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.

Tuesday, February 27 @ 7:00 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

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Taller de escritura creativa: ¿Cómo escribir lo que deseo contar? con Hernán Vera Álvarez.

SOLD OUT! Lamentablemente, ya no hay cupo para este taller. Para apuntarse a la lista de espera, por favor envíe sus datos de contacto a iflores2@mdc.edu. Le contactaremos si surge una oportunidad de que participe. Gracias por su interés.   Taller de 8 semanas, los martes de 7:00 pm. a 9:00 pm. desde el 27 de febrero. ¡A pedido del público, nuevo grupo! Un taller intensivo, de ocho clases, de escritura y lectura: consignas disparadoras, juegos para desarrollar tus ideas, análisis...

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Saturday, March 3 @ 9:00 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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Funny the Funny with Annabelle Gurwitch

New York Times bestselling author, Thurber Prize Finalist, and humorist Annabelle Gurwitch leads a workshop on finding the funny in your story. Join Gurwitch for a three-hour session including: lecture, writing exercises, and creative brainstorming. She will share her secrets for mining comedy gold in your writing. In her work as a humorist, essayist, and performer, Gurwitch has honed a process of finding humor on the page and on the stage. You will learn a process you can apply each time you...

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Saturday, March 3 @ 5:00 pm
Instituto Cultural de México en Miami, 1399 SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL, 33130,

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Presentación del libro ilustrado La noche más noche, de Sergio Andricaín

Con ilustraciones de Quim Torres. Participan el autor y Ana Laura Delgado, editora de El Naranjo, en conversación con Ainara Mantellini. La noche más noche cuenta, desde la voz de un niño, la dura experiencia de migrar en una frágil embarcación. Un libro que habla de los riesgos y las marcas que dejan en el narrador la dura travesía por mar. Sergio Andricaín. Escritor, investigador literario y editor cubanoamericano. Ha participado en eventos realizados en más de quince países...

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Wednesday, March 7 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (March 2018)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Roxanna Elden Theme: Building Characters With Behavioral Science  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...

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Thursday, March 15 @ 7:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261), 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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An Evening with Juan Felipe Herrera

Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Mexican-American Poet Laureate in the USA, is sharing secrets: how to turn your wonder at the world around you into weird, wild, incandescent poetry. Can you walk and talk at the same time? How about Jabberwalk? Can you write and draw and walk and journal all at the same time? If not, you’re in luck: exuberant, blue-cheesy cilantro man Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the United States, is here to teach you everything he knows about being a real-life,...

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Thursday, March 15 @ 7:00 pm
Imago Art in Action, 165 Majorca Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, 33134,

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¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con Rayma Suprani

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: Escribir es un viaje, toma la maleta y visita tu niño interior … Rayma Suprani es una periodista y caricaturista venezolana. Se graduó en...

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Friday, March 16 @ 6:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261), 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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An Evening with Junot Diaz

Join us for an Evening with Junot Diaz, where he will speak on the genesis of his first picture book, Islandborn, a beautifully illustrated and moving meditation on the immigrant experience as a young child. From New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination. “Every kid in Lola’s school was from somewhere else. Hers was a school of faraway places.” So when Lola’s teacher...

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Friday, March 23 @ 7:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261), 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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El escritor y periodista mexicano Jorge Ramos presenta Stranger: El desafío de un inmigrante latino en la era de Trump.

Se requiere la compra de un libro en una tienda Books & Books o booksandbooks.com para obtener dos boletos de entrada. “Hay veces en que me siento como un extraño en el país donde he pasado más de la mitad de mi vida. No es por falta de oportunidades, ni una queja. Es, más bien, una especie de desilusión. Jamás me imaginé que después de 35 años en Estados Unidos iba a seguir siendo un stranger para muchos. Pero eso soy.” Jorge Ramos, periodista galardonado con varios premios...

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Tuesday, April 10 @ 6:30 pm
Imago Art in Action, 165 Majorca Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, 33134,

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Taller “Miniaturas literarias”, creación de aforismos y microrrelatos, dictado por Luis Yslas Prado

Del 10 al 13 de abril, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Este taller inicia al participante en la lectura y producción de aforismos y microrrelatos: géneros caracterizados por su brevedad, síntesis, efectividad y creatividad expresivas. El taller busca estimular el arte de la escritura breve mediante el cultivo de estas dos formas de bonsáis literarios. Luis Yslas Prado. Licenciado en Letras por la UCAB (1995). Editor, profesor de literatura, promotor cultural y coordinador de equipos de lectura....

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Wednesday, April 11 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (April 2018)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Guillermo Cancio-Bello National Poetry Month Edition 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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Friday, April 13 @ 8:30 pm
Artefactus Cultural Project, 12302 SW 133 CT, Miami, FL, 33186,

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Autores: un encuentro con el autor y su obra, Nelson Simón.

Un encuentro con el poeta y dramaturgo Nelson Simón. En la velada, conducida por el dramaturgo Jorge Carrigan, se leerán poemas y fragmentos de piezas teatrales del escritor.    Nelson Simón nació en Pinar del Río, Cuba, en 1965. Cuenta con una sólida obra dedicada a la poesía y a la escritura para niños, por la  que ha obtenido numerosos premios y distinciones dentro y fuera de su país, tales como el Premio de Poesía Julián del Casal y el Premio de la Crítica Literaria...

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Saturday, April 21 @ 7:30 pm
The Lightbox at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26 Street , Miami, 33127,

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Lip Service Presents a Night of True Stories, Out Loud

Tickets: $20 (scroll down to purchase!) LIP SERVICE: True Stories, Out Loud is the smartest, hottest, and most honest storytelling event in South Florida. A blend of theater, storytelling, and literature, Lip Service features eight true stories presented before a live audience. The stories presented at Lip Service shows are hilarious, heartbreaking, poignant, embarrassing, inspiring—and all true! Though Lip Service stories are edited and rehearsed, the setting and the live audience guarantee...

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Saturday, May 5 @ 6:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Complex, Caribbean Marketplace, 260 N.E. 59 Terrace, Miami,

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2018 Little Haiti Book Festival

Miami Book Fair is partnering with Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Inc., to present the Little Haiti Book Festival on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, 2018. 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. Simultaneous interpretation in English when appropriate. This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex,...

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Sunday, May 6 @ 11:00 am
Little Haiti Cultural Complex, Caribbean Marketplace, 260 N.E. 59 Terrace, Miami,

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2018 Little Haiti Book Festival

Miami Book Fair is partnering with Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Inc., to present the Little Haiti Book Festival on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, 2018. 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. Simultaneous interpretation in English when appropriate. This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex,...

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Wednesday, May 9
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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Manuscript Consultations with Liz Van Hoose

Various times, as appointed (Wed., May 9 – Fri., May 11) | Consultations are limited to 30 people. Genre preferences: Adult trade general fiction, memoir, and narrative nonfiction. Please no thrillers/YA/sci-fi/erotica/romance. Manuscripts must be a max of 10 double-spaced pages, formatted as follows: Must include a single-spaced, one-page synopsis of the overall manuscript. 12-point font, Times New Roman, with 1-inch margins. Double-spaced, with page numbers and the author’s...

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