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November 2021

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: Kaveh Akbar and Kevin Young

Kaveh Akbar’s second collection, Pilgrim Bell, takes its readers on a spiritual journey of disavowal, fiercely attendant to the presence of divinity where artifacts of self and belonging have been shed. Akbar responds with prayer as an act of devotion to dissonance—the infinite void of a loved one’s absence, the indulgence of austerity, making a life as a Muslim in an Islamophobic nation—teasing the sacred out of silence and stillness. Whether it’s the fireflies of a Louisiana summer caught in a mason jar (doomed by their collection),…

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present

People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present is a startling and profound exploration of how Jewish history is exploited to comfort the living. In these essays, author Dara Horn reflects on subjects as disparate as the veneration of Anne Frank to the marketing of the Jewish history of Harbin, China. Moderated by author Alana Newhouse, founder of Tablet magazine.…

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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2020 National Poetry Series Winner Amanda Moore

The National Poetry Series was established in 1978 to recognize and promote excellence in contemporary poetry by ensuring the publication of five books of poetry annually through participating publishers. In addition, the National Poetry Series has partnered with Miami Book Fair to award the Paz Prize in Poetry, which ensures bilingual publication for a book of poems written in Spanish. This conversation features Amanda Moore on Requeening: Poems, in conversation with David St. John, The Last Troubadour: Selected and New Poems.…

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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This Moment in Time: David Kirby & Barbara Hamby in Conversation

In Help Me, Information: Poems, David Kirby’s works move the way the mind does on a good day, puddle-jumping from one topic to another and then coming in for a soft landing. In The Knowledge: Where Poems Come From and How to Write Them, five-time teaching award winner Kirby invites college students to learn the complex, playful, and meditative art form of poetry, offering tips, talking points, and unique prompts in each chapter. “Holoholo” is the Hawaiian word for walking out with no destination in mind.…

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Three Poets on Geography, Intimacy & Dislocation

In All the Names Given: Poems, Raymond Antrobus outlines a childhood caught between intimacy and brutality, sound and silence, and conflicting racial and cultural identities – shifting fluidly between England, South Africa, Jamaica, and the American South. This Alaska by Carlie Hoffman interrogates all that emotional and physical intimacy cannot salvage or keep warm. To live in an Alaska of the mind is to map the imagined cartography of winter on all that is physical, to dwell perpetually in a symbolic cold,…

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Three YA Authors on Remixing the Classics

In Our Violent Ends, Chloe Gong’s Shakespearean sequel to These Violent Delights, secrets keep Roma and Juliette apart, and a new monstrous danger emerges in Shanghai, already on the edge of revolution. Rumor has it that the Head of the legendary Dragon Fleet had one last treasure – the plunder of a thousand ports – and two intrepid girls take to the deadly high seas to find it in C.B. Lee’s A Clash of Steel: A Treasure Island Remix.…

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Literatura y artes: simbiosis creativas | Del salón de baile al libro

Radio Gladys Palmera trabaja para recuperar la memoria histórica de la música latina a través de una radio online y la mayor colección de música afrocubana del mundo. Este año RGP llega a la Feria con Cha Cha Cha, un baile y una época, una pieza única que incluye la mayor colección de discos de cha cha cha en un libro cautivante. Con la participación de José Arteaga, coautor y editor, y Judy Cantor-Navas, traductora de la versión en inglés.…

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Literatura y artes: simbiosis creativas | Del Caribe al mundo: la estética trascendente de Humberto Castro

Un libro sobre el gran artista multimedia cubano, miembro de la generación de los 80 que originó cambios estéticos y conceptuales en el arte de la isla. Castro ha recibido numerosos premios en Cuba y otros países y sus obras forman parte de colecciones museísticas y privadas de su país natal, así como de Brasil, Estados Unidos, Francia, Italia y Polonia, entre otros. Humberto Castro dialoga con la autora y editora Francine Birbragher-Rozencwaig.…

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Literatura y artes: simbiosis creativas | Hitchcock filma en el closet

El poeta, narrador y pintor cubano Santiago Rodríguez presenta su ensayo Hitchcock, la homosexualidad y los MacGuffins. Manual del impertinente, en el que analiza las ocultas motivaciones homosexuales de algunos personajes de las cintas del gran realizador inglés. Rodríguez conversará con la poeta, crítica y fotógrafa Ena Columbié.…

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Literatura y artes: simbiosis creativas | En torno al texto dramático

Carmen Duarte, dramaturga, ensayista y profesora universitaria cubana, presenta Etnia, raza y sexualidad en la dramaturgia femenina hispano-caribeña en los Estados Unidos. El dramaturgo, ensayista, narrador y poeta cubanoespañol Abel González Melo llega con Cádiz en Martí. Itinerario de romances, donde evoca dos ciudades entrañables para el patriota cubano: La Habana y Cádiz. El panel estará moderado por Mario Ernesto Sánchez, fundador de Teatro Avante y del Festival de Teatro Hispano de Miami.…

