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.

Wednesday, August 12 @ 6:30 pm
Virtual (online),

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! Instructor: Roy G....

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Thursday, August 13 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual (online),

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, keepers to the secret of life. “Well?” she said....

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Thursday, August 13 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual (online),

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...

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Friday, August 14 @ 12:00 pm
Virtual (online),

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...

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Sunday, August 16 @ 11:00 am
Virtual (online),

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, who has worked...

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Wednesday, August 19 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual (online),

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...

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Friday, August 21 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual (online),

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. Raised by a...

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Monday, August 24 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual (online),

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...

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Wednesday, August 26 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual (online),

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, and she is the first one to join him. It’s heartbreaking to be...

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Wednesday, September 9 @ 5:00 pm
Virtual (online),

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. Acompáñanos con las lecturas...

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Wednesday, September 16 @ 6:30 pm
Virtual (online),

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! Instructor: Anjanette...

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Wednesday, September 23 @ 5:00 pm
Virtual (online),

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. Acompáñanos con las lecturas...

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Thursday, October 1 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual (online),

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,...

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Wednesday, October 21 @ 5:00 pm
Virtual (online),

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. Acompáñanos con las lecturas...

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