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 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music: Afrobeta

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue Miami’s avant-dance duo Afrobeta’s unique and diverse sound transcends genre classifications and will keep you moving from start to finish with Cuci’s rapid-fire delivery combined with Smurphio’s funky synths and head-bopping basslines. Afrobeta is Miami. Sponsored by…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On Mindfulness

Sharon Salzberg’s Real Love offers a creative toolkit of mindfulness exercises, meditation techniques, and interactive applications that will guide readers to find a truer meaning of love. Salzberg will be in conversation with Scott Rogers, founder of the University of Miami School of Law’s Mindfulness in Law Program. Sponsored by…

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On Mindfulness

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 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Screw, Marry, or Kill

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue A Penguin Classics & MBF Collab twist on classic books featuring MBF Authors confessing their literary character crushes, the steamiest scenes from classic books, and what they’ve learned about love, friendship, sex- all the feels – from classic literature. Hosted by Penguin Classics Publisher Elda Rotor featuring Marlon James and Maris Kreizman.…

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
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Edwidge Danticat

When a child wakes up feeling sick, her remedy includes a yummy cup of hot chocolate, a cozy bubble-bath, and unlimited snuggles. My Mommy Medicine can heal all woes and make any day the BEST day!…

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 @ 4:00 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
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music: Xperimento

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue Grammy Nominated Xperimento is a bilingual, multicultural, cross-genre, All-Star, All-Live band from Miami, that blends world sounds such as Cumbia, Reggae, Ska, Salsa, Merengue, Dembo, Kuduru and Funk with elements of Rock, R&B, HipHop and Dancehall. In other words TREMENDO PARTY! Sponsored by  …

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 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 @ 3:00 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
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Nerd Nite Miami: MBF Edition

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue Don’t miss the Miami Book Fair debut of this monthly event during which several folks give fun-yet-informative presentations while the audience drinks along. Think Discovery Channel… with beer!…

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

On Chicago & Cleveland: Nonfiction

Alex Kotlowitz’s An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago is a richly textured, heartrending portrait of love and death in Chicago’s most turbulent neighborhoods. Investigative reporter Kyle Swenson tells in Good Kids, Bad City the true story of the longest wrongful imprisonment in the United States to end in exoneration, and a critical social and political history of Cleveland, the city that convicted them.…

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 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
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music: Lemon City Trio

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue Lemon City Trio blends cinematic guitar textures, hip-hop grooves, and slinky Cajun beats. 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
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
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Fierce Fantasy:

Three indomitable fantasy authors join forces in a conversation you won’t want to miss. Featuring Stephanie Garber with Caraval #3: Finale, in which all games must come to an end; and Tahereh Mafi with Shatter Me #5: Defy Me, in which Juliette must choose to be a weapon or be a warrior. Moderated by Culture Shock Miami. G. Willow Wilson UNABLE TO APPEAR…

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Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Shtetl in the Sun: Andy Sweet’s South Beach 1977-1980

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue A discussion of Miami-native Andy Sweet’s iconic photos, which captured the 1970s South Miami Beach community’s daily rhythms in all their beach-strolling, cafeteria-noshing and klezmer-dancing glory. Featuring: Brett Sokol, Francesco Casale, Ellen Sweet Moss and Stan Hughes. Sponsored by     …

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

On Climate Change

In We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast Jonathan Safran Foer explores climate change and our practical, daily response, in a surprising, deeply personal, and urgent new way. 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.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Julie Berry

Whether learning the best way to embrace the circumstances we find ourselves in each day or celebrating the unconditional love and joy in the promise of a new child, you’ll love these brilliant picture books!…

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
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Poetry-Music Jam

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue Miami Book Fair explores the relationship between poetry and music with Vincent Rafard, Oscar Fuentes aka the Biscayne Poet, and Julia Bhatt, in a jam session specially commissioned for this year’s Miami Book Fair.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Busk Stop

The Busk Stop: The bus stop has been taken over by a band of buskers! Enjoy street-savvy array of DJs, musicians, and dancers all afternoon long. Located at the bus stop on NE 1st Avenue (the back of Children’s Alley). 12 p.m. – DJ Brian Jones 1 p.m. – Musicall brings the concert hall to Miami Book Fair. 2 p.m. – El Bosque Encantado, presented by Latin Grammy-nominated band Colectivo Animal. 3 p.m. – Breakdance educators, Flipside Kings, will show you how to pop,…

