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, February 25 @ 5:00 pm EST
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¡Tómate una copa (en casa) y escribe mejor!, con Haydée Zayas

Te invitamos a que nos acompañes virtualmente en el ¡Tómate una copa (en casa) y escribe mejor!, con Haydée Zayas Una tertulia literaria guiada. Embriaga a tu editor interno y ¡exprésate con libertad desde la cuarentena! ¡El COVID 19 no impide que nos contactemos a través de la escritura! Así es como funciona: te damos un tema, escribes durante diez minutos. Si quieres, compartes el texto con el resto de los participantes. Hacemos una pausa para leer los textos e intercambiar...

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Thursday, February 25 @ 6:00 pm EST
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Miami-Dade County’s Black Communities: History, Present and Future: A Conversation With County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava

Miami-Dade County’s Black Communities: History, Present and Future: A conversation with County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava; Dr. Yanela McLeod, author of The Miami Times and the Fight for Equality: Race, Sport, and the Black Press, 1948- 1958; Kalyn Lee, 2020 Rookie Teacher of the Year, Miami Dade County Public Schools; and Teri Williams, President and Chief Operating Officer of OneUnited Bank. Moderated by Nancy Ancrum, Editor, Editorial Pages, Miami Herald Miami-Dade County’s Black...

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Monday, March 1 - Friday, April 30
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Book Discussions @ Miami-Dade County Public Libraries

A minimum of 15 book discussions will take place at public libraries, local independent bookstore Books & Books, and MDC campuses. Book discussions will take place through video conferences managed by the Miami Dade County Public Library System. Free books will be distributed to all participants. Educational and promotional materials provided by the NEA will accompany the books to serve as springboards for discussion. Please visit MDPLS.COM for official dates and locations of Zoom book...

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Wednesday, March 3 @ 5:00 pm EST
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15 minutos de lectura con Antonio Ortuño

Desde la Feria del Libro de Miami creemos en el poder de la lectura y la escritura para estar conectados. Como parte de nuestra programación virtual ofrecemos 15 minutos de lectura con la Feria del Libro de Miami, un espacio quincenal donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live.Acompáñanos el miércoles 3 de marzo a las 5 p.m. con el escritor mexicano Antonio Ortuño. En cada sesión de “15 minutos de lectura”, un escritor invitado lee sus obras en...

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Tuesday, March 9 @ 7:00 pm EST
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2021 Big Read Kickoff Reading: Ross Gay & Aimee Nezhukumatathil

How to Access This Event: Visit MiamiBookFairOnline.com and click on the green “Login / Register” button in the top right corner. Sign up for free using your email or Facebook account. Complete your profile and share your interests to receive personalized email notifications about programs and activities as they become available. Be sure to add this event event to your watchlist. Miami Book Fair’s NEA Big Read program kicks off with a reading by two award-winning poets and essayists...

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Wednesday, March 10 @ 6:30 pm EST
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First Draft: A Literary Social with Laurel Nakanishi

A guided writing prompt with a twist. Because writing is thirsty work. Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. 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. Bring your own drink and log in for a First Draft event and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back! Instructor: Laurel...

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Thursday, March 11 @ 7:00 pm EST
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Diálogos poliédricos con Rosie Inguanzo y Alfredo Triff presentados por Legna Rodríguez Iglesias

Los Diálogos poliédricos ofrecen la oportunidad de mostrar nuevas propuestas en las que convergen la literatura y otras manifestaciones artísticas, y brindan un espacio para la difusión y el análisis de este tipo de experiencias culturales. A nuestro primer diálogo hemos invitado a la actriz y escritora Rosie Inguanzo y al profesor de filosofía, músico y ensayista Alfredo Triff, quienes serán presentados por la autora Legna Rodríguez Iglesias. Tema: Dada se pregunta a sí misma en...

