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By Sara McCranie / June 28, 2019

Miami Writers Institute Graduate Publishes Poem in Major International Journal and Forthcoming Anthology

The Miami Book Fair’s Miami Writers Institute helps writers launch their careers and maximize their clout. Every year, our students...

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By Sara McCranie / April 4, 2019

Miami-based Literary Agent Leads Manuscript Consultations at 2019 Miami Writers Institute

In addition to writing workshops and craft talks, Miami Writers Institute offers writers the chance to discuss their projects with...

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By Sara McCranie / August 23, 2018

Meet our Sponsors: The Ayiti Community Trust

Miami Book Fair is fortunate to have an expansive family of donors and supporters. Thirty-five years of world-class literary events...

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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.

Sunday, November 17 @ 4:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

An Evening with Samantha Power

Samantha Power is the Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Practice in Human Rights at Harvard Law School. She served in the Cabinet of President Barack Obama and as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2013-2017). From 2009 to 2013, Power worked on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights. Power began her career as a journalist reporting from countries...

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Sunday, November 17 @ 4:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261), 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Una tarde con Gioconda Belli

Levantamos el telón del Programa de Autores Iberoamericanos con la presentación de la poeta y narradora nicaragüense Gioconda Belli, autora de obras galardonadas tales como La mujer habitada, El infinito en la palma de la mano y El país de las mujeres. Belli nos ofrece su más reciente novela Las fiebres de la memoria (Planeta), un relato de amor, misterio y aventura donde se demuestra que nunca es tarde para reinventarse, encontrar un nuevo destino y amar con pasión. La autora conversará...

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Sunday, November 17 @ 5:00 pm
Atrium of Building 2, Outside the Exile Lounge, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

Miami Book Fair Opens with One Swingin’ Paella Party!

If you haven’t tried traditional Paella Valenciana, here’s your chance, courtesy of The Paella King. Special thanks to Biscayne Bay Brewing for the cold beverages! Special performance by French Horn Collective led by Parisian musician (multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer, and songwriter) Vincent Raffard, French Horn Collective is a shape-shifting ensemble featuring a high energy mix of gypsy jazz, traditional jazz, blues, and modern French music. Call it what you will, swing is always...

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Sunday, November 17 @ 7:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

CANCELLED - An Evening With Joy-Ann Reid

Due to illness, Joy-Ann Reid has had to cancel her appearance at the Miami Book Fair. If you have previously purchased a ticket to this event, Miami Book Fair will refund any charges you incurred. If you need further assistance, please contact Miami Book Fair at 305.237.3258. Joy-Ann Reid is the host of AM Joy –a twice-weekly political talk show that airs weekend mornings on MSNBC. She is also a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC and writes a weekly column for The Daily Beast. Reid is...

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Monday, November 18 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

An Evening With Bari Weiss

  Bari Weiss is a staff editor and writer for the New York Times. She writes about culture and politics. Bari was an op-ed and book review editor at the Wall Street Journal before joining the Times in 2017. She is a native of Pittsburgh and graduated from Columbia University.  On October 27, 2018, eleven Jews were gunned down as they prayed at their synagogue in Pittsburgh. It was the deadliest attack on Jews in American history. For most Americans, the massacre at Tree of Life, the...

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Monday, November 18 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

Eve Ensler in Conversation With Aja Monet

Eve Ensler is a Tony Award-winning playwright, author, performer, and activist. Her international phenomenon, The Vagina Monologues, has been published in 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries. She is the founder of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, and One Billion Rising, the largest global mass action to end gender-based violence in over 200 countries. Like millions of women, Eve Ensler has been waiting much of her lifetime for an...

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Tuesday, November 19 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

An Evening With George F. Will

The man The Wall Street Journal once called “perhaps the most powerful journalist in America” began his column with the Washington Post in 1974, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1977. To date, George F. Will has written fourteen books, including One Man’s America; Men at Work; and Statecraft as Soulcraft.  He writes a twice-weekly syndicated column on politics and domestic and foreign affairs for the Washington Post. He is also a regular contributor to MSNBC and NBC...

