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October 2018

Monday, October 22 @ 7:30 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening with Sally Field on In Pieces

Co-presented by Books & Books Tickets available at arshtcenter.org! Tickets: $46 per ticket includes an autographed copy of In Pieces and admission for one (1) person. Tickets go on sale to the general public at noon on August 17. All tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org. With raw honesty and the fresh, pitch-perfect prose of a natural-born writer, and with all the humility and authenticity her fans have come to expect,…

Tuesday, October 23 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

¡Tómate una copa y escribe mejor!, con Gabriel Goldberg

Una tertulia literaria guiada. Embriaga a tu editor interno y exprésate con libertad. Así es como funciona: te damos un tema, escribes durante diez minutos. Si quieres, compartes con el resto de los participantes. Hacemos una pausa para socializar y para que tomes una copa (¡la primera la invita la casa!). Repetimos la dinámica. Tema: Todos somos escritores. El diario personal como torrente de inspiración literaria. Goldberg, Gabriel: Autor argentino residente en Miami. En mayo de 2015, el diario argentino Clarín publicó su relato “Hiroshima en la ribera uruguaya”,…

Thursday, October 25 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

CuentoManía 2018, 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 2018

Sunday, November 11 @ 4:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Light’s On At The Porch

The Light’s On At The Porch: The Porch opens with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games, a community coloring wall from The Wynwood Coloring Book, Silent Poetry Disco curated by the Academy of American Poets, outdoor photo exhibits Miami Book Fair Retrospective, the Miami Stories Recording Booth, and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Sunday, November 11 @ 4:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Una tarde con Laura Esquivel / An Afternoon With Laura Esquivel

In Spanish with translation into English El Programa de Autores Iberoamericanos inaugura la 35ta edición de la Feria con la presentación de la galardonada novelista, ensayista, guionista y política mexicana Laura Esquivel. A su primera novela best seller Como agua para chocolate (1989) le siguieron La ley del amor (1995), Tan veloz como el deseo (2001), Malinche (2006) y A Lupita le gustaba planchar (2014).…

Sunday, November 11 @ 5:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Tina Brown

Tina Brown is an award-winning writer and editor and founder of the Women in the World Summit. Between 1979 and 2001 she was the editor of Tatler, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker. Her 2007 biography of the Princess of Wales, The Diana Chronicles, topped the New York Times bestseller list. In 2008 she founded the award-winning news site, The Daily Beast. The Vanity Fair Diaries: Power, Wealth, Celebrity, and Dreams: My Years at the Magazine That Defined a Decade (Picador) is the story of an Englishwoman barely out of her twenties who is summoned to New York in hopes that she can save Condé Nast’s troubled new flagship Vanity Fair.

Sunday, November 11 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Exquisite Corpse

Exquisite Corpse is a perfect parlor (or Porch!) game, involving elements of unpredictability, chance, and group collaboration. Write/draw on paper, fold it, and pass it on. Your joint creation might just be exquisite! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Sunday, November 11 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Latin-Grammy® Nominated producer and DJ, Mr. Pauer

Latin-Grammy® Nominated producer and DJ, Mr. Pauer spins his unique Miami sound, “Electrópico”, a fusion of electronica and music born between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, including Salsa, Zouk, Reggae, Cumbia, Dancehall, Merengue, and Kuduro. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Sunday, November 11 @ 6:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Lo nuevo de Jaime Bayly

Jaime Bayly nació en Perú. Es escritor, periodista y una personalidad de televisión. Galardonado con tres premios Emmy, lleva 28 años haciendo televisión. Es autor de varias novelas, entre las que destacan No se lo digas a nadie (1994), La noche es virgen (1997) y El niño terrible y la escritora maldita (2016). Este año lanza su nueva obra Pecho frío (Vintage), novela de ficción satírica y sumamente humorística, en la que explora el lugar de la homosexualidad en la sociedad latinoamericana y desafía el status quo.…

Sunday, November 11 @ 7:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty is the author of six international best-selling novels, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist’s Love Story and the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Husband’s Secret and Big Little Lies. The Husband’s Secret has sold over three million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 40 languages. Big Little Lies was adapted into an award-winning series on HBO.…

Monday, November 12 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Transoceanic Video Exchange

The Miami-based Caribbean creative collective Third Horizon curates a night of Caribbean short films and music. Transoceanic Video Exchange: A selection of video art by artists practicing in the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands and their diasporas. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Monday, November 12 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Short films presented by Third Horizon

