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October 2017
Thursday, October 26 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books at the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (October 2017)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Julie Marie Wade Theme: writing PRIDE & resisting PREJUDICE 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…

Monday, October 30 @ 7:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Scott Kelly, Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

Co-presented by Books & Books A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station--a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years. The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly inimical to human life. He…

November 2017
Thursday, November 9 @ 6:00 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Getaway with Jeff Kinney

Celebrate the 12th book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, The Getaway (Amulet Books)! With the cold weather and the stress of the approaching holiday season, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. But the Heffleys soon discover that paradise isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Get your copy of The Getaway signed, and have a picture taken with Jeff Kinney! While you’re at it, experience one of The…

Sunday, November 12 @ 2:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Cultura dominicana, de la A a la Z

La Feria del Libro de Miami presenta el Diccionario cultural dominicano, del escritor y cineasta Jimmy Sierra, con la presencia del expresidente Dr. Leonel Fernández Reyna, quien prologó la obra. El libro ofrece una cosmovisión del mundo cultural de la República Dominicana, desde sus orígenes hasta nuestros días. Abarca música, danza, literatura, pintura, arquitectura y escultura, así como cine, folclor y otros aspectos del mundo cultural. Patrocinado por: Con el apoyo de la Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo.

Sunday, November 12 @ 4:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Cita con María Dueñas

In Spanish with translation into English An Evening with María Dueñas El Programa de Autores Iberoamericanos de la Feria del Libro de Miami da inicio a sus eventos con la presencia de la reconocida autora española María Dueñas, quien, tras dos décadas dedicada a la vida académica, irrumpe en 2009 en el mundo de la literatura con El tiempo entre costuras, a la que sigue en 2012 Misión olvido. Ambas novelas se han convertido en grandes bestsellers internacionales, con traducciones…

Sunday, November 12 @ 4:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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The Light’s On At The Porch

The Light’s On At The Porch The Porch opens with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games, a community coloring wall from The Wynwood Coloring Book, Silent Poetry Disco curated by the Academy of American Poets, outdoor photo exhibits BBQ Men & Women of Goulds and Hurricane, the Miami Stories Recording Booth, and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers!

Sunday, November 12 @ 5:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Celebración de los 30 años de el Nuevo Herald

Celebrating 30 years of el Nuevo Herald La Feria del Libro de Miami y el Centro Cultural Español de Miami —en el día inaugural de esta 34ta edición de la Feria— invitan a celebrar los 30 años de fundación y servicios a la comunidad de el Nuevo Herald. Empleados y colaboradores, activos y retirados, se reunirán a celebrar sus libros publicados y el cumpleaños del periódico, reafirmando el liderazgo de el Nuevo Herald entre los medios de comunicación en español…

Sunday, November 12 @ 5:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Happy Hour

Happy Hour Start the Book Fair off right with the music of legendary DJ Le Spam, a cold one from Biscayne Bay Brewing, and poems on demand, brought to you by the Miami Poetry Collective.

Happy Hour

Sunday, November 12 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Exhibition Tours

Exhibition Tours: Curators and artists from The Porch’s ongoing exhibitions — BBQ Men and & Women of Goulds, The Wynwood Coloring Book, and Hurricane—will be on hand to walk, talk, and even eat your way through their works—with authentic barbeque from Goulds!

Exhibition Tours

Sunday, November 12 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Special Event: A Conversation with Dan Rather

With a storied career that has spanned more than six decades, Dan Rather has earned his place as one of the world’s best-known journalists. Rather joined CBS News in 1962. He quickly rose through the ranks, and in 1981, assumed the position of Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS Evening News--a post he held for twenty-four years. His reporting across the network helped turn 60 Minutes into an institution, launched 48 Hours as an innovative news magazine program, and…

Sunday, November 12 @ 6:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Circ X

Circ X: “One part circus, two parts burlesque, a pinch of class and a dash of trash.” Combining mime, street theater and acrobatics, Circ X’s unique brand of interactive antics and artistry features performances that are provocative and outrageously funny.

Circ X

Sunday, November 12 @ 7:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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DJ Le Spam & the Spam Allstars

DJ Le Spam & the Spam Allstars blend improvisational electronic elements and turntables with latin, funk, hip hop, and dub to create an electronic descarga. We dare you not to dance!

Monday, November 13 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Drag Queen Bingo

Drag Queen Bingo: B as in bring-it-on. Play your cards right and who knows—you might just score!

