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July 2020

Saturday, July 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Chantel Acevedo and Alex Segura

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… A *Virtual* Book Launch Party with CHANTEL ACEVEDO to celebrate the publication of  Muse Squad: The Cassandra Curse (Balzer + Bray, $16.99, ages 8-12)  Moderated by: ALEX SEGURA FREE & LIVE via Crowdcast About the Book:  The first in an action-packed debut middle grade fantasy duology about a Cuban American girl who discovers that she’s one of the nine Muses of Greek mythology. Perfect for fans of The Serpent’s Secret,…

Sunday, July 12, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Jaswinder Bolina and Ana Menéndez

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present “An Evening with Jaswinder Bolina” In conversation with Ana Menéndez discussing Of Color (McSweeney’s, $18)  In his debut essay collection, award-winning poet Jaswinder Bolina meditates on “how race,” as he puts it, “becomes metaphysical”: the cumulative toll of the microaggressions and macro-pressures lurking in the academic market, on the literary circuit, in the dating pool, and on the sidewalks of any given U.S. city. Training a keenly thoughtful lens on questions that are never fully abstract―about immigration and assimilation and class,…

Monday, July 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Laurie Halse Anderson & Alex Sanchez

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… “An Evening with Laurie Halse Anderson & Alex Sanchez” New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak, Shout) and artist Leila del Duca reimagine Wonder Woman’s origins in this timely story about the refugee experience, teenage activism, and finding the love and strength to create change. Princess Diana believes that her 16th birthday will be one of new beginnings—namely acceptance into the warrior tribe of Amazons. The celebrations are cut short, however,…

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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.…

Monday, July 27, 2020 @ 12:30 pm

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Natalie Bakopoulos and Alexander Chee

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present An Evening with Natalie Bakopoulos In conversation with Alexander Chee discussing Scorpionfish. After the unexpected deaths of her parents, young academic Mira returns to her childhood home in Athens. On her first night back, she encounters a new neighbor, a longtime ship captain who has found himself, for the first time in years, no longer at sea. As one summer night tumbles into another, Mira and the Captain’s voices drift across the balconies of their apartments,…

Thursday, July 30, 2020 @ 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, 2020
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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!…

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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An Evening With Michele Harper In Conversation With Daniela Lamas

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present An Evening with Michele Harper In conversation with Daniela Lamas Discussing The Beauty in Breaking. An emergency room physician explores how a life of service to others taught her how to heal herself. Michele Harper is a female, African American emergency room physician in a profession that is overwhelmingly male and white. Brought up in Washington, D.C., in a complicated family, she went to Harvard, where she met her husband. They stayed together through medical school until two months before she was scheduled to join the staff of a hospital in central Philadelphia,…

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Ilia Calderon

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present “An Evening with Ilia Calderon” Discussing Es Mi Turno / My Time to Speak.  Las memorias inspiradoras, pertinentes y provocadoras de Ilia Calderón—la primera presentadora afrolatina en un noticiario hispano de preeminencia en los Estados Unidos—acerca de seguir sus sueños, superar prejuicios y acoger su identidad. De niña, Ilia Calderón se sentía como una típica niña colombiana. En el Chocó, la provincia afrolatina donde se crio, tu piel podría ser de cualquier tono y aún serías considerado familia.…

Friday, August 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Romina Garber In conversation with Tomi Adeyemi

Books & Books & Miami Book Fair present An Evening with Romina Garber In conversation with Tomi Adeyemi discussing LOBIZONA  About the book: Some people ARE illegal. Lobizonas do NOT exist. Both of these statements are false. Manuela Azul has been crammed into an existence that feels too small for her. As an undocumented immigrant who’s on the run from her father’s Argentine crime-family, Manu is confined to a small apartment and a small life in Miami, Florida. Until Manu’s protective bubble is shattered.…

Sunday, August 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Susan Minot and Francesca Marciano

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present An Evening with Susan Minot In conversation with Francesca Marciano Discussing  Why I Don’t Write. A superb collection of short fiction–her first in thirty years and spanning many geographies–from the critically acclaimed author of Monkeys, Evening, and Thirty Girls A writer dryly catalogs the myriad reasons she cannot write; an artist bicycles through protests in lower Manhattan and ruminates on an elusive lover; an old woman on her deathbed calls out for a man other than her husband;…

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Meg Cabot

Books & Books presents An Evening with Meg Cabot discussing No Offense.  New York Times-bestselling author Meg Cabot’s returns with a charming romance between a children’s librarian and the town sheriff in the second book in the Little Bridge Island series. Welcome to Little Bridge, one of the smallest, most beautiful islands in the Florida Keys, home to sandy white beaches, salt-rimmed margaritas, and stunning sunsets—a place where nothing goes under the radar and love has a way of sneaking up when least expected… …

