Events on the Weekend – 2016

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Book It Over to the Fair! Over 500 authors (including many published in Spanish) representing every genre discuss, read from, and sign their latest books.

Past Events

November 2016
Sunday, November 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Digital Graffiti Experience

Be a street artist of the future and light up the walls with Project Your Idea’s Digital Graffiti Experience! Using video projection mapping, you can draw on your own or paint a collaborative piece with light projected in real time. Make the Book Fair your canvas!…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids

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 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!…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: One World, Many Stories

Bring your imaginary passports as we take a literary journey to Mexico, Trinidad and GHana. Travel with us to Russia, Pakistan, Japan and beyond! Explore foreign cultures through storytime, folk tales, myths, and plays! Put what you’ve learned to work and create Calavera masks, construct dioramas of the Italian city of Calabria, fashion Moroccan lanterns, and more! Featured Books For The Right To Learn: Malala Yousafzai’s Story, Suki’s Kimono, What Can You Do with a Rebozo?

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: The Rhythm Factory

Sing-a-long, move and groove! Try out instruments from around the world in the musical corner. Learn about different musical instruments and families. Swing and sway to the rhythms of Latin, jazz, and other styles of music. Rock-out and bang your very own percussion instrument. Featured books: Zin Zin Violin!, Pete the Cat, Olivia Forms a Band, One Love and Drum Dream Girl.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: Tot Time Play and Learn

Babies, caregivers, and toddlers play and learn together with hands-on activities for children ages 0-3. Help a bird take a bath. Build and destroy a block tower. Use finger paint to make new colors. Learn through play. Lounge around in our book and toy corner! Siblings as old as five are welcomed. Featured books: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Duckling Gets A Cookie, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, The Paper Dolls and Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother,

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: Science Fair

Discover the wonders of our great planet (and beyond!). Search for buried fossils. Plant a take-home plant from native seeds. Learn about robotics. Soar through space and construct a comet, and more! Featured books: On A Beam of Light, Ada Twist, Scientist and Oh No! (Or How My Science Project destroyed the World).…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: The Paintbox

Create a work of art inspired by…books! ALL kinds of books! Enter a magical land where everyone is an author, illustrator, and bookmaker — including you. Follow the dot and create a work of art using dots of all shapes and sizes. Work with yarn to create a sweater for you or your cat and even a pair of socks! Color your world- paint anything in any color of the rainbow. All you need is your imagination! Featured books: The Dot,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Room 7106 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Literatura infantil y juvenil: Apuntes sobre el humor, la música y la infancia

In Spanish / en español “Un mundo de lectores, lectores para el mundo” Organizado por la Fundación Cuatrogatos y la Feria del Libro de Miami (Third Annual Symposium on Literature in Spanish for Children and Young Adults) 10:00 am ¿A dónde va la literatura en español para niños y jóvenes? En colaboración con la Fundación SM y el Grupo Editorial Norma. Panel con la participación de Paloma Jover (España), editora ejecutiva de Ediciones SM, y del investigador Fanuel Hanán Díaz (Venezuela),…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Living Your Best Life

In Life in Life: Live Longer, Strengthen Your Relationships, and Create a Healthier Life: A Meditation Journal, Dr. Laurie Ann Levin, renowned holistic psychologist, guides you effortlessly into loving yourself through meditations that spark connection to your highest self.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Lois Lowry Looks Back

In Lois Lowry’s memoir, Looking Back: A Book of Memories, the two-time Newbery Medalist recounts the pivotal moments that inspired her writing, describing how they magically turned into fiction along the complicated passageway called life.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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New Poems: A Reading

Passionate and irreverent, poet Kim Addonizio‘s collection, Mortal Trash, transports the readers into a world of wit, lament, and desire. The poems in Catherine Bowman’s latest poetry collection, Can I Finish, Please?, are shape-shifting acts, lyric interruptions that crave and resist completion, where the mutable self and the world are made and unmade over and over. Denise Duhamel‘s poetry collection, Blowout, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, is both a celebration and mourning of romantic love.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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NYT’s Pamela Paul, By the Book, Live!

Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review, brings her popular “By the Book” feature live and in person to the Fair! For the third year in a row,  bestselling and critically acclaimed authors will join Paul on stage to chat about their reading habits and give recommendations. With Dave Barry, Terry McMillan, Jay McInerney and Maria Semple. TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT 10 A.M. Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Street Fair Today

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 time travel to Tetris!     Sponsored by…

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Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:30 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Brave New Worlds: Building Comics Universes

Faith Erin Hicks, Robert Venditti, Eddie Pittman and Jeffrey Brown come together to answer the question: How do you build your own vibrant comics universe and how do you stake out your own ground in the universes of others? Moderated by Conor McCreery.   The graphic novel for children, Lucy and Andy Neanderthal, by Jeffrey Brown, is the a laugh-out-loud adventure featuring Lucy and her goofball brother Andy, as the Paleo pair take on a wandering baby sibling, bossy teens,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:30 am
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Transatlantic Pollination

The Caribbean colonies were established — and served for centuries — as a nexus for various forms of trade. The region also became a cultural crossroads, blending European, African and indigenous American culture. This panel explores the interplay of cultural currents throughout the Caribbean. With Jacqueline Couti, Laurent Dubois, Ronald Angelo Johnson, Andrea J. Queeley. Moderator: Marlene L. Daut. Professor Jacqueline Couti presents Dangerous Creole Liaisons, which not only exposes readers to a less familiar historical period of the French Caribbean,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Author Matthew Reinhart

Author, artist, and pop-up book master Matthew Reinhart keeps Elsa and Anna’s remarkable adventure alive in this beautiful pop-up tale, Frozen.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees: Poetry

This year’s nominees of the prestigious National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards in Poetry present selected readings Rita Dove, Collected Poems 1974 – 2004 (W.W. Norton & Company) Peter Gizzi, Archeophonics (Wesleyan University Press) Solmaz Sharif, Look  (Graywolf Press) Jane Mead, The World of Made and Unmade (Alice James Books) Donika Kelly, Bestiary (Graywolf Press) Monica Youn, Blackacre (Graywolf Press) Kevin Young, Blue Laws (Alfred A.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Brad Meltzer’s Secrets: A Reading

In Brad Meltzer’s mystery novel, The House of Secrets, a woman who suffers a traumatic brain and diminished memory finds herself embroiled in the FBI investigation of a corpse found with a book that belonged to Benedict Arnold stuffed in its chest.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Kitchen Stadium
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Delicious Dish: Cuba and the Road to Compostela

Veronica Cervera’s La Cocina Cubana De Vero offers 100 recipes that represent the mainstays of Cuban cuisine, not only from family tradition on the island, but also from exile. Yosmar Monique Martinez’s cookbook, Tastes of the Camino: 30 Authentic Recipes Along the French Way, reveals the foods along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, an ancient pilgrimage route between France and Northern Spain.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Dragon Quests and Fairytale Adventures!

