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January 2023

Monday, January 30 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

A VIRTUAL EVENING WITH PICO IYER IN CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL SHAPIRO

From “one of the most soulful and perceptive writers of our time” (BrainPickings): a journey through competing ideas of paradise to see how we can live more peacefully in an ever more divided and distracted world. “Nothing less than a guided tour of the human soul…A masterpiece.” — #1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert Paradise: that elusive place where the anxieties, struggles, and burdens of life fall away. Most of us dream of it, but each of us has very different ideas about where it is to be found.…

February 2023

All day event.
Wednesday, February 15 @ 12:00 am
On Demand (Virtual)

Presentación de El año en que debía morir, de Natalia Moret, en conversación con Alejandro Zambra

La escritora, guionista y socióloga argentina Natalia Moret presenta su nueva novela, que se convierte en un mapa familiar, un recorrido que da como resultado una pieza íntima y honesta, filosa y cargada de sentimientos. Moret conversará con el narrador y novelista chileno Alejandro Zambra. Natalia Moret: Nació en Buenos Aires en 1978. Es socióloga, escritora y guionista. Publicó relatos en las antologías Nuevas narrativas. Historias breves II (Sudamericana, 2006), En celo (Mondadori, 2007), Buenos Aires/Escala 1:1 (2008), Autogol (2009), Sólo cuento (2011) y Outsider (2011),…

Thursday, February 16 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, United States

First Draft: A Literary Social with Joseph Han

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. Join us for a First Draft event and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back! Instructor: Joseph Han Theme: Crossing Barriers,…

Thursday, February 16 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, United States

Miami Book Fair and the National Book Foundation Present: An Evening with the 2022 5 Under 35 Honorees : Alexandra Chang, Joseph Han, Crystal Hana Kim, Alyssa Songsiridej

Miami Book Fair and the National Book Foundation Present: An Evening with the 2022 5 Under 35 Honorees The National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 program recognizes five exceptional debut authors each year. Join us for a reading and audience Q&A with 2022 5 Under 35 honorees Alexandra Chang (Days of Distraction), Joseph Han (Nuclear Family), Crystal Hana Kim (If You Leave Me), and Alyssa Songsiridej (Little Rabbit). Moderated by Ruth Dickey, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation.…

March 2023

Friday, March 3 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, United States

2023 Big Read Miami Kick-Off: “Thank You Azalea, Seagrape Tree, and Sabal Palm” An exhibit of Florida nature paintings by Penny Thurer

Join us for this year’s Big Read Miami kick-off with “Thank You Azalea, Seagrape Tree, and Sabal Palm,” an exhibit of Florida nature paintings by Penny Thurer After a multi-decade career in cultural programs management, Penny Thurer, now 81, retired and returned to her first love: painting. She uses the mediums of pastels and acrylics to reflect the vibrancy of Florida’s natural environment. Her paintings of gardens are impressionistic masterworks and highlight the importance of stopping to connect with nature,…

Wednesday, March 8 @ 6:30 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

First Draft: A Literary Social with Jennifer Maritza McCauley

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. Bring your own drink and log in for a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back! Instructor: Jennifer Maritza McCauley Theme: Mirrors This program is in partnership with the 2023 NEA Big Read Miami Jennifer Maritza McCauley is the author of the cross-genre collection SCAR ON/SCAR OFF (Stalking Horse Press) and the short story collection WHEN TRYING TO RETURN HOME (Counterpoint Press.) She has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts,…

Thursday, March 16 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Seminario con Josefina Delgado: Los huecos de la memoria: la narrativa de Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Seminario de 4 semanas, los jueves de 7:00 p.m. a 8:30 pm. Del 16 de marzo al 6 de abril. Cuando una historia atrapa la memoria de quienes vivieron episodios de ruina, muerte y destrucción, el lector se convierte en un cómplice en la búsqueda de la verdad: guerrilla, magnicidios, narcotráfico. Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Colombia, 1973, Premio Bienal de Novela Mario Vargas Llosa 2021) es una de las voces latinoamericanas que con mayor originalidad apuesta a la ficción pero sin dejar atrás la inabarcable historia contemporánea de su patria,…

All day event.
Saturday, March 18 @ 12:00 am
Various Locations

The Big Read 2023: Miami-Dade Public Library Branch Book Discussions

Join us for a discussion of this year’s title, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, an award-winning poetry collection by poet, educator, and community gardener Ross Gay. 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. Space is limited. Please contact your local branch for more information. March 18, 3:00 p.m. EST (in-person) Westchester Regional Branch Library March 18,…

April 2023

Thursday, April 27 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, United States

Folk Herbalism for Wellness

Folk herbalist Kristina Napoles will share her approach to herbal support for whole health. Using a holistic approach, Kristina will explain how herbs support health and vitality, connecting the practical use of plants with the more spiritual aspects of accessing their life force and energy to enhance our connection to the natural world and achieve a more balanced emotional state. Kristina practices herbalism based on traditional and empirical methods. As a child, she began training in the Afro-Cuban practices of the curanderas (traditional folk herbalists in Spanish-speaking countries) by her grandmother and aunt,…

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