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March 2019

All day event.
Friday, March 1
Various Locations

Book Discussions: Various Miami Dade Public Library Branches

A minimum of 12 book discussions will take place at public libraries, independent bookstore, Books & Books and MDC campuses. Free books will be distributed to all participants. Educational and promotional materials provided by NEA will accompany the books to serve as springboards for discussion. Wednesday, March 06, 2019 / 1:00 PM PINECREST BRANCH, 5835 SW 111 ST., PINECREST. FL 33156 (305-668-4571) Thursday, March 07, 2019 / 10:15 AM MIAMI BEACH REGIONAL, 227 22 ST., …

April 2019

Tuesday, April 2 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (April 2019)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: JV Portela Theme: Reading to Transform & Translate 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 one back!…

Friday, April 5 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

Sisi Colomina González presenta Cocina al minuto de Nitza Villapol

Las más emblemáticas recetas de la legendaria nutricionista y especialista en comida cubana Nitza Villapol explicadas paso a paso. Sisi Colomina González estará en conversación con Jenny Starr Pérez. Nitza Villapol conquistó los hogares cubanos con recetas fáciles y rápidas de preparar gracias a su programa de televisión Cocina al minuto, que se mantuvo al aire por más de cuarenta años. Ahora, en las páginas de esta nueva edición de su clásico libro, los lectores podrán disfrutar de las más emblemáticas recetas de la cocina criolla cubana,…

Saturday, April 13 @ 2:00 pm
Miami Dade College Homestead Campus
500 College Terrace, Homestead, FL 33030 United States

Storybook Picnic for the Whole Family!

Miami Book Fair, Conecta: Miami Arts and Fundación Cuatrogatos, present Storybook Picnic, a literary picnic the whole family can enjoy. Children and their families are invited to an unforgettable and fun-filled afternoon, complete with live music and dancing, theater and storytelling sessions, and baskets brimming with FREE children’s books to take home. Activities begin at 2 p.m. and will include the following: HOW MANY TALES CAN YOU TELL? An improvisational theater piece by Creative Stage Productions that encourages children to use their imaginations by improvising their magical characters and stories on stage.…

Monday, April 22 @ 8:00 pm
Centro Cultural Español
1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Noche de poesía con Lilliam Moro y Emilio de Armas

En saludo al Día Mundial del Idioma Español la Fundación Cuatrogatos, en colaboración con Feria del Libro de Miami y el Centro Cultural Español de Miami, presenta el lunes 22 de abril de 2019, una noche de poesía con dos destacados autores como invitados: Lilliam Moro y Emilio de Armas. Este evento se inserta en el programa Cervantes en Miami. Lilliam Moro, poeta y novelista, nació en La Habana, en 1946. Perteneció al grupo intelectual de Ediciones El Puente.…

Tuesday, April 23 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

Tómate una copa y escribe mejor: ¡celebremos cuatro años de tertulias compartidas!

Tómate una copa y escribe mejor: ¡celebremos cuatro años de tertulias compartidas! Para celebrar el 4to. aniversario de Tómate una copa y escribe mejor y festejar el Día del Libro, el 23 de abril invitamos a todos los autores que han conducido alguna de estas tertulias de creación literaria para que se sumen a la celebración. El equipo del Programa de Autores Iberoamericanos de la Feria del Libro de Miami asumirá la conducción del evento e invita a los autores y al público general a beber una copa de vino y desatar su creatividad.…

Saturday, April 27 @ 2:00 pm
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States

Read to Learn Books for Free Book Drive – Schoolhouse Rock LIVE!

Actor’s Playhouse will be running a book drive for Read to Learn Books for Free during their special performances of Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! (based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970’s Saturday morning cartoon series)! Saturdays, April 25 – May 23 @ 2 p.m. The Emmy Award-winning 1970’s Saturday morning cartoon series comes to life onstage in Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! This pop culture phenomenon follows Tom, a nerve-wracked schoolteacher, who is extremely worried about his first day of school tomorrow.…

May 2019

Sunday, May 5 @ 11:00 am
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States

2019 Little Haiti Book Festival

Miami Book Fair is partnering with Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Inc., to present the Little Haiti Book Festival on Sunday, May 5, 2019. This book festival, which features vibrant cultural exposure to writers, booksellers, performers, and more, is part of Miami Book Fair’s ReadCaribbean programming. Simultaneous interpretation in English when appropriate. This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59 Ter. Miami,…