Between the dragons and the ravenous witches, fairytale life is no fairytale! Test your strength and join the quest with Cressida Cowell’s epic finale for How to Train Your Dragon: How to Fight A Dragon’s Fury, and Sarah Mlynowski’s Whatever After series.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Freeman’s: The Best New Writing on Family

Freeman’s: Family is the second literary anthology in the highly respected series, which this time turns its contributors loose on the topic of family, resulting in never-before-published stories, essay, and poetry. With Edwidge Danticat, Aleksandar Hemon, David Kirby and Claire Vaye Watkins. Moderated by John Freeman.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Indies First: The Central Role of the Indie Bookstore in Lit Culture

From beloved New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein, Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores invites you into the heart and soul of every community: the local bookshop, each with its own quirks, charms, and legendary stories. Joining him in this “indie bookstore love fest” are authors  Jennifer Haigh (Heat and Light) and Amy Stewart (Lady Cop Makes Trouble). Moderated by the American Booksellers Association’s Oren Teicher. Association’s Oren Teicher.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Into the Mysterium: A Photographic Journey Revealing Wondrous Marine Creatures We May Never See Again

Artist Michele Oka Doner discovered the wonders of the sea as a child growing up on Miami Beach. In 2006, she discovered Professor Nancy Voss’ collection of sea creatures at the University of Miami’s Marine Invertebrate Museum. The result of their meeting is Into the Mysterium, a photographic journey through a mysterious and breathtakingly beautiful collection of endangered oceanic beings. With moderator Victoria Rogers, Vice President Arts, The John S. and James L.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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It’s A Mystery To Me!

Detective rivalries spark, dark conspiracies are revealed, secret items and codes are unearthed, people and items go missing, and the clock is ticking. Mysteries must be solved in short order, in Ridley Pearson’s Lock and Key: The Initiation, Kevin Sands’ Mark of the Plague, and James Hannibal’s The Lost Property Office.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Jerry Brown on Hallucinogens in Christianity

Jerry Brown‘s The Psychedelic Gospels: The Secret History of Hallucinogens in Christianity explores the significance of psychoactive mushrooms hiding in plain sight in the artwork and icons of many European and Middle-Eastern churches.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Perspectives on Pop: Nonfiction Readings

Emotional Rescue: Essays on Love, Loss, and Life — With a Soundtrack, a collection of short, sharp essays by New York Times bestselling author Ben Greenman is organized around a thematic playlist of songs, and serves as a reminder of the lyrical power of songwriting, and the sonic ability of pop to capture the human experience. Michael Gross’s Focus: The Secret, Sexy, Sometimes Sordid World of Fashion Photographers is an unprecedented look at an eccentric and seductive profession and the men and women who practice it.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Readings from Three Novels

The German Girl (La Niña Alemana) is Armando Lucas Correa’s debut novel, in which a twelve-year-old girl flees Nazi-occupied Germany with her family and best friend, only to discover that the overseas asylum they had been promised is an illusion. David Unger’s novel, The Mastermind is a fascinating depiction of modern-day Guatemala and the corrupt, criminal, and threatening reality that permeates its society.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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The Property Brothers, Live!

Jonathan and Drew Scott’s Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House is a comprehensive source, covering the ins and outs of buying, selling, and renovating a house, with hundreds of full-color photos throughout. Moderated by Eliott Rodriguez. TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT 10 A.M. Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation. Seating with a ticket is on a “first come, first served” basis.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Thrillers: A Reading

In James Grippando‘s Gone Again: A Jack Swyteck Novel, Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck takes on his first death-row client since The Pardon, in a case as twisty as it is shocking. In Lucie Whitehouse’s Keep You Close, the suspicious death of a friend leads a woman to discover sinister secrets that threaten her future.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Author Todd Parr

Be Who You Are! Be proud of where you’re from. Be a different color. Speak your language. Wear everything you need to be you. Todd Parr reminds kids that their unique traits are what make them so special!…

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Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Celebrating the National Poetry Series and the 2015 Winners with Founder Daniel Halpern

The National Poetry Series was established in 1978 to recognize and promote excellence in contemporary poetry by ensuring the publication of five books of poetry annually through participating publishers. In addition, the National Poetry Series has partnered with Miami Book Fair to award the Paz Prize in Poetry and bilingual publication for a book of poems written in Spanish. This event will gather the six winners of the 2015 prizes. Moderated by Denise Duhamel. Joshua Bennett’s mesmerizing debut collection of poetry,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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La memoria escrita Roberto Canessa, Claudia Palacios and Manuel C. Díaz share their memories

In Spanish / en español El Dr. Roberto Canessa (Uruguay) se mantuvo con vida luego de un accidente de aviación sobre Los Andes en 1972 y relata cómo esa experiencia marca sus días en Tenía que sobrevivir; Claudia Palacios (Colombia) periodista presentadora de CNN reúne testimonios del conflicto con la guerrilla en Perdonar lo imperdonable; Manuel C. Díaz (Cuba-EE.UU.) comparte sus crónicas de viaje en De Cádiz a Normandía.

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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A Morning with Actor and Conservationist, Jane Alexander

In Wild Things, Wild Places, award-winning actor and wildlife conservationist Jane Alexander presents what is being done in conservation and the worlds of science to help the planet’s most endangered species stay alive and thrive. TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT 10 A.M. 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 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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A Morning with Terry McMillan in Conversation with Lisa Lucas

In Terry McMillan’s I Almost Forgot About You: A Novel, the bestselling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting to Exhale tells the inspiring story of a woman who makes major life-changes to find greater meaning. In conversation with Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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As Above, Below: Two Scientists on the Heavens and the Seas

In What a Fish Knows, the myth-busting ethologist Jonathan Balcombe takes readers under the sea, through streams and estuaries, and to the other side of the aquarium glass to reveal the surprising capabilities of fishes. Priyamvada Natarajan’s Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos provides a tour of the “greatest hits” of cosmological discoveries—the ideas that reshaped our universe over the past century.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Bingo

Get your Saturday going by wishfully repeating to yourself “B15!” Pick your lucky card and play to win some Book Fair swag as Villain Theater hosts Bingo on The Porch.…

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Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Follow the Clues

Can these detectives solve the case before they become part of the plot?  A cheerleader throws herself off a bridge and only two people know why, in Maggie Thrash‘s We Know It Was You; teens addicted to true crime try to solve a murder with the killer hot on their heels, in Sara Shepard‘s The Amateurs Book 1. ; a ghostly lady tries to unravel the mystery behind her own death, in William Ritter‘s Ghostly Echoes: A Jackaby Novel;

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Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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From Page to Screen: Multimedia Storytelling and the Future of Reading

The rise of smartphones and tablets presents a fascinating, perplexing challenge for reading and for books. All at once, the book moves from the printed page to a screen — placing it next to every, and all, other media. How well will the book get along with its new neighbors? Panelists: Andrew Albanese, senior writer and features editor at Publishers Weekly; novelist, playwright, journalist and lecturer at University of Miami’s School of Communication, Rafael A. Lima; and Kristen McLean, Director of New Business Development at Nielsen Book.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Jon Scieszka Brings Einstein to Miami

In Jon Scieszka’s children’s novel, Frank Einstein and the EvoBlaster Belt, kid-genius Frank finds himself in competition with his archrival T. Edison over Frank’s newest invention: the EvoBlaster Belt, which allows the user to evolve and devolve into other forms of life.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Narrar y ficcionar la realidad Writing and retelling the reality, with Isabel García Cintas, Carmen Duarte and Ernesto G.

La escritora, periodista y fotógrafa Isabel García Cintas (Argentina-EE.UU.) presenta su colección de cuentos La casa vieja; Carmen Duarte (Cuba-EE.UU.), narradora y dramaturga, comparte las andanzas de una joven inmigrante ilegal en su novela El inevitable rumbo de la brújula; Ernesto G. (Cuba-EE.UU.) es poeta, narrador, videasta, blogger, co-director de la revista Conexos y autor de El transeúnte considerable y otros relatos.

