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, September 24 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Livestreamed,

Vanderbilt: A Virtual Evening with Anderson Cooper

Books & Books joins bookstores across the country for this exclusive conversation and book launch with Anderson Cooper! Join CNN anchor and New York Times bestselling author Anderson Cooper as he chronicles the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty—his mother’s family, the Vanderbilts. Tickets + a copy of Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty are available for $30 + tax/fee + shipping. Once you make your purchase, we will send you a unique link and to access...

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Saturday, September 25 @ 3:00 pm EDT
Livestreamed via Crowdcast,

Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2021)

Saturdays, September 18 – November 13 / 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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Saturday, October 2 @ 3:00 pm EDT
Livestreamed via Crowdcast,

Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2021)

Saturdays, September 18 – November 13 / 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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Wednesday, October 6 @ 7:00 pm EDT
Facebook Live,

15 minutos de lectura con Juan Carlos Quezadas

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 de todo el año, 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 6 de octubre a las 7:00 p.m. con el escritor mexicano Juan Carlos Quezadas. En cada sesión de “15 minutos de...

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Saturday, October 9 @ 3:00 pm EDT
Livestreamed via Crowdcast,

Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2021)

Saturdays, September 18 – November 13 / 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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Wednesday, October 13 @ 6:30 pm EDT
Livestreamed via Crowdcast,

First Draft: A Literary Social with Catriona Ward

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: Catriona...

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Saturday, October 16 @ 3:00 pm EDT
Livestreamed via Crowdcast,

Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2021)

Saturdays, September 18 – November 13 / 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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Wednesday, October 20 @ 7:00 pm EDT
Facebook Live,

15 minutos de lectura con Marina Colasanti

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 de todo el año, 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 20 de octubre a las 7:00 p.m. con la escritora italobrasileña Marina Colasanti. En cada sesión de “15 minutos de...

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Thursday, October 21 @ 7:00 pm EDT
Livestreamed,

Tómate una copa (en casa) y escribe mejor!, con Trina Oropeza

Una tertulia literaria guiada. Embriaga a tu editor interno y ¡exprésate con libertad desde la cuarentena! ¡El COVID 19 no impide que nos contactemos a través de la escritura! Así es como funciona: te damos un tema, escribes durante diez minutos. Si quieres, compartes el texto con el resto de los participantes. Hacemos una pausa para leer los textos e intercambiar opiniones mientras te tomas una copa en casa. Después repetimos la misma dinámica. TEMA: “¿Qué llevas en tu...

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Saturday, October 23 @ 3:00 pm EDT
Livestreamed via Crowdcast,

Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2021)

Saturdays, September 18 – November 13 / 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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Tuesday, October 26 @ 7:00 pm EDT
Livestreamed,

Writing with Feeling: Affect and the Body in Prose with Lee Mandelo

Tuesday, October 26, 7 – 9 p.m. EST Online via Zoom | Register to receive link | Registration: $60 How do we translate bodily experiences, with all of their messy feelings and emotions attached, into words on the page? What makes you describe a piece of writing as powerful, visceral—and how does an evocative description reach out to grab you while you’re reading? In this workshop we’ll look at how writers construct “feeling bodies” in their prose, engaging with touch, taste,...

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Saturday, October 30 @ 3:00 pm EDT
Livestreamed via Crowdcast,

Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2021)

Saturdays, September 18 – November 13 / 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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Saturday, November 6 @ 3:00 pm EDT
Livestreamed via Crowdcast,

Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2021)

Saturdays, September 18 – November 13 / 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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Saturday, November 13 @ 3:00 pm EST
Livestreamed via Crowdcast,

Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2021)

Saturdays, September 18 – November 13 / 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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