Events During the Week – 2021

One Night Only! Here’s your chance to see best-selling authors, literary icons, legendary entertainers, and newsmakers (in English and in Spanish), present and discuss their latest work and their careers.

Upcoming Events

November 2021

Sunday, November 14 @ 12:00 pm
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Storytime: Dogs at Work: Good Dogs. Real Jobs.

Have you ever wondered what dogs do all day when their people leave for school or their jobs? What if they went to work, too? Margaret Cardillo’s Dogs at Work: Good Dogs. Real Jobs. is a clever picture book that describes all the real jobs that dogs do. From a therapy dog to a mayor dog and even a lobster-diving dog, the possibilities will surprise you! But, of course, there is one job that dogs love more than any other: being a best friend.…

Sunday, November 14 @ 12:00 pm
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Mystery, Magic & Mayhem: Three Graphic Novel Adventures

Barb the Last Berzerker must free her fellow warriors and stop Witch Head from taking over Bailiwick in this side-splitting graphic novel by Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson. In Nidhi Chanani’s Jukebox, Shaheen and her cousin are transported through decades of music history to search for her missing father. And John Patrick Green’s sewer-loving secret agents are back to solve the mystery of giant bugs in InvestiGators: Ants in Our P.A.N.T.S.…

Sunday, November 14 @ 5:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Poesía en español sin fronteras

Speakers: Pilar Quintana, Beatriz Mendoza Es un gusto para la Feria recibir este año a la narradora y guionista de cine colombiana Pilar Quintana, ganadora del Premio Alfaguara de Novela 2021, quien presenta Los abismos, un relato protagonizado por una niña que asume las revelaciones de su madre y los silencios de su padre para empezar a construir su propio mundo. La autora conversará con la escritora y periodista Beatriz Mendoza. Este evento requiere entradas: Gratis.…

Sunday, November 14 @ 7:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening with Amor Towles

Miami Book Fair 2021 will kick off with New York Times bestselling author Amor Towles, appearing live and in person in a very special Evenings With presentation. In his latest title, The Lincoln Highway: A Novel (Viking), Towles introduces 18-year-old Emmett Watson – his parents dead, their farm gone, and fresh from serving 15 months for involuntary manslaughter in a work farm. Emmett longs to start a new life in California with his younger brother. But two friends who have escaped from the work farm and caught up with Emmett have a very different plan in mind.…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Our Last Blue Moon: A Memoir

In Our Last Blue Moon: A Memoir, her first book, psychotherapist and former dancer and choreographer Kris O’Shee tells the story of the loss of her husband, Alan Cheuse, the novelist, teacher, and literary commentator known as the “voice of books” on NPR’s All Things Considered. Panelists include poet Robert Pinsky, fiction writer Ana Menéndez, and Elizabeth Gutting, a former student of Cheuse’s who now serves as assistant director of the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center,…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Piranesi

Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi is set in a dreamlike alternative reality, where the house inhabited by its namesake protagonist is no ordinary building: Within its infinite labyrinth of halls, an ocean is imprisoned. And as Piranesi explores his dwelling, a terrible truth begins to unravel. Moderated by Madeline Miller, author of Circe.…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Pinkie Promises

Polly, the protagonist of Senator Elizabeth Warren and Charlene Chua’s Pinkie Promises, knows she’s strong and capable. But whenever she offers to help her uncle or brother or neighbor, they tell her: “That’s not what girls do.” Then Polly goes to a rally to meet a woman running for president, and they make a pinkie promise to remember all the things that girls do. Moderated by author, activist, and actor Busy Philipps.…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Dream Girl: A Novel & The Dark Hours

