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.

Wednesday, May 18 @ 6:00 pm EDT
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An Evening with the 5 Under 35 2021 Honorees | Caleb Azumah Nelson, Dantiel W. Moniz, Claire Luchette, Nathan Harris and Lee Lai

Click here to register in advance and receive your link Join us for an unforgettable virtual conversation featuring the 2021 honorees of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award. This special conversation will feature authors Caleb Azumah Nelson, Dantiel W. Moniz, Nathan Harris, Lee Lai and Claire Luchette, and will be moderated by Natalie Green, Senior Manager, Public Programs at the National Book Foundation. About the 5 under 35 program In 2006, the National Book Foundation...

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Wednesday, May 18 @ 7:00 pm EDT
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15 minutos de lectura con Ena Columbié | Ena Columbié

Desde la Feria del Libro de Miami creemos en el poder de la lectura y la escritura para estar conectados. Como parte de nuestra programación virtual de todo el año, ofrecemos “15 minutos de lectura” con la Feria del Libro de Miami, un espacio mensual donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live. Acompáñanos el miércoles 18 de mayo a las 7:00 p.m. con la escritora cubana Ena Columbié. En cada sesión de “15 minutos de lectura”, un escritor...

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Thursday, May 19 @ 10:00 am EDT
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Fiction Workshop: Recognition and Surprise with Lan Samantha Chang

In this workshop, we will explore how to create the most consequential moments in stories and novels: those crucial passages of recognition and surprise when truths change and when a reader’s sense of time is altered. At such moments, which are composed of both familiarity and strangeness, the world of the story is transformed. We’ll look at work by James Joyce, Deborah Eisenberg, Jamaica Kincaid, Lesley Arimah, Sally Rooney, and others, to identify elements of transformation and how...

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Thursday, May 19 @ 10:00 am EDT
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Nonfiction Workshop: Nonfiction Strategies with Wayétu Moore

The goal of this workshop is to identify strategies for memoir and creative nonfiction narrative writing by reading and discussing works within the genre, exercising elements of creative writing in essay and memoir forms, and learning how to engage with one’s own work through editing. We will explore the changing shape of memories in autobiographical writing, as well as the roles that poetry and voice play in transforming one’s personal experience into a compelling essay. Workshop...

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Thursday, May 19 @ 10:00 am EDT
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Poetry Workshop: The Empty Spaces with Willie Perdomo

Who or what is the voice on your shoulders telling you that you can’t write about (fill in the blank)? The approach to fresh language is usually accompanied by distancing yourself from what you think might be correct or “right.” Using the “separate language” of poetry, where do we begin filling the empty spaces?  In this workshop, we will approach generative as an associative act, and we will engage in a remix of a standard poem. Award-winning poet and...

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Thursday, May 19 @ 10:00 am EDT
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Fiction Workshop: The World of the Story with Claire Luchette

In this workshop, we will discuss how writers build rich, complicated worlds on the page. We’ll look closely at examples of short fiction by some contemporary masters to understand how the physical setting of the story comes alive and contributes to the story’s meaning. Attendees will also have the chance to practice building worlds of their own, and we’ll provide feedback on each other’s prose. Claire Luchette is the author of the novel Agatha of Little Neon. Their...

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Thursday, May 19 @ 2:00 pm EDT
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Craft Talks with Lan Samantha Chang & Willie Perdomo

Fiction Craft Talk: How do Novels Differ from Short Stories? with Lan Samantha Chang The short story and the novel are different forms with separate purposes and effects. Yet we often discuss them together in workshops, as if the process of writing them were the same. I’m interested in looking pragmatically at this dilemma, and I will begin by defining the short story and the novel. What are the characteristics of these two forms? What do they have in common, and how do they differ?...

