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October 2019

Wednesday, October 23 @ 4:30 pm
The Motivational Edge
1550 NW 36th St, Miami, FL 33142 United States

Read to Learn Books for Free 1,000,000th Book Celebration

Since 2013 Read to Learn Books for Free has distributed 1,000,000 books to 65 bookshelves around Miami-Dade County. To celebrate, we will be hosting an event at one of our bookshelf locations, The Motivational Edge, on Wednesday, October 23, 4:30 – 6 p.m. Free books will be given out, performances will be put on by the students at The Motivational Edge, and light refreshments will be provided.…

Thursday, October 24 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

CuentoManía 2019, u​n talent show literario. Tercera lectura en vivo.

¡Participa en la votación durante las lecturas en vivo! De los relatos recibidos se han elegido 15 semifinalistas, quienes leerán su obra frente al jurado en la librería Books & Books de Coral Gables. Las lecturas en vivo se dividirán en tres sesiones: cinco semifinalistas en agosto, cinco semifinalistas en septiembre y cinco semifinalistas en octubre. Cada una de estas noches dará como resultado a un finalista. Los tres finalistas leerán nuevamente su relato en la Feria del Libro de Miami,…

November 2019

Saturday, November 2 @ 6:00 pm
LNS Gallery 2610 SW 28 Lane, Miami, FL

The Artful Book, 2019

Opening Reception: An exhibition of artist-made books by South Floridians in celebration of the Miami Book Fair, and of South Florida as a literary and cultural center.…

Monday, November 4 @ 7:30 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Ta-Nehisi Coates

Co-presented by Books & Books Tickets available now! In only a decade’s time, National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates has produced some of our country’s most seminal pieces of non-fiction writing. Whether in personal narratives like Between the World and Me or reportage like The Case for Reparations, his luminous prose and gift for examining our most urgent struggles through a historical and cultural lens has transformed our notions of what non-fiction can do.…

Wednesday, November 13 @ 7:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Amicus Live @ Miami Book Fair!

Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate and the host of the podcast Amicus. She writes Supreme Court Dispatches and has covered the Microsoft trial and other legal issues for Slate. Before joining Slate as a freelancer in 1999, she worked for a family law firm in Reno, Nevada. Her work has appeared in the New Republic, Elle, the Ottawa Citizen, and the Washington Post. She is co-author of Me v. Everybody: Absurd Contracts for an Absurd World,…

Sunday, November 17 @ 4:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening with Samantha Power

Samantha Power is the Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Practice in Human Rights at Harvard Law School. She served in the Cabinet of President Barack Obama and as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2013-2017). From 2009 to 2013, Power worked on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights. Power began her career as a journalist reporting from countries including Bosnia,…

Sunday, November 17 @ 4:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Una tarde con Gioconda Belli

Levantamos el telón del Programa de Autores Iberoamericanos con la presentación de la poeta y narradora nicaragüense Gioconda Belli, autora de obras galardonadas tales como La mujer habitada, El infinito en la palma de la mano y El país de las mujeres. Belli nos ofrece su más reciente novela Las fiebres de la memoria (Planeta), un relato de amor, misterio y aventura donde se demuestra que nunca es tarde para reinventarse,…

Sunday, November 17 @ 5:00 pm
Atrium of Building 2, Outside the Exile Lounge
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132

Miami Book Fair Opens with One Swingin’ Paella Party!

If you haven’t tried traditional Paella Valenciana, here’s your chance, courtesy of The Paella King. Special thanks to Biscayne Bay Brewing for the cold beverages! Special performance by French Horn Collective led by Parisian musician (multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer, and songwriter) Vincent Raffard, French Horn Collective is a shape-shifting ensemble featuring a high energy mix of gypsy jazz, traditional jazz, blues, and modern French music. Call it what you will, swing is always hip.…

Sunday, November 17 @ 7:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Joy-Ann Reid

Joy-Ann Reid is the host of AM Joy –a twice-weekly political talk show that airs weekend mornings on MSNBC. She is also a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC and writes a weekly column for The Daily Beast. Reid is the author or editor of two previous books: Fracture, Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide, and We Are the Change We Seek: the Speeches of Barack Obama.…

Monday, November 18 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Bari Weiss