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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New Takes on Tales Retold

Pantheons, princesses, plagues, and private eyes: these comics creators give classic tropes new meaning. Featuring George O’Connor with Apollo: The Brilliant God, Matthew Phelan with Snow White, and Julia Gfrorer with Laid Waste.   In Julia Gfrörer‘s graphic novel, Laid Waste, a supernaturally strong, medieval widow must decide how to use her powers in a plague-ravaged medieval city. In Apollo: The Brilliant One, the latest volume of Olympians,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Origins presents: The Politics of Pleasure: Caribbean Women Writing About Sex

Caribbean sexuality is both hyper-visible and obscured. Celebrated in popular culture as an important ingredient in Caribbean social life, and flaunted to attract tourists to the region, sex is also shrouded in double entendre, secrecy and shame. This panel, presented by Origins, a literary journal that explores the narrative arts through the lens of identity, discusses the difficulties and delights of Caribbean women writing about sex and desire across generations, cultures, and genres. Panelists: Anjanette Delgado, Fabienne Josaphat,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Storytelling with Carrie Sue Ayvar

Join in on the storytelling fun with Carrie Sue Ayvar as she tells tales in Spanish and English.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Kitchen Stadium
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Tastes Like Chicken! Irresistible Dishes: A Cooking Demo

Cynthia Graubart’s Chicken: a Savor the South® cookbook (Savor the South Cookbooks) contains all the know-how that cooks need to make irresistible chicken dishes for everyday and special occasions.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 12:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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

This year’s nominees of the prestigious National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards in Young People’s Literature present selected readings Caren Stelson, Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story Caren (Carolrhoda Books) Anna-Marie McLemore, When the Moon was Ours (Thomas Dunne Books) Nate Powell March: Book Three (Top Shelf Productions) Andrew Aydin, March: Book Three (Top Shelf Productions) Nicola Yoon, The Sun is Also a Star (Delacorte Press) Moderated by co-editor of PW Comics World and Senior News editor of Publishers Weekly,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 12:30 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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In a Sunshine State of Mind

In Tim Dorsey‘s Coconut Cowboy, Serge Storms, obsessed with the iconic Sixties classic Easy Rider, devises his wildest plan yet: finish the journey begun by his freewheeling heroes, Captain America and Billy. Craig Pittman‘s Oh, Florida! How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country explores the states many contradictions, and shows how they fit together to make this the most interesting—and a highly influential— state.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 12:30 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Kaylie Jones Presents Two Novels from her Eponymous Imprint at Akashic Books

J. Patrick Redmond’s Some Go Hungry is a fictional account drawn from the author’s own experiences working in his family’s provincial Indiana restaurant—and wrestling with his sexual orientation—in a town that was rocked by the scandalous murder of his gay high school classmate in the 1980s. Barbara Taylor’s All Waiting Is Long,is set in Scranton, Pennsylvania against the backdrop of the sweeping eugenics movement and rogue coal mine strikes, where the Morgan sisters must choose between duty and desire.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 12:30 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Of Love and Loss, and Laughter: Two Novels

Jane Alison’s Nine Island is an intimate autobiographical novel, told by a narrator who, after decades of disasters with men, is trying to decide whether to withdraw forever from romantic love. Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty is Ramona Ausubel‘s imaginative novel about a wealthy New England family in the 1960s and ’70s that suddenly loses its fortune — and its bearings.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 12:30 pm
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Of Love and Loss, and Youth

In Lucas Mann’s Lord Fear: A Memoir, the author tries to reconstruct a portrait of his brother who died from a heroin overdose, and comes to redefine his own place in a family whose narrative is bisected by the tragic loss. In Ed Tarkington’s debut novel, Only Love Can Break Your Heart, an affair between a teenager and the daughter of a wealthy neighbor sets in motion a course of events that causes catastrophe for both their families. …

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 12:45 pm
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Author A.N. Kang

Papillon is a kitty who’s so fluffy, he’s lighter than air! One day he flies right out the window. Exploring the world is fun, but he needs the help of his new friend, bird, to find his way back home, in Papillon: The Very Fluffy Kitty.

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Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Business Success

In All about Them: Grow Your Business by Focusing on Others, branding expert Bruce Turkel proves that success comes when companies and individuals focus relentlessly on their customers, not themselves.…

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Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Claude Monet the Water Lilies: A Conversation

Drawing on letters and memoirs and focusing on this remarkable period in the artist’s life, Ross King‘s Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies gives an intimate portrayal of the artist in all his tumultuous complexity, and firmly places his water lily paintings among the greatest achievements in the history of art. Join King in conversation with his editor at Bloomsbury, George Gibson. TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT 10 A.M. Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Kitchen Stadium
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Delicious Dish: Stories and Recipes from London, L.A. and NYC

Aleksandra Crapanzano’s The London Cookbook: Recipes from the Restaurants, Cafes, and Hole-in-the-Wall Gems of a Modern City is an intimate portrait of London—with 100 recipes from the city’s best dining establishments, all lovingly adapted for the home kitchen. Chef Nancy Silverton’s latest cookbook, Mozza at Home: More than 150 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Relaxed, Family-Style Entertaining, provides nineteen menus packed with easy-to-follow recipes that can be prepared in advance. In her latest nonfiction book, Food and the City: New York’s Professional Chefs,

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Family Life: Readings from Two Novels

In Imagine Me Gone, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-finalist Adam Haslett presents a fiercely intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: how far will we go to save the people we love the most? In Margot Livesey’s Mercury: A Novel, an optometrist in suburban Boston, is sure that he and his wife, who runs the local stables, are both devoted to their two children and to each other, but when Mercury—a young thoroughbred with a murky past—arrives,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Fearsome Creatures or Fabulous New Friend?

Armadillos plot world domination, a hungry creature with an empty belly may eat you, and a family of Neanderthals encounters strange creatures called humans, in James Sturm‘s Ape and Armadillo Take Over the World, Adam Lehrhaupt‘s I Will Not Eat You, and Jeffrey Brown‘s Lucy & Andy Neanderthal.

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Post-Revolution Caribbean Poetry: A Reading

Elisa Albo’s collection of poetry, Passage to America, navigates the shoals of family history, geopolitics and the immigrant experience with an acute attention to detail. Sandra M. Castillo’s collection of poems, Eating Moors and Christians, probes the complicated convergence of memory and truth. In House of Lords and Commons, the revelatory and vital new collection of poems from the winner of the 2013 Whiting Writers’ Award in poetry, Ishion Hutchinson returns to the difficult beauty of the Jamaican landscape with remarkable lyric precision.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Rebel Heroines With A Cause

Join the rebellion against dangerous oppressors with the heroines as they face missions that might destroy them, against people who have betrayed them, and battling dark forces, and with odds stacked against them in Victoria Aveyard‘s Glass Sword, and Ryan Graudin‘s Blood for Blood.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Senator Bob Graham on Democracy

Senator Bob Graham presents the latest edition of America, the Owner’s Manual: You Can Fight City Hall – and Win, a timely, hands-on guide demonstrating how citizens can bring about real change in their communities.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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The Road to Marriage Equality

Learn about the road to marriage equality from Kevin Cathcart, former executive director of Lambda Legal, the leading public interest LGBT law firm, and co-editor of Love Unites Us; esteemed historian Lillian Faderman, author most recently of The Gay Revolution, and Miami attorney, Elizabeth Schwartz, author of Before I Do. Moderated by journalist Steve Rothaus, who covers gay and lesbian issues for the Miami Herald.  …

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Voces poéticas Poetic voices, with Néstor Díaz de Villegas, Félix Anesio, Joaquín Gálvez and Indran Amirthanayagam

