Events During the Week – 2018

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 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Celebrating the 2017 National Poetry Series Winners with Founder Daniel Halpern

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 for Poetry, which ensures bilingual publication for a book of poems written in Spanish. This 40th anniversary event gathers the five winners of 2017: Lindsay Bernal, Jos Charles, Dominique Christina, J. Michael Martinez, and GennaRose Nethercott.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

New Fiction: A Reading

Jamie Quatro’s Fire Sermon is a tour de force that charts with bold intimacy and immersive sensuality the life of a married woman in the grip of a magnetic affair. R.O. Kwon’s The Incendiaries: A Novel is a powerful, darkly glittering novel of violence, love, faith, and loss, as a young woman at an elite American university is drawn into a cult’s acts of terrorism.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Poetry is Alive and Well in Florida

People often say that poetry is dead, but these four Florida authors prove that poetry is very much alive and well. P. Scott Cunningham explores contradiction and revelation in Ya Te Veo, remixing everything from Garth Brooks to Wu-Tang Clan. The poems in Steve Kronen’s Homage to Mistress Oppenheimer tackle the spaces between science and God, between the apocalyptic and the everyday. Mia Leonin’s Fable of the Pack-Saddle Child traces the story of Micaela,…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Encuentro con Andrés Oppenheimer

Una noche con el reconocido periodista argentino ganador del Pulitzer, editor y columnista del Miami Herald, anfitrión de Oppenheimer Presenta en CNN En Español y autor de siete libros. Oppenheimer llega a la Feria su nuevo ensayo ¡Sálvese quien pueda! El futuro del trabajo en la era de la automatización (Vintage), en el que analiza qué pasará con nuestros empleos en un mundo cada vez más dominado por las máquinas. Patrocinado por

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Boris Izaguirre presenta su nueva novela

El escritor, guionista y presentador de televisión venezolano Boris Izaguirre ha desarrollado una exitosa carrera profesional tanto en España como en Latinoamérica. Su novela Villa Diamante fue finalista del Premio Planeta 2007. Ha publicado, además, entre otras obras Y de repente fue ayer, Dos monstruos juntos y Un jardín al norte. Izaguirre llega este año a la Feria para compartir con el público Tiempo de tormentas (Planeta), una enternecedora y envolvente novela autobiográfica donde construye una vida a veces complicada,…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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, at which the winners will be announced, Winners and Finalists in the categories of fiction, nonfiction,…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

House of SpeakEasy: 305 Edition

House of Speakeasy brings its premiere literary cabaret to Miami! Come out to hear essayist and New York Times Sweet Spot columnist Steve Almond, novelist and KQED book columnist Ingrid Rojas Contreras, thriller writer and LETHAL LIT podcast writer Alex Segura, and author of Love and Death in the Sunshine State Cutter Wood tell stories about vices and their virtues. These authors will be joined by some of Miami’s most beloved singer/songwriters Alejandro Elizondo,

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Biscayne Bay Brewing beers!

The Porch Presents: Live and Local All day and night—from poetry to prose, from the news to the open-mic—The Porch brings you the best of South Florida live stories, storytelling, and performances. Happy Friday, with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

WLRN’s Florida Round Up—Live!

The Porch Presents: Live and Local All day and night—from poetry to prose, from the news to the open-mic—The Porch brings you the best of South Florida live stories, storytelling, and performances. WLRN’s Florida Round Up—Live!: Here’s your chance to see a panel of Florida’s top journalists discuss the news—as they do every Friday on WLRN—live and in person! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Jacqueline Woodson

In Harbor Me, six kids meet weekly to talk about what’s bothering them, with no adults to listen in. Together, they can express their feelings and fears, and grow braver and more ready for the rest of their lives.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Jason Reynolds

In the thrilling finale to the bestselling Track series, Lu may have been born to be a track star, but he has to get over some major hurdles—literal and not-so-literal—to lead his team to victory. We are proud to launch the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign right here in Miami with 2018 Indies First spokesperson Jason Reynolds! In partnership with the American Booksellers Association and Simon & Schuster.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Annie Barrows

