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.

Saturday, December 7 @ 10:00 am
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

Teen Haiku Death Match

The writing and sharing of haiku is a deeply entrenched cultural practice in the poetry slam community, and the participants of the Haiku Death Match have been historically celebrated for their wit and use of well-crafted images. Haiku is a short poetic form popularized by a Japanese poet named Matsuo Bashō. In the early 1670s, Bashō and his students devised an event called “the seashell game”: poets competed head-to-head with their original haiku and a winner was selected by a judge. In...

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Wednesday, December 11 @ 6:30 pm
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

Speak Up! Teen Creative Writing and Performance Program Fall Showcase

This fall, Miami Book Fair launched Speak Up!, an after-school poetry and performance program that supports the artistic, personal, and professional growth of high school students in Miami-Dade County. Each week, our students studied with experienced teaching artists to generate, edit, and perform brand-new work, strengthening their writing and speaking skills with confidence, and forming new friendships along the way. Please join us to celebrate their dedication and hard work this semester at...

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Wednesday, December 11 @ 7:00 pm
Imago Art in Action, 165 Majorca Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, 33134,

¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con José Ignacio "Chascas" Valenzuela

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: Escribe a partir de lo que odias. Valenzuela, José Ignacio (Santiago, Chile, 1972) Narrador, dramaturgo, autor de libros para niños y jóvenes y...

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Thursday, December 12 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

Carlos Alberto Montaner presenta Sin ir más lejos

En las páginas de su nuevo libro, el escritor y periodista cubano Carlos Alberto Montaner escribe sobre cuanto ha visto y oído, sobre aquello en lo que ha creído y también sobre lo que recuerda, pero advierte que habrá algunos pasajes involuntariamente inventados: “A veces, incluso, los sueños se mezclan con la realidad y es difícil saber dónde terminan unos y comienza la otra. Las memorias no son estudios históricos, sino el reflejo de las percepciones, y éstas se desdibujan o se...

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Saturday, December 14 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

La Final de CuentoManía 2019, u​n talent show literario.

¡Participa en la votación en vivo! El jurado decide el ganador o la ganadora de la edición 2019 del talent show literario. ¡Ven y forma parte del jurado junto a Carlos Pintado y Rosario Valenzuela! De los relatos recibidos se eligieron 15 semifinalistas, quienes leyeron su obra frente al jurado en la librería Books & Books de Coral Gables. Las lecturas en vivo se dividieron en tres sesiones: cinco semifinalistas en agosto, cinco semifinalistas en septiembre y cinco semifinalistas en...

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Tuesday, December 17 @ 7:30 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL, 33132,

An Evening With Patti Smith

From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, Patti Smith presents Year of the Monkey, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year. For Smith – inveterately curious, always exploring, tracking thoughts, writing – the year evolves as one of reckoning with the changes in life’s gyre: with loss, aging, and a dramatic shift in the political landscape of America. In a stranger’s...

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