Author Events on the Weekend 2019

Past Events

November 2019

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Encuentro con Arturo Pérez Reverte

El programa de Autores Iberoamericanos pone broche de oro a su edición 2019 con la presentación del gran escritor español Arturo Pérez Reverte, narrador y periodista de prensa, radio y televisión. Actualmente es escritor a tiempo completo. Su larga bibliografía incluye títulos como El húsar (1986), El maestro de esgrima (1998), Patente de corso (1998), La reina del Sur (2002), El pintor de batallas (2006), El francotirador paciente (2013) y La guerra civil contada a los jóvenes (2015).…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

American Politics Today

Josh Campbell’s Crossfire Hurricane: Inside Donald Trump’s War on the FBI takes readers behind the scenes of the earliest days of the investigation into Russian involvement in the presidential election and up to the present. Intelligence analyst Malcolm Nance’s The Plot to Betray America: How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security, and How We Can Fix It reveals exactly how Trump and his inner circle conspired, coordinated, communicated, and eventually strategized to commit treachery. Philip Mudd’s Black Site offers an insider’s account of  the Post-9/11  CIA’s counterterrorism work and  its interrogation program in a web of top-secret “black sites.” Moderated by Fernand Amandi,…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Immigrants’ Lives: Nonfiction

Philippine born author Grace Talusan’s memoir The Body Papers retraces a family history threaded with violence, abuse and cancer, ultimately shining a light of hope into the darkness. Aaron Bobrow-Strain’s The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story reveals the human consequences of militarizing the U.S. border.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Never Forget: True Stories of Resistance

Eric Lichtblau’s Return to the Reich: A Holocaust Refugee’s Secret Mission to Defeat the Nazis, is an eye-opening, unforgettable narrative of World War II heroism. Debbie Cenziper’s Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in America tells the gripping story of a team of Nazi hunters at the U.S. Department of Justice. Sponsored by          …

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Small Wonders: Short Stories

Möbius Strips and Other Stories collects the best of Tom DeMarchi’s short and flash fiction across two decades. In his collection of short stories, Perp Walk, Jim Daniels maps out the emotional capitals and potholes of coming of age in a blue-collar town in Michigan.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Storm Warning: Memoir

In Mostly Sunny: How I Learned to Keep Smiling Through the Raniest of Days, Fox & Friends meteorologist Janice Dean reveals obstacles she’s faced that could have severely impacted any professional woman’s career, from online trolls to health issues to abusive and sexist bosses.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Testify! Drawing Ourselves Whole

Creation is a force that can make sense of the parts of our life where we are victimized or erased. Join Diane Noomin (Drawing Power), Kat Verhoeven (Meat and Bone), and Erin Williams (Commute), as they discuss how their newest books tell women’s stories of abuse, self-loathing, and need for connection, and find surprisingly uplifting ways to move forward. Moderated by author/illustrator Kristen Radtke (Imagine Wanting Only This).…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Mark Kurlansky: Bugs in Danger

By now you’ve probably heard that bees are disappearing—but they aren’t the only ones at risk. Fireflies, butterflies, and ladybugs are in danger too. Learn just how much the growth, spread, and recent declines of these four types of insects matters to our world. In conversation with Rev. Linda P. Freeman.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Edge of Sports

Melissa Isaacson’s  State: A Team, a Triumph, a Transformation  is a compelling first-person account of what it was like to live through both traditional gender discrimination in sports and the joy of the very first days of equality in the 1970s. In You Throw Like a Girl: The Blind Spot of Masculinity, former Syracuse University quarterback and NFL veteran Don McPherson examines how masculinity adversely impacts women and creates many “blind spots” that hinder the healthy development of men.…

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Edge of Sports

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Fantasy and Fun

The Big Book of Classic Fantasy, edited by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer, is an anthology of fantastic tales that offers both careful scholarship and fun. Jeff VanderMeer—whom The New Yorker has anointed “the weird Thoreau”—will also discuss his brand new novel, Dead Astronauts, which makes a mind-bending, form-stretching, and altogether dazzling return to the universe of his previous novel, Borne, to address one of its central mysteries: the three dead astronauts at the crossroads of the City. …

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Fantasy and Fun

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Florida Mystery and Suspense

Miami Midnight marks the conclusion of Alex Segura’s private eye Pete Fernandez mystery series – there’s a murder to investigate, of course, and secrets might be revealed.  Miami attorney Jack Swyteck takes on the case of an undocumented immigrant in James Grippando’s legal thriller The Girl in the Glass Box. In No Sunscreen for the Dead (Serge Storms), mystery fans are in for a witty and deliciously violent delight from the twisted imagination of bestselling author Tim Dorsey.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Whodunit: Murder, Mayhem, and Mystery

In Ann Dávila Cardinal’s Five Midnights, clues to a series of murders sweeping through Puerto Rico all point to the impossible. The murder mystery in Maureen Johnson’s Truly Devious trilogy, has more twists and turns than Stevie Bell ever expected. Fans of the CLUE board game will love Diana Peterfreund’s In the Hall with the Knife, in which nothing is as it seems, and everyone has a motive for murder. Moderated by Oline Codgill.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Women’s Lives

Ryan Leigh Dostie’s Formation: A Woman’s Memoir of Stepping Out of Line is powerful literary memoir of a young Army recruit driven to prove herself in a man’s world. In Three Women, journalist Lisa Taddeo follows three ordinary women from different regions and backgrounds resulting in a groundbreaking portrait of erotic longing in today’s America.…