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The Busk Stop

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:45 am
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Lectura de Finalistas del Concurso Cuentomanía

La Feria del Libro de Miami, Suburbano Ediciones, la librería Books & Books y The Betsy South Beach los invitan a escuchar a los tres autores finalistas del concurso Cuentomanía, el talent show literario de Miami, producido por Pedro Medina y Gloria Noriega.                …

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
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Carl Hiaasen: Squirm

Billy Dickens’ dad left when he was four, but he has just found his dad’s address—in Montana. This summer, Billy will fly across the country, hike a mountain, float a river, dodge a grizzly bear, shoot down a spy drone, save a neighbor’s cat, save an endangered panther, and then try to save his own father.   Sponsored by  …

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 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 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
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: The Paintbox: Home is Where the Heart Is

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Read, imagine, and create! The Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College invites young readers to create unique pieces of art inspired by five delightfully poignant children’s books. Through activity prompts designed to spark their imagination, children will thoughtfully engage with award-winning stories that explore important concepts such as home, empathy, and belonging. Featured Books: La Frontera; Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey; Dreamers; A Different Pond;…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Fun Room: Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids & UHealth Jackson Teddy Bear Care

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Want to get healthy and stay that way? You’ve come to the right place! Learn how to get rid of germs, especially on your teeth! You’ll want to show off those pearly whites after dental hygienists and their puppets teach you the right way to brush. Learn about good nutrition so you can grow healthy and strong! Step into the world of expert care at this year’s Children’s Alley and become part of UHealth Jackson Teddy Bear Care,…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Fun Room: One World, Many Stories

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Bring your imaginary passports and join us on a literary journey as we read stories about different people who had an impact in history, music, and art. Learn about Betty Mae Jumper, James John Audubon, Harriet Tubman and many more. Featured books: I am Jazz; She Persisted; The Boy Who Drew Birds; Tito Puente, Mambo King; She Sang Promise, Amelia Earhart.  Presented in partnership with HistoryMiami.

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Fun Room: The Rhythm Factory

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Sing-a-long, move, and groove! Learn about different musical instruments from around the world. Grab your imaginary passport and go on a musical journey that will take you from Brazil to Africa, and as far away as Australia! Featured books: I Love My Baby Berimbau: An Introduction to the Berimbau in Capoeira; Dundun: The Talking Drum of the Yoruba People of South-West Nigeria; The Soul of Mbira: Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe;…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Fun Room: Tinker, Make, Innovate!

Lower plaza of Children’s Alley The Tinker, Make, Innovate! programming encourages youth to shape the worlds around them with cutting-edge tech tools and maker-centered learning activities. Moonlighter Makerspace will teach kids how to expose light-sensitive paper through different designs based on the characters and themes of the book What is Light, while Learn 01 will teach them how to use virtual reality and 3D modeling techniques to explore digital worlds. MDC’s Maker Lab will generate 3D printed hypno-rings from the Captain Underpants series.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: Tot Time Play & Learn

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Sing, dance, learn yoga poses and paint with us and your favorite storybook characters! Arts for Learning (A4L)’s incredible Teaching Artists are ready to take little ones on wild adventures through stories set in jungles, forests, and busy city streets, sparking creative learning and bringing the art of storytelling to life. Featured Books: Abiyoyo; Giraffes Can’t Dance; Interrupting Chicken; Life Doesn’t Frighten Me; Oh No! Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World; Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes;

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Guided Meditation

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue Start your Sunday off chill!…

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

Haitian Drama in its Death Throes

[In Haitian Creole with simultaneous interpretation into English] Historically, plays written in Haitian Creole have been vibrant and authentic, serving as a tool for educating the masses. The people of Haiti use drama in every form—religious drama (plays rooted in the Vodou religion), street theater, drama focused on social justice, activism, and revolutionary ideas—and all forms contribute in changing the political system in Haiti, with playwrights questioning the moral/ethical/social codes of their culture and bearing witness to their times.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Lives Lived: A Reading

