Upcoming Events

During eight days each November hundreds of authors and thousands of readers converge on Downtown Miami for the nation's premier literary festival. And when that's over, we keep it going, month in, month out.

Friday, June 30
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CuentoManía, Un talent show literario

Un talent show literario, producido por Pedro Medina y Gloria Noriega, con el apoyo y patrocinio de Books & Books, La Feria del Libro de Miami, Suburbano y The Betsy Hotel. Bases: 1. Participantes  Podrán concursar todos los escritores que vivan en Miami y sus alrededores, con relatos originales e inéditos. Se podrá presentar sólo una obra por autor o autora. 2. Temática y extensión La temática es libre. La extensión máxima será de 1300 palabras. 3. Modo de envío Los...

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Thursday, July 6 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (July 2017)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Thomas Swick Theme: Bad Trips 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!

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Thursday, July 6 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

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¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con Félix Anesio

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: Poesía y matemáticas Félix Anesio. Seudónimo de poeta y narrador cubano Hermes Díaz, residente en Miami. Ha publicado el libro de relatos Crónicas...

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Saturday, July 15 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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How to Sequence a Prizewinning Poetry Manuscript Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello

Robert Frost said that the last poem you write for a manuscript is the book itself, expanding on Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s belief that poetry is “the best words in the best order.” Great writers are intentional about everything, from syllable count to the order in which each poem is presented. Part lecture and part workshop, this class will give you a hands-on approach to finding the optimal order for your manuscript that maximizes each poem’s strengths to keep readers (and contest...

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

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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. Raffle...

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Saturday, July 22 @ 6:00 pm
Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, 225 NE 59th St, Miami, FL, 33137,

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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.

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

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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...

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Thursday, August 10 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,

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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!

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Thursday, August 17 @ 7:00 pm
The Standard, 40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33139,

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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 Hotel and Spa! Storypalooza! is Lip Service’s open-mic event, where participants get feedback from Lip Service’s editing pros.

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Saturday, August 26 @ 10:00 am
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

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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 ideas. Frente a una página en...

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

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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!

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

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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 of...

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

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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 novel after months of...

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