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Women’s Lives

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

American Roots: Nonfiction

Christina Proenza-Coles’s study, American Founders, reveals men and women of African descent as key protagonists in the story of American democracy. Carrie Gibson’s El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America chronicles the dramatic history of Hispanic North America from the early 16th century to the present. In Silver, Sword, and Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story, Marie Arana tells the stories of three contemporary Latin Americans whose lives represent three driving forces that have shaped the character of the region: exploitation,…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Border Crossings: Three Novels

In Daniel Jose Older’s novel, The Book of Lost Saints, a woman who vanished during the Cuban Revolution comes back in spirit to her nephew to ask questions in a family story of revolution, loss, and family bonds.  Oscar Cásares’s Where We Come From is a stunning and timely novel about a Mexican-American family in Brownsville, Texas that reluctantly becomes involved in smuggling immigrants into the United States.  In Steph Cha’s novel, Your House Will Pay,…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Susan Choi

In Camp Tiger, every year, a boy and his family go camping at Mountain Pond. Usually they see things like eagles and salamanders, but this year is different. This year, a tiger comes to the woods.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Poets on Representation and Reinvention

In Oculus, Sally Wen Mao confronts the many roles and representations that women of color are made to endure in order to survive a culture that seeks to consume them. Emily Skaja’s Brute arises, brave and furious, from the dissolution of a relationship, showing how such endings necessitate self-discovery and reinvention. Yanyi considers how to speak with multiple identities through trauma, transition, and ordinary life in The Year of Blue Water.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Rhythm Without Rhyme: Essays

In The Unrhymables, authors Julie Marie Wade and Denise Duhamel explore women’s lives and choices with a feminist perspective in thirteen innovative, thematically linked essays.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Authors Jon Scieszka & Steven Weinberg: AstroNuts Mission One

AstroWolf, LaserShark, SmartHawk, and StinkBug are animals that have been hybridized to find other planets for humans to live on once we’ve ruined Earth. So off they rocket to the Plant Planet! Will that planet support human life? Or do Plant Planet’s inhabitants have a more sinister plan? Find out in AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Diplomacy and The American Century

George Packer´s Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century examines the life and work of one of the most influential American diplomats of the past four decades. In conversation with Kai Bird, executive director, The Leon Levy Center for Biography. Sponsored by  TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 21, 2019 at 12 P.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.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Judges on Their Difficult Cases

Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made  is a collection of writings by judges about the most difficult case they had to decide – from the family case involving Elian Gonzalez and the life-or-death of Terri Schiavo, to the mental health of a mother who murdered her own children. With contributors: Hon. Gail Chang Bohr, Hon. Edward Wilson, and Hon. Jennifer Bailey. Moderated by Roberto Martinez.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Readings From Two Novels

In Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bones by Micah Dean Hicks, when new arrivals to fictional Swine Hill begin scoring precious jobs at the last factory in town, both the living and the dead are furious. In Stephen Chbosky’s horror novel Imaginary Friend, a single mother and her son are caught in the middle of a war playing out between good and evil, with their small town as the battleground.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Bobby Hundreds on A Life in Streetwear

This Is Not a T-Shirt: A Brand, a Culture, a Community a Life in Streetwear tells the story of The Hundreds and the precepts that made it an iconic streetwear brand, by Bobby Hundreds himself. In conversation with Asanyah Davidson, chairperson, Miami Fashion Institute at Miami Dade College.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Immigrants’ Tales: Nonfiction

In My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education, a candid collection of essays, first-generation American Jennine Capó Crucet explores the condition of finding herself a stranger in the country where she was born. Abdi Nor Iftin’s memoir, Call Me American, chronicles his immigration the United States from battle-torn Mogadishu, Somalia. In This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto, Suketu Mehta makes a timely argument for why the United States and the West would benefit from accepting more immigrants.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Cedella Marley

Bob Marley’s beloved song about countering injustice and lifting others up with kindness and courage comes to life in this beautifully illustrated adaptation of Get Up, Stand Up.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Three Novels, a Reading

Mary Beth Keane’s Ask Again, Yes is a profoundly moving novel about two neighboring families in a suburban town, the friendship between their children, and a tragedy that reverberates over four decades. In Black Light, Kimberly King Parsons’s collection of short stories, she explores first love and self-loathing, addiction, marriage and more, with raw, poetic ferocity. In Julia Phillips’s novel Disappearing Earth, two sisters living in the far eastern Russian peninsula of Kamchatka go mysteriously missing,…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

We Cannot Be Silent: Four Poets Confront Atrocity

In Felon, Reginald Dwayne Betts tells the story of post-incarceration existence and examines prison, not as a static space, but as a force that enacts pressure throughout a person’s life. Jericho Brown’s The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. In Deaf Republic, Ilya Kaminsky confronts our time’s vicious atrocities and our collective silence in the face of them. Naomi Shihab Nye’s The Tiny Journalist puts a human face on war and the violence that divides us from each other.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Judge Nelson Diaz on Breaking Barriers All The Way to the Bench, in conversation with Rosemary Ravinal

Not from Here, Not from There/No Soy de Aquí ni de Allá: The Autobiography of Nelson Díaz chronicles the rise of Nelson Diaz from New York City tenement housing to an astounding legal career which includes advocacy for human and civil rights.  In conversation with Rosemary Ravinal. …

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Myths and Legends: The Comics Edition

In Mike Cavallaro’s Nico Bravo and the Hound of Hades, Eowulf plans to slay Cerberus, which could accidentally unleash the hordes of the Underworld. Witness the wrath of George O’Connor’s Hephaistos: God of Fire as he creates a plan that will win him the respect he deserves. Jarod Roselló’s Red Panda & Moon Bear battle supernatural threats to their neighborhood with the power of science, magic, and a pair of very special hoodies. Moderated by Juan Navarro (The Goblin’s Heist –

