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March 2024

All day event.
Wednesday, March 6 @ 12:00 am
Various Locations

The Big Read 2024: Miami-Dade Public Library Branch Book Discussions

Join us for a discussion of this year’s title, MADELINE MILLER’s novel CIRCE, a Greek retelling lauded as triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man’s world. 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;…

April 2024

Tuesday, April 16 @ 8:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

A Virtual Evening with Salman Rushdie and Suleika Jaouad

GET TICKETS HERE  The Books & Books Literary Foundation, Miami Book Fair, Random House Publishing Group and PEN America are proud to present internationally renowned writer, free speech advocate, and Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie in conversation with Suleika Jaouad, the New York Times bestselling author of Between Two Kingdoms, founder of The Isolation Journals, and subject of the Netflix documentary American Symphony. Rushdie’s new memoir, Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder, is a gripping account of surviving an attempt on his life 30 years after the fatwa was ordered against him.…

Thursday, April 25 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Honoring the Orishas: An Introduction to Afro-Caribbean Spiritual Traditions

Afro-Caribbean spiritual traditions are rich in lore and include a cast of deities with complicated backstories and personalities, as well as rituals to honor and curry their favor, that rival the Greek pantheon of gods and demigods we are most familiar with in the United States. In Miami, where the migration patterns of many Caribbean peoples have intersected and settled throughout history, these spiritual traditions are known by various names: Santeria or Regla de Osha (Cuba); Voudoun (Haiti); Obeah (Jamaica); and Candomble (Brazil).…

Friday, April 26 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

An Evening with Lydia Millet

The Books & Books Literary Foundation and Miami Book Fair present… AN EVENING WITH LYDIA MILLET discussing We Loved It All: A Memory of Life (W.W. Norton, $27.99) This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us. About the Book: Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2024 by the Washington Post, Oprah Daily,

Saturday, April 27 @ 2:00 pm
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Picnic de Libros: Montruos y Mitología! / Storybook Picnic: Monsters and Mythologies!

Come dressed as your favorite god or monster for a mythological edition of Cuatrogatos’ Picnic de Libros! Bring the whole family together for a day of multicultural explorations featuring activities and performances with GOGO MOAD, Miami Bloco, Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu, NMB Discovery Library, and so much more, including a Japanese yokai photo op! Select children’s books will be given away while supplies last; programming in Spanish and English; free. Co-presented in partnership with the Koubek Center,

May 2024

Wednesday, May 1 @ 7:00 pm
MDC Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd St., Miami, 33135 United States

Celebración Día del Libro

7:00 pm (hora Miami) DESCRIPTION: La Feria del Libro de Miami invita a las instituciones culturales más representativas de la ciudad a sumarse a la celebración anual del Día Internacional del Libro. El evento será una excelente oportunidad para que el público tenga un contacto cercano con los gestores culturales de Miami, mientras conmemoramos una fecha fundamental para la comunidad hispanohablante. Para el evento invitamos a autores representantes de cada entidad a leer un breve texto de su obra.…

Sunday, May 5 @ 11:00 am
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Children’s Alley
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Create! Kids Art-Making Studio

Join us at the Children’s Alley art-making studio for a day of creativity and cultural exploration with GO GO MOAD and Haitian artist Asser Saint-Val. Don’t miss this chance to immerse your kids in Haitian art and culture while fostering their creativity. This year, Saint-Val will guide participants through an engaging “ti kay” project, where they’ll craft their own miniature Haitian houses inspired by the iconic architecture of Little Haiti. Families will delve into Haitian art techniques, celebrating the community’s heritage through vibrant crafts and colorful patterns.…

Sunday, May 5 @ 11:00 am
Little Haiti Cultural Center – Science Room
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, 33137 United States

Dino Prints & Robot Art

Dino Prints & Robot Art bridges the captivating gap between the ancient past and the innovative present, offering a comprehensive cultural experience for families. In collaboration with HistoryMiami Museum, kids and their parents are transported through time with an educational collection display. This interactive showcase brings the prehistoric world to life, featuring replicas of mastodon teeth and ancient animal skulls, inviting hands-on exploration and fostering a love for history and science. Delve deeper into the past with a fossil imprint workshop,…

