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April 2020

Monday, April 6 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop

In an abundance of caution, following recommendations from the Governor of Florida, Miami Dade College is canceling all cultural events. In line with other cultural institutions and centers, the Miami Book Fair will close/cancel all events until further notice. This decision is made with your comfort and safety in mind and that of our generous patrons, students, and guests. As part of Miami Dade College, Miami Book Fair will continue to closely monitor COVID-19. MDC is coordinating efforts with the appropriate state and local authorities.…

Monday, April 13 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop

Join us Speak Up after-school creative writing workshops are taught by nationally-recognized and experienced teaching artists at MDC’s Koubek Center on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. The focus of these workshops is to cultivate the creative writing process in spoken word and performance poetry, from drafting to performance to publishing to slam competitions, to empower participants, equip them for success, and build a lasting literary community in South Florida. For more information and to apply, visit miamibookfair.com/speakup. The main workshop facilitator is Cecily Schuler,…

Monday, April 20 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop

Join us Speak Up after-school creative writing workshops are taught by nationally-recognized and experienced teaching artists at MDC’s Koubek Center on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. The focus of these workshops is to cultivate the creative writing process in spoken word and performance poetry, from drafting to performance to publishing to slam competitions, to empower participants, equip them for success, and build a lasting literary community in South Florida. For more information and to apply, visit miamibookfair.com/speakup. The main workshop facilitator is Cecily Schuler,…

Thursday, April 23 @ 7:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Celebración del Día Internacional del Libro y del Día del Idioma Español

In an abundance of caution, following recommendations from the Governor of Florida, Miami Dade College is canceling all cultural events. In line with other cultural institutions and centers, the Miami Book Fair will close/cancel all events until further notice. This decision is made with your comfort and safety in mind and that of our generous patrons, students, and guests. As part of Miami Dade College, Miami Book Fair will continue to closely monitor COVID-19. MDC is coordinating efforts with the appropriate state and local authorities.…

Saturday, April 25 @ 10:00 am
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Taller de escritura creativa: “La realidad en el cuento, el cuento de la realidad”, impartido por Ena Columbié

In an abundance of caution, following recommendations from the Governor of Florida, Miami Dade College is canceling all cultural events. In line with other cultural institutions and centers, the Miami Book Fair will close/cancel all events until further notice. This decision is made with your comfort and safety in mind and that of our generous patrons, students, and guests. As part of Miami Dade College, Miami Book Fair will continue to closely monitor COVID-19. MDC is coordinating efforts with the appropriate state and local authorities.…

Monday, April 27 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop

Join us Speak Up after-school creative writing workshops are taught by nationally-recognized and experienced teaching artists at MDC’s Koubek Center on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. The focus of these workshops is to cultivate the creative writing process in spoken word and performance poetry, from drafting to performance to publishing to slam competitions, to empower participants, equip them for success, and build a lasting literary community in South Florida. For more information and to apply, visit miamibookfair.com/speakup. The main workshop facilitator is Cecily Schuler,…

Thursday, April 30 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (April 2020)

In an abundance of caution, following recommendations from the Governor of Florida, Miami Dade College is canceling all cultural events. In line with other cultural institutions and centers, the Miami Book Fair will close/cancel all events until further notice. This decision is made with your comfort and safety in mind and that of our generous patrons, students, and guests. As part of Miami Dade College, Miami Book Fair will continue to closely monitor COVID-19. MDC is coordinating efforts with the appropriate state and local authorities.…

May 2020

Sunday, May 3 @ 11:00 am
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States

2020 Little Haiti Book Festival

In an abundance of caution, following recommendations from the Governor of Florida, Miami Dade College is canceling all cultural events. In line with other cultural institutions and centers, the Miami Book Fair will close/cancel all events until further notice. This decision is made with your comfort and safety in mind and that of our generous patrons, students, and guests. As part of Miami Dade College, Miami Book Fair will continue to closely monitor COVID-19. MDC is coordinating efforts with the appropriate state and local authorities.…