  Bari Weiss is a staff editor and writer for the New York Times. She writes about culture and politics. Bari was an op-ed and book review editor at the Wall Street Journal before joining the Times in 2017. She is a native of Pittsburgh and graduated from Columbia University.  On October 27, 2018, eleven Jews were gunned down as they prayed at their synagogue in Pittsburgh. It was the deadliest attack on Jews in American history.…

Monday, November 18 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Eve Ensler in Conversation With Aja Monet

Eve Ensler is a Tony Award-winning playwright, author, performer, and activist. Her international phenomenon, The Vagina Monologues, has been published in 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries. She is the founder of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, and One Billion Rising, the largest global mass action to end gender-based violence in over 200 countries. Like millions of women, Eve Ensler has been waiting much of her lifetime for an apology.…

Tuesday, November 19 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With George F. Will

The man The Wall Street Journal once called “perhaps the most powerful journalist in America” began his column with the Washington Post in 1974, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1977. To date, George F. Will has written fourteen books, including One Man’s America; Men at Work; and Statecraft as Soulcraft.  He writes a twice-weekly syndicated column on politics and domestic and foreign affairs for the Washington Post.…

Tuesday, November 19 @ 7:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Mona Eltahawy Presents The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls

Join feminist activist Mona Eltahawy in conversation with Tiffany Madera, Founder of Hanan Arts, as they discuss Eltahawy’s The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls, described as an international mandate for how girls and women can defy, disobey, and disrupt patriarchy everywhere.  Later in the week, Eltahawy will join Madera in Havana, Cuba amongst hundreds of Cuban women, feminist thinkers, scholars, artists, and dancers from the international community at the Havana Habibi Festival. Powered by the Knight Foundation Knight Arts Challenge,…

Tuesday, November 19 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation With John Waters

John Waters is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, author, journalist, visual artist, and art collector. He is also the author of the best-selling books Role Models (2010) and Carsick (2014). His spoken word shows This Filthy World and A John Waters Christmas continue to be performed around the world. He rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films, especially Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble,…

Wednesday, November 20 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Mo Rocca

Mo Rocca is a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, host of The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, and host and creator of the Cooking Channel’s My Grandmother’s Ravioli, in which he learns to cook from grandmothers and grandfathers across the country. He’s a frequent panelist on NPR’s hit weekly quiz show Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!,  spent four seasons as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,…

Wednesday, November 20 @ 7:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Pat Mitchell Presents Becoming a Dangerous Woman

Raised in a small town in Georgia with no money or connections, Pat Mitchell went on to become a consummate media game-changer. She was the first woman president of PBS, CNN Productions, and The Paley Center for Media, as well as an award-winning producer of documentaries and TV series. She is the cofounder and curator of TEDWomen and the Connected Women Leaders Initiative, chair of Sundance Institute and Co-Chair of The Women’s Media Center, trustee of the Skoll Foundation, and advisor to Participant Media.…

Wednesday, November 20 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry, musician, actor, and activist, is best known as the singer and front person of the punk/New Wave/pop band Blondie. After the group broke up in the early ‘80s, Harry embarked on a successful solo career, recording five solo albums. Meanwhile, Harry developed an acting career during which she amassed 30 film roles and several television appearances. In her memoir, Face It (Dey Street Books), she blends first-person essays, interviews conducted by journalist Sylvie Simmons, never-before-seen photographs, illustrations,…

Thursday, November 21 @ 7:00 pm
The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 United States

Drink and Draw: Exquisite Corpse Murder Mystery Edition!

Break out your magnifying glass and play out your gumshoe dreams in this whodunnit edition of our illustrated classic: Drink and Draw. Audience teams will play mini-games to figure out clues, as comics creators and illustrators solve a murder mystery story, exquisite corpse-style. Come for the cold case stay for the chilled mystery-themed drinks. Sponsored by      …

Thursday, November 21 @ 7:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Identidad y postnacionalismo en la cultura cubana: lo nuevo de Aduana Vieja

La editorial española Aduana Vieja, fundada en 2003, se especializa en una línea de estudios culturales y de literatura cubana de la diáspora y el exilio. La catedrática e investigadora española Laura Alonso Gallo dirige la Colección de Estudios Culturales de la editorial y presenta Reading Cuba. Identidad y postnacionalismo. Alfredo Pong es arquitecto y humorista gráfico. Ha dedicado gran parte de su vida a estudiar y documentar la presencia de los cantoneses en la capital de Cuba,…