Emily Bernard’s Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine looks at race in twelve tell-tale, deeply personal essays. Carolyn Forché’s What You Have Heard is True, is a devastating, lyrical, and visionary memoir about a young woman’s brave choice to engage with horror in order to help others. In her memoir Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love, author Dani Shapiro explores the ethical questions surrounding DNA testing and,…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Pop-up, Roaming Performances, and Special Activities

Founded in 2015 by the Mexican American Council (MAC) and under the direction of the world renowned, “Mariachi Los Mora Arriaga,” the Homestead-Miami Mariachi Conservatory (HMMC) is an after-school music program with a special focus on the children of Farmworkers. Recognized as Florida’s premier Mariachi music school, the HMMC has been featured on national TV and performed in the Halls of the U.S. Congress in Washington D.C. Cirko Teatro presents the local favorite “El show de Enriqueta y Agapito,” a puppet-theatre performance in Spanish that focuses on environmental awareness and kindness toward animals.…

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
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Cirko Teatro

Cirko Teatro presents the local favorite “El show de Enriqueta y Agapito,” a puppet-theatre performance in Spanish that focuses on environmental awareness and kindness towards animals. This participatory experience will engage children to meet a host of four-legged creatures, jugglers, and clowns, and to take part of an adventure that teaches them about compassion, respect, and love for one another. Founded in 2015 by the Mexican American Council (MAC) and under the direction of the world renown, “Mariachi Los Mora Arriaga”,…

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Cirko Teatro

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Conecta Miami Arts

Conecta Miami Arts brings to life beloved children’s fairytales from around the world. These bilingual, immersive street-theatre pieces celebrate friendship, courage, and imagination. They also address the questions every fan of fairytales is dying to know, such as: How did Peter Pan first get to Neverland? Why isn’t the cat part of the Chinese Zodiac?…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Encantos Media

Join Encantos Media to read and color from their various book collections: Emmy-nominated, award-winning baby brand Canticos makes learning fun with bilingual books, digital apps and sign-alongs. Learn about the many cultural wonders of the world through the Tiny Travelers Book Series and their Day of the Dead-inspired collection Skeletitos. Meet Ricky Chickie the Puppet, enjoy a reading from author Susie Jaramillo, and leave Encantos’ culturally-inspired tent with stickers,…

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Encantos Media

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FIU Mobile STEAM Festival

The Florida International University College of Arts, Science & Education Mobile STEAM Festival will spark your curiosity in planets Earth’s greatest stories.  Join our Mobile STEAM Festival as we put the spirit of discovery in your hands with activities such as air-propelled rockets, marine-focused VR goggles, human electricity circuits and more!…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Street Fair

More than 200 national and international exhibitors are on hand – plus music, food, and more. See below for hundreds of author presentations, and discussions about everything, from fame to feminism. Sponsored by …

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Street Fair

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Last Book on Judaism You’ll Ever Need? L’Chaim!

Alan Zweibel, Dave Barry and Adam Mansbach are pretty sure that their irreverent A Field Guide to the Jewish People: Who They Are, Where They Come From, What to Feed Them…and Much More. Maybe Too Much More, is the last book on Judaism that you will ever need. Well, we’ll see. 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,…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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

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

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventures

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Explore the ocean with Royal Caribbean! Join us for undersea adventures and other nautical fun! Little ones can play, too, with hands-on, ocean-themed activities. Activities all weekend long in Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventures are sponsored by…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music: The Rock Bottom Remainders

The Rock Bottom Remainders is a classic rock band made up of classic authors! Between them, they’ve published more than 150 titles, sold more than 350 million books, and been translated into more than 25 languages. A special Miami Book Fair presentation featuring authors: Ridley Pearson, Sam Barry, Josh Kelly, Alan Zweibel, Erasmo Paolo, Greg Iles, Scott Turow, Carl Hiaasen, Dave Barry and Gene Weingarten. Sponsored by …

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
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Literary Death Match

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue Cage fight meets poetry slam, American Idol meets book club—that’s Literary Death Match. Four local writers will read their most “electric” works, followed by no-holds-barred commentary by judges. The action will culminate in an “anything goes,” totally unpredictable finale. Hosted by Adrian Todd Zuniga.…

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
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Andrea Beaty

When Sofia petitions City Hall to turn a local landfill into a park, she’s told she can’t build a park because she’s just a kid. Down but not out, she sets out to prove what one kid can do in The Questioneers: Sofia Valdez, Future Prez. Moderated by Miami Moms Blog.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

A New Kind of Superhero

What would you do if you had the power to time travel? Or retrieve things (and people) from anywhere in time and space? What if your parents were real-life superheroes? Take a ride on the sci-fi side with Carlos Hernandez (Sal and Gabi Break the Universe), Peter Lerangis (Throwback), and Ridley Pearson (Super Sons: The Foxglove Mission)! Moderated by Leadership Academy.

