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March 2021

All day event.
Monday, March 1
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Book Discussions @ Miami-Dade County Public Libraries

A minimum of 15 book discussions will take place at public libraries, local independent bookstore Books & Books, and MDC campuses. Book discussions will take place through video conferences managed by the Miami Dade County Public Library System. Free books will be distributed to all participants. Educational and promotional materials provided by the NEA will accompany the books to serve as springboards for discussion. Please visit MDPLS.ORG for official dates and locations of Zoom book discussions featuring LAB GIRL by Hope Jahren.…

April 2021

Wednesday, April 21 @ 7:00 pm
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An Evening with Paula McLain in conversation with Liz Moore on When the Stars Go Dark

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife comes an atmospheric novel of intertwined destinies and heart-wrenching suspense: A detective hiding away from the world. A series of disappearances that reach into her past. Can solving them help her heal? “A powerhouse of a novel that is guaranteed to keep the reader up all night.”—Kristin Hannah, author of The Four Winds Anna Hart is a seasoned missing persons detective in San Francisco with far too much knowledge of the darkest side of human nature.…

Thursday, April 22 @ 7:00 pm
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An Evening with Elizabeth McCracken in conversation with Karen Russell on The Souvenir Museum: Stories

Award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken is an undisputed virtuoso of the short story, and this new collection features her most vibrant and heartrending work to date. In these stories, the mysterious bonds of family are tested, transformed, fractured, and fortified. A recent widower and his adult son ferry to a craggy Scottish island in search of puffins. An actress who plays a children’s game-show villainess ushers in the New Year with her deadbeat half brother. A mother, pining for her children, feasts on loaves of challah to fill the void.…

Friday, April 23 @ 5:00 pm
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Celebración del Día Internacional del Libro y del Día del Idioma Español

La Feria del Libro de Miami invita a celebrar el Día Internacional del Libro y el Día del Idioma Español con Palabras para festejar el libro. En esta ocasión los poetas Kelly Martínez Grandal, Reinaldo García Ramos y Ximena Gómez junto a los narradores Teresita Dovalpage, Gerardo Fernández Fe, José Fernández Pequeño y Keila Vall de la Ville leerán textos de sus obras. Los esperamos virtualmente el viernes 23 de abril a las 5:00 p.m. para celebrar y compartir una tarde entre amigos y escritores.…

Saturday, April 24 @ 11:00 am
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The Koubek Center Presents Picnic de Libros ¡en casa!

Along with Fundación Cuatrogatos and Miami Book Fair, the Koubek Center has re-imagined our Storybook Picnics as virtual events, encouraging kids to create their personal version of the picnics at home while joining us on our virtual picnic. This monthly 30-minute bilingual multidisciplinary event aims to interest kids in literature and the arts through storytelling, poems, children’s theatre, tongue twisters, mime and circus performances, riddles, and music. Kids can join each Picnic via Facebook Live and invite their favorite stuffed animals,…

Saturday, April 24 @ 3:00 pm
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Spring 2021)

Saturdays, March 6 – May 15 / 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: March 6 and March 13: Maritza Moulite and Maika Moulite March 20: Naomi Shihab Nye April 10 and April 17: Aimée Carter April 24: Amorette “Epiphany” Lormil May 1,…

Saturday, April 24 @ 7:00 pm
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An Evening with Adam Mansbach in conversation with Dave Barry on I Had a Brother Once: A Poem, A Memoir

A brilliant, genre-defying work—both memoir and epic poem—about the struggle for wisdom, grace, and ritual in the face of unspeakable loss. “A bruised and brave love letter from a brother right here to a brother now gone . . . a soaring, unblinking gaze into the meaning of life itself.”—Marlon James, author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf my father said david has taken his own life Adam is in medias res—in the middle of his own busy life, and approaching a career high in the form of a #1 New York Times bestselling book—when these words from his father open a chasm beneath his feet.…

Monday, April 26 @ 7:00 pm
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Taller de ciencia ficción “La Revolución de los Reinos” con Giovanna Rivero

