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.

Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 31
Various Locations,

Book Discussions: Various Miami Dade Public Library Branches

A minimum of 12 book discussions will take place at public libraries, independent bookstore, Books & Books and MDC campuses. Free books will be distributed to all participants. Educational and promotional materials provided by NEA will accompany the books to serve as springboards for discussion. Wednesday, March 06, 2019 / 1:00 PM PINECREST BRANCH, 5835 SW 111 ST., PINECREST. FL 33156 (305-668-4571) Thursday, March 07, 2019 / 10:15 AM MIAMI BEACH REGIONAL, 227 22 ST., MIAMI BEACH. FL...

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Thursday, March 21 @ 7:00 pm
Instituto Cultural de México en Miami, 1399 SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL, 33130,

El poeta zapoteco Esteban Ríos Cruz, ganador del Premio Nacional de Literatura Nezahualcóyotl 2018, presenta su poemario Xaniaa gueela´/Al pie de la noche.

En el marco del programa The Big Read de la Feria del Libro de Miami, el Programa de Autores Iberoamericanos presenta al poeta zapoteco Esteban Ríos Cruz, ganador del Premio Nacional de Literatura Nezahualcóyotl 2018. El autor dará a conocer su poemario Xaniaa gueela´/Al pie de la noche y conversará sobre la experiencia de escribir en una lengua originaria de México como un acto de orgullo de sus raíces indígenas y de reivindicación cultural de los pueblos aborígenes. Esteban Ríos...

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Tuesday, April 2 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (April 2019)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: JV Portela Theme: Reading to Transform & Translate 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 5 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

Sisi Colomina González presenta Cocina al minuto de Nitza Villapol

Las más emblemáticas recetas de la legendaria nutricionista y especialista en comida cubana Nitza Villapol explicadas paso a paso. Sisi Colomina González estará en conversación con Jenny Starr Pérez. Nitza Villapol conquistó los hogares cubanos con recetas fáciles y rápidas de preparar gracias a su programa de televisión Cocina al minuto, que se mantuvo al aire por más de cuarenta años. Ahora, en las páginas de esta nueva edición de su clásico libro, los lectores podrán...

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Saturday, April 13 @ 2:00 pm
Miami Dade College Homestead Campus, 500 College Terrace, Homestead, FL, 33030,

Storybook Picnic for the Whole Family!

Miami Book Fair, Conecta: Miami Arts and Fundación Cuatrogatos, present Storybook Picnic, a literary picnic the whole family can enjoy. Children and their families are invited to an unforgettable and fun-filled afternoon, complete with live music and dancing, theater and storytelling sessions, and baskets brimming with FREE children’s books to take home. Activities begin at 2 p.m. and will include the following: HOW MANY TALES CAN YOU TELL? An improvisational theater piece by Creative...

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Monday, April 22 @ 8:00 pm
Centro Cultural Español, 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL, 33132,

Noche de poesía con Lilliam Moro y Emilio de Armas

En saludo al Día Mundial del Idioma Español la Fundación Cuatrogatos, en colaboración con Feria del Libro de Miami y el Centro Cultural Español de Miami, presenta el lunes 22 de abril de 2019, una noche de poesía con dos destacados autores como invitados: Lilliam Moro y Emilio de Armas. Este evento se inserta en el programa Cervantes en Miami. Lilliam Moro, poeta y novelista, nació en La Habana, en 1946. Perteneció al grupo intelectual de Ediciones El Puente. En 1970 se marchó a...

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

Tómate una copa y escribe mejor: ¡celebremos cuatro años de tertulias compartidas!

Tómate una copa y escribe mejor: ¡celebremos cuatro años de tertulias compartidas! Para celebrar el 4to. aniversario de Tómate una copa y escribe mejor y festejar el Día del Libro, el 23 de abril invitamos a todos los autores que han conducido alguna de estas tertulias de creación literaria para que se sumen a la celebración. El equipo del Programa de Autores Iberoamericanos de la Feria del Libro de Miami asumirá la conducción del evento e invita a los autores y al público general a...

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Saturday, April 27 @ 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, May 18, 2019

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL, 33134,

Read to Learn Books for Free Book Drive – Schoolhouse Rock LIVE!

Actor’s Playhouse will be running a book drive for Read to Learn Books for Free during their special performances of Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! (based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970’s Saturday morning cartoon series)! Saturdays, April 25 – May 23 @ 2 p.m. The Emmy Award-winning 1970’s Saturday morning cartoon series comes to life onstage in Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! This pop culture phenomenon follows Tom, a nerve-wracked schoolteacher, who is extremely worried about his first day of...

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Sunday, May 5 @ 11:00 am
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami,

2019 Little Haiti Book Festival

Miami Book Fair is partnering with Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Inc., to present the Little Haiti Book Festival on Sunday, May 5, 2019. This book festival, which features 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, 212 NE 59 Ter. Miami, and at...

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Wednesday, May 8 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Craft & Voice: Poetry Workshop with Ilya Kaminsky

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 8 – 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In this class, we will talk about poems from around the world and also discuss your own work. Everyone will receive a line-by-line reading of their poetry. The details, images and sounds, the aspects of line, line-break, metaphor, and other tools of our craft will be discussed in depth. The focus here is on you: how can your work grow, develop, what tools of poetic craft might best fit your voice? The students...

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Wednesday, May 8 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Experimental Writing for Non-Experimental Writers with Porochista Khakpour

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 8 – 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. What does it mean for writing to be experimental? The great writer Margaret Atwood defines it as writing “that sets up certain rules for itself . . . while subverting the conventions according to which readers have understood what constitutes a proper work of literature.” In making its own rules, a lot of the old rules have to be tossed out, of course, and so this workshop provides a few...

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Wednesday, May 8 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

The Wildness and Carefulness of Writing a Novel with Moriel Rothman-Zecher

3-Day Workshop Wednesday – Friday, May 8 – 10 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In order to create a new universe — i.e., a novel — a writer needs a sense of recklessness, boldness, imagination, and wildness. But in order to tame this universe, to sharpen its logics, and to make enough sense out of its rhythms to tell a compelling story, a writer needs discipline, methodology, grit, and carefulness. In this workshop, we will explore the contradictory and complementary ideas of wildness and...

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Wednesday, May 8 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

What We Remember: A Workshop on Character and Memory in Fiction with Angela Flournoy

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 8 – 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Embedded in the stories we write are numerous smaller stories–the ones characters tell themselves about the lives they’ve led and the people they’ve known, which combine to give us a fuller sense of characters and their concerns. We will examine memory as a vital tool for character development, and we will look at the ways that memory can influence nearly every other element of a work of fiction. We will...

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Wednesday, May 8 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Screenwriting Inside Out with Julia Solomonoff

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 8 – 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This workshop focuses on character-driven storytelling, going beyond plot formulas and binary morals.  A study of contemporary screenplays and films with complex protagonists and challenging relationships (character introduction, intimate moments, dramatic tension, the “necessary and unavoidable” obstacle, exploring theme and story, subtext and text) Format: A healthy mix of lecture and workshop,...

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Wednesday, May 8 @ 10:00 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Manuscript Consultations with Melissa Danaczko

Various times, as appointed (Wed., May 8 – Sat., May 11) | Consultations are limited to 30 people. Genre preferences: All Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fiction and Adult Non-Fiction (aside from prescriptive non-fiction, cookbooks, and art/design books). Manuscripts must be a max of 10 double-spaced pages, formatted as follows: Must include a single-spaced, one-page synopsis of your manuscript-in-progress. Formatting: Please submit your sample material double-spaced in Times New Roman...

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