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November 2019

Wednesday, November 13 @ 12:00 pm
The Learning SPOT at MDC Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Room 2301, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Miami Book Fair 2019 Preview for Miami Dade College Students and Staff

Exclusive Miami Book Fair Preview for Miami Dade College Students and Staff Are you a student or staff of Miami Dade College? Come get the inside scoop from Miami Book Fair staff before hundreds of authors and thousands of readers converge for the nation’s premier literary festival this November 17-24. Join us for tips, food and a preview of what we have in store for you this year. Get your questions ready. Download the full 2019 MBF Guide (PDF) and the Weekend Author Grids (PDF) for a complete list of authors,…

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

CANCELLED – An Evening With Joy-Ann Reid

Due to illness, Joy-Ann Reid has had to cancel her appearance at the Miami Book Fair. If you have previously purchased a ticket to this event, Miami Book Fair will refund any charges you incurred. If you need further assistance, please contact Miami Book Fair at 305.237.3258. 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.…

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 @ 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, in Conversation with Catalina Escobar

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
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
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
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
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
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. Moderated by Marva Hinton. 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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Encantos Media

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 act as journalists, posing questions to the nominees for the 2019 National Book Award in Young People’s Literature. Since 1998, the Teen Press Conference has taken place at various literary landmarks in New York, including the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Scholastic Auditorium, Brooklyn Borough Hall, and now for the sixth year, at the Miami Book Fair! Hosted by George O’Connor. Featured Authors: • Kadir Nelson,…

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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Stilt Walkers

Friday, November 22 @ 10:00 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Street Fair Opens Today!

More than 200 national and international exhibitors are on hand, selling books and more! More than 9,000 schoolchildren visit the Fair for Generation Genius school-group events and to take part in Children’s Alley. Sponsored by  …

Friday, November 22 @ 10:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Teen Poetry Showcase

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue Teen Poetry Showcase featuring the powerful voices of Miami’s best budding new poets AK Kirkland, Kayra Serpenguzel, Christopher Badillo, Nasir Sims, and Lamaria Washington from Dranoff’s Piano Slam and writers from MBF’s Speak Up: Teen Poetry and Performance Program Alexandra Ceballos, Mitch Poole, Jessica Elkins, Jose Arriaza, Maria Arango, Melly Lopez, and Nathaniel Gordon.…

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

The Busk Stop

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. Enjoy a showcase of PATH’s OURstory, a series of creative, site-based art-making experiences that explore the intersection of identity and community through the lens of a city in transition. Located at the bus stop on NE 1st Avenue (the back of Children’s Alley).…

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The Busk Stop

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

Where’s Waldo?: A Scavenger Hunt at Miami Book Fair!

Join the festival-wide search for the world’s most famous missing person. For the chance to win a deluxe Where’s Waldo? prize pack, pick up a Where’s Waldo? postcard at the Children’s Alley info booth.  Use the postcard to record details about where you spot him. Once you’ve located Waldo in all three of his hiding places, write your name, address, and email on the postcard and submit it at the Children’s Alley info booth. Good luck and good hunting!…

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