Sunday, May 5 @ 11:00 am
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Courtyard
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Discover the Magic With Mecca “Grimo” Marcelin

Embark on a vibrant exploration of Haitian culture with Mecca “Grimo” Marcelin, your guide and emcee for a day that promises more than just entertainment! The charismatic Grimo, with his deep roots and passion for Haitian arts, brings a dynamic energy that resonates with the spirit of Haiti. As he introduces DJ Nickymix’s heart-stirring konpa, roots, and rara sets, Grimo’s stories and insights enrich the atmosphere, creating a profound connection between the music and its cultural origins. This celebration of Haitian heritage is a journey through its rich musical landscape,…

Sunday, May 5 @ 11:00 am
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Courtyard
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Heart-Pumping Haitian Beats With DJ Nickymix

Experience the electric atmosphere brought by DJ Nickymix, a legend in the Haitian music scene and a beloved voice on Haitian radio. From the dynamic sounds of konpa to the soulful beats of roots and the ancestral echoes of rara, he masterfully curates a playlist that embodies Haiti’s indomitable spirit. Join us as we dive into a daylong celebration where every beat tells a story of cultural pride and richness, and feel the energy of the diaspora as we come together to dance,…

Sunday, May 5 @ 11:00 am
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Dance Studio
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Meditation & Yoga for All Ages

Join us for a transformative workshop on meditation and yoga for all ages. In this session with Mindful Art educator Alexandra Jeanty-Leclerc, you’ll learn simple yet effective techniques to calm your mind, reduce stress, and increase focus. Discover how to cultivate mindfulness and awareness – on and off the mat – through gentle yoga postures and guided meditation. Suitable for all ages and levels of experience, this workshop offers a welcoming and inclusive space to explore the benefits of a mindful yoga practice.…

Sunday, May 5 @ 11:30 am
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Courtyard
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Laughter in Little Haiti: A Stand-Up Special

Get your giggles and guffaws ready as we present “Laughter in Little Haiti: A Stand-Up Special,” with humor that captures the essence of Haitian culture, family, and everyday life with refreshing honesty and razor-sharp wit. Haitian comedian Paul Julmeus has a knack for turning ordinary situations into moments of hilarity, all while weaving in commentary on broader social and political themes. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Little Haiti, this comedy event is a celebration of the joy, resilience, and vibrancy of Haitian culture.…

Sunday, May 5 @ 11:30 am
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Children’s Alley
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Tim-Tim, Bwa Sèch: Stories of Haiti

Step into the magical world of Haitian folklore with renowned storyteller Liliane Nérette Louis! Through captivating tales, she’ll lead children on a journey through Haiti’s traditions, humor, and wisdom. This event promises an immersive experience into the heart of Haitian storytelling, inviting attendees of all ages to explore the spirit and heritage of a remarkable culture. LILIANE NÉRETTE LOUIS is celebrated for her dynamic storytelling, embodying the essence of Haitian culture and traditions. With roots in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, she has become a cherished cultural ambassador,…

Sunday, May 5 @ 12:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Children’s Alley
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Storytelling, Rhythm & Drums With Yanui

With an engaging blend of music, dance, and performance, meticulously crafted to transport you to the heart of Haiti, this event promises to captivate your senses and imagination. Yanui, a masterful storyteller, invites children to explore traditional Haitian tales that have been lovingly passed down through generations. Her performances celebrate the spirit, strength, and beauty of the Haitian people, making their rich heritage and traditions come alive in a unique, immersive way. Discover the culture of Haiti through a fresh lens and be part of a memorable journey where storytelling,…

Sunday, May 5 @ 12:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Auditorium
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Panel: Artificial Intelligence in the Arts

