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.

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. 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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    Full house for the opening of Little Haiti Book Festival! https://t.co/tLGsL1wT5J
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    Creole Language to Play Starring Role in #LittleHaitiBookFest. https://t.co/nbZBZODbuH https://t.co/2BoCwY3vSB
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    One of the highlights of the #LittleHaitiBookFest will be a special performance by Symbi Roots, on Saturday at 6pm!… https://t.co/kogGVrXiok