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Tuesday, November 19 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

In Conversation With John Waters

John Waters is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, author, journalist, visual artist, and art collector. He is also the author of the best-selling books Role Models (2010) and Carsick (2014). His spoken word shows This Filthy World and A John Waters Christmas continue to be performed around the world. He rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films, especially Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, and Desperate Living, which he has called the Trash...

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Wednesday, November 20 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

An Evening With Mo Rocca

Mo Rocca is a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, host of The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, and host and creator of the Cooking Channel’s My Grandmother’s Ravioli, in which he learns to cook from grandmothers and grandfathers across the country. He’s a frequent panelist on NPR’s hit weekly quiz show Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!,  spent four seasons as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and four seasons as a correspondent on The Tonight Show...

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Wednesday, November 20 @ 7:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261), 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Pat Mitchell Presents Becoming a Dangerous Woman, in Conversation with Catalina Escobar

Raised in a small town in Georgia with no money or connections, Pat Mitchell went on to become a consummate media game-changer. She was the first woman president of PBS, CNN Productions, and The Paley Center for Media, as well as an award-winning producer of documentaries and TV series. She is the cofounder and curator of TEDWomen and the Connected Women Leaders Initiative, chair of Sundance Institute and Co-Chair of The Women’s Media Center, trustee of the Skoll Foundation, and advisor to...

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Wednesday, November 20 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

An Evening With Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry, musician, actor, and activist, is best known as the singer and front person of the punk/New Wave/pop band Blondie. After the group broke up in the early ‘80s, Harry embarked on a successful solo career, recording five solo albums. Meanwhile, Harry developed an acting career during which she amassed 30 film roles and several television appearances. In her memoir, Face It (Dey Street Books), she blends first-person essays, interviews conducted by journalist Sylvie Simmons,...

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Thursday, November 21 @ 7:00 pm
The Standard Spa, Miami Beach, 40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33139,

Drink and Draw: Exquisite Corpse Murder Mystery Edition!

Break out your magnifying glass and play out your gumshoe dreams in this whodunnit edition of our illustrated classic: Drink and Draw. Audience teams will play mini-games to figure out clues, as comics creators and illustrators solve a murder mystery story, exquisite corpse-style. Come for the cold case stay for the chilled mystery-themed drinks. Sponsored by      

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Thursday, November 21 @ 7:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261), 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Mitchell Wolfson Presents Wolfsonian-FIU Founder’s Choice

MITCHELL “MICKY” WOLFSON, JR. established The Wolfsonian Foundation, a research center and museum in Miami Beach, in 1986. He is an avid collector of modern art and design. In 1997, he donated his collection, estimated at 80,000 objects, and the state-of-the-art museum to Florida International University. It was the basis for the Wolfsonian Museum-FIU, a research center and museum. In Wolfsonian-FIU: Founder’s Choice (Editions Scala), Wolfson offers a personal take on the museum’s rich...

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Thursday, November 21 @ 7:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 33132,

Identidad y postnacionalismo en la cultura cubana: lo nuevo de Aduana Vieja

La editorial española Aduana Vieja, fundada en 2003, se especializa en una línea de estudios culturales y de literatura cubana de la diáspora y el exilio. La catedrática e investigadora española Laura Alonso Gallo dirige la Colección de Estudios Culturales de la editorial y presenta Reading Cuba. Identidad y postnacionalismo. Alfredo Pong es arquitecto y humorista gráfico. Ha dedicado gran parte de su vida a estudiar y documentar la presencia de los cantoneses en la capital de Cuba, y...

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Thursday, November 21 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL, 33132,

An Evening With Richard Russo

Richard Russo is the author of eight novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Empire Falls, two collections of stories, a collection of essays, and a memoir. Chances Are … (Penguin Random House), his first stand-alone novel in 10 years, is an absorbing saga in which the bonds of friendship prove as constricting, and rewarding, as those of family or any other community. One beautiful September day, three men, friends ever since meeting in college circa the sixties, convene at Martha’s...

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