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
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Un café con Jorge Ramos

El febrero de 2019 el escritor y periodista mexicano Jorge Ramos entrevistó al dictador de Venezuela Nicolás Maduro, quien dio por terminada la charla de forma abrupta, disgustado por las preguntas. Ramos fue detenido y deportado. Los recovecos de esa peligrosa experiencia periodística quedaron plasmados en el libro 17 minutos. Entrevista con el dictador, que Jorge Ramos presenta en conversación con el escritor, cronista y guionista venezolano Leonardo Padrón. Con el apoyo del…

Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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George Packer: On Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal

National Book Award-winning author and journalist George Packer examines the narratives of a deeply divided country in Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal. No single interpretation is enough to sustain a democracy – no, the glue is the passion for equality that Americans of diverse persuasions have held for centuries.…

Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Swimming Back to Trout River: A Novel

Linda Rui Feng’s Swimming Back to Trout River: A Novel is set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution in the 1980s. It follows a father’s quest to return from America and fulfill a promise to retrieve his daughter by her 12th birthday and reunite his family, even if it means bringing painful family secrets to light. Moderated by author Weike Wang.…

Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On The House of Rust: A Novel

The House of Rust: A Novel by Khadija Abdalla Bajaber is a magical realist coming-of-age tale told through the lens of the Swahili and Hadrami culture in Mombasa, Kenya. It tells the story of Aisha as she takes to the sea on a magical boat made of a skeleton’s bones to rescue her missing fisherman father. There are talking cats and sea monsters – and then things get strange. Moderated by author Helon Habila.…

Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Novel

In her fiction debut, The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Novel, author Honorée Fanonne Jeffers follows Ailey Pearl Garfield as she embarks on a journey through her family’s past – from centuries of colonial slave trade and the Civil War to our present conflicted era – to come to terms with her identity. Moderated by Leigh Haber, books editor for O, The Oprah Magazine.…

Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Justice Rising: Robert Kennedy’s America in Black and White & How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America

Historian Patricia Sullivan’s Justice Rising: Robert Kennedy’s America in Black and White is a major reconsideration of his life and legacy. Sullivan reveals how, as demands for racial justice escalated and a political problem became a moral one, Kennedy grasped the moment to emerge as a transformational leader. Deeply researched, Atlantic staff writer Clint Smith’s How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America examines the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history.…

Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On What About the Baby? Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction

In What About the Baby? Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction, acclaimed novelist Alice McDermott shares wisdom about her chosen art. It is knowledge earned over a lifetime as an acclaimed writer and teacher of writing. There’s much to explore here, from technical advice and wry musings about success to that rarity: uncommon common sense. Moderated by Jonathan Galassi, editor and president of Farrar, Straus and Giroux.…

Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On This Is Ear Hustle: Unflinching Stories of Everyday Prison Life

Earlonne Woods – who was once incarcerated under California’s Three Strikes Law – and Nigel Poor are the co-creators, co-hosts, and co-producers of the popular podcast Ear Hustle (the prison term for eavesdropping). In This Is Ear Hustle: Unflinching Stories of Everyday Prison Life, they share how they came to meet at San Quentin, and how they created their podcast and present new stories. Moderated by Nicole R. Fleetwood, Ph.D., author of Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration.…

Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Andrew Ross: On Sunbelt Blues: The Failure of American Housing

In Sunbelt Blues: The Failure of American Housing, Andrew Ross investigates America’s rural and suburban housing crisis, told through a portrait of precarious living in Disney World’s backyard. Ineffective government planning, property market speculation, and poverty wages have combined to create a catastrophe with far-reaching consequences.…

Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era

Former President Donald Trump might rarely read, but he unleashed an onslaught of books about his tenure and his time. In What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era, book critic Carlos Lozada focuses on the political and cultural ideas at play – and at stake – in America. Moderated by ​​Washington Post senior correspondent Dan Balz.…

Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Volunteers: Growing Up in the Forever War

In the memoir Volunteers: Growing Up in the Forever War, Jerad W. Alexander writes about his experience as a U.S. Marine in Iraq, fighting in the same war his parents had fought before him – and takes another look at what he had always accepted on faith about his country. Moderated by Brian Turner, author of My Life as a Foreign Country: A Memoir.…

Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Say It Loud!: On Race, Law, History, and Culture

Say It Loud!: On Race, Law, History, and Culture spans two decades of Randall Kennedy’s writing. Its 29 essays include some previously published, others written for this title, all exploring key social justice issues of our time, from the murder of George Floyd to birtherism. Moderated by Nancy Ancrum, editor of the Miami Herald editorial page.…

Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Joshua Prager: On The Family Roe: An American Story

In The Family Roe: An American Story (W. W. Norton & Company), journalist Joshua Prager examines the Supreme Court’s most divisive case, Roe v. Wade, and the largely unknown lives at its heart, including Norma McCorvey (1947–2017), the “Jane Roe” whose unwanted pregnancy in 1970 tore open a great fracture in American life.…

Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On The Drop: How the Most Addictive Sport Can Help Us Understand Addiction and Recovery

In The Drop: How the Most Addictive Sport Can Help Us Understand Addiction and Recovery, author and lifelong surfer Thad Ziolkowski explores the connection between riding the waves, addiction, and recovery. Moderated by David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction.…

Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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On Resistance, Romance, and Building Fantastic Worlds

Revisit Melissa Albert’s Hazel Wood world with 12 Tales from the Hinterland, where an enchantress is killed twice – and lives – a young woman spends a night with Death, and more. In Romina Garber’s Cazadora: A Novel (Wolves of No World #2), Manu and her friends cross the mystical border into Kerana, a cursed realm in Argentina rife with werewolves and witches. In Jordan Ifueko’s Redemptor (Raybearer #2), an Empress Redemptor sits on the throne for the first time,…

Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Storytime: For All/Para Todos

In Alejandra Domenzain’s For All/Para Todos, a young girl named Flor and her father are driven to leave their country for the promise of a land called For All. When Flor comes to understand the deep impact of their immigration papers, she picks up her green pen and writes from the heart, telling the story of immigrants who have been excluded from “justice for all.” She inspires others to speak up and take action in the hope that their new country will live up to its ideals.…

Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Versos para apostarle a la esperanza

El poeta, investigador literario, editor, traductor, ensayista cubano Emilio de Armas presenta Asido a la mano que me guía, donde explora los motivos del impulso poético.Yosie Crespo, poeta y narradora cubana llega con Queríamos saber qué era una rosa /What Is a Rose? We Wondered, una colección bilingüe de versos con diferentes registros líricos, en la que explora los vínculos de su mundo interior con la realidad. Montse Ordóñez, poeta, editora y gestora cultural nacida en Barcelona,…

Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Hoy la noticia es ficción

La periodista Eileen Cardet lleva veinte años conduciendo el noticiero de Univision Miami y, además, presenta Edición Digital Miami. Ha ganado dos Emmy, entre otros reconocimientos. La Feria la recibe para la presentación de su novela Urano, que tiene por protagonistas a tres amigas dispuestas a romper las ideas que han limitado sus vidas para comenzar una nueva etapa de sus existencias. Cardet conversará con la escritora puertorriqueña Anjanette Delgado.…

Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Karachi Vice: Life and Death in a Divided City

In Karachi Vice: Life and Death in a Divided City, Samira Shackle provides an insider view of Pakistan’s largest city, a sprawling metropolis of 2 million people twice the size of New York City. Writing with intimate local knowledge and a global perspective, she paints a vivid portrait of one of the most complex and compelling cities in the world, where the distinctions between politicians and gangsters and lawful and unlawful blur – and where dangerous new forces of violent extremism are pitted against old networks of power.…

Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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MDC Faculty Works Showcase: Memoirs of a Speech Communication Class: Art, Theory, Science, & Technology

Dr. Michelle L. Witherspoon presents her recently published communications textbook, Memoirs of a Speech Communication Class: Art, Theory, Science, & Technology, written for college students and professionals. The book is currently on MDC’s Wolfson Campus bookstore shelves.…

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Storytime: Aaron Slater, Illustrator

In Andrea Beaty’s Aaron Slater, Illustrator, the title character loves listening to stories and dreams of one day writing them himself. But when it comes to reading, the letters just look like squiggles to him, and it soon becomes clear he struggles more than his peers. When his teacher asks each child in the class to write a story, Aaron can’t get a single word down. He is sure his dream of being a storyteller is out of reach … until inspiration strikes,…

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Soman Chainani Presents Beasts & Beauty: Dangerous Tales

You think you know these stories, don’t you? You are wrong. You don’t know them at all. Twelve tales, 12 dangerous tales of mystery, magic, and rebellious hearts. Each twists like a spindle to reveal truths full of warning and triumph, truths that free hearts long kept tame, truths that explore life … and death. A prince has a surprising awakening … A beauty fights like a beast … A boy refuses to become prey … A path to happiness is lost ……

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Three Writers on History, Hardship & Healing

