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 17 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

Dani Shapiro on Inheritance

Co-presented by Books & Books The acclaimed and beloved author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets–a real-time exploration of the staggering discovery she recently made about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden story of her own life. What makes us who we are? What combination of memory, history, biology, experience, and that ineffable thing called the soul defines us? In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy...

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Sunday, January 27 @ 4:00 pm
Imago Art in Action, 165 Majorca Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, 33134,

Una celebración literaria de la obra de José Martí con el profesor, ensayista y poeta Emilio de Armas

Para conmemorar el 166 aniversario del natalicio de José Martí, el intelectual latinoamericano más importante del siglo XIX y organizador de la gesta definitiva por la Independencia de Cuba, el Programa de Autores Iberoamericanos de la Feria del Libro de Miami, Imago Art in Action y la Fundación Cuatrogatos invitan a la charla que dará el destacado profesor y poeta cubano Emilio de Armas titulada “La modernidad de los Versos libres” A lo largo de su vida, consagrada desde los 16 años...

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Tuesday, January 29 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

Ludovica Squirru Dari presenta Horóscopo chino 2019 - Año del chancho de tierra

Ludovica Squirru Dari, reconocida astróloga y autora de best-sellers presenta su horóscopo número 35: Horóscopo chino 2019 – Año del chancho de tierra. El horóscopo chino es un texto oracular y predictivo que tiene su origen en distintas disciplinas taoístas (como la numerología, la astrología y el I Ching) combinadas con el pensamiento filosófico, moral y religioso del budismo y el confucianismo. Este horóscopo se estructura a partir de las doce figuras de animales que...

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Monday, February 4
Various Campuses, Miami Dade College, Miami,

FLAC Tour: Alissa Nutting

Florida Literary Arts Coalition author Alissa Nutting will make class visits at various MDC campuses. Alissa Nutting is an assistant professor of English at Grinnell College. She is the author of the story collection Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls, as well as the novel Tampa. Made for Love: A Novel (HarperCollins) is her latest book. From one of our most exciting and provocative young writers, a poignant, riotously funny story of how far some will go for love—and how far some will go...

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Monday, February 4 @ 10:00 am
Miami Dade College North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL, 33167,

African American Read-In

The African American Read-In takes place at Miami Dade College’s North Campus during the first week of February. The goal is to make literacy, education, and community a significant part of Black History Month. This year’s African American Read-In presenter is Glory Edim author of Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves. This event is open to high school and college students, as well as, local community members.

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Saturday, February 9 @ 9:30 am
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

Seminario “Cuentistas maestros: clásicos, modernos y posmodernos”, impartido por el profesor y narrador Pablo Brescia.

Sábado 9 de febrero 2019 9.30 am- 2.00 pm Este curso de cuatro horas es una invitación a leer, estudiar y disfrutar de los grandes cuentistas de hoy y de siempre. Mediante la lectura, el análisis literario y la discusión grupal recorreremos ejemplos de la historia, la teoría y la práctica del cuento y pasaremos revista a sus modos de manifestación (cuento realista, fantástico, rural, urbano, absurdo, mágico-realista, etc.). En la primera parte exploraremos las raíces universales...

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Wednesday, February 13 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books at the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami,

¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con Anjanette Delgado

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: Escribiendo el corazón partío. Anjanette Delgado escribe sobre el mal de amor, sobre el corazón partío, sobre el desamor que marca nuestras...

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Wednesday, February 20 @ 7:00 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Writing the World with Thomas Swick

Wednesdays, February 20 – March 13 (4 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...

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Thursday, February 21 @ 7:00 pm
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Love Notes: The Craft of Writing Romance with Nadine Gonzalez

Thursdays, February 21 – March 14 (4 weeks) 7 – 9 p.m. | MDC Wolfson Campus, Downtown Miami A well-crafted romantic sub-plot can add dimension to any genre. A love interest can raise the stakes in a thriller, round out the character of a fantasy trilogy hero/heroine, or serve as the ultimate blind spot for an antihero. With that in mind, it’s worth it to master the romantic arc. In this workshop, we’ll work through the mandatory beats in romance (meet cute, courtship, darkest hour,...

