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.

Tuesday, September 25 @ 7:00 pm
Havanna Restaurant, 15531 Sheridan Street, Davie, FL, 33331,

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¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con Mercedes Moresco

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: La inspiración: cómo encontrarla mientras trabajamos. Mercedes Soledad Moresco nació en Buenos Aires, Argentina, en febrero de 1967. Se graduó de...

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Wednesday, September 26 @ 6:00 pm
Sacred Space, 105 NE 24th Street, Miami, FL, 33137,

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Friends of the Miami Book Fair Soirée: An Exclusive Evening at The Sacred Space Miami

Have you heard of our Friends of the Miami Book Fair Membership program and are interested in learning more? Are you currently a member or thinking about renewing your membership? Join us on September 26 for an Exclusive Friends of the Miami Book Fair Soirée at the Sacred Space Miami in the Wynwood Arts District and get a taste of what our Friends enjoy year-round. The evening will begin with a welcome cocktail and light refreshments at the world-renowned plant-based restaurant, Plant Miami....

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Tuesday, October 9 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (October 2018)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Cecily Schuler Theme:Remixes and Mash-Ups: When Stories Tell Stories 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...

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Tuesday, October 9 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

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La escritora española Espido Freire presenta Llamadme Alejandra

Como si fueran figuras de ajedrez, la familia Romanov se prepara en silencio para un nuevo traslado. Alejandra, la zarina, sueña con ver a sus cuatro hijas casadas. Tras la abdicación del zar, ya no tiene grandes pretensiones para su pequeño Alexis, más allá de una vida tranquila y alejada del mundo. Echa de menos a su amigo Rasputin, el hombre que más la comprendió después de su amado Nikki. En su última morada y sin más que hacer que esperar su liberación, Alejandra satisface la...

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Thursday, October 11 @ 7:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261), 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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Sergio Ramírez, Premio Cervantes 2017, presenta Ya nadie llora por mí

El autor estará en conversación con la periodista ganadora del Pulitzer Mirta Ojito. Con Ya nadie llora por mí, el escritor nicaragüense Sergio Ramírez regresa a la novela negra. Corrupción y tramas de poder en un caso policial en el que nadie es del todo inocente. Al inspector Dolores Morales le han dado de baja en la Policía Nacional desde hace años y ahora trabaja como investigador privado. La mayoría de sus casos son adulterios de una clientela de pocos recursos. Pero un encargo...

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Wednesday, October 17 @ 7:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261), 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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Markus Zusak: Bridge of Clay

Co-presented by Books & Books Click here to purchase tickets! Your ticket purchase entitles you entry for two (2) guests to this event + a signed copy of the book. Books to be claimed that evening upon entrance to the event. An unforgettable and sweeping family saga from Markus Zusak, the storyteller who gave us the extraordinary bestseller THE BOOK THIEF, lauded by the New York Times as “the kind of book that can be life changing.” The breathtaking story of five brothers who...

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Thursday, October 18 @ 7:30 pm
Altamira Libros, 219 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 33134,

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El escritor venezolano Luis Alejandro Ordóñez presenta su libro El último New York Times

El autor conversará con el escritor Hernán Vera Álvarez. Un periódico aparece en diversas oportunidades a lo largo de la historia de la literatura, pero nunca nadie lo ha visto. El último New York Times es la pesquisa que Luis Alejandro Ordóñez realiza sobre un mito, primero a través de la ficción para luego contar su propia búsqueda que lo llevará a una aventura donde la realidad se vuelve mentira. Una novela sobre fake news –mucho antes de que el término se popularizara–,...

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Saturday, October 20 @ 12:00 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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Writing the Middle-Grade Novel with Ruth Behar

Saturday – Sunday, October 20 – 21 (2 days) 12– 3 p.m. | MDC Wolfson Campus, Downtown Miami The middle-grade novel is perhaps the most exciting genre in young people’s literature today. There has been a boom in writing about characters between the ages of nine and twelve, which has led to innovative and even monumental work. The wide range of writing for and about tweens includes Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped...

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Saturday, October 20 @ 1:00 pm
The Lightbox at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26 Street , Miami, 33127,

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Teen Poetry Workshop with Cecily Schuler

Saturday, October 20 (1 day) 1 – 4 p.m. | Light Box at the Goldman Warehouse This three-hour poetry workshop is just for teens. Kick off your fall season with considering and reconsidering when and how (and what even is) form when writing and performing your poetry. Cecily Schuler is a genderqueer writer and spoken word artist, raised and based in South Florida. Their work is featured in Jai Alai Magazine, Winter Tangerine, the Offing, great weather for MEDIA and elsewhere. Cecily received...

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Monday, October 22 @ 7:30 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL, 33132,

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An Evening with Sally Field on In Pieces

Co-presented by Books & Books Tickets available at arshtcenter.org! Tickets: $46 per ticket includes an autographed copy of In Pieces and admission for one (1) person. Tickets go on sale to the general public at noon on August 17. All tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org. With raw honesty and the fresh, pitch-perfect prose of a natural-born writer, and with all the humility and authenticity her fans...

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Tuesday, October 23 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,

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¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con Gabriel Goldberg

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: Todos somos escritores. El diario personal como torrente de inspiración literaria. Goldberg, Gabriel: Autor argentino residente en Miami. En mayo de 2015,...

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Thursday, October 25 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

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CuentoManía 2018, u​n talent show literario. Tercera lectura en vivo.

¡Participa en la votación durante las lecturas en vivo! De los relatos recibidos se han elegido 15 semifinalistas, quienes leerán su obra frente al jurado en la librería Books & Books de Coral Gables. Las lecturas en vivo se dividirán en tres sesiones: cinco semifinalistas en agosto, cinco semifinalistas en septiembre y cinco semifinalistas en octubre. Cada una de estas noches dará como resultado a un finalista. Los tres finalistas leerán nuevamente su relato en la Feria del Libro de...

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Sunday, November 11 @ 4:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261), 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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Una tarde con Laura Esquivel

In Spanish with translation into English El Programa de Autores Iberoamericanos inaugura la 35ta edición de la Feria con la presentación de la galardonada novelista, ensayista, guionista y política mexicana Laura Esquivel. A su primera novela best seller Como agua para chocolate (1989) le siguieron La ley del amor (1995), Tan veloz como el deseo (2001), Malinche (2006) y A Lupita le gustaba planchar (2014). Este año presenta sus dos últimas obras El diario de Tita (Suma de Letras) y Mi...

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Sunday, November 11 @ 4:00 pm
The Porch, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

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The Light’s On At The Porch

The Light’s On At The Porch: The Porch opens with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games, a community coloring wall from The Wynwood Coloring Book, Silent Poetry Disco curated by the Academy of American Poets, outdoor photo exhibits Miami Book Fair Retrospective, the Miami Stories Recording Booth, and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers!

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Sunday, November 11 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

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Exquisite Corpse

Exquisite Corpse is a perfect parlor (or Porch!) game, involving elements of unpredictability, chance, and group collaboration. Write/draw on paper, fold it, and pass it on. Your joint creation might just be exquisite!

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