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February 2023

All day event.
Wednesday, February 15 @ 12:00 am
On Demand (Virtual)

Presentación de El año en que debía morir, de Natalia Moret, en conversación con Alejandro Zambra

La escritora, guionista y socióloga argentina Natalia Moret presenta su nueva novela, que se convierte en un mapa familiar, un recorrido que da como resultado una pieza íntima y honesta, filosa y cargada de sentimientos. Moret conversará con el narrador y novelista chileno Alejandro Zambra. Natalia Moret: Nació en Buenos Aires en 1978. Es socióloga, escritora y guionista. Publicó relatos en las antologías Nuevas narrativas. Historias breves II (Sudamericana, 2006), En celo (Mondadori, 2007), Buenos Aires/Escala 1:1 (2008), Autogol (2009), Sólo cuento (2011) y Outsider (2011),…

March 2023

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

First Draft: A Literary Social with Jennifer Maritza McCauley

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 guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back! Instructor: Jennifer Maritza McCauley Theme: Mirrors This program is in partnership with the 2023 NEA Big Read Miami Jennifer Maritza McCauley is the author of the cross-genre collection SCAR ON/SCAR OFF (Stalking Horse Press) and the short story collection WHEN TRYING TO RETURN HOME (Counterpoint Press.) She has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts,…

Thursday, March 16 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Seminario con Josefina Delgado: Los huecos de la memoria: la narrativa de Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Seminario de 4 semanas, los jueves de 7:00 p.m. a 8:30 pm. Del 16 de marzo al 6 de abril. Cuando una historia atrapa la memoria de quienes vivieron episodios de ruina, muerte y destrucción, el lector se convierte en un cómplice en la búsqueda de la verdad: guerrilla, magnicidios, narcotráfico. Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Colombia, 1973, Premio Bienal de Novela Mario Vargas Llosa 2021) es una de las voces latinoamericanas que con mayor originalidad apuesta a la ficción pero sin dejar atrás la inabarcable historia contemporánea de su patria,…

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January 2023

Monday, January 30 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

A VIRTUAL EVENING WITH PICO IYER IN CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL SHAPIRO

From “one of the most soulful and perceptive writers of our time” (BrainPickings): a journey through competing ideas of paradise to see how we can live more peacefully in an ever more divided and distracted world. “Nothing less than a guided tour of the human soul…A masterpiece.” — #1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert Paradise: that elusive place where the anxieties, struggles, and burdens of life fall away. Most of us dream of it, but each of us has very different ideas about where it is to be found.…

Thursday, January 26 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

¡Tómate una copa (en casa) y escribe mejor! con Andrea Martin

Una tertulia literaria guiada. Embriaga a tu editor interno y ¡exprésate con libertad desde tu casa! 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: Cuéntame algo para comenzar BIO: Andrea Martin: Escritora, tallerista y ávida lectora. Ganadora del concurso Cuentomanía 2016 con su historia “Carta de Susanita a su marido perfecto”.…

December 2022

Thursday, December 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

¡Tómate una copa y LEE mejor!, con Josefina Delgado

Palabras que nos duelen: ¿en qué libros las encontramos? Un recorrido por “Dándole pena a la tristeza”, de Alfredo Bryce Echenique; “Sangre en el ojo”, de Lina Meruane; “El olvido que seremos”, de Héctor Abad Faciolince”; “El ruido de las cosas al caer”, de Juan Gabriel Vásquez; “Putas asesinas”, de Roberto Bolaño. ___________ Nació en Buenos Aires, es egresada de la carrera de Letras, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Uba, en la orientación Literatura Española Contemporánea. Escritora, investigadora y gestora cultural,…

November 2022

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 1:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Billy Porter With Ana Navarro: A Conversation: Memoir

Acclaimed actor, recording artist, playwright, and director Billy Porter can now add published author to his long list of accomplishments. Unprotected: A Memoir – a powerful and revealing autobiography about race, sexuality, art, and healing – is the story of a boy whose talent and courage opened doors for him, but only a crack; a teenager discovering himself while learning his voice and his craft amid deep trauma; and a young man whose unbreakable determination led him through countless hard times to where he is now: a proud icon who refuses to back down or hide.…

Friday, November 18, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Jorie Graham on [To] the Last [Be] Human: Poetry

​​[To] The Last [Be] Human collects four extraordinary poetry books – Sea Change, Place, Fast, and Runaway – by Pulitzer Prize winner Jorie Graham, presenting a body of work that stands as a “lyric record” of the calamitous decades that began the 21st century. To read these four books in a single volume is to experience vastly complex patterns forming and reforming in mind, eye, and ear. Introduced by Nikay Paredes, Academy of American Poets programs director.…

Friday, November 18, 2022 @ 9:30 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

LEARN! Show & Tell: Percussion Sounds With HistoryMiami Museum

Percussion instruments make a sound when they are struck, shaken, scraped, plucked, or rubbed. Follow the beat as we read My Name is Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/Me llamo Celia: la vida de Celia Cruz by Monica Brown, illustrated by Rafael López. Make music with us and join the jam session as we learn about different percussion instruments. Presented in partnership with …

Thursday, November 17, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Kwame Mbalia on Rick Riordan Presents Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, the Graphic Novel: Middle Grade Fiction

In Kwame Mbalia’s Rick Riordan Presents Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, the Graphic Novel, seventh grader Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save his best friend when they were in a bus accident together. All he has left of Eddie is the journal his friend wrote stories in. On his first night at his grandparents’ farm in Alabama, a sticky creature shows up in his bedroom and steals Eddie’s notebook.…

Thursday, November 17, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

R.L. Stine on Stinetinglers: All New Stories by the Master of Scary Tales: Middle Grade Fiction

From New York Times bestselling author R.L. Stine, the master of horror for young readers, comes 10 new stories that are sure to leave you shivering. A boy who hates bugs starts to see them everywhere. A basketball player’s skin starts to almost drip off his hands – but no one else can see it. Three friends find a hole in the ground that just gets bigger, and bigger, and bigger … And each story is introduced by Stine himself,…

Thursday, November 17, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

“Ask Me Anything: The Monster Edition”: Our Shadows Have Claws: 15 Latin American Monster Stories: Yamile Saied Mendez, Amparo Ortiz, Chantel Acevedo, Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite, M. García Peña & Ari Tison: Young Adult Fiction

From zombies to cannibals to death incarnate, this cross-genre anthology offers something for every monster lover. In Our Shadows Have Claws: 15 Latin American Monster Stories edited by Yamile Saied Méndez and Amparo Ortiz, bloodthirsty vampires are hunted by a quick-witted slayer; children are stolen from their beds by “el viejo de la bolsa” while a military dictatorship steals their parents; and anyone you love, absolutely anyone, might be a shapeshifter waiting to hunt.…

