Events During the Week – 2017

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One Night Only! Here’s your chance to see best-selling authors, literary icons, legendary entertainers, and newsmakers (in English and in Spanish), present and discuss their latest work and their careers.

Past Events

November 2017
Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids

Want to get healthy and stay that way? You’ve come to the right place! Learn how to get rid of germs, especially on your teeth! You’ll want to show those pearly whites after dental hygienists and their puppets teach you the right way to brush. Learn about good nutrition so you can grow healthy and strong!         Activities all-weekend long in Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids are sponsored by and presented in partnership with Miami Dade College’s Medical Campus…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Panel: 50 años de Cien años de soledad

La Feria del Libro de Miami y la revista digital Letra Urbana rinden homenaje al medio siglo de la obra cumbre del Premio Nobel Gabriel García Márquez con este conversatorio integrado por el narrador, columnista y guionista colombiano Juan Carlos Botero, ganador del Premio Juan Rulfo; el doctor en Lenguas y Literaturas hispánicas, investigador y narrador argentino Pablo Brescia y Suzanne Jill Levine, renombrada traductora de literatura contemporánea latinoamericana y profesora en la Universidad de California de Santa Bárbara.…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Lip Service Presents: True Stories, Out Loud

Lip Service presents the smartest, hottest, and most honest storytelling event in South Florida. Lip Service combines theater and literature into an evening of true and personal stories. Lip Service stories are hilarious, heartbreaking, poignant, embarrassing, inspiring, and all true! You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll cringe. Tonight’s special guests include spoken-word sensation The Asia Project, and star of Snap Judgement, James Judd. After the show, join the storytellers and fellow listeners on The Porch for the official Lip Service after party with Speakfridays!  …

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Transformando vidas con el Dr. Juan

Un encuentro para aprender a sentirse mejor con el doctor Juan Rivera, médico internista, líder indiscutido en temas de salud en la comunidad hispana, quien presenta Consulta con Dr. Juan. Santo remedio, una obra que contiene remedios caseros y consejos para aliviar molestias y mejorar la salud. Patrocinado por:…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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An Evening With the National Book Awards Winners and Finalists

Book Fair, in partnership with the National Book Foundation and with the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, welcomes the Finalists and Winners of the prestigious National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards. Previous winners of the Award—including William Carlos Williams, Joyce Carol Oates, and William Faulkner—comprise a who’s who of American literature. Following the awards ceremony in New York City on November 15, at which the winners will be announced, all Winners and Finalists in the categories of fiction,…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Speakfridays

Combining poetry, arts, and music, Speakfridays’ motto is no egos—just expression.  For more than a decade, Speakfridays has been a showcase for independent performing arts, a place where lovers of poetry and live music. Sponsored by

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Speakfridays

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Happy Friday

Happy Friday, with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers! Sponsored by

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Happy Friday

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Live! Modern School of Music

Live! Modern School of Music students perform on behalf of the coolest, fastest-growing music education program there is!…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Peter Lerangis

In Max Tilt: Fire the Depths, Max’s great-great-great grandfather happens to be Jules Verne. When Max discovers Jules’ unpublished manuscript contains a key to a valuable treasure, it’s a race against time and foes. RSVP Here!…

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Peter Lerangis

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Kelly Barnhill

When Xan, the witch of the forest, accidentally infuses a baby with moonlight instead of starlight, she fills her with extraordinary magic—a magic that begins to emerge on the child’s 13th birthday, bringing dangerous consequences in The Girl Who Drank the Moon.…

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Kelly Barnhill

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Gene Yang

Secret Coders: Robots and Repeats brings coding, logic puzzles and page-turning mystery together for another action-packed adventure! This time, the coders are ditching Advanced Chemistry to crack a missing person’s case.   Sponsored by RSVP Here!…

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Gene Yang

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:15 pm
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Okee Dokee Brothers

Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers inspire kids to respect the natural world, their communities, and themselves with their unique blend of Americana folk music.  …