In Spanish / en español Néstor Díaz de Villegas (Cuba-EE.UU.) es poeta, ensayista y pintor. Sus reseñas y artículos de opinión aparecen en Letras Libres, Diario de Cuba y El Nuevo Herald. Presenta Buscar la lengua; Félix Anesio (Cuba-EE.UU) es poeta y narrador, escribe el blog artístico-literario cronicasaldeanas.blogspot.com y comparte su nueva obra El ojo de la gaviota; el poeta, ensayista y periodista Joaquín Gálvez (Cuba-EE.UU.) coordina el blog y la tertulia La otra esquina de las palabras.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 1:30 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Being Black in America: Changing the Dominant Narrative

Washington Post reporter, Wesley Lowery’s They Can’t Kill Us All: The Story of #blacklivesmatter is the first book to go behind the barricades of #blacklivesmatter to tell the story of the young men and women who are calling for a new America. Mychal Denzel Smith,contributing writer at The Nation, a blogger at TheNation.com, and a Knobler Fellow at the Nation Institute, presents Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, in which Smith recounts his efforts to come into his own in a world that denied his humanity.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 1:30 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Nuevas escrituras New works of two Latin American novelists: Camilo Pino and Yoss

In Spanish / en español Camilo Pino (Venezuela-EE.UU.) es narrador, periodista y diplomático. Ha ganado el XV Premio Int. de Novela Carolina Coronado en España y ha sido finalista del Premio de la Crítica de Venezuela; presenta Mandrágora. Yoss es el seudónimo del escritor cubano José Miguel Sánchez Gómez. Ganador del premio David de ciencia ficción, escribe novela, ensayo y crítica; presenta El gato tras la reja.

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 1:30 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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On Writing and the Writing Life

In Kim Addonizio‘s Bukowski in a Sundress: Confessions from a Writing Life, an utterly original memoir in essays, she opens up to chronicle the joys and indignities in the life of a writer wandering through middle age.  From the best-selling author of The Dead Lands, Benjamin Percy, comes Thrill Me: Essays On Fiction, bold new essays on how to craft a thrilling read—in any genre. In Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 1:30 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Teenage Riot: YA Reality with a Comics Kick

Margaret Stohl (Black Widow: Forever Red), Maggie Thrash (We Know It Was You) and Jessica Abel (Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars) talk about their new YA thrillers and how their travels between comics and prose challenge and inspire them. Moderated by Alex Segura, author of Down the Darkest Street. Two hundred years from now, on the newly inhabited Mars, Trish “Trash” Nupindju dreams of only one thing: becoming a hoverderby star,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 1:30 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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The Caribbean Short Story: Continuity, Innovation, and Varied Voices

The short story is a vital Caribbean literary form. Through its continuity and innovation, the short story gathers and reflects the individual and collective voices of culture and history. This panel of Caribbean short story writers and editors will consider the problems and possibilities aesthetic, traditional, ideological, and cultural of publishing short stories, as they also explore the ways that short fiction has changed the Caribbean literary landscape over the ages. With Rhoda Bharath, Sharon Millar, and Olive Senior.   Told through a distinctive range of individual voices,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 1:45 pm
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Author Todd Kessler

From the co-creator of the beloved show Blue’s Clues comes another tale of a lovable puppy. There’s a mysterious thief and Tako the puppy things he knows who it is. When Allie, the feisty kitty gets thrown out of the house for stealing, Tako has second thoughts and works to uncover the real truth in The Good Dog and the Bad Cat.

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Adventure is Around the Corner

From Monster Mediators, to Intergalactic Adventurers and beyond, these stories are dripping with mystery, fantasy and non-stop action. Confront adventure head-on with Mike Maihack’s Secret of the Time Tables (Cleopatra in Space #3), Faith Erin Hicks‘ The Nameless City, Eddie Pittman’s Red’s Planet: Book 1 and Drew Weing’s The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo. Moderated by author Trina Robbins.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees: Nonfiction

This year’s nominees of the prestigious National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards in Nonfiction present selected readings. Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Nation Books) Andrés Reséndez, The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Heather Ann Thompson, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy (Pantheon Books) Cathy O’Neil, Weapons of Math Destruction (Crown Publishing Group) Adam Cohen,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Dangerous Journeys: Two Novels

In Ridley Pearson’s fourth installment of the Risk Agent series, White Bone (G.P. Putnam’s Sons), when Grace Chu vanishes in her attempt to investigate a switched vaccine in Kenya, John Knox encounters savage elephant poachers and their terrorist sponsors in his efforts to follow her trail. Among the Living by Jonathan Rabb is a moving novel about a Holocaust survivor’s unconventional journey back to a new normal in 1940s Savannah, Georgia.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Displacement and Dysfunction: Two Novels

In Caroline Leavitt’s Cruel Beautiful World, it’s 1969, and sixteen-year-old Lucy is about to run away to live off the grid in rural Pennsylvania, a rash act that will have vicious repercussions for both her and her older sister, Charlotte. In A Place We Knew Well, Susan Carol McCarthy captures the shock and innocence, anxiety, and fear brought on by the Cuban Missile Crisis, and brings vividly to life one ordinary family trying to hold center while the world around them falls apart.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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New Lives: Readings from Novels of Places and Families, Lost and Found

Jennine Capó Crucet‘s debut novel, Make Your Home Among Strangers, tells the moving story of a young woman torn between generational, cultural, and political forces. Set in the vibrant coastal and Caribbean communities of Miami; the Florida Keys; Havana, Cuba; and Cartagena, Colombia;  Patricia Engel‘s The Veins of the Ocean delivers a profound and riveting story of fractured lives finding solace and redemption in the natural world, and in one another. Derek Palacio’s The Mortifications follows the journey of a Cuban-American family from their exile on the Mariel boatlift to Hartford,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Of Myths and Monsters!

Ancient myths comes alive as Greek Gods battle giant mythical beasts, young kids fend off a Viking god invasion that could lead to the end of the world, a young boy finds he’s destined to become a Japanese warrior who fights legendary monsters, and a girl from another world battles power-hungry spider gods, in George O’Connor’s Apollo: The Brilliant One, Adam Shaughnessy’s The Unbelievable FIB 2:  Over the Underworld,  Margaret Dilloway’s Momotaro Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters,

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Repairing the World: Nonfiction Readings

In From the Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places, Elmira Bayrasli brings readers inside the world of high-growth entrepreneurs as they overcome vexing obstacles to build businesses that create jobs and economic growth. In Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help, Larissa MacFarquhar seeks out people living lives of extreme ethical commitment and tells their deeply intimate stories; their stubborn integrity and their compromises; their bravery and their recklessness;…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Three Novels from Florida Writers: A Reading

In Nina Romano’s heartwarming conclusion to her continent-spanning Wayfarer Trilogy, In America, set in late-1920s Brooklyn, Marcella must learn to balance new friendships, promising suitors, and life as a modern working girl with the expectations of her tradition-bound family, all against the backdrop of a looming economic depression and a changing world. In James Rosen’s High Hand, Frank Adams must discover why he and his former poker buddies are being targeted for assassination.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Through Space and Time: A Nonfiction Reading

Time Travel is James Gleick‘s mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself.  TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT 10 A.M. 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 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Women on the Verge: A Reading from Three Novels

In Gayle Forman‘s Leave Me, a harried working mother who’s so busy taking care of her husband and twins, she doesn’t even realize she’s had a heart attack, packs a bag and leaves. Sisters suffer a tragedy that splinters their relationship, but when painful secrets from the past begin to surface, they must confront the issues that divide them, and come to terms with their own choices in Emily Giffin’s First Comes Love: A Novel.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 2:15 pm
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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It’s A Draw-Off!

