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October 2021

Saturday, October 30 @ 11:00 am
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Presentación del libro “La realidad en el cuento, el cuento de la realidad” | Ena Columbié

El libro “La realidad en el cuento, el cuento de la realidad”, es el resultado de un taller literario propiciado por la Feria del Libro de Miami del MDC entre los meses de febrero y junio del 2021. Contará con obras de algunos de los participantes, que hasta ahora tenían poca o ninguna experiencia escribiendo cuentos. La tirada de sólo 60 ejemplares no comercializables, se regalará a los autores. Esta es una oportunidad única para escuchar a los incipientes narradores, una muestra viva del trabajo que realiza el equipo de español de la Feria del Libro.…

Saturday, October 30 @ 3:00 pm
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2021)

Saturdays, September 18 – November 13 / 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens. In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing. The program is open to all teens, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary! Instructors: September 18,…

November 2021

Saturday, November 6 @ 2:00 pm
Downtown Doral Charter Elementary School
8390 NW 53rd St, Doral, FL 33166 United States

Storybook Picnic in Doral

Miami Book Fair and Fundacion Cuatrogatos invite families to a picnic of activities that encourage reading, learning, and imagination. Enjoy picnic baskets full of books (free to keep) and performances by storytellers, musicians, and theater troupes, as well as creative writing, art-making, and other family-friendly diversions. Join RITA ROSA RUESGA and her band for a special musical performance! Four-time Latin Grammy Award-winner and children’s book author Ruesga will be taking the stage with acclaimed multi-instrumentalist PEPO HERRERA. Don’t miss LEONARDO VAN SCHERMBEEK’s master puppetry production!…

Saturday, November 6 @ 3:00 pm
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2021)

Saturdays, September 18 – November 13 / 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens. In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing. The program is open to all teens, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary! Instructors: September 18,…

Wednesday, November 10 @ 7:00 pm
Downtown Doral Charter Upper School
7905 NW 53rd St, Doral, FL 33166 United States

Cita literaria en el Doral con la Feria del Libro/Doral Date with Book Fair

Los escritores Eli Bravo, Luis Alejandro Ordóñez y Camilo Pino en un diálogo franco y abierto sobre novedades, tendencias, autores, oportunidades y obstáculos del panorama de las letras venezolanas. Español This event requires a ticket for admission. CLICK HERE to Purchase Tickets Presented in partnership with Books & Books.   Miami Book Fair @ Doral was made possible with the support of the CODINA PARTNERS

Saturday, November 13 @ 3:00 pm
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2021)

Saturdays, September 18 – November 13 / 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens. In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing. The program is open to all teens, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary! Instructors: September 18,…

Sunday, November 14 @ 12:00 pm
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Mystery, Magic & Mayhem: Three Graphic Novel Adventures

Barb the Last Berzerker must free her fellow warriors and stop Witch Head from taking over Bailiwick in this side-splitting graphic novel by Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson. In Nidhi Chanani’s Jukebox, Shaheen and her cousin are transported through decades of music history to search for her missing father. And John Patrick Green’s sewer-loving secret agents are back to solve the mystery of giant bugs in InvestiGators: Ants in Our P.A.N.T.S.…

Sunday, November 14 @ 12:00 pm
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Storytime: Dogs at Work: Good Dogs. Real Jobs.

Have you ever wondered what dogs do all day when their people leave for school or their jobs? What if they went to work, too? Margaret Cardillo’s Dogs at Work: Good Dogs. Real Jobs. is a clever picture book that describes all the real jobs that dogs do. From a therapy dog to a mayor dog and even a lobster-diving dog, the possibilities will surprise you! But, of course, there is one job that dogs love more than any other: being a best friend.…

Sunday, November 14 @ 12:00 pm
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Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora

In Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora, bestselling and award-winning authors as well as up-and-coming voices interrogate the different myths and stereotypes about the Latinx diaspora. These 15 original pieces delve into everything from ghost stories and superheroes, to memories in the kitchen and travels around the world, to addiction and grief, to identity and anti-Blackness, to finding love and speaking your truth. Full of both sorrow and joy, this collection is an essential celebration of this rich and diverse community.…

Sunday, November 14 @ 3:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Poesía en español sin fronteras

Volvemos a encontrarnos en persona y los invitamos a una cita con la poesía contemporánea. Alejandro Pérez Cortés, poeta, narrador y profesor mexicano que reside en Estados Unidos, ganó el Premio Paz 2020 organizado por la Feria del Libro de Miami y National Poetry Series, fallado por José Kozer, y presenta: Ima y Coli son el árbol que nunca fue semilla. Joaquín Badajoz, miembro correspondiente de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Español (ANLE) ofrece Cántaro,…