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Jose Ignacio Valenzuela

En Pepito y la calle más aburrida del mundo, Pepito ha decidido convertirse en un famoso detective. Con la ayuda de su perra Lulú, está listo para entrar en acción e investigar un misterioso robo… Con el apoyo de Fundación Cuatrogatos y el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami-Dade

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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John Demos

A young Puritan girl is captured by Mohawk Indians and raised as their own. As she learns more about her captors’ customs, and history, she begins to question her Puritan past in Puritan Girl, Mohawk Girl.   RSVP Here!…

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John Demos

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Nidhi Chanani

Priyanka has many questions: Why won’t her mother ever talk about India or what happened to her father? But when she discovers a magical Pashmina, she is transported to a world more colorful than any Bollywood film and into an adventure to find the family she never knew. RSVP Here!…

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Nidhi Chanani

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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David Barclay Moore

Just because you’re young doesn’t mean you’ve had an easy life. Sometimes you have to face hardships and choose to find your way out of the dark. In The Stars Beneath Our Feet, Lolly’s inventive spirit helps him find an escape and open the door to a brighter future. RSVP Here!…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Kim Dwinell

It’s summertime. And that means sun, friends and surfing—until a swim through an underwater cave leads to ghosts and pirates! Get to the bottom of a spooky mystery in Surfside Girls. RSVP Here!…

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Kim Dwinell

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Jennifer George and Ed Steckley

There’s no such thing as “simple” when Rube Goldberg is around. In Rube Goldberg’s Simple Humdrum School Day, the simplest path to getting a task done is always a humorously complicated one! RSVP Here!…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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George O’Connor

Artemis came out of the womb ready for action. She helped deliver her twin brother Apollo—right after she was born! She protects women and young girls, is unrivaled in her hunting abilities, and will slay anyone who crosses her. Learn all about the original wonder woman in Artemis: Goddess of the Hunt. RSVP Here!…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Flipside Kings

Breakdancing with Miami’s own Flipside Kings, the acclaimed B-Boy dance crew that has been a fixture in Miami’s cultural scene since 1994.…

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Flipside Kings

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Rita Ruesga

Recreación con “sabor mexicano” de una canción infantil del folclor estadounidense, utilizando como personajes a los diez integrantes de una banda de mariachis. Con el apoyo de Fundación Cuatrogatos y el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami-Dade

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Rita Ruesga

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Antonio Orlando Rodriguez

Conoce a José Martí es un relato ambientado en La Habana del siglo XIX que nos acerca a la infancia del patriota y escritor cubano José Martí y a su gran amistad con su compañero de escuela Fermín Valdés Domínguez. Con el apoyo de Fundación Cuatrogatos y el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami-Dade

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Michael Buckley

The beloved Sisters Grimm series gets a 10th Anniversary update. Follow the girl-power Grimm sisters as they journey through fractured fairytales with non-stop adventure. Sponsored by: RSVP Here!…

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Michael Buckley

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Nathan Hale

The year is 1941 and Japan just bombed Pearl Harbor, provoking the U.S.’s entry into World War II. Follow the journey of a group of pilots on bombing missions with these tales of high-flying action and bravery in Raid of No return.…

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Nathan Hale

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Matt Holm

Sunny is not having the best summer and the start of middle school is just around the corner. But she’s got her best friend and a mysterious new neighbor on her side, so she’s determined to see things sunny-side up in Swing It, Sunny. RSVP Here!…

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Matt Holm

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Faith Erin Hicks

So, you happen to be a super hero who also shops at thrift stores for capes and loves kittens. The Adventures of Superhero Girl mixes monsters and supernatural happenings with ordinary disasters—like your cape shrinking in the wash! RSVP Here!…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Nick Eliopulos and Zack Loran Clark

In one of the last cities left standing after the world fell to monsters, Zed and Brock have an idea where their life is headed—until they find themselves members of The Adventurer’s Guild, the last line of defense against the fearsome Dangers. RSVP Here!…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Conor McCreery