Ivy & Bean are back with One Big Happy Family! Ivy is an only child, and she’s worried about being spoiled rotten. There’s only one solution: she needs a baby sister, quick! Luckily, Ivy and Bean know just where to get one.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Arianna Arteaga Quintero

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley En Guachipira va de viaje se cuentan las peripecias de un pequeño pájaro que busca devolver la normalidad a los miembros de su familia; para ello emprenderá un larguísimo viaje por la geografía venezolana en busca del remedio en un puñado de flores. (Libro con ilustraciones Stefano Di Cristofaro). Con el apoyo de la Fundación Cuatrogatos, el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami Dade y Ediciones Ekaré.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Irene Vasco

En Palenque, hace ya algún tiempo, eran pocos los que sabían leer. Letras al carbón relata cómo una niña de ese pueblo aprendió a leer para poder descifrarle a Gina, su hermana mayor, las cartas de amor que le enviaba su novio Miguel Ángel desde un lugar distante. (Libro con ilustraciones de Juan Palomino). Con el apoyo de la Fundación Cuatrogatos y el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami Dade.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Megan Shepherd

Grim Lovelies is part caper, part Parisian fairy tale. Anouk, a Beastie enchanted from animal to human girl, has three days to find her mistress’s killer before the spell keeping her human fades away.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Stacy McAnulty

Lucy was struck by lightning, and now she’s a math genius facing one big test—middle school! How does one solve equations of friendship and getting out of your comfort zone? Find out in The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:30 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Mark Tatulli

In his middle-school memoir, Short & Skinny, comic strip artist Mark Tatulli explores ways to bulk up both his body and his confidence to talk to his crush. But will his other obsession with Star Wars derail his body image woes?…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Authors T Cooper & Allison Glock-Cooper

In the final installment of the bestselling Changers series, our hero changes into the body and social status of her dreams. What will she do with her newfound influence? Forever explores what it means to find yourself—even as your self keeps changing.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Conor McCreery

Finn and Jake find themselves traveling across different worlds on a desperate quest to find The Power that can save the land. It’s a crossover for the ages in this mash-up of Cartoon Network favorites, Adventure Time x Regular Show.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Diane Landy

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Zap, a spunky blue alien, needs help learning about Earth and his new furry stowaway. Write your own space story in this one-of-a-kind interactive book, Adventures with Zap.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Drew Weing

Margo and Charles are having a hard time keeping the monster community secret from the growing human population. Can they keep the peace? Find out in The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo: The Monster Mall.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Megan McDonald

Beloved heroine Judy Moody discovers that she might have royal blood! But what will she do about those other pesky family secrets? Find out in Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Sergio Andricaín

Arco iris de poesía es una colección de poemas de autores de América Latina, España y Estados Unidos; en sus páginas los niños encontraran versos de escritores de diferentes épocas: desde José Martí, Rafael Pombo y Gabriela Mistral hasta Manuel Felipe Rugeles, Marina Colasanti y Graciela Genta. (Libro con ilustraciones de Olga Cuéllar). Con el apoyo de la Fundación Cuatrogatos y el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami Dade.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Authors Zack Loran Clark & Nick Eliopulos

Zed, Brock, and their friends will have to rely on each other and fight harder than ever before to save the elves against a powerful ancient magic in this breathless sequel, The Adventurers Guild: Twilight of the Elves.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Unistiq

The Porch Presents: Live and Local All day and night—from poetry to prose, from the news to the open-mic—The Porch brings you the best of South Florida live stories, storytelling, and performances. Unistiq —Slammin’ sounds from some of the alumni of Miami’s high-impact arts-based mentoring program Guitars Over Guns. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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Unistiq

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 10:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Kate Schatz

You might know of Malala Yousuafzai and Anne Frank, but have you heard of about Trisha Prabhu, who invented an anti-cyberbullying app at age 13? Learn about a diverse group of incredible and inspiring young women in Rad Girls Can.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Francie Latour