Sunday, November 14 @ 5:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Poesía en español sin fronteras

Speakers: Pilar Quintana, Beatriz Mendoza Es un gusto para la Feria recibir este año a la narradora y guionista de cine colombiana Pilar Quintana, ganadora del Premio Alfaguara de Novela 2021, quien presenta Los abismos, un relato protagonizado por una niña que asume las revelaciones de su madre y los silencios de su padre para empezar a construir su propio mundo. La autora conversará con la escritora y periodista Beatriz Mendoza. Este evento requiere entradas: Gratis.…

Sunday, November 14 @ 7:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Amor Towles: On The Lincoln Highway: A Novel

Miami Book Fair 2021 will kick off with New York Times bestselling author Amor Towles, appearing live and in person in a very special Evenings With presentation. In his latest title, The Lincoln Highway: A Novel (Viking), Towles introduces 18-year-old Emmett Watson – his parents dead, their farm gone, and fresh from serving 15 months for involuntary manslaughter in a work farm. Emmett longs to start a new life in California with his younger brother. But two friends who have escaped from the work farm and caught up with Emmett have a very different plan in mind.…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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2020 National Poetry Series Winner W.J. Herbert

The National Poetry Series was established in 1978 to recognize and promote excellence in contemporary poetry by ensuring the publication of five books of poetry annually through participating publishers. In addition, the National Poetry Series has partnered with Miami Book Fair to award the Paz Prize in Poetry, which ensures bilingual publication for a book of poems written in Spanish. This conversation features W.J. Herbert on Dear Specimen: Poems, in conversation with the judge who selected her manuscript, Kwame Dawes,…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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A New Reckoning: Two Graywolf Poets on Selfhood, Survival & the Second Book

The Renunciations: Poems is a book of resilience, survival, and the journey to radically shift one’s sense of self in the face of trauma. Moving between a childhood marked by love and abuse and the breaking marriage of that adult child, Donika Kelly charts memory and the body as landscapes to be traversed and tended. These poems construct life rafts and sanctuaries even in their most devastating confrontations with what a person can bear, with how families harm themselves.…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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A Reading & Conversation With Ana Castillo

In My Book of the Dead: New Poems, essayist, editor, activist, novelist, and translator Ana Castillo returns to her first literary love, poetry, and unflinchingly addresses some of the bitter realities of the past decade: the environmental crisis, COVID-19, children in detention camps, and Trump’s presidency. Moderated by Michael Torres, author of An Incomplete List of Names: Poems. Sponsored by…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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A U.S. Poet Laureate in Conversation

Joy Harjo, the first Native American to serve as U.S. poet laureate, celebrates the stories of her ancestors and family as well as the influences that shaped her work in Poet Warrior: A Memoir. She returns to the Miami Book Fair to talk about the memoir and her historic three terms as laureate. Presented in partnership with the Library of Congress and O, Miami and moderated by Robert Casper, head of Poetry and Literature at the Library of Congress.…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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Centenario del nacimiento de Augusto Monterroso

Los narradores Ana María Shua (Argentina), Pía Barros (Chile), Agustín Monsreal (México), Raúl Brasca (Argentina), Pablo Montoya (Colombia) y José María Merino (España) dialogan sobre la obra del gran escritor nacido en Honduras y formado en Guatemala Augusto Monterroso, maestro del microrrelato, al cumplirse cien años de su nacimiento. Con el apoyo del…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance

In A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance, poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib examines how Black performance, from music to dance to schoolyard fistfights, is woven into the fabric of American culture. Moderated by Leonard Pitts Jr., Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of The Last Thing You Surrender: A Novel of World War II.…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Animal: A Novel

In Animal: A Novel, Lisa Taddeo tells the story of Joan, who – even after spending a lifetime enduring the cruelties of men – witnesses an unbelievably shocking act of violence. And in its aftermath she unravels a horrific event from her childhood that empowers her to finally strike back. Moderated by Natasha Lunn, author of the upcoming Conversations on Love: Lovers, Strangers, Parents, Friends, Endings, Beginnings.…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Burnt Sugar: A Novel & The Archer

