Virtual Events

Physically distant, but socially engaged — join Miami Book Fair online for author readings and conversations, workshops, and even a Storybook Picnic for kids and their teddy bears. Follow us on FB, IG or Twitter, or scroll our Upcoming Events feed below for more information.

Upcoming Events

May 2020

Wednesday, May 27 @ 5:00 pm
Facebook Live
Virtual Event

15 minutos de lectura con José Ignacio “Chascas” Valenzuela

Las palabras nos acercan. 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 27 de mayo a las 5 p.m. con José Ignacio “Chascas” Valenzuela, quien nos leerá sus textos escritos para niños y jóvenes.…

Thursday, May 28 @ 7:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

A Virtual Evening with Francesca Serritella & Lisa Scottoline discussing Ghosts of Harvard

In this page-turning and affecting debut from New York Times bestselling author and columnist, a Harvard freshman becomes obsessed with her schizophrenic brother’s suicide. Then she starts hearing voices… Cadence Archer arrives on Harvard’s campus desperate to understand why her brother, Eric, a genius who developed paranoid schizophrenia took his own life there the year before. Losing Eric has left a black hole in Cady’s life, and while her decision to follow in her brother’s footsteps threatens to break her family apart,…

Saturday, May 30 @ 2:00 pm
Facebook Live
Virtual Event

Taptap KRIK? KRAK! Books & Music for Families

The wheels on Taptap KRIK? KRAK! go round and round. Colorful and packed with stories, this bus is stopping at your house! Taptap KRIK? KRAK! online is a new webcast with a focus on Haitian and Caribbean stories, music, dance, and many other surprises. All aboard? Next stop, your living room! Stream from Facebook or YouTube with new shows dropping on Saturdays in June and July. Schedule updated weekly here. Taptap KRIK? KRAK! is produced by the Miami Book Fair in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy and with the support of The Children’s Trust Read to Learn Books for Free,…

Saturday, May 30 @ 3:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

Speak Up | ONLINE!

Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens. In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing. performance boost literacy and empower youth in Miami through community-based writing activities. The program is open to all teens, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary!…

Sunday, May 31 @ 2:00 pm
Facebook Live
Virtual Event

Little Haiti Book Festival Online!

Over the past few weeks, we have been reimagining the ways in which we connect people to books and authors online. From author presentations, readings and discussions to online workshops. Miami Book Fair and its partners continue our shared mission to connect the literary community from home. Announcing the Little Haiti Book Festival Online! Programmed in partnership with Sosyete Koukuy, as in years past, and in collaboration with Books & Books and Libreri Mapou, The Little Haiti Book Festival Online will feature authors from Haiti and the Haitian diaspora,…

June 2020

Wednesday, June 3 @ 5:00 pm
Facebook Live
Virtual Event

15 minutos de lectura con Enrique Del Risco

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 3 de junio a las 5 p.m. con Enrique Del Risco. Las lecturas virtuales de 15 minutos de junio serán los miércoles 3,…

Thursday, June 4 @ 6:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
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A Virtual Evening With Eric Cervini In Conversation With Vincent Brown.

Discussing The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual Vs. The United States Of America Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and SAVE LGBTQ present “A Virtual Evening with Eric Cervini”. In conversation with Vincent Brown discussing The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual Vs. The United States Of America. From a young Harvard and Cambridge-trained historian, the secret history of the fight for gay rights that began a generation before Stonewall. In 1957, at the height of the Space Race, a government astronomer named Frank Kameny received a summons to report immediately to Washington,…

Thursday, June 4 @ 7:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
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Writing a Novel with Recklessness and Rigor, with Moriel Rothman-Zecher

Thursdays, June 4 – July 9 (6 weeks) In order to create a new universe, i.e., a novel, a writer needs a sense of recklessness and wildness. But in order to make sense out of this universe, to understand its logics and rules, to work toward its essence, a writer needs a practice that includes rigor, care, and discipline. In this workshop, we will explore these two elements of novel-writing. We will read and discuss the works of modern masters of fiction;…

Sunday, June 7 @ 2:00 pm
Facebook Live
Virtual Event

Little Haiti Book Festival Online!