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music: Tamboka

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue Tamboka is a Miami-based Gypsy Latin Band that plays a one-of-a-kind fusion drawing from Flamenco and Swing, to Cumbia, Bossa Nova, salsa and more. Come and shake it to the groove. Sponsored by GEICO…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Race in America

Mitchell S. Jackson’s Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family is an essential addition to the national conversation about race and class. Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House explores the relationship between a family and their home in a neglected area of New Orleans. Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Anti-racist is an in-depth guide to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 21, 2019 at 12 P.M.…

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Race in America

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
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Jeffrey Brown

New York Times bestselling author of the Darth Vader and Son series returns to the Star Wars galaxy with Rey and Pals, a collection of brand-new adventures starring young Rey and Kylo, Finn and Poe, Hux and Phasma, Rose and BB-8—all under the watch of Luke, General Leia, Han, and Chewie. Moderated by Miami Moms Blog.…

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 @ 3:10 pm
Room 7106 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

VI Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura

“Niños, esperanza del mundo”, organizado por la Fundación Cuatrogatos y la Feria del Libro de Miami Escribir para las nuevas generaciones con Juan Villoro (México) y Antonio Orlando Rodríguez (Cuba-Estados Unidos)  …

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
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Lip Service: True Stories, Out Loud

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue South Florida’s longest-running, live storytelling event, Lip Service, features true, smart, honest, (and sometimes sexy) stories presented before a live audience.…

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 @ 2:45 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Viajeros impenitentes

Tres autores colombianos nos cuentan sus travesías. Periodista, corresponsal extranjero, diplomático, Enrique Córdoba presenta De la tierra del hielo a la Tierra del fuego (Palabra Libre), una apasionante crónica de su quinta vuelta alrededor del mundo. Ángela Posada Swafford, periodista y autora de libros para niños y jóvenes llega con Hielo: bitácora de una expedicionaria antártica (Planeta), en el que recoge sus experiencias en la Antártida. María Isabel Saavedra, escritora y cantautora musical,…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees: Nonfiction

The National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards recognize some of the most outstanding works of nonfiction published in the U.S. each year. Moderated by Elizabeth Flock, reporter and producer for PBS NewsHour. Hanif Abdurraqib, Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest Sarah M. Broom, The Yellow House Tressie McMillan Cottom, Thick: And Other Essays Carolyn Forché, What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor,

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees: Young People’s Literature

The National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards recognize some of the most outstanding works of young people’s literature published in the U.S. each year. Moderated by Rita Mayer, Miami Dade Public Library System Children’s Librarian.   Jason Reynolds, Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks Laura Ruby, Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All Hal Schrieve, Out of Salem Colleen AF Venable & Ellen T. Crenshaw, Kiss Number 8 Sponsored by …

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 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees and winner in Fiction

The National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards recognize some of the most outstanding works of fiction published in the U.S. each year. Moderated by Ellen Book, Miami Dade Public Library System Branch Manager. Susan Choi, Trust Exercise Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Sabrina & Corina: Stories Marlon James, Black Leopard, Red Wolf Laila Lalami, The Other Americans Kimberly King Parsons, Black Light: Stories Helen Phillips, The Need Julia Phillips,

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

CANCELLED – Picture Book Author: Jamaica Kincaid

Three girls attend a party that has many fancy distractions. Two of the girls see something. The youngest does not, and has a hard time getting anyone to tell her anything in Party: A Mystery.…

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

Dave Barry in Conversation with Carl Hiaasen

Dave Barry learns how to age happily in his latest book, Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog. Barry will be joined in conversation by Carl Hiaasen, author, most recently, of Squirm. 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.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music: Electric Kif

(Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue) Electric Kif and their undeniable spunk bring an unparalleled energy and blend of cosmic funk, rock, soul, and jazz. Sponsored by  …

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

U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo: A Reading and Conversation