Avni Doshi‘s Burnt Sugar: A Novel is a story of love and betrayal between a mother and her daughter, who now confronts the task of caring for a woman who never cared for her. It’s a journey into shifting memories and the subjective nature of truth. In Shruti Swamy’s The Archer, a young Indian woman discovers kathak, a centuries-old dance form requiring utmost discipline and focus. Soon, pursuing artistic transcendence through kathak becomes the organizing principle of her life.…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Dream Girl: A Novel & The Dark Hours

In Dream Girl: A Novel, Laura Lippman shares the story of writer Gerry Andersen, injured in a freak fall and confined to a hospital bed in his high-rise apartment. Then late one night, the phone rings – and the caller claims to be the “real” Aubrey, the title character from Andersen’s most successful novel, Dream Girl. But there is no “real” Aubrey, and her corporeal claimant is threatening to visit and suggesting he owes her something. In Michael Connelly’s The Dark Hours – the fourth installment in the Ballard and Bosch series – a killer strikes on New Year’s Eve and LAPD detective Renée Ballard and detective Harry Bosch join forces to find justice for the victim,…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Our Last Blue Moon: A Memoir

In Our Last Blue Moon: A Memoir, her first book, psychotherapist and former dancer and choreographer Kris O’Shee tells the story of the loss of her husband, Alan Cheuse, the novelist, teacher, and literary commentator known as the “voice of books” on NPR’s All Things Considered. Panelists include poet Robert Pinsky, fiction writer Ana Menéndez, and Elizabeth Gutting, a former student of Cheuse’s who now serves as assistant director of the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center,…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Pinkie Promises

Polly, the protagonist of Senator Elizabeth Warren and Charlene Chua’s Pinkie Promises, knows she’s strong and capable. But whenever she offers to help her uncle or brother or neighbor, they tell her: “That’s not what girls do.” Then Polly goes to a rally to meet a woman running for president, and they make a pinkie promise to remember all the things that girls do. Moderated by author, activist, and actor Busy Philipps.…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Piranesi

Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi is set in a dreamlike alternative reality, where the house inhabited by its namesake protagonist is no ordinary building: Within its infinite labyrinth of halls, an ocean is imprisoned. And as Piranesi explores his dwelling, a terrible truth begins to unravel. Moderated by Madeline Miller, author of Circe.…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Sit Down to Rise Up: How Radical Self-Care Can Change the World

Mindfulness doesn’t have to be an individualistic solution to our challenges. In Sit Down to Rise Up: How Radical Self-Care Can Change the World, Shelly Tygielski argues that mindfulness can also be a powerful tool for spurring profound social change by going inward. Moderated by Arianna Huffington, author and founder of The Huffington Post.…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Somebody’s Daughter: A Memoir & An American Marriage: A Novel.

Somebody’s Daughter: A Memoir is Ashley C. Ford‘s powerful debut work, a story of growing up a poor Black girl in Indiana battling her body and her environment, within a family fragmented by incarceration. For Celestial and Roy, the couple at the center of Tayari Jones‘ An American Marriage: A Novel, the American dream in sight. But it all collapses when Roy is arrested and sentenced to 12 years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit.…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto

Drawing on both political observations and personal experience as a Black son of the South, New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow heralds a call to action in The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto by which Black people can finally achieve equality, on their own terms. Moderated by writer and podcaster Touré, author of Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?: What it Means to Be Black Now.…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from The New Yorker

The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from The New Yorker is a collection of the venerated magazine’s writing on race in America. Spanning a century, this anthology edited by Jelani Cobb and David Remnick brings together contributions by writers such as James Baldwin, Elizabeth Alexander, Hilton Als, Vinson Cunningham, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Malcolm Gladwell.…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood

Dawn Turner’s memoir Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood is about three Black women – Turner, her younger sister Kim, and her best friend, Debra – friends since childhood. In examining their fates, the author offers an exploration of race, opportunity, friendship, sisterhood, and the forces that allow some to flourish but cause others to falter. Moderated by Michel Martin, journalist and correspondent for NPR.…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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John Lithgow: On A Confederacy of Dumptys: Portraits of American Scoundrels in Verse

In A Confederacy of Dumptys: Portraits of American Scoundrels in Verse, actor, author, and illustrator John Lithgow, with cutting humor, offers a rogues’ gallery of American villains, powerful men and women who were corrupt, venal, criminal, adulterous, racist, or just plain disgusting.…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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Merissa Nathan Gerson: On Forget Prayers, Bring Cake: A Single Woman’s Guide to Grieving

Merissa Nathan Gerson’s Forget Prayers, Bring Cake: A Single Woman’s Guide to Grieving is a relatable account of one woman’s reckoning with loss, and a guide to the world of self-recovery, self-love, and the skills necessary to meet one’s own needs in times of pain – especially when that pain is suffered alone.…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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Un café con Carmen Posadas

La laureada escritora uruguayo-española Carmen Posadas escoge como protagonista de su nueva novela histórica a La peregrina, la perla más famosa de todos los tiempos procedente de las aguas del mar Caribe; un objeto destinado a pasar de mano a mano y a tener una trayectoria azarosa y aventurera. La autora conversará con la promotora de lectura Valentina Trava. Con el apoyo del…

Monday, November 15 @ 6:00 pm
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Lee Child: On Better Off Dead: A Jack Reacher Novel.