Over the past few weeks, we have been reimagining the ways in which we connect people to books and authors online. From author presentations, readings and discussions to online workshops. Miami Book Fair and its partners continue our shared mission to connect the literary community from home. Announcing the Little Haiti Book Festival Online! Programmed in partnership with Sosyete Koukuy, as in years past, and in collaboration with Books & Books and Libreri Mapou, The Little Haiti Book Festival Online will feature authors from Haiti and the Haitian diaspora,…

Wednesday, June 10 @ 6:30 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

First Draft: A Literary Social with Dana De Greff

A guided writing prompt with a twist. Because writing is thirsty work. This event is livestreamed via Crowdcast 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.…

Thursday, June 11 @ 5:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
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¡Tómate una copa (en casa) y escribe mejor!, con Jaime Cabrera

Una tertulia literaria guiada. Embriaga a tu editor interno y ¡exprésate con libertad desde la cuarentena! ¡El COVID 19 no impide que nos contactemos a través de la escritura! 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 leer los textos e intercambiar opiniones mientras te tomas una copa en casa. Después repetimos la misma dinámica. Tema: “Visualizar y contar.” Jaime Cabrera: Nació en Barranquilla,…

Saturday, June 13 @ 2:00 pm
Facebook Live
Virtual Event

Taptap KRIK? KRAK! Books & Music for Families

The wheels on Taptap KRIK? KRAK! go round and round. Colorful and packed with stories, this bus is stopping at your house! Taptap KRIK? KRAK! online is a new webcast with a focus on Haitian and Caribbean stories, music, dance, and many other surprises. All aboard? Next stop, your living room! Stream from Facebook or YouTube with new shows dropping on Saturdays in June and July. Schedule updated weekly here. Taptap KRIK? KRAK! is produced by the Miami Book Fair in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy and with the support of The Children’s Trust Read to Learn Books for Free,…

Sunday, June 14 @ 2:00 pm
Facebook Live
Virtual Event

Little Haiti Book Festival Online!

Over the past few weeks, we have been reimagining the ways in which we connect people to books and authors online. From author presentations, readings and discussions to online workshops. Miami Book Fair and its partners continue our shared mission to connect the literary community from home. Announcing the Little Haiti Book Festival Online! Programmed in partnership with Sosyete Koukuy, as in years past, and in collaboration with Books & Books and Libreri Mapou, The Little Haiti Book Festival Online will feature authors from Haiti and the Haitian diaspora,…

Thursday, June 18 @ 7:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

An Virtual Evening with Chanel Cleeton In Conversation with Renee Rosen Discussing The Last Train to Key West

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present An Virtual Evening with Chanel Cleeton In Conversation with Renee Rosen Discussing The Last Train to Key West   In 1935 three women are forever changed when one of the most powerful hurricanes in history barrels toward the Florida Keys.  For the tourists traveling on Henry Flagler’s legendary Overseas Railroad, Labor Day weekend is an opportunity to forget the economic depression gripping the nation. But one person’s paradise can be another’s prison,…

Saturday, June 20 @ 2:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

Telling Our Own Stories: A Making Comics Workshop with Jarod Roselló

Telling Our Own Stories: A Making Comics Workshop with Jarod Roselló, author of Red Panda & Moon Bear A family-friendly online workshop. 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,…

Sunday, June 21 @ 2:00 pm
Facebook Live
Virtual Event

Little Haiti Book Festival Online!

