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November 2018

Sunday, November 18 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids

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 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! Presented in partnership with Miami Dade College’s Medical Campus and sponsored by Holtz Children’s Hospital.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 10:00 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 as we take a literary journey around the word! Explore different cultures through story time. Put what you’ve learned to work and create a map of the Caribbean, design a Japanese kimono, paint a Mexican Sugar Skull mask and more! Featured books: I Live in Tokyo, Off We Go to Mexico, Mama Panya’s Pancakes, A Caribbean Journey from A to Y, Galapagos George, This Is Venice, Canada All Year, D is for Down Under,

Sunday, November 18 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventure

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Explore the ocean with Royal Caribbean’s Art of Puppetry. Design and create your own octopus puppet, learn how to bring the eight-legged creatures to life, and show off your new skills at the Puppet Stage. If the sea or stage is calling your name, learn how to play a pirate extraordinaire in Pirates Ahoy! Dress up, make a signature eye patch, and learn to talk like a pirate. Immerse yourself in a world of color and art styles by creating personalized Fish Kites.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: The Paintbox

Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley Creative Fun for Kids! Read, Imagine, And Create! The Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College invites all young readers to a journey of curiosity and discovery and to create unique pieces of art inspired by seven delightful children’s books. Children will explore their creativity with interactive projects specially designed to enhance their imagination while drawing, painting and sculpting. Featured Books: Discovery and What Does Peace Feel Like by Vladimir Radunsky,…

Sunday, November 18 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: The Rhythm Factory

Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley Sing-along, move and groove! Learn about different musical instruments from around the world. Grab your 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, Fun with the Jaws Harp,

Sunday, November 18 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: Tinker, Make, Innovate!

Lower Plaza of Children’s Alley Shape the worlds around you with cutting-edge tech tools and maker-centered learning activities. Learn to solder an LED light to create your own laser-etched illuminated bookmark with Moonlighter Makerspace. 01 will teach you how to use virtual reality and 3D modeling techniques to explore digital worlds. Featured Books: What do you do with an idea? by Koby Yamada and Mae Bosom, Virtual Reality by HP Nyquist, Computational Fairytales by Jeremy Kubika Presented in partnership with Maker Faire Miami.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: Tot Time Play and Learn

Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley Join Arts for Learning Miami (A4L) for visual and performing arts activities where little ones become a part of their favorite stories! Live readings of vivid tales are paired with hands-on activities designed to jump-start the creative process while engaging young minds in the magic of storytelling. Play instruments, explore the world through shapes and colors, roar like a lion, slither like a snake, teach a giraffe to dance, and even create your own book! Featured Books: Mary Had a Little Glam;…

Sunday, November 18 @ 10:00 am
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

Geek Girl Brunch: Book Fair Edition

Miami Book Fair and the Geek Girl Brunch Miami chapter team up for a Sunday brunch like no other. Grab a mimosa, your best superhero outfit, and get geeky over books and bacon with a visiting comics author. This exclusive event is for the coolest geeks out there and you can be one too! For more information on Miami’s Geek Girl Brunch, email geekgirlbrunchmiami@gmail.com or follow them on twitter at@GGB_MIA. We are no longer taking reservations for this event. Questions?

Sunday, November 18 @ 10:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Readings from New Fiction

A trained helper monkey is bought in to assist a successful architect paralyzed in a car accident and haunted by the death of his young assistant in Katharine Weber’s Still Life With Monkey: A Novel. Deborah Eisenberg’s stories gently compel us to confront the most disturbing truths about ourselves in Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 10:00 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Street Fair Today

More than 200 national and international exhibitors are on hand – plus music, food, and more. See below for hundreds of author presentations, and discussions about everything, from poetry to prize-winning prose. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 18 @ 10:30 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Anthologies that Rock and Resist

The BreakBeat Poets: Black Girl Magic edited by Mahogany L. Browne, focuses on some of the most exciting Black women writing today, breaking up the myth of hip-hop as a boys’ club and asserting the truth that the cypher is a feminine form. In Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence compiled by Brian Clements, poems focusing on the crisis of gun violence in America are followed by a response from activists, politicians, and survivors.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 10:30 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Our Constitution and the Law

The Case Against Impeaching Trump seeks to reorient the debate over impeachment to the same standard that Alan Dershowitz has continued to uphold for decades: the law of the United States of America, as established by the Constitution. David A. Kaplan’s The Most Dangerous Branch: Inside the Supreme Court’s Assault on the Constitution takes us inside the secret world of the Supreme Court. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 29, 2018 at 10 A.M. Click here to purchase tickets! Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Jason Reynolds

