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February 2020

Saturday, February 22 @ 10:00 am
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Taller de escritura creativa: “Quebrar los géneros: la poesía del relato”, impartido por Legna Rodríguez Iglesias

SOLD OUT! Lamentablemente, ya no hay cupo para el taller. Para apuntarse a la lista de espera, por favor registre sus datos en esta página: https://forms.gle/ZGzRXBRn6RVUTCan6. Le informaremos si surge una oportunidad de que participe. Gracias por su interés. Taller de 8 semanas, los sábados de 10:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m. Del 22 de febrero al 11 de abril Durante las ocho semanas del curso llevaremos a cabo un proceso (transgénero) de escritura creativa. Tomaremos como punto de partida la poesía (lo poético) como recurso para narrar un relato que podría no serlo,…

Monday, February 24 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop with Aja Monet

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, visit miamibookfair.com/speakup. Guest Speaker: Aja Monet  …

Thursday, February 27 @ 7:00 pm
Downtown Doral Pop-Up x Mind Body Social

Pedro Medina León presenta su nuevo libro Americana

En conversación con el escritor venezolano Luis Alejandro Ordóñez. En el Miami de 1958, un grupo de jóvenes cubanos se reúne por las noches en un chalet a conspirar un golpe para derrocar a Fulgencio Batista y así recuperar la Cuba que había sido depositada en manos de los “gringos”. En ese mismo chalet, ubicado en la Pequeña Habana del Miami contemporáneo, el Comanche (el exinspector privado que mejor conoce los bajos fondos de la ciudad) busca desenmascarar una mafia de empresarios de telemarketing que a ojos de terceros son unos prósperos negociantes,a quienes lo único que realmente les interesa es estafar a sus clientes y vendedores.…

Saturday, February 29 @ 11:00 am
Books & Books – Coconut Grove

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 home.…

March 2020

All day event.
Sunday, March 1 @ 12:00 am
Various Locations

Your Story Matters

Are you over 55? Or have a relative or friend who is over 55? Miami Book Fair is partnering with HistoryMiami Museum to gather life stories told by South Florida elders about their lives in our city for this year’s Big Read program, and we want to hear yours! To learn more and submit your Miami story, visit miamibookfair.com and/or miamistories.org/miamistories. You can also email your story to BigReadStories@gmail.com. Some questions to guide your Miami story: (These are just guidelines,…

Monday, March 2 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center

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, visit miamibookfair.com/speakup. The main workshop facilitator is Cecily Schuler,…

Monday, March 2 @ 7:30 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center

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 Better Life Award, the memoir tells the story of Chast’s parents’ final years through cartoons,…

Friday, March 6 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books – 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 here to learn more about Linda Faneuf and Gladys.…

Friday, March 6 @ 8:00 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church

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 Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally—and willing to fight to the end.…

Saturday, March 7 @ 9:30 am
Iris PhotoCollective Art Space at the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance

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,…

Saturday, March 7 @ 10:30 am
Miami Beach Library

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.…

Monday, March 9 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center

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, visit miamibookfair.com/speakup. Choose Your Own Adventure: Poetry Edition with Local Author Kyandreia Jones BEWARE and WARNING!…

Monday, March 9 @ 4:30 pm
Culmer Library

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.…

Wednesday, March 11 @ 6:15 pm
Bay Harbor Islands Library

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.…

Wednesday, March 11 @ 7:30 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center

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,…

Friday, March 13 @ 4:00 pm
Fairlawn Library

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.…

Saturday, March 14 @ 1:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center

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 structure, and create their own short comics.…

Monday, March 16 @ 2:00 pm
Bookmobile (East Ridge Retirement Home)

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.…

Monday, March 16 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center

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, visit miamibookfair.com/speakup. The main workshop facilitator is Cecily Schuler,…

All day event.
Wednesday, March 18 @ 12:00 am
Various Campuses

Visiting Author Lorene Cary Presents Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century

Lorene Cary is the author of the memoir Black Ice, three novels, a book for young readers, and a play, My General Tubman. Her one-act opera and memoir, Ladysitting, explores the author’s relationship and time spent with her grandmother Nana, a fierce and independent woman who managed a business until she was 100, and the stories of five generations of their African American family.…