Over the past few weeks, we have been reimagining the ways in which we connect people to books and authors online. From author presentations, readings and discussions to online workshops. Miami Book Fair and its partners continue our shared mission to connect the literary community from home. Announcing the Little Haiti Book Festival Online! Programmed in partnership with Sosyete Koukuy, as in years past, and in collaboration with Books & Books and Libreri Mapou, The Little Haiti Book Festival Online will feature authors from Haiti and the Haitian diaspora,…

Saturday, June 27 @ 2:00 pm
Facebook Live
Virtual Event

Taptap KRIK? KRAK! Books & Music for Families

The wheels on Taptap KRIK? KRAK! go round and round. Colorful and packed with stories, this bus is stopping at your house! Taptap KRIK? KRAK! online is a new webcast with a focus on Haitian and Caribbean stories, music, dance, and many other surprises. All aboard? Next stop, your living room! Stream from Facebook or YouTube with new shows dropping on Saturdays in June and July. Schedule updated weekly here. Taptap KRIK? KRAK! is produced by the Miami Book Fair in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy and with the support of The Children’s Trust Read to Learn Books for Free,…

Sunday, June 28 @ 2:00 pm
Facebook Live
Virtual Event

Little Haiti Book Festival Online!

Over the past few weeks, we have been reimagining the ways in which we connect people to books and authors online. From author presentations, readings and discussions to online workshops. Miami Book Fair and its partners continue our shared mission to connect the literary community from home. Announcing the Little Haiti Book Festival Online! Programmed in partnership with Sosyete Koukuy, as in years past, and in collaboration with Books & Books and Libreri Mapou, The Little Haiti Book Festival Online will feature authors from Haiti and the Haitian diaspora,…

July 2020

Saturday, July 11 @ 2:00 pm
Facebook Live
Virtual Event

Taptap KRIK? KRAK! Books & Music for Families

The wheels on Taptap KRIK? KRAK! go round and round. Colorful and packed with stories, this bus is stopping at your house! Taptap KRIK? KRAK! online is a new webcast with a focus on Haitian and Caribbean stories, music, dance, and many other surprises. All aboard? Next stop, your living room! Stream from Facebook or YouTube with new shows dropping on Saturdays in June and July. Schedule updated weekly here. Taptap KRIK? KRAK! is produced by the Miami Book Fair in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy and with the support of The Children’s Trust Read to Learn Books for Free,…

Saturday, July 25 @ 2:00 pm
Facebook Live
Virtual Event

Taptap KRIK? KRAK! Books & Music for Families

The wheels on Taptap KRIK? KRAK! go round and round. Colorful and packed with stories, this bus is stopping at your house! Taptap KRIK? KRAK! online is a new webcast with a focus on Haitian and Caribbean stories, music, dance, and many other surprises. All aboard? Next stop, your living room! Stream from Facebook or YouTube with new shows dropping on Saturdays in June and July. Schedule updated weekly here. Taptap KRIK? KRAK! is produced by the Miami Book Fair in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy and with the support of The Children’s Trust Read to Learn Books for Free,…

All day event.
Monday, July 27
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

Manuscript Consultations with Dana Murphy

Various times, as appointed (Mon. – Fri., July 27 – 31,). All appointment times in EST. Consultations are limited to 30 people. Once you have registered online, please email your 1-page synopsis and 10-page manuscript to Marci Cancio-Bello at mcanciob@mdc.edu by midnight on Sunday, June 29, 2020. Genres Accepted: Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, and Adult Narrative Non-Fiction (No prescriptive, art, cookbooks etc.) Manuscripts must be a max of 10 double-spaced pages plus query letter,…

Monday, July 27 @ 9:30 am
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

Poetry: The Conscious/Subconscious with Richard Blanco

5-Day Virtual Workshop Monday – Friday, July 27 – 31 | 9:30 – 11 a.m. EST 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,…

Monday, July 27 @ 11:00 am
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
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Fiction: Subverting Timelines with Bryan Washington

5-Day Virtual Workshop Monday – Friday, July 27 – 31 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST We’ll work through intersecting structures, parallel timelines, elliptical narratives, and stories that forego chronology altogether as we parse the limits of structure, and the ways our forms dictate the content we turn to. Bryan Washington has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, the BBC, …

