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April 2018
Saturday, April 28 @ 4:00 pm
Imago Art in Action
165 Majorca Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States

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Presentación del libro infantil Conejo y conejo

En conjunto con Ediciones Ekaré e Imago, art in action y la Fundación Cuatrogatos, te invitamos este próximo sábado 28 de abril a las 4 pm, a celebrar la amistad y la reconciliación con la presentación de su más reciente cuento Conejo y Conejo, escrito por Isabella Saturno e ilustrado por Stefano Di Cristofaro. Este hermoso libro para niños, narra la conmovedora historia de 2 entrañables amigos, Conejo y Conejo. A uno le encanta bailar; el otro, en cambio, es un poco tímido.…

May 2018
Wednesday, May 2 @ 7:30 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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An Evening with JAMES COMEY

Presented by Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County In his forthcoming book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power,…

Saturday, May 5 @ 7:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Auditorium
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

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Haiti: Facts & Fiction / Ayiti: Verite Ak Fiksyon – Edwidge Danticat and Jacqueline Charles in Conversation

In English with simultaneous interpretation into Creole Fieldwork, immersion, interviews, and archival research: Award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat, author of The Art of Death, and award-winning foreign correspondent Jacqueline Charles will discuss the role of research in their writing. How do they balance library research and lived experience? How do they make history and facts interesting? What are the possibilities for harm, inaccuracy, or success? Our keynote speakers will debate their methods and the ethics around their search for emotional,…

Sunday, May 6 @ 11:00 am
Little Haiti Cultural Complex, Caribbean Marketplace
260 N.E. 59 Terrace, Miami, United States

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2018 Little Haiti Book Festival

Miami Book Fair is partnering with Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Inc., to present the Little Haiti Book Festival on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, 2018. This book festival, which features two days of vibrant cultural exposure to writers, booksellers, performers, and more, is part of Miami Book Fair’s ReadCaribbean programming. Simultaneous interpretation in English when appropriate. This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex,…

Sunday, May 6 @ 11:00 am
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States

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Children’s Activities at the 2018 Little Haiti Book Festival: Timoun, Vin Danse!

Bring the Children for a Series of Interactive Cultural Activities With great power and presence, the drum remains Haiti’s most significant musical instrument. Not only is it the pulse of Haitian music, it also acts as a culturally significant tool for communication. Deeply rooted in the country’s African origins, the drum is used for both performative and symbolic dimensions of cultural communication within music and dance. This year’s inclusive program features a mix of Haitian and other Caribbean artists who share a strong African cultural influence,…

Sunday, May 6 @ 12:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Gallery
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33137 United States

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The Poetry in the Art of Wilfrid Daleus / Pwezi nan Zèv  Atistik Wilfrid Daleus

Miami poet Yaddyra Peralta will lead an Ekphrastic Poetry workshop, guiding you to look closely and describe the art of Haiti-born artist Wilfrid Daleus. Ekphrastic poetry (“poetry about art”) is written in response to an artwork, where the author comments on or interacts with the action of the work, or connects the art with some aspect of his/her life. It makes the reader, or listener, envision a work of art as if it were physically present, exploring the complex intersections between language and the visual arts.…

Sunday, May 6 @ 1:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Auditorium
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

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Contemporary Fanm Vanyan / Fanm Vanyan Jodi a

Despite the many limitations and expectations placed on women by Haitian society, women writers are finding their voices and inspiring others. Four motivational writers will offer a brief discussion of their varying journeys toward first-book publication, including manuscript preparation and working with their mentors. Each author will share their experience about what it takes to stand out from the crowd, explore the creative and practical possibilities of self-help writing, and discuss how they’ve broken free of cultural limitations and the (un)conscious biases that sometimes keep women from the transgressive act of writing honestly about their lives.…

Sunday, May 6 @ 2:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States

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Publishing for Debut Authors / Piblikasyon pou Otè Debitan

