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, January 26 @ 7:30 pm
Altamira Libros, 219 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 33134,

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Germán Guerra presenta su poemario Nadie ante el espejo (Bokeh, Leiden, 2017)

El primer instrumento de cuerdas lo escuchó el hombre en una música de nadie, en el silencio que arma la pradera, disparando sus flechas contra el corazón de los bisontes; y en la alta noche —en el círculo de miedos que interroga al fuego, en el círculo de almas que proyecta en las paredes de la cueva veinte mil años de la misma sombra—, el hombre tensa la cuerda de su arco poniendo soledades y música de cámara en las palabras de los ancianos de la tribu. (de “Música de...

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Saturday, January 27 @ 5:00 pm
Imago Art in Action, 165 Majorca Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, 33134,

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José Martí: el Hombre de La Edad de Oro Homenaje por el 165º aniversario de su nacimiento

Lectura de poemas y cuentos para niños y jóvenes con la participación de seis autores radicados en Miami: Emma Artiles, Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, Daisy Valls, José Fernández Pequeño, Andrés Pi y César Segovia. Entrada gratis y abierto al público. Para toda la familia. Con la colaboración de Imago Art in Action y Fundación Cuatrogatos

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Thursday, February 1 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

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El arquitecto José Francisco Terán presenta La última gran catedral del siglo XX

La última gran catedral del siglo XX es una síntesis de las memorias del arquitecto José Francisco Terán Callejas, quien laboró como arquitecto coordinador y director general de la obra, en conjunto con el arquitecto mexicano Ricardo Legorreta. El libro narra la gestación de la catedral de Managua, el edificio más importante construido en los últimos 24 años en Nicaragua, una obra arquitectónica bajo la promoción y apoyo del señor Tom Monaghan, dueño de la cadena Domino’s...

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Thursday, February 1 @ 7:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

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Mark Epstein: Advice Not Given

FREE TICKETS REQUIRED – click here Our ego, and its accompanying sense of nagging self-doubt as we work to be bigger, better, smarter, and more in control, is one affliction we all share. And while our ego claims to have our best interests at heart, in its never-ending pursuit of attention and power, it sabotages the very goals it sets to achieve. In Advice Not Given, renowned psychiatrist and author Dr. Mark Epstein reveals how Buddhism and Western psychotherapy, two traditions that...

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Saturday, February 3 @ 5:00 pm
Imago Art in Action, 165 Majorca Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, 33134,

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El escritor argentino Pablo Brescia presenta La derrota de lo real

Pablo Brescia es, según La Jornada Semanal, “uno de esos cada vez más escasos cuentistas, diría la clásica fórmula, de pura cepa”. En La derrota de lo real, su tercer libro de relatos, todo se pone a prueba: situaciones, personajes, géneros y ustedes, los lectores. Pasión, crueldad, humor; ironía, sátira, realismo fantástico, son los ingredientes para que, como dice Naief Yeyha, en este libro “lo real sea derrotado por lo imaginario y el auténtico vencedor sea la...

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Monday, February 5 @ 10:00 am
Miami Dade College North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL, 33167,

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African American Read-In

The African American Read-In takes place at Miami Dade College’s North Campus during the first week of February. The goal is to make literacy, education, and community a significant part of Black History Month. 2018 keynote address given by Dr. Kalfani Turè of Yale University. This event is open to high school and college students, as well as, local community members.

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Sunday, February 18 @ 11:00 am
Cuba Ocho Museum & Performing Arts Center, 1465 SW 8th St, Miami, 33135,

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (February 2018)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Caridad Moro-Gronlier 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! Gay8 is a Hispanic LGBT art, music and food...

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Sunday, February 18 @ 2:00 pm
Cuba Ocho Museum & Performing Arts Center, 1465 SW 8th St, Miami, 33135,

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Lip Service presents: Storypalooza! The “ Love Hurts” Edition

“Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, pain of love lasts a lifetime.”—Jean Pierre Claris De Florian Miami’s best literary fest joins forces with Miami’s best LGBTQI event for a fun storytelling get-together like no other!    Love hurts, right? Here’s your chance to tell the world your personal story of that bad breakup, horrible hookup, the one that got away, or the one you wish got away—and how it changed you. Miami Book Fair brings Lip Service’s open mic/live feedback event,...

