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January 2018
Friday, January 26 @ 7:30 pm
Altamira Libros
219 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 33134 United States

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Germán Guerra presenta su poemario Nadie ante el espejo (Bokeh, Leiden, 2017)

El primer instrumento de cuerdas lo escuchó el hombre en una música de nadie, en el silencio que arma la pradera, disparando sus flechas contra el corazón de los bisontes; y en la alta noche —en el círculo de miedos que interroga al fuego, en el círculo de almas que proyecta en las paredes de la cueva veinte mil años de la misma sombra—, el hombre tensa la cuerda de su arco poniendo soledades y música de cámara en las palabras de los ancianos de la tribu. …

Saturday, January 27 @ 5:00 pm
Imago Art in Action
165 Majorca Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States

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José Martí: el Hombre de La Edad de Oro Homenaje por el 165º aniversario de su nacimiento

Lectura de poemas y cuentos para niños y jóvenes con la participación de seis autores radicados en Miami: Emma Artiles, Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, Daisy Valls, José Fernández Pequeño, Andrés Pi y César Segovia. Entrada gratis y abierto al público. Para toda la familia. Con la colaboración de Imago Art in Action y Fundación Cuatrogatos…

February 2018
Thursday, February 1 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

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El arquitecto José Francisco Terán presenta La última gran catedral del siglo XX

La última gran catedral del siglo XX es una síntesis de las memorias del arquitecto José Francisco Terán Callejas, quien laboró como arquitecto coordinador y director general de la obra, en conjunto con el arquitecto mexicano Ricardo Legorreta. El libro narra la gestación de la catedral de Managua, el edificio más importante construido en los últimos 24 años en Nicaragua, una obra arquitectónica bajo la promoción y apoyo del señor Tom Monaghan, dueño de la cadena Domino’s Pizza. Al ser concluida en 1993,…

Thursday, February 1 @ 7:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Mark Epstein: Advice Not Given

FREE TICKETS REQUIRED – click here Our ego, and its accompanying sense of nagging self-doubt as we work to be bigger, better, smarter, and more in control, is one affliction we all share. And while our ego claims to have our best interests at heart, in its never-ending pursuit of attention and power, it sabotages the very goals it sets to achieve. In Advice Not Given, renowned psychiatrist and author Dr. Mark Epstein reveals how Buddhism and Western psychotherapy,…

Saturday, February 3 @ 5:00 pm
Imago Art in Action
165 Majorca Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States

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El escritor argentino Pablo Brescia presenta La derrota de lo real

Pablo Brescia es, según La Jornada Semanal, “uno de esos cada vez más escasos cuentistas, diría la clásica fórmula, de pura cepa”. En La derrota de lo real, su tercer libro de relatos, todo se pone a prueba: situaciones, personajes, géneros y ustedes, los lectores. Pasión, crueldad, humor; ironía, sátira, realismo fantástico, son los ingredientes para que, como dice Naief Yeyha, en este libro “lo real sea derrotado por lo imaginario y el auténtico vencedor sea la literatura”. Pablo Brescia nació en Buenos Aires y reside en Estados Unidos desde 1986.…

Monday, February 5 @ 10:00 am
Miami Dade College North Campus
11380 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33167 United States

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African American Read-In

The African American Read-In takes place at Miami Dade College’s North Campus during the first week of February. The goal is to make literacy, education, and community a significant part of Black History Month. 2018 keynote address given by Dr. Kalfani Turè of Yale University. This event is open to high school and college students, as well as, local community members.…

Sunday, February 18 @ 11:00 am
Cuba Ocho Museum & Performing Arts Center
1465 SW 8th St, Miami, 33135 United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (February 2018)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Caridad Moro-Gronlier 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! Gay8 is a Hispanic LGBT art,…

Sunday, February 18 @ 2:00 pm
Cuba Ocho Museum & Performing Arts Center
1465 SW 8th St, Miami, 33135 United States

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Lip Service presents: Storypalooza! The “ Love Hurts” Edition

“Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, pain of love lasts a lifetime.”—Jean Pierre Claris De Florian Miami’s best literary fest joins forces with Miami’s best LGBTQI event for a fun storytelling get-together like no other!    Love hurts, right? Here’s your chance to tell the world your personal story of that bad breakup, horrible hookup, the one that got away, or the one you wish got away—and how it changed you. Miami Book Fair brings Lip Service’s open mic/live feedback event,…

Tuesday, February 20 @ 7:00 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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How to Write Your Memoir with Nikki Moustaki

Tuesdays, February 20 – March 27 (6 weeks) 7 – 9 p.m. | MDC Wolfson Campus, Downtown Miami Want to write your own story? Whether you’re new to writing or are experienced in creative nonfiction, you will hone your current skills, learn new techniques, and take your writing to the next level with workshop leader, Nikki Moustaki, author of The Bird Market of Paris: A Memoir, as well as 45 other works of book-length non-fiction. We will also discuss the memoir marketplace and publishing in this friendly,…

Wednesday, February 21 @ 7:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

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Taller de escritura creativa:
¿Cómo escribir lo que deseo contar? con Hernán Vera Álvarez.