Wednesday, May 6 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

After, Before, and Outside an MFA with R.O. Kwon

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 6 – 9 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This is a crash course on how to find time, money, and space to write after, before, and outside an MFA. How to find residencies and fellowships, and what are best practices for applying? How helpful are writing conferences? Where can you participate in literary communities? What’s a key part of a magazine pitch? Please come to class with ideas about short pieces you’d like to pitch to publications.…

Wednesday, May 6 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Poetry: The Conscious/Subconscious with Richard Blanco

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 6 – 9 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. A poem is a conscious expression born out of the subconscious mind. Through interactive lectures and exercises, we will explore those techniques that we consciously employ in poetry, namely: the using specific, concrete imagery; the dynamics of line breaks; how to harness to power of figurative language; and the linguistics underlying musicality. Likewise, we will explore the equally important subconscious territory of memory,…

Wednesday, May 6 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Subverting Timelines with Bryan Washington

3-Day Workshop Wednesday – Friday, May 6 – 8 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. We’ll work through intersecting structures, parallel timelines, elliptical narratives, and stories that forego chronology altogether as we parse the limits of structure, and the ways our forms dictate the content we turn to. Bryan Washington has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, the BBC, …

Wednesday, May 6 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Teenage Rebels: How To Write Young Adult Fiction with Lilliam Rivera

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 6 – 9 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Outsiders. Harry Potter. The Hate You Give. Walk in to any bookstore and you will find an exciting array of young adult fiction that covers every genre—from contemporary stories tackling social justice themes to science fiction bringing other worlds to life. If you’ve ever wanted to write a novel through the perspective of a young person, this is the workshop for you.…

Wednesday, May 6 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Art and Craft of Memoir with Boris Fishman

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 6 – 9 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. During our time together, we will read excerpts of exemplary memoirs (and peek at a couple of craft manuals); take them apart to figure out how they became so exemplary (and to remind ourselves that their authors were once staring at a blank page, too); do some craft exercises to practice those concepts; and then deploy them in short pieces of memoiristic writing that we will workshop as a group.…

Wednesday, May 6 @ 10:00 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Manuscript Consultations with Dana Murphy

Various times, as appointed (Wed., May 8 – Sat., May 9) | Consultations are limited to 30 people. Genres Accepted: Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, and Adult Narrative Non-Fiction (No prescriptive, art, cookbooks etc.) Manuscripts must be a max of 10 double-spaced pages plus query letter, formatted as follows: Must include a query letter. Formatting: Please submit your sample material double-spaced in Times New Roman 12-pt font, and include page numbers. Include your name and email in the header of each page.…

Wednesday, May 6 @ 12:30 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Wednesday Reader Bundle (lunch + craft talks)

12:30 p.m.: Literary luncheon with a reading by R.O. Kwon & Richard Blanco (lunch included) 2:30 p.m.: Craft talk series with Lilliam Rivera & Boris Fishman Continue your immersive experience by hearing nationally renowned authors explore various elements of the craft of creative writing. You are Here: Worldbuilding in Writing for Young People with Lilliam Rivera This craft talk will focus on techniques in worldbuilding in young adult fiction,…

Thursday, May 7 @ 12:30 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Thursday Reader Bundle (lunch + craft talks)

12:30 p.m.: Literary luncheon with a reading by Boris Fishman & Lilliam Rivera (lunch included) 2 p.m.: Craft talk series with Bryan Washington & R.O. Kwon Continue your immersive experience by hearing nationally renowned authors explore various elements of the craft of creative writing. Writing in Place with Bryan Washington We’ll talk about the role of setting as a character, source of conflict, voice, and foundation within short and extended works of fiction.…

Thursday, May 7 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (2020 Writers Institute Edition)

A guided writing prompt with a twist. Because writing is thirsty work. 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. 2020 MIAMI WRITERS INSTITUTE EDITION INSTRUCTOR: Ashley Wurzbacher, National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree (followed by A Night With the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 featuring Anelise Chen, Isabella Hammad,…