It’s artist vs. artist in a battle of the illustrators! Some of your favorite kids’ book author/illustrators take your suggestions and draw them on the spot. Vote for your favorite and crown a champion!…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 2:30 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Play to Win: Graphic Novel Games

Graphic novels that use puzzle theory, coding and video game history to turn readers of all ages on to science and Shakespeare: Ryan North (Romeo and/or Juliet), Box Brown (Tetris: The Games People Play) and Library of Congress Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Yang (Secret Coders) invite us to play. Moderated by editor Joan Hilty.   In Tetris: The Games People Play,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 2:30 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Poems: A Reading

Form blends with content in Chinaka Hodge‘s Dated Emcees, where she examines her love life through the lens of hip-hop’s best known orators, characters, archetypes and songs, creating a new and inventive narrative about the music that shaped the craggy heart of a young woman poet, just as it also changed the global landscape of pop. Janine Joseph‘s poetry collection, Driving Without a License, is a disquieting narrative of an undocumented young woman from the Philippines who navigates risk and threat.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 2:45 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Huellas de la historia en las letras contemporáneas Traces of history in contemporary literature, with Gabriela Ovando, Mariano Fernández and Celso M. González-Falla

In Spanish / en español Gabriela Ovando (Bolivia-EE.UU.) es doctora en Estudios Comparativos y colaboró como columnista de las páginas de Opiniones y Perspectiva de El Nuevo Herald. Nos brinda su novela Los mellizos de Nápoles. Mariano Fernández (México) es narrador, poeta, apasionado de la Arqueología y flautista de acera. Ganador de premios como el Nacional Nezahualcóyotl 2014, presenta su colección de relatos Con la oscuridad; Celso M. González-Falla (Cuba-EE.UU.) fue miembro de la Texas Art Comission y dirige actualmente varias fundaciones artísticas en New York y Florida.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Deadly Assassins

The comic world’s most deadly assassins are revealed in these never-before-told tales of conspiracy, danger, and rebellion with Margaret Stohl‘s Black Widow Red Vengeance, Conor McCreery‘s Assassin’s Creed Vol. 1: Trial by Fire, and E.K. Johnston‘s Star Wars Ashoka.…

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Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Historical Novels: A Reading

Set during the years following the Civil War, Robert Hicks‘s The Orphan Mother, tells the story of a former slave’s quest for justice following her son’s murder. Bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie present America’s First Daughter, which draws from thousands of letters and original sources to tell the fascinating story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph—a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Keeping It Sharp, and Funny, with Patty Marx

Former Saturday Night Live writer and New Yorker staffer Patty Marx uses her sharp-edged humor to tackle the most difficult facet of aging: the mind’s decline, in her book of essays, Let’s Be Less Stupid: An Attempt to Maintain My Mental Faculties.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Living on Their Own Terms: Readings from Three Memoirs

Life Without a Recipe is Diana Abu-Jaber’s memoir of journeying without a map, of learning to ignore the script and improvise, of escaping family and making family on one’s own terms. In Betsy Lerner’s The Bridge Ladies, readers are taken on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little about Bridge and a lot about life. From Elissa Altman, the Washington Post columnist and James Beard Award-winning author, comes Treyf: My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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No Place Like Home: Setting in the Contemporary Caribbean Novel

Where does one set the modern novel in this globalized age? What are the artistic and political implications of these choices? In a modern world where stories take place across and outside of national boundaries, how does setting impact subject, tone, and point of view? This panel of Caribbean writers with ties to multiple countries reflect on how they situate the trans-national novel, and highlight narrative tools to bring geographically rich narratives to life. 
With Fabienne Josaphat, Jacqueline Bishop and Marie-Ketsia Théodore-Pharel.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Tarde de thrillers New thrillers, with Vladimir Hernández, David Unger and H. L. Guerra

In Spanish / en español Vladimir Hernández (Cuba-España) ha obtenidos varios premios de relato y novela corta en España, y recientemente su primer thriller, Indómito, ganó el prestigioso premio de novela negra L’H Confidencial; el escritor, traductor y editor guatemalteco David Unger, quien recibió el Premio Nacional de Literatura Miguel Ángel Asturias en 2014, este año nos brinda El manipulador; H. L. Guerra escritor, cineasta y periodista cubano-sueco, director de más de veinte documentales y series de televisión,  …

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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This is Modern Art

Hailed as “A romantic ode to the art of graffiti,” This is Modern Art explores the question “Who gets to make art?,” “Who is art for?,” and “Who gets to be an artist?” Join author Kevin Coval in a discussion about the award-winning play, This is Modern Art-  a commentary about young artists finding their voice in a city that is trying to erase them. Stay for a short dramatic reading straight from the script.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Unlocking Secret Histories

These adventure stories are steeped in history and a touch of mystery. No matter what the trial, friendship and unity proves to be the key, in Faith Erin Hicks’ The Nameless City, Eugene Yelchin’s The Haunting of Falcon House, and James Riley’s The Stolen Chapters (The Story Thieves).…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 3:15 pm
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Flipside Kings!

Break, pop and lock with Miami’s b-boy dance crew, the Flipside Kings!…

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Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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American Icons: Nonfiction Readings

Davis Miller‘s Approaching Ali: A Reclamation in Three Acts is the single most intimate look at Muhammad Ali’s retirement, told through the story of an unexpected, powerful and life-changing friendship. James Andrew Miller presents Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency, an astonishing history of Hollywood’s transformation over the past five decades as seen through the agency at the heart of it all. Lisa Napoli’s Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away tells the true story of Ray and Joan Kroc’s relationship.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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An Afternoon with Dave Barry

Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland is a brilliantly funny exploration of the Sunshine State from the man who knows it best: Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times–bestselling author Dave Barry. TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT 10 A.M. 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 19, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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An Afternoon with Eileen Myles

Eileen Myles’s I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems 1975 – 2014 is a collection of thrilling verse, including both new poems and beloved favorites, from the celebrated poet, modern cult icon, and author of Chelsea Girls.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees: Fiction

This year’s nominees of the prestigious National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards in Fiction present selected readings. Karan Mahajan, The Association of Small Bombs (Viking Books) Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad (Doubleday) Jacqueline Woodson, Another Brooklyn (Amistad) Chris Bachelder, The Throwback Special (W.W. Norton & Co.) Elizabeth McKenzie, The Portable Veblen (Penguin Press) Adam Haslett, Imagine Me Gone (Little Brown & Co.)…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Brave New Worlds: Readings From Four Novels

The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir, by Susan Daitch, is a satiric, post-colonial adventure story about the search for a mythical lost city located somewhere in modern-day Iran. In a world beset by amassing forces of darkness, one organization—the Regional Office—and its coterie of super-powered female assassins protects the globe from annihilation, in Manuel Gonzales‘s The Regional Office is Under Attack! Planet for Rent by Cuban science fiction writer Yoss, is a raucous tale of a future in which a failing Earth is at the mercy of powerful capitalist alien colonizers.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Cuba, Then and Now: Nonfiction Readings

Open for Business: Building The New Cuban Economy, by Richard E. Feinberg, examines the Cuban economy as it makes its early steps into developing a more dynamic market economy. In Jose Marti and the Global Origins of Cuban Independence. Armando García de la Torre vividly reveals the global origins of Marti’s ideas regarding governance, citizenship, independence and spirituality.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
Kitchen Stadium
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Delicious Dish: Padma Lakshmi and Ben Greenman in Conversation

In The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs: An Essential Guide to the Flavors of the World, Padma Lakshmi brings together the world’s spices and herbs in a vibrant, comprehensive alphabetical guide, in conversation with Ben Greenman co-author (with Questlove) of Something to Food About:  Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs.

