Miami Book Fair - LGBTQ Programming

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Miami Book Fair - LGBTQ Programming

Nov 15 - 22, 2020


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Miami Book Fair Online starts streaming on November 15th. Join the nation’s largest and most diverse literary community featuring LGBTQ+ programming in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and YA genres on an all new virtual platform. All programming is FREE — Sign up at to be first online.



Carolina De Robertis, Cantoras, a revolutionary new novel about five wildly different women who, in the midst of the Uruguayan dictatorship, find one another as lovers, friends, and ultimately, family. A breathtaking portrait of queer love, community, forgotten history, and the strength of the human spirit. At once timeless and groundbreaking, Cantoras is a tale about the fire in all our souls and those who make it burn.

In Genevieve Hudson's Boys of Alabama a sensitive teen, newly arrived in Alabama, learns about football, falls in love, questions his faith, and navigates a strange power.

Shani Mootoo's Polar Vortex is a novel about a lesbian couple who leaves the big city for the countryside in part to leave their past behind – but then, their secrets catch up.

Based on actual historical events and set against the backdrop of political, cultural, and class turmoil, Sterling Watson's The Committee is, finally, about the need to stand firm against the encroachments upon our freedom by men who believe they are doing God's work.



Benjamin Garcia, Thrown in the Throat A stunning poetry debut, in a sex-positive incantation that retextures what it is to write a queer life amidst troubled times, Garcia writes boldly of citizenship, family, and Adam Rippon’s butt.

Out of the search for joy and intimacy poet Danez Smith created Homie a collection about friendship and those times when the phone lights up, a shout comes up to the window, and family—blood and chosen—arrives with just in time with some food and redemption.

In Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing, author Julie Marie Wade traces the intimate story of coming of age as a lesbian, only child, and Protestant attending Catholic school.

Lo Terciario/The Tertiary is a collection of poems by Raquel Salas Rivera written in response to Puerto Rico’s Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Bill, the debt crisis and unanswered questions when facing colonialism's newest horrors.

Catrachos, Roy G.Guzmán first collection of poems, is part immigration narrative, part elegy, and part queer coming-of-age story.



You Brought Me the Ocean is a graphic novel by Alex Sanchez that blends a superhero tale, the origin story of Aqualad, with a coming out story.

In All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifest, a collection of personal essays, writer and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson offers a memoir that weaves together the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys.

Kacen Callender, Felix Ever After From this Stonewall and Lambda Award–winning author comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with idntity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time.

TJ Klune's The Extraordinaries is a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves. Why not? Being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right?



Grabbed: Poets & Writers on Sexual Assault, Empowerment & Healing is a gender-inclusive anthology of poetry and prose that addresses the physical and psychological act of being "grabbed," or in any way assaulted.

In What Is the Grass: Walt Whitman in My Life poet and memoirist Mark Doty effortlessly blends biography, criticism, and memoir in his personal quest for Walt Whitman.

To find out more about Miami Book Fair 2020, visit And remember, all programming is FREE!


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