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, May 31 @ 7:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl, 33132,

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Noche de cine argentino

Estacionamiento gratuito La actriz y periodista Adriana Bianco presenta la película argentina El espejo de los otros, de marcos Carnevale, con las actuaciones de Norma Aleandro, Graciela Borges, Oscar Martínez y Pepe Cibrián. El espejo de los otros: Una comedia sobre el amor, la muerte y la ética, según textos medievales y la visión borgiana. Un filme de carácter simbólico. Adriana Bianco (Argentina). Actriz, escritora y periodista que reside en Miami. Graduada de Filosofía y letras,...

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Wednesday, June 7 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

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Lip Service presents: Storypalooza! The "Summer Vacation" Edition

Pack up the station wagon and tell us your true, personal 500-word story about that summer fling, summer camp, your endless summer—or that summer bummer—just in time for summer vacation ’17. Storypalooza! is Lip Service’s open-mic event, where participants get feedback from Lip Service’s editing pros.

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Thursday, June 8 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

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¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con Luis de la Paz

Una tertulia literaria guiada. Embriaga a tu editor interno y exprésate con libertad. Así es como funciona: te damos un tema, escribes durante diez minutos. Si quieres, compartes con el resto de los participantes. Hacemos una pausa para socializar y para que tomes una copa (¡la primera la invita la casa!). Repetimos la dinámica. Tema: Más allá de la palabra Las palabras son los pasadizos claros y secretos, que conducen a un poema, un relato, un testimonio, una crónica. Luis de la Paz (La...

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Thursday, June 15 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (June 2017)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Roxanna Elden Theme: Writing from the Outside In Miami Book Fair presents First Draft, a series of informal writing events that turn happy hours into great stories. You’re inspired. But you’re also thirsty. Swing by a First Draft event for a drink (the first one’s on the house) and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back!

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Thursday, June 15 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

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Encuentro con Claudia Amengual

Una amena conversación con la escritora uruguaya Claudia Amengual, quien dialogará sobre su obra en general y sobre sus libros más recientes: la novela Cartagena y el ensayo Una mirada al periodismo cultural. Claudia Amengual (Montevideo, Uruguay). Estudio edición en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid y en la Universidad Nacional Menéndez Pelayo de Santander. Es columnista regular  de la revista del semanario Búsqueda y ha colaborado con Babelia de El País, en España; Hoja por hoja...

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

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Weaving Words into Pages: A Writing and Bookmaking Workshop with Mia Leonin & Nereida García Ferraz

Women: who were we before we became daughter, sister, mother, lover, wife, partner, student, employee, and citizen? This workshop, open to women and female-identifying individuals, will employ the art of bookmaking, poetry writing, and storytelling to reconnect each participant with the unique and authentic “I” that sometimes vanishes in the rush to become. Poet and writer Mia Leonin will guide participants through a series of writing exercises to unlock the unique language of self. Visual...

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Saturday, June 24 @ 6:00 pm
Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, 225 NE 59th St, Miami, FL, 33137,

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CARIBBEAN: ILLUMINATE! Haiti, Guadeloupe & Martinique

FRENCH – with simultaneous interpretation “Caribbean: Illuminate!” is a series of unflinching, provocative, maybe uncomfortable, but definitely inspiring round tables focused on Caribbean literature and history. Caribbean authors will discuss their work, along with their lived and inherited experiences, in order to illuminate reality and take the audience on a journey through the many chapters of modern Caribbean life/history.

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Wednesday, June 28 @ 7:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

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An Evening With Sheryl Sandberg in Conversation with Ana Veciana-Suarez

Co-presented with Books & Books Join Sheryl Sandberg, co-author (with Adam Grant) of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilence and Finding Joy in conversation with Ana Veciana-Suarez, as they talk about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks. After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. Her friend Adam, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are steps people can take to...

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Friday, June 30
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CuentoManía, Un talent show literario

Un talent show literario, producido por Pedro Medina y Gloria Noriega, con el apoyo y patrocinio de Books & Books, La Feria del Libro de Miami, Suburbano y The Betsy Hotel. Bases: 1. Participantes  Podrán concursar todos los escritores que vivan en Miami y sus alrededores, con relatos originales e inéditos. Se podrá presentar sólo una obra por autor o autora. 2. Temática y extensión La temática es libre. La extensión máxima será de 1300 palabras. 3. Modo de envío Los...

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Thursday, July 6 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (July 2017)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Thomas Swick Theme: Bad Trips Miami Book Fair presents First Draft, a series of informal writing events that turn happy hours into great stories. You’re inspired. But you’re also thirsty. Swing by a First Draft event for a drink (the first one’s on the house) and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back!

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Saturday, July 15 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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How to Sequence a Prizewinning Poetry Manuscript Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello

Robert Frost said that the last poem you write for a manuscript is the book itself, expanding on Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s belief that poetry is “the best words in the best order.” Great writers are intentional about everything, from syllable count to the order in which each poem is presented. Part lecture and part workshop, this class will give you a hands-on approach to finding the optimal order for your manuscript that maximizes each poem’s strengths to keep readers (and contest...

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Saturday, July 22 @ 6:00 pm
Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, 225 NE 59th St, Miami, FL, 33137,

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FIRST DRAFT: ÉBAUCHES & BANBÒCH (July 2017)

“First Draft: Ébauches & Banbòch” is a series of writing workshops conducted in a fun (banbòch!), supportive and professional environment. It serves as a platform for writers with French/Creole Caribbean ties and various levels of writing experience as they learn/sharpen effective writing techniques to give voice to stories about the Caribbean-American experience.

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Saturday, July 29 @ 10:00 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Demystifying the Art of Proposal Writing with Susan Caraballo

Whether participants are in the midst of a fellowship application and want feedback or they want to delve into writing proposals, this workshop provides a hands-on approach to the process. Through a combination of discussions and a mock panel, participants will gain first-hand experience in the grant-writing and grant-making process. Workshop is limited to 20 participants. Participants are asked to fill out a mock artist fellowship application before the workshop. The application is emailed...

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Thursday, August 10 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (August 2017)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Anjanette Delgado Theme: Brave Beginnings Miami Book Fair presents First Draft, a series of informal writing events that turn happy hours into great stories. You’re inspired. But you’re also thirsty. Swing by a First Draft event for a drink (the first one’s on the house) and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back!

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Thursday, August 17 @ 7:00 pm
The Standard, 40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33139,

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Lip Service presents: Storypalooza! The “Sound Effects” Edition

Have a true, personal story (500-words, maximum) about a song, a voice, or a noise that changed everything? Let’s hear it! Whether you decide to read, recite, rap, or sing, you’ll get feedback from the Lip Service editorial team in the comfort of the posh, hip, and lovely Standard Hotel and Spa! Storypalooza! is Lip Service’s open-mic event, where participants get feedback from Lip Service’s editing pros.

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