In Ruth Behar’s Letters from Cuba, a Jewish girl escapes Poland to make a new life in Cuba, where she works to rescue the rest of her family. Twenty years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, Yusuf Azeem is Not a Hero but he still has to navigate grief, identity, and stand up for what’s right in Saadia Faruqi’s new novel. In Jasmine Warga’s The Shape of Thunder, two former friends grieving over a school shooting must travel back in time to right wrongs and save siblings.…

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Marissa Meyer Presents Gilded

In Gilded, New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer returns to the fairy-tale world with this haunting retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. Long ago cursed by the god of lies, a poor miller’s daughter has developed a talent for spinning stories that are fantastical and spellbinding and entirely untrue. Or so everyone believes. When one of Serilda’s outlandish tales draws the attention of the sinister Erlking and his undead hunters, she finds herself swept away into a grim world where ghouls and phantoms prowl the earth and hollow-eyed ravens track her every move.…

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Bunkmates, Besties, Boyfriends: Three Irresistible Romances

In Sarah Dass’ Where the Rhythm Takes You, Reyna’s childhood best friend and first love comes roaring back into her life as a VIP guest at her family’s seaside resort in Tobago. A Brazilian teen pop star’s public image takes a dive after a messy public breakup – until she’s set up with a swoon-worthy fake boyfriend in Like a Love Song by Gabriela Martins. In Raquel Vasquez Gilliland’s How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe,…

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Murder She Wrote: Four YA Thrillers

Gossip Girl meets Get Out in Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, where two students struggle against an anonymous bully whose sick prank quickly turns into a dangerous game. In Holly Jackson’s As Good As Dead: The Finale to A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, the conclusion of the series, Pip wonders whether her anonymous online stalker is something more sinister. In You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus,…

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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El futuro llegó | Granta presenta su nueva selección de autores emergentes

Un panel bilingüe con Valerie Miles, cofundadora de Granta en español y editora del nuevo número de la revista, y con los autores recomendados Dainerys Machado (Cuba), Aniela Rodríguez (México) y Carlos Manuel Álvarez (Cuba).…

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Besar el lado interior de las palabras

La gran escritora brasileña Marina Colasanti en conversación con Antonio Orlando Rodríguez. 8vo. Seminario de Literatura infantil y Lectura: Palabras y trazos: la urdimbre de los libros para niños y jóvenes.…

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Caminos y encrucijadas en la ilustración de libros para niños

El destacado ilustrador mexicano Israel Barrón es entrevistado por Fanuel Hanán Díaz. 8vo. Seminario de Literatura infantil y Lectura: Palabras y trazos: la urdimbre de los libros para niños y jóvenes.…

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Pistas para acercarse a la novela detectivesca para jóvenes

Los reconocidos autores Andrea Ferrari (Argentina) y José Ignacio Valenzuela (Chile) charlan con Sergio Andricaín. 8vo. Seminario de Literatura infantil y Lectura: Palabras y trazos: la urdimbre de los libros para niños y jóvenes. En colaboración con…

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Historias en tiempos de pandemia

La pandemia de COVID-19 también tiene consecuencias literarias. Jorge Ferrer, escritor, periodista y traductor cubano presenta Días de Coronavirus, una crónica de su propio confinamiento en Barcelona. La novelista, cuentista y antóloga mexicana Verónica Murguía llega con El cuarto jinete, novela coral que se desarrolla en 1349 y tiene por escenario la Europa de la peste negra. Edmundo Paz-Soldán, narrador, periodista y profesor universitario en Cornell, nacido en Bolivia, presenta Allá afuera hay monstruos,…

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Narrativas en las fronteras de la realidad y la fantasía

Pablo Baler, narrador, ensayista y profesor universitario argentino residente en California, ofrece Chabrancán, un sainete pornomesiánico que conjuga lo absurdo con el género apocalíptico. Narradora y periodista colombiana, Sara Jaramillo Klinkert presenta Donde cantan las ballenas, una obra que pertenece a ese nuevo realismo que nos revela una Latinoamérica que parece de otro tiempo y otro mundo. Ángel Gabriel Trujillo Muñoz, narrador, poeta y ensayista mexicano llega con La frontera es un arma caliente,…

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
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In Conversation: 72nd Annual National Book Award Winners

Newly-minted 2021 National Book Award Winners Aneesa Abbas Higgins (Winter in Sokcho by Elisa Shua Dusapin, Translated Literature), Martín Espada (Floaters, Poetry), Malinda Lo (Last Night at the Telegraph Club, Young People’s Literature), Tiya Miles (All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake, Nonfiction), and Jason Mott (Hell of a Book, Fiction) join the National Book Foundation’s Executive Director Ruth Dickey for an on-screen conversation and celebration of their recognized work across genre.…

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
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Create! Needle Felting Workshop With Kerry Phillips