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Family history and homeland come alive for a young girl in her Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings. What will she discover about herself when she has her own portrait painted?…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author George O’Connor

Hermes was always mischievous, bewitching animals and plaguing his fellow Olympians with chaos. Learn all about the winged messenger of the gods in Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. Sponsored by

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Ibtihaj Muhammad

Everyone told Ibtihaj she would fail, but she persevered. Read about her inspiring journey from outsider to Olympic fencer, activist, and Time “100 Most Influential People” honoree in Proud: Living My American Dream.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Paloma Muiña

El paraguas rojo cuenta la historia de Martha, una niña que siempre ha podido conseguir todo lo que quiere con solo cerrar los ojos, morderse los labios… y pedir su deseo; sin embargo, cada día que pasa se le va haciendo más difícil lograr la magia. (Libro con ilustraciones de Bea Tormo) Con el apoyo de la Fundación Cuatrogatos, el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami Dade y la Fundación SM.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Sara Farizan

When Bijan Majidi suddenly finds himself a basketball celebrity—and a target for cyberbullying—he has to learn fast how to grow up, speak out, and fight prejudice, all while finishing high school in Here to Stay.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Soman Chainani

The students at the School for Good and Evil face danger on their quests, and the stakes are even higher. Who will survive? Who will save them? Find out in the fourth installment of this bestselling series, Quests for Glory. Sponsored by

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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 Nominees for the 2018 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: BRYAN BLISS, We’ll Fly Away, JOY MCCULLOUGH, Blood Water Paint, VESPER STAMPER, What the Night Sings, and EUGENE YELCHIN, The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Teen Poetry Showcase

The Porch Presents: Live and Local All day and night—from poetry to prose, from the news to the open-mic—The Porch brings you the best of South Florida live stories, storytelling, and performances. Teen Poetry Showcase featuring the powerful voices of Miami’s best budding new poets! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 9:30 am
Chapman Conference Center at MDC Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Dhonielle Clayton

In a world where people are born gray and damned, and can only be made beautiful with the help of The Belles, our heroine must decide how to use her powers—save herself, save the princess, or save her world. Sponsored by

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids

Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley 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! Presented in partnership with Miami Dade College’s Medical Campus and sponsored by Holtz Children’s Hospital.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: One World, Many Stories

Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley Bring your imaginary passports as we take a literary journey around the word! Explore different cultures through story time. Put what you’ve learned to work and create a map of the Caribbean, design a Japanese kimono, paint a Mexican Sugar Skull mask and more! Featured books: I Live in Tokyo, Off We Go to Mexico, Mama Panya’s Pancakes, A Caribbean Journey from A to Y, Galapagos George, This Is Venice, Canada All Year, D is for Down Under,

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventure

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Explore the ocean 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.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: The Paintbox

Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley Creative Fun for Kids! Read, Imagine, And Create! The Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College invites all young readers to a journey of curiosity and discovery and to create unique pieces of art inspired by seven delightful children’s books. Children will explore their creativity with interactive projects specially designed to enhance their imagination while drawing, painting and sculpting. Featured Books: Discovery and What Does Peace Feel Like by Vladimir Radunsky,…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: The Rhythm Factory

Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley Sing-along, move and groove! Learn about different musical instruments from around the world. Grab your passport and go on a musical journey that will take you from Brazil to Africa and as far away as 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 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: Tinker, Make, Innovate!