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
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First Draft: A Literary Social with Roy G. Guzmán

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!…

Thursday, August 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Alexandra Fuller

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present “ An Evening with Alexandra Fuller” discussing “Travel Light, Move Fast” Six months before he died in Budapest, Tim Fuller turned to his daughter: “Let me tell you the secret to life right now, in case I suddenly give up the ghost.” Then he lit his pipe and stroked his dog Harry’s head. Harry put his paw on Dad’s lap and they sat there, the two of them, one man and his dog,…

Thursday, August 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Raquel Vasquez Gilliland and Aida Salazar

Books & Books presents An Evening with Raquel Vasquez Gilliland In conversation with Aida Salazar Discussing Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything.  It’s been three years since ICE raids and an ill-fated walk across the Sonoran, and since Sia Martinez’s mom disappeared. Sia knows that her mom must be dead, but every new moon Sia drives into the desert and lights San Anthony and la Guadalupe candles to guide her mom home. Then one night Sia’s life and the world as we know it cracks wide open.…

Friday, August 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
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A Virtual Afternoon with Eric Jay Dolin & Bryan Norcross

Books & Books and the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce present “A Virtual Afternoon with Eric Jay Dolin & Bryan Norcross” discussing A Furious Sky. About The Book In A Furious Sky, Eric Jay Dolin has created a vivid, sprawling account of our encounters with hurricanes, from the nameless storms that threatened Columbus’s New World voyages to the destruction wrought in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. Dolin reveals we must look to our nation’s past if we hope to comprehend the consequences of the hurricanes of the future.…

Sunday, August 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am
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A Virtual Conversation with Camilla Lackberg and Chris Bohjalian

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present Camilla Lackberg  in conversation with Chris Bohjalian Discussing The Golden Cage. An exhilarating new novel from a global superstar–a sexy, over-the-top psychological thriller that tells the story of the scorned wife of a billionaire and her delicious plot to get her revenge and bring him to his knees. Faye has loved Jack since they were students at business school. Jack, the perpetual golden boy, grew up wealthy, unlike Faye,…

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Sarah Chayes and Vicki Wilson

Books & Books presents An Evening with Sarah Chayes In conversation with Vicki Wilson Discussing On Corruption in America: And What is at Stake. From the prizewinning journalist, internationally recognized expert on corruption in government networks throughout the world, author of Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security, a major, unflinching book that looks homeward to America, exploring the insidious, dangerous networks of corruption of our past, present, and precarious future. Now, bringing to bear all of her knowledge,…

Friday, August 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Akwaeke Emezi

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present An Evening with Akwaeke Emezi Discussing The Death of Vivek Oji.  What does it mean for a family to lose a child they never really knew? One afternoon, in a town in southeastern Nigeria, a mother opens her front door to discover her son’s body, wrapped in colorful fabric, at her feet. What follows is the tumultuous, heart-wrenching story of one family’s struggle to understand a child whose spirit is both gentle and mysterious.…

Monday, August 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Rosalind Brackenbury and Diana Abu-Jaber

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present An Evening with Rosalind Brackenbury In conversation with Diana Abu-Jaber Discussing  Without Her. When her old friend Hannah doesn’t show up at her house in the south of France, everyone assumes that Claudia, who has known Hannah since their shared years at boarding school, will know where she is, and what has happened. But as Claudia travels from the USA to France to help Hannah’s husband and children conduct their search, she is forced to deal with her old jealousy of Hannah,…

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Ruth Behar and Richard Blanco

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair presents An Evening with Ruth Behar In conversation with Richard Blanco Discussing Letters from Cuba. Pura Belpré Award Winner Ruth Behar’s inspiring story of a young Jewish girl who escapes Poland to make a new life in Cuba, while she works to rescue the rest of her family The situation is getting dire for Jews in Poland on the eve of World War II. Esther’s father has fled to Cuba,…

Thursday, August 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
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A Virtual Conversation with Carl Hiaasen and John Grisham

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present A Virtual Conversation with Carl Hiaasen and John Grisham. Moderated by Mitchell Kaplan discussing Squeeze Me. From the best-selling author of Skinny Dip and Razor Girl, a hilarious new novel of social and political intrigue, set against the glittering backdrop of Florida’s gold coast. It’s the height of the Palm Beach charity ball season: for every disease or cause, there’s a reason for the local luminaries to eat (minimally), drink (maximally),…

Saturday, August 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Lynne Barrett, Chantel Acevedo, Ana Veciana-Suarez, Thomas Swick, Sammy Mack & Fabienne Josaphat

