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.

Saturday, December 14 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

La Final de CuentoManía 2019, u​n talent show literario.

¡Participa en la votación en vivo! El jurado decide el ganador o la ganadora de la edición 2019 del talent show literario. ¡Ven y forma parte del jurado junto a Carlos Pintado y Rosario Valenzuela! De los relatos recibidos se eligieron 15 semifinalistas, quienes leyeron su obra frente al jurado en la librería Books & Books de Coral Gables. Las lecturas en vivo se dividieron en tres sesiones: cinco semifinalistas en agosto, cinco semifinalistas en septiembre y cinco semifinalistas en...

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Tuesday, December 17 @ 7:30 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL, 33132,

An Evening With Patti Smith

From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, Patti Smith presents Year of the Monkey, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year. For Smith – inveterately curious, always exploring, tracking thoughts, writing – the year evolves as one of reckoning with the changes in life’s gyre: with loss, aging, and a dramatic shift in the political landscape of America. In a stranger’s...

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Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Imago Art in Action, 165 Majorca Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, 33134,

¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con Armando Caicedo

Una tertulia literaria guiada. Embriaga a tu editor interno y exprésate con libertad. Tema: Cómo escribir textos de humor, sin perecer en el intento. Entrada GRATIS (de la salida no estamos seguros). La primera copa la invita la casa. (Bueno, si te tomas tres copas antes de iniciar el ejercicio, seguro empezarás a escribir humor con un desparpajo que ni tú mismo te lo crees) Esta tertulia literaria guiada –la primera del 2020– pretende medir la agudeza de tu mirada humorística (que...

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Imago Art in Action, 165 Majorca Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, 33134,

Homenaje a José Martí: “La poética de la muerte, el sacrificio y la cruz en Martí” con José Raúl Vidal y Franco

“La poética de la muerte, el sacrificio y la cruz en Martí” La charla aborda los tres conceptos que se anuncian en el título desde la óptica de una lectura semántica y conceptual que sobrevuela toda la obra escrita del autor y pensador cubano José Martí. José Raúl Vidal y Franco (La Habana, 1968). Ensayista y crítico. Investigador de la vida y obra martiana. Autor de José Martí: a la lumbre del zarzal (2014), Los Versos libres de José Martí: notas de...

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Friday, January 31, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

Ada Calhoun presents Why We Can’t Sleep

From award-winning journalist and best-selling memoirist Ada Calhoun, comes Why We Can’t Sleep, a generation-defining exploration of the new midlife crisis facing Gen X women and the unique Why We Can’t Sleep began as Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis and felt she had no right to complain. She was married with children and a good career. So why did she feel miserable? And why did it seem that other Generation X women were miserable, too? In her search for answers,...

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Thursday, February 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (February 2020)

A guided writing prompt with a twist. Because writing is thirsty work. Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. 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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Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (March 2020)

A guided writing prompt with a twist. Because writing is thirsty work. Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. 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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Thursday, April 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (April 2020)

A guided writing prompt with a twist. Because writing is thirsty work. Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. 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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