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.

Thursday, October 26 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books at the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami,

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (October 2017)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Julie Marie Wade Theme: writing PRIDE & resisting PREJUDICE 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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Monday, October 30 @ 7:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261), 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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Scott Kelly, Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

Co-presented by Books & Books A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station–a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years. The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly inimical to human life. He...

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Thursday, November 9 @ 6:00 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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Getaway with Jeff Kinney

Celebrate the 12th book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, The Getaway (Amulet Books)! With the cold weather and the stress of the approaching holiday season, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. But the Heffleys soon discover that paradise isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be. Get your copy of The Getaway signed, and have a picture taken with Jeff Kinney! While you’re at it, experience one of The Getaway-themed...

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Sunday, November 12 @ 2:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

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Cultura dominicana, de la A a la Z

La Feria del Libro de Miami presenta el Diccionario cultural dominicano, del escritor y cineasta Jimmy Sierra, con la presencia del expresidente Dr. Leonel Fernández Reyna, quien prologó la obra. El libro ofrece una cosmovisión del mundo cultural de la República Dominicana, desde sus orígenes hasta nuestros días. Abarca música, danza, literatura, pintura, arquitectura y escultura, así como cine, folclor y otros aspectos del mundo cultural. Patrocinado por: Con el apoyo de la...

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Sunday, November 12 @ 4:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261), 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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Cita con María Dueñas

In Spanish with translation into English An Evening with María Dueñas El Programa de Autores Iberoamericanos de la Feria del Libro de Miami da inicio a sus eventos con la presencia de la reconocida autora española María Dueñas, quien, tras dos décadas dedicada a la vida académica, irrumpe en 2009 en el mundo de la literatura con El tiempo entre costuras, a la que sigue en 2012 Misión olvido. Ambas novelas se han convertido en grandes bestsellers internacionales, con traducciones a 35...

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Sunday, November 12 @ 4:00 pm
The Porch, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

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The Light’s On At The Porch

The Light’s On At The Porch The Porch opens with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games, a community coloring wall from The Wynwood Coloring Book, Silent Poetry Disco curated by the Academy of American Poets, outdoor photo exhibits BBQ Men & Women of Goulds and Hurricane, the Miami Stories Recording Booth, and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers!

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Sunday, November 12 @ 5:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

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Celebración de los 30 años de el Nuevo Herald

Celebrating 30 years of el Nuevo Herald La Feria del Libro de Miami y el Centro Cultural Español de Miami —en el día inaugural de esta 34ta edición de la Feria— invitan a celebrar los 30 años de fundación y servicios a la comunidad de el Nuevo Herald. Empleados y colaboradores, activos y retirados, se reunirán a celebrar sus libros publicados y el cumpleaños del periódico, reafirmando el liderazgo de el Nuevo Herald entre los medios de comunicación en español de Estados Unidos....

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Sunday, November 12 @ 5:30 pm
The Porch, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

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Happy Hour

Happy Hour Start the Book Fair off right with the music of legendary DJ Le Spam, a cold one from Biscayne Bay Brewing, and poems on demand, brought to you by the Miami Poetry Collective.

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Sunday, November 12 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

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Exhibition Tours

Exhibition Tours: Curators and artists from The Porch’s ongoing exhibitions — BBQ Men and & Women of Goulds, The Wynwood Coloring Book, and Hurricane—will be on hand to walk, talk, and even eat your way through their works—with authentic barbeque from Goulds!

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Sunday, November 12 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

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Special Event: A Conversation with Dan Rather

With a storied career that has spanned more than six decades, Dan Rather has earned his place as one of the world’s best-known journalists. Rather joined CBS News in 1962. He quickly rose through the ranks, and in 1981, assumed the position of Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS Evening News–a post he held for twenty-four years. His reporting across the network helped turn 60 Minutes into an institution, launched 48 Hours as an innovative news magazine program, and shaped countless...

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Sunday, November 12 @ 6:30 pm
The Porch, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

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Circ X

Circ X: “One part circus, two parts burlesque, a pinch of class and a dash of trash.” Combining mime, street theater and acrobatics, Circ X’s unique brand of interactive antics and artistry features performances that are provocative and outrageously funny.

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Sunday, November 12 @ 7:30 pm
The Porch, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

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DJ Le Spam & the Spam Allstars

DJ Le Spam & the Spam Allstars blend improvisational electronic elements and turntables with latin, funk, hip hop, and dub to create an electronic descarga. We dare you not to dance!

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Monday, November 13 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

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Drag Queen Bingo

Drag Queen Bingo: B as in bring-it-on. Play your cards right and who knows—you might just score!

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Monday, November 13 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

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An Evening With Lawrence O’Donnell

Lawrence O’Donnell is the host of The Last Word on MSNBC. Formerly an Emmy Award-winning executive producer and writer for The West Wing, O’Donnell also served as senior advisor to Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY), chief of staff to the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works and the Senate Finance Committee. He is the author of Deadly Force and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and elsewhere. Born in Boston,...

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Monday, November 13 @ 7:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

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Libros desde dos orillas

La recién creada editorial Dos orillas, dirigida por el escritor cubano Nelson Simón, escoge la Feria del Libro de Miami para presentar sus tres primeros títulos: Vampires never say goodbye, del autor mexicano Luis Aguilar, en el que explora el universo sin tiempo de los muertos vivientes a través de los recursos del verso libre y la prosa poética; El hombre incompleto, del poeta y narrador cubano Manuel Adrián López, una colección de versos sobre la trascendencia de la cotidianidad, y...

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