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 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Imago Art in Action, 165 Majorca Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, 33134,

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¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con Alejandra Czarny

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: Letra y música: una armoniosa conexión Alejandra Czarny. Cantante profesional, músico-terapeuta y psicóloga social argentina. Ha grabado dos CD con...

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Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

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An Evening With Ta-Nehisi Coates

Tickets: $30 per person, and include a copy of the book. Books & Books and Miami Book Fair are proud to present AN EVENING WITH TA-NEHISI COATES. The evening is a special presentation of Miami Book Fair and Books & Books who once again join forces to bring the South Florida community an unforgettable encounter with leading-edge authors of note. In 2008, National Book Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates went from believing that a black president was impossible, to being challenged by...

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Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 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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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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 miércoles de 7:00 pm. a 9:00 pm. 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 América), y el de comics ¡La gente no puede vivir sin problemas! Es...

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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 2 – Fri., May 4) | 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 name...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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Investigating the Fissures: A Poetry Workshop with Ross Gay

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 2 – 5 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In this workshop we will be investigating the fissures and breaks, the cracks and impossibles in our poems, in order to discover if we might have deeper truths beneath the ones that have thus far offered themselves to us.  Bring poems you have questions about, and poems that have questions for you.  Also!  We will play at collaborative generative projects. Ross Gay is the author of three books: Against...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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Mastering Narrative Non-Fiction with Samuel G. Freedman

3-Day Workshop Wednesday – Friday, May 2 – 4 | 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 author,...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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Fiction and Architecture with Min Jin Lee

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 2 – 5 | 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 2, 2018 @ 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 2 – 4 | 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 2, 2018 @ 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 2 – 5 | 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 2, 2018 @ 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 3 – 6 | 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 2, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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Craft Talk Series: Lesley Nneka Arimah & Min Jin Lee

Continue your immersive experience by hearing nationally renowned authors explore various elements of the craft of creative writing. World-Building: A Craft Talk by Lesley Nneka Arimah The best short stories render worlds that read as though they existed before the story started and continue after the story ends. How does one create the impression of a continuous world? This happens with the judicious use of details to create texture and meaning. In this craft talk, we’ll discuss how to...

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