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.
Haiti and the Uses of America: Book Presentation by Chantalle F. Verna
Contrary to popular notions, Haiti-U.S. relations have not only been about Haitian resistance to U.S. domination. In Haiti and the Uses of America, Chantalle F. Verna makes evident that there have been key moments of cooperation that contributed to nation-building in both countries. In the years following the U.S. occupation of Haiti (1915-1934), Haitian politicians and professionals with a cosmopolitan outlook shaped a new era in Haiti-U.S. diplomacy. Their efforts, Verna shows, helped...
FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (October 2017)
Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Julie Marie Wade Theme: writing PRIDE & resisting PREJUDICE 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!
Scott Kelly, Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery
Co-presented by Books & Books A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station–a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years. The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly inimical to human life. He...
Getaway with Jeff Kinney
Celebrate the 12th book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, The Getaway (Amulet Books)! With the cold weather and the stress of the approaching holiday season, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. But the Heffleys soon discover that paradise isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be. Get your copy of The Getaway signed, and have a picture taken with Jeff Kinney! While you’re at it, experience one of The Getaway-themed...
Cultura dominicana, de la A a la Z
La Feria del Libro de Miami presenta el Diccionario cultural dominicano, del escritor y cineasta Jimmy Sierra, con la presencia del expresidente Dr. Leonel Fernández Reyna, quien prologó la obra. El libro ofrece una cosmovisión del mundo cultural de la República Dominicana, desde sus orígenes hasta nuestros días. Abarca música, danza, literatura, pintura, arquitectura y escultura, así como cine, folclor y otros aspectos del mundo cultural. Con el apoyo de la Fundación Global...
Cita con María Dueñas
In Spanish with translation into English An Evening with María Dueñas El Programa de Autores Iberoamericanos de la Feria del Libro de Miami da inicio a sus eventos con la presencia de la reconocida autora española María Dueñas, quien, tras dos décadas dedicada a la vida académica, irrumpe en 2009 en el mundo de la literatura con El tiempo entre costuras, a la que sigue en 2012 Misión olvido. Ambas novelas se han convertido en grandes bestsellers internacionales, con traducciones a 35...
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 BBQ Men & Women of Goulds and Hurricane, the Miami Stories Recording Booth, and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers!
Celebración de los 30 años de el Nuevo Herald
Celebrating 30 years of el Nuevo Herald La Feria del Libro de Miami y el Centro Cultural Español de Miami —en el día inaugural de esta 34ta edición de la Feria— invitan a celebrar los 30 años de fundación y servicios a la comunidad de el Nuevo Herald. Empleados y colaboradores, activos y retirados, se reunirán a celebrar sus libros publicados y el cumpleaños del periódico, reafirmando el liderazgo de el Nuevo Herald entre los medios de comunicación en español de Estados Unidos....
Exhibition Tours: Curators and artists from The Porch’s ongoing exhibitions — BBQ Men and & Women of Goulds, The Wynwood Coloring Book, and Hurricane—will be on hand to walk, talk, and even eat your way through their works—with authentic barbeque from Goulds!
Special Event: A Conversation with Dan Rather
With a storied career that has spanned more than six decades, Dan Rather has earned his place as one of the world’s best-known journalists. Rather joined CBS News in 1962. He quickly rose through the ranks, and in 1981, assumed the position of Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS Evening News–a post he held for twenty-four years. His reporting across the network helped turn 60 Minutes into an institution, launched 48 Hours as an innovative news magazine program, and shaped countless...
Circ X: “One part circus, two parts burlesque, a pinch of class and a dash of trash.” Combining mime, street theater and acrobatics, Circ X’s unique brand of interactive antics and artistry features performances that are provocative and outrageously funny.
DJ Le Spam & the Spam Allstars
DJ Le Spam & the Spam Allstars blend improvisational electronic elements and turntables with latin, funk, hip hop, and dub to create an electronic descarga. We dare you not to dance!
An Evening With Lawrence O’Donnell
Lawrence O’Donnell is the host of The Last Word on MSNBC. Formerly an Emmy Award-winning executive producer and writer for The West Wing, O’Donnell also served as senior advisor to Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY), chief of staff to the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works and the Senate Finance Committee. He is the author of Deadly Force and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and elsewhere. Born in Boston,...