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Dan Wakefield on Kurt Vonnegut: The Making of a Writer: Young Adult Fiction

This first and only YA biography of the great American novelist and humanist comes out on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Kurt Vonnegut, author of Slaughterhouse Five, Breakfast of Champions, Cat’s Cradle, and many other brilliant novels and short stories, is one of our greatest American writers. Born in 1922, Vonnegut’s life was full of great fortune and great despair: his family was wealthy, but lost everything in the market crash of 1929; he was the youngest son in a loving family,…

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Maya Abu Al-Hayyat on You Can Be the Last Leaf: Selected Poems

Translated from the Arabic and introduced by Fady Joudah, You Can Be the Last Leaf: Selected Poems draws on two decades of work to present the transcendent and timely U.S. debut of Palestinian poet Maya Abu Al-Hayyat. Art. Garlic. Taxis. Sleepy soldiers at checkpoints. The smell of trash on a winter street, before “our wild rosebush, neglected / by the gate, / blooms.” Lovers who don’t return, the possibility that you yourself might not return. Making beds. Cleaning up vomit.…

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Narradoras industria argentina

Tres autoras argentinas que vienen pisando fuerte en el mapa literario: Mariana Sández, narradora, periodista y ensayista, presenta Una casa llena de gente, relato que se sumerge en los espacios privados y comunes de un edificio y sus habitantes para reconstruir una memoria personal y colectiva. Periodista y escritora, Dolores Gil llega con Parte de la felicidad, un ensayo íntimo que se propone desentrañar una tragedia familiar para recuperar la luz y la esperanza. Florencia del Campo,…

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

“Fact or Cap: Friendship, Filters, and the Self-Love Revolution”: Kacen Callender, Crystal Maldonado, Mayra Cuevas & Marie Marquardt

In Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution by Kacen Callender, when Lark’s former best friend Kasim accidentally posts a thread on Twitter declaring his love for a secret unrequited crush, Lark’s social media stats and messy emotions explode, setting them on a journey to speak the truth and discover how self-love can be a revolution. In Crystal Maldonado’s No Filter and Other Lies, social media’s picture-perfect “Max Monroe” is actually quiet and sarcastic Kat Sanchez,…

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

“I’m Holding Out for a Hero”: Nick Brooks, Preeti Chhibber, H.D. Hunter & Katie Zhao

In Nothing Ever Happens to Ethan Fairmount by Nick Brooks, a self-proclaimed genius inventor stumbles across his ex-best friend, the new kid, and an extraterrestrial visitor in need of some serious repairs before they’re all found out. When an extraordinary flying theme park arrives above Atlanta, one boy must stop a sinister force from stealing the park’s tech and taking over the world in H.D. Hunter’s Futureland: Battle for the Park. In Spider-Man’s Social Dilemma by Preeti Chhibber,…

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Andrew Joseph White on Hell Followed with Us: Young Adult Horror

In Hell Followed with Us by Andrew Joseph White, 16-year-old trans boy Benji is on the run from the cult that raised him – the fundamentalist sect that unleashed Armageddon and decimated the world’s population. Desperately, he searches for a place where the cult can’t get their hands on him, or more importantly, on the bioweapon they infected him with. But when cornered by monsters born from the destruction, Benji is rescued by a group of teens from the local Acheson LGBTQ+ Center,…

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Eric Gansworth on My Good Man: Young Adult Fiction

In Eric Gansworth’s newest novel, My Good Man, Brian, a 20-something reporter on the Niagara Cascade’s City Desk, is navigating life as the only Indigenous writer in the newsroom, and being lumped into reporting on stereotypical stories that homogenize his community, the nearby Tuscarora reservation. But when a mysterious roadside assault lands Tim, the brother of Brian’s mother’s late boyfriend in the hospital, Brian must pick up the threads of a life that he’s abandoned. The resulting narrative takes us through Brian’s childhood and slice-of-life stories on the reservation,…

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Melissa Fu, Tsering Yangzom Lama & Shruti Swamy: A Conversation

Spanning continents and generations, Melissa Fu’s Peach Blossom Spring: A Novel offers a bold look at the history of modern China, told through the story of one family. An American daughter wants to understand her heritage; her Chinese father refuses to talk about his childhood. But how can Lily learn who she is if she can never know her family’s story? In Tsering Yangzom Lama’s We Measure the Earth With Our Bodies: A Novel – a story that spans 50 years and three generations – the plight of two Tibetan sisters unfolds: their life in exile,…

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

“Code-Cracking & Puzzling Prequels”: Chris Grabenstein & Kekla Magoon

Before Mr. Lemoncello became everyone’s favorite game maker, he was a kid who liked to roll the dice … Luigi has a knack for games and puzzles. But sometimes it feels like the cards are stacked against him. UNTIL a carnival arrives in town and Luigi gets the CHANCE OF A LIFETIME – the opportunity to work for the world-famous Professor Marvelmous, a dazzling, banana-hat-wearing barker who puts the SHOW in SHOWMAN! Discover the origins of what James Patterson calls “the coolest library in the world” in Mr.…

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

“This Monster Panel Really Bites”: Kalynn Bayron, Roseanne Brown, Derrick Chow & Zoraida Córdova

Part I: In The Vanquishers by Kalynn Bayron, Malika “Boog” Wilson is determined to save her missing friend, which might mean admitting vampires weren’t wiped out after all, but if their town needs protection from the undead, Boog knows who to call. in Zoraida Córdova’s new book, nothing about Valentina Salazar has ever been “normal” – from grumpy unicorns to chupacabras to the occasional fire-breathing chipmunk – even though her family insists Valentina Salazar is Not a Monster Hunter.…

Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Livestreamed

An Evening With Art Spiegelman & Hillary Chute

Register to Join Livestream Richly illustrated with images from Art Spiegelman‘s work, Hillary Chute‘s Maus Now: Selected Writings gathers responses to the work from many of contemporary culture’s leading critics, authors, and academics, including Philip Pullman, Robert Storr, and Ruth Franklin. More than 40 years after its first publication, they and others examine the work’s radical achievement and innovation from various viewpoints and traditions. is an official sponsor of the 2022 Evenings With program.…

Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Percival Everett on Dr. No: A Novel: Fiction