The publishing industry is undergoing a momentous revolution, with independent publishing as a major force in the world of books. Book production is more accessible than ever, with a wide range of formats and options for authors to choose from. This workshop can prepare you to be part of this exciting future. A representative of Édition Delince will teach authors about the interactive steps involved in the process of a book launch. From conception and submission through editing, production,…

Sunday, May 6 @ 2:30 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Auditorium
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

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Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Soul: Haiti’s Medicinal Herbs and Cuisine / Bay Kò a Manje, Nouri Nanm nan: Fèy Medisinal ak Manje Ayisyen

The Haitian proverb goes, Moun ki pa manje pou kò l pa janm grangou. This panel delves into the art of Haitian cuisine and folk medicine. A professional chef and a medical doctor explore the various ways that Haitians preserve the cooking traditions of the motherland and use medicinal food to heal both body and soul. With Frantz Delva, author of The Art of Healthy Eating: Let Food be Your Medicine and Nadège Fleurimond, author of Haiti Uncovered: A Regional Adventure into the Art of Haitian Cuisine. …

Sunday, May 6 @ 4:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Auditorium
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

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Haiti: Zombification and Identity / Ayiti: Zonbifikasyon ak Idantite

In Haiti, many believe that the dead sometimes rise. Others see zombies as a metaphor for Haiti’s disconcerting, stagnant realities: for the loss of control – or worse, the loss of faith and hope – experienced by those whose difficult lives keep them in a constant state of stupor. In this panel, three authors and scholars will take a scientific, economic, political and socio-religious approach in exploring and demystifying the concept of zombification as part of Haiti’s cultural and religious identity,…

Sunday, May 6 @ 4:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Community Room
260 N.E. 59 Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

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Proverbs and Comic Books / Pwovèb ak Liv Ti Komik (Bann Desinen)

The beauty of Haitian proverbs lies in the universality of their truth wisdom and truth. Writer Yanatha Desouvre, author of Roads to Redemption, and artist Thomas Logan, comic books editor at Sliver of Stone Magazine, will teach aspiring writers and artists how to use proverbs to blend fiction and art in exciting, innovative ways. Participants will learn to collaborate with colleagues who speak different languages of craft. When words and images enter into conversation with each other,…

All day event.
Wednesday, May 9 @ 12:00 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Manuscript Consultations with Liz Van Hoose

Various times, as appointed (Wed., May 9 – Fri., May 11) | Consultations are limited to 30 people. Genre preferences: Adult trade general fiction, memoir, and narrative nonfiction. Please no thrillers/YA/sci-fi/erotica/romance. Manuscripts must be a max of 10 double-spaced pages, formatted as follows: Must include a single-spaced, one-page synopsis of the overall manuscript. 12-point font, Times New Roman, with 1-inch margins. Double-spaced, with page numbers and the author’s name and email in the header of each page. Files must be in .doc,…

Wednesday, May 9 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Character Development Workshop: Get to Know Your People with Sara Benincasa

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 9 – 12 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Blending in-class readings and lots of writing exercises, we’ll use the fiction workshop as a space to really get to know your characters. Come to class with no idea who you’ll create, or arrive with someone half-formed in your mind. We’ll find out what your characters want, what they need, how they move, whom they love. By the end of the workshop you may know your characters better than you know your best friend or yourself.…

Wednesday, May 9 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Fiction and Architecture with Min Jin Lee

3-Day Workshop Wednesday – Friday, May 9 – 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. How do you furnish a room, build a house, populate a village, design a city, or make a nation? Let’s start with clumsy sketches and bold, intimidating plans. In this workshop, we will draft blueprints of our fictional worlds, giving ourselves plenty of room to err. As we revise our plans and dream up our foundations, we will write characters and scenes.…

Wednesday, May 9 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Making Fiction True: Adding Texture and Meaning with Lesley Nneka Arimah

3-Day Workshop Wednesday – Friday, May 9 – 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In this workshop, we will learn how to add dimension to stories so that they become multifaceted. We will create layers within the narrative so that our characters move through authentic worlds, whether those worlds are realistic or fantastic. Every story has a central question, but around this central question is an entire narrative ecosystem. This workshop will consider how to craft this narrative ecosystem with authenticity and complexity.…