In the thrilling finale to the bestselling Track series, Lu may have been born to be a track star, but he has to get over some major hurdles—literal and not-so-literal—to lead his team to victory. We are proud to launch the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign right here in Miami with 2018 Indies First spokesperson Jason Reynolds! In partnership with the American Booksellers Association and Simon & Schuster.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Breaking Barriers: Baseball

In My Baseball Journey, Felipe Alou and journalist Peter Kerasotis recount Alou’s journey from a tiny shack in the Dominican Republic to becoming the first Dominican to play and manage in major league baseball.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Guided Meditation with The Sacred Space

Start your Sunday off chill! Sponsored by

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Home and Decor

Martin Amado’s One-Day Room Makeovers: How to Get the Designer Look for Less with Three Easy Steps is the ultimate guide to creating a gorgeous home that reflects your best, most beautiful self.…

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Home and Decor

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:00 am
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On Judaism Today

Tal Keinan’s God Is in the Crowd: Twenty-First Century Judaism is a bold proposal for discovering relevance in Judaism and ensuring its survival, from a pioneering social activist, business leader, and fighter pilot in the Israeli Air Force.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

On Our Democracy: Readings

Ben Fountain’s Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution is a sweeping work of reportage set over the course of 2016, that recounts a surreal year of politics. James Miller’s Can Democracy Work?: A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World is a  new history of the world’s most embattled idea. Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society by Thomas Frank is a scathing collection of his incisive commentary on our cruel times—perfect for this political moment.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Princess Diaries

Meg Cabot’s Royal Crown: From the Notebooks of a Middle-School Princess is a new spinoff of the popular Princess Diaries YA book series.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Rainbow Circus

In and around Children’s Alley Not your abuela’s circus! Join Rainbow Circus’ diverse and talented troupe of aerialists, jugglers, dancers, singers, and contortionists in performances inspired by The Greatest Showman. You may just want to run away with the circus after seeing these talented performers who have travelled around the world with Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Brothers, and others.…

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Rainbow Circus

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Readings from New Novels

From the National Book Award finalist Elliot Ackerman, comes Waiting for Eden, a breathtakingly spare and shattering new novel that traces the intersection of three star-crossed lives. In Gone So Long: A Novel, by Andre Dubus III, a father, estranged for the worst of reasons, is driven to seek out the daughter he has not seen in decades. Leif Enger’s novel Virgil Wander is an enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:00 am
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Readings from Three Memoirs

Glynnis MacNicol embarks on a revealing journey of self-discovery that continually contradicts everything she’d been led to expect about her fortieth year in the memoir No One Tells You This: A Memoir. Tessa Fontaine‘s astonishing memoir of pushing past fear, The Electric Woman, follows the author on a life-affirming journey of loss and self-discovery through her time on the road with the last traveling American sideshow and her relationship with an adventurous, spirited mother. When We Were Ghouls follows Amy Wallen’s recollections of her family who,…

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:00 am
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Real Florida

Les Standiford and his book Center of Dreams to the following pairing: Jim Ross, In Season: Stories of Discovery, Loss, Home, and Places in Between; Julie Hauserman, Drawn to the Deep: The Remarkable Underwater Explorations of Wes Skiles; and Jose Manuel Garcia, Voices from Mariel: Oral Histories of the 1980 Cuban Boatlift. Sponsored by

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Real Florida

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:00 am
Room 7106 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Slavery in the U.S.: Three Histories

Blain Roberts’s and Ethan J. Kytle’s Denmark Vesey’s Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy is a deeply researched book that uncovers competing histories of how slavery is remembered in Charleston, South Carolina—the heart of Dixie. Tera W. Hunter’s Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century is the first comprehensive history of African American marriage in the nineteenth century.  Jim Jordan’s The Slave-Trader’s Letter-Book: Charles Lamar, the Wanderer,

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Sunday Funnies

Bob Eckstein on The Illustrated History of the Snowman and The World’s Greatest Bookstores: 100 Postcards, and Bob Mankoff, The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons: A Semi-serious A-to-Z Archive.

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Sunday Funnies

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The PATH to Hip Hop Enlightenment

Lower plaza of Children’s Alley Join PATH (Preserving, Archiving & Teaching Hip Hop, Inc.) for a participatory experience centered around the five main creative elements of Hip Hop – Bboy/Bgirl Dance, DJ, Graffiti Art, MC/Rap, and Knowledge. At the end of the journey, test that knowledge and graduate as a “Hip Hop Scholar in Training.” Enjoy a showcase featuring live performances by local artists, including PATH emerging artists & alumni. Bboy/Bgirl or Breakdancing Stop: Join Hip Hop dancers to learn hot Hip Hop moves,…

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Theatre Roving Performances

Look out—look up is more like it—for the ever-fabulous STILT WALKERS. They really stand out in a crowd! CIRKO TEATRO presents the hilarious local favorite El show de Enriqueta y Agapito, a puppet-theatre experience in Spanish that focuses on environmental awareness and kindness toward animals. This participatory experience will engage children to meet a host of four-legged creatures, jugglers, and clowns, and to be part of an adventure that teaches them about compassion, respect, and love for one another.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

