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.

Saturday, December 9 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

cuento

La Final de CuentoManía, u​n talent show literario.

¡Participa en la votación en vivo! El jurado decide el ganador o la ganadora de la edición 2017 del talent show literario. ¡Ven y forma parte del jurado junto a José Ignacio “Chascas” Valenzuela! De los relatos recibidos se eligieron 15 semifinalistas, quienes leyeron su obra frente al jurado en la librería Books & Books de Coral Gables. Las lecturas en vivo se dividieron en tres sesiones: cinco semifinalistas en agosto, cinco semifinalistas en septiembre y cinco semifinalistas en...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Liz-Van-Hoose

Manuscript Consultations with Liz Van Hoose

Various times, as appointed (Wed., May 2 – Fri., May 4) | Consultations are limited to 30 people. Genre preferences: Adult trade general fiction, memoir, and narrative nonfiction. Please no thrillers/YA/sci-fi/erotica/romance. Manuscripts must be a max of 10 double-spaced pages, formatted as follows: Must include a single-spaced, one-page synopsis of the overall manuscript. 12-point font, Times New Roman, with 1-inch margins. Double-spaced, with page numbers and the author’s name...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Ross-Gay

Investigating the Fissures: A Poetry Workshop with Ross Gay

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 2 – 5 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In this workshop we will be investigating the fissures and breaks, the cracks and impossibles in our poems, in order to discover if we might have deeper truths beneath the ones that have thus far offered themselves to us.  Bring poems you have questions about, and poems that have questions for you.  Also!  We will play at collaborative generative projects. Ross Gay is the author of three books: Against...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Samuel-Freedman

Mastering Narrative Non-Fiction with Samuel G. Freedman

3-Day Workshop Wednesday – Friday, May 2 – 4 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In this workshop, participants will learn the principles of reporting and writing long-form narrative non-fiction, whether for magazine articles or books. They will also get detailed instruction in how to develop a book proposal, which is essential for an aspiring author to get a literary agent. And there will be discussion of the current state of the publishing industry. Samuel G. Freedman is an award-winning author,...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Min-Jin-Lee

Fiction and Architecture with Min Jin Lee

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 2 – 5 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. How do you furnish a room, build a house, populate a village, design a city, or make a nation? Let’s start with clumsy sketches and bold, intimidating plans. In this workshop, we will draft blueprints of our fictional worlds, giving ourselves plenty of room to err. As we revise our plans and dream up our foundations, we will write characters and scenes. This workshop welcomes those who have wanted to write stories...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Arimah_Lesley

Making Fiction True: Adding Texture and Meaning with Lesley Nneka Arimah

3-Day Workshop Wednesday – Friday, May 2 – 4 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In this workshop, we will learn how to add dimension to stories so that they become multifaceted. We will create layers within the narrative so that our characters move through authentic worlds, whether those worlds are realistic or fantastic. Every story has a central question, but around this central question is an entire narrative ecosystem. This workshop will consider how to craft this narrative ecosystem with...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Ada-Calhoun

Memoir Workshop: From Brainstorming to Final Edits with Ada Calhoun

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 2 – 5 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In this four-day workshop, author Ada Calhoun will lead discussions on each stage of the memoir process: writing, research, rewriting, and submitting work for publication. Class members will read and discuss one another’s drafts, as well as inspiring examples of the form. The focus of this workshop will be on finding your own unique way to interweave the personal and the universal. Conversation topics will...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Benincasa_Sara

Character Development Workshop: Get to Know Your People with Sara Benincasa

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 3 – 6 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Blending in-class readings and lots of writing exercises, we’ll use the fiction workshop as a space to really get to know your characters. Come to class with no idea who you’ll create, or arrive with someone half-formed in your mind. We’ll find out what your characters want, what they need, how they move, whom they love. By the end of the workshop you may know your characters better than you know your best...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Liz-Van-Hoose

Publishing Seminar: Putting Your Best Book Forward with Liz Van Hoose 

1-Day Publishing Seminar Wednesday, May 2 | 7 – 9 p.m. Got a novel? A memoir? A great idea for a narrative nonfiction work on the secret history of butterflies? This seminar will cover the fundamentals of getting your manuscript published to its fullest potential. Pairing participant feedback with guidance from a book industry perspective, we’ll explore the publishing path from agent pitch to book launch. Topics Include: How do I pitch my book in 50 words or less? Do I need an agent,...

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Thursday, May 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

claudia

Cómo contar para que la historia funcione. Un taller intensivo con Claudia Piñeiro

3, 4 y 5 de mayo (Curso de tres clases) Jueves 3 y viernes 4:  6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Sábado 5: De 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Estrategias del oficio de guionista y otras disciplinas al servicio de la literatura. ¿Dónde empezar? ¿Cómo crear la curva dramática de un personaje? ¿Qué estructura sostiene mejor la historia? Abismo, climax punto de giro y otras herramientas al servicio de lo literario. ​ Claudia Piñeiro es escritora, dramaturga y guionista. Nació en Buenos Aires,...

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