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July 2020

Tuesday, July 14 @ 7:00 pm
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Nicholas Griffin / The Year of Dangerous Days: Miami 1980

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present “An Evening with Nicholas Griffin”  In conversation with Michael Putney discussing The Year of Dangerous Days. The harrowing story of the rise and fall of one of America’s most popular destination cities—rife with police brutality, a drug epidemic, and a bulging refugee crisis—The Year of Dangerous Days is a riveting blend of urgent social commentary and cinematic drama, from the award-winning journalist and author of Ping Pong Diplomacy. Today, Miami, Florida, famed for its blue skies and bikinis,…

Wednesday, July 15 @ 5:00 pm
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15 minutos de lectura con Jorge Galán

Desde la Feria del Libro de Miami creemos en el poder de la lectura y la escritura para estar conectados. Como parte de nuestra programación virtual ofrecemos 15 minutos de lectura con la Feria del Libro de Miami, un espacio semanal donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live. Acompáñanos el miércoles 15 de julio a las 5 p.m. con Jorge Galán. En cada sesión, un escritor invitado leerá sus obras en directo.…

Wednesday, July 15 @ 6:30 pm
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First Draft: A Literary Social with Fabienne Josaphat

A guided writing prompt with a twist. Because writing is thirsty work. Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Miami Book Fair presents First Draft, a series of informal writing events that turn happy hours into great stories. You’re inspired. But you’re also thirsty. Swing by a First Draft event for a drink (the first one’s on the house) and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back!…

Thursday, July 16 @ 5:00 pm
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¡Tómate una copa (en casa) y escribe mejor!, con Ena Columbié.

Una tertulia literaria guiada. Embriaga a tu editor interno y ¡exprésate con libertad desde la cuarentena! ¡El COVID 19 no impide que nos contactemos a través de la escritura! Así es como funciona: te damos un tema, escribes durante diez minutos. Si quieres, compartes el texto con el resto de los participantes. Hacemos una pausa para leer los textos e intercambiar opiniones mientras te tomas una copa en casa. Después repetimos la misma dinámica. Tema: “La verdad de la poesía”. Ena Columbié,…

Thursday, July 16 @ 7:00 pm
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An Evening with Legna Rodriguez-Igelesias In Conversation with Megan McDowell

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present An Evening with Legna Rodriguez-Igelesias In Conversation with Megan McDowell discussing My Favorite Girlfriend was a French Bulldog. Join us for a conversation between Legna Rodríguez-Iglesias and translator Megan McDowell. Legna Rodríguez-Iglesias’ new book, My Favorite Girlfriend was a French Bulldog, is a novel told in fifteen stories, linked by the same protagonist, our narrator, who—in her own voice and channeling the voices of others—creates an unsparing, multigenerational portrait of her native Cuba.…

Friday, July 17 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Kevin Kwan and Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard

Books & Books, Bal Harbour Shops and Miami Book Fair  present An Evening with Kevin Kwan in conversation with Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard discussing Sex and Vanity. The iconic author of the bestselling phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians returns with the glittering tale of a young woman who finds herself torn between two men: the WASPY fiancé of her family’s dreams and George Zao, the man she is desperately trying to avoid falling in love with. On her very first morning on the jewel-like island of Capri,…

Tuesday, July 21 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Mary Simses and Susannah Marren

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present “An Evening with Mary Simses In Conversation with Susannah Marren” Discussing The Wedding Thief. Two sisters in love with the same man — one engaged to him and the other about to sabotage the wedding — struggle to reconcile in this delicious novel from the bestselling author of The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café. The Harrington sisters have never gotten along. Sara is a Type-A, career-focused event planner, and her younger sister Mariel is the opposite: bohemian,…

Wednesday, July 22 @ 5:00 pm
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15 minutos de lectura con Pablo Simonetti

Desde la Feria del Libro de Miami creemos en el poder de la lectura y la escritura para estar conectados. Como parte de nuestra programación virtual ofrecemos 15 minutos de lectura con la Feria del Libro de Miami, un espacio semanal donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live. Acompáñanos el miércoles 22 de julio a las 5 p.m. con Pablo Simonetti. En cada sesión, un escritor invitado leerá sus obras en directo.…

Wednesday, July 22 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Mark Bowden and Robert Kolker

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair  present “An Evening with Mark Bowden In Conversation with Robert Kolker discussing The Case of the Vanishing Blonde. From Mark Bowden, a “master of narrative journalism” (New York Times), comes a true-crime collection both deeply chilling and impossible to put down.  Six captivating true-crime stories, spanning Mark Bowden’s long and illustrious career, cover a variety of crimes complicated by extraordinary circumstances. Winner of a lifetime achievement award from International Thriller Writers, Bowden revisits in The Case of the Vanishing Blonde some of his most riveting stories and examines the effects of modern technology on the journalistic process.…

Thursday, July 23 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Mario Alejandro Ariza and Reinaldo Borges

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce present “An Evening with Mario Alejandro Ariza” In conversation with Reinaldo Borges discussing Disposable City: Miami’s Future on the Shores of Climate Change A deeply-reported personal investigation by a Miami journalist into the present and future effects of climate change in the Magic City-a watery harbinger for coastal cities worldwide. Miami, Florida, is likely to be entirely underwater by the end of this century. Residents are already starting to see the effects of sea level rise today.…

Thursday, July 30 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Julian E. Zelizer and Samuel G. Freedman

Books & Books presents “An Evening with Julian E. Zelizer” In conversation with Samuel G. Freedman discussing Burning Down the House. The story of how Newt Gingrich and his allies tainted American politics, launching an enduring era of brutal partisan warfare When Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, President Obama observed that Trump “is not an outlier; he is a culmination, a logical conclusion of the rhetoric and tactics of the Republican Party.” In Burning Down the House, historian Julian Zelizer pinpoints the moment when our country was set on a path toward an era of bitterly partisan and ruthless politics,…

August 2020

All day event.
Monday, August 3
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Speak Up! Virtual Creative Writing Summer Camp for Teens

6 days: Monday-Saturday, August 3-8, 2020 FREE TUITION! Free weeklong virtual program open to all teens. No experience necessary. Designed and powered by Miami Dade College’s Miami Book Fair team of writing and book experts. Speak Up Creative Writing Summer Camp will immerse creative teens (ages 13+) in brainstorming activities, craft exercises, and engaging workshops with established teaching poets and fiction writers. This fully online program includes: Masterclasses and live Q&A sessions with critically acclaimed authors Live interactive workshops on creative writing and performance with established teaching artists One-on-one mentorship sessions to provide in-depth feedback Virtual activities Click here to learn more or apply!…

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