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On the Table: Food Memoirs

Boris Fishman’s Savage Feast: Three Generations, Two Continents, and a Dinner Table (A Memoir with Recipes) explores the challenges of navigating two cultures from an unusual angle. In his funny and irreverent memoir The Book of Eating, restaurant critic Adam Platt recounts a globe-trotting life lived meal-to-meal. Kwame Onwuachi’s memoir Notes from a Young Black Chef, is a heartfelt story of chasing his dreams – from modest beginnings to the top of the culinary world.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Duncan Tonatiuh

José de la Luz Sáenz believed in fighting for what was right. Although he never received proper credit, he was a WWI hero and creator of the the oldest Latino civil rights organization in America—a true Soldier for Equality.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Psychology of Life: Three Novels

Michael Frank’s What is Missing is a psychological family drama about a father, a son, and the woman they both love. In her novel, On Division, Goldie Goldbloom tells a deeply affecting, morally insightful story, and offers a rare look inside Brooklyn’s Chasidic community. From neuroscientist Lisa Genova, the novel, Every Note Played, is a powerful exploration of regret, forgiveness, freedom, and what it means to be alive. Sponsored by        …

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Three Novels, A Reading

Candice Carty-Williams’s Queenie is a disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place. Karen Dukess’s The Last Book Party is a propulsive tale of ambition and romance, set in the publishing world of 1980s New York and the timeless beaches of Cape Cod. Lauren Acampora’s novel, The Paper Wasp, is a riveting, knife-edge story of two women’s dark friendship of twisted ambition.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Edwidge Danticat and Richard Blanco: A Conversation

In How to Love a Country, poet Richard Blanco addresses the complexities and contradictions of our nationhood and the unresolved sociopolitical matters that affect us all. Edwidge Danticat’s Everything Inside is a collection of vividly imagined stories about community, family, and love. In conversation with Maris Kreizman of The Maris Review, a LitHub Radio podcast. Sponsored by …

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Historical Novels

Jennifer Cody Epstein’s novel, Wunderland, is an intimate portrait of a friendship severed by history, and a sweeping saga of wartime, motherhood and just how far we might go in order to belong.  In Mamta Chaudhry’s Haunting Paris a bereaved pianist discovers a letter among her late lover’s possessions, launching her into a search for a child who vanished in the turbulence of wartime Paris. In conversation with author Debra Dean. Sponsored by        …

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Kwame Dawes on Bivouac

In Kwame Dawes novel, Bivouac, a man’s grief over the death of his father is exacerbated by the conflict over whether the death was the result of medical negligence or a political assassination. In conversation with Akashic Books publisher Johnny Temple.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

LGBTQ Lives

Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States  is transgender reporter Samantha Allen’s narrative tour through the surprisingly vibrant queer communities sprouting up in conservative states, offering a vision of a stronger, more humane America. Outside In: A Political Memoir is part memoir, and part analysis of the political process, by Libby Davies, the first openly lesbian MP in Canadian politics.…

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LGBTQ Lives

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Mary Norris, Comma Queen

Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen is a charming account of Mary Norris’s lifelong love affair with words, the Greek language, and her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo. In conversation with Roxanne Coady, host of Just the Right Book, a LitHub Radio podcast.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

On Climate: Readings

Gilbert M. Gaul’s The Geography of Risk: Epic Storms, Rising Seas, and the Cost of America’s Coasts examines how the burden of storm damage has shifted from private investors to public taxpayers. Michael Klare’s All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change is an eye-opening examination of climate change from the perspective of the U.S. military. In The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, David Wallace-Wells offers a terrifying travelogue of our near future,…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Eleanor Randolph on Michael Bloomberg

The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg, by veteran New York Times reporter Eleanor Randolph, is a revealing portrait of one of the richest and famously private/public figures in the country. Randolph will be in conversation with Kai Bird, Executive Director, The Leon Levy Center for Biography. Sponsored by  …

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Family Matters: Three Memoirs

In History of My Breath, Kristin Kovacic attempts to trap the fugitive knowledge of the durable adventures – childhood, marriage, childbirth, parenting. In Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing, Elissa Altman learns to navigate the turbulent waters of the mother-daughter dynamic. Adrienne Brodeur’s memoir, Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me, is a daughter’s tale of living in the thrall of a magnetic, complicated mother.”…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

In The Face Evil: Helping Others, a Reading

Julia Flynn Siler’s The White Devil’s Daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco’s Chinatown is a revelatory history of the trafficking of young Asian girls in San Francisco during the first hundred years of Chinese immigration. In The Plateau, Maggie Paxson sets out to explore why people in this region in Southern France have a tradition, dating back centuries, of helping those in need.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Trailblazers in History: On Making a Difference

Meet Jo Ann Allen Boyce, author of This Promise of Change and one of 12 African-American students who broke the color barrier and integrated Clinton High School in Tennessee. Kyandreia Jones provides a different view of history with Choose Your Own Adventure: Spies: James Armistead Lafayette, recounting the life of a slave turned spy and war hero for General George Washington. Moderated by Leslie C. Campbell.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

In the Kitchen

In From Scratch: 10 Meals, 175 Recipes, and Dozens of Techniques You Will Use Over and Over, James Beard Award-winning food writer Michael Ruhlman looks at 10 favorite meals, and then sets you up to explore in the kitchen. In Hotbox: Inside Catering, the Food World’s Riskiest Business, Matt Lee and Ted Lee take on the competitive, wild world of high-end catering.…