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present “An Evening with Lynne Barrett, Chantel Acevedo, Ana Veciana-Suarez, Thomas Swick, Sammy Mack & Fabienne Josaphat” discussing Making Good Time. Making Good Time: True Stories of How We Do, and Don’t, Get Around in South Florida, is an anthology of more than thirty Miami transit-related stories, edited by Lynne Barrett. 31 true transit stories by 32 award-winning South Florida writers. Join us for a conversation between six of the authors of Making Good Time.…

Monday, August 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Anthony DePalma and Tim Padgett

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present “An Evening with Anthony DePalma In conversation with Tim Padgett” discussing The Cubans. Modern Cuba comes alive in a vibrant portrait of a group of families’s varied journeys in one community over the last twenty years. Cubans today, most of whom have lived their entire lives under the Castro regime, are hesitantly embracing the future. In his new book, Anthony DePalma, a veteran reporter with years of experience in Cuba,…

September 2020

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Eric Weiner

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present “An Evening with Eric Weiner” discussing The Socrates Express. The New York Times bestselling author of The Geography of Bliss embarks on a rollicking intellectual journey, following in the footsteps of history’s greatest thinkers and showing us how each—from Epicurus to Gandhi, Thoreau to Beauvoir—offers practical and spiritual lessons for today’s unsettled times. We turn to philosophy for the same reasons we travel: to see the world from a dif­ferent perspective,…

Thursday, September 3, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Paola Mendoza and Abby Sher

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present “An Evening with Paola Mendoza and Abby Sher” discussing Sanctuary. Co-founder of the Women’s March makes her YA debut in a near-future dystopian where a young girl and her brother must escape a xenophobic government to find sanctuary. It’s 2032, and in this near-future America, all citizens are chipped and everyone is tracked–from buses to grocery stores. It’s almost impossible to survive as an undocumented immigrant, but that’s exactly what sixteen-year-old Vali is doing.…

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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15 minutos de lectura con Anjanette Delgado

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 9 de septiembre a las 5 p.m. con Anjanette Delgado. En cada sesión, un escritor invitado leerá sus obras en directo.…

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Jaswinder Bolina

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present “An Evening with Aimee Nezhukumatathil In conversation with Jaswinder Bolina” discussing World of Wonders. From beloved, award-winning poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil comes a debut work of nonfiction–a collection of essays about the natural world, and the way its inhabitants can teach, support, and inspire us. As a child, Nezhukumatathil called many places home: the grounds of a Kansas mental institution, where her Filipina mother was a doctor; the open skies and tall mountains of Arizona,…

Saturday, September 12, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
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Sneak Peek! Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance

For the creative writer in your life! Get an inside look of Speak Up’s Fall virtual program. We’re hosting a sneak peek on September 12 at 4 p.m. EST with Frolic Media, hosted by the excellent YA book reviewer & lovely human Aurora Dominguez. Teachers, parents, librarians, and teens are all invited to an inside look at what teen writers can expect from Speak Up’s Fall virtual program. Authors Kyandreia Jones and Romina Garber will share quick writing exercises. In this FREE virtual creative writing workshop mini-series,…

Sunday, September 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
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A Virtual Afternoon With Helen Macdonald In Conversation With J. Drew Lanham

Join us as we welcome bestselling author Helen Macdonald in conversation with J. Drew Lanham! Helen Macdonald’s bestselling debut H is for Hawk brought the astonishing story of her relationship with goshawk Mabel to global critical acclaim and announced Macdonald as one of our most insightful nature writers. H is for Hawk was a publishing phenomenon, garnering prizes, countless “best of the year” accolades, and the adoration of readers. Following in the wake of H is for Hawk, her semi-regular column in the New York Times Magazine also established Macdonald as our preeminent nature essayist.…

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Susannah Marren and Gigi Levangie

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present “An Evening with Susannah Marren In conversation with Gigi Levangie” discussing A Palm Beach Scandal. From Susannah Marren, author of A Palm Beach Wife, comes her next book set in the exclusive, glamorous world of Palm Beach. Marren follows two sisters as one offers the ultimate selfless act to the other, proving the very meaning of family, in this novel of artifice and intrigue. Veronica and Simon Cutler and their dazzling adult daughters,…

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
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First Draft: A Literary Social with Anjanette Delgado

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!…

Thursday, September 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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¡Tómate una copa (en casa) y escribe mejor!, con Pablo Brescia.

