LGBTQ – 2017

As always, The Fair presents an incredibly diverse group of authors, books, and programs.

Past Events

November 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Drag Queen Bingo

Drag Queen Bingo: B as in bring-it-on. Play your cards right and who knows—you might just score! Sponsored by

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Bearded Ladies

Sneak peak of Miami Light Project’s presentation of the South Florida premier of The Bearded Ladies, in collaboration with Miami Theatre Center. The Bearded Ladies feature cabaret artists who tackle the politics of gender, identity and artistic invention with sparkle and wit. Sponsored by

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Olympia Theater
174 East Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Paris is Still Burning

In the Lobby Lounge…Miami Book Fair & Reading Queer Inspired by the legendary documentary film Paris is Burning and the queer counterculture it documents, Paris is Still Burning, showcases some of the most prominent contemporary queer poets of color whose work reveals and explores various forms of social, racial, and economic injustice: sam sax, t’ai freedom ford, Yrsa Daley-Ward, and Chen Chen. The reading will be followed by a mini “ball”— a mix between a drag pageant and a queer performance competition — featuring members of South Florida’s own ballroom scene.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Queer Perspectives

James Allen Hall‘s collection of essays, I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well, recounts his journey to queerness, which persisted despite a youth marred by violence, addiction, and homophobia.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Reading Queer Presents: Four Groundbreaking Queer Poets

Chen Chen’s poetry collection, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, winner of the 2016 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, investigates inherited forms of love and family—all from Asian American, immigrant, and queer perspectives. Danez Smith’s Don’t Call Us Dead is an astonishing collection of poetry, one that confronts America— where every day is too often a funeral and not often enough a miracle. Harvard English professor Stephen Burt (who also goes by Steph and Stephanie) presents a brilliant and candid exploration of gender and identity in his latest poetry collection,…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Eileen Myles on the Pleasure and Pain of Pets

Following the death of Eileen Myles’s beloved pit-bull Rosie, Myles launches a heartfelt and fabulist investigation into the true nature of the bond between pet and pet-owner, in Afterglow (a dog memoir).…

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