Monday, July 27 @ 12:30 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
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The Art and Craft of Memoir with Boris Fishman

5-Day Virtual Workshop Monday – Friday, July 27 – 31 | 12:30 – 2 p.m. EST 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.…

Monday, July 27 @ 2:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
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Teenage Rebels: How To Write Young Adult Fiction with Lilliam Rivera

5-Day Virtual Workshop Monday – Friday, July 27 – 31 | 2 – 3:30 p.m. EST The Outsiders. Harry Potter. The Hate You Give. Walk in to any bookstore and you will find an exciting array of young adult fiction that covers every genre—from contemporary stories tackling social justice themes to science fiction bringing other worlds to life. If you’ve ever wanted to write a novel through the perspective of a young person, this is the workshop for you.…

Monday, July 27 @ 3:30 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

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

5-Day Virtual Workshop Monday – Friday, July 27 – 31 | 3:30 – 5 p.m. EST 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.…

Monday, July 27 @ 6:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
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Reading & Craft Talk: Richard Blanco: Poetry’s Public & Private Realms

Monday, July 27, 6 – 7 p.m. EST The task of writing an occasional poem, as Richard Blanco did for President Obama’s inauguration, is often deemed the “kiss of death.”  But why?  Drawing on his experiences as presidential inaugural poet, Blanco will discuss not only the great challenges such poems present, but also the great opportunities they offer to enhance our perspectives on matters of craft such as audience, tension, boundaries, inspiration, and voice.  Through the lens of his inaugural poem,…

Monday, July 27 @ 7:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

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

Lunes 27 – viernes 31 de julio, 7 a 8:30 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. Los lugares comunes: aprovecharlos,…

Tuesday, July 28 @ 6:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
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Reading & Craft Talk: Boris Fishman: 10 Things that Make Great Memoirs Great

Tuesday, July 28, 6 – 7 p.m. EST The great secret of the best memoirs is that they read like novels. Well, how do you do that? Novelist and memoirist Boris Fishman will discuss 10 moves that will get you started, ranging from the technical to the philosophical. This is your chance to find out, among other things: How to lie more skillfully (only on the page and never in memoir, of course!) The two biggest blind spots of writing about yourself Why the chocolate-sauce test is among the most important things you can do for your writing Why you might need to “ignore”…

Wednesday, July 29 @ 6:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

Reading & Craft Talk: Bryan Washington: Writing in Place

Wednesday, July 29, 6 – 7 p.m. EST We’ll talk about the role of setting as a character, source of conflict, voice, and foundation within short and extended works of fiction. Attendees will also participate with their own examples and experience as we discuss the myriad opportunities that rooting fiction in place can present. Bryan Washington is a writer from Houston. His fiction and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine,…

Thursday, July 30 @ 6:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

Reading & Craft Talk: Lilliam Rivera: Worldbuilding in Writing for Young People

Thursday, July 30, 6 – 7 p.m. EST This craft talk will focus on techniques in worldbuilding in young adult fiction, whether writing a contemporary story set in a small town or an intergalactic story set in Mars. How do you create a world that rings true without falling in to the common missteps of info-dumping and adding confusion to readers? The craft talk will explore the use of world bibles, generating focused content, and utilizing all senses in descriptions.…

Friday, July 31 @ 6:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
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Reading & Craft Talk: R.O. Kwon: Failing Better: On Revising

Friday, July 31, 6 – 7 p.m. EST This talk will delve into revision strategies, possibilities, options, and leaps of faith. What does it mean to revise, and how can you figure out what works best for you? I tend to avoid generalizations, but it’s pretty safe to say that every writer revises, and often heavily: Kerouac bragged that he’d written On the Road in one go, but after he died, they discovered the drafts. R.O. Kwon‘s nationally bestselling first novel,…

