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January 2020

Tuesday, January 28 @ 8:00 pm
Imago Art in Action
165 Majorca Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States

Homenaje a José Martí: “La poética de la muerte, el sacrificio y la cruz en Martí” con José Raúl Vidal y Franco

“La poética de la muerte, el sacrificio y la cruz en Martí” La charla aborda los tres conceptos que se anuncian en el título desde la óptica de una lectura semántica y conceptual que sobrevuela toda la obra escrita del autor y pensador cubano José Martí. José Raúl Vidal y Franco (La Habana, 1968). Ensayista y crítico. Investigador de la vida y obra martiana. Autor de José Martí: a la lumbre del zarzal (2014), Los Versos libres de José Martí: notas de imágenes (2015) y La narrativa cubana del exilio (2015).…

Thursday, January 30 @ 5:00 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

LA NOCHE DE LAS IDEAS. Being Alive – Être vivant – Estar vivos.

¡Los invitamos a celebrar La noche de las ideas! La Noche de la filosofía y las ideas ( La nuit de la philosophie et des idées) es un evento mundial que reúne a pensadores y artistas locales e internacionales, para debatir los principales desafíos de nuestro tiempo. Este evento se generó hace unos años en Francia y hoy se replica en los cinco continentes que celebran a la vez la libre circulación de ideas y conocimientos. En una misma noche,…

February 2020

Monday, February 3 @ 10:00 am
Miami Dade College North Campus
11380 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33167 United States

African American Read In 2020

Keynote Speaker: Anthony Abraham Jack author of The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students African American Read In is a once yearly event held at MDC’s North Campus that brings to the community an African American author of note. Celebrated during Black History Month, the keynote speaker addresses an audience of over 500 high school and college students as well as local dignitaries. This year’s speaker is Dr. Anthony Abraham Jack, Assistant Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.…

Monday, February 3 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

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.…

Tuesday, February 4 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

Ada Calhoun presents Why We Can’t Sleep

When Ada Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis, she thought that she had no right to complain. She was married with children and a good career. So why did she feel miserable? And why did it seem that other Generation X women were miserable, too? Calhoun decided to find some answers. She looked into housing costs, HR trends, credit card debt averages, and divorce data. At every turn, she saw a pattern: sandwiched between the Boomers and the Millennials,…

Wednesday, February 5 @ 7:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Workshop: How to Get Your Nonfiction Book Published with Ada Calhoun

Wednesday, February 5 (1 day) 7 – 9 p.m. | MDC Koubek Center Have a memoir you’re dying to sell? Wondering how the publishing industry works? Eager to see if you’re properly communicating your book idea? In this intensive two-hour workshop, prolific author Ada Calhoun will teach participants how to craft a nonfiction book proposal that gives them the best possible shot with agents and editors. Class members will present their book ideas to one another for critique.…

Wednesday, February 5 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

Vicente Echerri presenta su nuevo libro El caballo de ébano

La evocación de un célebre cuento de Las mil y una noches sirve como parábola de la peripecia vital de un personaje que se cree destinado al triunfo y a la fama por distintas avenidas, en las cuales se empeña sin otro fundamento que su desbocada fantasía: alto oficial del ejército, músico extraordinario, prelado, reconocido escritor… Su vida, que transcurre en la novela a lo largo de cuatro décadas —desde su adolescencia en un pueblo de Costa Rica hasta su madurez en Nueva York—,…

Thursday, February 6 @ 7:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening with Diane Rehm on When My Time Comes

Miami Book Fair is proud to partner with Books & Books to present Diane Rehm’s When My Time Comes. From Diane Rehm, renowned radio host–one of the most trusted voices in the nation–and best-selling author: a book of candor and compassion, addressing the urgent, hotly contested cause of the Right-to-Die movement, of which she is one of our most inspiring champions. Through interviews with terminally ill patients, and with physicians, ethicists,…

Saturday, February 8 @ 10:00 am
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

Making Good Time: Story and the Map of Opportunity with Lynne Barrett

Saturday, February 8 (1 day) 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Books & Books, Coral Gables Come to Books & Books (itself a crossroads), where we’ll look at how writers use place, movement, territory, obstacles, access, boundary crossing, departures, returns, and other aspects of spatial movement to construct, shape, and give meaning to stories, whether true or invented. Short examples from published work will focus on South Florida, while participants can draw on locations anywhere, real, imagined, or somewhere in between,…