In Dream Girl: A Novel, Laura Lippman shares the story of writer Gerry Andersen, injured in a freak fall and confined to a hospital bed in his high-rise apartment. Then late one night, the phone rings – and the caller claims to be the “real” Aubrey, the title character from Andersen’s most successful novel, Dream Girl. But there is no “real” Aubrey, and her corporeal claimant is threatening to visit and suggesting he owes her something. In Michael Connelly’s The Dark Hours – the fourth installment in the Ballard and Bosch series – a killer strikes on New Year’s Eve and LAPD detective Renée Ballard and detective Harry Bosch join forces to find justice for the victim,…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Burnt Sugar: A Novel & The Archer

Avni Doshi‘s Burnt Sugar: A Novel is a story of love and betrayal between a mother and her daughter, who now confronts the task of caring for a woman who never cared for her. It’s a journey into shifting memories and the subjective nature of truth. In Shruti Swamy’s The Archer, a young Indian woman discovers kathak, a centuries-old dance form requiring utmost discipline and focus. Soon, pursuing artistic transcendence through kathak becomes the organizing principle of her life.…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Animal: A Novel

In Animal: A Novel, Lisa Taddeo tells the story of Joan, who – even after spending a lifetime enduring the cruelties of men – witnesses an unbelievably shocking act of violence. And in its aftermath she unravels a horrific event from her childhood that empowers her to finally strike back. Moderated by Natasha Lunn, author of the upcoming Conversations on Love: Lovers, Strangers, Parents, Friends, Endings, Beginnings.…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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Centenario del nacimiento de Augusto Monterroso

Los narradores Ana María Shua (Argentina), Pía Barros (Chile), Agustín Monsreal (México), Raúl Brasca (Argentina), Pablo Montoya (Colombia) y José María Merino (España) dialogan sobre la obra del gran escritor nacido en Honduras y formado en Guatemala Augusto Monterroso, maestro del microrrelato, al cumplirse cien años de su nacimiento. Con el apoyo del…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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A U.S. Poet Laureate in Conversation

Joy Harjo, the first Native American to serve as U.S. poet laureate, celebrates the stories of her ancestors and family as well as the influences that shaped her work in Poet Warrior: A Memoir. As she recounts her journey of becoming, moving fluidly between prose, song, and poetry, she lays down a spiritual map to help us all find home. Moderated by Robert Casper, head of the Poetry and Literature Center, Library of Congress. Sponsored by…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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2020 National Poetry Series Winners

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 conversation features W.J. Herbert on Dear Specimen: Poems, in conversation with the judge who selected her manuscript, Kwame Dawes,…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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A Reading & Conversation With Ana Castillo

In My Book of the Dead: New Poems, essayist, editor, activist, novelist, and translator Ana Castillo returns to her first literary love, poetry, and unflinchingly addresses some of the bitter realities of the past decade: the environmental crisis, COVID-19, children in detention camps, and Trump’s presidency. Moderated by author Michael Torres, An Incomplete List of Names: Poems. Sponsored by…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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A New Reckoning: Two Graywolf Poets on Spirituality, Survival, & the Second Book

The Renunciations: Poems is a book of resilience, survival, and the journey to radically shift one’s sense of self in the face of trauma. Moving between a childhood marked by love and abuse and the breaking marriage of that adult child, Donika Kelly charts memory and the body as landscapes to be traversed and tended. These poems construct life rafts and sanctuaries even in their most devastating confrontations with what a person can bear, with how families harm themselves.…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance

In A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance, poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib examines how Black performance, from music to dance to schoolyard fistfights, is woven into the fabric of American culture. Moderated by Leonard Pitts Jr., Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of The Last Thing You Surrender: A Novel of World War II.…

Monday, November 15 @ 6:00 pm
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Lee Child: On Better Off Dead: A Jack Reacher Novel.

