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, May 15 @ 3:00 pm EDT
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Spring 2021)

Saturdays, March 6 – May 15 / 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens. In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing. The program is open to all teens, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience...

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Sunday, May 16 @ 11:00 am EDT
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Little Haiti Book Festival Online!

Creole, Creolish: Regionalisms in Haitian Creole (Pale moun nan Nò ak pale moun nan Lwès ak Sid) with Prof. Jean-Robert Placide and Prof. Yvon Lamour. Moderated by Ms. Sherley Louis, Ms.Ed. Includes special segments with artist Morel Doucet and Haitian-American lifestyle, tourism, culture, society and entertainment blog L’Union Suite. Every language has regional dialects. Haitian Creole is also subject to these variations.  In Northern Creole, there are words, phrases, and pronunciations...

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Sunday, May 16 @ 1:00 pm EDT
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Dr. Jane Goodall in Conversation with Peter Wohlleben

Miami Book Fair and Books & Books join bookstores across the country for this exclusive conversation and book launch! CLICK HERE to Purchase Tickets The New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees returns to his and his readers’ favorite subject—trees—in this powerful, timely new book. Drawing on new scientific discoveries, The Heartbeat of Trees reveals the profound interactions humans can have with nature, exploring the language of the forest, the consciousness of...

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Monday, May 17 - Friday, May 21
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Manuscript Consultations with Allison Hunter

May 17 – 21 (1 week) Various times, as appointed (Mon. – Fri., May 17 – 21). All appointment times in EST. Consultations are limited to 30 people. Online via Google Meet  |  Register to receive link Once you have registered online, please email your 1-page query letter and 10-page manuscript to Marci Cancio-Bello at mcanciob@mdc.edu by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, May 10, 2021. Genres Accepted: Adult Fiction and Adult Narrative Non-Fiction (No prescriptive, art, cookbooks...

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Wednesday, May 19 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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15 minutos de lectura con Verónica Murguía

Desde la Feria del Libro de Miami creemos en el poder de la lectura y la escritura para estar conectados. Como parte de nuestra programación virtual ofrecemos 15 minutos de lectura con la Feria del Libro de Miami, un espacio quincenal donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live. Acompáñanos el miércoles 19 de mayo a las 5 p.m. con la escritora Verónica Murguía. En cada sesión de “15 minutos de lectura”, un escritor invitado lee sus obras en...

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Sunday, May 23 @ 11:00 am EDT
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Little Haiti Book Festival Online!

Gray Areas: Human Relations and Critical Thinking in the Era of Social Media (Refleksyon sou enfliyans medya sosyal) with researcher Herve Fanini-Lemoine and Haitian radio and TV personality Carel Pedre. Moderated by Myrtha Wroy, M.S. Includes special segments with artist Vanessa Charlot and Haitian radio personality Elizabeth Guerin from Island TV. There is no doubt that social media has changed the world. Information that used to take days or weeks to spread is now instantly available around...

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Wednesday, May 26 @ 7:00 pm EDT
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Publishing Seminar: The Ins and Outs of the Book Deal, with Literary Agent Allison Hunter

Wednesday, May 26 (1 day) 7 – 8:30 p.m. EST | Online via Google Meet  |  Register to receive link An experienced literary agent will walk you through every step of the book publication process, from the art of an excellent query letter to the nitty gritty details of a book deal. Topics will include genre definitions, what’s working in the market, what to look for in an agent and editor relationship, and much more. Come with all your questions! Allison Hunter began her publishing...

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Thursday, May 27 @ 7:00 pm EDT
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Claudia Piñeiro presenta Catedrales

Claudia Piñeiro presenta su nueva novela Catedrales, en conversación con el Prof. Pablo Brescia. En Catedrales, una adolescente aparece quemada y descuartizada en un descampado. Treinta años después, el crimen sigue sin aclararse y su familia y entorno se han desmoronado. Hace treinta años, en un terreno baldío de un barrio tranquilo, apareció descuartizado y quemado el cadáver de una adolescente. La investigación se cerró sin culpables y su familia -de clase media educada, formal y...

