu editor interno y exprésate con libertad. Así es como funciona: te damos un tema, escribes durante diez minutos. Si quieres, compartes con el resto de los participantes. Hacemos una pausa para socializar y para que tomes una copa (¡la primera la invita la casa!). Repetimos la dinámica. Tema: Letra y música Alejandra Czarny. Cantante profesional, músico-terapeuta y psicóloga social argentina. Ha grabado dos CD con canciones en idish: Bajo las blancas estrellas (con…

Thursday, September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (September 2017)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Miami Book Fair presents First Draft, a series of informal writing events that turn happy hours into great stories. You’re inspired. But you’re also thirsty. Swing by a First Draft event for a drink (the first one’s on the house) and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back!

Tuesday, September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Character Development with Fabienne Josaphat

Tuesdays, September 19 - October 24 (6 weeks) | 7 – 9 p.m.  This six-week course focuses on writing and developing compelling, three-dimensional characters. A good novel or short story calls for authentic, dynamic characters, and you, writer, must learn to think outside the box. We are called to create a world with characters so real, they will live with our readers forever, and even haunt them. In this course, you will practice the creation of such characters. Through a set…

Saturday, September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum (Perrin International Hall)
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States

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Writing Bootcamp: Formats, Genres and Storytelling Devices with Anjanette Delgado

Saturday - Sunday, September 23 - 24 (2 days) | 12 – 5 p.m.   In an advanced spin-off to her acclaimed course, "Finish Your Novel the TV Way," Anjanette Delgado has put together a bootcamp course about the unsung heroes of getting our work finished: formats, genres, and storytelling devices. How many times have you struggled with your novel, only to realize it wants to be a lyric essay? Or with a short story, only to realize it should be a…

October 2017
Sunday, October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Art Garfunkel, What Is It All But Luminous (Notes From An Underground Man)

From the golden-haired, curly-headed half of Simon & Garfunkel--a memoir (of sorts): artful, moving, lyrical; the making of a musician; the evolution of a man, a portrait of a life-long friendship and collaboration that became one of the most successful singing duos of their time. Art Garfunkel writes about his life before, during, and after Simon & Garfunkel . . . about their folk-rock music in the roiling age that embraced and was defined by their pathbreaking sound. He writes about…

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