Jack Reacher was heading west and walking under the desert when he came upon a curious scene: A Jeep crashed into the only tree for miles around, with a woman slumped over its steering wheel. Is she dead? No – and nothing is what it seems. In Better Off Dead: A Jack Reacher Novel, the 26th installment of the Reacher saga, authors Lee Child and Andrew Child place their hero in the middle of a game in which the loser is always better off dead.…

Monday, November 15 @ 7:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Jean Becker & Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush: On The Man I Knew: The Amazing Story of George H.W. Bush’s Post-Presidency

Jean Becker’s The Man I Knew: The Amazing Story of George H.W. Bush’s Post-Presidency tells how, after his loss to Bill Clinton in 1992, former President Bush rebuilt his life and found a way to make a difference. Joining Becker is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, author of Reply All and the second son of H.W. This is a ticketed event: $20. This event requires a ticket for admission. All in-person events at MBF 2021 will require a ticket for entry.…

Monday, November 15 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Sarah Schulman & Jackson Howard: On Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993

Based on more than 200 interviews with Act Up members, author Sarah Schulman’s Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 offers a revelatory exploration and reassessment of the inner workings, conflicts, achievements, and ultimate fracture of the AIDS awareness coalition. Joining Schulman is her editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Jackson Howard. This is a ticketed event: $20.  This event requires a ticket for admission. All in-person events at MBF 2021 will require a ticket for entry.…

Tuesday, November 16 @ 12:00 pm
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El poder de lo cotidiano en la novela

La narradora argentina Marina Condó presenta Flores de la calle, obra ganadora del premio SED 2021, que combina el tema del viaje con lo marginal, el fanatismo y el amor. Gerardo Fernández Fe, novelista, poeta, ensayista y traductor cubano llega con Hotel Singapur, novela en la que las historias de vida de varios personajes se van entrelazando con la del narrador. El novelista, cuentista, editor y gestor cultural cubano-dominicano José Fernández Pequeño ofrece Tantas razones para odiar a Emilia,…

Tuesday, November 16 @ 5:00 pm
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An Evening With Andy Cohen: On Glitter Every Day: 365 Quotes from Women I Love

Andy Cohen’s inspiration for his over-the-top view of the world comes from the women he adores – from his mother to Madonna. In Glitter Every Day: 365 Quotes from Women I Love, he shares his most beloved words of daily inspiration, affirmation, and (just enough) intoxication from those lovely ladies that can make any ordinary day shine bright. This is a ticketed event that includes a copy of the book ($24 plus tax, fee, and shipping).   Sponsored by…

Tuesday, November 16 @ 7:00 pm
THE DORAL YARD
8455 NW 53rd St, Doral, FL 33166 United States

Doral Date with Book Fair

Reading, discussion, audience Q&A, and book signing. An Evening With prolific novelist Patricia Engel, author of Infinite Country: A Novel, in conversation with moderator Anjanette Delgado, whose recently published anthology, Home in Florida: Latinx Writers and the Literature of Uprootedness, features Engel’s work. This event requires a ticket for admission. All in-person events at MBF 2021 will require a ticket for entry. Tickets will be available to Friends of the Fair October 18 and to the general public November 3.…

Tuesday, November 16 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Sebastian Junger: On Freedom

Freedom is Sebastian Junger’s account of a year spent on the road with three friends as they walked the railroad lines of the East Coast. At once an experiment in personal autonomy and interdependence, the journey became an intense exploration of our most cherished, yet essentially contradictory ideals: community and freedom. This is a ticketed event: $20. This event requires a ticket for admission. All in-person events at MBF 2021 will require a ticket for entry. Tickets will be available to Friends of the Fair October 18 and to the general public November 3.…

Wednesday, November 17 @ 8:00 pm
Building 1, Fourth Floor Terrace
300 N.E. 2nd Avenue (Bldg. 1, 2nd Floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Sandra Cisneros & Jan Beatty: On Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo

In Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo by Sandra Cisneros, Corina finds a letter written by a friend from her days in Paris, where she once escaped to be a writer. They have lost touch since, but Corina’s intense friendships with Martita and Paola is what gives that time a certain glow. Now the letter has brought those days back with breathtaking immediacy. Moderated by Cisnero’s friend and fellow author Jan Beatty. La reconocida autora Sandra Cisneros presenta Martita,…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
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Literatura y artes: simbiosis creativas | Hitchcock filma en el closet

