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, May 25 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

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Juan Pablo de la Hoz Vargas presenta su libro Chile gay

El popular periodista chileno Juan Pablo de la Hoz Vargas habla sobre su libro, donde reúne los testimonios de vida de cuarenta hombres chilenos. Presentan: Casandra Badillo-Figueroa y José Ignacio “Chascas” Valenzuela Juan Pablo de la Hoz Vargas. Periodista chileno, licenciado en Liderazgo y coaching y en Comunicación Estratégica. Vicepresidente de @Ciudadanos. En colaboración con Books and Books.

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Thursday, May 25 @ 8:00 pm
Wynwood28 – Art Gallery, 97 NW 25th St #102, Miami, FL, 33127,

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Noche de historias con la escritora Isabel García Cintas

El Centro Cultural Argentino y la Feria del Libro del MDC presentan Noche de historias con la escritora Isabel García Cintas Isabel García Cintas, Medalla de Oro en el 2016 Florida Book Awards, nos contará las historias de mujeres que van desde una novia de comienzos del 1900 que conoce a su prometido por el ojo de una cerradura, hasta las mujeres de hoy, libres de elegir su destino. También suspenso, nostalgia, aventuras, tragedias y triunfos cuentan las memorias noveladas de...

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Saturday, May 27 @ 6:00 pm
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Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami,

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Little Haiti Book Festival

Li paj sa a an kreyòl. Miami Book Fair is partnering with Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Inc., to present the Little Haiti Book Festival on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, 2017. This book festival, which features two days of vibrant cultural exposure to writers, booksellers, performers, and more, is part of Miami Book Fair’s ReadCaribbean programming. Become a Vendor This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59 Ter. Miami,...

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Saturday, May 27 @ 8:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami,

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Haitian Literature: Resilience & Sustenance / Istwa ak enpòtans liv (Lekti ak ekriti) nan peyi nou ak nan vi nou

Authors Marie-Alice Théard and Jean-Claude Exulien will explain how books expand the mind and allow us to create new paths for ourselves, and why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all, particularly Haitian citizens, in their quest for resilience and sustenance. *A presentation in Creole with simultaneous interpretation in English Madam Marie-Alice Théard ak Pwofesè Jean-Claude Exulien pral eksplike kijan liv louvri lespri e pèmèt moun...

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Sunday, May 28 @ 12:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami,

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Kids Writing for Kids + Bookbinding / Rankontre Jèn Ekriven Nou yo

Are you raising a kid author? Bring your child to meet published writers Edwin Bonilla, 7, Delphine N. Dauphin, 7, Kimbriah Alfrenar, 13, and Phanesia Pharel, 17. After a craft talk with the authors, attendees will participate in a short workshop with writer and artist Carol Todaro to learn to make books. Mennen timoun yo vin rankontre twa jèn otè ki deja pibliye liv e ki se modèl pou lajenès: Edwin Bonilla (7 an), Delphine N. Dauphin (7 an), Kimbriah Alfrenar (13 an), ak Phanesia...

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Sunday, May 28 @ 12:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami,

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Literati Natif Natal

Authors Pierre-Michel Chéry and Anivince Jean-Baptiste will examine modern Haitian Creole literature, and explore why Haitian Creole is the language of choice for many writers who engage the personal negotiations of culture, history, social reform, identity, and art. The panel will also address the diversity of literary texts in Haitian Creole, and writers’ on-going efforts to reach a broader audience. *A presentation in Creole with simultaneous interpretation in English Anivince...

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Sunday, May 28 @ 2:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami,

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Haiti: Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery / Esklavaj Modèn nan peyi d Ayiti

From underpaid house labor and fieldwork, to child slavery (“restavèk”), to sexual trafficking, authors Fritz Jean and Pierre-Michel Saint-Clair will discuss the economic and emotional aspects of modern slavery in Haiti, share personal stories, and name the price of freeing Haiti’s modern slaves. *A presentation in Creole with simultaneous interpretation in English Keseswa moun k ap travay kay moun pou yon kraze monnen, keseswa peyizan k ap chèche lavi anba solèy cho, keseswa restavèk...

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Sunday, May 28 @ 2:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami,

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First Draft: Ébauches & Banbòch – A creative writing workshop

In a fun (banbòch!), supportive and professional environment, author Fabienne Josaphat will teach effective writing techniques to allow writers to give voice to stories about their Caribbean-American experience. *In English, French, and Haitian Creole Nan yon kad ki tout alafwa rilaks (banbòch!) e pwofesyonèl, otè Fabienne Josaphat pral moutre teknik ekriti ki pou pèmèt ekriven tout nivo rakonte istwa ak eksperyans yo kòm moun ki soti nan Karayib la. * Nan lang angle, franse, ak...

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Sunday, May 28 @ 2:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami,

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On the Verge of a Fever – A film screening presented by Ayiti Images

RSVP here. Against the backdrop of poverty, fear and the brutal dictatorship of Haiti in 1971, On the Verge of a Fever (Le goût des jeunes filles) is about Fanfan, a fifteen-year-old boy who just wants to experience life for himself with his streetwise friend Gégé. Having lived a somewhat sheltered life with his protective mother, Fanfan experiences a bizarrely terrifying incident involving a Tonton-Macoute. As a result, he decides to hide out at his beautiful neighbor’s house for the...

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Sunday, May 28 @ 4:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami,

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Race & Identity: The Diaspora Divide / Ras & Idantite: Divizyon nan Dyaspora a

This panel will offer insight on the strained relationship between Caribbean Americans and African Americans in South Florida, as both groups face similar social challenges, and are often pressured to redefine their black identities. Maude Heurtelou and Hervé Fanini-Lemoine will discuss the urgency of solidarity, so that the space between “us” and “them” might finally collapse. *A presentation in Creole with simultaneous interpretation in English Ekriven yo pwal prezante relasyon...

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Sunday, May 28 @ 4:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami,

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Self-Publishing Strategies for Authors / Estrateji pou Otè ki vle Pibliye poukont yo

Thinking about self-publishing your book? Bito David has the answer to all of your questions! Get the inside scoop on publishing strategies and get to understand the “state of play” in self-publishing today. Ou ta renmen pibliye liv pa ou poukont ou? Bito David gen repons pou tout kesyon ou genyen! Vin aprann sekrè ak estrateji pou pibliye, e kijan sitiyasyon an ye pou otè k ap pibliye liv sèjousi.

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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. 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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