Joy Harjo reads from her latest book, An American Sunrise, and discusses her role as the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States, and the first Native American to hold the position. In conversation with Library of Congress Head of Poetry and Literature Center Robert Casper.…

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 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 7106 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

VI Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura

“Niños, esperanza del mundo”, organizado por la Fundación Cuatrogatos y la Feria del Libro de Miami Niños, literatura y futuro con Menena Cottin (Venezuela), Legna Rodríguez Iglesias (Cuba), José Ignacio Valenzuela Chile), David Unger (Guatemala) y María Cueto (Cuba-Estados Unidos)     …

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
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Ambassador Susan Rice on Tough Love

In her memoir Tough Love, ambassador Susan E. Rice connects the personal and the professional as it examines her career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy. In conversation with poet Tom Healy. 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 @ 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
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
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Equality and Justice for All

In Troublemaker for Justice, Walter Naegle traces the life of Bayard Rustin, who was a major figure in the Civil Rights movement—arrested on a bus 13 years before Rosa Parks, mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., organizer for the March on Washington. In One Person, No Vote, Carol Anderson chronicles the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and discriminated against African American participation in the vote. Moderated by Keshia Abraham.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Exchange for Change: Poems From Prisons

Exchange for Change gives you the opportunity to address the absence of creative literacy programs in prisons. Come out and read pieces written (in Spanish and English) by currently incarcerated prisoners, then “exchange” your written or audio response to their work.…

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
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Unusual Heroes: Stuffies, Ghosts, and Warriors, Oh My!

In Liz Braswell’s Stuffed, a grandma-made sock animal is the last line of defense against nefarious shadow monsters. A girl searching for her father becomes an attorney for a ghost in William Lashner’s Elizabeth Webster and the Court of Uncommon Pleas. Katie Zhao’s The Dragon Warrior might just be a twelve-year-old girl, if only she can prove her worth. Moderated by Los Tweens & Teens.…

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
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Bobbi Dick

Blanchette is a white toy poodle who lives happily with her human family—until they start adopting kittens. Find out what happens in 1+9: The Story of Blanchette. Moderated by Tara Gilani.

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 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

A Discourse on Discourse

Robert Boyers’s The Tyranny of Virtue: Identity, the Academy, and the Hunt for Political Heresies elegantly and fiercely addresses recent developments in American culture, and argues for the tolerance of difference that is at the heart of the liberal tradition. Stanley Fish’s The First: How to Think About Hate Speech, Campus Speech, Religious Speech, Fake News, Post-Truth, and Donald Trump is a sharply observed look at one of the most hotly debated issues of our time: freedom of speech.…

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 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees and Winner in Translated Literature

The National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards recognizes some of the most outstanding works of translated literature published in the U.S. each year. In conversation with translator and professor Becka McKay. Diane Grosklaus Whitty, The Collector of Leftover Souls: Field Notes on Brazil’s Everyday Insurrections Sponsored by  …

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

From Prison to Purpose: Nonfiction

In The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose, Chris Wilson tells his story of second chances: from being sentenced to life in prison with no hope of parole at 18, to successful social entrepreneur, mentor, and public speaker.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Graphic Novel Adaptations

From television, to podcasts, to games and ancient myths, these creators are mining diverse media, new and old, and turning them into crackling-good comics. Join Carey Pietsch (Adventure Zone), George O’Connor (Olympians), Vita Ayala (Magic: the Gathering: Chandra), and Tini Howard (GLOW), as they talk about the challenges of adapting someone else’s work, and how it ends up an amazing, but totally different, reading experience.…

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

Live Music: DJ Ma Non Troppo & Inez Barlatier

Michael Gil, Arsenio Diaz and Manuel Clua created the trio DJ Ma Non Troppo,  a fresh and ludic blend of electronic music, loop stations pedals, guitar synthesizers that beautifully mix with the ancestral sounds of a Didgeridoo, Berimbau, Jaw harps and the Sitar. In a performance specially commissioned by Miami Book Fair for this year’s event, they will be joined by the irresistible, multitalented Haitian-American vocalist Inez Barlatier to create high energy electronic music with a taste of blues, rock, Haitian and world music.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Centre Gallery (Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 1365)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Live Your Best Life