Thursday, November 21 @ 7:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Mitchell Wolfson Presents Wolfsonian-FIU Founder’s Choice

MITCHELL “MICKY” WOLFSON, JR. established The Wolfsonian Foundation, a research center and museum in Miami Beach, in 1986. He is an avid collector of modern art and design. In 1997, he donated his collection, estimated at 80,000 objects, and the state-of-the-art museum to Florida International University. It was the basis for the Wolfsonian Museum-FIU, a research center and museum. In Wolfsonian-FIU: Founder’s Choice (Editions Scala), Wolfson offers a personal take on the museum’s rich and varied collection of cultural artifacts, and a glimpse into the art of collecting.…

Thursday, November 21 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Richard Russo

Richard Russo is the author of eight novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Empire Falls, two collections of stories, a collection of essays, and a memoir. Chances Are … (Penguin Random House), his first stand-alone novel in 10 years, is an absorbing saga in which the bonds of friendship prove as constricting, and rewarding, as those of family or any other community. One beautiful September day, three men, friends ever since meeting in college circa the sixties,…

Thursday, November 21 @ 8:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Ensayos para entender los tiempos que vivimos

La ensayista y periodista venezolana Carol Prunhuber presenta su libro Sangre y asfalto: 135 días en las calles de Venezuela (Kalathos), una crónica de los sucesos acaecidos entre abril y agosto de 2017, cuando en Venezuela estallaron múltiples protestas contra el régimen actual. Luciano Galup es un investigador, periodista, docente y especialista en medios sociales nacido en Argentina. Llega a la feria con Big Data & política (Penguin Random House), un libro que analiza el cada vez más importante papel que desempeñan,…

Friday, November 22 @ 9:00 am
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventures

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Explore the ocean with Royal Caribbean! Join us for undersea adventures and other nautical fun! Little ones can play, too, with hands-on, ocean-themed activities. Activities all weekend long in Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventures are sponsored by…

Friday, November 22 @ 9:00 am
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: The Paintbox: Home is Where the Heart Is

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Read, imagine, and create! The Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College invites young readers to create unique pieces of art inspired by five delightfully poignant children’s books. Through activity prompts designed to spark their imagination, children will thoughtfully engage with award-winning stories that explore important concepts such as home, empathy, and belonging.  Featured Books: La Frontera; Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey; Dreamers, A Different Pond; …

Friday, November 22 @ 9:00 am
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Fun Room: Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids & UHealth Jackson Teddy Bear Care

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Want to get healthy and stay that way? You’ve come to the right place! Learn how to get rid of germs, especially on your teeth! You’ll want to show off those pearly whites after dental hygienists and their puppets teach you the right way to brush. Learn about good nutrition so you can grow healthy and strong! Step into the world of expert care at this year’s Children’s Alley and become part of UHealth Jackson Teddy Bear Care,…

Friday, November 22 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Fun Room: One World, Many Stories

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Bring your imaginary passports and join us on a literary journey as we read stories about different people who had an impact in history, music, and art. Learn about Betty Mae Jumper, James John Audubon, Harriet Tubman and many more. Featured books: I am Jazz; She Persisted; The Boy Who Drew Birds; Tito Puente, Mambo King; She Sang Promise, Amelia Earhart.  Presented in partnership with HistoryMiami.

Friday, November 22 @ 9:00 am
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Fun Room: The Rhythm Factory

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Sing-a-long, move, and groove! Learn about different musical instruments from around the world. Grab your imaginary passport and go on a musical journey that will take you from Brazil to Africa, and as far away as Australia! Featured books: I Love My Baby Berimbau: An Introduction to the Berimbau in Capoeira; Dundun: The Talking Drum of the Yoruba People of South-West Nigeria; The Soul of Mbira: Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe;…

Friday, November 22 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Fun Room: Tinker, Make, Innovate!