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Short Stories, Big Ideas

Masters of short-form comics, narrative illustration, and webcomics discuss the world of writing small and thinking big. Leela Corman (We all Wish For Deadly Force), Drew Weing (Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo) and Frank Viva (Sea Change) discuss. Moderated by Jessica Abel (Trish Trash, Artbabe).   We all Wish for Deadly Force is a collection of short stories by Leela Corman, including devastating personal loss,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Thrillers: A Reading

In Joe Clifford’s second Jay Porter novel, the psychological thriller, December Boys, Porter finds himself thrust back into a past he had hoped to leave behind, putting everything — and everyone he loves — at risk, in pursuit of the truth. A failed rocker in L.A. gets involved in a murder investigation and quickly learns nothing is what it seems, in Mike Creeden‘s debut mystery/thriller, All Your Lies Came True. In Alex Segura’s Down the Darkest Street,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Two Writers and Their Editor: A Conversation With John Dufresne and Ann Hood, Moderated by Jill Bialosky

John Dufresne‘s crime novel, I Don’t Like Where This Is Going, continues the misadventures of therapist-on-the-run Wylie “Coyote” Melville, this time in Las Vegas, where he’s witnessed a woman falling to her death outside the Luxor Hotel. Ann Hood, the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle, presents an enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature in The Book That Matters Most. Moderator Jill Bialosky is Executive Editor and Vice President of the publisher W.W.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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6 Words Miami Improv

Six words, one story, all yours. WLRN and Miami Book Fair celebrate the winners of this year’s 6 Words Miami competition, with a performance by the improv masters at Villain Theater. Each winner will read their six-word story aloud and Villain’s cast will turn that story into a 6-minute improv sketch. 6 Words Miami meets six minutes of comedy gold- you don’t want to miss this!…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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An Afternoon with Candice Millard

Candice Millard’s biography, Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill, is a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill’s extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Author Stan Jakubowicz

Isra loves painting- the world is his canvas. Lito loves skateboarding and watching colors and shapes change. But what are they hiding? Find out in Isra and Lito: Based on the True Story of Israel Hernandez- Llach.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Dark Secrets

These dark and deadly mysteries will leave you in suspense long after the last page: Mindy McGinnis‘ The Female of the Species, Kimberly McCreight‘s The Outliers and Kara Thomas‘ The Darkest Corners.…

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Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Poems: A Reading

In her poetry collection, Nec(Romantic), Cathleen Chambless uses the rhythms of nursery rhymes as well as traditional forms to tip over the toy box of childhood, storm through addiction, and wrestle the elegaic mode. In Sparrow’s book of poetry, How to Survive the Coming Collapse of Civilization (And Other Helpful Hints), the poet has reinvented the post-apocalyptic survival manual. In Zebra Feathers, Morris Stegosaurus offers readers a romp through a world of plush anthropomorphic animals,…

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Poems: A Reading

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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With Super Powers Comes Super Responsibility

A secret superhero battles a robot army, a group of kids discovers why they were saved from the end of the world, and a bunch of misfits develop super powers after a strange accident, in Robert Venditti’ Rise of the Robot Army, Kirsten Hubbard’s Race the Night, and Amy Ignatow’s The Mighty Odds.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 4:15 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Infancias difíciles

Difficult childhoods, with César Vidal and Patricia Lara. In Spanish / en español César Vidal (España) es doctor en Historia, Derecho, Filosofía y Teología. Obtuvo, entre otros, los premios de novela Ciudad de Cartagena 2000 y Jaén 2004. Nos ofrece El legado de la Reforma. La escritora y periodista Patricia Lara (Colombia) ganó los premios Nacional de Periodismo (1994) y Planeta de Periodismo (2000). Escribe semanalmente columnas en El Espectador y en El País,

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Celebrating Si Lewin with Legendary Comics Artist Art Spiegelman and Abrams ComicArts Editorial Director Charles Kochman

Parade: An Artist’s Odyssey is a celebration of art and the story of recurring war as Si Lewen experienced it over the past 90 years, watching the joyful parades that marked the end of World War I lead into the death marches of World War II and the Korean War. Join editorial director at Abrams ComicArts, Charles Kochman, and comics great Art Spiegelman in a discussion of Si Lewen’s lost classic, newly discovered, remastered, and presented by Spiegelman.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Gender Transitions: Two Memoirs

Part coming-of-age story, part mind-altering manifesto on gender and sexuality by a transgender woman, Kate Bornstein‘s Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us breaks all the rules and leaves the reader forever changed. Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout is Laura Jane Grace’s searing account of her search for identity and true self.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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In a Different Key: The Story of Autism

Award-winning ABC News correspondent, John Donvan, award-winning television news producer, Caren Zucker, present In a Different Key: The Story of Autism, which tells the extraordinary story of this often misunderstood condition, and of the civil rights battles waged by the families of those who have it.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Panama: A New Path Between the Seas

In his photographic odyssey, The Isthmus: A New Path Between The Seas (AK Foto Inc.), author and photographer Andrew Kaufman documents the massive Panama Canal expansion project and its effect on Panama. As “El Canal” modernized, so did Panama, transforming the small Central American country into the crossroads of the world. Join Kaufman, Ilya Espino De Marotta, Executive Vice President of Engineering & Program Management at Panama Canal Authority, and Eldredge Bermingham, former Director of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Poems: A Reading

In the dynamic, sensual language of Peter Balakian‘s Pulitzer Prizewinning collection, Ozone Journal, we are reminded that the history of atrocity, trauma, and forgetting is both global and ancient; but we are reminded, too, of the beauty and richness of culture and the resilience of love. J.D. McClatchy’s Plundered Hearts is the definitive selection of the elegant work by a poet at the forefront of American poetry for more than three decades. XX: Poems for the Twentieth Century is award-winning poet Campbell McGrath’s astonishing sequence of one hundred poems—one per year—written in a vast range of forms,…

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Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Reading Jamaica: Fresh Poetry and Prose

In Garfield Ellis’s novel, The Angels’ Share, a Jamaican father and his adult son travel across the island together in a touching and humorous novel that explores family reconciliation. A-dZiko Simba Gegele’s debut YA novel, All Over Again, is a hilarious and enchanting coming-of-age story about a young boy who goes through the trials and joys of puberty. Tanya Shirley’s latest collection of poetry, The Merchant of Feathers, longlisted for the 2015 Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Reinventar la realidad Re-inventing reality, with Marta Sanz, Pablo Montoya and Juan Gabriel Vásquez

In Spanish / en español Escritora, ensayista y antóloga española, Marta Sanz ha obtenido el premio Vargas Llosa-NH y el Herralde, entre otros. Colabora con El Cultural, Babelia, El viajero y la revista Mercurio. Nos brinda la novela Farándula; Pablo Montoya (Colombia) es escritor y profesor. Ha publicado obras de cuento, poesía y ensayo. En 2015 obtuvo el Premio Rómulo Gallegos con la novela que nos ofrece: Tríptico de la infamia; Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Colombia) ha obtenido,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
Kitchen Stadium
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Vegan, Vegetarian, Omnivore: A Cooking Demo

In Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore Dinner for Everyone at the Table, James Beard award-winning Anna Thomas shows us how to cook for today’s table, with over 150 recipes for all tastes, and menus for every occasion.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Body Politics: Three Caribbean Women, a Poetry Reading

