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.

Wednesday, February 15
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...

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

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,...

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

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...

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

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...

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Wednesday, March 8 @ 6:30 pm EST
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:...

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Thursday, March 16 @ 7:00 pm EDT
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...

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Saturday, March 18 - Wednesday, April 26
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...

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

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...

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