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 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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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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Saturday, March 7 @ 2:00 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

Storybook PicNic

Storybook PicNic es una celebración bilingüe para toda la familia con cuenta cuentos, teatro, música, artes y manualidades, bailes y canastas de picnic llenas de libros, gratis. El evento es gratuito y su objetivo principal es exponer a los niños a la riqueza y variedad de las tradiciones culturales. Al final de la tarde serviremos un picnic especial con manteles en el césped y cestas llenas de libros, español y en inglés, que se podrán llevar a casa. En colaboración con el Koubek...

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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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Tuesday, March 10 @ 8:00 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

Conversatorio “Nuevas escrituras” en el Festival Casandra

En el marco del Festival Casandra, que celebra anualmente el papel determinante de la mujer en el mundo del teatro y de la cultura, se llevará a cabo este año el conversatorio “Nuevas escrituras”, que será moderado por Ivonne López Arenal actriz, dramaturga y directora cubana radicada en Estados Unidos. Los invitados al panel son los dramaturgos Joel Cano, Rosie Inguanzo, Adyel Quintero y Yoshvani Medina, y los actores Jorge Luis González, Yenilén Mola, Susana Pérez y Anna...

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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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Wednesday, March 11 @ 7:30 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

Matías Montes Huidobro presenta sus memorias Mi vida detrás del telón: Tomo I. República, revolución y exilio (1931-1964)

En este primer tomo de sus memorias, el dramaturgo, narrador, poeta, ensayista y profesor universitario cubano Matías Montes Huidobro evoca sus recuerdos de la etapa de su vida personal y como creador que va de 1931 a 1964. “Comprende este primer volumen de mis memorias, bajo el título de Mi vida detrás del telón, un recorrido por mis olvidos que llega hasta el momento en que paso a vivir en Hawai en 1964”, nos  Envuelto el recuerdo por la pátina del tiempo, más que por mis...

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Friday, March 13 @ 4:00 pm
Fairlawn Library, 6376 SW 8 St., Miami, FL, 33144,

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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Saturday, March 14 @ 1:00 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop with Jarod Roselló

Telling Our Own Stories: A Making Comics Workshop with Jarod Roselló, author of Red Panda & Moon Bear Comics is a powerful literary and artistic medium for telling stories. Combining cartoon imagery and text in sequential art, cartooning allows us to weave together memories, experiences, and imaginings into complex visual narratives. These narratives can take any form and cover any content. In this workshop, attendees will learn the foundational principles behind cartooning and narrative...

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    Miami Book Fair is proud to partner with @BooksandBooks to present @exlarson’s The Splendid and the Vile on Friday,… https://t.co/3wvIBMjaok
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    Congrats to Miami Book Fair longtime partner, friend, and author Edwidge Danticat for being honored with the Story… https://t.co/VRm3MvLZ8P
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    ¡El Picnic de Libros regresa al @KoubekCenterMDC el sábado, 7 de marzo! Disfruta talleres de danza y manualidades,… https://t.co/X7D7wEAdJj
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