Jack Reacher was heading west and walking under the desert when he came upon a curious scene: A Jeep crashed into the only tree for miles around, with a woman slumped over its steering wheel. Is she dead? No – and nothing is what it seems. In Better Off Dead: A Jack Reacher Novel, the 26th installment of the Reacher saga, authors Lee Child and Andrew Child place their hero in the middle of a game in which the loser is always better off dead.…

Monday, November 15 @ 7:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Jean Becker & Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush: On The Man I Knew: The Amazing Story of George H.W. Bush’s Post-Presidency

Jean Becker’s The Man I Knew: The Amazing Story of George H.W. Bush’s Post-Presidency tells how, after his loss to Bill Clinton in 1992, former President Bush rebuilt his life and found a way to make a difference. Joining Becker is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, author of Reply All and the second son of H.W. This is a ticketed event: $20. This event requires a ticket for admission. All in-person events at MBF 2021 will require a ticket for entry.…

Monday, November 15 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Sarah Schulman & Jackson Howard: On Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993

Based on more than 200 interviews with Act Up members, author Sarah Schulman’s Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 offers a revelatory exploration and reassessment of the inner workings, conflicts, achievements, and ultimate fracture of the AIDS awareness coalition. Joining Schulman is her editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Jackson Howard. This is a ticketed event: $20.  This event requires a ticket for admission. All in-person events at MBF 2021 will require a ticket for entry.…

Tuesday, November 16 @ 12:00 pm
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2020 National Poetry Series Winner Trevor Ketner

The National Poetry Series was established in 1978 to recognize and promote excellence in contemporary poetry by ensuring the publication of five books of poetry annually through participating publishers. In addition, the National Poetry Series has partnered with Miami Book Fair to award the Paz Prize in Poetry, which ensures bilingual publication for a book of poems written in Spanish. This conversation features Trevor Ketner on [WHITE], in conversation with the judge who selected their manuscript, Forrest Gander,

Tuesday, November 16 @ 12:00 pm
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Anita F. Hill: On Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence

In 1991, Anita F. Hill offered landmark testimony against soon-to-be Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as a sexual menace. Her Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence is part memoir, part law and social analysis, and a call to arms which addresses the origins and course of gender violence in our society.…

Tuesday, November 16 @ 12:00 pm
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De cárceles y sueños de libertad

El periodista cubano Pedro Corzo, quien trabaja en Radio Martí, en WLRN y en El Nuevo Herald, presenta junto al periodista Orlando Gutiérrez la obra Armando Sosa Fortuny, mártir de la libertad, que reúne testimonios y una semblanza sobre este preso político cubano que pasó cuarenta y tres años de su vida en las cárceles de la isla.…

Tuesday, November 16 @ 12:00 pm
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El poder de lo cotidiano en la novela

La narradora argentina Marina Condó presenta Flores de la calle, obra ganadora del premio SED 2021, que combina el tema del viaje con lo marginal, el fanatismo y el amor. Gerardo Fernández Fe, novelista, poeta, ensayista y traductor cubano llega con Hotel Singapur, novela en la que las historias de vida de varios personajes se van entrelazando con la del narrador. El novelista, cuentista, editor y gestor cultural cubano-dominicano José Fernández Pequeño ofrece Tantas razones para odiar a Emilia,…

Tuesday, November 16 @ 12:00 pm
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FSG Celebrates 75 Years of Poetry: Frank Bidart & Yusef Komunyakaa

In Against Silence: Poems, Frank Bidart writes of the cycles we cannot escape and the feelings we cannot forget. Our history is not a tabula rasa, but a repeating, refining story of love and hate, of words spoken and cruelties enacted. Moving among the dead and the living, the figures of his life and of his past, Bidart calls forth – with nothing settled and nothing forgotten, we must speak. Everyday Mojo Songs of Earth: New and Selected Poems,…

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