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Thursday, February 21 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

Ayesha Harruna Attah on The Hundred Wells of Salaga

Co-presented by Books & Books Based on true events, a story of courage, forgiveness, love, and freedom in precolonial Ghana, told through the eyes of two women born to vastly different fates.  Aminah lives an idyllic life until she is brutally separated from her home and forced on a journey that transforms her from a daydreamer into a resilient woman. Wurche, the willful daughter of a chief, is desperate to play an important role in her father’s court. These two women’s lives converge...

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Saturday, February 23 @ 1:00 pm
The Lightbox at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26 Street , Miami, 33127,

Teen Poetry Workshop with Rudi Goblen

Saturday, February 23 (1 day) 1 – 4 p.m. | The Light Box at the Goldman Warehouse This three-hour poetry workshop is just for teens. Start the new year inspired to write and perform your own poetry out loud with acclaimed B-Boy, performance artist, and published poet Rudi Goblen. Workshop in partnership with Miami Light Project Rudi Goblen (writer, dancer, actor, and music producer) was commissioned by Miami Light Project to create the solo dance theatre performances Insanity Isn’t,...

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Saturday, February 23 @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books - Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables ,

Carlos Gámez Pérez presenta Malas noticias desde la isla

En un futuro no muy lejano, cuatro inmigrantes arriesgarán su vida en un “juego” donde la apuesta es alcanzar la Tierra Prometida de lo que otrora se llamara Europa. Carlos Gámez Pérez nos entrega esta visión distópica, en un mundo que a ratos tristemente parece demasiado próximo, ante el resurgimiento de los nacionalismos a nivel global. Carlos Gámez (Barcelona. 1969), es escritor y profesor. En 2012 ganó el premio Cafè Món por el libro de relatos Artefactos (Sloper,...

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Saturday, March 2 @ 9:00 am
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Museum, 30290 Josie Billie Hwy, PMB 1003, Clewiston, FL, 33440,

Big Read Field Trip to the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Museum

Join us for an educational and immersive trip to the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Museum in Clewiston, FL. There will be a guided tour of the museum including a 20-minute film and free time to explore the boardwalk which takes you through a natural cypress dome. The bus will leave from the front of The Freedom Tower at 600 Biscayne Blvd.  promptly at 9 a.m. and leave Clewiston to return at 4 p.m.. The cost is $20, payable in advance when you reserve your spot on the bus; $10 for students. Bring your...

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Saturday, March 16 @ 10:00 am
Miami Dade College's Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL, 33135,

Taller: “El cuento: el Frankenstein despierto” con Carlos Pintado

Taller de 8 semanas, los sábados de 10:00 am. a 12:00 pm. Del 16 de marzo al 4 de mayo Objetivo: Al final de las ocho semanas del taller, los participantes habrán escrito, al menos, un cuento que habrá sido analizado y debatido por el instructor y los demás integrantes del grupo. Sobre del taller: Durante los encuentros semanales que tendrán lugar en el marco del taller, los participantes serán guiados por el instructor para conocer y poner en práctica diferentes técnicas narrativas,...

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Wednesday, May 8 @ 9:30 am
Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132,

Craft & Voice: Poetry Workshop with Ilya Kaminsky

4-Day Workshop Wednesday – Saturday, May 8 – 11 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In this class, we will talk about poems from around the world and also discuss your own work. Everyone will receive a line-by-line reading of their poetry. The details, images and sounds, the aspects of line, line-break, metaphor, and other tools of our craft will be discussed in depth. The focus here is on you: how can your work grow, develop, what tools of poetic craft might best fit your voice? The students...

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