The Miami-based Caribbean creative collective Third Horizon curates a night of Caribbean short films and music. Short films presented by Miami-based Caribbean artist collective, Third Horizon! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Monday, November 12 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Special Event With Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of nine novels, including Object Lessons, One True Thing and Black and Blue. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections,…

Monday, November 12 @ 7:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Grandes figuras del béisbol cubano

Omar Claro es escritor y cronista deportivo. Su libro Felo Ramírez, el oráculo de la narración (Dreams Innovators) cierra la trilogía que retrata el ambiente deportivo cubano y recorre la vida del gran periodista que es toda una leyenda de la radio. Gilberto Dihígo es escritor, periodista, historiador y productor de radio y televisión. Es director ejecutivo de la página web Aki más negocios. Mi padre, el inmortal (Editorial Plaza) es una crónica sentimental dedicada a su famoso padre,…

Monday, November 12 @ 7:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Rum & Coke Dance Party

The Miami-based Caribbean creative collective Third Horizon curates a night of Caribbean short films and music. Rum & Coke Dance Party featuring DJ Le Spam and DJ Kumi who’ll spin vintage vinyl into a night of sweaty, sonic nostalgia. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Monday, November 12 @ 8:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Presentación de la novela Contracastro, de Rafael Alcides

La novela Contracastro (Eriginal Books) no fue publicada por Casa de las Américas ni por ninguna otra editorial cubana. Sintieron miedo por el título, dada la mirada crítica a la revolución que realiza, desde la ficción, su creador Rafael Alcides, y por lo incómoda que se fue volviendo la figura de este intelectual para las autoridades culturales de la isla. Participan: Marlene Moleón, presidenta y fundadora de Eriginal Books; Regina Coyula (videoconferencia), editora, bloguera y viuda de Rafael Alcides y Ramón Fernández Larrea,…

Monday, November 12 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Special Event With Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

One of today’s leading African writers and scholars, Kenyan-born Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s Wrestling with the Devil: A Prison Memoir (The New Press) is the unforgettable chronicle of the year this brilliant novelist and memoirist, long favored for the Nobel Prize, was thrown in a Kenyan jail without charge. There, he lives in a prison block with eighteen other political prisoners, quarantined from the general prison population. He captures not only the excruciating pain that comes from being cut off from his wife and children,…

Tuesday, November 13 @ 5:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

BLCK Bar

Join BLCK Family, a Miami based creative collective specializing in mobile performance-art shows centered around culinary, visual, performing and social arts. BLCK Bar: Part mixology, part mixer, this spirit-filled demonstration features master mixologist Clyde Thompson (The Social Club, Zest, Wynwood Diner). Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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BLCK Bar

Tuesday, November 13 @ 6:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Puppet Poetry

Join BLCK Family, a Miami based creative collective specializing in mobile performance-art shows centered around culinary, visual, performing and social arts. Puppet Poetry: Miami-based poets Arsimmer McCoy-Early and Calvin Early present a box-puppet theatre performance of their poem “I Bite My Tongue.” Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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Puppet Poetry

Tuesday, November 13 @ 7:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Al rescate de la memoria literaria

El poeta, investigador literario, antólogo y ensayista cubano Osmán Avilés presenta Serafina Núñez: la verdad amaneciendo (Unos y otros), una obra que nos acerca a la vida y obra de esta gran figura de las letras cubanas. La doctora en Filología Española y ensayista cubana Madeline Cámara y Julio Quirós, investigador e historiador puertorriqueño, presentan una edición facsímil de Persona y Democracia, obra publicada en Puerto Rico en 1958 por la ensayista y filósofa española María Zambrano,…

Tuesday, November 13 @ 7:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

BLCK Freedom Sessions presents Shenzi

Join BLCK Family, a Miami based creative collective specializing in mobile performance-art shows centered around culinary, visual, performing and social arts. BLCK Freedom Sessions presents Shenzi, a Miami-based multi-genre quintet that combines jazz roots, hip-hop grooves, and soul with a Latin flair. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Tuesday, November 13 @ 7:00 pm
MDC’s Tower Theater
1508 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Film screening: Becoming Astrid