¡Tómate una copa (en casa) y escribe mejor!, con Pablo Brescia. 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.…

Thursday, September 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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Publishing: Beyond the Basics With Roxanna Elden

Thursdays, September 17 – October 22 (6 weeks) Maybe you’re new to the writing game and curious about what it takes to get a book into the world. Or maybe you’ve been hacking away at the publishing process for years and have already absorbed as many guidebooks and inspirational TED talks as one person can handle. This is a workshop for writers trying to get their work out to a wider audience of readers—whatever that means to you at this moment.…

Saturday, September 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2020)

Saturdays, September 19 – November 14 / 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens. In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing. The program is open to all teens, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary! Instructors: Sept 19,…

Sunday, September 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
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A Virtual Afternoon with Ken Follett

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present “An Afternoon with Ken Follett discussing The Evening and the Morning. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, a thrilling and addictive new novel–a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth–set in England at the dawn of a new era: the Middle Ages.  It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east.…

Sunday, September 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
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A Virtual Afternoon with Julie Marie Wade and Julia Koets

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present “An Afternoon with Julie Marie Wade and Julia Koets” discussing Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing and The Rib Joint. You have a history, and a body. You are a history, and a body. Your body has (is) a history, too. As a girl, Julie Marie Wade was uninterested in makeup, boy-watching, and other trappings of conventional girlhood, much to her mother’s disappointment. Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe—movie stars immortalized as feminine ideals,…

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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15 minutos de lectura con Teresa Dovalpage

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 23 de septiembre a las 5 p.m. con Teresa Dovalpage. En cada sesión, un escritor invitado leerá sus obras en directo.…

Thursday, September 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Jill McCorkle and Mitchell Kaplan

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present “An Evening with Jill McCorkle In conversation with Mitchell Kaplan” discussing Hieroglyphics. A mesmerizing novel about the burden of secrets carried across generations. Lil and Frank married young, launched into courtship when they bonded over how they both—suddenly, tragically— lost a parent when they were children. Over time, their marriage grew and strengthened, with each still wishing for so much more understanding of the parents they’d lost prematurely.  Now, after many years in Boston,…

Saturday, September 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2020)

Saturdays, September 19 – November 14 / 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens. In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing. The program is open to all teens, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary! Instructors: Sept 19,…

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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La Feria del Libro de Miami presenta dos novedades de la editorial Páginas de Espuma

En directo desde Madrid, el editor Juan Casamayor conversará con el escritor cubano Ronaldo Menéndez sobre La nieta de Pushkin y con el argentino Marcelo Luján, autor de La claridad. Sobre La claridad de Marcelo Luján: Los seis cuentos que constituyen La claridad –título que mereció el VI Premio Ribera del Duero– anuncian todo lo que deseamos y no alcanzamos, los miedos y los arrebatos, el amor y la traición y los pequeñísimos instantes de dicha.…

October 2020

Thursday, October 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Darcey Steinke and Ada Calhoun

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present An Evening with Darcey Steinke In conversation with Ada Calhoun discussing Flash Count Diary. A brave, brilliant, and unprecedented examination of menopause. Menopause hit Darcey Steinke hard. First came hot flashes. Then insomnia. Then depression. As she struggled to express what was happening to her, she came up against a culture of silence. Throughout history, the natural physical transition of menopause has been viewed as something to deny, fear, and eradicate. Menstruation signals fertility and life,…

Saturday, October 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
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The National Book Award for Young People’s Literature: A Virtual Book Club

In partnership with the National Book Foundation, Miami Book Fair will be hosting a series of online book discussions for young people, creating an opportunity for dialogue between NYC and Miami students around this year’s National Book Award honorees. Each week, a moderator will facilitate open discussion among students featuring one of the ten longlisted honorees of this year’s National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Join us for a free moderated book discussion each week: Saturdays, September 26 – December 12 (no discussion Nov.…

Saturday, October 3, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2020)

Saturdays, September 19 – November 14 / 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens. In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing. The program is open to all teens, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary! Instructors: Sept 19,…

Sunday, October 4, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
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Love in the Afternoon with Nick Hornby in conversation with Carl Hiaasen

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present “Love in the Afternoon with Nick Hornby in conversation with Carl Hiaasen” discussing Just Like You.  This warm, wise, highly entertaining twenty-first century love story is about what happens when the person who makes you happiest is someone you never expected Lucy used to handle her adult romantic life according to the script she’d been handed. She met a guy just like herself: same age, same background,…

Monday, October 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present “An Evening with Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager” discussing The Writer’s Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives. With a Foreword by Susan Orlean, twenty-three of today’s living literary legends, including Donna Tartt, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Andrew Sean Greer, Laila Lalami, and Michael Chabon, reveal the books that made them think, brought them joy, and changed their lives in this intimate, moving, and insightful collection from “American’s Librarian”…

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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15 minutos de lectura con Antonio Ortuño

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 7 de octubre a las 5 p.m. con Antonio Ortuño. En cada sesión, un escritor invitado leerá sus obras en directo.…

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with V.E. Schwab and Rebecca Roanhorse

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present “An Evening with V.E. Schwab In conversation with Rebecca Roanhorse” discussing The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s genre-defying tour de force. A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget. France, 1714: in a moment of desperation,…