Drag Queen Bingo

Monday, November 13 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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An Evening With Lawrence O’Donnell

Lawrence O'Donnell is the host of The Last Word on MSNBC. Formerly an Emmy Award-winning executive producer and writer for The West Wing, O'Donnell also served as senior advisor to Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY), chief of staff to the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works and the Senate Finance Committee. He is the author of Deadly Force and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and elsewhere. Born in Boston, O'Donnell graduated from Harvard University. The 1968 U.S. Presidential…

Monday, November 13 @ 7:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Libros desde dos orillas

La recién creada editorial Dos orillas, dirigida por el escritor cubano Nelson Simón, escoge la Feria del Libro de Miami para presentar sus tres primeros títulos: Vampires never say goodbye, del autor mexicano Luis Aguilar, en el que explora el universo sin tiempo de los muertos vivientes a través de los recursos del verso libre y la prosa poética; El hombre incompleto, del poeta y narrador cubano Manuel Adrián López, una colección de versos sobre la trascendencia de la cotidianidad,…

Monday, November 13 @ 7:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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The Bearded Ladies

Sneak peak of Miami Light Project's presentation of the South Florida premier of The Bearded Ladies, in collaboration with Miami Theatre Center. The Bearded Ladies feature cabaret artists who tackle the politics of gender, identity and artistic invention with sparkle and wit.

The Bearded Ladies

Monday, November 13 @ 7:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert Karaoke

Priscilla Queen of the Desert Karaoke – karaoke led by Karla from HialeahZ fineZt.

Monday, November 13 @ 8:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Recordando a Carlos Victoria: entre el desarraigo y el arraigo

A diez años de la desaparición física de esta importante figura de la literatura cubana, un panel, integrado por escritores y periodistas amigos, le rinde homenaje al autor de Puente en la oscuridad (Premio Letras de Oro, 1993), La travesía secreta y La ruta del mago. Con José Antonio Évora, Reinaldo García Ramos y Rodolfo Martínez Sotomayor. Patrocinado por:

Monday, November 13 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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An Evening With Patti Smith

Patti Smith is a writer, performer, and visual artist. Her memoir Just Kids received a National Book Award, and her recent book M Train is a critically acclaimed New York Times best-seller. Smith was awarded the prestigious title of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres by the French Republic. Her seminal album Horses has been hailed as one of the top one hundred albums of all time, and in 2007 she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A work of creative brilliance may seem like…

Tuesday, November 14 @ 5:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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The Light’s On At The Porch

The Porch opens with music, giant outdoor games and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers!

Tuesday, November 14 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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An Evening With Kwame Alexander, In Conversation with Edwidge Danticat

Kwame Alexander is a poet, speaker, educator, and New York Times bestselling author of twenty-four books, including The Crossover, which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the Most Distinguished Contribution to American Literature for Children. His other works include the novels He Said, She Said and Booked, as well as his nonfiction debut, The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life. He is the cofounder of LEAP for Ghana, an international literacy program.…

Tuesday, November 14 @ 6:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Liberty in a Soup

Movie Screening of Liberty in a Soup: Every January 1st, in celebration of their independence, Haitian families gather around the dinner table to celebrate their freedom with “Soup Joumou”. Independent filmmaker Dudley Alexis explores the background and meaning of this delicious and culturally significant tradition

Liberty in a Soup

Tuesday, November 14 @ 7:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Imágenes para apresar el tiempo

La investigadora, curadora y crítica de arte cubana Grethel Morell presenta Damas, esfinges y mambisas: Mujeres en la fotografía cubana 1840-1902, una revisión de la presencia femenina en la fotografía cubana del XIX. Sara Vega Miche, quien ha investigado sobre el cartel cubano y ha realizado la curadoría de varias exposiciones acerca de este tema alrededor del mundo, presenta El cartel cubano llama dos veces, con un análisis e imágenes de aquellos afiches realizados en Cuba para promover los filmes…

Tuesday, November 14 @ 7:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Cynthia “Chef Thia” Verna

Taste the Islands: Cynthia "Chef Thia" Verna, co-host of Taste the Islands cooking series, invites you to her demonstration of the best of Caribbean cuisine.

Tuesday, November 14 @ 8:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Voces poéticas de ayer y de hoy

Doctora en Filosofía y Letras e investigadora literaria de extensa trayectoria, Yara Montes presenta una edición crítica del poemario La llama en el mar, de Josefina de Cepeda, viuda del destacado escritor cubano José Antonio Ramos, con introducción y notas propias de la ensayista cubanoamericana. La poeta, escritora, artista plástica y fotógrafa cubana Ena Columbié presenta el libro, 13 poetas, y Orlando Rossardi presenta Tras los rostros, un homenaje poético a los fusilados cubanos durante los años de dictadura, inspirado en los…

Tuesday, November 14 @ 8:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Live Music by Inez Barlatier

Live Music by Inez Barlatier: Inspired by the African diaspora, Inez’s music is rhythmically irresistible!

Tuesday, November 14 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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An Evening With Wallace Shawn

A graduate of both Harvard and Oxford University, Wallace Shawn is an Obie Award-winning playwright and a noted stage and screen actor, whose credits include Manhattan, All That Jazz, Star Trek, Gossip Girl, The Princess Bride, and Toy Story. His plays The Designated Mourner and Marie and Bruce have recently been produced as films. He is co-author of the critically acclaimed cult classic movie My Dinner with Andre and author of the plays The Fever, The Designated Mourner, Aunt Dan…

Wednesday, November 15 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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The Light’s On At The Porch

The Porch opens with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers!