Monday, February 10 @ 9:00 am
Miami Dade College North Campus
11380 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33167 United States

Florida Literary Arts Coalition: Mary Biddinger author of Partial Genius

As a member of the Florida Literary Arts Coalition, we are happy to welcome visiting author Mary Biddinger. Mary will read from her new poetry collection, Partial Genius, to students at MDC’s North Campus. In her day job Mary teaches literature and creative writing at The University of Akron and edits the Akron Series in Poetry for the University of Akron Press. Miami Book Fair has purchased copies of Partial Genius to be given free to the students.…

Monday, February 10 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

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.…

Wednesday, February 12 @ 7:00 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Writing the World with Thomas Swick

Wednesdays, February 12 – March 11 (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 –…

Wednesday, February 12 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con Rosie Inguanzo

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: “Amores crueles y narrativas inolvidables” Rosie Inguanzo (La Habana, Cuba) Poeta, profesora y actriz. Reside desde 1985 en Miami.…

Thursday, February 13 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (February 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. Instructor: Nick Garnett Theme: Just Sayin’: Tips on Writing Good Dialogue 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, 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
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

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.…

Thursday, February 27 @ 7:00 pm
Downtown Doral Pop-Up x Mind Body Social
5241 NW 87th Avenue, Suite D109, Doral, FL 33178 United States

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
3409 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, FL 33133 United States

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

Monday, March 2 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

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.…

Monday, March 9 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

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.…

Wednesday, March 11 @ 7:30 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

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,…

Monday, March 16 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

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.…

Thursday, March 19 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

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. 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!…

Monday, March 30 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

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.…

April 2020

Monday, April 6 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

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.…

Monday, April 13 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

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.…

Monday, April 20 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

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.…

Monday, April 27 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

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.…

Thursday, April 30 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (April 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. 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!…

May 2020

Wednesday, May 6 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

After, Before, and Outside an MFA with R.O. Kwon

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 6 – 9 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This is a crash course on how to find time, money, and space to write after, before, and outside an MFA. How to find residencies and fellowships, and what are best practices for applying? How helpful are writing conferences? Where can you participate in literary communities? What’s a key part of a magazine pitch? Please come to class with ideas about short pieces you’d like to pitch to publications.…

Wednesday, May 6 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Poetry: The Conscious/Subconscious with Richard Blanco

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 6 – 9 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. A poem is a conscious expression born out of the subconscious mind. Through interactive lectures and exercises, we will explore those techniques that we consciously employ in poetry, namely: the using specific, concrete imagery; the dynamics of line breaks; how to harness to power of figurative language; and the linguistics underlying musicality. Likewise, we will explore the equally important subconscious territory of memory,…

Wednesday, May 6 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Art and Craft of Memoir with Boris Fishman

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 6 – 9 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. During our time together, we will read excerpts of exemplary memoirs (and peek at a couple of craft manuals); take them apart to figure out how they became so exemplary (and to remind ourselves that their authors were once staring at a blank page, too); do some craft exercises to practice those concepts; and then deploy them in short pieces of memoiristic writing that we will workshop as a group.…

Thursday, May 7 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (2020 Writers Institute Edition)

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. 2020 MIAMI WRITERS INSTITUTE EDITION INSTRUCTOR: Ashley Wurzbacher, National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree (followed by A Night With the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 featuring Anelise Chen, Isabella Hammad,…

Thursday, May 7 @ 6:30 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Taller: “La brevedad, técnica y misterio” con Ana María Shua

Jueves  7 y viernes 8 de mayo, 6:30 a 9:30 p.m. y Sábado 9 de mayo, 10 a.m. a 1 p.m. ¿Qué es un microrrelato? ¿Es una mariposa, un perfume, una brisa, un texto narrativo? Las fronteras de la nación del microrrelato y sus países limítrofes. El microrrelato ¿nace o se hace? ¿Se trata de resumir o de ser breves? Un género des-generado. El golpe de sentido. Los formatos extra literarios. Cómo aprovechar la fuerza del adversario para derribarlo… o los conocimientos del lector para completar el significado.…

Thursday, May 7 @ 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.…

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