Young Astrid Lindgren, future author of the beloved Pippi Longstocking series, is eager to break free from the confines of her religious upbringing, so she accepts an internship at a local newspaper and attracts the attention of its editor. Astrid becomes pregnant, and later secretly gives birth to a son whom she leaves in the care of a foster mother. When the foster mother falls ill, Astrid uses her imagination and flair for storytelling to reconnect with her son.…

Tuesday, November 13 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Tayari Jones

New York Times best-selling author Tayari Jones is the author of the novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, and Silver Sparrow, which was added to the NEA Big Read Library of classics in 2016.  A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, her honors include the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Currently, Jones serves on the MFA faculty at Rutgers University. In her latest novel,…

Tuesday, November 13 @ 8:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Los libros como puentes a las artes

Sergio Castiglione, arquitecto y fotógrafo argentino, publicó Espejos urbanos. Otra forma de mirar Buenos Aires (2015). Su especialidad es la exploración urbana y la fotografía de viajes. Momentum – Intersecciones en el deporte (Artefixa Ediciones) es una mirada singular al mundo del deporte a través del lente fotográfico. El investigador, profesor, crítico de danza y arquitecto cubano Orlando Taquechel es autor, entre otras obras, de Metodología para la crítica de ballet (1980). Nos ofrece La danza en Miami (1998-2017) (Sec.…

Wednesday, November 14 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

O, Miami

Mana Contemporary’s artist collective presents an evening of experimentation, collaboration, and mutual inspiration. Hosted by Queef Latina—designer, motivational speaker, educator, artist, entrepreneur, cultural promoter, kitsch goddess, and bearded drag queen. O, Miami’s “Palace out of Paragraphs: Prose Poetry and Flash Fiction”, a series of readings that focuses on the intersection of prose and poetry: the prose poem or flash fiction. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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O, Miami

Wednesday, November 14 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Special Event With Pete Souza

Pete Souza was the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and the Director of the White House Photo Office. Previously, Souza was an Assistant Professor of Photojournalism at Ohio University, the national photographer for the Chicago Tribune, a freelancer for National Geographic and an Official White House Photographer for President Reagan. His books include the New York Times bestsellers Obama: An Intimate Portrait and The Rise of Barack Obama.…

Wednesday, November 14 @ 7:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Homenaje a José Lorenzo Fuentes

La Feria del Libro de Miami rinde un homenaje póstumo al gran escritor cubano José Lorenzo Fuentes, autor de Después de la gaviotaobra que recibió una mención en el Concurso Casa de las Américas de 1968. Con la participación de su hija, la artista plástica Gloria Lorenzo, el periodista Luis Agüero y el escritor Carlos Velazco, coordinados por el periodista Luis de la Paz.…

Wednesday, November 14 @ 7:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

LIZBO

Mana Contemporary’s artist collective presents an evening of experimentation, collaboration, and mutual inspiration. Hosted by Queef Latina—designer, motivational speaker, educator, artist, entrepreneur, cultural promoter, kitsch goddess, and bearded drag queen. LIZBO, an experimental arts and culture center (and spa), LIZBO showcases artists, entrepreneurs, and creatives from around the world. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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LIZBO

Wednesday, November 14 @ 7:00 pm
Bar Nancy
2007 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

Sob Sisters Unite!

Reclaiming “Sob Sisters,” the old-timey name for female tabloid reporters, this Brooklyn reading series founded by three nonfiction authors–Ada Calhoun (Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give), Susannah Cahalan (Brain on Fire), and Karen Abbott (Liar Temptress Soldier Spy–will bring laptops and cocktails together for a night of readings, talking shop, gossiping about agents and editors, and drinks. The night will also feature authors from the 2018 Book Fair program reading from new works.…

Wednesday, November 14 @ 7:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Montañé

Mana Contemporary’s artist collective presents an evening of experimentation, collaboration, and mutual inspiration. Hosted by Queef Latina—designer, motivational speaker, educator, artist, entrepreneur, cultural promoter, kitsch goddess, and bearded drag queen. Montañé, is an experimental sound project by interdisciplinary Puerto Rican artist Rafael Vargas Bernard. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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Montañé

Wednesday, November 14 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Lawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright is a playwright, screenwriter, staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of nine previous books of nonfiction, including In the New World, Remembering Satan, The Looming Tower, Going Clear, Thirteen Days in September, and The Terror Years, and one novel, God’s Favorite. His books have received many prizes and honors, including a Pulitzer Prize for The Looming Tower. In God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State (Knopf),…