August 2020

Saturday, August 1 @ 2:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

Publishing Seminar with Literary Agent Dana Murphy

August 1, 2 – 3:30 p.m. EST A refrain you’ll often hear when asking a question about the publishing process is “it depends.” Every book, every author, every agent, every publisher is wonderfully (and, yes, also frustratingly) unique. There is not a single right path to publishing a book, no traveling salesmen “six tricks to get an agent” to game the system, and no simple calculations to become a bestseller. This is a business of chaos and a business of luck.…

Saturday, August 1 @ 5:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
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Ana María Shua presenta su libro de cuentos La guerra

Ana María Shua es el mayor referente del microrrelato en nuestro idioma. Su obra supone una exploración literaria de primer orden que ha modificado nuestra forma de entender la brevedad. En este nuevo libro, Shua recurre al microrrelato –género que domina con maestría reconocida en el ámbito internacional– para observar de cerca el fenómeno de la guerra en sus más variadas formas. Algunos de estos textos brevísimos tienen relación con acontecimientos bélicos del pasado y otros con conflagraciones del futuro. De las trincheras a las invasiones extraterrestres,…

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Past Events

May 2020

Saturday, May 23 @ 3:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

Speak Up | ONLINE!

Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens. In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing. performance boost literacy and empower youth in Miami through community-based writing activities. The program is open to all teens, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary!…

Thursday, May 21 @ 7:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

Una Noche *Virtual* con Melissa Rivero & Patricia Engel

Celebrando la publicación de Los Falcon Acompañenos esta noche para conocer a Melissa Rivero, la autora de Los Falcon, una impresionante novela debut sobre la lucha de una joven madre indocumentada dispuesta a darlo todo por su familia y su nueva vida en Nueva York. La reconocida escritora Patricia Engel se sentará a conversar junto a Melissa sobre los temas del libro, sus propias vidas y experiencias en común y como navegan sus carreras siendo escritoras latinas. …

Wednesday, May 20 @ 5:00 pm
Facebook Live
Virtual Event

15 minutos de lectura con Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez

Las palabras nos acercan. 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 20 de mayo a las 5 p.m. con Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez. Las lecturas virtuales de 15 minutos de mayo serán los miércoles 6,…

Monday, May 18 @ 7:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

An Evening with Emma Straub & Judy Blume

Emma Straub and her husband own Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. Four years ago, Judy Blume and her husband, George Cooper, longing for a bookstore in Key West where they live, founded the independent, non-profit Books & Books @ The Studios. Tonight, the two writers turned booksellers sit down to chat about the delights and challenges of their craft, the state of indie bookselling during a pandemic and how reading is essential now more than ever.…

Saturday, May 16 @ 3:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

Speak Up | ONLINE!

Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens. In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing. performance boost literacy and empower youth in Miami through community-based writing activities. The program is open to all teens, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary!…

Thursday, May 14 @ 7:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

A Virtual Evening With Edwidge Danticat and Francesca Momplaisir

Celebrating the publication of My Mother’s House. Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present A Virtual Evening With Edwidge Danticat and Francesca Momplaisir to celebrate the publication of My Mother’s House.  Haitian-American novelist and short story writer Edwidge Danticat sits down with Haitian-born author Francesca Momplaisir to discuss Momplaisir’s debut novel, My Mother’s House, a literary thriller about a Haitian American family and the home that decides to put an end to the sins it has been made to hold.…

Thursday, May 14 @ 5:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

¡Tómate una copa (en casa) y escribe mejor!, con Jacqueline Briceño

Una tertulia literaria guiada. Embriaga a tu editor interno y ¡exprésate con libertad desde la cuarentena! ¡El COVID 19 no impide que nos contactemos a través de la escritura! 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 leer los textos e intercambiar opiniones mientras te tomas una copa en casa. Después repetimos la misma dinámica. Tema: “¡Suéltalo! Dramaturgia en dos tiempos para la creación de un personaje exaltado.” Jacqueline Briceño: Actriz,…

Wednesday, May 13 @ 6:30 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

FIRST DRAFT: An Online Literary Social (May 2020)