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
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First Draft: A Literary Social with Dawn Davies

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!…

Thursday, October 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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Miami Book Fair Online 2020 Preview

Join Miami Book Fair team for a preview of the new Miami Book Fair Online and unveiling of the 2020 poster! The virtual happy hour will feature Miami Book Fair Founder Mitchell Kaplan, Program Director Lissette Mendez, and other MBF staff talking books and revealing authors from this year’s program. Dan Santat – award-winning children’s book author, illustrator, and creator of Disney’s animated series, “The Replacements” – will reveal this year’s commemorative poster. There will be musical performances by Richie Hell in partnership with Sweat Records,…

Friday, October 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Peace Adzo Medie and Kiley Reid

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present “An Evening with Peace Adzo Medie in conversation with Kiley Reid” discussing His Only Wife. “Elikem married me in absentia; he did not come to our wedding.” Afi Tekple is a young seamstress in Ghana. She is smart; she is pretty; and she has been convinced by her mother to marry a man she does not know. Afi knows who he is, of course—Elikem is a wealthy businessman whose mother has chosen Afi in the hopes that she will distract him from his relationship with a woman his family claims is inappropriate.…

Saturday, October 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
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The National Book Award for Young People’s Literature: A Virtual Book Club

Apple: (Skin to the Core) by Eric Gansworth Moderator: Ismery Pavon In partnership with the National Book Foundation, Miami Book Fair will be hosting a series of online book discussions for young people, creating an opportunity for dialogue between NYC and Miami students around this year’s National Book Award honorees. Each week, a moderator will facilitate open discussion among students featuring one of the ten longlisted honorees of this year’s National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Join us for a free moderated book discussion each week: Saturdays,…

Saturday, October 10, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2020)

Saturdays, September 19 – November 14 / 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens. In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing. The program is open to all teens, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary! Instructors: Sept 19,…

Monday, October 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Gabbie Hanna

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present “An Evening with Gabbie Hanna” discussing Dandelion. New York Times bestselling author Gabbie Hanna delivers everything from curious musings to gut-wrenching confessionals in her long-awaited sophomore collection of illustrated poetry. This edition includes a collection of uncomfortably honest personal essays about Gabbie’s childhood and relationships. In this visually thrilling installment of the inner-workings of Gabbie’s mind, we’re taken on a journey of self-loathing, self-reflection, and ultimately, self-acceptance through deeply metaphorical imagery,…

Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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¡Tómate una copa (en casa) y escribe mejor!, con Ainara Mantellini

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: Ahora que te veo bien.…

Friday, October 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present “An Evening with Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos” discussing I Am Anne Frank and I Am Ben Franklin. The New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series that NPR.org credits with “saving the day” in this extraordinary time welcomes the 21st and 22nd additions to the collection this fall:I AM ANNE FRANK and I AM BENJAMIN FRANKLIN.  What originally began as a passion project has become today’s leading and bestselling picture book biography series about famous historical figures from around the world,…

Saturday, October 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
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The National Book Award for Young People’s Literature: A Virtual Book Club

Trowbridge Road by Marcella Pixley Co-moderators: Valarie Carey, Brooklyn CARES Mentoring and Miguel Pichardo, South Florida CARES Mentoring In partnership with the National Book Foundation, Miami Book Fair will be hosting a series of online book discussions for young people, creating an opportunity for dialogue between NYC and Miami students around this year’s National Book Award honorees. Each week, a moderator will facilitate open discussion among students featuring one of the ten longlisted honorees of this year’s National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.…

Saturday, October 17, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2020)

Saturdays, September 19 – November 14 / 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens. In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing. The program is open to all teens, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary! Instructors: Sept 19,…

Monday, October 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Evening with Rosie Mercado

Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present “An Evening with Rosie Mercado” discussing The Girl With Self-Esteem Issues: A Memoir. The Latina superstar shares the impossible true story of her fight to realize her dreams in this powerful memoir and inspirational guide filled with hard-earned, heartfelt advice for all women striving for independence. The Girl with the Self-Esteem Issues is the remarkable story of Rosie Mercado’s journey from helplessness to becoming a model, life coach, and daytime celebrity and one of the “top 25 most powerful Latinas” (People).…

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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The National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Ceremony

The National Book Foundation has named its annual 5 Under 35 honorees, a se­­lection of five fiction writers under the age of 35 whose debut work promises to leave a lasting impression on the literary landscape. For the first time, all of the honorees are women of color, and the 5 Under 35 Ceremony will be presented digitally on October 20, in partnership with the Miami Book Fair. This year’s selectors––2019 National Book Award Winner Susan Choi, 2019 National Book Award Finalist Marlon James,…

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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15 minutos de lectura con Cristina Rivera Garza

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 21 de octubre a las 5 p.m. con Cristina Rivera Garza. En cada sesión, un escritor invitado leerá sus obras en directo.…

Thursday, October 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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Cuentomanía 2020: 1ra lectura de semifinalistas. Con Pedro Galván, Mila Hajjar, Beatriz Mendoza, Ana Schein y Ana Stollavagli.