Wednesday, March 18 @ 3:00 pm
North Dade Library

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.…

Wednesday, March 18 @ 5:30 pm
South Shore Library

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.…

Wednesday, March 18 @ 7:00 pm
MDC’s Tower Theater

Film Screening: THE OLDIES (LOS VIEJOS)

Directed by Rosana Matecki Country: Cuba, USA, Venezuela / Language: Spanish with subtitles in English 2018 Miami Film Festival Knight Documentary Achievement Award What is old age? What are all these years? These questions, posed by a charismatic elderly vocalist named Zaida, permeate Rosana Matecki’s poetic, compassionate and wise new documentary. The Oldies follows Santa Clara, Cuba residents Zaida, Bringuez and Cándido as they struggle to stay passionately engaged in life and art at an age when simple tasks can be challenging.…

Thursday, March 19 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (March 2020)

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. Theme: Memories (The Big Read 2020 Special Edition) Instructor: Lorene Cary 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.…

Saturday, March 21 @ 10:00 am
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center

Compartiendo tradiciones en familia: una actividad para padres, abuelos y niños

En el marco del programa anual The Big Read, la Feria del Libro de Miami presenta una propuesta artística y literaria para pasar un mañana en familia, a través de un taller donde los padres, abuelos y demás familiares compartirán con los más chicos un recuerdo de infancia, y los niños ilustrarán ese relato en un póster. En el taller, cada familia podrá reflexionar acerca de su historia y sus raíces, y expresar su experiencia elaborando un póster en el que la memoria,…

Saturday, March 21 @ 10:30 am
Coral Reef Library

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.…

Saturday, March 21 @ 10:30 am
Kendall Library

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.…

Saturday, March 21 @ 11:00 am
Naranja Library

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.…

Tuesday, March 24 @ 5:00 pm
Golden Glades Library

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.…

Thursday, March 26 @ 6:30 pm
West Flagler Library

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.…

Thursday, March 26 @ 6:30 pm
Kendale Lakes Library

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.…

Thursday, March 26 @ 7:00 pm
Imago Art in Action

¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con Hernán Vera Álvarez

Una tertulia literaria guiada. Embriaga a tu editor interno y exprésate con libertad. Así es como funciona: te damos un tema, escribes durante diez minutos. Si quieres, compartes el texto con el resto de los participantes. Hacemos una pausa para socializar y para que tomes una copa (¡la primera la invita la casa!). Repetimos la dinámica. Tema: “Historias de MIA”. Los que vivimos aquí tenemos una por contar. La relación de cada habitante con una ciudad tan compleja como sorprendente”. Hernán Vera Álvarez: Nació en Buenos Aires en 1977.…

Friday, March 27 @ 10:00 am
Lemon City Library

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.…

Saturday, March 28 @ 10:00 am
TBA

Brunch literario de la Feria del Libro de Miami: un encuentro entre escritores

Una iniciativa novedosa que convoca a escritores locales y a otros procedentes de distintos sitios que visitan nuestra ciudad para que expongan sus ideas y opiniones sobre temas relacionados con el oficio de escribir mientras se disfruta de un café y de algunos bocadillos. Un anfitrión modera la tertulia, en la que se conversa sobre temas de interés común y se intercambian experiencias en un ambiente relajado e informal. Con la participación de: José Ignacio Valenzuela (moderador), Ana Antón, Liana Fornier De Serres,…

Saturday, March 28 @ 11:00 am
South Dade Library

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.…

Monday, March 30 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center

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, visit miamibookfair.com/speakup. The main workshop facilitator is Cecily Schuler,…

April 2020

Monday, April 6 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center

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, visit miamibookfair.com/speakup. The main workshop facilitator is Cecily Schuler,…

Monday, April 13 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center

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, visit miamibookfair.com/speakup. The main workshop facilitator is Cecily Schuler,…

Monday, April 20 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center

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, visit miamibookfair.com/speakup. The main workshop facilitator is Cecily Schuler,…

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