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By Sara McCranie / June 28, 2019

Miami Writers Institute Graduate Publishes Poem in Major International Journal and Forthcoming Anthology

The Miami Book Fair’s Miami Writers Institute helps writers launch their careers and maximize their clout. Every year, our students...

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By Sara McCranie / April 4, 2019

Miami-based Literary Agent Leads Manuscript Consultations at 2019 Miami Writers Institute

In addition to writing workshops and craft talks, Miami Writers Institute offers writers the chance to discuss their projects with...

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By Sara McCranie / August 23, 2018

Meet our Sponsors: The Ayiti Community Trust

Miami Book Fair is fortunate to have an expansive family of donors and supporters. Thirty-five years of world-class literary events...

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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, July 26 @ 8:00 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL, 33132,

An Evening with Colson Whitehead

Co-presented by Books & Books and Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Tickets available now! Colson Whitehead, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning Oprah’s Book Club selection The Underground Railroad, will be in Miami for an exclusive appearance to celebrate the highly-anticipated follow-up, THE NICKEL BOYS: A Novel (Penguin Random House)—a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great...

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Saturday, July 27 @ 11:00 am
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

Teen Poetry Workshop with Darius Daughtry

Story and Power: Using Your Personal Narrative to Craft Powerful Poems One-day Teen Poetry Workshop: Saturday, July 27 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. We all have a story to tell. Our lives our full of experiences that shape us and contribute in crafting our outlook on the world. As writers, being able to excavate stories from our own experiences and utilize them to create art that explores the past, confronts the present, and imagines the future. This poetry workshop will involve participants in...

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Saturday, July 27 @ 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 27, 2019

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL, 33134,

Read to Learn Books for Free Book Drive – Puss in Boots

Actor’s Playhouse will be running a book drive for Read to Learn Books for Free during their special performances of Puss in Boots (a musical retelling of the classic tale by Charles Perrault)! Saturdays, July 6 – 27, 2019 @ 2 p.m. Everyone’s favorite swashbuckling “Feline in Footwear” shines in this musical retelling of the classic tale by Charles Perrault. Discover how Puss gets his Bodacious Boots and Flashy Fedora, and then join him as he helps the Miller’s youngest son...

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Thursday, August 8 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books at the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami,

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (August 2019)

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. Instructor: Dana De Greff Theme: Infinity 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...

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Thursday, August 29 @ 7:00 pm
Imago Art in Action, 165 Majorca Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, 33134,

¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con Ainara Mantellini

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 el texto 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: De la servilleta a la página Ainara Mantellini es licenciada en Letras, egresada de la Universidad Católica Andrés Bello en Caracas. Cursó...

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Saturday, September 7 @ 10:00 am
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

De la imaginación a la palabra: taller de motivación a la escritura con Gabriel Goldberg y Hernán Vera Álvarez

SOLD OUT! Lamentablemente, ya no hay cupo para el taller. Para apuntarse a la lista de espera, por favor escriba a iflores2@mdc.edu. Le informaremos si surge una oportunidad. Gracias por su interés. Taller de 6 semanas, los sábados de 10:00 a.m. a 12:00 m. Del 7 de septiembre al 12 de octubre Un taller de creación literaria que responde a los principios del método levreriano de escritura, con la perspectiva innovadora de su creador, el escritor uruguayo Mario Levrero, y de su posterior...

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Saturday, September 7 @ 10:00 am
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

De la imaginación a la palabra: taller de motivación a la escritura con Gabriel Goldberg y Hernán Vera Álvarez

Taller de 6 semanas, los sábados de 10:00 a.m. a 12:00 m. Del 7 de septiembre al 12 de octubre Un taller de creación literaria que responde a los principios del método levreriano de escritura, con la perspectiva innovadora de su creador, el escritor uruguayo Mario Levrero, y de su posterior ampliación y adecuación para talleres presenciales y virtuales por cuenta de la mexicana Carmen Simón, formada como escritora y tallerista por el propio Levrero, y que actualmente trabaja en un libro...

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Tuesday, September 10 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books at the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami,

¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con Lourdes Vázquez

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 el texto 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: Ese yo, ¿de qué fibra está hecho? Lourdes Vázquez (Puerto Rico) Poeta y narradora. Reside en Estados Unidos. Entre sus premios se encuentran el...

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Thursday, September 12 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books at the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami,

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (September 2019)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: TBA Theme: TBA 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, September 19 @ 7:00 pm
Imago Art in Action, 165 Majorca Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, 33134,

Panel “Bord(e)ando el borde: migración, arte y frontera”, con Pablo Brescia y Alejandro Meter

La frontera entre Estados Unidos y México siempre ha sido un espacio polémico y fascinante. Después de las elecciones de 2016, México y su frontera con los Estados Unidos han estado en las noticias de manera casi constante, y se ha discutido este tema desde múltiples ángulos: políticas de inmigración, seguridad nacional, separaciones familiares, etc. Sin embargo, lo que falta en el debate es el ángulo cultural. Desde 2016, tanto el profesor Alejandro Meter (Universidad de San Diego)...

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Tuesday, October 1 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (October 2019)

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. Instructor: Lynne Barrett Theme: Making Good Time 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...

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