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, April 22 @ 7:00 pm EDT
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An Evening with Elizabeth McCracken in conversation with Karen Russell on The Souvenir Museum: Stories

Award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken is an undisputed virtuoso of the short story, and this new collection features her most vibrant and heartrending work to date. In these stories, the mysterious bonds of family are tested, transformed, fractured, and fortified. A recent widower and his adult son ferry to a craggy Scottish island in search of puffins. An actress who plays a children’s game-show villainess ushers in the New Year with her deadbeat half brother. A mother, pining for her...

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Friday, April 23 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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Celebración del Día Internacional del Libro y del Día del Idioma Español

La Feria del Libro de Miami invita a celebrar el Día Internacional del Libro y el Día del Idioma Español con Palabras para festejar el libro. En esta ocasión los poetas Kelly Martínez Grandal, Reinaldo García Ramos y Ximena Gómez junto a los narradores Teresita Dovalpage, Gerardo Fernández Fe, José Fernández Pequeño y Keila Vall de la Ville leerán textos de sus obras. Los esperamos virtualmente el viernes 23 de abril a las 5:00 p.m. para celebrar y compartir una tarde entre amigos...

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Saturday, April 24 @ 11:00 am EDT
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The Koubek Center Presents Picnic de Libros ¡en casa!

Along with Fundación Cuatrogatos and Miami Book Fair, the Koubek Center has re-imagined our Storybook Picnics as virtual events, encouraging kids to create their personal version of the picnics at home while joining us on our virtual picnic. This monthly 30-minute bilingual multidisciplinary event aims to interest kids in literature and the arts through storytelling, poems, children’s theatre, tongue twisters, mime and circus performances, riddles, and music. Kids can join each Picnic...

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Saturday, April 24 @ 3:00 pm EDT
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Spring 2021)

Saturdays, March 6 – May 15 / 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...

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Saturday, April 24 @ 7:00 pm EDT
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An Evening with Adam Mansbach in conversation with Dave Barry on I Had a Brother Once: A Poem, A Memoir

A brilliant, genre-defying work—both memoir and epic poem—about the struggle for wisdom, grace, and ritual in the face of unspeakable loss. “A bruised and brave love letter from a brother right here to a brother now gone . . . a soaring, unblinking gaze into the meaning of life itself.”—Marlon James, author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf my father said david has taken his own life Adam is in medias res—in the middle of his own busy life, and approaching a career high in the form of a #1...

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Monday, April 26 @ 7:00 pm EDT
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Taller de ciencia ficción “La Revolución de los Reinos” con Giovanna Rivero

2 sesiones intensivas de 2 horas cada una Abril 26 y 29, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. En este taller de ciencia ficción y de escrituras de lo fantástico desarrollaremos una mirada panorámica a las manifestaciones contemporáneas del género en Hispanoamérica para reconocer la mitología del siglo XXI que emerge de esos mundos. La actual ciencia ficción ha volcado la mirada hacia la interioridad humana y hacia la corteza más íntima del planeta, a diferencia de las pulsiones del siglo XX que la...

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Tuesday, April 27 @ 8:00 pm EDT
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The National Poetry Series: An Evening with Robert Hass, Tracy K. Smith and Natasha Trethewey / Moderated by Daniel Halpern

Three Poets Laureate and Pulitzer Prize Winners read their work and discuss the role of the poet. The National Poetry Series, together with Books & Books, are pleased to present a reading and conversation with Robert Hass, Tracy K. Smith and Natasha Trethewey. The former poet laureates will read from their work and discuss the role of the poet amid social and political unrest. The event will be moderated by Daniel Halpern. The National Poetry Series is a literary awards program that...

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Wednesday, April 28 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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15 minutos de lectura con María Teresa Andruetto

Te invitamos a que nos acompañes virtualmente en “15 minutos de lectura” con María Teresa Andruetto 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 28 de abril a las 5 p.m. con María Teresa...

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Wednesday, April 28 @ 7:00 pm EDT
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An Evening with Blake Bailey in conversation with Francine Prose on Philip Roth: The Biography

The renowned biographer’s definitive portrait of a literary titan. Appointed by Philip Roth and granted independence and complete access, Blake Bailey spent years poring over Roth’s personal archive, interviewing his friends, lovers, and colleagues, and engaging Roth himself in breathtakingly candid conversations. The result is an indelible portrait of an American master and of the postwar literary scene. Bailey shows how Roth emerged from a lower-middle-class Jewish milieu to achieve the...

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Saturday, May 1 @ 3:00 pm EDT
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Speak Up: Creative Writing + Performance (Spring 2021)

Saturdays, March 6 – May 15 / 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...

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Monday, May 3 @ 7:30 pm EDT
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Antitrust: A Virtual Evening with Amy Klobuchar & Alberto Ibargüen

Miami Book Fair and Books & Books present A Virtual Evening with Amy Klobuchar & Alberto Ibargüen CLICK HERE to Purchase Tickets An important, urgently needed book from the much-admired senior senator from Minnesota, and former candidate for president of the United States—a fascinating exploration of antitrust in America and the way forward to protect all Americans from the dangers of curtailed competition, and from vast information gathering, through monopolies. From Standard Oil,...

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Monday, May 3 @ 8:00 pm EDT
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Get Your Story Off the Ground with Rebecca Makkai

Mondays, May 3 – 24 (4 weeks) 8 – 9:30 p.m. EST | Online via Google Meet  |  Register to receive link There are decisions we make (about entry point, tone, point of view, conflict, stakes, and more) in our opening pages that set us up for stories that practically write themselves, or for ones that are bound to run quickly out of steam. In this four-week class, we will examine and edit student work (on a volunteer basis) in class, helping bring the potential in each piece to the fore...

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Tuesday, May 4 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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15 minutos de lectura con Daína Chaviano

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 martes 4 de mayo a las 5 p.m. con la escritora Daína Chaviano. En cada sesión de “15 minutos de lectura”, un escritor invitado lee sus obras en directo. Te...

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Tuesday, May 4 @ 6:30 pm EDT
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Transforming Memory into Story: A Memoir and Personal Essay Workshop with Jaquira Díaz

Tuesdays, May 4 – 25 (4 weeks) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. EST  |  Online via Google Meet  |  Register to receive link In this workshop, we’ll start by reading pieces that use memory and personal narrative to tell a story. We will examine how memories can be crafted as memoir or personal essay and speak to something larger, more expansive, and how personal stories are connected to the larger world. Each day we will discuss your crafted pieces of memoir or personal essay: workshop will be a...

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Wednesday, May 5 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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¡Tómate una copa (en casa) y escribe mejor!, con Carlos Pintado

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: “De tal cuento, tal...

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