The protagonist of Percival Everett’s Dr. No: A Novel is a brilliant professor of mathematics who goes by “Wala Kitu.” Wala, he explains, means “nothing” in Tagalog, as does Kitu, in Swahili – he is an expert on nothing. That is to say, he is an expert, and his area of study is nothing, and he does nothing about it. This makes him the perfect partner for aspiring villain John Sill, whose desire to become a literal Bond villain originated in some genuine nefariousness around the murder of Martin Luther King Jr.…

Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Sally Denton on The Colony: Faith and Blood in a Promised Land: True Crime

On November 4, 2019, a caravan of women and children was ambushed on a desolate road in northern Mexico controlled by the Sinaloa drug cartel. Nine people died; five were gravely injured. They were fundamentalist Mormons, members of the LeBaron and La Mora communities. And in The Colony: Faith and Blood in a Promised Land, author Sally Denton delves into the crime and the complex story of the LeBaron clan. Joining her to moderate is Gilbert King,…

Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Mason Engel on The Bookstour: Documentary

Calling all lovers of indie bookstores for a Miami Book Fair two-part event: A screening of a new literary documentary and a panel of the nation’s foremost independent booksellers! In 2019, Mason Engel took a road trip around the country to 50 independent bookstores in 50 days. His goal: to promote his self-published novel, 2084. But his conversations with booksellers shifted his focus, and on a second trip, he brought a cameraperson along and asked booksellers a simple question: “Why should we shop indie?” The resulting documentary,…

Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

2021 National Poetry Series Winner Kien Lam

The National Poetry Series was established in 1978 to recognize and promote excellence in contemporary poetry by ensuring the publication of five books of poetry annually through participating publishers. In addition, the National Poetry Series has partnered with Miami Book Fair to award the Paz Prize in Poetry, which ensures bilingual publication for a book of poems written in Spanish. This conversation features Kien Lam on Extinction Theory: Poems, speaking with the judge who selected his manuscript, Kyle Dargan,…

Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

El fenómeno Carmen Mola

Carmen Mola (el seudónimo de Antonio Mercero, Jorge Díaz y Agustín Martínez) habla del fenómeno de La novia gitana y de la serie de novela negra de Elena Blanco. Los autores conversan con su editora, María Fasce, directora literaria de Alfaguara.…

Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Elena Armas & Sophie Irwin With Ayman: A Conversation

BookTok Book Talk! Rosie Graham, the main character in Elena Armas’ The American Roommate Experiment: A Novel, wants to focus on her secret career as a romance writer and quits her day job to do that – and now she has terrible writer’s block. Then her best friend’s cousin, Lucas, proposes an experiment: He’ll take her on a series of dates just meant to jump-start her romantic inspiration. Rosie has nothing to lose, so why not? In Sophie Irwin’s A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting: A Novel,…

Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Por una América Latina próspera

El diplomático y periodista Luis Alberto Moreno ha sido ministro de Desarrollo Económico de Colombia, embajador en Estados Unidos por siete años y presidente del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID). En esta oportunidad presenta su libro ¡Vamos!, en el que propone siete ideas para lograr una América Latina próspera y justa. Moisés Naím, escritor y columnista venezolano, dirigió la revista Foreign Policy y, desde 2011, presenta Efecto Naím, un programa semanal de televisión sobre temas internacionales.…

Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Rainbow Rowell on Scattered Showers: Stories: Young Adult Fiction

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell comes Scattered Showers: Stories. Rowell has won fans all over the world by writing about love and life in a way that feels true. In her first short story collection, she gives us nine beautifully crafted love stories. Girl meets boy camping outside a movie theater. Best friends debate the merits of high school dances. A prince romances a troll. A girl romances an imaginary boy. And Simon Snow himself returns for a holiday adventure.…

Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Rhea Ewing on Fine: A Comic About Gender: Nonfiction

When Rhea Ewing neared college graduation in 2012, they became consumed by the question: “What is gender?” The obsession sparked a quest in which they eagerly approached friends and strangers in their quiet Midwest town for interviews to turn into comics. A decade later, Fine: A Comic About Gender now presents a sweeping portrait of the intricacies of gender expression with interviewees from all over the country. Questions such as “How do you identify?” produced fiercely honest stories about adolescence,…

Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Una tarde con Sergio Ramírez

Sergio Ramírez, Premio Cervantes 2017, narrador, ensayista, periodista, político y abogado nicaragüense presenta su nueva obra Tongolele no sabía bailar, una novela negra sobre Nicaragua y el fin del sueño de la revolución. El autor conversa con la escritora, socióloga y docente universitaria guatemalteca Denise Phé-Funchal.…

Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Yarrow & Carrie Cheney on Superworld: Save Noah: Middle Grade Fiction

Husband-and-wife creative team Yarrow and Carrie Cheney join forces to present Superworld: Save Noah, a new series that breaks the mold with gorgeous black-and-white art on every page, and a cinematic, blockbuster feel. Every 12-year-old kid feels like they don’t fit in sometimes – but Noah takes it to a whole new level. When a meteor crashed to Earth on his seventh birthday, the whole planet got superpowers … except for Noah. Thanks to his tin foil superhero costume,…

Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

“Rick Riordan Presents Ballad & Dagger”: Daniel José Older & Meagan Albright

Bestselling author Rick Riordan presents Daniel José Older’s Ballad & Dagger, a music-and-magic-filled YA urban fantasy about two teens who discover each other and their powers during a political battle within a unique diaspora community. While the rest of his tight-knit Brooklyn community dreams of someday finding a way back home to the lost island of San Madrigal, Mateo Matisse – a high school junior and piano prodigy living with his two aunts (one who’s alive, the other not so much) – is focused on one thing: getting the attention of locally grown musical legend Gerval.…

Monday, November 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

“Rivalries & Responsibilities”: B. B. Alston & Julie C. Dao

B. B. Alston returns to his Supernatural Investigations trilogy with Amari and the Great Game. Between the fearsome new Head Minister’s strict anti-magician agenda, fierce Junior Agent rivalries, and her brother Quinton’s curse steadily worsening, Amari’s plate is full. So when the secretive League of Magicians offers her a chance to become its new leader, she declines. But her refusal allows someone else to step forward, a magician with dangerous plans. This challenge sparks the start of the Great Game,…

Sunday, November 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

2021 National Poetry Series Winner Su Cho

The National Poetry Series was established in 1978 to recognize and promote excellence in contemporary poetry by ensuring the publication of five books of poetry annually through participating publishers. In addition, the National Poetry Series has partnered with Miami Book Fair to award the Paz Prize in Poetry, which ensures bilingual publication for a book of poems written in Spanish. This conversation features Su Cho on The Symmetry of Fish, speaking with the judge who selected her manuscript, Paige Lewis,…

