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, 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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Tuesday, February 20 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,

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¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con Legna Rodríguez Iglesias

Una tertulia literaria guiada. Embriaga a tu editor interno y exprésate con libertad. Así es como funciona: te damos un tema, escribes durante diez minutos. Si quieres, compartes con el resto de los participantes. Hacemos una pausa para socializar y para que tomes una copa (¡la primera la invita la casa!). Repetimos la dinámica. Tema: El monstruo de la escritura no tiene país ni lágrimas Legna Rodríguez Iglesias Nacida en Cuba, obtuvo el Premio Iberoamericano de Cuento Julio Cortázar...

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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. Para apuntarse a la lista de espera, por favor envíe sus datos de contacto a iflores2@mdc.edu. Le contactaremos si surge una oportunidad de que participe. Gracias por su interés. Taller de 8 semanas, los miércoles de 7:00 pm. a 9:00 pm. 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...

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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.

SOLD OUT! Lamentablemente, ya no hay cupo para este taller. Para apuntarse a la lista de espera, por favor envíe sus datos de contacto a iflores2@mdc.edu. Le contactaremos si surge una oportunidad de que participe. Gracias por su interés.   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...

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Saturday, March 3 @ 9:00 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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Funny the Funny with Annabelle Gurwitch

New York Times bestselling author, Thurber Prize Finalist, and humorist Annabelle Gurwitch leads a workshop on finding the funny in your story. Join Gurwitch for a three-hour session including: lecture, writing exercises, and creative brainstorming. She will share her secrets for mining comedy gold in your writing. In her work as a humorist, essayist, and performer, Gurwitch has honed a process of finding humor on the page and on the stage. You will learn a process you can apply each time you...

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Saturday, March 3 @ 5:00 pm
Instituto Cultural de México en Miami, 1399 SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL, 33130,

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Presentación del libro ilustrado La noche más noche, de Sergio Andricaín

Con ilustraciones de Quim Torres. Participan el autor y Ana Laura Delgado, editora de El Naranjo, en conversación con Ainara Mantellini. La noche más noche cuenta, desde la voz de un niño, la dura experiencia de migrar en una frágil embarcación. Un libro que habla de los riesgos y las marcas que dejan en el narrador la dura travesía por mar. Sergio Andricaín. Escritor, investigador literario y editor cubanoamericano. Ha participado en eventos realizados en más de quince países...

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Wednesday, March 7 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (March 2018)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Roxanna Elden Theme: Building Characters With Behavioral Science  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...

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Thursday, March 15 @ 7:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261), 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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An Evening with Juan Felipe Herrera

Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Mexican-American Poet Laureate in the USA, is sharing secrets: how to turn your wonder at the world around you into weird, wild, incandescent poetry. Can you walk and talk at the same time? How about Jabberwalk? Can you write and draw and walk and journal all at the same time? If not, you’re in luck: exuberant, blue-cheesy cilantro man Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the United States, is here to teach you everything he knows about being a real-life,...

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Friday, March 16 @ 6:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261), 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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An Evening with Junot Diaz

Join us for an Evening with Junot Diaz, where he will speak on the genesis of his first picture book, Islandborn, a beautifully illustrated and moving meditation on the immigrant experience as a young child. From New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination. “Every kid in Lola’s school was from somewhere else. Hers was a school of faraway places.” So when Lola’s teacher...

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Friday, March 23 @ 7:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261), 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

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El escritor y periodista mexicano Jorge Ramos presenta Stranger: El desafío de un inmigrante latino en la era de Trump.

Se requiere la compra de un libro en una tienda Books & Books o booksandbooks.com para obtener dos boletos de entrada. “Hay veces en que me siento como un extraño en el país donde he pasado más de la mitad de mi vida. No es por falta de oportunidades, ni una queja. Es, más bien, una especie de desilusión. Jamás me imaginé que después de 35 años en Estados Unidos iba a seguir siendo un stranger para muchos. Pero eso soy.” Jorge Ramos, periodista galardonado con varios premios...

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