2 sesiones intensivas de 2 horas cada una Abril 26 y 29, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. En este taller de ciencia ficción y de escrituras de lo fantástico desarrollaremos una mirada panorámica a las manifestaciones contemporáneas del género en Hispanoamérica para reconocer la mitología del siglo XXI que emerge de esos mundos. La actual ciencia ficción ha volcado la mirada hacia la interioridad humana y hacia la corteza más íntima del planeta, a diferencia de las pulsiones del siglo XX que la arrojaron a las galaxias.…

Tuesday, April 27 @ 8:00 pm
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The National Poetry Series: An Evening with Robert Hass, Tracy K. Smith and Natasha Trethewey / Moderated by Daniel Halpern

Three Poets Laureate and Pulitzer Prize Winners read their work and discuss the role of the poet. The National Poetry Series, together with Books & Books, are pleased to present a reading and conversation with Robert Hass, Tracy K. Smith and Natasha Trethewey. The former poet laureates will read from their work and discuss the role of the poet amid social and political unrest. The event will be moderated by Daniel Halpern. The National Poetry Series is a literary awards program that sponsors the publication of five books of poetry each year.…

Wednesday, April 28 @ 5:00 pm
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15 minutos de lectura con María Teresa Andruetto

Te invitamos a que nos acompañes virtualmente en “15 minutos de lectura” con María Teresa Andruetto Desde la Feria del Libro de Miami creemos en el poder de la lectura y la escritura para estar conectados. Como parte de nuestra programación virtual ofrecemos 15 minutos de lectura con la Feria del Libro de Miami, un espacio quincenal donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live. Acompáñanos el miércoles 28 de abril a las 5 p.m. con María Teresa Andruetto .…

Wednesday, April 28 @ 7:00 pm
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An Evening with Blake Bailey in conversation with Francine Prose on Philip Roth: The Biography

The renowned biographer’s definitive portrait of a literary titan. Appointed by Philip Roth and granted independence and complete access, Blake Bailey spent years poring over Roth’s personal archive, interviewing his friends, lovers, and colleagues, and engaging Roth himself in breathtakingly candid conversations. The result is an indelible portrait of an American master and of the postwar literary scene. Bailey shows how Roth emerged from a lower-middle-class Jewish milieu to achieve the heights of literary fame, how his career was nearly derailed by his catastrophic first marriage,…

May 2021

Saturday, May 1 @ 3:00 pm
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Spring 2021)

Saturdays, March 6 – May 15 / 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: March 6 and March 13: Maritza Moulite and Maika Moulite March 20: Naomi Shihab Nye April 10 and April 17: Aimée Carter April 24: TBD May 1,…

Monday, May 3 @ 7:30 pm
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Antitrust: A Virtual Evening with Amy Klobuchar & Alberto Ibargüen

Miami Book Fair and Books & Books present A Virtual Evening with Amy Klobuchar & Alberto Ibargüen CLICK HERE to Purchase Tickets An important, urgently needed book from the much-admired senior senator from Minnesota, and former candidate for president of the United States—a fascinating exploration of antitrust in America and the way forward to protect all Americans from the dangers of curtailed competition, and from vast information gathering, through monopolies. From Standard Oil, and the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, to the Progressive Era’s trust-busters,…

Monday, May 3 @ 8:00 pm
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Get Your Story Off the Ground with Rebecca Makkai

Mondays, May 3 – 24 (4 weeks) 8 – 9:30 p.m. EST | Online via Google Meet  |  Register to receive link There are decisions we make (about entry point, tone, point of view, conflict, stakes, and more) in our opening pages that set us up for stories that practically write themselves, or for ones that are bound to run quickly out of steam. In this four-week class, we will examine and edit student work (on a volunteer basis) in class,…

Tuesday, May 4 @ 5:00 pm
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15 minutos de lectura con Daína Chaviano