Wednesday, May 8 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Craft & Voice: Poetry Workshop with Ilya Kaminsky

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 8 – 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In this class, we will talk about poems from around the world and also discuss your own work. Everyone will receive a line-by-line reading of their poetry. The details, images and sounds, the aspects of line, line-break, metaphor, and other tools of our craft will be discussed in depth. The focus here is on you: how can your work grow, develop, what tools of poetic craft might best fit your voice?…

Wednesday, May 8 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Experimental Writing for Non-Experimental Writers with Porochista Khakpour

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 8 – 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. What does it mean for writing to be experimental? The great writer Margaret Atwood defines it as writing “that sets up certain rules for itself . . . while subverting the conventions according to which readers have understood what constitutes a proper work of literature.” In making its own rules, a lot of the old rules have to be tossed out, of course, and so this workshop provides a few examples of the most innovative,…

Wednesday, May 8 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Screenwriting Inside Out with Julia Solomonoff

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 8 – 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This workshop focuses on character-driven storytelling, going beyond plot formulas and binary morals.  A study of contemporary screenplays and films with complex protagonists and challenging relationships (character introduction, intimate moments, dramatic tension, the “necessary and unavoidable” obstacle, exploring theme and story, subtext and text) Format: A healthy mix of lecture and workshop, viewing clips, analyzing scenes from screenplays, and creating a scene with dramatic tension.…

Wednesday, May 8 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Wildness and Carefulness of Writing a Novel with Moriel Rothman-Zecher

3-Day Workshop Wednesday – Friday, May 8 – 10 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In order to create a new universe — i.e., a novel — a writer needs a sense of recklessness, boldness, imagination, and wildness. But in order to tame this universe, to sharpen its logics, and to make enough sense out of its rhythms to tell a compelling story, a writer needs discipline, methodology, grit, and carefulness. In this workshop, we will explore the contradictory and complementary ideas of wildness and carefulness in novel writing,…

Wednesday, May 8 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

What We Remember: A Workshop on Character and Memory in Fiction with Angela Flournoy

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 8 – 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Embedded in the stories we write are numerous smaller stories–the ones characters tell themselves about the lives they’ve led and the people they’ve known, which combine to give us a fuller sense of characters and their concerns. We will examine memory as a vital tool for character development, and we will look at the ways that memory can influence nearly every other element of a work of fiction.…

Wednesday, May 8 @ 10:00 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Manuscript Consultations with Melissa Danaczko

Various times, as appointed (Wed., May 8 – Sat., May 11) | Consultations are limited to 30 people. Genre preferences: All Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fiction and Adult Non-Fiction (aside from prescriptive non-fiction, cookbooks, and art/design books). Manuscripts must be a max of 10 double-spaced pages, formatted as follows: Must include a single-spaced, one-page synopsis of your manuscript-in-progress. Formatting: Please submit your sample material double-spaced in Times New Roman 12-pt font, and include page numbers. Include your name and email in the header of each page.…

Wednesday, May 8 @ 12:30 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Wednesday Reader Bundle (lunch + craft talks)

12:30 p.m.: Literary luncheon with readings by Angela Flournoy & Ilya Kaminsky (lunch included) 2:30 p.m.: Craft talk series with Porochista Khakpour & Moriel Rothman-Zecher Continue your immersive experience by hearing nationally renowned authors explore various elements of the craft of creative writing. Porochista Khakpour TBD On Writing Younger Protagonists in Adult Fiction with Moriel Rothman-Zecher In many literary novels that are geared toward adults but centered around teenage characters,…

Wednesday, May 8 @ 6:45 pm
MDC’s Tower Theater
1508 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Film Screening & Discussion with Writer / Director Julia Solomonoff

Nadie nos mira / Nobody’s Watching is a film about the struggle of self-imposed exile; how the pleasures of anonymity and freedom contrast with the pain of loneliness and loss that shapes immigrant experience. Nico, mid 30s, is a young Argentine actor fighting to build a career in the US, without assistance, or connections, never too far from heart-breaking failure, but often blinded by the mirage of immediate success. Followed by a discussion with writer and director Julia Solomonoff. …

