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.

Thursday, January 18 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

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El entrenador profesional Airam Fernández presenta su obra El libro del método Paleo: 100 días para salvar tu vida

Un libro de desarrollo personal escrito por Airam Fernández que vive desde hace años no sólo la filosofía Paleo en su vertiente de nutrición, sino también como modo de vida (la calma, el hacer las cosas por uno mismo en vez de por el qué dirán, etc) y como modo de vida (la actividad física de nuestros ancestros). Envejecer con salud es el mejor plan con el que debemos comprometernos. Ese es el objetivo del método Paleo, que recupera los movimientos y la alimentación de nuestros...

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Saturday, January 27 @ 5:00 pm
Imago Art in Action, 165 Majorca Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, 33134,

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José Martí: el Hombre de La Edad de Oro Homenaje por el 165º aniversario de su nacimiento

Lectura de poemas y cuentos para niños y jóvenes con la participación de seis autores radicados en Miami: Emma Artiles, Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, Daisy Valls, José Fernández Pequeño, Andrés Pi y César Segovia. Entrada gratis y abierto al público. Para toda la familia. Con la colaboración de Imago Art in Action y Fundación Cuatrogatos

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Monday, February 5 @ 10:00 am
Miami Dade College North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL, 33167,

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African American Read-In

The African American Read-In takes place at Miami Dade College’s North Campus during the first week of February. The goal is to make literacy, education, and community a significant part of Black History Month. 2018 keynote address given by Dr. Kalfani Turè of Yale University. This event is open to high school and college students, as well as, local community members.

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Tuesday, February 20 @ 7:00 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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How to Write Your Memoir with Nikki Moustaki

Tuesdays, February 20 – March 27 (6 weeks) 7 – 9 p.m. | MDC Wolfson Campus, Downtown Miami Want to write your own story? Whether you’re new to writing or are experienced in creative nonfiction, you will hone your current skills, learn new techniques, and take your writing to the next level with workshop leader, Nikki Moustaki, author of The Bird Market of Paris: A Memoir, as well as 45 other works of book-length non-fiction. We will also discuss the memoir marketplace and publishing in...

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Wednesday, February 21 @ 7:00 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

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Taller de escritura creativa:
¿Cómo escribir lo que deseo contar? con Hernán Vera Álvarez.

SOLD OUT! Lamentablemente, ya no hay cupo para este taller. A pedido del público hemos abierto una segunda clase de 8 semanas empezando el martes 27 de febrero.  Para apuntarse a la nueva clase, por favor ir a https://www.miamibookfair.com/event/taller-de-escritura-creativa-como-escribir-lo-que-deseo-contar-con-hernan-vera-alvarez-2/ Para cualquier pregunta puede escribir a iflores2@mdc.edu.  Gracias por su interés. Taller de 8 semanas, los miércoles de 7:00 pm. a 9:00 pm. Un taller...

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Wednesday, February 21 @ 7:00 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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Writing the World with Thomas Swick

Wednesday, February 21 – March 21 (5 weeks) 7 – 9 p.m. | MDC Wolfson Campus, Downtown Miami During this course, students work on travel stories with the intent of eventually publishing them. Discover the seven key elements – a personal voice, a point of view, imagination, insight, humor, people, dialogue – and how best to incorporate them into your stories. Learn about the importance of finding a theme – something that ties your disparate and seemingly random experiences of a...

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

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The Dream Workshop: Connecting to the Subconscious Mind through Dreaming and Writing with Dr. Phyllis Baker

Saturday, February 24 (1 day) 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | MDC Wolfson Campus, Downtown Miami  Dreaming is a topic that has fascinated and illuminated humanity throughout history. Dreams as revealed by Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Eugene Aserinsky, Edgar Cayce, and a host of psychological, cultural and religious traditions, suggest that dreams can be a primary methodology for accessing higher levels of mind, consciousness and self-power. This workshop is designed to assist the participants in...

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Tuesday, February 27 @ 7:00 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

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Taller de escritura creativa: ¿Cómo escribir lo que deseo contar? con Hernán Vera Álvarez.

Taller de 8 semanas, los martes de 7:00 pm. a 9:00 pm. desde el 27 de febrero. ¡A pedido del público, nuevo grupo! Un taller intensivo, de ocho clases, de escritura y lectura: consignas disparadoras, juegos para desarrollar tus ideas, análisis de textos fundamentales de la literatura universal. Hernán Vera Álvarez (Buenos Aires, 1977), a veces simplemente Vera, es escritor, dibujante y editor. Ha publicado los libros de cuentos Grand Nocturno y Una extraña felicidad (llamada...

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Wednesday, May 9
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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Manuscript Consultations with Liz Van Hoose

Various times, as appointed (Wed., May 9 – Fri., May 11) | 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...

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

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Fiction and Architecture with Min Jin Lee

3-Day Workshop Wednesday – Friday, May 9 – 11 | 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 9 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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

3-Day Workshop Wednesday – Friday, May 9 – 11 | 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 9 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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Memoir Workshop: From Brainstorming to Final Edits with Ada Calhoun

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 9 – 12 | 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 9 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 9 – 12 | 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 9 @ 7:00 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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

1-Day Publishing Seminar Wednesday, May 9 | 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 10 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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Mastering Narrative Non-Fiction with Samuel G. Freedman

2-Day Workshop Thursday – Friday, May 10 – 11 | 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...

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