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.

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 @ 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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Wednesday, November 20 @ 7:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261), 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Pat Mitchell Presents Becoming a Dangerous Woman, in Conversation with Catalina Escobar

Raised in a small town in Georgia with no money or connections, Pat Mitchell went on to become a consummate media game-changer. She was the first woman president of PBS, CNN Productions, and The Paley Center for Media, as well as an award-winning producer of documentaries and TV series. She is the cofounder and curator of TEDWomen and the Connected Women Leaders Initiative, chair of Sundance Institute and Co-Chair of The Women’s Media Center, trustee of the Skoll Foundation, and advisor to...

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Wednesday, November 20 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

An Evening With Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry, musician, actor, and activist, is best known as the singer and front person of the punk/New Wave/pop band Blondie. After the group broke up in the early ‘80s, Harry embarked on a successful solo career, recording five solo albums. Meanwhile, Harry developed an acting career during which she amassed 30 film roles and several television appearances. In her memoir, Face It (Dey Street Books), she blends first-person essays, interviews conducted by journalist Sylvie Simmons,...

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Thursday, November 21 @ 7:00 pm
The Standard Spa, Miami Beach, 40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33139,

Drink and Draw: Exquisite Corpse Murder Mystery Edition!

Break out your magnifying glass and play out your gumshoe dreams in this whodunnit edition of our illustrated classic: Drink and Draw. Audience teams will play mini-games to figure out clues, as comics creators and illustrators solve a murder mystery story, exquisite corpse-style. Come for the cold case stay for the chilled mystery-themed drinks. Sponsored by      

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Thursday, November 21 @ 7:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261), 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Mitchell Wolfson Presents Wolfsonian-FIU Founder’s Choice

MITCHELL “MICKY” WOLFSON, JR. established The Wolfsonian Foundation, a research center and museum in Miami Beach, in 1986. He is an avid collector of modern art and design. In 1997, he donated his collection, estimated at 80,000 objects, and the state-of-the-art museum to Florida International University. It was the basis for the Wolfsonian Museum-FIU, a research center and museum. In Wolfsonian-FIU: Founder’s Choice (Editions Scala), Wolfson offers a personal take on the museum’s rich...

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Thursday, November 21 @ 7:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

Identidad y postnacionalismo en la cultura cubana: lo nuevo de Aduana Vieja

La editorial española Aduana Vieja, fundada en 2003, se especializa en una línea de estudios culturales y de literatura cubana de la diáspora y el exilio. La catedrática e investigadora española Laura Alonso Gallo dirige la Colección de Estudios Culturales de la editorial y presenta Reading Cuba. Identidad y postnacionalismo. Alfredo Pong es arquitecto y humorista gráfico. Ha dedicado gran parte de su vida a estudiar y documentar la presencia de los cantoneses en la capital de Cuba, y...

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Thursday, November 21 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

An Evening With Richard Russo

Richard Russo is the author of eight novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Empire Falls, two collections of stories, a collection of essays, and a memoir. Chances Are … (Penguin Random House), his first stand-alone novel in 10 years, is an absorbing saga in which the bonds of friendship prove as constricting, and rewarding, as those of family or any other community. One beautiful September day, three men, friends ever since meeting in college circa the sixties, convene at Martha’s...

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Thursday, November 21 @ 8:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

Ensayos para entender los tiempos que vivimos

La ensayista y periodista venezolana Carol Prunhuber presenta su libro Sangre y asfalto: 135 días en las calles de Venezuela (Kalathos), una crónica de los sucesos acaecidos entre abril y agosto de 2017, cuando en Venezuela estallaron múltiples protestas contra el régimen actual. Luciano Galup es un investigador, periodista, docente y especialista en medios sociales nacido en Argentina. Llega a la feria con Big Data & política (Penguin Random House), un libro que analiza el cada vez...

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Friday, November 22 @ 9:00 am
Children's Alley, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

Fun Room: One World, Many Stories

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Bring your imaginary passports and join us on a literary journey as we read stories about different people who had an impact in history, music, and art. Learn about Betty Mae Jumper, James John Audubon, Harriet Tubman and many more. Featured books: I am Jazz; She Persisted; The Boy Who Drew Birds; Tito Puente, Mambo King; She Sang Promise, Amelia Earhart.  Presented in partnership with HistoryMiami.

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Friday, November 22 @ 9:00 am
Children's Alley, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

FUN ROOM: The Paintbox: Home is Where the Heart Is

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Read, imagine, and create! The Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College invites young readers to create unique pieces of art inspired by five delightfully poignant children’s books. Through activity prompts designed to spark their imagination, children will thoughtfully engage with award-winning stories that explore important concepts such as home, empathy, and belonging.  Featured Books: La Frontera; Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s...

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Friday, November 22 @ 9:00 am
Children's Alley, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

Fun Room: Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids & UHealth Jackson Teddy Bear Care

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Want to get healthy and stay that way? You’ve come to the right place! Learn how to get rid of germs, especially on your teeth! You’ll want to show off those pearly whites after dental hygienists and their puppets teach you the right way to brush. Learn about good nutrition so you can grow healthy and strong! Step into the world of expert care at this year’s Children’s Alley and become part of UHealth Jackson Teddy Bear Care, where kids can become...

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Friday, November 22 @ 9:00 am
Children's Alley, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

Fun Room: The Rhythm Factory

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Sing-a-long, move, and groove! Learn about different musical instruments from around the world. Grab your imaginary passport and go on a musical journey that will take you from Brazil to Africa, and as far away as Australia! Featured books: I Love My Baby Berimbau: An Introduction to the Berimbau in Capoeira; Dundun: The Talking Drum of the Yoruba People of South-West Nigeria; The Soul of Mbira: Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe; Fun with the...

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Friday, November 22 @ 9:00 am
Children's Alley, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

Fun Room: Tinker, Make, Innovate!

Lower plaza of Children’s Alley The Tinker, Make, Innovate! programming encourages youth to shape the worlds around them with cutting-edge tech tools and maker-centered learning activities. Moonlighter Makerspace will teach kids how to expose light-sensitive paper through different designs based on the characters and themes of the book What is Light, while Learn 01 will teach them how to use virtual reality and 3D modeling techniques to explore digital worlds. MDC’s Maker Lab will generate...

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