Upcoming Events

During eight days each November hundreds of authors and thousands of readers converge on Downtown Miami for the nation's premier literary festival. And when that's over, we keep it going, month in, month out.

Thursday, January 23 @ 7:00 pm
Imago Art in Action, 165 Majorca Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, 33134,

¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con Armando Caicedo

Una tertulia literaria guiada. Embriaga a tu editor interno y exprésate con libertad. Tema: «Cómo escribir textos de humor, sin perecer en el intento»Con:  Armando CaicedoJueves 23 de enero a las 7 de la noche.En: Imago Art in Action, 165 Majorca Ave, Coral GablesEntrada GRATIS(De la salida no estamos seguros).La primera copa la invita la casa.(Quizás si te tomas tres copas antes de iniciar el ejercicio, empezarás a escribir textos de humor con un desparpajo que ni tú mismo te lo...

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Sunday, January 26 @ 6:30 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL, 33132,

An Evening With Isabel Allende

Miami Book Fair is proud to partner with Books & Books and the Adrienne Arsht Center to present Isabel Allende’s A Long Petal of the Sea. A Long Petal of the Sea (Ballantine Hardcover; on sale Jan. 21) follows the lives of a young couple, Roser and Victor, forced to marry for survival and fleeing the Spanish Civil War, first by foot over mountains into France and finally by boat to Chile. Their unconventional love story, with its highs and lows, prevails in the toughest of circumstances...

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Tuesday, January 28 @ 8:00 pm
Imago Art in Action, 165 Majorca Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, 33134,

Homenaje a José Martí: “La poética de la muerte, el sacrificio y la cruz en Martí” con José Raúl Vidal y Franco

“La poética de la muerte, el sacrificio y la cruz en Martí” La charla aborda los tres conceptos que se anuncian en el título desde la óptica de una lectura semántica y conceptual que sobrevuela toda la obra escrita del autor y pensador cubano José Martí. José Raúl Vidal y Franco (La Habana, 1968). Ensayista y crítico. Investigador de la vida y obra martiana. Autor de José Martí: a la lumbre del zarzal (2014), Los Versos libres de José Martí: notas de...

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Thursday, January 30 @ 5:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

LA NOCHE DE LAS IDEAS. Being Alive - Être vivant - Estar vivos.

¡Los invitamos a celebrar La noche de las ideas! La Noche de la filosofía y las ideas ( La nuit de la philosophie et des idées) es un evento mundial que reúne a pensadores y artistas locales e internacionales, para debatir los principales desafíos de nuestro tiempo. Este evento se generó hace unos años en Francia y hoy se replica en los cinco continentes que celebran a la vez la libre circulación de ideas y conocimientos. En una misma noche, el 30 de enero de 2020, se lanza la maratón...

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Monday, February 3 @ 10:00 am
Miami Dade College North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL, 33167,

African American Read In 2020

Keynote Speaker: Anthony Abraham Jack author of The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students African American Read In is a once yearly event held at MDC’s North Campus that brings to the community an African American author of note. Celebrated during Black History Month, the keynote speaker addresses an audience of over 500 high school and college students as well as local dignitaries. This year’s speaker is Dr. Anthony Abraham Jack, Assistant Professor of...

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Monday, February 3 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop

Join us Speak Up after-school creative writing workshops are taught by nationally-recognized and experienced teaching artists at MDC’s Koubek Center on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. The focus of these workshops is to cultivate the creative writing process in spoken word and performance poetry, from drafting to performance to publishing to slam competitions, to empower participants, equip them for success, and build a lasting literary community in South Florida. For more information and to apply,...

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Tuesday, February 4 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

Ada Calhoun presents Why We Can’t Sleep

When Ada Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis, she thought that she had no right to complain. She was married with children and a good career. So why did she feel miserable? And why did it seem that other Generation X women were miserable, too? Calhoun decided to find some answers. She looked into housing costs, HR trends, credit card debt averages, and divorce data. At every turn, she saw a pattern: sandwiched between the Boomers and the Millennials, Gen X women were facing...