Thursday, May 9 @ 12:30 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Thursday Reader Bundle (lunch + craft talks)

12:30 p.m.: Literary luncheon with a reading by Porochista Khakpour (lunch included) 2:30 p.m.: Craft talk series with Angela Flournoy & Ilya Kaminsky Continue your immersive experience by hearing nationally renowned authors explore various elements of the craft of creative writing. On Writing the Group with Angela Flournoy This craft talk will examine the benefits and challenges of working with a large cast of characters in fiction, with a focus on techniques to ensure adequate characterization and depth.…

Thursday, May 9 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (2019 Writers Institute Edition)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Writers Institute Edition Instructor: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (followed by A Night With the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 featuring Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Hanah Lillith Assadi, Akwaeke Emezi, Lydia Kiesling, and Moriel Rothman-Zecher) 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.…

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

Trabajar entre líneas. Un taller de lecto-escritura literaria con Andrés Neuman

Curso de tres clases: 9, 10 y 11 de mayo Jueves 9 y viernes 10: 6:00 p.m. a 9:00 p.m. Sábado 11: de 10:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. Un curso intensivo con un enfoque dinámico, no académico y que pondrá énfasis en los aspectos prácticos a lo largo de tres sesiones: 1- Principios y finales, dedicada al análisis formal de primeras y/o últimas páginas de diversas novelas clásicas; 2-Escribir=reescribir: una sesión dedicada a leer y revisar distintos textos de las personas inscritas,…

Thursday, May 9 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

A Night With the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35

6:30 p.m.  | First Draft: Miami Writers Institute Edition 8 p.m. | A Night with the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Honorees The National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 program honors young fiction writers at the beginning of their careers. Every year, five National Book Award Finalists select one promising writer each to recognize at the beginning of National Book Awards week in November; each Honoree is under 35 and has published one novel or short story collection.…

Friday, May 10 @ 12:30 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Friday Reader Bundle (lunch + publishing seminar with Melissa Danaczko)

1-Day Publishing Seminar (lunch included) Friday, May 10 | 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. How do you find an agent—and do you even need one? What is the editorial process like? What role does a publisher play in terms of production, sales, marketing, publicity, etc? Do authors need to participate in social media? As an emerging writer, it can be incredibly difficult to navigate this space. With over a decade of publishing experience, Melissa Danaczko will walk you through the process of preparing your manuscripts and query letters;…

Saturday, May 11 @ 5:00 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

El escritor Andrés Neuman presenta su novela Fractura

El autor argentino-español presenta su novela Fractura, en la que se entretejen amor y humor, historia y energía, y la belleza emerge de las cosas rotas. Con esta obra Neuman regresa con fuerza a la narrativa de largo aliento, que lo consagró internacionalmente con El viajero del siglo, y firma su obra mayor. El autor estará en conversación con el escritor chileno José Ignacio “Chascas” Valenzuela. “Me mostró sus cicatrices. Un fino entramado en los antebrazos y la espalda.…

Saturday, May 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Lightbox at Goldman Warehouse
404 NW 26 Street , Miami, 33127 United States

Lip Service Presents a Night of True Stories, Out Loud (May 2019)

Tickets: $20 (scroll down to purchase!) LIP SERVICE: True Stories, Out Loud is the smartest, hottest, and most honest storytelling event in South Florida. A blend of theater, storytelling, and literature, Lip Service features eight true stories presented before a live audience. The stories presented at Lip Service shows are hilarious, heartbreaking, poignant, embarrassing, inspiring—and all true! Please note: Lip Service stories and language may not be appropriate for children. Want to be part of the next show? Send your true,…

July 2019

Saturday, July 6 @ 2:00 pm
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States

Read to Learn Books for Free Book Drive – Puss in Boots

Actor’s Playhouse will be running a book drive for Read to Learn Books for Free during their special performances of Puss in Boots (a musical retelling of the classic tale by Charles Perrault)! Saturdays, July 6 – 27, 2019 @ 2 p.m. Everyone’s favorite swashbuckling “Feline in Footwear” shines in this musical retelling of the classic tale by Charles Perrault. Discover how Puss gets his Bodacious Boots and Flashy Fedora, and then join him as he helps the Miller’s youngest son go from rags to riches.…

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