Needle felting – a fun and easy artistic practice that uses barbed needles and repetitive poking to interlock wool into specific shapes – requires no advanced knowledge of the craft and is remarkably easy to pick up, even for a 5-year-old! Artist Kerry Phillips will teach you how to needle felt pictures onto fabric and how the same process can be used to create small sculptures. Ages 5+ This event is a CREATE! Featured Workshop. All featured workshops require a FREE ticket to attend due to limited seating.…

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Modern Caribbean Fiction: Power, Disaster & Rebirth

In her debut How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House: A Novel, Cherie S.A. Jones (Barbados) tells a story of four people in Barbados, each with their own tale of violence – as victims or perpetrators – who are desperate to escape their legacy of bloodshed in a so-called “paradise.” Myriam J. A. Chancy’s (Haiti) What Storm, What Thunder: A Novel recounts the aftermath of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Port-au-Prince, delivering both a haunting record of heartbreaking trauma and a testimony to the tenacity of the human spirit.…

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Afro-Caribbean Men: Stories of Triumph & Empowerment Part I

In his memoir Saga Boy: My Life of Blackness and Becoming, Antonio Michael Downing (Trinidad) traces the arc, through loss and displacement, of his search for identity, from a boy in a tiny village in the tropical forests of Trinidad raised by his religious grandmother, to becoming a “Saga Boy” – a West Indian playboy archetype – living in Canada. As a 14-year-old, Marlon Peterson (Trinidad) suffered terrible violence. At 19 he was involved in a violent crime himself and served seven years in prison as a result.…

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Getting Haiti Out of the Crisis

In Batailles électorales et crises politiques en Haïti (1807-1957)/Electoral Battles and Political Crises in Haiti (1807-1957)(C3Editions), historian Victor “Master Ben” Benoît traces the political and social vulnerability of a country in the chokehold of political crises and electoral battles, starting with its independence in 1804 and ending with President François “Papa Doc” Duvalier’s ascent to power in 1957. In Dans l’enfer du parlement/In the Hell of Parliament, Jerry Tardieu – congressman for the district of Petion-Ville, Haiti,…

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Storytime: The One and Only Sparkella

The One and Only Sparkella, Channing Tatum’s picture book debut, is a charming ode to self-esteem and the love between a father and daughter. Ella is excited for her first day at a new school. Glimmering pencil case? Check! Shimmering backpack? Check! Glittery ribbons in her hair? Check! But her first day doesn’t go quite as planned: Her new classmates don’t like her disco-ball shoes, her PB&J-with-sprinkles sandwich, or her rainbow-y unicorn painting. Ella decides to try to be less sparkly at school the next day so the other kids won’t make fun of her.…

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Young Trailblazers: The Book of Black Inventors and Scientists

Get ready for a fun presentation that will help your kids learn about science and history in an engaging, exciting way! Writer M.J. Fievre, illustrator Kim Balacuit, and host Thomas B. Logan will take your child on an adventure, traveling through time to meet some of the historical Black trailblazers who have impacted the world through their actions and inventions. You probably already know some of these Black scientists and Black inventors – such as George Washington Carver and Madam C.J.…

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Virtual Pachanga: The Middle-Grade Fantasy Edition

In Chantel Acevedo’s Muse Squad #2: The Mystery of the Tenth, Callie is finally getting the hang of being one of the nine muses of Greek mythology, when she gets news of an unprecedented tenth. In Donna Barba Higuera’s The Last Cuentista, Petra wakes on a new planet, the only person who remembers the Earth, which was destroyed by a comet centuries ago. Malicious spirits, witchy grandmothers, and curse reversals are just the job for Claribel A.

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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It Takes Two: Graphic Novels on Family & Friendship

In Just Roll With It by Lee Durfey-Lavoie and Veronica Agarwal, Maggie just wants to get through her first year of middle school, but she’s having a tough time navigating new friendships, after-school clubs, and the rumored monster on school grounds. Jennifer L. Holm and Savanna Ganucheau join forces in the graphic novel adaptation of Turtle in Paradise, in which money is scarce, family secrets unravel, and Turtle finds herself coming out of her shell.…

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Brendan Kiely Presents The Other Talk: Reckoning with Our White Privilege

Talking about racism can be hard, but … Most kids of color grow up talking about racism. They have “The Talk” with their families – the honest talk about survival in a racist world. But white kids don’t. They’re barely spoken to about race at all – and that needs to change. Because not talking about racism doesn’t make it go away. Not talking about white privilege doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.  Brendan Kiely’s The Other Talk: Reckoning with Our White Privilege begins this much-needed conversation for white kids.…

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Singing Even in the Dark Times: Four YA Authors on Historical Fiction