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Wednesday, February 5 @ 7:00 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

Workshop: How to Get Your Nonfiction Book Published with Ada Calhoun

Wednesday, February 5 (1 day) 7 – 9 p.m. | MDC Koubek Center Have a memoir you’re dying to sell? Wondering how the publishing industry works? Eager to see if you’re properly communicating your book idea? In this intensive two-hour workshop, prolific author Ada Calhoun will teach participants how to craft a nonfiction book proposal that gives them the best possible shot with agents and editors. Class members will present their book ideas to one another for critique. They will...

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Wednesday, February 5 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

Vicente Echerri presenta su nuevo libro El caballo de ébano

La evocación de un célebre cuento de Las mil y una noches sirve como parábola de la peripecia vital de un personaje que se cree destinado al triunfo y a la fama por distintas avenidas, en las cuales se empeña sin otro fundamento que su desbocada fantasía: alto oficial del ejército, músico extraordinario, prelado, reconocido escritor… Su vida, que transcurre en la novela a lo largo de cuatro décadas —desde su adolescencia en un pueblo de Costa Rica hasta su madurez en Nueva York—,...

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Thursday, February 6 @ 7:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261), 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

An Evening with Diane Rehm on When My Time Comes

Miami Book Fair is proud to partner with Books & Books to present Diane Rehm’s When My Time Comes. From Diane Rehm, renowned radio host–one of the most trusted voices in the nation–and best-selling author: a book of candor and compassion, addressing the urgent, hotly contested cause of the Right-to-Die movement, of which she is one of our most inspiring champions. Through interviews with terminally ill patients, and with physicians, ethicists, spouses, relatives, and representatives...

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Saturday, February 8 @ 10:00 am
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

Making Good Time: Story and the Map of Opportunity with Lynne Barrett

Saturday, February 8 (1 day) 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Books & Books, Coral Gables Come to Books & Books (itself a crossroads), where we’ll look at how writers use place, movement, territory, obstacles, access, boundary crossing, departures, returns, and other aspects of spatial movement to construct, shape, and give meaning to stories, whether true or invented. Short examples from published work will focus on South Florida, while participants can draw on locations anywhere, real,...

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Monday, February 10 @ 9:00 am
Miami Dade College North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL, 33167,

Florida Literary Arts Coalition: Mary Biddinger author of Partial Genius

As a member of the Florida Literary Arts Coalition, we are happy to welcome visiting author Mary Biddinger. Mary will read from her new poetry collection, Partial Genius, to students at MDC’s North Campus. In her day job Mary teaches literature and creative writing at The University of Akron and edits the Akron Series in Poetry for the University of Akron Press. Miami Book Fair has purchased copies of Partial Genius to be given free to the students.

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Monday, February 10 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

Speak Up After-school Creative Writing Workshop

Join us Speak Up after-school creative writing workshops are taught by nationally-recognized and experienced teaching artists at MDC’s Koubek Center on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. The focus of these workshops is to cultivate the creative writing process in spoken word and performance poetry, from drafting to performance to publishing to slam competitions, to empower participants, equip them for success, and build a lasting literary community in South Florida. For more information and to apply,...

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Wednesday, February 12 @ 7:00 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Writing the World with Thomas Swick

Wednesdays, February 12 – March 11 (5 weeks) 7 – 9 p.m. | MDC Wolfson Campus, Downtown Miami During this course, students work on travel stories with the intent of eventually publishing them. Discover the seven key elements – a personal voice, a point of view, imagination, insight, humor, people, dialogue – and how best to incorporate them into your stories. Learn about the importance of finding a theme – something that ties your disparate and seemingly random experiences of a...

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Wednesday, February 12 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami,

¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con Rosie Inguanzo

Una tertulia literaria guiada. Embriaga a tu editor interno y exprésate con libertad. 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 socializar y para que tomes una copa (¡la primera la invita la casa!). Repetimos la dinámica. Tema: “Amores crueles y narrativas inolvidables” Rosie Inguanzo (La Habana, Cuba) Poeta, profesora y actriz. Reside desde 1985 en Miami. Tiene un...

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