A book conversation via Zoom on The Orchid Thief, with Javier Barrios live from Mexico City

Apr 21, 2021 at 06:30 pm (Wed)

Lively book conversation on The Orchid Thief, a classic Florida must-read by Susan Orlean. Javier Barrios will join us live from Mexico City as we discuss his current exhibition Cloning the Ghost and its close relationship to the book and subsequent film Adaptation. RSVP Required Join us for a lively book conversation on The Orchid Thief, a classic Florida must-read by Susan Orlean! … +


Poetry as a Communication Tool at Bailey Contemporary Arts

Mar 14, 2020, 11 AM

 Exploring the art of poetry and learning how to use it to help aid in the art of communication. This workshop will focus on writing a poem that states exactly what you want to say, with beautiful but simple language that encourages dialogue, comprehension and the varies types of communication.communication.


Ada Calhoun presents Why We Can’t Sleep at Books & Books

Jan 31, 2020, 8 PM

From award-winning journalist and best-selling memoirist Ada Calhoun, comes Why We Can’t Sleep, a generation-defining exploration of the new midlife crisis facing Gen X women and the unique. Why We Can’t Sleep began as Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis and felt she had no right to complain. She was married with children and a good career. So why did … +


ArtLit 2020 at Pompano Beach

Jan 11, 2020, 7 PM

Broward County Library and the City of Pompano Beach present ArtLit 2020. This unique, free community event for all ages  is a community celebration of art and literature with a playful explosion of live chalk art, canvas art, music, virtual reality demonstrations, interactive experiences, food trucks, and fun for all ages. Free live art creation and entertainment will be offered


Gema the Curious Butterfly at the Museum of Discovery and Science

Oct 5, 2019

Fly into MODS for a special reading, book-signing and hands-on activities related to “Gema, the Curious Butterfly” with artist and children’s book author Gabriela Esquivel. Attendees will play and sing Gema’s song, decorate ready-made masquerade masks and paint butterfly wings. Gema, the Curious Butterfly is a story about friendship, freedom and love. Her grandmother gifted her a book that will guide her … +


An evening with author Jeanette Winterson at Books&Books

Fri Oct 18, 2019

What will happen when homo sapiens is no longer the smartest being on the planet? Jeanette Winterson shows us how much closer we are to that future than we realise. Funny and furious, bold and clear-sighted, Frankissstein is a love story about life itself. Jeanette Winterson CBE was born in Manchester, England. After graduating from Oxford University she published her first novel at … +


Hip-Hop Star Rick Ross presents his book “Hurricanes” at MDC Wolfson Campus

Mon Sep 9, 2019

The highly-anticipated memoir from hip-hop icon Rick Ross chronicles his coming of age amid Miami’s crack epidemic, his star-studded controversies, and his unstoppable rise to fame. Making an exclusive appearance in the city that shaped him, Rick Ross will be in conversation with a soon-to-be-announced moderator. The event is held in partnership with the Miami Book Fair and The New Tropic. Rick Ross … +


Adult Novel-Writing Class with Dana De Greff at Books&Books

Sun Sep 1, 2019 - Sun Sep 15, 2019

Everyone loves the idea of writing a novel…until they start it and realize they don’t know what they’re doing! “The Shape of a Novel” breaks down what you need to write a novel and how to outline your book before you start it so that when you’re stuck you have a blueprint to return to. Workshops will include brief lectures on how … +


32nd Annual Conference on Children’s Literature at Broward County Library

Fri Sep 27, 2019

The 32nd Annual Conference on Children’s Literature: Nurturing Our Sense of Community is happening. This free, daylong professional development opportunity is open to anyone interested in literacy for youth. The training and exposure offered is of particular interest to local authors, community partners, teachers, including early childhood educators, literacy coaches, library media specialists, public librarians, caregivers and parents.  The 2019 special guests are Oge Mora, Angela Dominguez, and … +


An Evening with Colson Whitehead at Knight Concert Hall

Jul 26, 2019, 8 PM | Knight Concert Hall

Jul 26, 2019, 8 PM Colson Whitehead, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning Oprah’s Book Club selection The Underground Railroad, will be in Miami for an exclusive appearance to celebrate the highly-anticipated follow-up, THE NICKEL BOYS: A Novel. A devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of … +


Meet musician, producer and actor Wyclef Jean launching his memoir, Purpose: An Immigrant's Story

Miami Dade College Chapman Conference CenterSeptember 28, 2012. 7:30 p.m. The son of a pastor and grandson of a Voudu priest, Wyclef Jean was born and raised in the slums of Haiti, until his family moved to New York when he was nine. As immigrants they struggled in Brooklyn then eventually moved to Newark, where his father converted a burnt down funeral … +


Atelier 1022 presents LITERĂ

Nov 12, 2011. Atelier 1022 Studio and Fine Art Gallery in the Wynwood Art District announces the one-night-only special book launch event “LITERĂ” on November 12, 2011, an evening dedicated to Miami’s up-and-coming independent and first-time authors, with a program of readings, book signings, and art instillations inspired by the written word.


Tigertail is launching its VII Poetry Annual

Oct 15th, 2009. Tigertail Productions is launching Tigertail, A South Florida Poetry Annual, Three by Three on October 15th at Books and Books in Coral Gables. This 7th edition is comprised of three individual poetry chapbooks by Hugo Rodriguez, Yahya Frederickson, and Jill M. Allen, edited and introduced by Denise Duhamel, Michael Hettich and Campbell McGrath, respectively.


27th Annual Key West Literary Seminar

January 2009.  Since its birth in 1983, the Key West Literary Seminar has been dedicated to the celebration of the written word and the support of American writers. Each January the Seminar explores a different literary theme through lectures, panel presentations, readings, informal gatherings, and discussions. For this year's theme, Historical Fiction and The Search for Truth, a star-studded roster of novelists … +