As if Juliet hasn’t already been through enough, she faces a never-ending nightmare of torture and humiliation. But she has a plan to win her freedom back in Kill Shakespeare: Past is Prologue: Juliet. RSVP Here!…

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Conor McCreery

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Tillie Walden

In the graphic memoir Spinning, learning how to find your own voice isn’t easy. Neither is giving something up to get just where you need to be. RSVP Here!…

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Tillie Walden

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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PATH (Preserving, Archiving & Teaching Hiphop)

PATH (Preserving, Archiving & Teaching Hiphop) – Explore the four main artistic elements of Hip Hop: DJing, MCing, B-boy/girling, and Urban Art with PATH, South Florida’s pioneering Hiphop education organization, whose work challenges the negative stereotypes and destructive behaviors often associated with Hiphop culture. Sponsored by

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Cristina Rebull

Manuel y Fanuel son hermanos idénticos, pero no solo ellos, su singular familia está llena de gemelos. Por culpa de una S es una divertida historia sobre la identidad personal y el derecho a ser diferentes. Con el apoyo de Fundación Cuatrogatos y el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami-Dade

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Cristina Rebull

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Liniers

Ever wonder what your favorite toys are up to after lights out? Well, all kinds of adventures of course! Explore the secret life of toys in Good Night, Planet. Sponsored by: RSVP Here!…

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Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Mike Cavallaro

In Decelerate Blue, you’ll find a controlled world where speed and efficiency are everything and the only act of rebellion to take is to slow things down and wake up the masses before the powers that be shut you down – for good. RSVP Here!…

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Mike Cavallaro

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Michael Fry

When you come from a family of supervillains, expectation are high. But what happens if you don’t have a single bad-guy bone in your body? Find out in How to be a Supervillain. RSVP Here!…

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Michael Fry

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Mariko Tamaki

The five scouts of Roanoke Cabin return for another summer at camp, earning badges and solving supernatural mysteries –this time with Cloud People and unicorns—in Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power. RSVP Here!…

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Mariko Tamaki

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Maggie Thrash

A science expo at Winship Academy turns into a criminal fiasco and when the finger-pointing bleeds through from the Academy to the surrounding city, the fault lines of racial tension reveal themselves in Strange Lies. RSVP Here!…

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Maggie Thrash

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Storytelling with Carrie Sue Ayvar

Storytelling fun in Spanish and English with Carrie Sue Ayvar.

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 9:30 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Orange Island Review

Orange Island Review – Come out and hear today’s talented South Florida high school-student writers and editors read from their original published work at the launch of the 4th annual issue of the student-edited literary journal, The Orange Island Review. Sponsored by

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 9:30 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Mercedes Lackey

In Apex, the thrilling finale to Mercedes Lackey’s bestselling series, our heroine Joy must team up with a treacherous former nemesis in order to end this brutal war- but can they be trusted?…

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Mercedes Lackey

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 9:30 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Jason Segel & Kristen MIller

What if you could live your best life? Indulge every desire? A reality so free there are no rules to break and no laws to obey. What if your reality isn’t reality at all, but a virtual game you never want to finish. . . until you realize you’re the one being played. Step into the future with Otherworld. Sponsored by: RSVP Here!…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: The Rhythm Factory

Sing-a-long, move, and groove! Learn about different musical instruments from around the world. Go on a musical journey that will take you from Brazil to Africa to Australia! Featured books: I Love My Baby Berimbau: An Introduction to the Berimbau in Capoeira; Dundun: The Talking Drum of the Yoruba People of South-West Nigeria; The Soul of Mbira: Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe; Fun with the Jaws Harp;…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: Tinker, Make, Innovate!