Wednesday, November 14 @ 8:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Imprescindibles de la dramaturgia cubana

In Spanish with translation into English Iván Acosta presenta la edición del 40mo aniversario de El super (Ediciones La Palma) y su nueva obra Con una canción cubana en el corazón (Un-Gyve Press). Antón Arrufat recibió en 2000 el Premio Nacional de Literatura de Cuba. Nilo Cruz fue el primer autor latino en ganar el Premio Pulitzer con Anna in the Tropics. Matías Montes Huidobro recibió, entre otros, el Premio Anderson Imbert.…

Wednesday, November 14 @ 8:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Jenna Balfe

Mana Contemporary’s artist collective presents an evening of experimentation, collaboration, and mutual inspiration. Hosted by Queef Latina—designer, motivational speaker, educator, artist, entrepreneur, cultural promoter, kitsch goddess, and bearded drag queen. Jenna Balfe is a dancer, musician, performance artist and teacher whose work is inspired by the environment. BLCK Freedom Sessions presents Shenzi, a Miami-based multi-genre quintet that combines jazz roots, hip-hop grooves, and soul with a Latin flair. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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Jenna Balfe

Wednesday, November 14 @ 8:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Dog Heat

Mana Contemporary’s artist collective presents an evening of experimentation, collaboration, and mutual inspiration. Hosted by Queef Latina—designer, motivational speaker, educator, artist, entrepreneur, cultural promoter, kitsch goddess, and bearded drag queen. Dog Heat, featuring Eddy and Gregorio Alvarez, is driven by primal beats, droning bass-lines, cathartic vocals, and visceral antics. BLCK Freedom Sessions presents Shenzi, a Miami-based multi-genre quintet that combines jazz roots, hip-hop grooves, and soul with a Latin flair. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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Dog Heat

Thursday, November 15 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Porch opens!

DARK, DEADLY MIAMI NOIR: Tonight, The Porch presents some of the finest crime and mystery writers, along with some murderously good musical accompaniment. The Porch opens with music, food trucks, giant outdoor games and Biscayne Bay Brewing beers and the Biscayne Poet! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

Thursday, November 15 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin’s interest in leadership began more than half a century ago, when LBJ asked her to help him write his memoirs. That project would propel Goodwin into a decades-long career as a presidential biographer. Her books include the bestselling Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, the Pulitzer Prize–winning No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, and the runaway bestseller Team of Rivals, which was the basis for Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning film Lincoln.

Thursday, November 15 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

First Draft

Tonight, The Porch brings you the three Rs: readings, writing and rocking! First Draft: You’re inspired. But you’re also thirsty. Swing by the Porch for a drink and a guided writing prompt. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back! Instructor: John Dufresne. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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First Draft

Thursday, November 15 @ 7:00 pm
The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 United States

Drink & Draw @ The Standard

Join your host, Conor McCreery, for a hilariously graphic night of cocktails and comics. First, renowned illustrators George O’Connor, Dean Haspiel, Maggie Thrash and others will go marker-to-marker in a book-themed draw-off competition! Then we turn the drawing tables on you as you work in teams to create your own illustration. Prizes, drinks, and fun guaranteed!   Sponsored by

Thursday, November 15 @ 7:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Ficciones necesarias

Lleny Díaz, nacida en Cuba, fue finalista del Premio Nuevos Valores de la Poesía Hispana 2012 de Ediciones Baquiana y el Centro Cultural Español en Miami y llega con Se miran los caballos (Hypermedia). María Elena Hernández Caballero, poeta y novelista cubana ganadora del Premio David de la UNEAC, trae Tres metros cuadrados de purgatorio (Hypermedia). Rosie Inguanzo poeta, narradora, actriz y doctora en Español y Literatura Iberoamericana nacida en Cuba, presenta La vida de la vida (Hypermedia).…

Thursday, November 15 @ 7:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Noir at the Bar

Tonight, The Porch brings you the three Rs: readings, writing and rocking! Noir at the Bar:  Miami-born author Alex Segura is joined by other great crime writers. Between readings, the Gold Dust Lounge Band keeps it sultry and murderous with their blend of “surf noir” and “shoegaze Americana.” Featuring: LYNNE BARRETT, GEORGE PELECANOS, MIKE CREEDEN, LAUREN DOYLE OWENS, HECTOR DUARTE JR., JOE CLIFFORD and JONATHAN AMES! Special Thanks to Our Sponsors of The Porch by

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