El poeta, narrador y pintor cubano Santiago Rodríguez presenta su ensayo Hitchcock, la homosexualidad y los MacGuffins. Manual del impertinente, en el que analiza las ocultas motivaciones homosexuales de algunos personajes de las cintas del gran realizador inglés. Rodríguez conversará con la poeta, crítica y fotógrafa Ena Columbié.…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Perestroika in Paris: A Novel

Paras, short for “Perestroika,” is a racehorse at a track west of Paris. When she finds the door of her stall open, she wanders off all the way to the great city, finding adventure and an unlikely cast of characters with which to share it. From Jane Smiley, Perestroika in Paris: A Novel celebrates curiosity, ingenuity, and the desire of all creatures for true love and freedom. Moderated by authors Julie Sternberg and Eve Yohalem.…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
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Literatura y artes: simbiosis creativas | En torno al texto dramático

Carmen Duarte, dramaturga, ensayista y profesora universitaria cubana, presenta Etnia, raza y sexualidad en la dramaturgia femenina hispano-caribeña en los Estados Unidos. El dramaturgo, ensayista, narrador y poeta cubanoespañol Abel González Melo llega con Cádiz en Martí. Itinerario de romances, donde evoca dos ciudades entrañables para el patriota cubano: La Habana y Cádiz. El panel estará moderado por Mario Ernesto Sánchez, fundador de Teatro Avante y del Festival de Teatro Hispano de Miami.…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
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Literatura y artes: simbiosis creativas | Del Caribe al mundo: la estética trascendente de Humberto Castro

Un libro sobre el gran artista multimedia cubano, miembro de la generación de los 80 que originó cambios estéticos y conceptuales en el arte de la isla. Castro ha recibido numerosos premios en Cuba y otros países y sus obras forman parte de colecciones museísticas y privadas de su país natal, así como de Brasil, Estados Unidos, Francia, Italia y Polonia, entre otros. Humberto Castro dialoga con la autora y editora Francine Birbragher-Rozencwaig.…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present

People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present is a startling and profound exploration of how Jewish history is exploited to comfort the living. In these essays, author Dara Horn reflects on subjects as disparate as the veneration of Anne Frank to the marketing of the Jewish history of Harbin, China. Moderated by author Alana Newhouse, founder of Tablet magazine.…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
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Literatura y artes: simbiosis creativas | Del salón de baile al libro

Radio Gladys Palmera trabaja para recuperar la memoria histórica de la música latina a través de una radio online y la mayor colección de música afrocubana del mundo. Este año RGP llega a la Feria con Cha Cha Cha, un baile y una época, una pieza única que incluye la mayor colección de discos de cha cha cha en un libro cautivante. Con la participación de José Arteaga, coautor y editor, y Judy Cantor-Navas, traductora de la versión en inglés.…

Thursday, 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 Mark Oppenheimer & Rabbi Judith Siegal: On Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood

A piercing look at one of America’s most renowned historically Jewish neighborhoods in the wake of unspeakable tragedy, Mark Oppenheimer’s Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood offers an inspiring portrait of strength, compassion, and healing. Moderated by Rabbi Judith Siegal of Coral Gables’ Temple Judea. This is a ticketed event: $20. This event requires a ticket for admission. All in-person events at MBF 2021 will require a ticket for entry.…

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

An Evening With Rita Dove & Campbell McGrath: On Playlist for the Apocalypse: Poems

Playlist for the Apocalypse: Poems, Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove’s first volume of new works in 12 years, is an exploration of the wavering moral compass guiding America’s and the world’s experiments in democracy. Joining her to discuss these new works is her friend and fellow poet, Campbell McGrath. This is a ticketed event: $20. This event requires a ticket for admission. All in-person events at MBF 2021 will require a ticket for entry.…