Sunday, November 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Desiree Cooper on Nothing Special: Picture Book

Six-year-old Jax can’t wait to leave Detroit and spend a week with his grandparents in coastal Virginia, where he’s sure he’ll be spoiled with the kinds of special things he enjoys at home: toys, movies, and hamburgers. As he dreams of the adventures he’ll have, his PopPop has other ideas. He fills their days with timeless summer fun – crabbing, shucking corn, and counting fireflies. Illustrated entirely of repurposed textiles, Nothing Special by Desiree Cooper celebrates the enduring connection between the generations who stayed in the South and the millions of emigrants for whom it will always be home.…

Sunday, November 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Hayao Miyazaki & His Manga Classic Shuna’s Journey: Alex Dudok de Wit, Helen McCarthy & Deb Aoki

From legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki comes Shuna’s Journey, a new manga classic about a prince on a quest for a golden grain that would save his land, never before published in English! Shuna, the prince of a poor land, watches in despair as his people work themselves to death harvesting the little grain that grows there. And so, when a traveler presents him with a sample of seeds from a mysterious western land, he sets out to find the source of the golden grain,…

Sunday, November 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Mary Pope Osborne on Memories and Life Lessons from the Magic Tree House: Middle Grade Fiction

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the #1 New York Times bestselling series with Memories and Life Lessons from the Magic Tree House, which offers heartfelt advice from beloved creator Mary Pope Osborne’s own childhood and her magical adventures with Jack and Annie – perfect for Magic Tree House fans of all ages! Look for heroes, far and near. Give your gifts to the world. Have compassion for all creatures. These are just a few of the lessons that Magic Tree House fans will learn on their magical journey through this book.…

Sunday, November 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón & Robert Casper: A Conversation

Ada Limón returns to the Miami Book Fair to celebrate her new appointment as the 24th U.S. Poet Laureate and The Hurting Kind, an astonishing collection about interconnectedness between the human and nonhuman, ancestors and ourselves. What does it mean to be the hurting kind? To be sensitive not only to the world’s pain and joys, but to the meanings that bend in the scrim between the natural world and the human world? To divine the relationships between us all?…

Saturday, November 12, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2022)

Saturdays, September 17 — November 12, 2022, from 3:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a teen 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 in South Florida and is as free of charge as it is free of homework.…

Saturday, November 5, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2022)

Saturdays, September 17 — November 12, 2022, from 3:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a teen 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 in South Florida and is as free of charge as it is free of homework.…

October 2022

Saturday, October 29, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2022)

Saturdays, September 17 — November 12, 2022, from 3:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a teen 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 in South Florida and is as free of charge as it is free of homework.…

Saturday, October 22, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2022)

Saturdays, September 17 — November 12, 2022, from 3:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a teen 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 in South Florida and is as free of charge as it is free of homework.…

Thursday, October 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Homenaje a Carlos Fuentes

La Feria del Libro de Miami del Miami Dade College, el Consulado de la República Argentina en Miami, el Instituto Cultural de México y la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española invitan al HOMENAJE A CARLOS FUENTES. Conversación entre la Directora del Instituto Cultural de México, la ministra y artista plástica ADRIANA TORRES SÁNCHEZ y la actriz y periodista ADRIANA BIANCO, quienes comentarán la obra del autor mexicano y su relación con el cine. Adriana Bianco (Argentina). Actriz, escritora y periodista que reside en Miami.…

Thursday, October 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

MEGATHREATS: A VIRTUAL EVENING WITH NOURIEL ROUBINI

Bestselling author of Crisis Economics, Nouriel Roubini joins us for a virtual conversation to discuss his latest book, MegaThreats! Books & Books is excited to partner with Miami Book Fair and independent bookstores across the U.S. to present professor of economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business, and author Nouriel Roubini and his book MegaThreats: Ten Dangerous Trends That Imperil Our Future, And How to Survive Them (Little, Brown and Company, $30). Tickets to this event are free with an option to purchase the book.…

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Listening in the Dark: A Virtual Evening with Amber Tamblyn feat. Samantha Irby, Amy Poehler and Bonnie Tamblyn

Books & Books is excited to partner with Miami Book Fair and independent bookstores across the U.S. to present the accomplished actress, writer, and director, and the author Amber Tamblyn and her book Listening in the Dark: Women Reclaiming the Power of Intuition (Park Row, $25.99). She will be in conversation with Samantha Irby, Amy Poehler and Bonnie Tamblyn! The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and includes (1) one copy of Listening in the Dark (Park Row,…

Saturday, October 15, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2022)

Saturdays, September 17 — November 12, 2022, from 3:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a teen 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 in South Florida and is as free of charge as it is free of homework.…

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

First Draft: A Literary Social with Dawn Davies

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! 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.…

Saturday, October 8, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2022)

Saturdays, September 17 — November 12, 2022, from 3:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a teen 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 in South Florida and is as free of charge as it is free of homework.…

Thursday, October 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Finger Exercises for Poets with Dorianne Laux

4 weeks: Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27 | 7 – 9 p.m. EST Online | Register to receive link | Registration: $200 Write new poems and receive in-depth feedback from poet Dorianne Laux. Poet Dorianne Laux will lead participants in five writing prompts, or “finger exercises.” Writers will generate new poems and receive feedback on work drafted during this workshop. Dorianne Laux’s sixth collection, Only As the Day is Long: New and Selected Poems was named a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.…

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

15 minutos de lectura con Janina Pérez de la Iglesia

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 de todo el año, ofrecemos “15 minutos de lectura” con la Feria del Libro de Miami, un espacio mensual donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live. Acompáñanos el miércoles 5 de octubre a las 7:00 p.m. con la escritora cubana Janina Pérez de la Iglesia . En cada sesión de “15 minutos de lectura”,…

Saturday, October 1, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2022)

Saturdays, September 17 — November 12, 2022, from 3:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a teen 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 in South Florida and is as free of charge as it is free of homework.…

September 2022

Saturday, September 24, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2022)

Saturdays, September 17 — November 12, 2022, from 3:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a teen 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 in South Florida and is as free of charge as it is free of homework.…

Thursday, September 22, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

¡Tómate una copa (en casa) y escribe mejor! con Ana Schein

Una tertulia literaria guiada. Embriaga a tu editor interno y ¡exprésate con libertad desde tu casa! 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: Cómo hacer entrar al lector en el mundo de la ficción. La importancia de la visibilidad Haremos dos ejercicios para foguearnos en el uso de los cinco sentidos a la hora de narrar.…