True Crime: Readings

Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found is the gripping true story of a small town with a big secret by Gilbert King. The Corporation: An Epic Story of the Cuban American Underworld by T.J. English is an epic story of gangsters, drugs, violence, sex, and murder rooted in the streets. When a stolen car is recovered on the Gulf Coast of Florida, it sets off a search for a missing woman in Cutter Wood’s Love and Death in the Sunshine State: The Story of a Crime.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:30 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

American Presidents: A History

Michael Beschloss’s Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at a procession of American leaders as they took the nation into conflict and mobilized their country for victory. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 29, 2018 at 10 A.M. Click here to purchase tickets! Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation. Seating with a ticket is on a “first come, first served” basis. Seats will only be held up to ten (10) minutes before the start of the session.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:30 am
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Haitian Identities and Caribbean Aesthetics/ Idantite Ayisyen Ak Estetik Karibeyen

In English with simultaneous interpretation into Haitian Creole This panel of four Haitian women writers will address the impact of their Haitian and Haitian-American identity(ies) on their writing and the ways they navigate (hyper)visibility and erasure to honor Caribbean aesthetics. Join Marilène Phipps, author of Unseen Worlds, Katia D. Ulysse, author of Mouths Don’t Speak, and Fabienne Josaphat, author of Dancing in the Baron’s Shadow, as they discuss the ways in which their writings respond to cultural presumptions about Haitian identity.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:30 am
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Susie Jaramillo

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Start your morning singing along to your favorite nursery rhymes in both English and Spanish with Canticos, now a Nickelodeon Jr. animated series!…

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:45 am
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Tras las huellas literarias de la generación del Mariel

La editorial Hypermedia lanza en la trigésimo quinta Feria del Libro de Miami su nueva Colección Mariel, que incluye títulos significativos de los autores llegados a Estados Unidos a través del puente Mariel-Miami y que dieron un giro a la literatura escrita por cubanos en este país. Esta mesa cuenta con la presencia de José Abreu Felippe, poeta, narrador, dramaturgo y crítico literario y de teatro, quien nos trae Dile adiós a la virgen, novela que narra el drama de un hombre que quiere abandonar Cuba y al que le han robado su pasaporte. …

Sunday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Champion for Children: A Conversation with Dave Lawrence

A Dedicated Life: Journalism, Justice and a Chance for Every Child is a memoir from a lifelong champion of children, David Lawrence, Jr., who became a leading national advocate for children and was instrumental in founding the Children’s Movement of Florida. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Classic Myths & Legends Reinvented

In Ryan Calejo’s Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows, a battle rages between secret societies of mythological beings sworn to protect (or destroy!) mankind. Comics sensation Jaime Hernandez transforms beloved myths into stunning comics in The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America. George O’Connor brings to life everyone’s favorite mischief-making god and winged emissary from Mount Olympus in Hermes: Tales of the Trickster.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

FanTastic! Fan Fiction Readings

FanTastic! Hoist your geek flag high at this reading of Miami’s best fanfiction. You might just bump into a fellow Jedi from Dagobah. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Centre Gallery (Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 1365)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Latin American Histories

Mary Jo McConahay’s The Tango War: The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds and Riches of Latin America During World War II tells the gripping and little-known story of the fight for the allegiance of Latin America during World War II. Lisandro Perez’s Sugar, Cigars, and Revolution tells the dramatic story of the origins of the Cuban community in nineteenth-century New York.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Living Your Best Life

John Leland’s Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old is an extraordinary look at what it means to grow old and a heartening guide to well-being. The End of Old Age: Living a Longer, More Purposeful Life, Dr. Marc Agronin, the acclaimed author of How We Age, presents a hopeful and practical model of aging, as well as a guide to understanding how we can all make the journey better.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On Architecture

Spirit of Place, the first published monograph of the work of Chad Oppenheim and his studio, takes the reader to a world where boundaries are blurred between nature and architecture, heightening our awareness of the beauty that surrounds us. In conversation with Cathy Leff.…

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On Architecture

Sunday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Other Worlds: Readings from New Speculative Fiction

Rena Rossner‘s debut fantasy, The Sisters of the Winter Wood invites you to enter a world filled with magic, folklore, and the dangers of the woods. Sam Miller’s sci-fi novel Blackfish City is a remarkably urgent tale of political corruption, organized crime, technology run amok, the consequences of climate change, gender identity, and the unifying power of human connection.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Alex Beard

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Can warthogs fly? Do tigers eat broccoli? The Lying King is a contemporary parable in which whimsical animals come to life to illuminate real world truths for children of all ages.…

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