“Artificial Intelligence in the Arts: Empowering Writers, Content Creators, and Businesses in the Digital Age” features an exceptional lineup of panelists: Dan Grech, founder and CEO of BizHack, who brings a wealth of knowledge in digital marketing; Carelia Alvarado from the Online Bridge, renowned for her insights into the intersection of technology and education; and Yaddyra Peralta from Mango Publishing, who offers a unique perspective on the ethical considerations of AI in publishing. Together, they’ll explore the revolutionary impact of AI across creative industries,…

Sunday, May 5 @ 12:30 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Children’s Alley
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Ansanm/Together: Haiti in Stories

This year, the Little Haiti Book Festival features two captivating readings from the Ansanm Koleksyon, showcasing the talents of Marie Barrett, Josephine Lentner, Minerve Jean, and Olguyne Barreau. These distinguished authors will present their unique stories, each with themes of freedom, cultural identity, family bonds, and the beauty of diversity. The first session at 12:30 p.m. will highlight “Ansanm!” with Barrett and Lentner at the helm. Barrett’s The Taste of Freedom/Libète gen bon gou explores the contrast between life as a slave and the liberation post-independence,…

Sunday, May 5 @ 12:30 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Community Room
260 N.E. 59 Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Cupcakes & Creativity: Young Entrepreneurs Workshop

Join Delphine Nephtalie Dauphin, the young entrepreneur and author behind Joy’s Yummy Cupcakes by Delphine, for an interactive workshop at the Little Haiti Book Festival. In this session, Delphine will share her journey as a successful youth-preneur, providing valuable insights and tips for aspiring entrepreneurs. Participants will engage in hands-on activities to spark their creativity and explore the basics of business planning, marketing, and financial management. This workshop is perfect for children and teens who are eager to turn their passions into profitable ventures.…

Sunday, May 5 @ 1:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Courtyard
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

A Performance From NSL Dance Ensemble

Delve into the captivating world of Haitian culture with the remarkable NSL Dance Ensemble! Experience a mesmerizing performance that brings to life the most exhilarating and genuine Haitian folk dances. The NSL dancers, celebrated for their dynamic energy and vibrant attire, masterfully convey the essence of Haiti’s heritage, taking you through time and space with every step. Revel in the intricate movements of traditional konpa and the spirited rhythms of rara. Every NSL Dance Ensemble performance is an electrifying homage to the depth and variety found in Haitian culture – and an unforgettable spectacle of rhythm and color!…

Sunday, May 5 @ 1:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Dance Studio
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Cultural Play & Learn: Oslè, Dominos & Puzzles

This activity offers a broad cultural experience for the whole family. The initial segment introduces the traditional Haitian game of oslè (“osselets”), engaging participants with its cultural heritage and skill-building play. Our instructor then transitions to dominos, fostering strategic thinking and social bonding. For younger attendees, we’ve added a section on educational puzzles featuring significant Haitian historical sites and figures, providing a tactile way for children to connect with their heritage. This expanded workshop blends fun with a deep appreciation for Caribbean culture.…

Sunday, May 5 @ 1:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center – Art Gallery
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, 33137 United States

Haiti in My Heart: Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop

Led by poets Fabienne Josaphat and Herold Pierre, the Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop is inspired by the “Ayiti Nan Kem | Haiti In My Heart” exhibition curated by Edouard Duval-Carrié and Marie Vickles, and offers participants a unique opportunity to connect with Haitian art through poetry. Attendees are encouraged to explore trilingual poetic expressions in English, French, and Haitian Creole as they interact with artwork by notable artists like Rachelle Scott, Sophia Lacroix, and Louis Rosemond. Aimed at fostering a deep connection between visual art and poetic voice,…

Sunday, May 5 @ 1:30 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Children’s Alley
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Storytime: Haiti With Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel

Wrap yourself in Haitian culture with Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel as she presents a captivating storytelling event! Her unique narratives showcase the essence and heritage of Haiti, offering listeners a figurative walk through its traditions and imaginative stories. This celebration of Haitian storytelling is a chance for all ages to connect with the profound depth and diversity of Haitian folklore, told with the warmth and color of Theodore-Pharel’s voice. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and with vivid memories rooted in the Croix des Bouquets arrondissement,…

Sunday, May 5 @ 2:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Auditorium
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Panel: Haiti in the Media