Mia Leonin’s collection, Chance Born, wakens in us the miracle and mystery of becoming, being, and belonging — common to our shared humanity across cultures. Colliding with and confronting The Tempest and postcolonial identity, Safiya Sinclair’s Cannibal explore Jamaican childhood and history, race relations in America, womanhood, otherness, and exile. Donna Aza‘s The Woman Who Knew, examines the dissolution of a long-time marriage. ReadCaribbean programs created in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Bocas Literary Festival and ReadJamaica,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Florida Book Awards

Coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards were established in 2006 to celebrate the best Florida literature. Join winners Arva Moore Parks (2015, Silver, Florida Non-Fiction, George Merrick: Son of the South Wind), Patrick Kendrick (2015, Silver, Young Adult, The Savants), Andres Pi Andreu (2015, Gold, Spanish Language, 274) and David Kirby (2013, Silver, Poetry The Biscuit Joint). Moderated by Christine Koontz, Executive Director of the Florida Book Awards.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Live Music: Bad Apples Brass Band

Close out your Saturday with the energetic sounds of the Bad Apples Brass Band, South Florida’s premier New Orleans style Brass Band! It only takes one song to get hooked, as they bring their New Orleans brass band sound with an infectious street beat jam fused with the funkiest jazz and the heaviest sound.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 5:45 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Iberoamérica novelada

New novels from Ibero America, with Armando Correa and Wendy Guerra In Spanish / en español Graduado en Teatrología, Armando Correa (Cuba-EE.UU.) fue crítico de danza, trabajó como redactor de El Nuevo Herald y actualmente es editor de la revista People en Español. Presenta La niña alemana. Wendy Guerra, escritora cubana residente en la isla, ha publicado novela y poesía. Ganadora del Premio Bruguera 2006 y del Carbet des Lycéens 2009. En 2010 fue nombrada Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Encuentro con Julia Navarro An afternoon with Spanish author Julia Navarro

In Spanish with translation into English Una cita con la periodista y escritora española Julia Navarro, autora de varios libros de actualidad política y de novelas que le han valido, entre otros galardones, los premios Ciudad de Cartagena 2004, Ciudad de Córdoba 2004 y Pluma de Plata de la Feria del Libro de Bilbao 2005. Navarro presentará su nueva obra Historia de un canalla, en una amena conversación con la periodista y escritora cubano-española Gina Montaner.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Special Event: An Evening with Senator Bernie Sanders

In Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In, Senator Bernie Sanders shares his personal experiences from the campaign trail, recounting the details of his historic primary fight. And for the millions looking to continue the political revolution, he outlines a progressive economic, environmental, racial, and social justice agenda that will create jobs, raise wages, protect the environment, and provide healthcare for all―and ultimately transform our country and our world for the better. At this time, there are currently no tickets available for this presentation.

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Una tarde con Jaime Bayly Peruvian journalist and author Jaime Bayly presents his new novel

In Spanish / en español El escritor y periodista peruano Jaime Bayly ha sido galardonado con tres premios Emmy y es autor de dieciséis novelas, entre las que se destacan: No se lo digas a nadie y La noche es virgen -que le valió el Premio Herralde. Bayly regresa a la Feria con todo su carisma para presentar su nuevo libro El niño terrible y la escritora maldita.

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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A Morning with the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Appointed by the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and the Children’s Book Council as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, multi-award-winning Gene Yang’s comic for children, Paths and Portals (Secret Coders), combines logic puzzles, basic programming instruction and a mystery plot: a group of students discover a secret underground classroom once dedicated to unraveling the secrets of coding, but why are the rugby team and the Principal suddenly so interested? Moderated by co-editor of PW Comics World and Senior News editor of Publishers Weekly,…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Room 7106 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Business Savvy Online Life

Business consultant John P. David‘s How to Protect (or Destroy) Your Reputation Online is an indispensable guidebook for individuals and businesses trying to protect themselves against digital attacks and misinformation.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids

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 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!…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: One World, Many Stories

Bring your imaginary passports as we take a literary journey to Mexico, Trinidad and GHana. Travel with us to Russia, Pakistan, Japan and beyond! Explore foreign cultures through storytime, folk tales, myths, and plays! Put what you’ve learned to work and create Calavera masks, construct dioramas of the Italian city of Calabria, fashion Moroccan lanterns, and more! Featured Books For The Right To Learn: Malala Yousafzai’s Story, Suki’s Kimono, What Can You Do with a Rebozo?

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: The Rhythm Factory

Sing-a-long, move and groove! Try out instruments from around the world in the musical corner. Learn about different musical instruments and families. Swing and sway to the rhythms of Latin, jazz, and other styles of music. Rock-out and bang your very own percussion instrument. Featured books: Zin Zin Violin!, Pete the Cat, Olivia Forms a Band, One Love and Drum Dream Girl.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: Tot Time Play and Learn

Babies, caregivers, and toddlers play and learn together with hands-on activities for children ages 0-3. Help a bird take a bath. Build and destroy a block tower. Use finger paint to make new colors. Learn through play. Lounge around in our book and toy corner! Siblings as old as five are welcomed. Featured books: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Duckling Gets A Cookie, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, The Paper Dolls and Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother,

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: Science Fair

Discover the wonders of our great planet (and beyond!). Search for buried fossils. Plant a take-home plant from native seeds. Learn about robotics. Soar through space and construct a comet, and more! Featured books: On A Beam of Light, Ada Twist, Scientist and Oh No! (Or How My Science Project destroyed the World).…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: The Paintbox

Create a work of art inspired by…books! ALL kinds of books! Enter a magical land where everyone is an author, illustrator, and bookmaker — including you. Follow the dot and create a work of art using dots of all shapes and sizes. Work with yarn to create a sweater for you or your cat and even a pair of socks! Color your world- paint anything in any color of the rainbow. All you need is your imagination! Featured books: The Dot,…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Israel, Out of the Treasure Box

Sarah Arison presents her grandmother Lin Arinson’s beautifully designed  The Desert and the Cities Sing: Discovering Today’s Israel: A Treasure Box, a unique boxed set that includes photographs, films, books and more to help readers explore Israel’s fascinating, diverse, and complex culture.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Lives: A Reading from Three Novels

In Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow, a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel in 1920s Moscow. Set in 1944, Affinity Konar‘s Mischling, is the story of twin sisters in Auschwitz who take refuge in their identical natures, comforting themselves with the private language and shared games of their childhood. In Nathan Hill‘s debut, The Nix, a stalled writer’s mother commits a crime that sends him on a journey that will uncover long-buried secrets about the woman he thought he knew.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Poems: A Reading by Four Poets

A finalist for the National Book Award, Monica Youn’s book of poetry, Blackacre, the author explores questions of racial identity, culpability, bereavement, fertility and barrenness as she attempts to understand her own desire—her own struggle—to conceive a child. In Joy Harjo’s long-awaited collection, Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, the joys and struggles of the everyday are played against the grinding politics of being human. Amit Majmudar‘s Dothead is an exploration of identity,…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Street Fair Today

More than 200 national and international exhibitors are on hand–plus music, food, and more. See below for dozens of author presentations in every genre and discussions on everything from travel to trans rights!     Sponsored by OHL Arellano…

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Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:30 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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A Morning with Dana Perino

In Let Me Tell You about Jasper . . .: How My Best Friend Became America’s Dog, bestselling author Dana Perino tells stories of friends, family, and how America’s love for a dog named Jasper is a place where even political opponents can find common ground. TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT 10 A.M. Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation. Seating with a ticket is on a “first come, first served” basis.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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A Reading from Three Novels