Wednesday, May 9 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Memoir Workshop: From Brainstorming to Final Edits with Ada Calhoun

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 9 – 12 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In this four-day workshop, author Ada Calhoun will lead discussions on each stage of the memoir process: writing, research, rewriting, and submitting work for publication. Class members will read and discuss one another’s drafts, as well as inspiring examples of the form. The focus of this workshop will be on finding your own unique way to interweave the personal and the universal.…

Wednesday, May 9 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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What the Poem Wants with Cornelius Eady

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 9 – 12 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. What does the poem want? This is a question that we will ask and explore together—through exercises, examples and informed talk we will sort those drafts out. Eady reads a lot—some of the manuscripts he has read for contests have turned into National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winners. He will bring that level of attention to your voice. Not to win prizes,…

Wednesday, May 9 @ 2:30 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Craft Talk Series: Lesley Nneka Arimah & Min Jin Lee

Continue your immersive experience by hearing nationally renowned authors explore various elements of the craft of creative writing. World-Building: A Craft Talk by Lesley Nneka Arimah The best short stories render worlds that read as though they existed before the story started and continue after the story ends. How does one create the impression of a continuous world? This happens with the judicious use of details to create texture and meaning. In this craft talk, we’ll discuss how to build the world where your story is set while simultaneously advancing the narrative arc and building character.…

Wednesday, May 9 @ 7:00 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Publishing Seminar: Putting Your Best Book Forward with Liz Van Hoose 

1-Day Publishing Seminar Wednesday, May 9 | 7 – 9 p.m. Got a novel? A memoir? A great idea for a narrative nonfiction work on the secret history of butterflies? This seminar will cover the fundamentals of getting your manuscript published to its fullest potential. Pairing participant feedback with guidance from a book industry perspective, we’ll explore the publishing path from agent pitch to book launch. Topics Include: How do I pitch my book in 50 words or less?…

Thursday, May 10 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Mastering Narrative Non-Fiction with Samuel G. Freedman

2-Day Workshop Thursday – Friday, May 10 – 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In this workshop, participants will learn the principles of reporting and writing long-form narrative non-fiction, whether for magazine articles or books. They will also get detailed instruction in how to develop a book proposal, which is essential for an aspiring author to get a literary agent. And there will be discussion of the current state of the publishing industry. Samuel G.

Thursday, May 10 @ 2:30 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Craft Talk Series: Samuel G. Freedman & Ada Calhoun

Continue your immersive experience by hearing nationally renowned authors explore various elements of the craft of creative writing. Reporting and Writing Family History: A Craft Talk by Samuel G. Freedman Craft Talk: How do we report, research, and write about the people closest to us — our family members. Drawing on his book about his mother’s life as a young woman, “Who She Was,” Samuel Freedman of Columbia Journalism School will teach and discuss some of the best practices for doing this biographically and emotionally intensive work.…

Thursday, May 10 @ 6:30 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Cómo contar para que la historia funcione. Un taller intensivo con Claudia Piñeiro

10, 11 y 12 de mayo (Curso de tres clases) Jueves 10 y viernes 11:  6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Sábado 12: De 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Estrategias del oficio de guionista y otras disciplinas al servicio de la literatura. ¿Dónde empezar? ¿Cómo crear la curva dramática de un personaje? ¿Qué estructura sostiene mejor la historia? Abismo, climax punto de giro y otras herramientas al servicio de lo literario. ​ Claudia Piñeiro es escritora, dramaturga y guionista.…

Thursday, May 10 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

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A Night with the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35