Build bridges out of Legos and other cool stuff. Explore digital worlds through virtual reality. Learn to build and battle robots! The Tinker, Make, Innovate! tent, co-created by Maker Faire® Miami, encourages youths to shape the worlds arounds them with cutting-edge tech tools and maker-centered learning activities. Featured books: Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty; and Computational Fairy Tales by Jeremy Kubica.    Activities all-weekend long in Tinker, Make, Innovate! Sponsored by and presented in partnership with Maker Faire® Miami…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: The Paintbox

Create art inspired by contemporary artists from around the world! Immerse yourself in stories that excite your imagination.  Design, paint, build, and draw your way into The Bass Museum Paint Box! Featured books: August and His Smile; Look! Body Language in Art; Press Here; I Took the Moon for a Walk; The Night at the Museum; Is it Red? Is it Yellow? Is it Blue?

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids

Want to get healthy and stay that way? You’ve come to the right place! Learn how to get rid of germs, especially on your teeth! You’ll want to show those pearly whites after dental hygienists and their puppets teach you the right way to brush. Learn about good nutrition so you can grow healthy and strong!         Activities all-weekend long in Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids are sponsored by and presented in partnership with Miami Dade College’s Medical Campus…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: One World, Many Stories

Bring your imaginary passports for a literary journey to the Caribbean! Explore the region’s different cultures through stories and folktales. Then, bring those stories to life: create a sea turtle, a Rastafarian bracelet, a frog puppet, a carnival headpiece and more! Featured books: Tap-Tap, Me Llamo Celia/My Name Is Celia: La Vida de Celia Cruz/The Life Of Celia Cruz, Island Counting 1 2 3, Rata-Pata-Scata-Fata: A Caribbean Story, One Love, Everywhere Coquis! / En dondequiera coquies, The Secret Footprint, Grandpa Take Me To T&T,

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: Tot Time Play & Learn

Join the Miami Children’s Museum for vibrant, interactive story readings and performances, bringing your child’s favorite picture storybooks to life. Story readings are followed by hands-on activities specifically designed for children up to five years old, which foster a love of reading and learning.  Play instruments, create paper dolls, and jump like a monkey, or relax and play in our reading corner sponsored by the Early Learning Coalition. Featured books: From Head to Toe; Listen to the Rain;…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventures

Explore the ocean blue with Royal Caribbean’s Art of Puppetry. Design and create your own octopus puppet, learn how to bring the eight-legged creatures to life, and show off your new skills at the Puppet Stage. If the sea or stage is calling your name, learn how to play a pirate extraordinaire in Pirates Ahoy! Dress up, make a signature eye patch, and learn to talk like a pirate. Immerse yourself in a world of color and art styles by creating personalized Fish Kites.…

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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An Evening With James McBride

James McBride is an accomplished musician and author of the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird, the #1 bestselling American classic The Color of Water, and the bestsellers Song Yet Sung and Miracle at St. Anna. He is also the author of Kill ’Em and Leave, a James Brown biography. A recipient of the National Humanities Medal in 2016, McBride is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.…

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 United States

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Don’t Miss our Drink & Draw at The Standard!

For the second year, Miami Book Fair pits famed comics authors/illustrators against each other in a one-on-one battle for the title of Drink & Draw Champ! Join host Conor McCreery and some of the world’s leading comics creators including George O’Connor, Kim Dwinell, Tillie Walden, and Matt Holm for a bout that will teach McGregor and Mayweather what a good fight is really all about. Sponsored by…

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Noir at the Bar

Noir at the Bar It’s Double Indemnity meets Deliverance! First, Alex Segura, author of the acclaimed Pete Fernandez Miami Mystery series, hosts readings by some of the best mystery and crime writers around—Lynne Barrett, Joe Clifford, Vicki Hendricks and Steph Post —while Wilson Sayre and the Slayers perform bluegrass and old-timey murder ballads, from the Carter Family to the Wailin’ Jennys. You’ll be stompin’ your feet — and watching your back! Sponsored by

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Noir at the Bar

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Una velada literaria entre amigos