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In the Kitchen

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Language of Women: A Poetry Reading

In Hybrida, Tina Chang contemplates raising a mixed-race child during an era of political upheaval in the United States. All Its Charms chronicles Keetje Kuipers’ decision to become a single mother by choice and marry the woman she loves. Deborah Landau observes how fear of annihilation expands beyond the self to an imperiled planet on which all inhabitants are Soft Targets. Stephanie Strickland answers the unanswerable, expressing grief for historic,…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Three Novels: A Reading

Monique Truong’s novel The Sweetest Fruits is an ingenious retelling of the many lives of Greek-Irish globetrotting writer Lafcadio Hearn, through the voices of the women who knew him best. Curdella Forbes’s novel, A Tall History of Sugar, tells the story of Moshe Fisher, a Jamaican man who was “born without skin,” so that no one can tell to which race he belongs. A servant and former slave is accused of murdering her employer and his wife in The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

American Politics in the 21st Century

From “Agitate” to “Zygote,” John Freeman’s Dictionary of the Undoing redefines selected words necessary in the current political era. In If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed and How it Might be Saved, Michael Tomasky combines data with trenchant analysis to explain how the nation broke apart and offer a path to a more hopeful political future.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Avatar, the Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi

Author F. C. Yee and animation series co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino of Avatar, the Last Airbender delve into the story of Kyoshi, the Earth Kingdom-born Avatar. The first of two novels based on the longest-living Avatar in this beloved world’s history, The Rise of Kyoshi maps her journey from a girl of humble origins to the merciless pursuer of justice who is still feared and admired centuries later. Moderated by Joan Hilty.

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

How Life is Lived: Readings

Gene Weingarten’s One Day: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America asks and answers the question of whether there is even such a thing as “ordinary” when discussing the daily challenge of being human. In Dad’s Maybe Book Tim O’Brien shares wisdom from a life in letters, lessons learned in wartime, and the challenges, humor, and rewards of raising two sons. In A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father,

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

In Their Own Words: A Reading

Amanda Yates Garcia’s Initiated, is both a memoir and a manifesto on witchcraft, peppered with mythology, tales of the goddesses and magical women throughout history, it stands squarely at the intersection of witchcraft and feminism. In her memoir Ordinary Girls, Jaquira Diaz writes of growing up caught between extremes in housing projects in Miami Beach and Puerto Rico. Spanning from 1960s Hawai’i to the present-day struggle of a young woman mourning the loss of a father,…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Krystel A. Kanzki

La Petite Pétra: Haiti Discovery Series is a bilingual series in English and Haitian Creole that teaches children to read while learning about Haitian culture.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:30 am
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Biografías en Contexto

El periodista y ensayista Miguel Ángel Sánchez presenta Capablanca, leyenda y realidad (Casa Vacía), una biografía del gran ajedrecista cubano, cuya primera edición ganó el Premio de Biografía Enrique Piñeyro. Abel Sierra Madero se ha especializado en la historia de la sexualidad. Llega a la Feria con Fidel Castro El comandante playboy (Hypermedia), en el que retrata la personalidad del hombre que arrastró a Cuba al comunismo y que a la vez se comportaba como un personaje del  jet set.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Chef Aarón Sánchez: Life lessons

In Where I Come From, Life Lessons from a Latino Chef, Aarón Sánchez, America’s most prominent Latino chef, shares the story behind his food, his family, and his professional journey.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Cuba in Three Novels

In It Would be Night in Caracas, her first work of fiction, Venezuelan journalist Karina Sainz Borgo chronicles one woman’s struggle to survive these days in Venezuela. Wendy Guerra’s Revolution Sunday is a novel of glamour, surveillance, and corruption in contemporary Cuba. Full of outlandish humor and insights into an often contradictory and kafkaesque regime, Pablo Medina brings 1960s Cuba to life in his novel The Cuban Comedy.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime

Joyce Carol Oates, a queenpin of the noir genre, brings her discerning eye to the curation of Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers, an anthology of 15 short stories by contributing writers including Valerie Martin, Edwidge Danticat, and Steph Cha. Sponsored by …

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

E. Jean Carroll Wonders What Do We Need Men For?

In What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal, America’s longest running advice columnist, E. Jean Carroll goes on the road to speak to women about hideous men and whether we need them. In conversation with Lisa Birnbach, host of the podcast Five Things That Make Life Better with Lisa Birnbach.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Fiction: A Reading

A young Russian woman comes into her own in the midst of revolution and civil war in Janet Fitch’s Chimes of a Lost Cathedral. In her novel A Student of History, Nina Revoyr explores both, the beginnings of Los Angeles and the present-day dynamics of race and class.  In Susan Choi’s novel, The Trust Exercise, students at a highly competitive performing arts high school struggle and thrive in a rarified bubble in the 1980s.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Four Poets: An Act of Witness and Reclamation

In How to Dress a Fish, poet Abigail Chabitnoy, of Aleut descent, addresses the lives disrupted by US Indian boarding school policy. t’ai freedom ford’s second collection of poems, & more black, is direct, ingenious, vibrant, alive, queer, & BLACK.  Equal parts praise dance and eulogy, Darius V. Daughtry‘s And the Walls Came Tumbling is full of vulnerable, introspective poems that explore societal constructs.  dark //  thing is a multi-faceted work that explores the darkness/otherness by which the world sees Black people,…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Immigrants’ Lives: Three Novels