SOLD OUT! Lamentablemente, ya no hay cupo para este taller. A pedido del público hemos abierto una segunda clase de 8 semanas empezando el martes 27 de febrero.  Para apuntarse a la nueva clase, por favor ir a https://www.miamibookfair.com/event/taller-de-escritura-creativa-como-escribir-lo-que-deseo-contar-con-hernan-vera-alvarez-2/ Para cualquier pregunta puede escribir a iflores2@mdc.edu.  Gracias por su interés. Taller de 8 semanas, los miércoles de 7:00 pm. a 9:00 pm. Un taller intensivo, de ocho clases, de escritura y lectura: consignas disparadoras, juegos para desarrollar tus ideas,…

Wednesday, February 21 @ 7:00 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Writing the World with Thomas Swick

Wednesday, February 21 – March 21 (5 weeks) 7 – 9 p.m. | MDC Wolfson Campus, Downtown Miami During this course, students work on travel stories with the intent of eventually publishing them. Discover the seven key elements – a personal voice, a point of view, imagination, insight, humor, people, dialogue – and how best to incorporate them into your stories. Learn about the importance of finding a theme – something that ties your disparate and seemingly random experiences of a place together –…

Saturday, February 24 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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The Dream Workshop: Connecting to the Subconscious Mind through Dreaming and Writing with Dr. Phyllis Baker

Saturday, February 24 (1 day) 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | MDC Wolfson Campus, Downtown Miami  Dreaming is a topic that has fascinated and illuminated humanity throughout history. Dreams as revealed by Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Eugene Aserinsky, Edgar Cayce, and a host of psychological, cultural and religious traditions, suggest that dreams can be a primary methodology for accessing higher levels of mind, consciousness and self-power. This workshop is designed to assist the participants in understanding the dreaming and writing processes,…

Saturday, February 24 @ 10:00 am
Instituto Cultural de México en Miami
1399 SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33130 United States

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Clase magistral de narrativa con Guillermo Arriaga

Horario de 10:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. Costo $69 euros (Cupos limitados) Para inscripción entrar al link de Escuela Cursiva: https://www.escuelacursiva.com/producto/clase-magistral-de-narrativa-guillermo-arriaga ¿Quieres desarrollar toda tu creatividad de la mano de uno de los grandes maestros de la narrativa? Guillermo Arriaga presenta un taller donde hablará de lo que necesita una historia para atrapar al lector. Sumérgete en una experiencia única y en vivo que te permitirá conocer, de primera mano, cómo trabaja el autor y cuáles son los elementos que prioriza a la hora de crear. …

Tuesday, February 27 @ 7:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

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Taller de escritura creativa: ¿Cómo escribir lo que deseo contar? con Hernán Vera Álvarez.

Taller de 8 semanas, los martes de 7:00 pm. a 9:00 pm. desde el 27 de febrero. ¡A pedido del público, nuevo grupo! Un taller intensivo, de ocho clases, de escritura y lectura: consignas disparadoras, juegos para desarrollar tus ideas, análisis de textos fundamentales de la literatura universal. Hernán Vera Álvarez (Buenos Aires, 1977), a veces simplemente Vera, es escritor, dibujante y editor. Ha publicado los libros de cuentos Grand Nocturno y Una extraña felicidad (llamada América),…

May 2018
All day event.
Wednesday, May 9 @ 12:00 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Manuscript Consultations with Liz Van Hoose

Various times, as appointed (Wed., May 9 – Fri., May 11) | Consultations are limited to 30 people. Genre preferences: Adult trade general fiction, memoir, and narrative nonfiction. Please no thrillers/YA/sci-fi/erotica/romance. Manuscripts must be a max of 10 double-spaced pages, formatted as follows: Must include a single-spaced, one-page synopsis of the overall manuscript. 12-point font, Times New Roman, with 1-inch margins. Double-spaced, with page numbers and the author’s name and email in the header of each page. Files must be in .doc,…

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

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Fiction and Architecture with Min Jin Lee

3-Day Workshop Wednesday – Friday, May 9 – 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. How do you furnish a room, build a house, populate a village, design a city, or make a nation? Let’s start with clumsy sketches and bold, intimidating plans. In this workshop, we will draft blueprints of our fictional worlds, giving ourselves plenty of room to err. As we revise our plans and dream up our foundations, we will write characters and scenes.…