La reconocida periodista cubana Olga Connor presenta su obra El arte de la entrevista, en la que compila diálogos con importantes autores universales, como Yevgueni Yevtushenko, Bill Clinton, Octavio Paz, Almudena Grandes, Ellen Goodman o Lydia Cabrera. El escritor, actor, guionista y director cinematográfico Enrique Pineda Barnet llega desde Cuba con El juicio de la quimbumbia, una pieza dramática que convierte a los actores en público y al público en actores. Patrocinado por:…

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Kitchen Stadium
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Booking the Cooks – An Evening of Scrumptious Bites to Benefit Miami Book Fair and Slow Food Miami

Miami Book Fair and Slow Food Miami team up to excite your senses with food, drinks, and celebrity chef demos to kick off this year’s weekend-long festival. At this exclusive VIP reception, guests will savor tastes that are created by local, farm-to-table chefs, just as they appear in their cookbooks. Norman Van Aken, Cindy Hutson, Allen Susser, Adrianne Calvo, Victor Santos, and Richard Ingraham will offer bites and showcase demos throughout the event, bringing their cookbooks to life.…

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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An Evening With Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush

Born into a political dynasty, Barbara and her sister Jenna grew up very much in the public eye. As small children, they watched their grandfather become president of the United States; just twelve years later they stood by their father’s side when he took the same oath. They spent their college years being trailed by the Secret Service and chased by the paparazzi. But the tabloids didn’t tell the whole story. In Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life (Grand Central Publishing),…

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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First Draft

First Draft: You’re inspired. But you’re also thirsty. Swing by the Porch for a drink and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out s you knock one back! Instructor: Lynne Barrett. Sponsored by

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First Draft

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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The Light’s On At The Porch

The Porch opens with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers! Sponsored by

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Poetas en Miami

Una noche de poesía con la poeta y narradora cubana Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, quien presenta su obra ganadora del Premio Paz de Poesía 2016 Miami Century Fox; el escritor, periodista y músico peruano Julio Llerena con El sol en la niebla, donde la ciudad de Lima aparece como escenario, y el poeta y periodista cubanoamericano Alberto Muller que llega con Cierro mis ojos y escribo estos poemas, libro dedicado íntegramente a los invidentes. Patrocinado por:…

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Poetas en Miami

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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An Evening With Donna Brazile in Conversation with Ana Navarro

SOLD OUT. At this time, there are no more tickets available for An Evening With Donna Brazile in Conversation with Ana Navarro. Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile is an author, syndicated columnist, television political commentator, Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee, former interim National Chair of the Democratic National Committee, as well as the former chair of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute. During the chaotic 2016 presidential campaign, Democrats turned to Brazile to right the Party’s ship.…

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Live Music by Afrobeta

Live Music by Afrobeta: Miami’s avant-dance duo brings their genre- defying groove to The Fair in a performance that’ll fix what’s broken, right what’s wrong, and heal what ails you! Sponsored by

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Death Be Gone—O, Miami Style!

Death Be Gone—O, Miami Style! Designed and photographed by Seth Labenz, Death Be Gone (Jai-Alai Books) explores Miami’s underground culture of therapeutic lotions, divine oils, and mystical perfumes. Inspired by the book, Miami poets will read original “spell poems” guaranteed to cure ailments, bring good fortune, and ward off evil. Warning: some poems may lead to spontaneous and irresistible outbreaks of love. Sponsored by

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

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Paris is Still Burning

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

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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An Evening With Isabel Allende

This event will be presented in English with translation into Spanish. Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including The House of the Spirits, Eva Luna, Stories of Eva Luna, Of Love and Shadows, and Paula. Her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages and have sold more than 65 million copies worldwide. In her latest novel,…

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Comic Cure

These days, who doesn’t need a laugh? Comic Cure does its part to lighten the mood with live comedy that proves its motto: “If laughter is the best medicine, then we are the pharmacy!” Sponsored by

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Comic Cure

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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The Light’s On At The Porch

The Porch opens with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers! Sponsored by

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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An Evening With Wallace Shawn