Xuan Juliana Wang’s first collection of short stories Home Remedies introduces us to the new and changing face of Chinese youth, while upending the immigrant narrative. Angie Cruz’s Dominicana is a vital portrait of the immigrant experience and the timeless coming-of-age story of a young woman finding her voice in the world. Ernesto Quiñonez’s novel, Taína, delivers a subtle yet poignant critique of Latino culture weaved in an absorbing, magical narrative.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On the Road

James Fallows and Deborah Fallows are co-authors of Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America which chronicles five years of travels across America in a single-engine prop airplane.…

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On the Road

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The American Dream, Then and Now

In Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974, authors Julian E. Zelizer and Kevin M. Kruse chronicle the past four decades of stark political partisanship and social divisions in the United States. Nicholas Lemann’s Transaction Man: The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream examines the concentration of wealth and economic inequality in the United States.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Republican Party in Florida

Mike Haridopolos’s and Peter Dunbar’s The Modern Republican Party in Florida chronicles the paths that led to a GOP majority in The Sunshine State.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

True Stories of How We Do, and Don’t, Get Around in South Florida

Making Good Time: True Stories of How We Do, and Don’t, Get Around in South Florida is an anthology of more than thirty Miami transit-related stories, edited by Lynne Barrett. Barrett will be joined by contributors Terence Cantarella, Jennine Capó Crucet, Alex Segura, and Sammy Mack.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Miami In Pictures

Manny Hernandez’s CANDIDS Miami is a collection of images from Miami’s 90’s celebrity scene.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Karine Jean-Pierre on Moving Forward

In Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America Karine Jean-Pierre shows that politics can be accessible to anyone, no matter their background. Jean-Peirre will be joined in conversation with journalist Jorge Ramos. Sponsored by      TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 21, 2019 at 12 P.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.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

America’s Casablanca

In America’s Casablanca: A “True Novel” About Miami’s Emergence from Bankruptcy and Corruption former Miami City Manager and City Attorney Jose Garcia-Pedrosa draws on his real-life experiences drawn from the snake pit of corruption that was Miami politics of the late 90s to tell a tale of personal and professional perseverance.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Imaginary Anatomy, Real Desire: Comics

Kate Lacour (Vivisectionary) will take you on a journey to the darkest corners of the human psyche. If you’re lucky, they’ll bring you back…. (MATURE CONTENT)   Cynthia Von Buhler UNABLE TO APPEAR Nina Bunjevac UNABLE TO APPEAR…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Outside Looking In: Short Stories

Jonathan Blum’s The Usual Uncertainties: Stories follows characters and communities often consigned to the edge of the frame.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Remembering Your Roots: Not Just Your Average Rom-Com

Whether they’re caught between cultures or crushes, family and friends, these heartfelt, hilarious characters will sweep you off your feet. Featuring Nina Moreno (Don’t Date Rosa Santos), Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite (Dear Haiti, Love Alaine), and David Yoon (Frankly in Love). Moderated by Aurora Dominguez.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

You Tell’em Joel Stein

In his In Defense of Elitism: Why I’m Better Than You and You’re Better Than Someone Who Didn’t Buy This Book, Joel Stein bravely faces the anti-elitists with humor and big words. In conversation with Roxanne Coady, host of Just the Right Book, a LitHub Radio podcast.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Challenging Ourselves: Three Novels

Set within the charged insularity of rural West Virginia, Mesha Maren’s Sugar Run is a searing and gritty debut about making a break for another life. In Andrea Bartz’s The Lost Night, a woman looks into a decade old death of a friend, and questions whether she was involved. Inspired by a true story, Eileen Pollack’s The Professor of Immortality is a gripping, heartfelt look at the way we might choose to respond to recent advances in science and technology.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Crossing Borders: Three Novels

In A Door in the Earth, Amy Waldman tells the story of a young Afghan-American woman who returns to her country of birth only to find herself trapped between her ideals and the complicated truth. In Immigrant, Montana, Amitava Kumar weaves a story that is an incandescent investigation of love—despite, beyond, and across dividing lines. Helon Habila’s novel, Travelers, follows a Nigerian graduate student who finds his connection to Africa among a community of immigrants in Berlin.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Four Poets on Trauma, Tenderness, and Survival

In A Fortune for Your Disaster, Hanif Abdurraqib wrestles with histories, heartbreak, and forgiveness, from Marvin Gaye to Nikola Tesla. Crossfire collects Staceyann Chin’s empowering, feminist-LGBTQ+-Caribbean, activist-driven poetry for the first time. Franny Choi explores how to be tender and feeling and still survive a violent world filled with artificial intelligence and automation in Soft Science. Ladan Osman explores displacement and alienation in Somali narrative tradition in Exiles of Eden.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico

When the Sky Fell: Hurricane Maria and the United States in Puerto Rico is a searing investigation of the factors that devastated Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, from acclaimed investigative reporter Michael Deibert.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

How We Got Here: Darryl Pinckney on Busted in New York

In the collection Busted in New York and Other Essays, Darryl Pinckney offers a view of our recent racial history that blends the social and the personal — as it wonders how we arrived at our current moment.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

I Belong Here: Identity as Power

How we navigate how others see us, and how that causes us to see ourselves are a key part of finding our path in life. Maia Kobabe (Gender Queer), and Vita Ayala (The Wilds), explore how the standards of “normality” manipulate perceptions of gender, race, and cultural heritage, and how they’re breaking those standards down. Moderated by author/illustrator Kristen Radtke (Imagine Wanting Only This). Mira Jacob (Good Talk) UNABLE TO APPEAR…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Serena Minott

