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.
The Porch opens!
DARK, DEADLY MIAMI NOIR: Tonight, The Porch presents some of the finest crime and mystery writers, along with some murderously good musical accompaniment. The Porch opens with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers and the Biscayne Poet! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by
Tonight, The Porch brings you the three Rs: readings, writing and rocking! First Draft: You’re inspired. But you’re also thirsty. Swing by the Porch for a drink and a guided writing prompt. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back! Instructor: John Dufresne. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by
An Evening With Doris Kearns Goodwin
Doris Kearns Goodwin’s interest in leadership began more than half a century ago, when LBJ asked her to help him write his memoirs. That project would propel Goodwin into a decades-long career as a presidential biographer. Her books include the bestselling Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, the Pulitzer Prize–winning No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, and the runaway bestseller Team of Rivals, which was the basis for Steven Spielberg’s...
Lleny Díaz, nacida en Cuba, fue finalista del Premio Nuevos Valores de la Poesía Hispana 2012 de Ediciones Baquiana y el Centro Cultural Español en Miami y llega con Se miran los caballos (Hypermedia). María Elena Hernández Caballero, poeta y novelista cubana ganadora del Premio David de la UNEAC, trae Tres metros cuadrados de purgatorio (Hypermedia). Rosie Inguanzo poeta, narradora, actriz y doctora en Español y Literatura Iberoamericana nacida en Cuba, presenta La vida de la vida...
Noir at the Bar
Tonight, The Porch brings you the three Rs: readings, writing and rocking! Noir at the Bar: Miami-born author Alex Segura is joined by other great crime writers. Between readings, the Gold Dust Lounge Band keeps it sultry and murderous with their blend of “surf noir” and “shoegaze Americana.” Featuring: LYNNE BARRETT, GEORGE PELECANOS, MIKE CREEDEN, LAUREN DOYLE OWENS, HECTOR DUARTE JR., JOE CLIFFORD and JONATHAN AMES! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by
Drink & Draw @ The Standard
Join your host, Conor McCreery, for a hilariously graphic night of cocktails and comics. First, renowned illustrators George O’Connor, Dean Haspiel, Maggie Thrash and others will go marker-to-marker in a book-themed draw-off competition! Then we turn the drawing tables on you as you work in teams to create your own illustration. Prizes, drinks, and fun guaranteed! Click here to RSVP! Sponsored by
Presentación de La noche no será eterna, de Oswaldo Payá
Rosa María Payá, hija del líder cívico cubano Oswaldo Payá, conversará con Ladislao Aguado, director de la Editorial Hypermedia, sobre esta obra que recoge el pensamiento político de Payá, fundador del Movimiento Cristiano Liberación, fallecido en 2012. El MCL lideró al Proyecto Varela: una iniciativa ciudadana para solicitar un referendo a favor de las libertades individuales y en contra del régimen cubano.
An Evening With April Ryan
April Ryan has been a White House correspondent since 1997 and is the Washington, D.C., Bureau Chief for the American Urban Radio Networks. In addition, she can be seen almost daily as a political analyst for CNN. She has been featured in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Elle magazines as well as the New York Times, Washington Post, and Politico, to name a few, and has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Anderson Cooper 360, Hardball, Meet the Press, and many other...
FUN ROOM: Tot Time Play and Learn
Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley Join Arts for Learning Miami (A4L) for visual and performing arts activities where little ones become a part of their favorite stories! Live readings of vivid tales are paired with hands-on activities designed to jump-start the creative process while engaging young minds in the magic of storytelling. Play instruments, explore the world through shapes and colors, roar like a lion, slither like a snake, teach a giraffe to dance, and even create your own...
FUN ROOM: One World, Many Stories
Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley Bring your imaginary passports as we take a literary journey around the word! Explore different cultures through story time. Put what you’ve learned to work and create a map of the Caribbean, design a Japanese kimono, paint a Mexican Sugar Skull mask and more! Featured books: I Live in Tokyo, Off We Go to Mexico, Mama Panya’s Pancakes, A Caribbean Journey from A to Y, Galapagos George, This Is Venice, Canada All Year, D is for Down Under, and Up and...
FUN ROOM: The Paintbox
Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley Creative Fun for Kids! Read, Imagine, And Create! The Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College invites all young readers to a journey of curiosity and discovery and to create unique pieces of art inspired by seven delightful children’s books. Children will explore their creativity with interactive projects specially designed to enhance their imagination while drawing, painting and sculpting. Featured Books: Discovery and What Does Peace Feel Like by...
FUN ROOM: Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids
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 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! Presented in partnership with Miami Dade College’s Medical Campus and sponsored by Holtz Children’s Hospital.
FUN ROOM: The Rhythm Factory
Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley Sing-along, move and groove! Learn about different musical instruments from around the world. Grab your 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 Jaws Harp,...
FUN ROOM: Tinker, Make, Innovate!
Lower Plaza of Children’s Alley Shape the worlds around you with cutting-edge tech tools and maker-centered learning activities. Learn to solder an LED light to create your own laser-etched illuminated bookmark with Moonlighter Makerspace. 01 will teach you how to use virtual reality and 3D modeling techniques to explore digital worlds. Featured Books: What do you do with an idea? by Koby Yamada and Mae Bosom, Virtual Reality by HP Nyquist, Computational Fairytales by Jeremy Kubika Presented...
FUN ROOM: Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventure
Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Explore the ocean with Royal Caribbean’s Art of Puppetry. Design and create your own octopus puppet, learn how to bring the eight-legged creatures to life, and show off your new skills at the Puppet Stage. If the sea or stage is calling your name, learn how to play a pirate extraordinaire in Pirates Ahoy! Dress up, make a signature eye patch, and learn to talk like a pirate. Immerse yourself in a world of color and art styles by creating personalized Fish...