The National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 program honors young fiction writers at the beginning of their careers. Every year, five National Book Award Finalists select one promising writer each to recognize at the beginning of National Book Awards week in November; each Honoree is under 35 and has published one novel or short story collection. Previous honorees include Valeria Luiselli, Téa Obreht, ZZ Packer, Karen Russell, Merritt Tierce, Claire Vaye Watkins, and Phil Klay. This year, the 5 Under 35 program finalists are making their way to Miami for an evening of readings with LESLEY NNEKA ARIMAH,…

Friday, May 11 @ 2:00 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Craft Talk Series: Sara Benincasa and Cornelius Eady

Continue your immersive experience by hearing nationally renowned authors explore various elements of the craft of creative writing. When You’re Stuck: How to Move Again: A Craft Talk by Sara Benincasa As writers, we all know the feeling of being stuck on a project. With warmth and humor, this talk will cover ways to jog the brain, unblock oneself, and feel relief in place of shame and worry while writing. Try out different techniques in advance to have a toolkit of options available to you the next time writer’s block strikes.…

Saturday, May 12 @ 5:00 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

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La escritora argentina Claudia Piñeiro presenta su nueva novela Las maldiciones

Un joven ingresa al mundo de la política por razones equivocadas y debe afrontar las dramáticas consecuencias. «Alguien puede llegar a la política por muchos motivos. Unos más legítimos, otros menos. También por error, por desidia. O por no saber decir que no.» Claudia Piñeiro ha escrito una novela certera, conmovedora y actual, que pone el foco en las perversiones de los gobernantes, pero que también les hace lugar a las historias de lealtad y amor más verdaderas. Magia, doble juego o crimen. …

Wednesday, May 16 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (May 2018)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Fabienne Josaphat Theme: Missed Opportunities, Second Chances 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!…

Friday, May 18 @ 7:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Michael Pollan: How to Change Your Mind

Co-presented by Books & Books Click here to purchase tickets A brilliant and brave investigation by Michael Pollan, author of five New York Times best sellers, into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs–and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression,…

Tuesday, May 22 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

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¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con Carlos Pintado

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: Hacer el cuento del cuento Carlos Pintado: Poeta y escritor nacido en Pinar del Río, Cuba, radicado desde 1997 en Estados Unidos.…

Tuesday, May 22 @ 7:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Jon Meacham on The Soul of America: The Battle for our Better Angels

Co-presented by Books & Books Click here to purchase tickets Your ticket purchase ($30 + tax & fees), entitles you entry for two (2) guests to this event + a signed copy of the book. Books to be claimed that evening upon entrance to the event. Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. Our current climate of partisan fury is not new,…

June 2018
Wednesday, June 6 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (June 2018)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Anjanette Delgado Theme: Writing the Breakup 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!…

July 2018
Thursday, July 5 @ 6:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Noche de cine argentino con proyección del filme El método, de Marcelo Piñeyro

La actriz y periodista Adriana Bianco presenta la película argentina El método, de Marcelo Piñeyro, con las actuaciones de Eduardo Noriega, Najwa Nimri, Eduard Fernández, Pablo Echarri, Ernesto Alterio, Natalia Verbeke, Adriana Ozores y Carmelo Gómez como los únicos ocho personajes. El método es una cinta controversial, ganadora de dos Premios Goya, que explora las exigentes y competitivas relaciones que establecen un grupo de aspirantes a una plaza laboral en una empresa. Basada en la obra de teatro del dramaturgo español Jordi Galcerán,…

Wednesday, July 11 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (July 2018)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Kacee Belcher Theme: Sensory Overload: Music & Memory 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!…

August 2018
Saturday, August 25 @ 9:00 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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A Map to Wakanda: Creating (Diverse) Comic Books – A Workshop for Writers (& Artists, Too!)

Presented by #ReadCaribbean 2-day workshop: Sat., August 25 – Sun., August 26 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. How do we write comics that celebrate diversity and cultural dynamism so that our stories are both universal and specific? How do we translate our skills as writers into the graphic medium and include fully realized characters of different backgrounds, with flaws and challenges they must overcome and learn to cope with, characters who possess their own hopes, dreams and agency and are not merely defined by one or two characteristics?…

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