Lower Plaza of Children’s Alley Shape the worlds around you with cutting-edge tech tools and maker-centered learning activities. Learn to solder an LED light to create your own laser-etched illuminated bookmark with Moonlighter Makerspace. 01 will teach you how to use virtual reality and 3D modeling techniques to explore digital worlds. Featured Books: What do you do with an idea? by Koby Yamada and Mae Bosom, Virtual Reality by HP Nyquist, Computational Fairytales by Jeremy Kubika Presented in partnership with Maker Faire Miami.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: Tot Time Play and Learn

Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley Join Arts for Learning Miami (A4L) for visual and performing arts activities where little ones become a part of their favorite stories! Live readings of vivid tales are paired with hands-on activities designed to jump-start the creative process while engaging young minds in the magic of storytelling. Play instruments, explore the world through shapes and colors, roar like a lion, slither like a snake, teach a giraffe to dance, and even create your own book! Featured Books: Mary Had a Little Glam;…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Rainbow Circus

In and around Children’s Alley Not your abuela’s circus! Join Rainbow Circus’ diverse and talented troupe of aerialists, jugglers, dancers, singers, and contortionists in performances inspired by The Greatest Showman. You may just want to run away with the circus after seeing these talented performers who have travelled around the world with Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Brothers, and others.…

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Rainbow Circus

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The PATH to Hip Hop Enlightenment

Lower plaza of Children’s Alley Join PATH (Preserving, Archiving & Teaching Hip Hop, Inc.) for a participatory experience centered around the five main creative elements of Hip Hop – Bboy/Bgirl Dance, DJ, Graffiti Art, MC/Rap, and Knowledge. At the end of the journey, test that knowledge and graduate as a “Hip Hop Scholar in Training.” Enjoy a showcase featuring live performances by local artists, including PATH emerging artists & alumni. Bboy/Bgirl or Breakdancing Stop: Join Hip Hop dancers to learn hot Hip Hop moves,…

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With April Ryan

April Ryan has been a White House correspondent since 1997 and is the Washington, D.C., Bureau Chief for the American Urban Radio Networks. In addition, she can be seen almost daily as a political analyst for CNN. She has been featured in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Elle magazines as well as the New York Times, Washington Post, and Politico, to name a few, and has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Anderson Cooper 360,…

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Presentación de La noche no será eterna, de Oswaldo Payá

Rosa María Payá, hija del líder cívico cubano Oswaldo Payá, conversará con Ladislao Aguado, director de la Editorial Hypermedia, sobre esta obra que recoge el pensamiento político de Payá, fundador del Movimiento Cristiano Liberación, fallecido en 2012. El MCL lideró al Proyecto Varela: una iniciativa ciudadana para solicitar un referendo a favor de las libertades individuales y en contra del régimen cubano.…

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 United States

Drink & Draw @ The Standard

Join your host, Conor McCreery, for a hilariously graphic night of cocktails and comics. First, renowned illustrators George O’Connor, Dean Haspiel, Maggie Thrash and others will go marker-to-marker in a book-themed draw-off competition! Then we turn the drawing tables on you as you work in teams to create your own illustration. Prizes, drinks, and fun guaranteed!   Click here to RSVP! Sponsored by

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Ficciones necesarias

Lleny Díaz, nacida en Cuba, fue finalista del Premio Nuevos Valores de la Poesía Hispana 2012 de Ediciones Baquiana y el Centro Cultural Español en Miami y llega con Se miran los caballos (Hypermedia). María Elena Hernández Caballero, poeta y novelista cubana ganadora del Premio David de la UNEAC, trae Tres metros cuadrados de purgatorio (Hypermedia). Rosie Inguanzo poeta, narradora, actriz y doctora en Español y Literatura Iberoamericana nacida en Cuba, presenta La vida de la vida (Hypermedia).…

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Noir at the Bar

Tonight, The Porch brings you the three Rs: readings, writing and rocking! Noir at the Bar:  Miami-born author Alex Segura is joined by other great crime writers. Between readings, the Gold Dust Lounge Band keeps it sultry and murderous with their blend of “surf noir” and “shoegaze Americana.” Featuring: LYNNE BARRETT, GEORGE PELECANOS, MIKE CREEDEN, LAUREN DOYLE OWENS, HECTOR DUARTE JR., JOE CLIFFORD and JONATHAN AMES! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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Noir at the Bar

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin’s interest in leadership began more than half a century ago, when LBJ asked her to help him write his memoirs. That project would propel Goodwin into a decades-long career as a presidential biographer. Her books include the bestselling Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, the Pulitzer Prize–winning No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, and the runaway bestseller Team of Rivals, which was the basis for Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning film Lincoln.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

First Draft

Tonight, The Porch brings you the three Rs: readings, writing and rocking! First Draft: You’re inspired. But you’re also thirsty. Swing by the Porch for a drink and a guided writing prompt. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back! Instructor: John Dufresne. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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First Draft

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Porch opens!