Lower plaza of Children’s Alley The Tinker, Make, Innovate! programming encourages youth to shape the worlds around them with cutting-edge tech tools and maker-centered learning activities. Moonlighter Makerspace will teach kids how to expose light-sensitive paper through different designs based on the characters and themes of the book What is Light, while Learn 01 will teach them how to use virtual reality and 3D modeling techniques to explore digital worlds. MDC’s Maker Lab will generate 3D printed hypno-rings from the Captain Underpants series.…

Friday, November 22 @ 9:00 am
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Fun Room: Tot Time Play and Learn

Sing, dance, learn yoga poses and paint with us and your favorite storybook characters! Arts for Learning (A4L)’s incredible Teaching Artists are ready to take little ones on wild adventures through stories set in jungles, forests, and busy city streets, sparking creative learning and bringing the art of storytelling to life. Featured Books: Abiyoyo; Giraffes Can’t Dance; Interrupting Chicken; Life Doesn’t Frighten Me; Oh No! Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World; Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes;

Friday, November 22 @ 9:30 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. But it’s hard to get your come up when you’re labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. On the Come Up is an ode to hip hop from one of the most influential literary voices of a generation. Sponsored by  …

Friday, November 22 @ 10:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Maureen Johnson

After Ellingham Academy opened, the founder’s wife and daughter were kidnapped, with the only clue a cryptic note signed “Truly, Devious.” Years later, freshman Stevie Bell plans to solve this cold case — after she gets a grip on her demanding new school life.   …

Friday, November 22 @ 10:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Andrea Beaty

When her Abuelo gets hurt, Sofia asks City Hall to turn the dangerous Mount Trashmore into a park, only to be told she’s just a kid. Down but not out, she sets out to prove what one kid can do in the Questioneers: Sofia Valdez, Future Prez!…

Friday, November 22 @ 10:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author David Yoon

Desperate to be with his white girlfriend without his Korean parents finding out, Frank fake-dates his friend, who is in a similar bind. But now he’s left wondering whether he really knows anything about love—or himself—in Frankly in Love.…

Friday, November 22 @ 10:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Liz Braswell

In Stuffed, Clark’s mom attempts to rid the house of stuffies, which protect the house at night. Does Clark’s grandma-made sock animal, Foon, have what it takes to rid Clark’s house of all its monsters?…

Friday, November 22 @ 10:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Mónica Rodríguez

La tía Clío y la máquina de escribir cuenta las aventuras vividas por una niña cuando sale en busca de un tesoro junto a su tía Clío, una mujer intrépida y un tanto fuera de lo común. Con el apoyo de la Fundación Cuatrogatos, el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami Dade y Ediciones Ekaré.

Friday, November 22 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Encantos Media

Join Encantos Media to read and color from their various book collections: Emmy-nominated, award-winning baby brand Canticos makes learning fun with bilingual books, digital apps and sing-alongs. Learn about the many cultural wonders of the world through the Tiny Travelers Book Series and their Day of the Dead-inspired collection Skeletitos. Meet Ricky Chickie the Puppet, enjoy a reading from author Susie Jaramillo, and leave Encantos’ culturally-inspired tent with stickers,…

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Friday, November 22 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FIU Mobile STEAM Festival

The Florida International University College of Arts, Science & Education Mobile STEAM Festival will spark your curiosity in planets Earth’s greatest stories.  Join our Mobile STEAM Festival as we put the spirit of discovery in your hands with activities such as air-propelled rockets, marine-focused VR goggles, human electricity circuits and more!…

Friday, November 22 @ 10:00 am
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Illustrator Ramón París

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley La caimana, libro álbum con texto de María Eugenia Manrique e ilustraciones de Ramón París, narra la historia real de un hombre que “adopta” a un pequeño caimán en los campos de Venezuela. Cuando el animal crece, forma parte de su familia y los niños del barrio se divierten con él. Con el apoyo de la Fundación Cuatrogatos, el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami Dade y Ediciones Ekaré.  

Friday, November 22 @ 10:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

National Book Foundation Presents the Teen Press Conference

High school students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools play the role of reporters as they direct questions to nominees for the 2019 National Book Award in Young People’s Literature. Students participating as citizen journalists have been pre-selected. This session is open to those who would like to watch the event in action! Featured Authors: • Kadir Nelson, The Undefeated • Laura Ruby, Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All • Martin W. Sandler, 1919: The Year that Changed America • Hal Schrieve,…

Friday, November 22 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Stilt Walkers

Look out, or better yet, look up! The ever-fabulous stilt walkers will be making the rounds of Children’s Alley. They really stand out in a crowd! 😉…

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