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Sunday, May 30 @ 11:00 am EDT
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Taptap Krik? Krak! Books and Music for Families

Taptap Krik? Krak! Books and Music for Families. Storytelling with Muriel Johnson, Jude Joseph, Charlot Lucien, and Paula C. Pean. Books with Angie Bell, Tico Armand, Danielle Joseph, OliGa, and Imane Kernizan. Music with Inez Barlatier. Cooking with Nadege Fleurimond. Hosted by Mahalia Solages.  Includes a special segment with the Haitian Ladies Network. Download and color your own taptap for a chance to win a book and be featured in the next episode of Taptap Krik? Krak! Deadline: May 23....

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Tuesday, June 1 @ 7:00 pm EDT
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An Evening with NBA Champion Chris Bosh discussing Letters to a Young Athlete

We are thrilled to announce that Books & Books and Miami Book Fair will join forces to present eleven-time All-Star, two-time NBA champion, Olympic gold medalist, and the league’s Global Ambassador, Chris Bosh for the launch of LETTERS TO A YOUNG ATHLETE! CLICK HERE to Purchase Tickets Tickets are available for $26 (+ tax & fee) and includes a copy of Letters to a Young Athlete shipped straight to your door. Special Edition signed bookplates are available (but limited) for Tiers 2...

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Thursday, June 3 @ 6:30 pm EDT
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Fiction Workshop: Kind of a Ghost Story: Haunted by the Unresolved with ‘Pemi Aguda

Thursdays, June 3 – 24 (4 weeks) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. EST  |  Online via Google Meet  |  Register to receive link Pay-What-You-Can Pricing: To ensure that these special workshops facilitated by our Emerging Writer Fellows are as accessible as possible to the widest audience possible, we’re putting it into your hands to pay what you can for this workshop. Choose a ticket price, ranging from $25 to $100, based upon what feels right to you. “A ghost is memory granted form.” –...

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Wednesday, June 16 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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15 minutos de lectura con Edurne Portela

Desde la Feria del Libro de Miami creemos en el poder de la lectura y la escritura para estar conectados. Como parte de nuestra programación virtual ofrecemos 15 minutos de lectura con la Feria del Libro de Miami, un espacio quincenal donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live. Acompáñanos el miércoles 16 de junio a las 5 p.m. con la escritora española Edurne Portela. En cada sesión de “15 minutos de lectura”, un escritor invitado lee sus obras...

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Wednesday, June 30 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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15 minutos de lectura con José Ovejero

Desde la Feria del Libro de Miami creemos en el poder de la lectura y la escritura para estar conectados. Como parte de nuestra programación virtual ofrecemos 15 minutos de lectura con la Feria del Libro de Miami, un espacio quincenal donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live. Acompáñanos el miércoles 30 de junio a las 5 p.m. con el escritor español José Ovejero. En cada sesión de “15 minutos de lectura”, un escritor invitado lee sus obras en...

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Wednesday, July 14 @ 6:30 pm EDT
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First Draft: A Literary Social with 'Pemi Aguda

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. You’re inspired. But you’re also thirsty. Bring your own drink and log in for a First Draft event and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back! Instructor: ‘Pemi...

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Monday, July 26 - Saturday, July 31
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Speak Up! 2021 Virtual Creative Writing Summer Camp for Teens

6 days: Monday-Saturday, July 26-31, 2021 FREE TUITION! Free weeklong virtual program open to all teens. No experience necessary. Designed and powered by Miami Dade College’s Miami Book Fair team of writing and book experts. Speak Up Creative Writing Summer Camp will immerse creative teens (ages 13+) in brainstorming activities, craft exercises, and engaging workshops with established teaching poets and fiction writers. This fully online program includes: Masterclasses and live...

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