Saturday, September 17, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2022)

Saturdays, September 17 — November 12, 2022, from 3:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a teen 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 in South Florida and is as free of charge as it is free of homework.…

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

First Draft: A Literary Social with Kathy Fish

Miami Book Fair presents First Draft, a series of informal writing events that turn happy hours into great stories. 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! A guided writing prompt with a twist.…

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

15 minutos de lectura con Noel Alonso Ginoris

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 de todo el año, ofrecemos “15 minutos de lectura” con la Feria del Libro de Miami, un espacio mensual donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live. Acompáñanos el miércoles 7 de septiembre a las 7:00 p.m. con el escritor cubano Noel Alonso Ginoris . En cada sesión de “15 minutos de lectura”,…

Thursday, September 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Nonfiction Workshop: Writing About Family Without Making Them Hate You with Dawn Davies

This workshop has sold out. To be placed on the waitlist, please email Marci Cancio-Bello at mcanciob@mdc.edu Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2022 (4 weeks) 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET | Online via Zoom | Register to receive link Learn strategies to help you decide when and how (or if!) you should write about family through craft lectures, deep discussion, and writing practice. Writing about family dynamics and experiences can help us reveal truth in our lives,…

August 2022

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

First Draft: A Literary Social with Morgan Talty

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! 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.…

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Harlem Shuffle: A Virtual Evening With Colson Whitehead and Adam Serwer

Books & Books is excited to partner with Miami Book Fair and independent bookstores across the U.S. to present award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Colson Whitehead for the paperback publication of his novel Harlem Shuffle (Anchor, $17). He will be in conversation with The Atlantic staff writer Adam Serwer. The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and includes (1) one copy of Harlem Shuffle: A Novel (Anchor, $17 + tax and fee). A fee of $6 is included for U.S.…

Saturday, August 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

The Last White Man: A Virtual Evening With Mohsin Hamid And Danzy Senna

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and independent booksellers across the U.S. present… A VIRTUAL EVENING WITH MOHSIN HAMID in conversation with Danzy Senna discussing The Last White Man: A Novel About this event Mohsin Hamid joins us to present his latest book The Last White Man: A Novel (Riverhead Books, $26). This virtual event will take place on Zoom. This event is FREE and open to the public but can be bundled with a book ticket that includes (1) one copy of The Last White Man: A Novel (Riverhead Books,…

All day event.
Monday, August 1, 2022 @ 12:00 am
On Demand (Virtual)

Speak Up! 2022 Virtual Creative Writing Summer Camp for Teens

6 days: Monday-Saturday, August 1-6, 2022 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 prose 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!…

July 2022

Friday, July 22, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

PORTRAIT OF AN UNKNOWN WOMAN: A VIRTUAL EVENING WITH DANIEL SILVA AND JAMIE GANGEL

Books & Books is excited to partner with Miami Book Fair and independent bookstores across the U.S. to present award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva and his latest novel, Portrait of an Unknown Woman. He will be in conversation with award-winning reporter Jamie Gangel. Books & Books is excited to partner with Miami Book Fair and independent bookstores across the U.S. to present award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva and his latest novel, Portrait of an Unknown Woman.…

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

First Draft: A Literary Social with Diamond Forde

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! 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.…

June 2022

Saturday, June 25, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
MDC Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd St., Miami, 33135 United States

Presentación de “Parece una república” | Francisco Larios, Ximena Gómez, Omar Villasana

La Feria del Libro de Miami, katakana editores y el Koubek Center invitan a la presentación del poemario “Parece una República”, del escritor Francisco Larios. Participan: Francisco Larios (autor), Ximena Gómez (invitada) y Omar Villasana (editor). Desde intensas búsquedas, “Parece una república” de Francisco Larios traza una alegoría política, poética y personal que atraviesa las nociones de pertenencia y patria. De una parte, la canción del desterrado, del que se pregunta por su origen y raíz. De otra, la revisión de la historia personal y colectiva,…

Thursday, June 23, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

PLAYING THE STORY

Come geek out with us, as we discuss the business behind comic books, with a focus on their adaptation into video games. Learn about the challenges (and blessings!) of the comic book landscape for video game writers and developers, and how YOU can become a creator of comic books and video games. With video game writer Wes Locher, comic book writer and artist Juan Navarro, and YouTuber at Red Bandana Gaming Thomas B. Logan. A live Q&A will follow the discussion.…

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

REFUSE TO BE DONE: Rewriting and Revision at Every Stage with Matt Bell

Wednesday, June 22, 7 – 9 p.m. EST Online | Register to receive link | Registration: $85 Shake up your writing with practical strategies in this interactive workshop. In this interactive workshop, novelist Matt Bell details a practical and straightforward approach to writing fiction, focusing on specific tactics for generating a strong first draft of a novel, including creating compelling characters and structuring a fine-tuned plot, and for polishing your final manuscript to prepare it for submission and publication.…

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

First Draft: A Literary Social with Thomas Swick

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! 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.…

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

15 minutos de lectura con Antonio Orlando Rodríguez

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 de todo el año, ofrecemos “15 minutos de lectura” con la Feria del Libro de Miami, un espacio mensual donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live. Acompáñanos el miércoles 1 de junio a las 7:00 p.m. con el escritor cubano Antonio Orlando Rodríguez. En cada sesión de “15 minutos de lectura”,…

May 2022

Thursday, May 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

¡Tómate una copa (en casa) y escribe mejor! con Jaime Cabrera González

Una tertulia literaria guiada. Embriaga a tu editor interno y ¡exprésate con libertad desde tu casa! 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: Mi personaje desea algo, pero… En una narración el protagonista quiere, necesita o debe hacer algo. Se dice que su historia gira en torno a un deseo,…

Saturday, May 21, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

The Breakout Book: A Publishing Seminar with Eleanor Jackson

Saturday, May 21, 2022 (1 day) 2:00 p.m. ET | Online via Crowdcast | Register to receive link Publishing seminar is included in workshop registration fees An experienced literary agent will share her insights on how successful writers support their publications, and create lasting careers and relationships with the publishing industry. Topics include: writing a successful query letter, navigating a book contract, building relationships with your agent, editor and publicist, the publishing process from contract to on-sale-date, and much more.  Eleanor Jackson began her publishing career in 2002 at Witherspoon Associates,…

Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Craft Talks with Claire Luchette & Wayétu Moore

