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.
Drink and Draw: Exquisite Corpse Murder Mystery Edition!
Break out your magnifying glass and play out your gumshoe dreams in this whodunnit edition of our illustrated classic: Drink and Draw. Audience teams will play mini-games to figure out clues, as comics creators and illustrators solve a murder mystery story, exquisite corpse-style. Come for the cold case stay for the chilled mystery-themed drinks. Sponsored by
Mitchell Wolfson Presents Wolfsonian-FIU Founder’s Choice
MITCHELL “MICKY” WOLFSON, JR. established The Wolfsonian Foundation, a research center and museum in Miami Beach, in 1986. He is an avid collector of modern art and design. In 1997, he donated his collection, estimated at 80,000 objects, and the state-of-the-art museum to Florida International University. It was the basis for the Wolfsonian Museum-FIU, a research center and museum. In Wolfsonian-FIU: Founder’s Choice (Editions Scala), Wolfson offers a personal take on the museum’s rich...
Identidad y postnacionalismo en la cultura cubana: lo nuevo de Aduana Vieja
La editorial española Aduana Vieja, fundada en 2003, se especializa en una línea de estudios culturales y de literatura cubana de la diáspora y el exilio. La catedrática e investigadora española Laura Alonso Gallo dirige la Colección de Estudios Culturales de la editorial y presenta Reading Cuba. Identidad y postnacionalismo. Alfredo Pong es arquitecto y humorista gráfico. Ha dedicado gran parte de su vida a estudiar y documentar la presencia de los cantoneses en la capital de Cuba, y...
An Evening With Richard Russo
Richard Russo is the author of eight novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Empire Falls, two collections of stories, a collection of essays, and a memoir. Chances Are … (Penguin Random House), his first stand-alone novel in 10 years, is an absorbing saga in which the bonds of friendship prove as constricting, and rewarding, as those of family or any other community. One beautiful September day, three men, friends ever since meeting in college circa the sixties, convene at Martha’s...
Ensayos para entender los tiempos que vivimos
La ensayista y periodista venezolana Carol Prunhuber presenta su libro Sangre y asfalto: 135 días en las calles de Venezuela (Kalathos), una crónica de los sucesos acaecidos entre abril y agosto de 2017, cuando en Venezuela estallaron múltiples protestas contra el régimen actual. Luciano Galup es un investigador, periodista, docente y especialista en medios sociales nacido en Argentina. Llega a la feria con Big Data & política (Penguin Random House), un libro que analiza el cada vez...
Fun Room: One World, Many Stories
Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Bring your imaginary passports and join us on a literary journey as we read stories about different people who had an impact in history, music, and art. Learn about Betty Mae Jumper, James John Audubon, Harriet Tubman and many more. Featured books: I am Jazz; She Persisted; The Boy Who Drew Birds; Tito Puente, Mambo King; She Sang Promise, Amelia Earhart. Presented in partnership with HistoryMiami.
FUN ROOM: The Paintbox: Home is Where the Heart Is
Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Read, imagine, and create! The Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College invites young readers to create unique pieces of art inspired by five delightfully poignant children’s books. Through activity prompts designed to spark their imagination, children will thoughtfully engage with award-winning stories that explore important concepts such as home, empathy, and belonging. Featured Books: La Frontera; Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s...
Fun Room: Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids & UHealth Jackson Teddy Bear Care
Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Want to get healthy and stay that way? You’ve come to the right place! Learn how to get rid of germs, especially on your teeth! You’ll want to show off those pearly whites after dental hygienists and their puppets teach you the right way to brush. Learn about good nutrition so you can grow healthy and strong! Step into the world of expert care at this year’s Children’s Alley and become part of UHealth Jackson Teddy Bear Care, where kids can become...
Fun Room: The Rhythm Factory
Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Sing-a-long, move, and groove! Learn about different musical instruments from around the world. Grab your imaginary passport and go on a musical journey that will take you from Brazil to Africa, and as far away as Australia! Featured books: I Love My Baby Berimbau: An Introduction to the Berimbau in Capoeira; Dundun: The Talking Drum of the Yoruba People of South-West Nigeria; The Soul of Mbira: Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe; Fun with the...
Fun Room: Tinker, Make, Innovate!
Lower plaza of Children’s Alley The Tinker, Make, Innovate! programming encourages youth to shape the worlds around them with cutting-edge tech tools and maker-centered learning activities. Moonlighter Makerspace will teach kids how to expose light-sensitive paper through different designs based on the characters and themes of the book What is Light, while Learn 01 will teach them how to use virtual reality and 3D modeling techniques to explore digital worlds. MDC’s Maker Lab will generate...
Fun Room: Tot Time Play and Learn
Sing, dance, learn yoga poses and paint with us and your favorite storybook characters! Arts for Learning (A4L)’s incredible Teaching Artists are ready to take little ones on wild adventures through stories set in jungles, forests, and busy city streets, sparking creative learning and bringing the art of storytelling to life. Featured Books: Abiyoyo; Giraffes Can’t Dance; Interrupting Chicken; Life Doesn’t Frighten Me; Oh No! Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World; Pete...
FUN ROOM: Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventures
Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Explore the ocean with Royal Caribbean! Join us for undersea adventures and other nautical fun! Little ones can play, too, with hands-on, ocean-themed activities. Activities all weekend long in Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventures are sponsored by
Author Angie Thomas
Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. But it’s hard to get your come up when you’re labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. On the Come Up is an ode to hip hop from one of the most influential literary voices of a generation. Moderated by Marva Hinton. Sponsored by
Author Liz Braswell
In Stuffed, Clark’s mom attempts to rid the house of stuffies, which protect the house at night. Does Clark’s grandma-made sock animal, Foon, have what it takes to rid Clark’s house of all its monsters?
Author Andrea Beaty
When her Abuelo gets hurt, Sofia asks City Hall to turn the dangerous Mount Trashmore into a park, only to be told she’s just a kid. Down but not out, she sets out to prove what one kid can do in the Questioneers: Sofia Valdez, Future Prez!