Esta noche leerán su relato 5 de los 15 semifinalistas de la temporada 2020 de Cuentomanía. El público y los jueces elegirán el relato ganador de la noche. Participantes de hoy: Pedro Galván – P.L.D.I. Mila Hajjar – La carta Beatriz Mendoza – La vendedora Ana Schein – Angelita Ana Stollavagli – El cuento del tio VOTA AQUÍ http://cuentomania.com/cuentomania-votacion-concurso/…

Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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Cuentomanía 2020: 2da lectura de semifinalistas. Con Patricia Carvallo, Adriana Gitnacht, Javier Lentino, Nancy Mejías y Diana Rodríguez.

Esta noche leerán su relato 5 de los 15 semifinalistas de la temporada 2020 de Cuentomanía. El público y los jueces elegirán el relato ganador de la noche. Participantes de hoy: Patricia Carvallo – Mi abuela Braulia Adriana Gitnacht – Simbiosis Javier Lentino – La revancha de Carletti Nancy Mejías – Luzmary Unisex Diana Rodríguez – La Botánica VOTA AQUÍ http://cuentomania.com/cuentomania-votacion-concurso/…

Saturday, October 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
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The National Book Award for Young People’s Literature: A Virtual Book Club

Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh Moderator: Suze Guillaume from Well Read Black Girls In partnership with the National Book Foundation, Miami Book Fair will be hosting a series of online book discussions for young people, creating an opportunity for dialogue between NYC and Miami students around this year’s National Book Award honorees. Each week, a moderator will facilitate open discussion among students featuring one of the ten longlisted honorees of this year’s National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.…

Saturday, October 24, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2020)

Saturdays, September 19 – November 14 / 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens. In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing. The program is open to all teens, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary! Instructors: Sept 19,…

Saturday, October 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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Cuentomanía 2020: 3ra lectura de semifinalistas. Con Miriam Herz, Daniel Reschigna, Claudio Rynka, Claudia Starosta y Javier Villalba.

Esta noche leerán su relato 5 de los 15 semifinalistas de la temporada 2020 de Cuentomanía. El público y los jueces elegirán el relato ganador de la noche. Participantes de hoy: Miriam Herz – Martes de ballet Daniel Reschigna – Cinco segundos Claudio Rynka – Mrs. Crown Claudia Starosta – Magali Javier Villalba – El león mascota VOTA AQUÍ http://cuentomania.com/cuentomania-votacion-concurso/…

Saturday, October 31, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
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The National Book Award for Young People’s Literature: A Virtual Book Club

Lifting as We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box by Evette Dionne Moderator: Neki Mohan In partnership with the National Book Foundation, Miami Book Fair will be hosting a series of online book discussions for young people, creating an opportunity for dialogue between NYC and Miami students around this year’s National Book Award honorees. Each week, a moderator will facilitate open discussion among students featuring one of the ten longlisted honorees of this year’s National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.…

Saturday, October 31, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2020)

Saturdays, September 19 – November 14 / 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens. In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing. The program is open to all teens, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary! Instructors: Sept 19,…

November 2020

Saturday, November 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
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The National Book Award for Young People’s Literature: A Virtual Book Club

How We Got to the Moon: The People Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behing Humanity’ Greatest Adventure by John Rocco Moderator: Miss Penny Bernath Channel 2 In partnership with the National Book Foundation, Miami Book Fair will be hosting a series of online book discussions for young people, creating an opportunity for dialogue between NYC and Miami students around this year’s National Book Award honorees. Each week, a moderator will facilitate open discussion among students featuring one of the ten longlisted honorees of this year’s National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.…

Saturday, November 7, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2020)

Saturdays, September 19 – November 14 / 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens. In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing. The program is open to all teens, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary! Instructors: Sept 19,…

Saturday, November 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
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The National Book Award for Young People’s Literature: A Virtual Book Club

When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson & Omar Mohamed Moderator: Abduni Morris from 5,0000 Role Models In partnership with the National Book Foundation, Miami Book Fair will be hosting a series of online book discussions for young people, creating an opportunity for dialogue between NYC and Miami students around this year’s National Book Award honorees. Each week, a moderator will facilitate open discussion among students featuring one of the ten longlisted honorees of this year’s National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.…

Saturday, November 14, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Fall 2020)

