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As always, The Fair presents an incredibly diverse group of authors, books, and programs.

Past Events

November 2021

Sunday, November 21 @ 4:00 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

In Conversation: On Antiman: A Hybrid Memoir & Things I Have Withheld: Essays

Rajiv Mohabir‘s Antiman: A Hybrid Memoir is an impassioned, genre-blending work that navigates the issues of race, sexuality, and cultural heritage that have shaped his experiences as an Indo Guyanese queer poet and immigrant to the U.S. Novelist and poet Kei Miller’s Things I Have Withheld: Essays is a collection of interconnected works that blends memoir and literary commentary to explore the silences that exist in our conversations about race, sex, and gender, from a Black,…

Sunday, November 21 @ 11:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On You Exist Too Much: A Novel & With Teeth

Opening up the fantasies and desires of one young woman caught between cultural, religious, and sexual identities, Zaina Arafat’s You Exist Too Much addresses two of our most intense longings – love and a place to call home. Kristen Arnett’s With Teeth tells the surprising and moving story of two mothers, one difficult son, and the limitations of marriage, parenthood, and love. It’s not only a candid take on queer family dynamics, but also on the delicate fabric of family,…

Saturday, November 20 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On Baggage: Tales from a Fully Packed Life

Writing about his memoir Baggage: Tales from a Fully Packaged Life, actor and author Alan Cumming warns us that “No one ever fully recovers from their past. There is no cure for it. … that is what this book is about, and for: to remind you not to buy into the Hollywood ending.” Moderated by author Julio Capó Jr., associate professor of history, Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs. To livestream this event visit MiamiBookFairOnline.com.…

Saturday, November 20 @ 4:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

In Conversation: On As A Woman: What I Learned About Power, Sex, and the Patriarchy & Girlhood

As a Woman: What I Learned about Power, Sex, and the Patriarchy After I Transitioned (Atria Books) is a memoir of transgender pastor Paula Stone Williams’ transition and the lessons she learned while trying to reconcile her faith, her identity, and her desire to be a leader. Blending investigative reporting, memoir, and scholarship, author Melissa Febos‘ Girlhood  examines the narratives women are told about what it means to be female and what it takes to free oneself from them.…

Saturday, November 20 @ 11:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On Hola Papi: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons & Punch Me Up To The Gods: A Memoir

Author, illustrator, and popular LGBTQ advice columnist John Paul Brammer’s ¡Hola Papi!: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons is a funny, heartwarming memoir-in-essays chronicling his journey growing up as a queer, mixed-race kid in America’s heartland to becoming the “Chicano Carrie Bradshaw” of his generation. In his debut, Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir, Brian Broome writes about growing up in Ohio as a dark-skinned Black boy harboring crushes on other boys.…

Tuesday, November 16 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

2020 National Poetry Series Winner Trevor Ketner

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 Trevor Ketner on [WHITE], in conversation with the judge who selected their manuscript, Forrest Gander,

Monday, November 15 @ 8:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, 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

IMPORTANT: Please note that we have changed the location of this event. The event will now take place in the Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261). 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,…

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