Desde la Feria del Libro de Miami creemos en el poder de la lectura y la escritura para estar conectados. Como parte de nuestra programación virtual ofrecemos 15 minutos de lectura con la Feria del Libro de Miami, un espacio quincenal donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live. Acompáñanos el martes 4 de mayo a las 5 p.m. con la escritora Daína Chaviano. En cada sesión de “15 minutos de lectura”, un escritor invitado lee sus obras en directo.…

Tuesday, May 4 @ 6:30 pm
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Transforming Memory into Story: A Memoir and Personal Essay Workshop with Jaquira Díaz

Tuesdays, May 4 – 25 (4 weeks) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. EST  |  Online via Google Meet  |  Register to receive link In this workshop, we’ll start by reading pieces that use memory and personal narrative to tell a story. We will examine how memories can be crafted as memoir or personal essay and speak to something larger, more expansive, and how personal stories are connected to the larger world. Each day we will discuss your crafted pieces of memoir or personal essay: workshop will be a conversation that encourages and prioritizes the centering of underrepresented voices,…

Wednesday, May 5 @ 5:00 pm
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¡Tómate una copa (en casa) y escribe mejor!, con Carlos Pintado

Una tertulia literaria guiada. Embriaga a tu editor interno y ¡exprésate con libertad desde la cuarentena! ¡El COVID 19 no impide que nos contactemos a través de la escritura! Así es como funciona: te damos un tema, escribes durante diez minutos. Si quieres, compartes el texto con el resto de los participantes. Hacemos una pausa para leer los textos e intercambiar opiniones mientras te tomas una copa en casa. Después repetimos la misma dinámica. TEMA: “De tal cuento, tal astilla” Carlos Pintado: Poeta y escritor nacido en Pinar del Río,…

Saturday, May 8 @ 3:00 pm
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Spring 2021)

Saturdays, March 6 – May 15 / 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: March 6 and March 13: Maritza Moulite and Maika Moulite March 20: Naomi Shihab Nye April 10 and April 17: Aimée Carter April 24: TBD May 1,…

Wednesday, May 12 @ 6:30 pm
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First Draft: A Literary Social with Katia D. Ulysse

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 First Draft event and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back!…

Saturday, May 15 @ 3:00 pm
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Spring 2021)

Saturdays, March 6 – May 15 / 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: March 6 and March 13: Maritza Moulite and Maika Moulite March 20: Naomi Shihab Nye April 10 and April 17: Aimée Carter April 24: TBD May 1,…

Sunday, May 16 @ 1:00 pm
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Dr. Jane Goodall in Conversation with Peter Wohlleben

Miami Book Fair and Books & Books join bookstores across the country for this exclusive conversation and book launch! CLICK HERE to Purchase Tickets The New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees returns to his and his readers’ favorite subject—trees—in this powerful, timely new book. Drawing on new scientific discoveries, The Heartbeat of Trees reveals the profound interactions humans can have with nature, exploring the language of the forest, the consciousness of plants, and the eroding boundary between flora and fauna.…

All day event.
Monday, May 17
Livestreamed

Manuscript Consultations with Allison Hunter

May 17 – 21 (1 week) Various times, as appointed (Mon. – Fri., May 17 – 21). All appointment times in EST. Consultations are limited to 30 people. Online via Google Meet  |  Register to receive link Once you have registered online, please email your 1-page query letter and 10-page manuscript to Marci Cancio-Bello at mcanciob@mdc.edu by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, May 10, 2021. Genres Accepted: Adult Fiction and Adult Narrative Non-Fiction (No prescriptive,…

Wednesday, May 26 @ 7:00 pm
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Publishing Seminar: The Ins and Outs of the Book Deal, with Literary Agent Allison Hunter

Wednesday, May 26 (1 day) 7 – 8:30 p.m. EST | Online via Google Meet  |  Register to receive link An experienced literary agent will walk you through every step of the book publication process, from the art of an excellent query letter to the nitty gritty details of a book deal. Topics will include genre definitions, what’s working in the market, what to look for in an agent and editor relationship, and much more. Come with all your questions!…

August 2021

Wednesday, August 11 @ 6:30 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast

First Draft: A Literary Social with Joseph Earl Thomas

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 First Draft event and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back!…

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