DARK, DEADLY MIAMI NOIR: Tonight, The Porch presents some of the finest crime and mystery writers, along with some murderously good musical accompaniment. The Porch opens with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers and the Biscayne Poet! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Dog Heat

Mana Contemporary’s artist collective presents an evening of experimentation, collaboration, and mutual inspiration. Hosted by Queef Latina—designer, motivational speaker, educator, artist, entrepreneur, cultural promoter, kitsch goddess, and bearded drag queen. Dog Heat, featuring Eddy and Gregorio Alvarez, is driven by primal beats, droning bass-lines, cathartic vocals, and visceral antics. BLCK Freedom Sessions presents Shenzi, a Miami-based multi-genre quintet that combines jazz roots, hip-hop grooves, and soul with a Latin flair. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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Dog Heat

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Lawrence Wright

PLEASE NOTE:An Evening With Lawrence Wright has been moved to the Auditorium (Bldg. 1, 2nd Fl.) Lawrence Wright is a playwright, screenwriter, staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of nine previous books of nonfiction, including In the New World, Remembering Satan, The Looming Tower, Going Clear, Thirteen Days in September, and The Terror Years, and one novel, God’s Favorite. His books have received many prizes and honors, including a Pulitzer Prize for The Looming Tower.…

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Imprescindibles de la dramaturgia cubana

In Spanish with translation into English Iván Acosta presenta la edición del 40mo aniversario de El super (Ediciones La Palma) y su nueva obra Con una canción cubana en el corazón (Un-Gyve Press). Antón Arrufat recibió en 2000 el Premio Nacional de Literatura de Cuba. Matías Montes Huidobro recibió, entre otros, el Premio Anderson Imbert. Arrufat y Montes Huidobro presentan sus respectivas antologías tituladas Teatro completo (Hypermedia) y Cruz hace lo propio con su Teatro (In)completo (Hypermedia).…

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Jenna Balfe

Mana Contemporary’s artist collective presents an evening of experimentation, collaboration, and mutual inspiration. Hosted by Queef Latina—designer, motivational speaker, educator, artist, entrepreneur, cultural promoter, kitsch goddess, and bearded drag queen. Jenna Balfe is a dancer, musician, performance artist and teacher whose work is inspired by the environment. BLCK Freedom Sessions presents Shenzi, a Miami-based multi-genre quintet that combines jazz roots, hip-hop grooves, and soul with a Latin flair. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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Jenna Balfe

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Montañé

Mana Contemporary’s artist collective presents an evening of experimentation, collaboration, and mutual inspiration. Hosted by Queef Latina—designer, motivational speaker, educator, artist, entrepreneur, cultural promoter, kitsch goddess, and bearded drag queen. Montañé, is an experimental sound project by interdisciplinary Puerto Rican artist Rafael Vargas Bernard. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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Montañé

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Homenaje a José Lorenzo Fuentes

La Feria del Libro de Miami rinde un homenaje póstumo al gran escritor cubano José Lorenzo Fuentes, autor de Después de la gaviotaobra que recibió una mención en el Concurso Casa de las Américas de 1968. Con la participación de su hija, la artista plástica Gloria Lorenzo, el periodista Luis Agüero y el escritor Carlos Velazco, coordinados por el periodista Luis de la Paz.…

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

LIZBO

Mana Contemporary’s artist collective presents an evening of experimentation, collaboration, and mutual inspiration. Hosted by Queef Latina—designer, motivational speaker, educator, artist, entrepreneur, cultural promoter, kitsch goddess, and bearded drag queen. LIZBO, an experimental arts and culture center (and spa), LIZBO showcases artists, entrepreneurs, and creatives from around the world. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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LIZBO

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Bar Nancy
2007 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Sob Sisters Unite!