A graduate of both Harvard and Oxford University, Wallace Shawn is an Obie Award-winning playwright and a noted stage and screen actor, whose credits include Manhattan, All That Jazz, Star Trek, Gossip Girl, The Princess Bride, and Toy Story. His plays The Designated Mourner and Marie and Bruce have recently been produced as films. He is co-author of the critically acclaimed cult classic movie My Dinner with Andre and author of the plays The Fever,…

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Live Music by Inez Barlatier

Live Music by Inez Barlatier: Inspired by the African diaspora, Inez’s music is rhythmically irresistible! Sponsored by

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Voces poéticas de ayer y de hoy

Doctora en Filosofía y Letras e investigadora literaria de extensa trayectoria, Yara Montes presenta una edición crítica del poemario La llama en el mar, de Josefina de Cepeda, viuda del destacado escritor cubano José Antonio Ramos, con introducción y notas propias de la ensayista cubanoamericana. La poeta, escritora, artista plástica y fotógrafa cubana Ena Columbié presenta el libro, 13 poetas, y Orlando Rossardi presenta Tras los rostros, un homenaje poético a los fusilados cubanos durante los años de dictadura,…

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Cynthia “Chef Thia” Verna

Taste the Islands: Cynthia “Chef Thia” Verna, co-host of Taste the Islands cooking series, invites you to her demonstration of the best of Caribbean cuisine. Sponsored by

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Imágenes para apresar el tiempo

La investigadora, curadora y crítica de arte cubana Grethel Morell presenta Damas, esfinges y mambisas: Mujeres en la fotografía cubana 1840-1902, una revisión de la presencia femenina en la fotografía cubana del XIX. Sara Vega Miche, quien ha investigado sobre el cartel cubano y ha realizado la curadoría de varias exposiciones acerca de este tema alrededor del mundo, presenta El cartel cubano llama dos veces, con un análisis e imágenes de aquellos afiches realizados en Cuba para promover los filmes exhibidos entre 1915 y 2016.…

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Liberty in a Soup

Movie Screening of Liberty in a Soup in collaboration with Ayiti Images. Every January 1st, in celebration of their independence, Haitian families gather around the dinner table to celebrate their freedom with “Soup Joumou”. Independent filmmaker Dudley Alexis explores the background and meaning of this delicious and culturally significant tradition. Sponsored by

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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An Evening With Kwame Alexander, In Conversation with Edwidge Danticat

Kwame Alexander is a poet, speaker, educator, and New York Times bestselling author of twenty-four books, including The Crossover, which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the Most Distinguished Contribution to American Literature for Children. His other works include the novels He Said, She Said and Booked, as well as his nonfiction debut, The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life.…

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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The Light’s On At The Porch

The Porch opens with music, giant outdoor games and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers! Sponsored by

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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An Evening With Patti Smith

Patti Smith is a writer, performer, and visual artist. Her memoir Just Kids received a National Book Award, and her recent book M Train is a critically acclaimed New York Times best-seller. Smith was awarded the prestigious title of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres by the French Republic. Her seminal album Horses has been hailed as one of the top one hundred albums of all time, and in 2007 she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.…

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Recordando a Carlos Victoria: entre el desarraigo y el arraigo

A diez años de la desaparición física de esta importante figura de la literatura cubana, un panel, integrado por escritores y periodistas amigos, le rinde homenaje al autor de Puente en la oscuridad (Premio Letras de Oro, 1993), La travesía secreta y La ruta del mago. Con José Antonio Évora, Reinaldo García Ramos y Rodolfo Martínez Sotomayor. Patrocinado por:…

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert Karaoke

Priscilla Queen of the Desert Karaoke – karaoke led by Karla from HialeahZ fineZt. Sponsored by

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

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The Bearded Ladies

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

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Libros desde dos orillas

La recién creada editorial Dos orillas, dirigida por el escritor cubano Nelson Simón, escoge la Feria del Libro de Miami para presentar sus dos primeros títulos: Vampires never say goodbye, del autor mexicano Luis Aguilar, en el que explora el universo sin tiempo de los muertos vivientes a través de los recursos del verso libre y la prosa poética; y A la sombra de los muchachos en flor, de Nelson Simón, libro que reúne algunos de los mejores poemas homoeróticos del destacado escritor y editor cubano.Patrocinado por:  …

