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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.

Wednesday, October 23 @ 4:30 pm
The Motivational Edge, 1550 NW 36th St, Miami, FL, 33142,

Read to Learn Books for Free 1,000,000th Book Celebration

Since 2013 Read to Learn Books for Free has distributed 1,000,000 books to 65 bookshelves around Miami-Dade County. To celebrate, we will be hosting an event at one of our bookshelf locations, The Motivational Edge, on Wednesday, October 23, 4:30 – 6 p.m. Free books will be given out, performances will be put on by the students at The Motivational Edge, and light refreshments will be provided.

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Thursday, October 24 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

CuentoManía 2019, 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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Saturday, November 2 @ 6:00 pm
LNS Gallery 2610 SW 28 Lane, Miami, FL,

The Artful Book, 2019

Opening Reception: An exhibition of artist-made books by South Floridians in celebration of the Miami Book Fair, and of South Florida as a literary and cultural center.

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Monday, November 4 @ 7:30 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL, 33132,

An Evening With Ta-Nehisi Coates

Co-presented by Books & Books Tickets available now! In only a decade’s time, National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates has produced some of our country’s most seminal pieces of non-fiction writing. Whether in personal narratives like Between the World and Me or reportage like The Case for Reparations, his luminous prose and gift for examining our most urgent struggles through a historical and cultural lens has transformed our notions of what non-fiction can do. Now we are...

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Wednesday, November 13 @ 7:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

Amicus Live @ Miami Book Fair!

Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate and the host of the podcast Amicus. She writes Supreme Court Dispatches and has covered the Microsoft trial and other legal issues for Slate. Before joining Slate as a freelancer in 1999, she worked for a family law firm in Reno, Nevada. Her work has appeared in the New Republic, Elle, the Ottawa Citizen, and the Washington Post. She is co-author of Me v. Everybody: Absurd Contracts for an Absurd World, a legal humor book. She is a graduate of Yale...

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Sunday, November 17 @ 4:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

An Evening with Samantha Power

Samantha Power is the Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Practice in Human Rights at Harvard Law School. She served in the Cabinet of President Barack Obama and as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2013-2017). From 2009 to 2013, Power worked on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights. Power began her career as a journalist reporting from countries...

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Sunday, November 17 @ 4:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261), 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Una tarde con Gioconda Belli

Levantamos el telón del Programa de Autores Iberoamericanos con la presentación de la poeta y narradora nicaragüense Gioconda Belli, autora de obras galardonadas tales como La mujer habitada, El infinito en la palma de la mano y El país de las mujeres. Belli nos ofrece su más reciente novela Las fiebres de la memoria (Planeta), un relato de amor, misterio y aventura donde se demuestra que nunca es tarde para reinventarse, encontrar un nuevo destino y amar con pasión. La autora conversará...

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Sunday, November 17 @ 5:00 pm
Atrium of Building 2, Outside the Exile Lounge, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

Miami Book Fair Opens with One Swingin’ Paella Party!

If you haven’t tried traditional Paella Valenciana, here’s your chance, courtesy of The Paella King. Special thanks to Biscayne Bay Brewing for the cold beverages! Special performance by French Horn Collective led by Parisian musician (multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer, and songwriter) Vincent Raffard, French Horn Collective is a shape-shifting ensemble featuring a high energy mix of gypsy jazz, traditional jazz, blues, and modern French music. Call it what you will, swing is always...

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Sunday, November 17 @ 7:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

An Evening With Joy-Ann Reid

Joy-Ann Reid is the host of AM Joy –a twice-weekly political talk show that airs weekend mornings on MSNBC. She is also a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC and writes a weekly column for The Daily Beast. Reid is the author or editor of two previous books: Fracture, Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide, and We Are the Change We Seek: the Speeches of Barack Obama. In The Man Who Sold America (William Morrow), through interviews with American and international thought leaders...

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Monday, November 18 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

An Evening With Bari Weiss

  Bari Weiss is a staff editor and writer for the New York Times. She writes about culture and politics. Bari was an op-ed and book review editor at the Wall Street Journal before joining the Times in 2017. She is a native of Pittsburgh and graduated from Columbia University.  On October 27, 2018, eleven Jews were gunned down as they prayed at their synagogue in Pittsburgh. It was the deadliest attack on Jews in American history. For most Americans, the massacre at Tree of Life, the...

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Monday, November 18 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

Eve Ensler in Conversation With Aja Monet

Eve Ensler is a Tony Award-winning playwright, author, performer, and activist. Her international phenomenon, The Vagina Monologues, has been published in 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries. She is the founder of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, and One Billion Rising, the largest global mass action to end gender-based violence in over 200 countries. Like millions of women, Eve Ensler has been waiting much of her lifetime for an...

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Tuesday, November 19 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

An Evening With George F. Will

The man The Wall Street Journal once called “perhaps the most powerful journalist in America” began his column with the Washington Post in 1974, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1977. To date, George F. Will has written fourteen books, including One Man’s America; Men at Work; and Statecraft as Soulcraft.  He writes a twice-weekly syndicated column on politics and domestic and foreign affairs for the Washington Post. He is also a regular contributor to MSNBC and NBC...

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Tuesday, November 19 @ 7:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab, 300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL, 33132,

Mona Eltahawy Presents The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls

Join feminist activist Mona Eltahawy in conversation with Tiffany Madera, Founder of Hanan Arts, as they discuss Eltahawy’s The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls, described as an international mandate for how girls and women can defy, disobey, and disrupt patriarchy everywhere.  Later in the week, Eltahawy will join Madera in Havana, Cuba amongst hundreds of Cuban women, feminist thinkers, scholars, artists, and dancers from the international community at the Havana Habibi...

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Tuesday, November 19 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

In Conversation With John Waters

John Waters is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, author, journalist, visual artist, and art collector. He is also the author of the best-selling books Role Models (2010) and Carsick (2014). His spoken word shows This Filthy World and A John Waters Christmas continue to be performed around the world. He rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films, especially Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, and Desperate Living, which he has called the Trash...

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Wednesday, November 20 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

An Evening With Mo Rocca

Mo Rocca is a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, host of The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, and host and creator of the Cooking Channel’s My Grandmother’s Ravioli, in which he learns to cook from grandmothers and grandfathers across the country. He’s a frequent panelist on NPR’s hit weekly quiz show Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!,  spent four seasons as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and four seasons as a correspondent on The Tonight Show...

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