Fiction Craft Talk: Crafting a World with Claire Luchette A story should transport a reader to a place they’ve never been or allow them to see a familiar place in a new way. This talk will focus on the craft of worldbuilding and how to get the most mileage out of a story’s setting. We’ll study examples of rich and three-dimensional worlds in contemporary fiction, and analyze the authors’ use of detail, voice, and imagery. Attendees will leave with a sense of how and why to build worlds of their own on the page.  …

Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 10:00 am
On Demand (Virtual)

“Historia, teoría y práctica de la ficción”, un taller del Writers Institute ofrecido por Jorge Volpi

Evento Online Taller de 3 clases: viernes 20, sábado 21 y domingo 22 de mayo, (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 m) “Historia, teoría y práctica de la ficción”, un taller ofrecido por Jorge Volpi como parte del prestigioso Writers Institute de la Feria del Libro de Miami. El objetivo del curso será analizar el surgimiento y el desarrollo de la ficción, comprender cómo funciona en distintos sus géneros (relato, cuento, teatro, ópera), estudiar los mecanismos mentales que la permiten y realizar diversos ejercicios de creación.…

Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Craft Talks with Lan Samantha Chang & Willie Perdomo

Fiction Craft Talk: How do Novels Differ from Short Stories? with Lan Samantha Chang The short story and the novel are different forms with separate purposes and effects. Yet we often discuss them together in workshops, as if the process of writing them were the same. I’m interested in looking pragmatically at this dilemma, and I will begin by defining the short story and the novel. What are the characteristics of these two forms? What do they have in common, and how do they differ?…

Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am
On Demand (Virtual)

Fiction Workshop: Recognition and Surprise with Lan Samantha Chang

In this workshop, we will explore how to create the most consequential moments in stories and novels: those crucial passages of recognition and surprise when truths change and when a reader’s sense of time is altered. At such moments, which are composed of both familiarity and strangeness, the world of the story is transformed. We’ll look at work by James Joyce, Deborah Eisenberg, Jamaica Kincaid, Lesley Arimah, Sally Rooney, and others, to identify elements of transformation and how they are deployed.…

Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am
On Demand (Virtual)

Fiction Workshop: The World of the Story with Claire Luchette

In this workshop, we will discuss how writers build rich, complicated worlds on the page. We’ll look closely at examples of short fiction by some contemporary masters to understand how the physical setting of the story comes alive and contributes to the story’s meaning. Attendees will also have the chance to practice building worlds of their own, and we’ll provide feedback on each other’s prose. Claire Luchette is the author of the novel Agatha of Little Neon. Their stories and essays have appeared in Best American Short Stories,…

Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am
On Demand (Virtual)

Nonfiction Workshop: Nonfiction Strategies with Wayétu Moore

The goal of this workshop is to identify strategies for memoir and creative nonfiction narrative writing by reading and discussing works within the genre, exercising elements of creative writing in essay and memoir forms, and learning how to engage with one’s own work through editing. We will explore the changing shape of memories in autobiographical writing, as well as the roles that poetry and voice play in transforming one’s personal experience into a compelling essay. Workshop goals are as followed: 1) To utilize personal experience as a method to understanding the writing process 2) To understand the creative infrastructure of the personal essay 3) To nurture tools that will transform experiential writing into strong narrative pieces.…

Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am
On Demand (Virtual)

Poetry Workshop: The Empty Spaces with Willie Perdomo

Who or what is the voice on your shoulders telling you that you can’t write about (fill in the blank)? The approach to fresh language is usually accompanied by distancing yourself from what you think might be correct or “right.” Using the “separate language” of poetry, where do we begin filling the empty spaces?  In this workshop, we will approach generative as an associative act, and we will engage in a remix of a standard poem. Award-winning poet and children’s book author Willie Perdomo is the author of The Crazy Bunch (Penguin Books,…

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

15 minutos de lectura con Ena Columbié | Ena Columbié

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 de todo el año, ofrecemos “15 minutos de lectura” con la Feria del Libro de Miami, un espacio mensual donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live. Acompáñanos el miércoles 18 de mayo a las 7:00 p.m. con la escritora cubana Ena Columbié. En cada sesión de “15 minutos de lectura”,…

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

An Evening with the 5 Under 35 2021 Honorees | Caleb Azumah Nelson, Dantiel W. Moniz, Claire Luchette, Nathan Harris and Lee Lai

Click here to register in advance and receive your link Join us for an unforgettable virtual conversation featuring the 2021 honorees of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award. This special conversation will feature authors Caleb Azumah Nelson, Dantiel W. Moniz, Nathan Harris, Lee Lai and Claire Luchette, and will be moderated by Natalie Green, Senior Manager, Public Programs at the National Book Foundation. About the 5 under 35 program In 2006, the National Book Foundation established the 5 Under 35 prize to recognize young,…

All day event.
Monday, May 16, 2022 @ 12:00 am
On Demand (Virtual)

Manuscript Consultations with Eleanor Jackson

May 16 – 21, 2022 (1 week) Online via Google Meet | Register to receive link Various times, as appointed. All appointment times in EST. Consultations are limited to 30 people. Meet with an experienced literary agent for a 15-minute individual manuscript consultation. You will have an opportunity to submit a query letter plus 10 pages of a manuscript in advance.  Once you have registered online, please email your 1-page query letter and 10-page manuscript to Madison Whatley at mwhatley@mdc.edu by 11:59 p.m.…

Sunday, May 15, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

The Sounds of Joy and Pain: A New Understanding of Traditional Haitian Music, Konpa, and Rap Kreyòl with M. Mushy Widmaier, Georgio Léon-Émile, and Ed Rainer Sainvil

For a long time, the term “Haitian music” mostly referred to several styles, including roots music and konpa. In the past few years, however, rap kreyòl and reggae have gained in popularity, with artists using these genres to denounce the injustices that exist in the country. This panel answers the question: With so many influences from other countries, what is the future of Haitian music? With Haitian jazz musician, composer and arranger Mushy Widmaier; musicologist and author of Tambours Frappés,

Saturday, May 14, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast

Presentación de “Partes de guerra” de Jorge Volpi

El autor conversará con el escritor mexicano Pedro Ángel Palou. «Solo en este olvidado embarcadero entre México y Guatemala reuniré el coraje para escuchar a mi corazón y desentrañar lo que sucedió contigo, conmigo, con nosotros, en esta temporada de guerra.» En Frontera Corozal, un pequeño poblado a orillas del Usumacinta, un par de migrantes descubre el cadáver de una chica de catorce años. Pronto se sabe que fue asesinada por su prima y el novio de esta en presencia de dos pequeños de ocho y diez años.…