Reclaiming “Sob Sisters,” the old-timey name for female tabloid reporters, this Brooklyn reading series founded by three nonfiction authors –Ada Calhoun (Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give), Susannah Cahalan (Brain on Fire), and Karen Abbott (Liar Temptress Soldier Spy)–will bring laptops and cocktails together for a night of readings, talking shop, gossiping about agents and editors, and drinks. The night will also feature Anna Clark, Kim Brooks, Kristal Zook,…

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

O, Miami

Mana Contemporary’s artist collective presents an evening of experimentation, collaboration, and mutual inspiration. Hosted by Queef Latina—designer, motivational speaker, educator, artist, entrepreneur, cultural promoter, kitsch goddess, and bearded drag queen. O, Miami’s “Palace out of Paragraphs: Prose Poetry and Flash Fiction”, a series of readings that focuses on the intersection of prose and poetry: the prose poem or flash fiction. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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O, Miami

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Special Event With Pete Souza

Pete Souza was the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and the Director of the White House Photo Office. Previously, Souza was an Assistant Professor of Photojournalism at Ohio University, the national photographer for the Chicago Tribune, a freelancer for National Geographic and an Official White House Photographer for President Reagan. His books include the New York Times bestsellers Obama: An Intimate Portrait and The Rise of Barack Obama.…

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Tayari Jones

New York Times best-selling author Tayari Jones is the author of the novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, and Silver Sparrow, which was added to the NEA Big Read Library of classics in 2016.  A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, her honors include the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Currently, Jones serves on the MFA faculty at Rutgers University. In her latest novel,…

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Los libros como puentes a las artes

Sergio Castiglione, arquitecto y fotógrafo argentino, publicó Espejos urbanos. Otra forma de mirar Buenos Aires (2015). Su especialidad es la exploración urbana y la fotografía de viajes. Momentum – Intersecciones en el deporte (Artefixa Ediciones) es una mirada singular al mundo del deporte a través del lente fotográfico. El investigador, profesor, crítico de danza y arquitecto cubano Orlando Taquechel es autor, entre otras obras, de Metodología para la crítica de ballet (1980). Nos ofrece La danza en Miami (1998-2017) (Sec.…

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Al rescate de la memoria literaria

El poeta, investigador literario, antólogo y ensayista cubano Osmán Avilés presenta Serafina Núñez: la verdad amaneciendo (Unos y otros), una obra que nos acerca a la vida y obra de esta gran figura de las letras cubanas. La doctora en Filología Española y ensayista cubana Madeline Cámara y Julio Quirós, investigador e historiador puertorriqueño, presentan una edición facsímil de Persona y Democracia, obra publicada en Puerto Rico en 1958 por la ensayista y filósofa española María Zambrano,…

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

BLCK Freedom Sessions presents Shenzi

Join BLCK Family, a Miami based creative collective specializing in mobile performance-art shows centered around culinary, visual, performing and social arts. BLCK Freedom Sessions presents Shenzi, a Miami-based multi-genre quintet that combines jazz roots, hip-hop grooves, and soul with a Latin flair. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
MDC’s Tower Theater
1508 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Film screening: Becoming Astrid

Young Astrid Lindgren, future author of the beloved Pippi Longstocking series, is eager to break free from the confines of her religious upbringing, so she accepts an internship at a local newspaper and attracts the attention of its editor. Astrid becomes pregnant, and later secretly gives birth to a son whom she leaves in the care of a foster mother. When the foster mother falls ill, Astrid uses her imagination and flair for storytelling to reconnect with her son.…

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Puppet Poetry

Join BLCK Family, a Miami based creative collective specializing in mobile performance-art shows centered around culinary, visual, performing and social arts. Puppet Poetry: Miami-based poets Arsimmer McCoy-Early and Calvin Early present a box-puppet theatre performance of their poem “I Bite My Tongue.” Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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Puppet Poetry