Thursday, May 7 @ 6:30 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Taller: “La brevedad, técnica y misterio” con Ana María Shua

Jueves  7 y viernes 8 de mayo, 6:30 a 9:30 p.m. y Sábado 9 de mayo, 10 a.m. a 1 p.m. ¿Qué es un microrrelato? ¿Es una mariposa, un perfume, una brisa, un texto narrativo? Las fronteras de la nación del microrrelato y sus países limítrofes. El microrrelato ¿nace o se hace? ¿Se trata de resumir o de ser breves? Un género des-generado. El golpe de sentido. Los formatos extra literarios. Cómo aprovechar la fuerza del adversario para derribarlo… o los conocimientos del lector para completar el significado.…

Thursday, May 7 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

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

6:30 p.m.  | First Draft: Miami Writers Institute Edition 8 p.m. | A Night with the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Honorees 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.…

Friday, May 8 @ 12:30 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Friday Reader Bundle (lunch + publishing seminar)

12:30 p.m.: Literary luncheon with a craft talk by Richard Blanco (lunch included) 1:30 p.m.: Publishing Seminar with Literary Agent Dana Murphy A refrain you’ll often hear when asking a question about the publishing process is “it depends.” Every book, every author, every agent, every publisher is wonderfully (and, yes, also frustratingly) unique. There is not a single right path to publishing a book, no traveling salesmen “six tricks to get an agent” to game the system,…

Saturday, May 9 @ 5:00 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

Ana María Shua presenta su libro de cuentos La guerra

Ana María Shua es el mayor referente del microrrelato en nuestro idioma. Su obra supone una exploración literaria de primer orden que ha modificado nuestra forma de entender la brevedad. En este nuevo libro, Shua recurre al microrrelato –género que domina con maestría reconocida en el ámbito internacional– para observar de cerca el fenómeno de la guerra en sus más variadas formas. Algunos de estos textos brevísimos tienen relación con acontecimientos bélicos del pasado y otros con conflagraciones del futuro. De las trincheras a las invasiones extraterrestres,…

Saturday, May 16 @ 8:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Lip Service Presents a Night of True Stories, Out Loud (May 2020)

Tickets: $20 (scroll down to purchase!) Lip Service, Miami’s longest running live storytelling show, kicks off its 14th season on Saturday, May 16 at the Koubek Center in the heart of Little Havana, Miami. About LIP SERVICE:  Lip Service solicits true personal stories from the community. Anyone can submit a story (see submission information below). From those submissions, Lip Service selects 8 stories. Lip Service producers work with the selected authors to edit and rehearse their stories, which are presented before a live audience.…

Wednesday, May 27 @ 7:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Poesía en primavera: un festival literario

Olor de la primaveraen el huerto de mi casa.Olor de frutas madurasy olor de miel de la caña.Olor de la rosa nuevay olor del jazmín de plata.Olor de tierra con lluviay olor de brisa que pasa.Todos los voy percibiendoen la luz de la mañana.Para celebrar la primavera, el poeta venezolano Manuel Felipe Rugeles escribió este poema, en el que le canta a la estación del año que comienza, en el hemisferio norte, el 21 de marzo y se extiende hasta el 21 de junio.Desde tiempos antiguos,…

June 2020

All day event.
Monday, June 1
TBA

La Feria del Libro de Miami del MDC convoca al Premio Paz de Poesía 2020

¡Atención, poetas! La prestigiosa Feria del Libro de Miami (MBF) del Miami Dade College (MDC), en colaboración con The National Poetry Series, anuncia el regreso del Premio Paz de Poesía. El plazo de presentación de solicitudes para la edición de este año es del 1 de junio al 31 de julio. Miami Book Fair otorga cada dos años (en años pares) un premio para la publicación de un poemario inédito escrito originalmente en español por un (a) autor(a) residente en los Estados Unidos.…

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