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Tuesday, February 20 @ 7:00 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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How to Write Your Memoir with Nikki Moustaki

Tuesdays, February 20 – March 27 (6 weeks) 7 – 9 p.m. | MDC Wolfson Campus, Downtown Miami Want to write your own story? Whether you’re new to writing or are experienced in creative nonfiction, you will hone your current skills, learn new techniques, and take your writing to the next level with workshop leader, Nikki Moustaki, author of The Bird Market of Paris: A Memoir, as well as 45 other works of book-length non-fiction. We will also discuss the memoir marketplace and publishing in...

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Wednesday, February 21 @ 7:00 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

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Taller de escritura creativa:
¿Cómo escribir lo que deseo contar? con Hernán Vera Álvarez.

SOLD OUT! Lamentablemente, ya no hay cupo para este taller. A pedido del público hemos abierto una segunda clase de 8 semanas empezando el martes 27 de febrero.  Para apuntarse a la nueva clase, por favor ir a https://www.miamibookfair.com/event/taller-de-escritura-creativa-como-escribir-lo-que-deseo-contar-con-hernan-vera-alvarez-2/ Para cualquier pregunta puede escribir a iflores2@mdc.edu.  Gracias por su interés. Taller de 8 semanas, los miércoles de 7:00 pm. a 9:00 pm. Un taller...

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Wednesday, February 21 @ 7:00 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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Writing the World with Thomas Swick

Wednesday, February 21 – March 21 (5 weeks) 7 – 9 p.m. | MDC Wolfson Campus, Downtown Miami During this course, students work on travel stories with the intent of eventually publishing them. Discover the seven key elements – a personal voice, a point of view, imagination, insight, humor, people, dialogue – and how best to incorporate them into your stories. Learn about the importance of finding a theme – something that ties your disparate and seemingly random experiences of a...

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Saturday, February 24 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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The Dream Workshop: Connecting to the Subconscious Mind through Dreaming and Writing with Dr. Phyllis Baker

Saturday, February 24 (1 day) 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | MDC Wolfson Campus, Downtown Miami  Dreaming is a topic that has fascinated and illuminated humanity throughout history. Dreams as revealed by Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Eugene Aserinsky, Edgar Cayce, and a host of psychological, cultural and religious traditions, suggest that dreams can be a primary methodology for accessing higher levels of mind, consciousness and self-power. This workshop is designed to assist the participants in...

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Saturday, February 24 @ 10:00 am
Instituto Cultural de México en Miami, 1399 SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL, 33130,

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Clase magistral de narrativa con Guillermo Arriaga

Horario de 10:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. Costo $69 euros (Cupos limitados) Para inscripción entrar al link de Escuela Cursiva: https://www.escuelacursiva.com/producto/clase-magistral-de-narrativa-guillermo-arriaga ¿Quieres desarrollar toda tu creatividad de la mano de uno de los grandes maestros de la narrativa? Guillermo Arriaga presenta un taller donde hablará de lo que necesita una historia para atrapar al lector. Sumérgete en una experiencia única y en vivo que te permitirá conocer, de...

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Tuesday, February 27 @ 7:00 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

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Taller de escritura creativa: ¿Cómo escribir lo que deseo contar? con Hernán Vera Álvarez.

Taller de 8 semanas, los martes de 7:00 pm. a 9:00 pm. desde el 27 de febrero. ¡A pedido del público, nuevo grupo! Un taller intensivo, de ocho clases, de escritura y lectura: consignas disparadoras, juegos para desarrollar tus ideas, análisis de textos fundamentales de la literatura universal. Hernán Vera Álvarez (Buenos Aires, 1977), a veces simplemente Vera, es escritor, dibujante y editor. Ha publicado los libros de cuentos Grand Nocturno y Una extraña felicidad (llamada...

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Wednesday, May 9
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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Manuscript Consultations with Liz Van Hoose

Various times, as appointed (Wed., May 9 – Fri., May 11) | Consultations are limited to 30 people. Genre preferences: Adult trade general fiction, memoir, and narrative nonfiction. Please no thrillers/YA/sci-fi/erotica/romance. Manuscripts must be a max of 10 double-spaced pages, formatted as follows: Must include a single-spaced, one-page synopsis of the overall manuscript. 12-point font, Times New Roman, with 1-inch margins. Double-spaced, with page numbers and the author’s...

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