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.

Sunday, November 18 @ 10:00 am
Children's Alley, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

FUN ROOM: Tot Time Play and Learn

Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley Join Arts for Learning Miami (A4L) for visual and performing arts activities where little ones become a part of their favorite stories! Live readings of vivid tales are paired with hands-on activities designed to jump-start the creative process while engaging young minds in the magic of storytelling. Play instruments, explore the world through shapes and colors, roar like a lion, slither like a snake, teach a giraffe to dance, and even create your own...

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Sunday, November 18 @ 10:00 am
Children's Alley, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

FUN ROOM: One World, Many Stories

Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley Bring your imaginary passports as we take a literary journey around the word! Explore different cultures through story time. Put what you’ve learned to work and create a map of the Caribbean, design a Japanese kimono, paint a Mexican Sugar Skull mask and more! Featured books: I Live in Tokyo, Off We Go to Mexico, Mama Panya’s Pancakes, A Caribbean Journey from A to Y, Galapagos George, This Is Venice, Canada All Year, D is for Down Under, and Up and...

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Sunday, November 18 @ 10:00 am
Children's Alley, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

FUN ROOM: The Paintbox

Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley Creative Fun for Kids! Read, Imagine, And Create! The Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College invites all young readers to a journey of curiosity and discovery and to create unique pieces of art inspired by seven delightful children’s books. Children will explore their creativity with interactive projects specially designed to enhance their imagination while drawing, painting and sculpting. Featured Books: Discovery and What Does Peace Feel Like by...

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Sunday, November 18 @ 10:00 am
Children's Alley, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

FUN ROOM: Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids

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 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! Presented in partnership with Miami Dade College’s Medical Campus and sponsored by Holtz Children’s Hospital.

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Sunday, November 18 @ 10:00 am
Children's Alley, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

FUN ROOM: The Rhythm Factory

Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley Sing-along, move and groove! Learn about different musical instruments from around the world. Grab your 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 Jaws Harp,...

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Sunday, November 18 @ 10:00 am
Children's Alley, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

FUN ROOM: Tinker, Make, Innovate!

Lower Plaza of Children’s Alley Shape the worlds around you with cutting-edge tech tools and maker-centered learning activities. Learn to solder an LED light to create your own laser-etched illuminated bookmark with Moonlighter Makerspace. 01 will teach you how to use virtual reality and 3D modeling techniques to explore digital worlds. Featured Books: What do you do with an idea? by Koby Yamada and Mae Bosom, Virtual Reality by HP Nyquist, Computational Fairytales by Jeremy Kubika Presented...

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Sunday, November 18 @ 10:00 am
Children's Alley, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

FUN ROOM: Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventure

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Explore the ocean with Royal Caribbean’s Art of Puppetry. Design and create your own octopus puppet, learn how to bring the eight-legged creatures to life, and show off your new skills at the Puppet Stage. If the sea or stage is calling your name, learn how to play a pirate extraordinaire in Pirates Ahoy! Dress up, make a signature eye patch, and learn to talk like a pirate. Immerse yourself in a world of color and art styles by creating personalized Fish...

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Sunday, November 18 @ 10:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261), 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Readings from New Fiction

A trained helper monkey is bought in to assist a successful architect paralyzed in a car accident and haunted by the death of his young assistant in Katharine Weber’s Still Life With Monkey: A Novel. Deborah Eisenberg’s stories gently compel us to confront the most disturbing truths about ourselves in Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories.

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Sunday, November 18 @ 10:00 am
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,

Geek Girl Brunch: Book Fair Edition

Miami Book Fair and the Geek Girl Brunch Miami chapter team up for a Sunday brunch like no other. Grab a mimosa, your best superhero outfit, and get geeky over books and bacon with a visiting comics author. This exclusive event is for the coolest geeks out there and you can be one too! For more information on Miami’s Geek Girl Brunch, email geekgirlbrunchmiami@gmail.com or follow them on twitter at@GGB_MIA. We are no longer taking reservations for this event. Questions? Email Nicole Swift:...

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Sunday, November 18 @ 10:00 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Street Fair Today

More than 200 national and international exhibitors are on hand – plus music, food, and more. See below for hundreds of author presentations, and discussions about everything, from poetry to prize-winning prose. Sponsored by

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Sunday, November 18 @ 10:30 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

Our Constitution and the Law

The Case Against Impeaching Trump seeks to reorient the debate over impeachment to the same standard that Alan Dershowitz has continued to uphold for decades: the law of the United States of America, as established by the Constitution. David A. Kaplan’s The Most Dangerous Branch: Inside the Supreme Court’s Assault on the Constitution takes us inside the secret world of the Supreme Court. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 29, 2018 at 10 A.M. Click here to purchase tickets! Free tickets will be...

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Sunday, November 18 @ 10:30 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

Anthologies that Rock and Resist

The BreakBeat Poets: Black Girl Magic edited by Mahogany L. Browne, focuses on some of the most exciting Black women writing today, breaking up the myth of hip-hop as a boys’ club and asserting the truth that the cypher is a feminine form. In Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence compiled by Brian Clements, poems focusing on the crisis of gun violence in America are followed by a response from activists, politicians, and survivors. Reading Queer: Poetry in a Time of...

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Sunday, November 18 @ 11:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab, 300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL, 33132,

Author Jason Reynolds

In the thrilling finale to the bestselling Track series, Lu may have been born to be a track star, but he has to get over some major hurdles—literal and not-so-literal—to lead his team to victory. We are proud to launch the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign right here in Miami with 2018 Indies First spokesperson Jason Reynolds! In partnership with the American Booksellers Association and Simon & Schuster.

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Sunday, November 18 @ 11:00 am
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

Readings from Three Memoirs

Glynnis MacNicol embarks on a revealing journey of self-discovery that continually contradicts everything she’d been led to expect about her fortieth year in the memoir No One Tells You This: A Memoir. Tessa Fontaine‘s astonishing memoir of pushing past fear, The Electric Woman, follows the author on a life-affirming journey of loss and self-discovery through her time on the road with the last traveling American sideshow and her relationship with an adventurous, spirited...

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Sunday, November 18 @ 11:00 am
Children's Alley, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

Theatre Roving Performances

Look out—look up is more like it—for the ever-fabulous STILT WALKERS. They really stand out in a crowd! CIRKO TEATRO presents the hilarious local favorite El show de Enriqueta y Agapito, a puppet-theatre experience in Spanish that focuses on environmental awareness and kindness toward animals. This participatory experience will engage children to meet a host of four-legged creatures, jugglers, and clowns, and to be part of an adventure that teaches them about compassion, respect, and love...

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