Aya travels the world with her parents and her stuffed sloth buddy, Pete. Whether it’s Paris, London, or New York, you can read all about The Amazing Adventures of Aya & Pete. Moderated by Miami Moms Blog.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Slate Podcasts Live at Miami Book Fair: Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Combining clear, practical advice with inspiration, wisdom, tips, and curated reading lists, Pamela Paul shows how to instill the joy and time-stopping pleasure of reading in her book, How to Raise a Reader. Adam Mansbach’s Fuck, Now There Are Two of You, is actually a loving monologue about a new addition to the family. Paul and Mansbach will be joined by podcast hosts Jamilah Lemieux and Dan Kois, the latter writes about setting out with his family on a journey of discovery in How to Be a Family: The Year I Dragged My Kids Around the World to Find a New Way to Be Together.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Welfare Queen

Josh Levin’s The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth is a fascinating account of American racism, and an exposé of the “welfare queen” myth. Levin will be joined by Elizabeth Flock, reporter and producer for PBS NewsHour.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Fugazi Photographs

Fugazi, one of music s most revolutionary and gloriously indefinable bands, is the subject of photographer Glen Friedman’s Keep Your Eyes Open: The Fugazi Photographs of Glen E. Friedman. Friedman will be joined in conversation by Fugazi singer and guitarist Guy Picciotto. Moderatred by author Jess Row.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Trials & Tribulations: Readings

In The Last Trial, Scott Turow brings back defense lawyer Sandy Stern, now 85,  to take one last case. In Chris Pavone’s new thriller, The Paris Diversion, American expat Kate Moore is back to discover that a massive terror attack across Paris is not what it seems. In Susan Isaac’s Takes One to Know One, a former FBI agent turned suburban housewife finds intrigue at a weekly luncheon meeting.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Two Novels: A Reading

In her debut novel, A Woman Is No Man, Palestinian-American author Etaf Rum offers an intimate glimpse into a controlling and closed cultural world. In Thirty Umrigar’s The Secrets Between Us: A Novel, a former servant struggles against the circumstances of class and misfortune to forge a new path for herself and her granddaughter in modern India.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

American Histories

Brenda Wineapple’s The Impeachers recalls a crucial time in American history, when the Congress set out to stop Andrew Johnson, with the first-ever impeachment of a sitting American president. Rick Atkinson’s The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 delves into the first twenty-one months of the American Revolution. Sponsored by TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 21, 2019 at 12 P.M. Click here to purchase tickets! FREE tickets will be required for admission to this presentation.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Caribbean Journeys Through Time and Space

Caribbean writers in and outside of the Caribbean have been creating meaningful and evocative settings using sensitive and sophisticated approaches to displacement and repatriation. They’ve written across real and unreal boundaries and drawn on their homelands’ history and landscapes in order to create a broader Caribbean literary pantheon. Panelists will discuss how they create and consider real and imagined spaces, with particular attention to identity and territoriality. The influence of place and time upon one’s writing is known, but what if one is from a place that has many places within place,…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Celebrating the 2018 National Poetry Series Winners with Daniel Halpern

The National Poetry Series was established in 1978 to recognize and promote excellence in contemporary poetry by ensuring the publication of five books of poetry annually through participating publishers. In addition, the National Poetry Series has partnered with Miami Book Fair to award the Paz Prize in Poetry, which ensures bilingual publication for a book of poems written in Spanish. This event gathers 2018’s six winners: Christopher Kondrich, Rosalie Moffett, Daniel Poppick, Jon Sands, Jake Skeets, and Paz Prize recipient Johanny Vázquez Paz. …

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Myth, Motherhood, and Mystery: Four Novels

Nina MacLaughlin’s Wake, Siren: Ovid Resung, the women of Ovid’s Metamorphoses claim their stories and challenge the power of myth. Jake Wolff’s first novel, The History of Living Forever, tells the story of a chemistry student who falls for his teacher and, at his death, uncovers a centuries-old quest for the elixir of life. Fernando A. Flores’s Tears of the Trufflepig is an absurdist take on life along the border in a parallel universe.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Centre Gallery (Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 1365)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Our Four-Legged Friends

R. Mark Goldstein’s Lions and Tigers and Hamsters: What Animals Large and Small Taught Me About Life, Love, and Humanity illustrates the tremendous impact animals have on our daily lives. Susannah Charleson’s Where the Lost Dogs Go: A Story of Love, Search, and the Power of Reunion is an important and heartfelt exploration into the world of lost dogs. In Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You, canine behaviorist Clive Wynne argues that affection is the very essence of dogs.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Spec Fic Sci-Fi Explosion

A mysterious traveler watches humanity’s rise and fall, two women uncover a galaxy-spanning conspiracy, a detective gets tangled up in a murderous gang’s pursuit of a legendary mind-altering substance, a young woman discovers cheap rent can be deadly in an Afrofuturist tale of gentrification horror. Koren Shadmi (Highwayman), Paul Pope (Heavy Liquid), Ben Passmore (BTTM FDRS) gather to take you on a tour of the strangest and most exhilarating sci-fi tales in comics.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Lie: A Memoir

William Dameron’s The Lie: A Memoir of Two Marriages, Catfishing & Coming Out is a candid memoir of denial, stolen identities, betrayal, faking it, and coming out. Moderated by Elyssa Goodman, a New York-based writer and photographer.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Three Novels: A Reading

Cathleen Schine’s novel The Grammarians is a comic love letter to sibling rivalry and the beauty, mischief, and occasional treachery of language. Sarah Blake’s novel, The Guest Book, tells the story of a family and a country that buries its past in quiet, until the present calls forth a reckoning.  Roxana Robinson’s Dawson’s Fall, a novel that draws on the lives of her great-grandparents, is a tragic morality tale set in Reconstruction-era South.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Friendship, Family, and Finding Your Place: Hilarious & Heartfelt Stories

