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, February 22 @ 10:00 am
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

Taller de escritura creativa: “Quebrar los géneros: la poesía del relato”, impartido por Legna Rodríguez Iglesias

SOLD OUT! Lamentablemente, ya no hay cupo para el taller. Para apuntarse a la lista de espera, por favor registre sus datos en esta página: https://forms.gle/ZGzRXBRn6RVUTCan6. Le informaremos si surge una oportunidad de que participe. Gracias por su interés. Taller de 8 semanas, los sábados de 10:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m. Del 22 de febrero al 11 de abril Durante las ocho semanas del curso llevaremos a cabo un proceso (transgénero) de escritura creativa. Tomaremos como punto de partida la...

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Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

Taller de escritura creativa: “Quebrar los géneros: la poesía del relato”, impartido por Legna Rodríguez Iglesias

Taller de 8 semanas, los sábados de 10:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m. Del 22 de febrero al 11 de abril Durante las ocho semanas del curso llevaremos a cabo un proceso (transgénero) de escritura creativa. Tomaremos como punto de partida la poesía (lo poético) como recurso para narrar un relato que podría no serlo, pero que, desde el momento exacto en que ha sido producto de un gesto (consciente, riguroso) escritural, lo es ya en sí mismo pues está contando eso. Será de suma importancia identificar...

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Monday, February 24 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop with Aja Monet

Join us Speak Up after-school creative writing workshops are taught by nationally-recognized and experienced teaching artists at MDC’s Koubek Center on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. The focus of these workshops is to cultivate the creative writing process in spoken word and performance poetry, from drafting to performance to publishing to slam competitions, to empower participants, equip them for success, and build a lasting literary community in South Florida. For more information and to apply,...

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Thursday, February 27 @ 7:00 pm
Downtown Doral Pop-Up x Mind Body Social, 5241 NW 87th Avenue, Suite D109, Doral, FL, 33178,

Pedro Medina León presenta su nuevo libro Americana

En conversación con el escritor venezolano Luis Alejandro Ordóñez. En el Miami de 1958, un grupo de jóvenes cubanos se reúne por las noches en un chalet a conspirar un golpe para derrocar a Fulgencio Batista y así recuperar la Cuba que había sido depositada en manos de los “gringos”. En ese mismo chalet, ubicado en la Pequeña Habana del Miami contemporáneo, el Comanche (el exinspector privado que mejor conoce los bajos fondos de la ciudad) busca desenmascarar una mafia de...

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Saturday, February 29 @ 11:00 am
Books & Books - Coconut Grove, 3409 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, FL, 33133,

Read to Learn Books for Free: Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Celebration!

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with us and bring the perfect gift: a gently-used children’s book for other kids who don’t have. Come dressed as your favorite Dr. Seuss character, and join us for arts & crafts, readings, and lots of fun. Drop your gently used baby books, first readers, and picture books in the Read to Learn Books for Free bin, and know that your books stock the 65 bookshelves found around Miami-Dade providing every child who visits the shelves a free book to take...

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Sunday, March 1 - Tuesday, March 31
Various Locations,

Your Story Matters

Are you over 55? Or have a relative or friend who is over 55? Miami Book Fair is partnering with HistoryMiami Museum to gather life stories told by South Florida elders about their lives in our city for this year’s Big Read program, and we want to hear yours! To learn more and submit your Miami story, visit miamibookfair.com and/or miamistories.org/miamistories. You can also email your story to BigReadStories@gmail.com. Some questions to guide your Miami story: (These are just...

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Monday, March 2 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop

Join us Speak Up after-school creative writing workshops are taught by nationally-recognized and experienced teaching artists at MDC’s Koubek Center on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. The focus of these workshops is to cultivate the creative writing process in spoken word and performance poetry, from drafting to performance to publishing to slam competitions, to empower participants, equip them for success, and build a lasting literary community in South Florida. For more information and to apply,...

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Monday, March 2 @ 7:30 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

The Big Read Keynote: Roz Chast presents Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Miami Book Fair’s official selection for The Big Read 2020

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, written by Roz Chast, a longtime cartoonist for the New Yorker, is a “tour de force” (Elle), “remarkable” (San Francisco Chronicle), “revelatory” (Kirkus), “deeply poignant and laugh-out-loud funny” (New York Times), and “one of the great autobiographical memoirs of our time” (Buffalo News). A finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Kirkus Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Books for a...

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Friday, March 6 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

Opening of Art Exhibit: Linda Faneuf presents “Gladys and Friends,” in conjunction with Coral Gables Gallery Night

Based in Miami Beach for more than 30 years, Faneuf paints and collages portraits of Gladys and her friends—fictional characters whose wit and fashion sense were inspired by the elderly ladies of South Beach years gone by. Faneuf’s work has been part of exhibitions throughout the U.S. and is collected by institutions and individuals all over the world. A former resident artist at the South Florida Art Center (now Oolite Arts), Faneuf’s paintings can be seen on Instagram @lindafan9 Click...

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Friday, March 6 @ 8:00 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables, FL, 33134,

Erik Larson presents The Splendid and the Vile

Miami Book Fair is proud to partner with Books & Books to present Erik Larson’s The Splendid and the Vile. On Winston Churchill’s first day as prime minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next twelve months, Hitler would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons. It was up to Churchill to hold his country together and persuade President Franklin...

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Saturday, March 7 @ 9:30 am
Iris PhotoCollective Art Space at the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, 225 NE 59th St, Miami, FL, 33137,

Latin American and Caribbean Insights and (In)visibility

Latin American and Caribbean Insights and (In)visibility Saturday, March 7 @ 9:30 am Iris PhotoCollective Art Space at the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance 225 NE 59th St, Miami, FL 33137 United States Share on Facebook Tweet about this on Twitter Come Learn from the Greats!  Writers Anjanette Delgado, Patricia Engel, Marie-Ketsia Theodore-Pharel, and Donna Aza Weir-Soley will take you on an exhilarating writing journey. Join the provocative, unflinching, maybe uncomfortable, but definitely...

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Saturday, March 7 @ 10:30 am
Miami Beach Library, 227 22nd St., Miami Beach, FL, 33139,

The Big Read 2020 Book Discussion

Join us for a discussion of this year’s title, Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir  by Roz Chast. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Program made possible by Miami Book Fair Year-Round. Space is limited. Please contact the branch for more information.

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Monday, March 9 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop with Kyandreia Jones

Join us Speak Up after-school creative writing workshops are taught by nationally-recognized and experienced teaching artists at MDC’s Koubek Center on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. The focus of these workshops is to cultivate the creative writing process in spoken word and performance poetry, from drafting to performance to publishing to slam competitions, to empower participants, equip them for success, and build a lasting literary community in South Florida. For more information and to apply,...

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Monday, March 9 @ 4:30 pm
Culmer Library, 350 NW 13 St., Miami, FL, 33136,

The Big Read 2020 Book Discussion

Join us for a discussion of this year’s title, Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir  by Roz Chast. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Program made possible by Miami Book Fair Year-Round. Space is limited. Please contact the branch for more information.

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Wednesday, March 11 @ 6:15 pm
Bay Harbor Islands Library, 1175 95 St., Bay Harbor Islands, FL, 33154,

The Big Read 2020 Book Discussion

Join us for a discussion of this year’s title, Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir  by Roz Chast. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Program made possible by Miami Book Fair Year-Round. Space is limited. Please contact the branch for more information.

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