Saturdays, September 19 – November 14 / 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST Join us online for Speak Up, a creative writing program supporting the artistic and professional growth of teens. In this virtual mini-series of creative writing workshops, teens will partner with experienced teaching artists to empower the creative writing process, from drafting to performance to publishing. The program is open to all teens, and is as free of charge as it is free of homework. No previous experience necessary! Instructors: Sept 19,…

Sunday, November 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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Margaret Atwood on Dearly: New Poems in conversation with NYT Book Review Editor Pamela Paul

In Dearly (Ecco), Margaret Atwood, a novelist who happens to be one of our most significant contemporary poets, addresses themes such as love, loss, the passage of time, the nature of nature — and zombies. Pamela Paul is the editor of the New York Times Book Review and oversees all books coverage at The Times. She is the author of six books, including My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues; By the Book, The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony and most recently,…

Sunday, November 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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Exclusive Miami Book Fair Online (MBFO) Event:
An Evening With Ann Patchett & Emma Straub

Sunday, November 15 @ 7 p.m. | Livestreamed Join Miami Book Fair as we celebrate the opening of Miami Book Fair Online with acclaimed novelists Ann Patchett and Emma Straub, hosted by Tony Award-winning actress Julie White! An intimate virtual event that will kick off eight fabulous days of outstanding authors, activists, artists, poets, and pundits, this very special night of fun and fundraising will set the tone for an annual book fair that’s become synonymous with literary excellence, social relevance,…

December 2020

Saturday, December 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
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The National Book Award for Young People’s Literature: A Virtual Book Club

We Are Not Free by Traci Chee Moderator: Brittany King from Dream Defenders In partnership with the National Book Foundation, Miami Book Fair will be hosting a series of online book discussions for young people, creating an opportunity for dialogue between NYC and Miami students around this year’s National Book Award honorees. Each week, a moderator will facilitate open discussion among students featuring one of the ten longlisted honorees of this year’s National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.…

Saturday, December 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
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The National Book Award for Young People’s Literature: A Virtual Book Club

In partnership with the National Book Foundation, Miami Book Fair will be hosting a series of online book discussions for young people, creating an opportunity for dialogue between NYC and Miami students around this year’s National Book Award honorees. Each week, a moderator will facilitate open discussion among students featuring one of the ten longlisted honorees of this year’s National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Join us for a free moderated book discussion each week: Saturdays, September 26 – December 12 (no discussion Nov.…

February 2021

Wednesday, February 3 @ 5:00 pm
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15 minutos de lectura con Sergio Ramírez

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 quincenal donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live. Acompáñanos el miércoles 3 de febrero a las 5 p.m. con el escritor nicaragüense Sergio Ramírez. En cada sesión de “15 minutos de lectura”, un escritor invitado lee sus obras en directo.…

Friday, February 5 @ 7:00 pm
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An Evening with Cat Cohen with Jordan Firstman: God I Feel Modern Tonight: Poems from a Gal About Town

Cohen, a stand-up chanteuse who has electrified the downtown New York City comedy scene, has been posting poignant, unfiltered poems on social media since before Instagram was a thing. A self-proclaimed self-obsessed millennial on the prowl, she ponders guys who call you “dude” after sex, English-major dreams, true love during the pandemic, and other weighty matters, saying all the outrageous things we think but never say out loud. Join her as she shares deep and not-so-deep thoughts with Los-Angeles-based comedian Firstman,…

Monday, February 8 @ 7:00 pm
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An Evening with Robbie Arnott with Jeff VanderMeer: The Rain Heron

Award-winning writer Arnott’s second novel – an astounding, mythical exploration of human resilience, female friendship, and humankind’s precarious relationship to nature – sews magic into reality with a steady, confident hand in a gripping tale of myth, environment, adventure, and unlikely friendship. Bubbling with imagination and ambition, the fable-like story of a reclusive woman and the soldier who enters her remote, war-torn orbit unfolds with an unblinking eye on violence, self-awareness, and redemption. VanderMeer, author of the New York Times bestselling Southern Reach trilogy,…

Tuesday, February 9 @ 8:00 pm
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An Evening with Priyanka Chopra Jonas with Lilly Singh: Unfinished

A remarkable life story rooted in two different worlds, Unfinished offers insights into Chopra Jonas’ childhood in India; her formative teenage years in the U.S.; and the launch of her global acting career. Whether reflecting on her nomadic early years or the difficulties she’s faced while pursuing her calling, Chopra Jonas shares her challenges and triumphs with warmth and honesty. The result is a book that is philosophical, sassy, inspiring, bold, and rebellious. Singh, host of NBC’s late-night talk show “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” moderates.…

Wednesday, February 10 @ 6:30 pm
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First Draft: A Literary Social with Nadine Séïde Gonzalez

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!…

Thursday, February 11 @ 7:00 pm
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An Evening with Logan Ury with Ellen Huet: How Not to Die Alone: The Surprising Science That Will Help You Find Love