A guided writing prompt with a twist. Because writing is thirsty work. This event is livestreamed via Crowdcast 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.…

Wednesday, May 13 @ 5:00 pm
Facebook Live
Virtual Event

15 minutos de lectura con Alejandro Palomas

Las palabras nos acercan. 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 13 de mayo a las 5 p.m. con Alejandro Palomas. Las lecturas virtuales de 15 minutos de mayo serán los miércoles 6,…

Tuesday, May 12 @ 7:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

A Virtual Evening with Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue

A Conversation On “What Makes A Marriage Last” with Special Guests Gloria & Emilio Estefan Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present A Virtual Evening With Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue Discussing What Makes A Marriage Last: 40 Celebrated Couples Share With Us The Secrets To A Happy Life”. What makes a marriage last? Who doesn’t want to know the answer to that question? In honor of their 40th wedding anniversary and to unlock this mystery,…

Saturday, May 9 @ 3:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

Speak Up | ONLINE!

Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens. In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing. performance boost literacy and empower youth in Miami through community-based writing activities. The program is open to all teens, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary!…

Friday, May 8 @ 7:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

A Virtual Evening With Brad Meltzer

What is the Lincoln Conspiracy? Join Brad Meltzer Online and Quiz Him Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present A Virtual Evening With Brad Meltzer in conversation with Mark Trowbridge, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, to celebrate the publication of The Lincoln Conspiracy. Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, but few are aware of the original conspiracy to kill him. “This is a story few people know, one that’s set in a time of deep political division in America,” Meltzer says.…

Wednesday, May 6 @ 5:00 pm
Facebook Live
Virtual Event

15 minutos de lectura con Keila Vall de la Ville

Las palabras nos acercan. 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 6 de mayo a las 5 p.m. con Keila Vall de la Ville Las lecturas virtuales de 15 minutos de mayo serán los miércoles 6,…

Saturday, May 2 @ 4:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
Virtual Event

A Virtual Afternoon With Fanny Singer and Alice Waters

Culinary Legend and Her Daughter Celebrate Food and Family With You Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present Fanny Singer and Alice Waters on Always Home: A Daughter’s Recipes and Stories Foodies everywhere, as we prepare for Mother’s Day, let the mother-and-daughter team of Fanny Singer and Alice Waters into your home kitchens to celebrate the power of food and family! As the daughter of the revered chef, restaurateur, food icon and activist, Singer knows intimately the daily routines of someone who honors beauty and taste in each simple action,…

April 2020

Wednesday, April 29 @ 5:00 pm
Facebook Live
Virtual Event

15 minutos con Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, presentado por la Feria del Libro de Miami

Para celebrar el Mes Internacional de la Poesía, acompáñanos virtualmente en “15 minutos de poesía con la Feria del Libro de Miami” Los encuentros virtuales serán los miércoles 15, 22 y 29 de abril. En cada sesión, un poeta invitado leerá sus poemas en directo. El miércoles 29 de abril la lectura estará a cargo de la poeta Legna Rodríguez Iglesias. Facebook Live en el perfil de Facebook @MiamiBookFair, 5:00 PM EST. #FILmiami #QuedateEnCasa #LeeEnCasa #MesNacionalDePoesia Legna Rodríguez Iglesias. 

Tuesday, April 28 @ 5:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
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¡Tómate una copa (en casa) y escribe mejor!, con Hernán Vera Álvarez

Una tertulia literaria guiada. Embriaga a tu editor interno y ¡exprésate con libertad desde la cuarentena! This event is livestreamed via Crowdcast ¡El COVID 19 no impide que nos contactemos a través de la escritura! 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 leer los textos e intercambiar opiniones mientras te tomas una copa en casa. Después repetimos la misma dinámica. Tema: “Historias de MIA”.

