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.

Saturday, June 2 @ 5:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

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Nagari’s poetry crossover

Una lectura poética bilingüe con: Ximena Gómez, Mia Leonin, Francisco Larios y George Franklin A bilingual poetry reading with: Ximena Gómez, Mia Leonin, Francisco Larios y George Franklin En colaboración con la revista Nagari, Katakana Editores y Books & Books. Gratis y abierto al público. Ximena Gómez. Poeta, narradora, traductora, profesora de español como segunda lengua y psicóloga. Poemas suyos han aparecido en medios digitales e impresos como Nagari, Conexos y...

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

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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!

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Wednesday, June 6 @ 7:00 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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The Personal Essay: Connecting Through Spots of Time with Vanessa Garcia

Wednesdays, June 6 – 27 (4 weeks) 7 – 9 p.m. | MDC Wolfson Campus, Downtown Miami Sometimes a short moment in time (or short essay) is a gem, holding the greatest power of connection – the universal always being in the specific. In this class, you will write four personal essays between 500 and 1,000 words, all capturing personal spots of time recollected, as Wordsworth would say, “in tranquility.” These will capture the extraordinary in the ordinary, the radical, the...

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Wednesday, June 6 @ 7:00 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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Anatomy of the Novel with Fabienne Josaphat

Wednesdays, June 6 – July 18 (6 weeks – skipping July 4) 7 – 9 p.m. | MDC Wolfson Campus, Downtown Miami You’ve been wanting to write a novel forever, but the task seems daunting. Mostly because writing a novel is a scary thought. But also, you’re not sure how to write a novel. After all, it isn’t an easy task, otherwise we’d all do it. If those symptoms are familiar, ANATOMY OF THE NOVEL is for you. In this 6-week course, you will focus intensively...

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Wednesday, June 13 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,

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¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con Francisco Larios

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: Escribir poesía: ¿esconder o revelar? Francisco Larios: Nicaragüense. Ha publicado los poemarios Cada Sol Repetido, Anamá Ediciones, 2010, The Net in...

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Friday, June 15 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

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Silas House on Southernmost

Co-presented with Books & Books When a flood washes away much of a small community along the Cumberland River in Tennessee, Asher Sharp, an evangelical preacher there, starts to see his life anew. He has already lost a brother due to his inability to embrace his brother’s coming out of the closet. Now, in the aftermath of the flood, he tries to offer shelter to two gay men, but he’s met with resistance by his wife. Furious about her prejudice, Asher delivers a sermon where he...

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Wednesday, June 27 @ 5:00 pm
The Lightbox at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26 Street , Miami, 33127,

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Poetry Workshop for Teens with Aja Monet

Wednesday, June 27 (1 day) 5 – 8 p.m. | The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse (404 NW 26 Street) This three-hour poetry workshop is just for teens. Start your summer getting inspired to write and perform your own poetry out loud with internationally acclaimed poet Aja Monet, the youngest individual to win the legendary Nuyorican Poet’s Café Grand Slam Championship at the age of 19. In partnership with Miami Light Project Aja Monet, NAACP Image Award nominee for Outstanding Literary...

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Saturday, June 30
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CuentoManía, Un talent show literario (Edición 2018)

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: 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. Temática y extensión. La temática es libre. La extensión máxima será de 1300 palabras. Modo de Envío. Los...

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

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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...

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

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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!

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Thursday, July 19 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books at the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami,

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¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con Jaime Cabrera González

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: Cuento que nace torcido…, lector aburrido. Jaime Cabrera González: Nació en Barranquilla, Colombia. Es escritor y periodista. Ha publicado los libros de...

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

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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...

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