“Haiti in the Media: Navigating Narratives of Haiti in Global Media” promises to be a compelling examination of how Haiti is portrayed by the media. Moderated by the renowned Carel Pedre (Chokarella), this panel’s distinguished lineup of journalists include Jacqueline Charles of the Miami Herald, known for her insightful coverage of Haiti; Elsie Etheart from Haiti en Marche, who brings perspectives from the Haitian diaspora and insights on how Haiti is viewed and understood abroad; and Marcus Garcia of Melodie FM,…

Sunday, May 5 @ 2:30 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Children’s Alley
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

I Am a Princess With Daniela Jean

Immerse yourself in the empowering world of I Am a Princess with Daniela Jean. Jean, a multifaceted author, commissioner for the city of North Miami Beach, and committed community advocate, will share the book she wrote to inspire young girls to recognize their potential and value. Jean’s work emphasizes self-affirmation and motivation, reflecting her dedication to nurturing confidence and greatness in young minds. Join us for a reading that promises to be as inspiring as it is enlightening, perfect for families looking to instill a sense of empowerment and self-worth in their children​.…

Sunday, May 5 @ 3:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Dance Studio
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Contemporary Haitian Dance With Nancy St. Leger

Join us for an exciting trip through Haitian modern dance! Led by Nancy St. Léger, a talented and experienced instructor, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to explore Haiti’s cultural heritage through dance. During the workshop, you’ll learn various modern dance techniques inspired by traditional Haitian dance styles, and be guided through a series of movements and choreography designed to help you connect with the rhythm and spirit of Haiti. St Leger will also share insights into Haitian dance’s history and cultural significance,…

Sunday, May 5 @ 3:30 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center, Courtyard
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States

Live Music With Tati Nuzi & Friends

Come see Inez Barlatier as Tati Nuzi as she delivers an outstanding musical performance! This event promises an engaging experience where Haitian rhythms resonate with both young and old. Barlatier’s energetic presence and powerful voice are set to present a performance that celebrates the cultural depth and dynamism of Haiti, making it a perfect family outing. Join us as her music connects, uplifts, and brings us joy. INEZ BARLATIER is a vibrant force in the cultural landscape of Miami’s Little Haiti,…

Wednesday, May 8 @ 6:30 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

First Draft: A Literary Social with Fabienne Josaphat

Miami Book Fair presents First Draft, a series of free and informal writing events where community, craft, and rapid-fire creativity meet for monthly themed virtual salons where writers get social, share their work, and leave with great stories. Instructor: Fabienne Josaphat Theme: Writing to the Homeland Fabienne Josaphat is the 2023 PEN Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, and the author of the forthcoming novel Kingdom of No Tomorrow (Algonquin). Her first novel, Dancing in the Baron’s Shadow, was published by Unnamed Press.…

Thursday, May 23 @ 6:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Crimen y fantasía: las distintas estrategias narrativas para el thriller y la literatura fantástica, con Ricardo Sumalavia

jueves 23 de mayo, 6pm a 8.30pm (hora Miami), sábado 25 de mayo, 11am a 1.30pm (hora Miami) Ricardo Sumalavia presenta un taller de escritura y lectura. Este taller, desde la reflexión y la práctica de la prosa breve, busca explorar cómo las estrategias narrativas se van moldeando de acuerdo con las intenciones de los creadores por permanecer en el ámbito de lo real o mimético, sobre todo en la línea del policial o el crimen puro, o en el ámbito de lo inusual o fantástico.…

June 2024

Tuesday, June 18 @ 3:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Miami Book Fair’s Speak Up Program Presents THE MOTH SUMMER STORYTELLING LAB

THE PROGRAM Miami Book Fair’s Speak Up meets The Moth Story Lab for a weekly virtual workshop series for 10-12 grade students. The Moth Story Lab workshop teaches the art and craft of true, personal storytelling (including games, brainstorming, and story crafting) and culminates in a final share. You must be able to be there for all 7 sessions. It’s a wonderful opportunity for students to develop and share a story about their lives, friends, the family dinner table,…

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