Thursday, November 18 @ 8:00 pm
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Un café con Jorge Ramos

El febrero de 2019 el escritor y periodista mexicano Jorge Ramos entrevistó al dictador de Venezuela Nicolás Maduro, quien dio por terminada la charla de forma abrupta, disgustado por las preguntas. Ramos fue detenido y deportado. Los recovecos de esa peligrosa experiencia periodística quedaron plasmados en el libro 17 minutos. Entrevista con el dictador, que Jorge Ramos presenta en conversación con el escritor, cronista y guionista venezolano Leonardo Padrón. Con el apoyo del…

Friday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Swimming Back to Trout River: A Novel

Linda Rui Feng’s Swimming Back to Trout River: A Novel is set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution in the 1980s. It follows a father’s quest to return from America and fulfill a promise to retrieve his daughter by her 12th birthday and reunite his family, even if it means bringing painful family secrets to light. Moderated by author Weike Wang.…

Friday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
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Versos para apostarle a la esperanza

El poeta, investigador literario, editor, traductor, ensayista cubano Emilio de Armas presenta Asido a la mano que me guía, donde explora los motivos del impulso poético.Yosie Crespo, poeta y narradora cubana llega con Queríamos saber qué era una rosa /What Is a Rose? We Wondered, una colección bilingüe de versos con diferentes registros líricos, en la que explora los vínculos de su mundo interior con la realidad. Montse Ordóñez, poeta, editora y gestora cultural nacida en Barcelona,…

Friday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
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On Resistance, Romance, and Building Fantastic Worlds

Revisit Melissa Albert’s Hazel Wood world with 12 Tales from the Hinterland, where an enchantress is killed twice – and lives – a young woman spends a night with Death, and more. In Romina Garber’s Cazadora: A Novel (Wolves of No World #2), Manu and her friends cross the mystical border into Kerana, a cursed realm in Argentina rife with werewolves and witches. In Jordan Ifueko’s Redemptor (Raybearer #2), an Empress Redemptor sits on the throne for the first time,…

Friday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
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Joshua Prager: On The Family Roe: An American Story

In The Family Roe: An American Story (W. W. Norton & Company), journalist Joshua Prager examines the Supreme Court’s most divisive case, Roe v. Wade, and the largely unknown lives at its heart, including Norma McCorvey (1947–2017), the “Jane Roe” whose unwanted pregnancy in 1970 tore open a great fracture in American life.…

Friday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era

Former President Donald Trump might rarely read, but he unleashed an onslaught of books about his tenure and his time. In What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era, book critic Carlos Lozada focuses on the political and cultural ideas at play – and at stake – in America. Moderated by ​​Washington Post senior correspondent Dan Balz.…

Friday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On What About the Baby? Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction

In What About the Baby? Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction, acclaimed novelist Alice McDermott shares wisdom about her chosen art. It is knowledge earned over a lifetime as an acclaimed writer and teacher of writing. There’s much to explore here, from technical advice and wry musings about success to that rarity: uncommon common sense. Moderated by Jonathan Galassi, editor and president of Farrar, Straus and Giroux.…

Friday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Volunteers: Growing Up in the Forever War

In the memoir Volunteers: Growing Up in the Forever War, Jerad W. Alexander writes about his experience as a U.S. Marine in Iraq, fighting in the same war his parents had fought before him – and takes another look at what he had always accepted on faith about his country. Moderated by Brian Turner, author of My Life as a Foreign Country: A Memoir.…

Friday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On This Is Ear Hustle: Unflinching Stories of Everyday Prison Life

Earlonne Woods – who was once incarcerated under California’s Three Strikes Law – and Nigel Poor are the co-creators, co-hosts, and co-producers of the popular podcast Ear Hustle (the prison term for eavesdropping). In This Is Ear Hustle: Unflinching Stories of Everyday Prison Life, they share how they came to meet at San Quentin, and how they created their podcast and present new stories. Moderated by Nicole R. Fleetwood, Ph.D., author of Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration.…