Monday, April 27 @ 6:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
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An Evening With Richard Blanco: Poems for Isolation

This event is livestreamed via Crowdcast Miami Book Fair, the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and Books & Books invite you to a reading by Miami’s own presidential inaugural poet, Richard Blanco. Join us from your balcony, bedroom or home cocktail bar for an evening of reflection, as we celebrate poetry and its power to carry us through difficult moments.  Want your cocktails mixed by a pro? Miami DDA suggests you #GoLocal and save 10% https://www.miamidda.com/dda-go-local-program/ Support beloved independent bookstore Books &…

Sunday, April 26 @ 4:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
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An Afternoon with Julia Alvarez on Afterlife, in Conversation with Mitchell Kaplan

Presented by Miami Book Fair and Books & Books This event is livestreamed via Crowdcast Join us online as Books & Books’ Mitchell Kaplan sits down with Julia Alvarez, the internationally bestselling author of In The Time of the Butterflies and How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents to discuss her first adult novel in fifteen years, Afterlife. We welcome you to engage and ask questions as you join us live from your balcony or bedroom for an inspiring conversation online!…

Saturday, April 25 @ 11:00 am
Facebook Live
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Picnic de Libros (en casa)

Estamos re-imaginando nuestros Picnics de Libros como Picnics de Libros (en casa): encuentros bilingües virtuales que durarán 20 minutos y contarán con cuentos, actuaciones de mimo y de circo, teatro de niños, música, percusión y manualidades. El primer Picnic de Libros (en casa) será el sábado 25 de abril a las 11 a.m. a través de Facebook Live. En colaboración con Cuatrogatos y el Koubek Center del MDC. ¡Comparte esta información e invita a tus familiares y amigos!…

Thursday, April 23 @ 6:30 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
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FIRST DRAFT: An Online Literary Social (April 2020)

A guided writing prompt with a twist. Because writing is thirsty work. This event is livestreamed via Crowdcast 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.…

Thursday, April 23 @ 5:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast
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Celebración del Día Internacional del Libro y del Día del Idioma Español

This event is livestreamed via Crowdcast La Feria del Libro de Miami invita a celebrar el Día Internacional del Libro y el Día del Idioma Español con Palabras para festejar el libro. En esta ocasión, los autores Ena Columbié, Lizette Espinosa, Gabriel Goldberg, Camilo Pino, Hernán Vera Álvarez y José Ignacio “Chascas” Valenzuela leerán textos de algunas de sus obras. Los esperamos virtualmente el jueves 23 de abril a las 5.00 p.m. para celebrar y compartir una tarde entre amigos y escritores.…

Wednesday, April 22 @ 5:00 pm
Facebook Live
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15 Minutos con Germán Guerra, presentado por la Feria del Libro de Miami

Para celebrar el Mes Internacional de la Poesía, acompáñanos virtualmente en “15 minutos de poesía con la Feria del Libro de Miami” Los encuentros virtuales serán los miércoles 15, 22 y 29 de abril. En cada sesión, un poeta invitado leerá sus poemas en directo. El miércoles 22 de abril la lectura estará a cargo del poeta Germán Guerra. Facebook Live en el perfil de Facebook @MiamiBookFair, 5:00 PM EST. #FILmiami #QuedateEnCasa #LeeEnCasa #MesNacionalDePoesia Germán Guerra nació en Guantánamo,…

Wednesday, April 15 @ 5:00 pm
Facebook Live
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15 Minutos con la Feria del Libro de Miami, presentando a Carlos Pintado

Para celebrar el Mes Internacional de la Poesía, acompáñanos virtualmente en “Quince minutos de poesía con la Feria del Libro de Miami” Los encuentros virtuales serán los miércoles 15, 22 y 29 de abril. En cada sesión, un poeta invitado leerá sus poemas en directo. El miércoles 15 de abril la lectura estará a cargo del poeta Carlos Pintado. Los encuentros virtuales serán los miércoles 15, 22 y 29 de abril. En cada sesión, un poeta invitado leerá sus poemas en directo.…

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