Ticketed Events – 2018

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Past Events

November 2018

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

An Evening With Tina Brown

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

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

An Evening With Liane Moriarty

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

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

Special Event With Anna Quindlen

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

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

An Evening With Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

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

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

Film screening: Becoming Astrid

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

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

An Evening With Tayari Jones

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

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

Special Event With Pete Souza

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

Wednesday, November 14 @ 8:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Lawrence Wright

PLEASE NOTE:An Evening With Lawrence Wright has been moved to the Auditorium (Bldg. 1, 2nd Fl.) Lawrence Wright is a playwright, screenwriter, staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of nine previous books of nonfiction, including In the New World, Remembering Satan, The Looming Tower, Going Clear, Thirteen Days in September, and The Terror Years, and one novel, God’s Favorite. His books have received many prizes and honors, including a Pulitzer Prize for The Looming Tower.…

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

An Evening With Doris Kearns Goodwin

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

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

An Evening With April Ryan

April Ryan has been a White House correspondent since 1997 and is the Washington, D.C., Bureau Chief for the American Urban Radio Networks. In addition, she can be seen almost daily as a political analyst for CNN. She has been featured in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Elle magazines as well as the New York Times, Washington Post, and Politico, to name a few, and has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Anderson Cooper 360,…

Friday, November 16 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With the National Book Awards Winners and Finalists

Book Fair, in partnership with the National Book Foundation and with the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, welcomes the Finalists and Winners of the prestigious National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards. Previous winners of the Award—including William Carlos Williams, Joyce Carol Oates, and William Faulkner—comprise a who’s who of American literature. Following the awards ceremony in New York City, at which the winners will be announced, Winners and Finalists in the categories of fiction, nonfiction,…

Saturday, November 17 @ 10:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Russian Roulette

MICHAEL ISIKOFF’s and DAVID CORN’s Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump tells the incredible, harrowing account of how American democracy was hacked by Moscow as part of a covert operation to influence the U.S. election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 29, 2018 at 10 A.M. Click here to purchase tickets! Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation.…

Saturday, November 17 @ 11:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Simon Winchester Presented by The Leon Levy Center for Biography

In Simon Winchester’s The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World, the revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement—precision. As psychologically thrilling as it is historically seminal, Stacy Schiff’s The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem unveils the first great American mystery—the Salem Witch Hysteria—for the first time. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 29,…

Saturday, November 17 @ 12:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Gopnick and Mendelsohn: Nonfiction Readings

Adam Gopnik’s At the Strangers’ Gate: Arrivals in New York captures the romance of New York City in the 1980s. Daniel Mendelsohn’s memoir, An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic is a deeply moving tale of a father and son’s transformative journey in reading—and reliving—Homer’s epic masterpiece. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 29, 2018 at 10 A.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,…

Saturday, November 17 @ 1:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Sonia Sotomayor & Juan Felipe Herrera in Conversation

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera will engage in a one-of-a-kind conversation for children with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor about her life, her autobiography for middle-schoolers, The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor, and the picture-book version, Turning Pages: My Life Story, available in Spanish as Pasando Páginas. These two inspirational powerhouses will talk about their journeys to become the first Latinos to hold their respective positions. It’s a conversation you cannot miss!…

Saturday, November 17 @ 2:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Three Masters of their Forms

David Grann’s The White Darkness tells a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic. The master of legal fiction, John Grisham, presents The Reckoning, which ranges from the Jim Crow South to the jungles of the Philippines during World War II; from an insane asylum filled with secrets to the courtroom where a killer’s defense attorney will try desperately to save him. Hampton Sides’ history On Desperate Ground: The Battle of Chosin Reservoir,

Saturday, November 17 @ 4:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Why Religion? A Reading

A provocative and deeply moving account from one of the most compelling religious thinkers at work today, Elaine Pagels’s Why Religion? explores the spiritual dimension of human experience. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 29, 2018 at 10 A.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 17 @ 5:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Slate Presents “The Waves.” Live in Miami!

The Waves is Slate‘s show about gender, feminism, relationships, politics, culture, news, and cats. Each week hosts Hanna Rosin, Noreen Malone, Christina Cauterucci, and others talk through the week’s news and culture as seen through the lens of gender and feminism. The hosts will be joined by special guests Rebecca Traister and Celest Ng, as well as leading writers and thinkers in Miami. Bring your best “Is it sexist?” questions for the Q&A period. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 29,…

Sunday, November 18 @ 10:30 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Our Constitution and the Law

The Case Against Impeaching Trump seeks to reorient the debate over impeachment to the same standard that Alan Dershowitz has continued to uphold for decades: the law of the United States of America, as established by the Constitution. David A. Kaplan’s The Most Dangerous Branch: Inside the Supreme Court’s Assault on the Constitution takes us inside the secret world of the Supreme Court. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 29, 2018 at 10 A.M. Click here to purchase tickets! Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:30 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

American Presidents: A History

Michael Beschloss’s Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at a procession of American leaders as they took the nation into conflict and mobilized their country for victory. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 29, 2018 at 10 A.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 18 @ 1:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

On Our Democracy

In Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About The Worst President Ever, Rick Wilson skewers the disease that is destroying the conservative movement and burning down the GOP: Trumpism. As nativism, xenophobia, vile racism, and assaults on the rule of law threaten the very fabric of our nation, Max Boot’s The Corrosion of Conservatism presents an urgent defense of American democracy. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 29, 2018 at 10 A.M. Click here to purchase tickets!…

Sunday, November 18 @ 2:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Red and the Blue America

From MSNBC correspondent Steve Kornacki, The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism is a lively and sweeping history of the 1990s. In conversation with Carlos Lozada. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 29, 2018 at 10 A.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 18 @ 3:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

American Politics Today

In Trump Must Go: The Top 100 Reasons to Dump Trump (and One to Keep Him) TV and radio host Bill Press offers 100 reasons why Trump needs to be removed from office, whether by impeachment, the 25th Amendment, or the ballot box. In From the Left: A Life in the Crossfire, Press recounts the many hats he’s worn in his career, among them Catholic seminarian, environmental activist, political candidate, campaign director, and journalist. The World As It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House is a revelatory look inside the Obama presidency from Ben Rhodes,…

Sunday, November 18 @ 5:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Living the American Dream

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama, Julian Castro, presents a candid and compelling memoir about race and poverty in America: An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up from My American Dream. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 29, 2018 at 10 A.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 18 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

John Kerry presents Every Day is Extra

In Every Day is Extra, John Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life—from son of a diplomat to decorated Vietnam veteran, five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, and Secretary of State for four years—a revealing memoir by a witness to some of the most important events of our recent history. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 29, 2018 at 10 A.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,…

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