In Tahereh Mafi’s An Emotion of Great Delight, Shadi tries to navigate her crumbling world in the wake of 9/11 by soldiering through, until one day, everything changes, and she explodes. In One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite, two sisters embark on a journey to honor the memory of their social activist sister, killed under mysterious circumstances, using an heirloom copy of The Negro Motorist Green Book as their guide.…

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Afro-Caribbean Men: Stories of Triumph & Empowerment Part II

First published in French in 1996, later published in English, revised and augmented in 1999, Patrick Lemoine’s (Haiti) Fort-Dimanche, Fort-La-Mort/Fort Dimanche, Dungeon of Death is a poignant testimony of his years spent in the jails of Fort-Dimanche under the regime of Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier. It bears witness to the extraordinary capacity of a man to face adversity and horror while fighting to maintain his dignity. Moderated by author M.J. Fievre, ReadCaribbean coordinator. In English with Haitian Creole subtitles.…

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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El pasado como detonante de ficciones

La escritora, periodista y fotógrafa argentina Isabel García Cintas presenta El recado de la mujer holandesa, una historia de amor iniciada en los días de la segunda guerra mundial. Fermín Goñi, escritor, periodista y politólogo español, presenta Un día de guerra en Ayacucho, último libro de una trilogía dedicada a la independencia de América Latina. El novelista y cuentista español Andrés Pérez Domínguez presenta La bailarina de San Petersburgo, obra que combina aventura, romance,…

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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El pulso de la literatura venezolana

Tres escritoras venezolanas confluyen desde distintas coordenadas. Karina Sainz Borgo, residente en España, presenta El tercer país, novela que relata la huida de una mujer durante una pandemia. Desde Nueva York, Keila Vall de la Ville presenta Enero es el mes más largo, un volumen de cuentos que muestran el lado oscuro de lo real. Por su parte, desde Caracas, Jacqueline Goldberg presenta Destrucción, ten piedad, novela acerca de una mujer que regresa, por razones familiares,…

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Un café con Elena Poniatowska

Este evento ha sido cancelado por razones ajenas a la Feria. El Programa de Autores Iberoamericanos concluye su edición 2021 con la participación de la gran escritora y periodista mexicana Elena Poniatowska, Premio Cervantes 2013, quien conversará sobre su obra con el narrador, poeta y promotor cultural Arturo Morell. Con el apoyo…

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
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In Conversation: On All’s Well: A Novel

Miranda Fitch, the protagonist of Mona Awad’s All’s Well: A Novel, is in all kinds of pain. The accident that ended her acting career left her with excruciating chronic back pain, a failed marriage, and a dependence on painkillers. She’s now on the verge of losing her job as a college theater director – and that’s when she meets three odd benefactors. Moderated by writer, editor, and radio producer Cary Barbor. Captioning and Audience Q&A: To access the live-captioning option and/or submit questions for the audience Q&A,…

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could

Captioning and Audience Q&A: To access the live-captioning option and/or submit questions for the audience Q&A, please join using the Zoom link and passcode you received in your ticket confirmation email. In Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could, Congressman Adam Schiff posits that the Trump presidency has so weakened our institutions and compromised the Republican Party that the peril will last for years, requiring unprecedented vigilance against the growing and dangerous appeal of authoritarianism.…

January 2022

Wednesday, January 26 @ 7:00 pm
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¡Tómate una copa (en casa) y escribe mejor! con Odette Alonso

Event will be held on Google Meet 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.…

Friday, January 28 @ 7:30 pm
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Homenaje a José Martí con Rosa Leonor Whitmarsh

Este evento será virtual. José Martí y Pérez, Apóstol de la Independencia de Cuba, vivió apenas cuarenta y dos años. Logró, durante ese tiempo, objetivos que la razón no puede explicar: su extensa obra literaria y la dedicada a fundar la República de Cuba exigieron de él un gran esfuerzo físico e intelectual. Su vida nos hace pensar en factores que solo se dan en seres fuera de lo común. La charla explica, siguiendo la cronología del gran escritor y patriota cubano,…

Saturday, January 29 @ 7:00 pm
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Violeta: A Virtual Evening with Isabel Allende

Miami Book Fair and Books & Books are excited to partner with indies across the country for this special conversation with Isabel Allende for her newest book, Violeta! Event will take place on Zoom. Access to the event requires a book purchase. Here is the B&B Eventbrite link to purchase: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/violeta-a-virtual-evening-with-isabel-allende-tickets-229050986667 Miami Book Fair and Books & Books are excited to partner with indies across the country for this special conversation with Isabel Allende for her newest book, Violeta! Tickets are bundled with the book (+tax/fee) and the purchase of a ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and includes (1) one copy of the novel,…