Brian D. Johnson’s self-help book, Live Your Dreams Out Loud: 6 Steps to Conquer Your Fears and Achieve Your Dreams, outlines a path to success. In Perfectly You: Embracing the Power of Being Real,  Mariana Atencio digs into what makes each of us special and the ways in which we can become a force for good in a broken world. Sponsored by  tropic…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Making Music

Evelyn McDonnell’s Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyonce. Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl is an unprecedented celebration of 104 musical artists, and the history of the evolution and importance of women in music. Ed Ward’s The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 2, covers the period between The Beatles’ arrival to America in 1964 to the mid-70s, one of the most exciting eras of rock history.  Jim Daniels is the editor of RESPECT: The Poetry of Detroit Music,…

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Making Music

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

On the Come Up: Women Who Slay

Join us for a conversation with powerhouses Brittany Morris and Angie Thomas! Slay follows a teen game developer as she battles a real-life troll intent on ruining the Black-Panther-inspired video game she created and the safe community it represents. On the Come Up follows Bri, who wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, she no longer just wants to make it—she has to.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Senator Tom Cotton on A Soldier’s Story

Senator Tom Cotton’s A Soldier’s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery is an unforgettable testament to the timeless power of service and sacrifice to our nation. 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. Tickets for unfilled seats will be distributed to the standby line on a first come first served basis.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Surreal Fiction, Readings

The surreal and speculative stories in The Trojan War Museum by Ayse Papatya Bucak examine the tension between myth and history, cultural categories and personal identity, performance and authenticity. Juan Villoro’s collection of short stories, The Guilty, reveals the deep dissatisfactions and absurdities of life in Mexico. In the short stories of The World Doesn’t Require You, author Rion Amilcar Scott is back in fictional Cross River, Md., established as a result of “the country’s only successful slave revolt,” with deadpan humor and a touch of magic realism.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

T.C. Boyle on Outside Looking In

In Outside Looking In: A Novel, T.C. Boyle takes us back to the 1960s and to the early days of a drug whose effects have reverberated widely throughout our culture: LSD. In conversation with Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan of fiction/non/fiction, a LitHub Radio Podcast.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Busk Stop

The Busk Stop: The bus stop has been taken over by buskers! Enjoy a street-savvy array of DJs, musicians, and dancers all afternoon long. Located at the bus stop on NE 1st Avenue (the back of Children’s Alley). 12 p.m. – Jam to the music of DJ Brian Jones, resident DJ at Wood Tavern in Wynwood and The O.G. in Delray 1 p.m. – Musicall brings the concert hall to Miami Book Fair. 2 p.m. – El Bosque Encantado, presented by Latin Grammy-nominated band Colectivo Animal.…

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The Busk Stop

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:45 am
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

El arte de narrar

Miguel Cossío Woodward, escritor cubano radicado en México, presenta su novela policíaca Naturaleza muerta (Dharma Books and Publishing), donde la historia está contada por la víctima, después de su muerte. El narrador, periodista y editor cubano Daniel Fernández ofrece La amnesia (Silueta), novela escrita como un diario personal donde un hombre mayor anota su día a día. El guionista y narrador argentino Gastón Virkel llega con Maldito Lasticön, (Suburbano), donde dos personajes traban una amistad que los lleva a recorrer los rincones del absurdo.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:45 am
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

El arte de narrar

Miguel Cossío Woodward, escritor cubano radicado en México, presenta su novela policíaca Naturaleza muerta (Dharma Books and Publishing), donde la historia está contada por la víctima, después de su muerte. El narrador, periodista y editor cubano Daniel Fernández ofrece La amnesia (Silueta), novela escrita como un diario personal donde un hombre mayor anota su día a día. El guionista y narrador argentino Gastón Virkel llega con Maldito Lasticön, (Suburbano), donde dos personajes traban una amistad que los lleva a recorrer los rincones del absurdo.…

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

Historias de ayer, de hoy y de siempre

La narradora, docente del MDC y colaboradora de la ANLE Myra Medina presenta El cambio de las estaciones (Baquiana), novela que tiene por escenario una isla caribeña a lo largo del siglo XX. Oscar Cásares, narrador, ensayista y profesor en University of Texas, llega con De donde venimos (Vintage), sobre una familia mexicoamericana vinculada al tráfico de inmigrantes. Mientras el narrador, poeta y dramaturgo español nacido en Tenerife Ernesto Rodríguez Abad ofrece Lazos de humo (Diego Pun),…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:30 am
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Historias de ayer, de hoy y de siempre

