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, December 13 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

Escritor y periodista Vicente Echerri presenta Estancia en los sentidos (obra poética reunida)

Estancia en los sentidos (obra poética reunida), compila tres cuadernos de poesía (dos publicados y uno inédito), una sección de poemas no recogidos en libros y una selección de traducciones de poetas ingleses y norteamericanos. Es el resumen de cuatro décadas de labor. Vicente Echerri (Trinidad, Cuba, 1948) Ha publicado poesía (Luz en la piedra, 1986; Casi de memorias, 2008); ensayos (La señal de los tiempos, 1993) y relatos (Historias de la otra revolución, 1998; Doble nueve, 2008)....

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Imago Art in Action, 165 Majorca Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, 33134,

¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con María Teresa Romero

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 el texto 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: Escritura biográfica: el sutil arte de desnudar vidas, propias y ajenas. María Teresa Romero (1955) escritora venezolana con Licenciatura en...

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Monday, February 4, 2019
Various Campuses, Miami Dade College, Miami,

FLAC Tour: Alissa Nutting

Florida Literary Arts Coalition author Alissa Nutting will make class visits at various MDC campuses. Alissa Nutting is an assistant professor of English at Grinnell College. She is the author of the story collection Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls, as well as the novel Tampa. Made for Love: A Novel (HarperCollins) is her latest book. From one of our most exciting and provocative young writers, a poignant, riotously funny story of how far some will go for love—and how far some will go...

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Saturday, February 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am
TBA,

Seminario “Cuentistas maestros: clásicos, modernos y posmodernos”, impartido por el profesor y narrador Pablo Brescia.

Sábado 9 de febrero 2019 9.30 am- 2.00 pm Este curso de cuatro horas es una invitación a leer, estudiar y disfrutar de los grandes cuentistas de hoy y de siempre. Mediante la lectura, el análisis literario y la discusión grupal recorreremos ejemplos de la historia, la teoría y la práctica del cuento y pasaremos revista a sus modos de manifestación (cuento realista, fantástico, rural, urbano, absurdo, mágico-realista, etc.). En la primera parte exploraremos las raíces universales...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Writing the World with Thomas Swick

Wednesdays, February 20 – March 13 (4 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...

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Love Notes: The Craft of Writing Romance with Nadine Gonzalez

Thursdays, February 21 – March 14 (4 weeks) 7 – 9 p.m. | MDC Wolfson Campus, Downtown Miami A well-crafted romantic sub-plot can add dimension to any genre. A love interest can raise the stakes in a thriller, round out the character of a fantasy trilogy hero/heroine, or serve as the ultimate blind spot for an antihero. With that in mind, it’s worth it to master the romantic arc. In this workshop, we’ll work through the mandatory beats in romance (meet cute, courtship, darkest hour,...

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Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
The Lightbox at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26 Street , Miami, 33127,

Teen Poetry Workshop with Rudi Goblen

Saturday, February 23 (1 day) 1 – 4 p.m. | The Light Box at the Goldman Warehouse This three-hour poetry workshop is just for teens. Start the new year inspired to write and perform your own poetry out loud with acclaimed B-Boy, performance artist, and published poet Rudi Goblen. Workshop in partnership with Miami Light Project Rudi Goblen (writer, dancer, actor, and music producer) was commissioned by Miami Light Project to create the solo dance theatre performances Insanity Isn’t,...

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Craft & Voice: Poetry Workshop with Ilya Kaminsky

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 8 – 12 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In this class, we will talk about poems from around the world and also discuss your own work. Everyone will receive a line-by-line reading of their poetry. The details, images and sounds, the aspects of line, line-break, metaphor, and other tools of our craft will be discussed in depth. The focus here is on you: how can your work grow, develop, what tools of poetic craft might best fit your voice? The students...

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Memoir Workshop with Porochista Khakpour

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 8 – 12 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Porochista Khakpour is the author of three critically acclaimed books, most recently Sick (HarperCollins, 2018), which Kirkus Review praised as “lucid, eloquent, and unflinchingly honest, Khakpour’s book is not just about a woman’s relationship to illness, but also a remarkably trenchant reflection on personal and human frailty. A courageously intimate memoir about living within a body that has “never felt...

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

The Wildness and Carefulness of Writing a Novel with Moriel Rothman-Zecher

3-Day Workshop Wednesday – Friday, May 8 – 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In order to create a new universe — i.e., a novel — a writer needs a sense of recklessness, boldness, imagination, and wildness. But in order to tame this universe, to sharpen its logics, and to make enough sense out of its rhythms to tell a compelling story, a writer needs discipline, methodology, grit, and carefulness. In this workshop, we will explore the contradictory and complementary ideas of wildness and...

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Manuscript Consultations with Melissa Danaczko

Various times, as appointed (Wed., May 8 – Sat., May 11) | Consultations are limited to 30 people. Genre preferences: All Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fiction and Adult Non-Fiction (aside from prescriptive non-fiction, cookbooks, and art/design books). Manuscripts must be a max of 10 double-spaced pages, formatted as follows: Must include a single-spaced, one-page synopsis of your manuscript-in-progress. Formatting: Please submit your sample material double-spaced in Times New Roman...

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Wednesday Reader Bundle (lunch + craft talks)

12:30 p.m.: Literary luncheon with readings by Angela Flournoy & Ilya Kaminsky (lunch included) 2:30 p.m.: Craft talk series with Porochista Khakpour & Moriel Rothman-Zecher Continue your immersive experience by hearing nationally renowned authors explore various elements of the craft of creative writing. Porochista Khakpour TBD On Writing Younger Protagonists in Adult Fiction with Moriel Rothman-Zecher In many literary novels that are geared toward adults but centered around teenage...

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Publishing Seminar with Melissa Danaczko

1-Day Publishing Seminar Wednesday, May 9 | 7 – 9 p.m. How do you find an agent—and do you even need one? What is the editorial process like? What role does a publisher play in terms of production, sales, marketing, publicity, etc? Do authors need to participate in social media? As an emerging writer, it can be incredibly difficult to navigate this space. With over a decade of publishing experience, Melissa Danaczko will walk you through the process of preparing your manuscripts and query...

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Thursday, May 9, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Thursday Reader Bundle (lunch + craft talks)

12:30 p.m.: Literary luncheon with a reading by Porochista Khakpour (lunch included) 2:30 p.m.: Craft talk series with Angela Flournoy & Ilya Kaminsky Continue your immersive experience by hearing nationally renowned authors explore various elements of the craft of creative writing. Angela Flournoy TBD Another Republic: Learning from different traditions with Ilya Kaminsky We will look at the traditions from around the world and discuss various ways on which they can influence our own....

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Thursday, May 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Trabajar entre líneas. Un taller de lecto-escritura literaria con Andrés Neuman

Curso de tres clases: 9, 10 y 11 de mayo Jueves 9 y viernes 10: 6:00 p.m. a 9:00 p.m. Sábado 11: de 10:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. Un curso intensivo con un enfoque dinámico, no académico y que pondrá énfasis en los aspectos prácticos a lo largo de tres sesiones: 1- Principios y finales, dedicada al análisis formal de primeras y/o últimas páginas de diversas novelas clásicas; 2-Escribir=reescribir: una sesión dedicada a leer y revisar distintos textos de las personas inscritas, y...

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