In The Rhino in Right Field by Stacy DeKeyser, a boy must keep his eye on the ball—and the rhino in the outfield—to join his local baseball team. Coding and music take center stage in Aimee Lucido’s Emmy in the Key of Code as the new girl tries to find her place in a new school. Rahul wonders if he’s truly good at anything in Maulik Pancholy’s The Best at It. Moderated by Ivy Rosettes.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Readings From Three Novels

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Leonard Pitts Jr.’s  novel The Last Thing You Surrender tells a tale of race and war, as it follows three characters from the Jim Crow South facing the enormous changes World War II triggers in the United States. In William Kent Krueger’s This Tender Land, over the course of one unforgettable summer in 1932, four orphans will journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds.  …

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Fantastic Loves

Jose Ignacio “Chascas” Valenzuela’s To The End of the World, the first installment in English of his popular Trilogia del Malamor, is a story of love, betrayal and fantasy  – and the ultimate quest for survival. Carolina de Robertis’s Cantoras is a revolutionary new novel about five wildly different women who find one another as lovers, friends, and ultimately, family, under an oppressive dictatorship in Uruguay. Andrea Lawlor’s Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl is a riotous,…

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Fantastic Loves

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Centre Gallery (Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 1365)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Three Principles of Oneness

In The Three Principles of Oneness, Anthony Stultz, a Buddhist minister, offers a scientifically sound, cosmic perspective on spirituality in the 21st century.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

William Monroe Trotter: Black Radical

Kerri Greenidge’s Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter, reestablishes Trotter’s essential place in the pantheon of American civil rights heroes. Dr. Greenidge will be in conversation with Channing Joseph, Fellow, The Leon Levy Center for Biography. Sponsored by Biography    …

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

A Brave New World: Four Poets on American Life

Jaswinder Bolina explores life in an America that alienates, yet whose benefits still touch your life in The 44th of July; Lenny DellaRocca’s The Festival of Dangerous Ideas conjures a nightmare world set in in the not-too distant-future. Michael Hettich’s poems bring awareness to the fraught and fragile natural world in To Start an Orchard, and Elizabeth Jacobson observes nature’s strange and dazzling discoveries in Not Into the Blossoms and Not Into the Air.

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Hollywood Lives, Real and Imagined

Illuminating the love story of Tennessee Williams and his longtime partner Frank Merlo, Christopher Castellani’s  Leading Men is a glittering novel of desire and ambition, set against the glamorous literary circles of 1950s Italy. Rocky Lang’s Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking reproduces in scores of insightful pieces of correspondence from some of the most notable film industry names of all time. Funny Man: Mel Brooks is a deeply textured and compelling biography of the comedy giant from Patrick McGilligan.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On Literature

Daniel Mendelsohn casts an eye at literature, film, television, and the personal essay in Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones. In All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf, author Katharine Smyth braids memoir, literary criticism, and biography. Jess Row’s White Flights, featuring seven wide-ranging, erudite, and impassioned essays, offers a meditation on whiteness in American fiction and culture.…

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On Literature

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Readings From Fiction

Ruchika Tomar’s debut novel, A Prayer for Travelers, explores the complicated legacy of the American West and the trauma of female experience.  Juliet Grames’s novel The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna is a family saga about sisterhood, secrets, Italian immigration, the American dream, and one woman’s fight against her own fate. In The Gone Dead from Chanelle Benz, a young woman returns to her childhood home in the American South and uncovers secrets about her father’s life and death.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Water is Life

John M. Dunn’s  Drying Up: The Fresh Water Crisis in Florida, is a timely introduction to a problem that is forecast to escalate dramatically. Lynne Buchanan’s Florida’s Changing Waters not only showcases the beauty, diversity, and complexity of Florida’s waters, but also documents the negative effects of agricultural and industrial pollution.…

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Water is Life

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

American Histories

In Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago, and the Rise of America’s Xanadu, Les Standiford tells the history of this landscape and the lives of the rich, the famous and the infamous. Historian Dr. Douglas Brinkley’s American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race takes a fresh look at the space program, and America’s race to the moon. Brad Meltzer’s The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington, tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that illuminates the origins of America’s counterintelligence movement.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Campbell McGrath and Sharon Olds: A Reading and Conversation

Two of the best-loved and most celebrated poets of our time, Campbell McGrath and Sharon Olds, share the stage to discuss their newest books. Nothing is too large or small to remain untouched by McGrath’s voracious intellect and deep empathy in Nouns & Verbs: New and Selected Poems. Olds gives us radical new poems of intimate life and political conscience, of race and class and a mother’s violence in Arias. In conversation with Jeffrey Brown, PBS NewsHour.

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Caribbean Writers: Race, Gender and Representation

Caribbean writers often occupy a space of hybridity, between worlds, so that they often engage with writing through the lenses of their perceived “otherness,” exploring the biases and inherited classifications, and the implications of writing from the margins. Edwidge Danticat (Haiti), Kevin Adonis Browne (Trinidad), Candice Carty-Williams (Jamaica), and Jaquira Diaz (Puerto-Rico) will consider how, even as they honor each other’s identities, they can transcend the limitations that such categorizations may seem to impose.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Comics Spotlight: 25 Years of MUTTS Comics with Patrick McDonnell!