La narradora, docente del MDC y colaboradora de la ANLE Myra Medina presenta El cambio de las estaciones (Baquiana), novela que tiene por escenario una isla caribeña a lo largo del siglo XX. Oscar Cásares, narrador, ensayista y profesor en University of Texas, llega con De donde venimos (Vintage), sobre una familia mexicoamericana vinculada al tráfico de inmigrantes. Mientras el narrador, poeta y dramaturgo español nacido en Tenerife Ernesto Rodríguez Abad ofrece Lazos de humo (Diego Pun),…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Caribbean Myth, Mythology, and Science Fiction

Caribbean writers publish gripping works in the fields of science fiction and fantasy — evolving the texture and nature of the genres with new perspectives and new approaches. Listen to four contemporary writers, Karen Lorde (Barbados), Imam Baksh (Guyana), Breanne McIvor (Trinidad), and Ann Dávila Cardinal (Puerto Rico) read from, and discuss, stories that edge beyond myth, mythology, and science fiction, and into reality. By imagining worlds altered by local lore, mythos, and futurism, their writing addresses questions of race, gender,…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Comics! Bob Eckstein and Liana Finck

Whether you start the morning with a cup of coffee and the New Yorker, or tea and an Instagram story, cartoons are still a part of Saturday morning rituals. Start your Saturday off with these incredible collections from New Yorker artists Bob Eckstein (The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Cartoons) and Liana Finck (Excuse Me: Cartoons, Complaints, and Notes to Self).…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: The Paintbox: Home is Where the Heart Is

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Read, imagine, and create! The Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College invites young readers to create unique pieces of art inspired by five delightfully poignant children’s books. Through activity prompts designed to spark their imagination, children will thoughtfully engage with award-winning stories that explore important concepts such as home, empathy, and belonging. Featured Books: La Frontera; Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey; Dreamers; A Different Pond;…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Fun Room: Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids & UHealth Jackson Teddy Bear Care

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Want to get healthy and stay that way? You’ve come to the right place! Learn how to get rid of germs, especially on your teeth! You’ll want to show off those pearly whites after dental hygienists and their puppets teach you the right way to brush. Learn about good nutrition so you can grow healthy and strong! Step into the world of expert care at this year’s Children’s Alley and become part of UHealth Jackson Teddy Bear Care,…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Fun Room: One World, Many Stories

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Bring your imaginary passports and join us on a literary journey as we read stories about different people who had an impact in history, music, and art. Learn about Betty Mae Jumper, James John Audubon, Harriet Tubman and many more. Featured books: I am Jazz; She Persisted; The Boy Who Drew Birds; Tito Puente, Mambo King; She Sang Promise, Amelia Earhart.  Presented in partnership with HistoryMiami.

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Fun Room: The Rhythm Factory

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Sing-a-long, move, and groove! Learn about different musical instruments from around the world. Grab your imaginary passport and go on a musical journey that will take you from Brazil to Africa, and as far away as Australia! Featured books: I Love My Baby Berimbau: An Introduction to the Berimbau in Capoeira; Dundun: The Talking Drum of the Yoruba People of South-West Nigeria; The Soul of Mbira: Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe;…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Fun Room: Tinker, Make, Innovate!

Lower plaza of Children’s Alley The Tinker, Make, Innovate! programming encourages youth to shape the worlds around them with cutting-edge tech tools and maker-centered learning activities. Moonlighter Makerspace will teach kids how to expose light-sensitive paper through different designs based on the characters and themes of the book What is Light, while Learn 01 will teach them how to use virtual reality and 3D modeling techniques to explore digital worlds. MDC’s Maker Lab will generate 3D printed hypno-rings from the Captain Underpants series.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Guided Meditation

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue Start your Saturday off chill!…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Joyce Carol Oates on Pursuit

In Joyce Carol Oates’ Pursuit, a newlywed husband begins to uncover his bride’s dark secrets, as she lies hospitalized after an accident. Or did she attempt suicide?  Oates will be in conversation with Christopher Beha, Executive Editor, Harper’s Magazine.   Sponsored by …