In Nicole Dennis-Benn‘s debut l, Here Comes the Sun, a cast of unforgettable women battle for independence while a maelstrom of change threatens their Jamaican community. Ali Eteraz‘s debut novel, Native Believer, depicts a second-generation immigrant whose life spins out of control in the pulsating underbelly of Philadelphia. A family hired by a research institute to teach sign language to an abandoned chimp must come to terms with the institute’s questionable studies, in Kaitlyn Greenidge‘s We Love You,…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Room 7106 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Alzheimer’s: A Story of Love and Hope with B. Smith and husband, Dan Gasby

Nationally known lifestyle maven, celebrity chef, and Alzheimer’s patient, B. Smith and her husband, Dan Gasby, share their story of dealing with day-to-day challenges and family realities and tensions, in Before I Forget: Love, Hope, Help, and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer’s.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Families at Risk: Two Novels

Anne Korkeakivi‘s The Shining Sea, is a decades-spanning story about the ripple effects of war, the passing down of memory, the making of myth, and the power of the ideal of heroism to lead us astray but also to keep us afloat.  Sabina Murray’s Valiant Gentlemen: A Novel reimagines the lives and intimate friendships of humanitarian and Irish patriot Roger Casement; his closest friend, Herbert Ward; and Ward’s extraordinary wife, the Argentinian-American heiress Sarita Sanford.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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How Play Made the Modern World with Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson’s Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World is an illustrated history of popular entertainment which contends that the pursuit of novelty and wonder is a powerful driver of world-shaping technological change.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Kreyòl Pale, Kreyòl Konprann! Yon Deba Avèk Manm Akademi Kreyòl (yon prezantasyon an kreyòl, avèk entèpretasyon annanglè an menm tan) // State of the Kreyòl Union. A Discussion with Members of the Kreyòl Academy (Presented in Kreyòl Ayisyen, with simultaneous English translation)

Pa gen twò lontan, Akademi Kreyòl Ayisyen boujonnen nan peyi Dayiti pou li asire devlòpman, prezèvasyon, ak simayman lang kreyòl. Manm konsèy Akademi an, ansanm ak detwa lòt kokennchenn entelektyèl, ki se gwo save sou zafè lang kreyòl, pwal prezante travay yo te fè e kontinye ap fè nan kad kreyòl ayisyen, ansanm ak sa ki gen pou fèt toujou nan lavni. Gérard A. Férère, Michel-Ange Hyppolite, Claude Pierre, Jean-Robert Placide, and Marie Jocelyne Trouillot. Moderatè: Max Manigat.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Living Your Best Life

Olivia Benson’s nonfiction book The Answers from Within examines gender, racial, and sexual preference discrimination on the planet; analyzing their historical and religious roots, and presenting alternatives to current biases.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Racial Terrorism in the United States of America

Patrick Phillips’s work of historical nonfiction, Blood at the Root, is a sweeping American tale that spans the Cherokee removals of the 1830s, the Reconstruction, the crushing injustice of Forsyth, Georgia’s racial cleansing, and uncovers a history of racial terrorism that continues to shape America in the 21st century. Grace and Justice on Death Row: A Race Against Time to Free an Innocent Man tells the story of Alfred Dewayne Brown, who spent over twelve years in prison for a high-profile crime he did not commit,…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Spotlight on Best American Comics

Guest-edited by Roz Chast, the eleventh annual volume of the New York Times bestselling series showcases a wide range of “varied, provocative feats of cartooning”—The Comics Journal. Series editor, comics critic, educator, and curator Bill Kartalopoulos talks to contributors: renowned comics author Ben Katchor , regular contributor to the New Yorker, Richard McGuire; and Canadian cartoonist and artist Marc Bell.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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The World Over: Tales of Travel

Blending travel literature and history, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro‘s Island People: The Caribbean and the World offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of Caribbean society, culture, and politics. Thirteen of National Book Award-winner and trailblazing war journalist Bob Shacochis’s travel and adventure essays are collected for the first time, in Kingdoms in the Air: Dispatches from the Far Away. In The Joys of Travel: And Stories That Illuminate Them, veteran travel writer Thomas Swick reflects on what he has identified as “the seven joys of travel.”…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Three Lives: A Nonfiction Reading

Blood, Bone, and Marrow, by Ted Geltner, is the first full-length biography of one of the most unlikely figures in twentieth-century American literature, Harry Crews, a writer who emerged from a dirt-poor South Georgia tenant farm and went on to create a singularly unique voice of fiction. Walter Shapiro’s Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Fuhrer, tells the true story of how his great-uncle—a Jewish vaudeville impresario and exuberant con man—managed to cheat Hitler’s agents in the run-up to WWII.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Thrillers: A Reading

In Lawrence H. Levy’s Brooklyn on Fire, Brooklyn’s most witty and daring detective risks everything to solve a dangerous triple-murder case. Lawrence H. Levy’s Second Street Station is a historical mystery featuring the witty and wily Mary Handley, the first woman detective in Brooklyn, as she tries to prove herself in a man’s world while solving a high profile murder.  Amy Stewart’s latest in her series about the forgotten true story of one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs…is Lady Cop Makes Trouble (A Kopp Sisters Novel),…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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New Directions in Caribbean poetry

Poets with roots in Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Guyana, all pushing the boundaries of form and subject in contemporary Caribbean poetry. Ancient Greek myth, Hindu scriptures, Shakespeare, sci-fi, and the urgencies of the digital age meet in the work of these writers, crafting a new language for the realities of a perpetually New World. Shivanee Ramlochan is one of the new poets featured in Coming Up Hot: 8 New Poets from the Caribbean, which introduces new writers from Jamaica,…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Novedades de Editorial Silueta New works from Editorial Silueta, with María Cristina Fernández, Elvira de las Casas and Alejandro Mesa

In Spanish / en español Como cada año, la Feria da a conocer la labor de editoriales de calidad alrededor del mundo. Silueta presenta a tres autores cubanos: María Cristina Fernández, quien nos brinda el volumen de cuentos No nací en Castalia; Elvira de las Casas, con su novela La cruz de bronce y Alejandro Mesa, lanzando el poemario El descenso.

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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NYC: Tales of the City — A Reading from Three Novels

Jacqueline Woodson’s Another Brooklyn illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthood and renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives. In Christodora, Tim Murphy follows a diverse set of characters whose fates intertwine in an iconic building in Manhattan’s East Village. In Stephanie Danler‘s Sweetbitter, a young woman lands a job as a “backwaiter” at a celebrated downtown Manhattan restaurant and starts to navigate the chaotic,…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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The Science of the MInd

In Ordinarily Well: The Case for Anti-Depressants, celebrated psychiatrist and author Dr. Peter D. Kramer examines the growing controversy about the popular medications. Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets is Luke Dittrich‘s haunting story of the most studied individual in the history of neuroscience, a human guinea pig who would teach us much of what we know about memory today. TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT 10 A.M. Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:45 am
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Author Roxanna Elden

Rudy the dog used to get all the attention- until a new tiny member of the family arrives! Rudy’s New Human doesn’t play fetch or chase cats, but maybe, just maybe Rudy might enjoy having a new friend around.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Broad Comedy presented by Wordier Than Thou

Get ready for some laughs as the Magic City becomes Broad City! Start your Sunday Funday smiling and laughing along as some of the funniest female writers from Florida read from their work.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Dark Forces Breed Complex Villains

In Leigh Bardugo‘s Crooked Kingdom: A Sequel to Six of Crows, alliances are fragile as evil threatens to tear friends apart; in Alexandra Bracken‘s Passenger, a girl falls prey to a friend with a dangerous agenda; and in Romina Russell’s Wandering Star: A Zodiac Novel, a former Zodiac Guardian is left with no choice but to fight those determined to bring terror to the galaxy.…