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Friday, May 20 @ 10:00 am EDT
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"Historia, teoría y práctica de la ficción", un taller del Writers Institute ofrecido por Jorge Volpi

Evento Online Taller de 3 clases: viernes 20, sábado 21 y domingo 22 de mayo, (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 m) “Historia, teoría y práctica de la ficción”, un taller ofrecido por Jorge Volpi como parte del prestigioso Writers Institute de la Feria del Libro de Miami. El objetivo del curso será analizar el surgimiento y el desarrollo de la ficción, comprender cómo funciona en distintos sus géneros (relato, cuento, teatro, ópera), estudiar los mecanismos mentales que la permiten...

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Friday, May 20 @ 2:00 pm EDT
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Craft Talks with Claire Luchette & Wayétu Moore

Fiction Craft Talk: Crafting a World with Claire Luchette A story should transport a reader to a place they’ve never been or allow them to see a familiar place in a new way. This talk will focus on the craft of worldbuilding and how to get the most mileage out of a story’s setting. We’ll study examples of rich and three-dimensional worlds in contemporary fiction, and analyze the authors’ use of detail, voice, and imagery. Attendees will leave with a sense of how and why...

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Saturday, May 21 @ 2:00 pm EDT
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The Breakout Book: A Publishing Seminar with Eleanor Jackson

Saturday, May 21, 2022 (1 day) 2:00 p.m. ET | Online via Crowdcast | Register to receive link Publishing seminar is included in workshop registration fees An experienced literary agent will share her insights on how successful writers support their publications, and create lasting careers and relationships with the publishing industry. Topics include: writing a successful query letter, navigating a book contract, building relationships with your agent, editor and publicist, the publishing...

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Thursday, May 26 @ 7:00 pm EDT
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¡Tómate una copa (en casa) y escribe mejor! con Jaime Cabrera González

Una tertulia literaria guiada. Embriaga a tu editor interno y ¡exprésate con libertad desde tu casa! Así es como funciona: te damos un tema, escribes durante diez minutos. Si quieres, compartes el texto con el resto de los participantes. Hacemos una pausa para leer los textos e intercambiar opiniones mientras te tomas una copa en casa. Después repetimos la misma dinámica. TEMA: Mi personaje desea algo, pero… En una narración el protagonista quiere, necesita o debe hacer algo. Se dice...

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Wednesday, June 1 @ 7:00 pm EDT
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15 minutos de lectura con Antonio Orlando Rodríguez

Desde la Feria del Libro de Miami creemos en el poder de la lectura y la escritura para estar conectados. Como parte de nuestra programación virtual de todo el año, ofrecemos “15 minutos de lectura” con la Feria del Libro de Miami, un espacio mensual donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live. Acompáñanos el miércoles 1 de junio a las 7:00 p.m. con el escritor cubano Antonio Orlando Rodríguez. En cada sesión de “15 minutos de lectura”, un...

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Saturday, June 4 @ 6:00 pm EDT
MDC Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd St., Miami, 33135,

Presentación de "Parece una república" | Francisco Larios, Ximena Gómez, Omar Villasana

La Feria del Libro de Miami, katakana editores y el Koubek Center invitan a la presentación del poemario “Parece una República”, del escritor Francisco Larios. Participan: Francisco Larios (autor), Ximena Gómez (invitada) y Omar Villasana (editor). Desde intensas búsquedas, “Parece una república” de Francisco Larios traza una alegoría política, poética y personal que atraviesa las nociones de pertenencia y patria. De una parte, la canción del desterrado, del que se...

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Wednesday, June 22 @ 7:00 pm EDT
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REFUSE TO BE DONE: Rewriting and Revision at Every Stage with Matt Bell

Wednesday, June 22, 7 – 9 p.m. EST Online | Register to receive link | Registration: $85 Shake up your writing with practical strategies in this interactive workshop. In this interactive workshop, novelist Matt Bell details a practical and straightforward approach to writing fiction, focusing on specific tactics for generating a strong first draft of a novel, including creating compelling characters and structuring a fine-tuned plot, and for polishing your final manuscript to prepare it for...

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