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Literary Greats

In William Stoner and the Battle for the Inner Life, author Steve Almond writes about the 1965 John Williams novel Stoner and why it continues to speak to the impoverishment of inner life in America.…

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Literary Greats

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Centre Gallery (Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 1365)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Live Your Best Life

Joseph Deitch shares his lifelong pursuit of wisdom and growth in the accessible, practical, down-to-earth, Elevate: An Essential Guide to Life.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Mitch Landrieu on In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History

Former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu’s book In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History is a frank exploration of the history of racism in the South and its current resurgence. 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 @ 11:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Nonfiction Readings

The Last Pirate of New York: A Ghost Ship, a Killer, and the Birth of a Gangster Nation by Rich Cohen tells the true story of Albert Hicks, a notorious underworld figure who terrorized lower Manhattan, at a time when pirates anchored off of 14th Street. In Tough Luck: Sid Luckman, Murder, Inc., and the Rise of the Modern NFL, R.D. Rosen tells the hidden story of legendary Chicago Bears quarterback Sid Luckman and his criminal father set in Depression-era New York.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Patrick Deneen on Why Liberalism Failed

In Why Liberalism Failed, Patrick Deneen offers an astringent warning that the centripetal forces now at work on our political culture are not superficial flaws but inherent features of a system whose success is generating its own failure.…

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 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Readings From New Fiction

Kristen Arnett’s debut novel Mostly Dead Things is a darkly funny, heart-wrenching, and eccentric look at loss and love. In Jill Ciment’s novel, The Body in Question, two sequestered jurors in a sensational murder trial embark on a furtive love affair. Orange World and Other Stories displays Karen Russell’s comedic genius and mesmerizing storytelling talent in eight exuberant, vivid, unforgettable stories.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Readings From New Novels

A woman finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with remarkable and disturbing abilities in Kevin Wilson’s novel, Nothing to See Here. A turf war between neighbors leads to a small-town crisis in Julie Langsdorf’s novel, White Elephant. In Brock Clarke’s Who Are You, Calvin Bledsoe?: A Novel, a sheltered man is whisked off on a grand (and treacherous) tour of Europe after the death of his mother.…

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.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Room 7106 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

VI Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura

“Niños, esperanza del mundo”, organizado por la Fundación Cuatrogatos y la Feria del Libro de Miami Los libros, la lectura y nosotros, con Mónica Rodríguez (España), Roxana Méndez (El Salvador), John Fitzgerald Torres (Colombia) y Fanuel Hanán Díaz (Venezuela)  …

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 10:30 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Beth Dunlop on Addison Mizner

Addison Mizner: Architect of Fantasy and Romance by Beth Dunlop celebrates the work of the acclaimed designer of villas in Spanish, Moorish, Venetian, and Mediterranean styles.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 10:30 am
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Readings: New Fiction

Liam Callanan’s novel Paris by the Book tells the story of a missing person, a grieving family, and a curious clue: a half-finished manuscript set in Paris. Angie Kim’s novel Miracle Creek takes place in small-town Virginia, where a group of people utilize a hyperbaric chamber to try to cure a range of conditions from infertility to autism. In her debut novel, The Secrets We Kept, Lara Prescott weaves the thrilling tale of two secretaries turned spies and the literary love story of Doctor Zhivago.

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Elvis Duran on Where Do I Begin?

In Where Do I Begin?: Stories from a Life Lived Out Loud, radio personality Elvis Duran shares his wildest stories and hardest-learned lessons, all with his trademark heart and humor.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FIU Mobile STEAM Festival

The Florida International University College of Arts, Science & Education Mobile STEAM Festival will spark your curiosity in planets Earth’s greatest stories.  Join our Mobile STEAM Festival as we put the spirit of discovery in your hands with activities such as air-propelled rockets, marine-focused VR goggles, human electricity circuits and more!…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Street Fair

More than 200 national and international exhibitors are on hand, selling books and more! See below for hundreds of author presentations, and discussions about everything, from fame to feminism. Sponsored by …

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Street Fair

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Room 7106 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

VI Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura

“Niños, esperanza del mundo”, organizado por la Fundación Cuatrogatos y la Feria del Libro de Miami Sixth Annual Symposium on Literature in Spanish for Children and Young Adults La voz de la literatura, con Ernesto Rodríguez Abad (España)   …