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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An Evening With Lawrence O’Donnell

Lawrence O’Donnell is the host of The Last Word on MSNBC. Formerly an Emmy Award-winning executive producer and writer for The West Wing, O’Donnell also served as senior advisor to Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY), chief of staff to the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works and the Senate Finance Committee. He is the author of Deadly Force and his writing has appeared in The New York TimesWashington Post,…

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

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Drag Queen Bingo

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

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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The Light’s On At The Porch

The Porch opens with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers! Sponsored by

Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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DJ Le Spam & the Spam Allstars

DJ Le Spam & the Spam Allstars blend improvisational electronic elements and turntables with latin, funk, hip hop, and dub to create an electronic descarga. We dare you not to dance! Sponsored by

Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Circ X

Circ X: “One part circus, two parts burlesque, a pinch of class and a dash of trash.” Combining mime, street theater and acrobatics, Circ X’s unique brand of interactive antics and artistry features performances that are provocative and outrageously funny. Sponsored by

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Circ X

Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Special Event: A Conversation with Dan Rather

With a storied career that has spanned more than six decades, Dan Rather has earned his place as one of the world’s best-known journalists. Rather joined CBS News in 1962. He quickly rose through the ranks, and in 1981, assumed the position of Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS Evening News–a post he held for twenty-four years. His reporting across the network helped turn 60 Minutes into an institution, launched 48 Hours as an innovative news magazine program,…

Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Exhibition Tours

Exhibition Tours: Curators and artists from The Porch’s ongoing exhibitions — BBQ Men and & Women of Goulds, The Wynwood Coloring Book, and Hurricane—will be on hand to walk, talk, and even eat your way through their works—with authentic barbeque from Goulds! Sponsored by

Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Happy Hour

Happy Hour Start the Book Fair off right with the music of legendary DJ Le Spam, a cold one from Biscayne Bay Brewing, and poems on demand, brought to you by the Miami Poetry Collective. Sponsored by

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Happy Hour

Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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The Light’s On At The Porch

The Light’s On At The Porch The Porch opens with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games, a community coloring wall from The Wynwood Coloring Book, Silent Poetry Disco curated by the Academy of American Poets, outdoor photo exhibits BBQ Men & Women of Goulds and Hurricane, the Miami Stories Recording Booth, and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers! Sponsored by

Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Cita con María Dueñas

In Spanish with translation into English An Evening with María Dueñas El Programa de Autores Iberoamericanos de la Feria del Libro de Miami da inicio a sus eventos con la presencia de la reconocida autora española María Dueñas, quien, tras dos décadas dedicada a la vida académica, irrumpe en 2009 en el mundo de la literatura con El tiempo entre costuras, a la que sigue en 2012 Misión olvido.…

Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Cultura dominicana, de la A a la Z

La Feria del Libro de Miami presenta el Diccionario cultural dominicano, del escritor y cineasta Jimmy Sierra, con la presencia del expresidente Dr. Leonel Fernández Reyna, quien prologó la obra. El libro ofrece una cosmovisión del mundo cultural de la República Dominicana, desde sus orígenes hasta nuestros días. Abarca música, danza, literatura, pintura, arquitectura y escultura, así como cine, folclor y otros aspectos del mundo cultural. Patrocinado por: Con el apoyo de la Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo.

October 2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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National Book Foundation Presents: The Teen Press Conference

High school students from Miami Dade County Public Schools play the role of reporters as they direct questions to Finalists for the 2017 National Book Award in Young People’s Literature. Students participating as citizen journalists have been pre-selected. This session is open to those who would like to watch the event in action! Featured Authors: Samantha Mabry, Ibi Zoboi, Robin Benway and more TBA Sponsored by:…

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