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, June 23 @ 7:00 pm
Altamira Libros, 219 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 33134,

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Pedro Medina Leon presenta su nueva novela Varsovia.

En conversación con Gastón Virkel. A partir de la muerte de una muchacha en Miami Beach, Pedro Medina León desarrolla en Varsovia una afinada y vertiginosa trama que envuelve al lector desde la primera página y lo lleva a explorar rincones de la vida miamense, mientras de fondo retumba un soundtrack de Héctor Lavoe. Pornografía, barras de dudosa reputación y ron barato son los elementos con los que contará nuestro personaje, y el lector, para llegar al asesino. Pedro Medina León...

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Saturday, June 24 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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Weaving Words into Pages: A Writing and Bookmaking Workshop with Mia Leonin & Nereida García Ferraz

Women: who were we before we became daughter, sister, mother, lover, wife, partner, student, employee, and citizen? This workshop, open to women and female-identifying individuals, will employ the art of bookmaking, poetry writing, and storytelling to reconnect each participant with the unique and authentic “I” that sometimes vanishes in the rush to become. Poet and writer Mia Leonin will guide participants through a series of writing exercises to unlock the unique language of self. Visual...

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Saturday, June 24 @ 6:00 pm
O Cinema (Miami Shores), 9806 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, 33138,

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Books & Cinema: Toussaint Louverture

Back by popular demand, Ayiti Images, in partnership with Miami Book Fair’s ReadCaribbean will present an additional screening of the historical biopic, Toussaint Louverture. For the past several years, Ayiti Images has been using film as a platform to expose the greater South Florida community to a more positive and varied image about the Haitian experience. Films selected for the series are highly acclaimed and award-winning works capturing an authentic aspect of Haitian life. Many are by...

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Sunday, June 25 @ 2:00 pm
Jardín Botánico de Miami Beach, 2000 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, FL, 33139,

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Un Striptease (literario) de Antonio Orlando Rodríguez.

Una lectura performática del escritor Antonio Orlando Rodríguez como parte de Out in the Tropics. Artistas invitados: Grettel Trujillo (actriz)  y Michael Gil (músico). Antonio Orlando Rodríguez: Escritor e investigador literario cubano. Residió en Costa Rica y Colombia y actualmente radica en Estados Unidos. Ganó el Premio Internacional de Novela Alfaguara 2008 con la obra Chiquita. Ha publicado, además, la novela Aprendices de brujo, dos libros de cuentos para adultos, Striptease,...

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Wednesday, June 28 @ 6:30 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

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Escritura creativa con Hernán Vera Álvarez: Taller de autoficción (III)

Taller de 5 semanas, los miércoles de 6:30 pm. a 9:30 pm. ¡A pedido del público, nuevo grupo! Taller de autoficción (la escritura del yo): Todos llevamos historias en nuestra vida. A través de diferentes técnicas narrativas y obras de grandes autores, este taller brinda las herramientas adecuadas al estudiante para trabajar a partir de su propia memoria y experiencia, y así escribir textos literarios con una voz única, personal. Hernán Vera Álvarez (Buenos Aires, 1977), a veces...

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Wednesday, June 28 @ 7:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

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An Evening With Sheryl Sandberg in Conversation with Ana Veciana-Suarez

Co-presented with Books & Books Join Sheryl Sandberg, co-author (with Adam Grant) of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilence and Finding Joy in conversation with Ana Veciana-Suarez, as they talk about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks. After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. Her friend Adam, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are steps people can take to...

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Wednesday, June 28 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

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Martín Llorens presenta Con tu permiso, quiérete.

Muchas veces es necesario perderse para encontrarse. Detenerse en la oscuridad para apreciar la luz. Entrégate y sumérgete en la divina belleza de tu maravillosa esencia.Con tu permiso, quiérete es un grito a la vida y al amor, un despertar de consciencia para que puedas conocerte mejor y una guía para descubrir toda la belleza de tu Ser. Cierra tus ojos y déjate llevar por la voz que te ha guiado hasta aquí. Tu transformación personal es parte del gran cambio que el mundo necesita en...

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Friday, June 30
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CuentoManía, Un talent show literario

Un talent show literario, producido por Pedro Medina y Gloria Noriega, con el apoyo y patrocinio de Books & Books, La Feria del Libro de Miami, Suburbano y The Betsy Hotel. Bases: 1. Participantes  Podrán concursar todos los escritores que vivan en Miami y sus alrededores, con relatos originales e inéditos. Se podrá presentar sólo una obra por autor o autora. 2. Temática y extensión La temática es libre. La extensión máxima será de 1300 palabras. 3. Modo de envío Los...

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

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (July 2017)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Thomas Swick Theme: Bad Trips 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, July 6 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

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¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con Félix Anesio

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: Poesía y matemáticas Félix Anesio. Seudónimo de poeta y narrador cubano Hermes Díaz, residente en Miami. Ha publicado el libro de relatos Crónicas...

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Saturday, July 15 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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How to Sequence a Prizewinning Poetry Manuscript Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello

Robert Frost said that the last poem you write for a manuscript is the book itself, expanding on Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s belief that poetry is “the best words in the best order.” Great writers are intentional about everything, from syllable count to the order in which each poem is presented. Part lecture and part workshop, this class will give you a hands-on approach to finding the optimal order for your manuscript that maximizes each poem’s strengths to keep readers (and contest...

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Saturday, July 22 @ 6:00 pm
Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, 225 NE 59th St, Miami, FL, 33137,

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FIRST DRAFT: ÉBAUCHES & BANBÒCH (July 2017)

“First Draft: Ébauches & Banbòch” is a series of writing workshops conducted in a fun (banbòch!), supportive and professional environment. It serves as a platform for writers with French/Creole Caribbean ties and various levels of writing experience as they learn/sharpen effective writing techniques to give voice to stories about the Caribbean-American experience.

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Saturday, July 29 @ 10:00 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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Demystifying the Art of Proposal Writing with Susan Caraballo

Whether participants are in the midst of a fellowship application and want feedback or they want to delve into writing proposals, this workshop provides a hands-on approach to the process. Through a combination of discussions and a mock panel, participants will gain first-hand experience in the grant-writing and grant-making process. Workshop is limited to 20 participants. Participants are asked to fill out a mock artist fellowship application before the workshop. The application is emailed...

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Thursday, August 10 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (August 2017)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Anjanette Delgado Theme: Brave Beginnings 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, August 17 @ 7:00 pm
The Standard, 40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33139,

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Lip Service presents: Storypalooza! The “Sound Effects” Edition

Have a true, personal story (500-words, maximum) about a song, a voice, or a noise that changed everything? Let’s hear it! Whether you decide to read, recite, rap, or sing, you’ll get feedback from the Lip Service editorial team in the comfort of the posh, hip, and lovely Standard Hotel and Spa! Storypalooza! is Lip Service’s open-mic event, where participants get feedback from Lip Service’s editing pros.

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