Wednesday, November 15 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Comic Cure

These days, who doesn’t need a laugh? Comic Cure does its part to lighten the mood with live comedy that proves its motto: “If laughter is the best medicine, then we are the pharmacy!”

Comic Cure

Wednesday, November 15 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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An Evening With Isabel Allende

This event will be presented in English with translation into Spanish. Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including The House of the Spirits, Eva Luna, Stories of Eva Luna, Of Love and Shadows, and Paula. Her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages and have sold more than 65 million copies worldwide. In her latest novel, In the Midst of Winter (Atria Books),…

Wednesday, November 15 @ 7:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Death Be Gone—O, Miami Style!

Death Be Gone—O, Miami Style! Designed and photographed by Seth Labenz, Death Be Gone (Jai-Alai Books) explores Miami’s underground culture of therapeutic lotions, divine oils, and mystical perfumes. Inspired by the book, Miami poets will read original “spell poems” guaranteed to cure ailments, bring good fortune, and ward off evil. Warning: some poems may lead to spontaneous and irresistible outbreaks of love.

Wednesday, November 15 @ 8:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Live Music by Afrobeta

Live Music by Afrobeta: Miami’s avant-dance duo brings their genre- defying groove to The Fair in a performance that’ll fix what’s broken, right what’s wrong, and heal what ails you!

Live Music by Afrobeta

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

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An Evening With Donna Brazile in Conversation with Ana Navarro

Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile is an author, syndicated columnist, television political commentator, Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee, former interim National Chair of the Democratic National Committee, as well as the former chair of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute. During the chaotic 2016 presidential campaign, Democrats turned to Brazile to right the Party’s ship. After all, she was no stranger to high stakes and dirty opponents. What Brazile found at the DNC,…

Wednesday, November 15 @ 8:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Poetas en Miami

Una noche de poesía con la poeta y narradora cubana Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, quien presenta su obra ganadora del Premio Paz de Poesía 2016 Miami Century Fox; el escritor, periodista y músico peruano Julio Llerena con El sol en la niebla, donde la ciudad de Lima aparece como escenario, y el poeta y periodista cubanoamericano Alberto Muller que llega con Cierro mis ojos y escribo estos poemas, libro dedicado íntegramente a los invidentes. Patrocinado por:

Poetas en Miami

Thursday, November 16 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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The Light’s On At The Porch

The Porch opens with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers!

Thursday, November 16 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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First Draft

First Draft: You’re inspired. But you’re also thirsty. Swing by the Porch for a drink and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out s you knock one back! Instructor: Lynne Barrett.

First Draft

Thursday, November 16 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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An Evening With Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush

Born into a political dynasty, Barbara and her sister Jenna grew up very much in the public eye. As small children, they watched their grandfather become president of the United States; just twelve years later they stood by their father's side when he took the same oath. They spent their college years being trailed by the Secret Service and chased by the paparazzi. But the tabloids didn’t tell the whole story. In Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful…

Thursday, November 16 @ 6:30 pm
Kitchen Stadium
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Booking the Cooks – An Evening of Scrumptious Bites to Benefit Miami Book Fair and Slow Food Miami

Miami Book Fair and Slow Food Miami team up to excite your senses with food, drinks, and celebrity chef demos to kick off this year’s weekend-long festival. At this exclusive VIP reception, guests will savor tastes that are created by local, farm-to-table chefs, just as they appear in their cookbooks. Norman Van Aken, Cindy Hutson, Allen Susser, Adrianne Calvo, Victor Santos, and Richard Ingraham will offer bites and showcase demos throughout the event, bringing their cookbooks to life. Slow Food…

Thursday, November 16 @ 7:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Una velada literaria entre amigos

La reconocida periodista cubana Olga Connor presenta su obra El arte de la entrevista, en la que compila diálogos con importantes autores universales, como Yevgueni Yevtushenko, Bill Clinton, Octavio Paz, Almudena Grandes, Ellen Goodman o Lydia Cabrera. El escritor, actor, guionista y director cinematográfico Enrique Pineda Barnet llega desde Cuba con El juicio de la quimbumbia, una pieza dramática que convierte a los actores en público y al público en actores. Patrocinado por:

Thursday, November 16 @ 7:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Noir at the Bar

Noir at the Bar It’s Double Indemnity meets Deliverance! First, Alex Segura, author of the acclaimed Pete Fernandez Miami Mystery series, hosts readings by some of the best mystery and crime writers around—Lynne Barrett, Joe Clifford, Vicki Hendricks and Steph Post —while Wilson Sayre and the Slayers perform bluegrass and old-timey murder ballads, from the Carter Family to the Wailin’ Jennys. You’ll be stompin’ your feet — and watching your back!

Noir at the Bar

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