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

First Draft: A Literary Social with Fabienne Josaphat

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!…

Sunday, May 8, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

A Celebration of the 100th birthday of two Haitian literary masters: Jacques Stephen Alexis and Émile Célestin Mégie with Arnold Antonin, Marc Exavier, Angelucci Manigat, and Lyonel Trouillot

This year, we celebrate in memoriam the 100th birthday of two Haitian literary masters: Jacques Stephen Alexis and Émile Célestin Mégie. More than just a brilliant intellectual, Alexis was also an active participant in the social and political debates of his time; born in April 1922, he’s believed to have been killed by the regime of François “Papa Doc” Duvalier. Born in October 1922,  Mégie (also known as “Togiram”) was a journalist, writer, poet, and novelist. A defender of the Haitian Creole language since the 1940s,…

April 2022

Friday, April 29, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

From Saigon to Miami: An Evening of Contemporary Vietnamese Literature and Art

Join us for a virtual presentation celebrating the launch of In My Ear, Your Voice Still Flickering // Bên tai tôi, giọng người vẫn chờn vờn, a special-edition three-volume zine featuring contemporary Vietnamese literature and art. Vietnamese writers based across Vietnam and around the world contributed fiction and poetry in English or Vietnamese, along with translations to make the zine fully bilingual. Vietnamese artists contributed original artwork in response to each piece. Authors Phan Nhiên Hạo, Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, Andrew Lam,…

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

BOMB SHELTER: A VIRTUAL EVENING WITH MARY LAURA PHILPOTT AND KIMBERLY WILLIAMS-PAISLEY

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and Independent Bookstores across the U.S. present… A Virtual Evening with MARY LAURA PHILPOTT IN CONVERSATION WITH KIMBERLY WILLIAMS-PAISLEY on Bomb Shelter: Love, Time, and Other Explosives the bestselling author of I Miss You When I Blink and “writer of singular spark and delight” (Elizabeth Gilbert, #1 New York Times bestselling author) comes a poignant and powerful new memoir that tackles the big questions of life, death, and existential fear with humor and hope. A lifelong worrier,…

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

“Poesía a dos voces” con Roxana Méndez y Jorge Galán

“Poesía a dos voces” con los escritores salvadoreños Roxana Méndez y Jorge Galán. En un mismo espacio, dos poetas comparten sus versos y conversan sobre algunas claves de sus obras. Roxana Méndez es poeta y narradora salvadoreña, máster en Literatura Española e Hispanoamericana por la Universidad de Barcelona. En 2019 obtuvo el Premio Fundación Cuatrogatos de Miami, ese mismo año ganó el Premio de relatos de Navidad Ciudad de Melilla en España, en 2012 el Premio Alhambra de Poesía Americana en España y en su país el premio Gran Maestre de Poesía,…

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

First Draft: A Literary Social with Joshua Nguyen

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!…

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

WRITE FOR YOUR LIFE: A VIRTUAL EVENING WITH ANNA QUINDLEN AND KELLY CORRIGAN

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and Independent Bookstores across the U.S. present… A Virtual Evening with ANNA QUINDLEN IN CONVERSATION WITH KELLY CORRIGAN on Write for Your Life In this clarion call to pick up a pen and find yourself from “one of our most astute chroniclers of modern life” (The New York Times Book Review), #1 New York Times bestselling author Anna Quindlen shows us how anyone can write, and why everyone should. What really matters in life? What truly lasts in our hearts and minds?…

Saturday, April 9, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
Livestreamed via Crowdcast

Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Spring 2022)

Saturdays, February 12 – April 9 / 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a FREE virtual creative writing workshop mini-series for teens (ages 13-19). In this FREE virtual creative writing workshop mini-series, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing, to boost literacy and empower youth in Miami through community-based writing activities. The program is open to all teens (ages 13-19) and is as free of charge as it is free of homework.…

Saturday, April 9, 2022 @ 10:00 am
On Demand (Virtual)

Taller de escritura: “Escribir desde la infancia” con Fanuel Hanán Díaz

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/YGM39zfBVPnv2Zva8. Le informaremos si surge una oportunidad de que participe. Gracias por su interés. Taller de 4 semanas, los sábados de 10:00 a.m. a 12:00 m. Del 9 al 30 de abril. El taller tiene como objetivo estimular la creación de textos narrativos breves a partir de los recuerdos de infancia, la mirada que podemos rescatar en un viaje al pasado para narrar una escena cercana a nuestros recuerdos,…

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

15 minutos de lectura con Sebastián Vargas

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 de todo el año, ofrecemos “15 minutos de lectura” con la Feria del Libro de Miami, un espacio mensual donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live. Acompáñanos el miércoles 6 de abril a las 7:00 p.m. con el escritor argentino Sebastián Vargas. En cada sesión de “15 minutos de lectura”,…

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

2022 Big Read Keynote Address: Thi Bui, author of The Best We Could Do in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Viet Thanh Nguyen

“I began to record our family history…thinking that if I bridged the gap between the past and the present, I could fill the void between my parents and me.” —Thi Bui in The Best We Could Do Join us for a virtual talk and Q&A with this year’s Big Read featured author, Thi Bui as she discusses this award-winning graphic memoir.    Before she began to work on The Best We Could Do in 2005, Thi Bui had never drawn a comic in her life.…

Monday, April 4, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

THE TRAYVON GENERATION: A VIRTUAL EVENING WITH ELIZABETH ALEXANDER

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and Independent Bookstores across the U.S. present… A Virtual Evening with ELIZABETH ALEXANDER on The Trayvon Generation *Named one of TIME magazine’s Most Anticipated Titles of 2022* From a Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times bestselling author and poet comes a galvanizing meditation on the power of art and culture to illuminate America’s unresolved problem with race. In the midst of civil unrest in the summer of 2020 and following the murders of George Floyd,…

Saturday, April 2, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Spring 2022)

Saturdays, February 12 – April 9 / 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a FREE virtual creative writing workshop mini-series for teens (ages 13-19). In this FREE virtual creative writing workshop mini-series, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing, to boost literacy and empower youth in Miami through community-based writing activities. The program is open to all teens (ages 13-19) and is as free of charge as it is free of homework.…

March 2022

Thursday, March 31, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

AuthorFest Spring 2022: Nelson DeMille and Janet Evanovich

Join us for this special virtual event with #1 New York Times bestselling authors Janet Evanovich and Nelson DeMille. Both DeMille and Evanovich have created some of the most iconic recurring characters in fiction, keeping them interesting, surprising, and fresh, novel after novel. In this fascinating conversation, these two masters of mystery will discuss how to keep their readers coming back for more of their beloved characters. Moderated by Carol Fitzgerald from The Book Report Network For book purchases, please consider our local independent bookstore partner,…