For 25 years, author/illustrator Patrick McDonnell has brought the curious cat Mooch and loyal, trusting dog Earl, to life, along with the other inhabitants of the Mutts world. Celebrate the beloved world of Mutts, and take a deep dive into never-before-seen work, outtakes and more, in this career-spanning conversation with Partick McDonnell and Abrams ComicsArts Editorial Director, Charlie Kochman.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

El teatro y el arte para transformar la sociedad

Nitsy Grau es una actriz, directora de teatro y cine y dramaturga cubana radicada en Miami trae a la Feria Las manos de Lady y otras astillas (Artefactus Press), un volumen que agrupa diez de sus piezas de teatro breve. El abogado, diplomático, narrador, poeta, especialista en temas sociales y promotor cultural mexicano Arturo Morell ofrece Confía en ti y cambia tu mundo (Porrúa). Rodolfo Pérez Valero, ganador del Primer Premio de Cuento Policíaco en la Semana Negra de Gijón en cinco oportunidades,…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

In Their Own Words: A Reading

In What It Is: Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man’s Blues, Clifford Thompson explores the war between the values he has held, and the reality in twenty-first-century America. In his collection of essays We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America, D. Watkins gives a voice to people who live in economically disadvantaged black communities and whose experiences he feels are largely absent from the commentary of many top intellectuals who speak and write about race.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Power of the Press

Andy Greenberg’s Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers chronicles the desperate hunt to identify and track an elite team of Russian agents bent on digital sabotage. Jake Bernstein reveals a landscape of illicit money, political corruption, and fraud on a global scale in Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite.

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Centre Gallery (Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 1365)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

You Have the Power

In How to Start a Revolution: Young People and the Future of American Politics, Teen Vogue columnist Lauren Duca shares a smart and funny guide and a much-needed reminder that young people are the ones who will change the world. Duca will be joined by Elizabeth Flock, reporter and producer for PBS NewsHour.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Girls, Gods, and Friends

Shobha Rao´s Girls Burn Brighter explores the extraordinary bond between two poor, ambitious girls driven apart by circumstance, but relentless in their search for one another. In Tupelo Hassman’s novel, gods with a little g, threats against the Psychic Encounter Shoppe become serious actions in a California town run by evangelical Christians. Lisa Howorth’s Summerlings is a Cold War coming-of-age story in which three best friends confront their fears of the Bomb, Russian spies, bullies,…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Historical Fiction: Three Novels

Set during the tumultuous George W. Bush years — amid the twin catastrophes of the Iraq insurgency and Hurricane Katrina — Landfall brings Thomas Mallon’s cavalcade of contemporary American politics to a vivid and emotional climax. In her historical novel The Flight Portfolio, Julie Orringer weaves invention and facts as she follows the efforts of one man to save artists and writers from the carnage of WWII. John Burnham Schwartz’s The Red Daughter is a sweeping historical novel and unexpected love story inspired by the remarkable life of Svetlana Alliluyeva,…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Walls of Wynwood

In Walls of Change: The Story of Wynwood Walls, Jessica Goldman Srebnick, CEO of Goldman Properties; author Hal Rubenstein; and photographer Martha Cooper; chronicle a decade of art in Miami’s Wynwood district, capturing the development of its most exemplary murals. Walls of Change features never-before-seen photographs of the Walls’ development, and special commentary by street art’s most iconic figures, including Shepard Fairey, Maya Hayuk, Kenny Scharf, and Ron English.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award nominees and winner in Poetry

The National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards recognizes some of the most outstanding poetry collections published in the U.S. each year. Moderated by poet Denise Duhamel.  Dan Beachy-Quick, Variations on Dawn and Dusk Jericho Brown, The Tradition Toi Derricotte, “I”: New and Selected Poems Ilya Kaminsky, Deaf Republic Ariana Reines, A Sand Book Brian Teare, Doomstead Days Sponsored by …

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Kadir Nelson on The Undefeated

Nominated for a 2019 National Book Award, Kadir Nelson’s children’s book The Undefeated, is a poem and love letter to black life in the United States.  All ages welcome.  Moderated by Rita Mayer, Miami Dade Public Library System Children’s Librarian. Sponsored by    …

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:45 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Thyra Heder

The Rhythm Factory Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley) There are so many ways to dance! You can jiggle or wiggle or stomp. You can bop or bounce or go completely nuts. You can dance at the market or the bus stop, with your fingers or your face. You can dance because you’re happy or even because you’re sad. But, what’s the best way to dance? Exactly how you want to! In How Do You Dance?, author-illustrator Thyra Heder explores dance in all of its creativity,…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:30 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Dennis Scholl on The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles

Dennis Scholl is a Miami-based art collector and the president and CEO of Oolite Arts. Henry Skerrit’s book The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles focuses on an exhibit drawn from the collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl. The exhibition was the third touring exhibition of their Aboriginal art collection. Scholl will be in conversation with Amy Galpin, Chief Curator of the Frost Art Museum.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Race and Resistance

In Seven Sisters and a Brother: Friendship, Resistance, and the Untold Truth Behind Black Activism at Swarthmore College, the eight students at the heart of the historical eight-day sit-in in 1969 at Swarthmore College — Marilyn Allman Maye, Jannette O. Domingo, Marilyn J. Holifield, Aundrea White Kelley, Myra E. Rose, Harold S. Buchanan and Erica James — recall a protest that led to change.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Beatles from A to Zed

In The Beatles from A to Zed: An Alphabetical Mystery Tour, record producer and performer Peter Asher takes readers on an alphabetical journey of insights into the music of the Beatles.  In conversation with WLRN Radio host Joe Johnson.…

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