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Saturday, March 13 @ 10:00 am EST
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Taller de escritura creativa: “La realidad en el cuento, el cuento de la realidad”, con Ena Columbié

Taller de 8 semanas, los sábados de 10:00 a.m. a 12:00 m. Del 13 de marzo al 1 de mayo Desde la remota antigüedad, el hombre ha contado su historia en forma de pictogramas, narraciones orales o escritas. Ha relatado los sucesos de su vida cotidiana y los acontecimientos sociales de su tiempo; también ha fabulado sobre sus sentimientos, sueños y fantasías. Aunque no existen reglas inexorables para narrar, quien comienza a escribir cuentos debe adentrarse en el conocimiento de este género...

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Wednesday, March 17 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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15 minutos de lectura con Piedad Bonnett

Te invitamos a que nos acompañes virtualmente en “15 minutos de lectura” con Piedad Bonnett. Desde la Feria del Libro de Miami creemos en el poder de la lectura y la escritura para estar conectados. Como parte de nuestra programación virtual ofrecemos 15 minutos de lectura con la Feria del Libro de Miami, un espacio quincenal donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live. Acompáñanos el miércoles 17 de marzo a las 5 p.m. con la escritora colombiana...

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Saturday, March 20 @ 3:00 pm EDT
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance for Teens

Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens. In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing. The program is open to all teens, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary! Featured Guest Speaker: Naomi Shihab Nye Free copies of Everything...

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Sunday, March 21 @ 1:00 pm EDT
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An Afternoon with Melissa and Doug Bernstein / Lifelines: An Inspirational Journey from Profound Darkness to Radiant Light

Join Melissa Bernstein, Co-Founder of the wildly successful toy company Melissa & Doug, on a journey to triumph over anxiety, depression, and despair—a story she hopes will help others find their path to meaning and inner peace.  Now, more than ever, Melissa’s message is needed by others, and her promise to all who journey with her is that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Who would ever guess that Melissa Bernstein, happily-married mother of 6, creator of over 5,000 toys which have sold over a...

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Tuesday, March 23 @ 6:00 pm EDT
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ARTiculatingClimate: Three Playwrights on the Climate Crisis

Presented by Live Arts Miami, Miami Book Fair and #ARTiculatingClimate  A panel conversation with Georgina Escobar, Yvette Nolan, and Nathan Yungerberg, moderated by Chantal Bilodeau, Artistic Director of The Arctic Cycle Welcome and Q&A by Susan Caraballo, Artistic Director, #ARTiculatingClimate Every other year, 50 playwrights from around the world are commissioned to write short plays about the climate crisis for Climate Change Theatre Action, a worldwide series of readings and...

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Thursday, March 25 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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¡Tómate una copa (en casa) y escribe mejor!, con Mayra Santos Febres

Te invitamos a que nos acompañes virtualmente en el ¡Tómate una copa (en casa) y escribe mejor!, con Mayra Santos Febres **Una tertulia literaria guiada. Embriaga a tu editor interno y ¡exprésate con libertad desde la cuarentena!** ¡El COVID 19 no impide que nos contactemos a través de la escritura! Así es como funciona: te damos un tema, escribes durante diez minutos. Si quieres, compartes el texto con el resto de los participantes. Hacemos una pausa para leer los textos e intercambiar...

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Wednesday, March 31 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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15 minutos de lectura con Afonso Cruz

Te invitamos a que nos acompañes virtualmente en “15 minutos de lectura” con Afonso Cruz Desde la Feria del Libro de Miami creemos en el poder de la lectura y la escritura para estar conectados. Como parte de nuestra programación virtual ofrecemos 15 minutos de lectura con la Feria del Libro de Miami, un espacio quincenal donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live. Acompáñanos el miércoles 31 de marzo a las 5 p.m. con Afonso Cruz. En cada sesión...

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Saturday, April 17 @ 12:00 pm EDT
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2021 Big Read Keynote Address: Hope Jahren, Author of Lab Girl

How to Access This Event: Visit MiamiBookFairOnline.com and click on the green “Login / Register” button in the top right corner. Sign up for free using your email or Facebook account. Complete your profile and share your interests to receive personalized email notifications about programs and activities as they become available. Be sure to add Hope Jahren’s Keynote event to your watchlist. More than half a dozen Big Read communities from around the United States will join online for an...

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