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.

Saturday, October 20 @ 12:00 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Writing the Middle-Grade Novel with Ruth Behar

Saturday – Sunday, October 20 – 21 (2 days) 12– 3 p.m. | MDC Wolfson Campus, Downtown Miami The middle-grade novel is perhaps the most exciting genre in young people’s literature today. There has been a boom in writing about characters between the ages of nine and twelve, which has led to innovative and even monumental work. The wide range of writing for and about tweens includes Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped...

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Saturday, October 20 @ 1:00 pm
The Lightbox at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26 Street , Miami, 33127,

Teen Poetry Workshop with Cecily Schuler

Saturday, October 20 (1 day) 1 – 4 p.m. | Light Box at the Goldman Warehouse This three-hour poetry workshop is just for teens. Kick off your fall season with considering and reconsidering when and how (and what even is) form when writing and performing your poetry. Cecily Schuler is a genderqueer writer and spoken word artist, raised and based in South Florida. Their work is featured in Jai Alai Magazine, Winter Tangerine, the Offing, great weather for MEDIA and elsewhere. Cecily received...

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Monday, October 22 @ 7:30 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL, 33132,

An Evening with Sally Field on In Pieces

Co-presented by Books & Books Tickets available at arshtcenter.org! Tickets: $46 per ticket includes an autographed copy of In Pieces and admission for one (1) person. Tickets go on sale to the general public at noon on August 17. All tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org. With raw honesty and the fresh, pitch-perfect prose of a natural-born writer, and with all the humility and authenticity her fans...

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Tuesday, October 23 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,

¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con Gabriel Goldberg

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: Todos somos escritores. El diario personal como torrente de inspiración literaria. Goldberg, Gabriel: Autor argentino residente en Miami. En mayo de 2015,...

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Thursday, October 25 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

CuentoManía 2018, u​n talent show literario. Tercera lectura en vivo.

¡Participa en la votación durante las lecturas en vivo! De los relatos recibidos se han elegido 15 semifinalistas, quienes leerán su obra frente al jurado en la librería Books & Books de Coral Gables. Las lecturas en vivo se dividirán en tres sesiones: cinco semifinalistas en agosto, cinco semifinalistas en septiembre y cinco semifinalistas en octubre. Cada una de estas noches dará como resultado a un finalista. Los tres finalistas leerán nuevamente su relato en la Feria del Libro de...

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Sunday, November 11 @ 4:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261), 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Una tarde con Laura Esquivel / An Afternoon With Laura Esquivel

In Spanish with translation into English El Programa de Autores Iberoamericanos inaugura la 35ta edición de la Feria con la presentación de la galardonada novelista, ensayista, guionista y política mexicana Laura Esquivel. A su primera novela best seller Como agua para chocolate (1989) le siguieron La ley del amor (1995), Tan veloz como el deseo (2001), Malinche (2006) y A Lupita le gustaba planchar (2014). Este año presenta sus dos últimas obras El diario de Tita (Suma de Letras) y Mi...

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Sunday, November 11 @ 4:00 pm
The Porch, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

The Light’s On At The Porch

The Light’s On At The Porch: The Porch opens with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games, a community coloring wall from The Wynwood Coloring Book, Silent Poetry Disco curated by the Academy of American Poets, outdoor photo exhibits Miami Book Fair Retrospective, the Miami Stories Recording Booth, and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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Sunday, November 11 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

Exquisite Corpse

Exquisite Corpse is a perfect parlor (or Porch!) game, involving elements of unpredictability, chance, and group collaboration. Write/draw on paper, fold it, and pass it on. Your joint creation might just be exquisite! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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Sunday, November 11 @ 5:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

An Evening With Tina Brown

Tina Brown is an award-winning writer and editor and founder of the Women in the World Summit. Between 1979 and 2001 she was the editor of Tatler, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker. Her 2007 biography of the Princess of Wales, The Diana Chronicles, topped the New York Times bestseller list. In 2008 she founded the award-winning news site, The Daily Beast. The Vanity Fair Diaries: Power, Wealth, Celebrity, and Dreams: My Years at the Magazine That Defined a Decade (Picador) is...

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Sunday, November 11 @ 6:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261), 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Lo nuevo de Jaime Bayly

Jaime Bayly nació en Perú. Es escritor, periodista y una personalidad de televisión. Galardonado con tres premios Emmy, lleva 28 años haciendo televisión. Es autor de varias novelas, entre las que destacan No se lo digas a nadie (1994), La noche es virgen (1997) y El niño terrible y la escritora maldita (2016). Este año lanza su nueva obra Pecho frío (Vintage), novela de ficción satírica y sumamente humorística, en la que explora el lugar de la homosexualidad en la sociedad...

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Sunday, November 11 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

Latin-Grammy® Nominated producer and DJ, Mr. Pauer

Latin-Grammy® Nominated producer and DJ, Mr. Pauer spins his unique Miami sound, “Electrópico”, a fusion of electronica and music born between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, including Salsa, Zouk, Reggae, Cumbia, Dancehall, Merengue, and Kuduro. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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

An Evening With Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty is the author of six international best-selling novels, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist’s Love Story and the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Husband’s Secret and Big Little Lies. The Husband’s Secret has sold over three million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 40 languages. Big Little Lies was adapted into an award-winning series on HBO. In Moriarty’s latest, Nine Perfect Strangers (Flatiron Books), nine...

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Monday, November 12 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

Transoceanic Video Exchange

The Miami-based Caribbean creative collective Third Horizon curates a night of Caribbean short films and music. Transoceanic Video Exchange: A selection of video art by artists practicing in the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands and their diasporas. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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Monday, November 12 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

Special Event With Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of nine novels, including Object Lessons, One True Thing and Black and Blue. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking...

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Monday, November 12 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

Short films presented by Third Horizon

The Miami-based Caribbean creative collective Third Horizon curates a night of Caribbean short films and music. Short films presented by Miami-based Caribbean artist collective, Third Horizon! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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