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August 2020

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Monday, August 3
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Speak Up! Virtual Creative Writing Summer Camp for Teens

6 days: Monday-Saturday, August 3-8, 2020 FREE TUITION! Free weeklong virtual program open to all teens. No experience necessary. Designed and powered by Miami Dade College’s Miami Book Fair team of writing and book experts. Speak Up Creative Writing Summer Camp will immerse creative teens (ages 13+) in brainstorming activities, craft exercises, and engaging workshops with established teaching poets and fiction writers. This fully online program includes: Masterclasses and live Q&A sessions with critically acclaimed authors Live interactive workshops on creative writing and performance with established teaching artists One-on-one mentorship sessions to provide in-depth feedback Virtual activities Click here to learn more or apply!…

Friday, August 7 @ 6:30 pm
Virtual (online)

A Virtual Evening with Romina Garber In conversation with Tomi Adeyemi

Books & Books & Miami Book Fair present An Evening with Romina Garber In conversation with Tomi Adeyemi discussing LOBIZONA  About the book: Some people ARE illegal. Lobizonas do NOT exist. Both of these statements are false. Manuela Azul has been crammed into an existence that feels too small for her. As an undocumented immigrant who’s on the run from her father’s Argentine crime-family, Manu is confined to a small apartment and a small life in Miami, Florida. Until Manu’s protective bubble is shattered.…

Sunday, August 9 @ 4:00 pm
Virtual (online)

A Virtual Evening with Susan Minot and Francesca Marciano

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present An Evening with Susan Minot In conversation with Francesca Marciano Discussing  Why I Don’t Write. A superb collection of short fiction–her first in thirty years and spanning many geographies–from the critically acclaimed author of Monkeys, Evening, and Thirty Girls A writer dryly catalogs the myriad reasons she cannot write; an artist bicycles through protests in lower Manhattan and ruminates on an elusive lover; an old woman on her deathbed calls out for a man other than her husband;…

Monday, August 10 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual (online)

A Virtual Evening with Darcey Steinke and Ada Calhoun

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present An Evening with Darcey Steinke In conversation with Ada Calhoun discussing Flash Count Diary. A brave, brilliant, and unprecedented examination of menopause. Menopause hit Darcey Steinke hard. First came hot flashes. Then insomnia. Then depression. As she struggled to express what was happening to her, she came up against a culture of silence. Throughout history, the natural physical transition of menopause has been viewed as something to deny, fear, and eradicate. Menstruation signals fertility and life,…

Tuesday, August 11 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual (online)

A Virtual Evening with Meg Cabot

Books & Books presents An Evening with Meg Cabot discussing No Offense.  New York Times-bestselling author Meg Cabot’s returns with a charming romance between a children’s librarian and the town sheriff in the second book in the Little Bridge Island series. Welcome to Little Bridge, one of the smallest, most beautiful islands in the Florida Keys, home to sandy white beaches, salt-rimmed margaritas, and stunning sunsets—a place where nothing goes under the radar and love has a way of sneaking up when least expected… …

Wednesday, August 12 @ 6:30 pm
Virtual (online)

First Draft: A Literary Social with Roy G. Guzmán

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 First Draft event and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back!…

Thursday, August 13 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual (online)

A Virtual Evening with Alexandra Fuller

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present “ An Evening with Alexandra Fuller” discussing “Travel Light, Move Fast” Six months before he died in Budapest, Tim Fuller turned to his daughter: “Let me tell you the secret to life right now, in case I suddenly give up the ghost.” Then he lit his pipe and stroked his dog Harry’s head. Harry put his paw on Dad’s lap and they sat there, the two of them, one man and his dog,…

Thursday, August 13 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual (online)

A Virtual Evening with Raquel Vasquez Gilliland and Aida Salazar

Books & Books presents An Evening with Raquel Vasquez Gilliland In conversation with Aida Salazar Discussing Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything.  It’s been three years since ICE raids and an ill-fated walk across the Sonoran, and since Sia Martinez’s mom disappeared. Sia knows that her mom must be dead, but every new moon Sia drives into the desert and lights San Anthony and la Guadalupe candles to guide her mom home. Then one night Sia’s life and the world as we know it cracks wide open.…

Sunday, August 16 @ 11:00 am
Virtual (online)

A Virtual Evening with Camilla Lackberg and Chris Bohjalian

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present An Evening with Camilla Lackberg  In conversation with Chris Bohjalian Discussing The Golden Cage. An exhilarating new novel from a global superstar–a sexy, over-the-top psychological thriller that tells the story of the scorned wife of a billionaire and her delicious plot to get her revenge and bring him to his knees. Faye has loved Jack since they were students at business school. Jack, the perpetual golden boy,…

Wednesday, August 19 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual (online)

A Virtual Evening with Sarah Chayes and Vicki Wilson

Books & Books presents An Evening with Sarah Chayes In conversation with Vicki Wilson Discussing On Corruption in America: And What is at Stake. From the prizewinning journalist, internationally recognized expert on corruption in government networks throughout the world, author of Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security, a major, unflinching book that looks homeward to America, exploring the insidious, dangerous networks of corruption of our past, present, and precarious future. Now, bringing to bear all of her knowledge,…

Thursday, August 20 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual (online)

A Virtual Evening with Akwaeke Emezi

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present An Evening with Akwaeke Emezi Discussing The Death of Vivek Oji.  What does it mean for a family to lose a child they never really knew? One afternoon, in a town in southeastern Nigeria, a mother opens her front door to discover her son’s body, wrapped in colorful fabric, at her feet. What follows is the tumultuous, heart-wrenching story of one family’s struggle to understand a child whose spirit is both gentle and mysterious.…

Wednesday, August 26 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual (online)

A Virtual Evening with Ruth Behar and Richard Blanco

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair presents An Evening with Ruth Behar In conversation with Richard Blanco Discussing Letters from Cuba. Pura Belpré Award Winner Ruth Behar’s inspiring story of a young Jewish girl who escapes Poland to make a new life in Cuba, while she works to rescue the rest of her family The situation is getting dire for Jews in Poland on the eve of World War II. Esther’s father has fled to Cuba,…

September 2020

Wednesday, September 9 @ 5:00 pm
Virtual (online)

15 minutos de lectura con Anjanette Delgado

Desde la Feria del Libro de Miami creemos en el poder de la lectura y la escritura para estar conectados. Como parte de nuestra programación virtual ofrecemos 15 minutos de lectura con la Feria del Libro de Miami, un espacio semanal donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live. Acompáñanos el miércoles 9 de septiembre a las 5 p.m. con Anjanette Delgado. En cada sesión, un escritor invitado leerá sus obras en directo.…

Wednesday, September 16 @ 6:30 pm
Virtual (online)

First Draft: A Literary Social with Anjanette Delgado

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 First Draft event and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back!…

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