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

BLCK Bar

Join BLCK Family, a Miami based creative collective specializing in mobile performance-art shows centered around culinary, visual, performing and social arts. BLCK Bar: Part mixology, part mixer, this spirit-filled demonstration features master mixologist Clyde Thompson (The Social Club, Zest, Wynwood Diner). Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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BLCK Bar

Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

One of today’s leading African writers and scholars, Kenyan-born Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s Wrestling with the Devil: A Prison Memoir (The New Press) is the unforgettable chronicle of the year this brilliant novelist and memoirist, long favored for the Nobel Prize, was thrown in a Kenyan jail without charge. There, he lives in a prison block with eighteen other political prisoners, quarantined from the general prison population. He captures not only the excruciating pain that comes from being cut off from his wife and children,…

Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Presentación de la novela Contracastro, de Rafael Alcides

La novela Contracastro (Eriginal Books) no fue publicada por Casa de las Américas ni por ninguna otra editorial cubana. Sintieron miedo por el título, dada la mirada crítica a la revolución que realiza, desde la ficción, su creador Rafael Alcides, y por lo incómoda que se fue volviendo la figura de este intelectual para las autoridades culturales de la isla. Participan: Marlene Moleón, presidenta y fundadora de Eriginal Books; Regina Coyula (videoconferencia), editora, bloguera y viuda de Rafael Alcides y Ramón Fernández Larrea,…

Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Rum & Coke Dance Party

The Miami-based Caribbean creative collective Third Horizon curates a night of Caribbean short films and music. Rum & Coke Dance Party featuring DJ Le Spam and DJ Kumi who’ll spin vintage vinyl into a night of sweaty, sonic nostalgia. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Grandes figuras del béisbol cubano

Omar Claro es escritor y cronista deportivo. Su libro Felo Ramírez, el oráculo de la narración (Dreams Innovators) cierra la trilogía que retrata el ambiente deportivo cubano y recorre la vida del gran periodista que es toda una leyenda de la radio. Gilberto Dihígo es escritor, periodista, historiador y productor de radio y televisión. Es director ejecutivo de la página web Aki más negocios. Mi padre, el inmortal (Editorial Plaza) es una crónica sentimental dedicada a su famoso padre,…

Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Special Event With Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of nine novels, including Object Lessons, One True Thing and Black and Blue. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections,…

Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Transoceanic Video Exchange

The Miami-based Caribbean creative collective Third Horizon curates a night of Caribbean short films and music. Transoceanic Video Exchange: A selection of video art by artists practicing in the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands and their diasporas. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty is the author of six international best-selling novels, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist’s Love Story and the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Husband’s Secret and Big Little Lies. The Husband’s Secret has sold over three million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 40 languages. Big Little Lies was adapted into an award-winning series on HBO.…

Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Tina Brown

Tina Brown is an award-winning writer and editor and founder of the Women in the World Summit. Between 1979 and 2001 she was the editor of Tatler, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker. Her 2007 biography of the Princess of Wales, The Diana Chronicles, topped the New York Times bestseller list. In 2008 she founded the award-winning news site, The Daily Beast. The Vanity Fair Diaries: Power, Wealth, Celebrity, and Dreams: My Years at the Magazine That Defined a Decade (Picador) is the story of an Englishwoman barely out of her twenties who is summoned to New York in hopes that she can save Condé Nast’s troubled new flagship Vanity Fair.

Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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 Miami Book Fair Retrospective, the Miami Stories Recording Booth, and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Una tarde con Laura Esquivel / An Afternoon With Laura Esquivel

In Spanish with translation into English El Programa de Autores Iberoamericanos inaugura la 35ta edición de la Feria con la presentación de la galardonada novelista, ensayista, guionista y política mexicana Laura Esquivel. A su primera novela best seller Como agua para chocolate (1989) le siguieron La ley del amor (1995), Tan veloz como el deseo (2001), Malinche (2006) y A Lupita le gustaba planchar (2014).…

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