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.

Monday, April 6 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop

In an abundance of caution, following recommendations from the Governor of Florida, Miami Dade College is canceling all cultural events. In line with other cultural institutions and centers, the Miami Book Fair will close/cancel all events until further notice. This decision is made with your comfort and safety in mind and that of our generous patrons, students, and guests. As part of Miami Dade College, Miami Book Fair will continue to closely monitor COVID-19. MDC is coordinating...

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Monday, April 13 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop

Join us Speak Up after-school creative writing workshops are taught by nationally-recognized and experienced teaching artists at MDC’s Koubek Center on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. The focus of these workshops is to cultivate the creative writing process in spoken word and performance poetry, from drafting to performance to publishing to slam competitions, to empower participants, equip them for success, and build a lasting literary community in South Florida. For more information and to apply,...

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Monday, April 20 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop

Join us Speak Up after-school creative writing workshops are taught by nationally-recognized and experienced teaching artists at MDC’s Koubek Center on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. The focus of these workshops is to cultivate the creative writing process in spoken word and performance poetry, from drafting to performance to publishing to slam competitions, to empower participants, equip them for success, and build a lasting literary community in South Florida. For more information and to apply,...

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Thursday, April 23 @ 7:00 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

Celebración del Día Internacional del Libro y del Día del Idioma Español

In an abundance of caution, following recommendations from the Governor of Florida, Miami Dade College is canceling all cultural events. In line with other cultural institutions and centers, the Miami Book Fair will close/cancel all events until further notice. This decision is made with your comfort and safety in mind and that of our generous patrons, students, and guests. As part of Miami Dade College, Miami Book Fair will continue to closely monitor COVID-19. MDC is coordinating...

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Saturday, April 25 @ 10:00 am
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

Taller de escritura creativa: “La realidad en el cuento, el cuento de la realidad”, impartido por Ena Columbié

In an abundance of caution, following recommendations from the Governor of Florida, Miami Dade College is canceling all cultural events. In line with other cultural institutions and centers, the Miami Book Fair will close/cancel all events until further notice. This decision is made with your comfort and safety in mind and that of our generous patrons, students, and guests. As part of Miami Dade College, Miami Book Fair will continue to closely monitor COVID-19. MDC is coordinating...

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Monday, April 27 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop

Join us Speak Up after-school creative writing workshops are taught by nationally-recognized and experienced teaching artists at MDC’s Koubek Center on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. The focus of these workshops is to cultivate the creative writing process in spoken word and performance poetry, from drafting to performance to publishing to slam competitions, to empower participants, equip them for success, and build a lasting literary community in South Florida. For more information and to apply,...

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Thursday, April 30 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (April 2020)

In an abundance of caution, following recommendations from the Governor of Florida, Miami Dade College is canceling all cultural events. In line with other cultural institutions and centers, the Miami Book Fair will close/cancel all events until further notice. This decision is made with your comfort and safety in mind and that of our generous patrons, students, and guests. As part of Miami Dade College, Miami Book Fair will continue to closely monitor COVID-19. MDC is coordinating...

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Sunday, May 3 @ 11:00 am
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami,

2020 Little Haiti Book Festival

In an abundance of caution, following recommendations from the Governor of Florida, Miami Dade College is canceling all cultural events. In line with other cultural institutions and centers, the Miami Book Fair will close/cancel all events until further notice. This decision is made with your comfort and safety in mind and that of our generous patrons, students, and guests. As part of Miami Dade College, Miami Book Fair will continue to closely monitor COVID-19. MDC is coordinating...

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Wednesday, May 6 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

After, Before, and Outside an MFA with R.O. Kwon

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 6 – 9 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This is a crash course on how to find time, money, and space to write after, before, and outside an MFA. How to find residencies and fellowships, and what are best practices for applying? How helpful are writing conferences? Where can you participate in literary communities? What’s a key part of a magazine pitch? Please come to class with ideas about short pieces you’d like to pitch to publications....

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Wednesday, May 6 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Poetry: The Conscious/Subconscious with Richard Blanco

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 6 – 9 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. A poem is a conscious expression born out of the subconscious mind. Through interactive lectures and exercises, we will explore those techniques that we consciously employ in poetry, namely: the using specific, concrete imagery; the dynamics of line breaks; how to harness to power of figurative language; and the linguistics underlying musicality. Likewise, we will explore the equally important subconscious territory...

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Wednesday, May 6 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

The Art and Craft of Memoir with Boris Fishman

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 6 – 9 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. During our time together, we will read excerpts of exemplary memoirs (and peek at a couple of craft manuals); take them apart to figure out how they became so exemplary (and to remind ourselves that their authors were once staring at a blank page, too); do some craft exercises to practice those concepts; and then deploy them in short pieces of memoiristic writing that we will workshop as a group. No prior...

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Wednesday, May 6 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Subverting Timelines with Bryan Washington

3-Day Workshop Wednesday – Friday, May 6 – 8 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. We’ll work through intersecting structures, parallel timelines, elliptical narratives, and stories that forego chronology altogether as we parse the limits of structure, and the ways our forms dictate the content we turn to. Bryan Washington has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, the BBC, Vulture, and Bon Appétit. He is the author of Lot, the recipient of an O....

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Wednesday, May 6 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Teenage Rebels: How To Write Young Adult Fiction with Lilliam Rivera

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 6 – 9 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Outsiders. Harry Potter. The Hate You Give. Walk in to any bookstore and you will find an exciting array of young adult fiction that covers every genre—from contemporary stories tackling social justice themes to science fiction bringing other worlds to life. If you’ve ever wanted to write a novel through the perspective of a young person, this is the workshop for you. This workshop will break down the mystery...

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Wednesday, May 6 @ 10:00 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Manuscript Consultations with Dana Murphy

Various times, as appointed (Wed., May 8 – Sat., May 9) | Consultations are limited to 30 people. Genres Accepted: Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, and Adult Narrative Non-Fiction (No prescriptive, art, cookbooks etc.) Manuscripts must be a max of 10 double-spaced pages plus query letter, formatted as follows: Must include a query letter. Formatting: Please submit your sample material double-spaced in Times New Roman 12-pt font, and include page numbers. Include your name and email in the...

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Wednesday, May 6 @ 12:30 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Wednesday Reader Bundle (lunch + craft talks)

12:30 p.m.: Literary luncheon with a reading by R.O. Kwon & Richard Blanco (lunch included) 2:30 p.m.: Craft talk series with Lilliam Rivera & Boris Fishman Continue your immersive experience by hearing nationally renowned authors explore various elements of the craft of creative writing. You are Here: Worldbuilding in Writing for Young People with Lilliam Rivera This craft talk will focus on techniques in worldbuilding in young adult fiction, whether writing a contemporary story set...

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