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

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Making Fiction True: Adding Texture and Meaning with Lesley Nneka Arimah

3-Day Workshop Wednesday – Friday, May 9 – 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In this workshop, we will learn how to add dimension to stories so that they become multifaceted. We will create layers within the narrative so that our characters move through authentic worlds, whether those worlds are realistic or fantastic. Every story has a central question, but around this central question is an entire narrative ecosystem. This workshop will consider how to craft this narrative ecosystem with authenticity and complexity.…

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

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Memoir Workshop: From Brainstorming to Final Edits with Ada Calhoun

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 9 – 12 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In this four-day workshop, author Ada Calhoun will lead discussions on each stage of the memoir process: writing, research, rewriting, and submitting work for publication. Class members will read and discuss one another’s drafts, as well as inspiring examples of the form. The focus of this workshop will be on finding your own unique way to interweave the personal and the universal.…

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

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Character Development Workshop: Get to Know Your People with Sara Benincasa

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 9 – 12 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Blending in-class readings and lots of writing exercises, we’ll use the fiction workshop as a space to really get to know your characters. Come to class with no idea who you’ll create, or arrive with someone half-formed in your mind. We’ll find out what your characters want, what they need, how they move, whom they love. By the end of the workshop you may know your characters better than you know your best friend or yourself.…

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

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Craft Talk Series: Lesley Nneka Arimah & Min Jin Lee

Continue your immersive experience by hearing nationally renowned authors explore various elements of the craft of creative writing. World-Building: A Craft Talk by Lesley Nneka Arimah The best short stories render worlds that read as though they existed before the story started and continue after the story ends. How does one create the impression of a continuous world? This happens with the judicious use of details to create texture and meaning. In this craft talk, we’ll discuss how to build the world where your story is set while simultaneously advancing the narrative arc and building character.…

Wednesday, May 9 @ 7:00 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Publishing Seminar: Putting Your Best Book Forward with Liz Van Hoose 

1-Day Publishing Seminar Wednesday, May 9 | 7 – 9 p.m. Got a novel? A memoir? A great idea for a narrative nonfiction work on the secret history of butterflies? This seminar will cover the fundamentals of getting your manuscript published to its fullest potential. Pairing participant feedback with guidance from a book industry perspective, we’ll explore the publishing path from agent pitch to book launch. Topics Include: How do I pitch my book in 50 words or less?…

Thursday, May 10 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Mastering Narrative Non-Fiction with Samuel G. Freedman

2-Day Workshop Thursday – Friday, May 10 – 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In this workshop, participants will learn the principles of reporting and writing long-form narrative non-fiction, whether for magazine articles or books. They will also get detailed instruction in how to develop a book proposal, which is essential for an aspiring author to get a literary agent. And there will be discussion of the current state of the publishing industry. Samuel G.

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

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Craft Talk Series: Samuel G. Freedman & Ada Calhoun

Continue your immersive experience by hearing nationally renowned authors explore various elements of the craft of creative writing. Reporting and Writing Family History: A Craft Talk by Samuel G. Freedman Craft Talk: How do we report, research, and write about the people closest to us — our family members. Drawing on his book about his mother’s life as a young woman, “Who She Was,” Samuel Freedman of Columbia Journalism School will teach and discuss some of the best practices for doing this biographically and emotionally intensive work.…

Thursday, May 10 @ 6:30 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Cómo contar para que la historia funcione. Un taller intensivo con Claudia Piñeiro

10, 11 y 12 de mayo (Curso de tres clases) Jueves 10 y viernes 11:  6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Sábado 12: De 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Estrategias del oficio de guionista y otras disciplinas al servicio de la literatura. ¿Dónde empezar? ¿Cómo crear la curva dramática de un personaje? ¿Qué estructura sostiene mejor la historia? Abismo, climax punto de giro y otras herramientas al servicio de lo literario. ​ Claudia Piñeiro es escritora, dramaturga y guionista.…

Thursday, May 10 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

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

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. Previous honorees include Valeria Luiselli, Téa Obreht, ZZ Packer, Karen Russell, Merritt Tierce, Claire Vaye Watkins, and Phil Klay. This year, the 5 Under 35 program finalists are making their way to Miami for an evening of readings with LESLEY NNEKA ARIMAH,…

Friday, May 11 @ 2:30 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Craft Talk Series: Sara Benincasa

Continue your immersive experience by hearing nationally renowned authors explore various elements of the craft of creative writing. When You’re Stuck: How to Move Again: A Craft Talk by Sara Benincasa As writers, we all know the feeling of being stuck on a project. With warmth and humor, this talk will cover ways to jog the brain, unblock oneself, and feel relief in place of shame and worry while writing. Try out different techniques in advance to have a toolkit of options available to you the next time writer’s block strikes.…

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