Friday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Novel

In her fiction debut, The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Novel, author Honorée Fanonne Jeffers follows Ailey Pearl Garfield as she embarks on a journey through her family’s past – from centuries of colonial slave trade and the Civil War to our present conflicted era – to come to terms with her identity. Moderated by Leigh Haber, books editor for O, The Oprah Magazine.…

Friday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On The House of Rust: A Novel

The House of Rust: A Novel by Khadija Abdalla Bajaber is a magical realist coming-of-age tale told through the lens of the Swahili and Hadrami culture in Mombasa, Kenya. It tells the story of Aisha as she takes to the sea on a magical boat made of a skeleton’s bones to rescue her missing fisherman father. There are talking cats and sea monsters – and then things get strange. Moderated by author Helon Habila.…

Friday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On The Drop: How the Most Addictive Sport Can Help Us Understand Addiction and Recovery

In The Drop: How the Most Addictive Sport Can Help Us Understand Addiction and Recovery, author and lifelong surfer Thad Ziolkowski explores the connection between riding the waves, addiction, and recovery. Moderated by David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction.…

Friday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Say It Loud!: On Race, Law, History, and Culture

Say It Loud!: On Race, Law, History, and Culture spans two decades of Randall Kennedy’s writing. Its 29 essays include some previously published, others written for this title, all exploring key social justice issues of our time, from the murder of George Floyd to birtherism. Moderated by Nancy Ancrum, editor of the Miami Herald editorial page.…

Friday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Justice Rising: Robert Kennedy’s America in Black and White & How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America

Historian Patricia Sullivan’s Justice Rising: Robert Kennedy’s America in Black and White is a major reconsideration of his life and legacy. Sullivan reveals how, as demands for racial justice escalated and a political problem became a moral one, Kennedy grasped the moment to emerge as a transformational leader. Deeply researched, Atlantic staff writer Clint Smith’s How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America examines the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history.…

Friday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
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Hoy la noticia es ficción

La periodista Eileen Cardet lleva veinte años conduciendo el noticiero de Univision Miami y, además, presenta Edición Digital Miami. Ha ganado dos Emmy, entre otros reconocimientos. La Feria la recibe para la presentación de su novela Urano, que tiene por protagonistas a tres amigas dispuestas a romper las ideas que han limitado sus vidas para comenzar una nueva etapa de sus existencias. Cardet conversará con la escritora puertorriqueña Anjanette Delgado.…

Friday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
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George Packer: On Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal

National Book Award-winning author and journalist George Packer examines the narratives of a deeply divided country in Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal. No single interpretation is enough to sustain a democracy – no, the glue is the passion for equality that Americans of diverse persuasions have held for centuries.…

Friday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
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Andrew Ross: On Sunbelt Blues: The Failure of American Housing

In Sunbelt Blues: The Failure of American Housing, Andrew Ross investigates America’s rural and suburban housing crisis, told through a portrait of precarious living in Disney World’s backyard. Ineffective government planning, property market speculation, and poverty wages have combined to create a catastrophe with far-reaching consequences.…

Friday, 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 Dantiel W. Moniz & Deesha Philyaw: On Milk Blood Heat: Stories & The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

Set in the cities and suburbs of Florida, the 11 short works in Dantiel W. Moniz’s debut collection, Milk Blood Heat: Stories, delve into the ordinary worlds of young girls, women, and men who find themselves confronted by extraordinary moments of violent personal reckoning. These stories explore human connection, race, womanhood, inheritance, and the elemental darkness in us all. Deesha Philyaw’s The Secret Lives of Church Ladies is a short story collection that explores some of the places where Black women and girls dare to follow their desires and pursue a momentary reprieve from being good.…

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