Great relationships don’t just appear, says Ury, they’re the culmination of a series of decisions including whom to date, how to end it with the wrong person, and when to commit to the right one. But our brains often get in the way, compelling us to make poor decisions that upend our efforts to find lasting love. Drawing from years of research, behavioral scientist-turned-dating coach Ury reveals the hidden forces that cause those mistakes – and how to avoid them and find the relationship of your dreams.…

Friday, February 12 @ 12:00 pm
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An Afternoon with Tim Dorsey: The Tropic of Stupid

Described as “compulsively irreverent and shockingly funny” by the Boston Globe, Dorsey will be discussing the latest madcap tale in his Serge A. Storms series, in which the Sunshine State is just as much a character as its beloved, serial-killer protagonist. After devoted Floridaphile and history lover Storms decides to investigate his own using a DNA service advertised on late-night TV, he’s thrilled to discover he may be related to a notoriously prolific and still-on-the-loose murderer. But as he goes about recruiting his newfound relatives to help him take down the killer,…

Friday, February 12 @ 6:00 pm
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Author Panel with R.O. Kwon, Garth Greenwell, Carmen Maria Machado & Alexander Chee: Kink: Stories

A groundbreaking anthology of literary short fiction exploring love and desire, BDSM, and interests across the sexual spectrum, Kink features a roster of all-star contributors, including KwonGreenwellMachado, and Chee.The stories within explore bondage, power-play, and submissive-dominant relationships as they take readers to private estates, therapists’ offices, underground sex clubs, and even a sex theater in early-20th century Paris. Are there whips and chains? Sure, but the true power of these stories lies in their beautiful,…

Tuesday, February 16 @ 5:00 pm
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Alejandro Palomas presenta Una flor

El escritor español Alejandro Palomas presenta Una flor en conversación con la escritora chilena María José Ferrada. Una flor de Alejandro Palomas se presenta como un experimento poético con reminiscencias simbolistas en el que los versos se suceden como reflexiones, certezas e inquietudes. El símbolo, la flor, o, más claramente, una flor, se erige como paralelismo de temas universales, matizados con intensos pensamientos sobre el oficio del poeta y sobre el poema mismo. El poeta no se desliza sobre el tiempo.…

Tuesday, February 16 @ 7:00 pm
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An Evening with Vendela Vida & Sarah Ladipo Manyika: We Run the Tides

Vida has crafted an achingly beautiful story of female friendship and betrayal, set in the changing landscape of San Francisco. Walking to school in their foggy oceanside neighborhood, teenagers Eulabee and Maria Fabiola witness a horrible act. Or did they? The girls can’t agree on what happened, and their rupture is followed by Maria Fabiola’s sudden disappearance, which rocks their quiet community and exposes unspoken truths. Suspenseful and poignant, Tides is a masterful portrait of a place on the brink of radical transformation,…

Wednesday, February 17 @ 5:00 pm
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15 minutos de lectura con Wendy Guerra

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 quincenal donde distintos autores compartirán su obra, leída de viva voz por Facebook Live. Acompáñanos el miércoles 17 de febrero a las 5 p.m. con la escritora cubana Wendy Guerra. En cada sesión de “15 minutos de lectura”, un escritor invitado lee sus obras en directo.…

Thursday, February 18 @ 3:00 pm
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Elvira Lindo presenta A corazón abierto

La escritora española Elvira Lindo presenta su novela más reciente A corazón abierto en conversación con su editora Elena Ramírez. A corazón abierto es una novela que recorre España a lo largo de un siglo de grandes cambios y encierra un homenaje a una generación, la de quienes permanecieron en España en la inmediata posguerra, aquellos que, sin queja ni lamento, se concentraron en sobrevivir. Partiendo de un episodio ocurrido en Madrid en 1939, la narradora de esta historia cuenta la apasionada y tormentosa relación de sus padres,…

Thursday, February 25 @ 5:00 pm
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¡Tómate una copa (en casa) y escribe mejor!, con Haydée Zayas

Te invitamos a que nos acompañes virtualmente en el ¡Tómate una copa (en casa) y escribe mejor!, con Haydée Zayas 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.…

Thursday, February 25 @ 6:00 pm
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Miami-Dade County’s Black Communities: History, Present and Future: A Conversation With County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava

Miami-Dade County’s Black Communities: History, Present and Future: A conversation with County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava; Dr. Yanela McLeod, author of The Miami Times and the Fight for Equality: Race, Sport, and the Black Press, 1948- 1958; Kalyn Lee, 2020 Rookie Teacher of the Year, Miami Dade County Public Schools; and Teri Williams, President and Chief Operating Officer of OneUnited Bank. Moderated by Nancy Ancrum,…

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