Thursday, March 31, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

¡Tómate una copa (en casa) y escribe mejor! con Martín Solares

Una tertulia literaria guiada. Embriaga a tu editor interno y ¡exprésate con libertad desde tu casa! 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: Consultorio de cuento y novela Martín Solares (Tampico, Tamaulipas, 1970) ha escrito un libro de ensayos: Cómo dibujar una novela;…

Saturday, March 26, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Spring 2022)

Saturdays, February 12 – April 9 / 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a FREE virtual creative writing workshop mini-series for teens (ages 13-19). In this FREE virtual creative writing workshop mini-series, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing, to boost literacy and empower youth in Miami through community-based writing activities. The program is open to all teens (ages 13-19) and is as free of charge as it is free of homework.…

Thursday, March 24, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Secret Identity | A Virtual Evening with Alex Segura and Chantel Acevedo

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and Independent Bookstores across the U.S. present… A Virtual Evening with ALEX SEGURA IN CONVERSATION WITH CHANTEL ACEVEDO on Secret Identity: A Novel From Anthony Award-winning writer Alex Segura comes Secret Identity, a rollicking literary mystery set in the world of comic books. It’s 1975 and the comic book industry is struggling, but Carmen Valdez doesn’t care. She’s an assistant at Triumph Comics, which doesn’t have the creative zeal of Marvel nor the buttoned-up efficiency of DC,…

Saturday, March 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
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READ DANGEROUSLY: A VIRTUAL EVENING WITH AZAR NAFISI & JACKI LYDEN

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and Independent Bookstores across the U.S. present… A Virtual Evening with AZAR NAFISI IN CONVERSATION WITH JACKI LYDEN on Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times The New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran returns with a guide to the power of literature in turbulent times, arming readers with a resistance reading list, ranging from James Baldwin to Zora Neale Hurston to Margaret Atwood. “[A] stunning look at the power of reading.…

Saturday, March 19, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Spring 2022)

Saturdays, February 12 – April 9 / 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a FREE virtual creative writing workshop mini-series for teens (ages 13-19). In this FREE virtual creative writing workshop mini-series, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing, to boost literacy and empower youth in Miami through community-based writing activities. The program is open to all teens (ages 13-19) and is as free of charge as it is free of homework.…

Thursday, March 17, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
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Presentación de “Sorbos de vida” de Mariluz Durazo

En “Sorbos de vida” Mariluz Durazo nos invita a viajar en sus cuentos, a través de los distintos rostros de las emociones y los sentimientos más humanos y profundos. De sorpresa en sorpresa, de risa en llanto, de la mano del humor y de su capacidad de observar y observarnos, devela mundos difíciles de olvidar. Conversan con la autora: Jorge Ramos, Adriana Malvido y Concha Leon Portilla. En colaboración con el Instituto Cultural de México en Miami. ______________ Mariluz Durazo nació y creció en la Ciudad de Mexico.…

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Presentación de “Campus” de Antonio Díaz Oliva junto a Pola Oloixarac y Sara Cordón

Presentación de la novela “Campus” de Antonio Díaz Oliva, junto a la autora Pola Oloixarac y a la editora de Chatos Inhumanos, Sara Cordón. “Campus” es una novela satírica y ácida sobre los latinos e hispanos que buscan el sueño americano en su versión académica. Es también la confirmación de un autor que, desde su propia experiencia como estudiante y profesor en universidades estadounidenses, es capaz de reírse de forma delirante de los divertidos y terribles monstruos que pueden encontrarse en los Departamentos de Español y,…

Saturday, March 12, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Spring 2022)

Saturdays, February 12 – April 9 / 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a FREE virtual creative writing workshop mini-series for teens (ages 13-19). In this FREE virtual creative writing workshop mini-series, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing, to boost literacy and empower youth in Miami through community-based writing activities. The program is open to all teens (ages 13-19) and is as free of charge as it is free of homework.…

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

First Draft: A Literary Social with Dana de Greff

Miami Book Fair presents First Draft, a series of informal virtual writing events that turn happy hours into great stories. 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. 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!…

Saturday, March 5, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Spring 2022)

Saturdays, February 12 – April 9 / 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a FREE virtual creative writing workshop mini-series for teens (ages 13-19). In this FREE virtual creative writing workshop mini-series, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing, to boost literacy and empower youth in Miami through community-based writing activities. The program is open to all teens (ages 13-19) and is as free of charge as it is free of homework.…

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

15 minutos de lectura con Uva de Aragón

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 de todo el año, ofrecemos “15 minutos de lectura” con la Feria del Libro de Miami, un espacio mensual donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live. Acompáñanos el miércoles 2 de marzo a las 7:00 p.m. con la escritora cubana Uva de Aragón. En cada sesión de “15 minutos de lectura”,…

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Burning Questions: A Virtual Evening with Margaret Atwood & Judy Blume

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and Independent Bookstores across the U.S. & Canada present… A Virtual Evening with MARGARET ATWOOD IN CONVERSATION WITH JUDY BLUME, on Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces 2004-2021 In this brilliant selection of essays, the award-winning, best-selling author of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments offers her funny, erudite, endlessly curious, and uncannily prescient take on everything from debt and tech to the climate crisis and freedom and the importance of how to define granola—and seeks answers to Burning Questions such as… • Why do people everywhere,…

February 2022

Sunday, February 27, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

Emotional Inheritance: A Virtual Afternoon with Galit Atlas and Dani Shapiro

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and independent bookstores across the country present… A Virtual Afternoon with DR. GALIT ATLAS in conversation with Dani Shapiro on Emotional Inheritance : A Therapist, Her Patients, and the Legacy of Trauma Tickets are bundled with the book (+tax/fee) or available for free. Once you make your purchase or register for the event, we will send you an event link (24 hours BEFORE) that will give you access to the talk via private link. About the Book: Award-winning psychoanalyst Dr.…

Saturday, February 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

COLORIZATION: A VIRTUAL EVENING WITH WIL HAYGOOD AND APRIL DOBBINS

Books & Books, Coral Gables Art Cinema and Miami Book Fair present… A VIRTUAL EVENING WITH WIL HAYGOOD in conversation with April Dobbins, Programming Director at Coral Gables Art Cinema on Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World A NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS’ TOP BOOK OF THE YEAR • BOOKLISTS’ EDITOR’S CHOICE • ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR “At once a film book, a history book, and a civil rights book.… Without a doubt,…

Saturday, February 26, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
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