February 2022

Saturday, February 5 @ 10:00 am
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Taller de apreciación literaria: El rol de la mujer en la novela japonesa contemporánea con Tana Oshima

La mujer en Japón: una mirada crítica a través de la literatura ¿Qué tiene que ver una madriguera con una suegra? ¿Dónde cae el origami cuando se lo lleva el viento? En este taller leeremos y escucharemos con mucha atención lo que nos cuentan dos novelas japonesas contemporáneas para ver qué pasa cuando una mujer está encajonada en su rol de mujer, y qué pasa cuando lo pierde. Taller de 4 semanas, los sábados de 10:00 a.m. a 12:00 m. Del 5 al 26 de febrero.…

Wednesday, February 9 @ 6:30 pm
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First Draft: A Literary Social with Nicholas Garnett

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

Wednesday, February 9 @ 7:00 pm
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15 minutos de lectura con Martha Riva Palacio Obón

Desde la Feria del Libro de Miami creemos en el poder de la lectura y la escritura para estar conectados. Como parte de nuestra programación virtual de todo el año, ofrecemos “15 minutos de lectura” con la Feria del Libro de Miami, un espacio quincenal donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live. Acompáñanos el miércoles 9 de febrero a las 7:00 p.m. con la escritora mexicana Martha Riva Palacio Obón. En cada sesión de “15 minutos de lectura”,…

Thursday, February 10 @ 7:00 pm
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Presentación de la antología “Entre el aliento y el precipicio. Poéticas sobre la belleza VOL. I y II”

Con: Piedad Bonnett (Colombia), Mariela Dreyfus (Perú), José Kozer (Cuba), Mercedes Roffé (Argentina) y Keila Vall de la Ville (Venezuela), editora de la antología. Si la estética moderna nació justamente como resultado de la necesidad de pensar el desbordamiento de lo bello más allá de sí mismo en un momento en que el pensamiento se orientó a la dicotomización del universo, hoy día resulta no solo posible sino forzoso reunir ambas categorías, (re)vincularlas como dos momentos de una misma experiencia, como los dos componentes del mismo cristal que siempre fueron.…

Thursday, February 17 @ 4:00 pm
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¡Tómate una copa (en casa) y escribe mejor! con Valeria Correa Fiz

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: Un leve aire de amenaza La narración debe contener siempre tensión,…

Saturday, February 26 @ 7:00 pm
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COLORIZATION: A VIRTUAL EVENING WITH WIL HAYGOOD AND APRIL DOBBINS

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

Sunday, February 27 @ 1:00 pm
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Emotional Inheritance: A Virtual Afternoon with Galit Atlas and Dani Shapiro

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

March 2022

Tuesday, March 1 @ 8:00 pm
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Burning Questions: A Virtual Evening with Margaret Atwood & Judy Blume

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

Wednesday, March 2 @ 7:00 pm
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15 minutos de lectura con Uva de Aragón

Desde la Feria del Libro de Miami creemos en el poder de la lectura y la escritura para estar conectados. Como parte de nuestra programación virtual de todo el año, ofrecemos “15 minutos de lectura” con la Feria del Libro de Miami, un espacio mensual donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live. Acompáñanos el miércoles 2 de marzo a las 7:00 p.m. con la escritora cubana Uva de Aragón. En cada sesión de “15 minutos de lectura”,…

Wednesday, March 9 @ 6:30 pm
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First Draft: A Literary Social with Dana de Greff

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

Wednesday, March 16 @ 4:00 pm
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Presentación de “Campus” de Antonio Díaz Oliva junto a Pola Oloixarac y Sara Cordón

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

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

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

Thursday, March 24 @ 7:00 pm
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Secret Identity | A Virtual Evening with Alex Segura and Chantel Acevedo

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

Thursday, March 31 @ 7:00 pm
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¡Tómate una copa (en casa) y escribe mejor! con Martín Solares

Una tertulia literaria guiada. Embriaga a tu editor interno y ¡exprésate con libertad desde tu casa! Así es como funciona: te damos un tema, escribes durante diez minutos. Si quieres, compartes el texto con el resto de los participantes. Hacemos una pausa para leer los textos e intercambiar opiniones mientras te tomas una copa en casa. Después repetimos la misma dinámica. TEMA: Consultorio de cuento y novela Martín Solares (Tampico, Tamaulipas, 1970) ha escrito un libro de ensayos: Cómo dibujar una novela;…

Thursday, March 31 @ 8:00 pm
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AuthorFest Spring 2022: Nelson DeMille and Janet Evanovich

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

April 2022

Monday, April 4 @ 8:00 pm
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THE TRAYVON GENERATION: A VIRTUAL EVENING WITH ELIZABETH ALEXANDER

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

Tuesday, April 5 @ 6:30 pm
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2022 Big Read Keynote Address: Thi Bui, author of The Best We Could Do in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Viet Thanh Nguyen

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

Wednesday, April 6 @ 7:00 pm
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15 minutos de lectura con Sebastián Vargas

Desde la Feria del Libro de Miami creemos en el poder de la lectura y la escritura para estar conectados. Como parte de nuestra programación virtual de todo el año, ofrecemos “15 minutos de lectura” con la Feria del Libro de Miami, un espacio mensual donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live. Acompáñanos el miércoles 6 de abril a las 7:00 p.m. con el escritor argentino Sebastián Vargas. En cada sesión de “15 minutos de lectura”,…

Saturday, April 9 @ 10:00 am
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Taller de escritura: “Escribir desde la infancia” con Fanuel Hanán Díaz

SOLD OUT! Lamentablemente, ya no hay cupo para el taller. Para apuntarse a la lista de espera, por favor registre sus datos en esta página: https://forms.gle/YGM39zfBVPnv2Zva8. Le informaremos si surge una oportunidad de que participe. Gracias por su interés. Taller de 4 semanas, los sábados de 10:00 a.m. a 12:00 m. Del 9 al 30 de abril. El taller tiene como objetivo estimular la creación de textos narrativos breves a partir de los recuerdos de infancia, la mirada que podemos rescatar en un viaje al pasado para narrar una escena cercana a nuestros recuerdos,…

Tuesday, April 12 @ 7:00 pm
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WRITE FOR YOUR LIFE: A VIRTUAL EVENING WITH ANNA QUINDLEN AND KELLY CORRIGAN

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

Wednesday, April 13 @ 6:30 pm
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First Draft: A Literary Social with Joshua Nguyen

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

Wednesday, April 20 @ 7:00 pm
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“Poesía a dos voces” con Roxana Méndez y Jorge Galán

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

Wednesday, April 20 @ 8:00 pm
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BOMB SHELTER: A VIRTUAL EVENING WITH MARY LAURA PHILPOTT AND KIMBERLY WILLIAMS-PAISLEY

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

Friday, April 29 @ 6:00 pm
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From Saigon to Miami: An Evening of Contemporary Vietnamese Literature and Art

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

May 2022

Sunday, May 8 @ 2:00 pm
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A Celebration of the 100th birthday of two Haitian literary masters: Jacques Stephen Alexis and Émile Célestin Mégie with Arnold Antonin, Marc Exavier, Angelucci Manigat, and Lyonel Trouillot

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

Wednesday, May 11 @ 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. Bring your own drink and log in for a First Draft event and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back!…

Sunday, May 15 @ 2:00 pm
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The Sounds of Joy and Pain: A New Understanding of Traditional Haitian Music, Konpa, and Rap Kreyòl with M. Mushy Widmaier, Georgio Léon-Émile, and Ed Rainer Sainvil

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

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Monday, May 16 @ 12:00 am
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Manuscript Consultations with Eleanor Jackson

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

Wednesday, May 18 @ 6:00 pm
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An Evening with the 5 Under 35 2021 Honorees | Caleb Azumah Nelson, Dantiel W. Moniz, Claire Luchette, Nathan Harris and Lee Lai

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

Wednesday, May 18 @ 7:00 pm
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15 minutos de lectura con Ena Columbié | Ena Columbié

Desde la Feria del Libro de Miami creemos en el poder de la lectura y la escritura para estar conectados. Como parte de nuestra programación virtual de todo el año, ofrecemos “15 minutos de lectura” con la Feria del Libro de Miami, un espacio mensual donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live. Acompáñanos el miércoles 18 de mayo a las 7:00 p.m. con la escritora cubana Ena Columbié. En cada sesión de “15 minutos de lectura”,…

Thursday, May 19 @ 10:00 am
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Fiction Workshop: Recognition and Surprise with Lan Samantha Chang

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

Thursday, May 19 @ 10:00 am
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Nonfiction Workshop: Nonfiction Strategies with Wayétu Moore

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

Thursday, May 19 @ 10:00 am
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Poetry Workshop: The Empty Spaces with Willie Perdomo

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

Thursday, May 19 @ 10:00 am
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Fiction Workshop: The World of the Story with Claire Luchette

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

Thursday, May 19 @ 2:00 pm
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Craft Talks with Lan Samantha Chang & Willie Perdomo

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

Friday, May 20 @ 10:00 am
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“Historia, teoría y práctica de la ficción”, un taller del Writers Institute ofrecido por Jorge Volpi

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

Friday, May 20 @ 2:00 pm
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Craft Talks with Claire Luchette & Wayétu Moore

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

Saturday, May 21 @ 2:00 pm
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The Breakout Book: A Publishing Seminar with Eleanor Jackson

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

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