Events on the Weekend – 2016
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.
Readcaribbean Presents Mervyn Morris in Conversation with Kwame Dawes. Moderated by Geoffrey Philp
ReadCaribbean ap prezante Mervyn Morris an konvèsasyon avèk Kwame Dawes. Moderatè: Geoffrey Philp. (In English, with simultaneous interpretation into Haitian Creole/yon prezantasyon an annanglè, avèk entèpretasyon kreyòl an menm tan) Former Poet Laureate of Jamaica Mervyn Morris presents half a century of poetry with an intense musicality in Peelin Orange: Collected Poems, reinventing how universals can inhere in the local, the incarnation in a Caribbean setting. Kwame Dawes’s City of Bone haunts us with its own musicality, from the drum…
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Cita con Laura Esquivel Mexican author Laura Esquivel on her new novel and her work
In Spanish / en español (Presented in Spanish with translation into English) Una cálida conversación con la narradora mexicana Laura Esquivel, cuya primera novela, Como agua para chocolate (1989), resultó un éxito, lo mismo que su adaptación cinematográfica. Este año nos ofrece El diario de Tita, segunda parte de una trilogía que inició con su libro debut, y el sitio sagrado donde se mezclan todos los ingredientes de una gran novela junto con los destellos espirituales característicos de la autora.…
The Working Poet Radio Show: Great American Comics
The Working Poet Radio Show (WPRS) is a podcast and live interview series dedicated to the working lives of creative people. Inspired by late-night talk shows, Joseph Lapin – journalist, author and host of WPRS – explores the poetry that powers the creative impulse. Join Lapin and his guests: Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Maus and Si Lewen’s Parade: An Artist’s Odyssey, Trina Robbins, editor of The Complete Wimmen’s Comix anthology, and Gene Luen Yang, 2016 National Ambassador for…
Lectura de viva voz Final reading of selected works
In Spanish / en español Como todos los años, la Feria ofrece una lectura final con autores leyendo fragmentos de sus propias obras. Con la participación de Luis Pescetti (Argentina), Jorge Galán (El Salvador), Afonso Cruz (Portugal), Giovanna Rivero (Bolivia), Lucrecia Zappi (Brasil), Félix Lizárraga (Cuba-EE.UU.), Camilo Pino (Venezuela-EE.UU.), Miren Meabe (España), Armando Correa (Cuba-EE.UU.), Alejandro Palomas (España) y María Baranda (México).
Encuentro con el Premio Alfaguara de novela: Eduardo Sacheri An evening with the Alfaguara prize winner: Eduardo Sacheri
In Spanish / en español Un interesante encuentro con el escritor, profesor y guionista argentino, autor de numerosas novelas entre las que se encuentra La pregunta de sus ojos, llevada al cine con el nombre El secreto de sus ojos, filme distinguido, entre otros premios, con el Oscar a la mejor película extranjera en 2010. Sacheri nos ofrece La noche de la usina, una metáfora de la crisis argentina de 2001, novela ganadora del Premio Alfaguara de este año.
Live Music: Psychic Mirrors
Its Sunday Funkday on The Porch! Now that you've gotten your fill of a week's worth of books and authors, come close out the fair with gusto and jam out with one of Miami's favorite funky dance bands, Psychic Mirrors! This six-piece band can only be described as an amalgam of boogie funk, yacht rock and wavy synth jazz. Ain't no party like a Book Fair party!
Two Poets Laureate: A Reading and Conversation
Collected Poems: 1974-2004, by Pulitzer Prize winner and former Poet Laureate of the United States Rita Dove, encompasses thirty years of both personal and political history that moves from the ordinary to the extraordinary. In At the Foundling Hospital, former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky examines personality and culture as improvised from loss in deeply musical poems that reimagine identity and human history. In conversation with Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundation fellow and award-winning poet, Campbell McGrath. TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, OCTOBER…
Ti Koze Sou Vodou // Vodou Explorations
(yon prezantasyon an kreyòl, avèk entèpretasyon annanglè an menm tan) (In Kreyòl Ayisyen with simultaneous interpretation in English) Vodou (sou divès fòm li genyen) se rasin kiltirèl peyi Afrik Delwès. Plizyè gwo otè ak entelektyèl kontanporen, pwal pale sou diferan aspè Vodou genyen, e yo pwal ofri piblik la divès pèspektiv sou sijè enteresan sa a. Mimerose Beaubrun (Nan Dòmi: An Initiate's Journey into Haitian Vodou), Jerry M. Gilles (Remembrance: Roots, Ritual, and Reverence in Vodou), Frantz “Kiki” Wainwright…
They Shoot Black People, Don’t They?: A Cartoonist’s Look at Police Brutality in the U.S.
Ripped from today’s headlines, Glyph/Harvey/Inkpot Award-winning cartoonist Keith Knight brings his world-renowned slideshow to the Miami Book Fair. With a deft, humorous touch, Keef highlights 20 plus years of police brutality and racial injustice in the United States with works that originated in his various cartoon series, (th)ink, The K Chronicles, as well as his nationally syndicated comic strip, The Knight Life. Keef’s funny, yet hard hitting strips about civil rights led him to be named one of the 2015…
African Americans in Florida’s History
In White Sand, Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami's Virginia Key, historian and longtime Miami activist Gregory Bush recounts this unique story and the current state of public space in South Florida, which are intimately interwoven with the history of segregation. Marvin Dunn’s A History of Florida: Through Black Eyes recounts the history of Florida with a focus on the untold contributions of African-Americans. Investigating this dark period of the state's history and focusing on a rash of…
Poems: A Reading
Jen Karetnick's poetry collection American Sentencing is an examination of the physical body and the various indignities and ailments from which it can suffer; her collection The Treasures That Prevail is about climate change and its effects on Miami. Julie Marie Wade’s Six: Poems plumbs six essential aspects of human experience that have shaped us all: art, language, desire, vocation, faith, and life-changing love. Rita Maria Martinez’s The Jane and Bertha in Me, turns an unusual twist to the well-known…
An Afternoon with Irvine Welsh and Aleksandar Hemon
A Decent Ride sees Irvine Welsh revive one of his most popular characters: “Juice” Terry Lawson, a drug-dealing, gonzo pornstar and taxi driver, who encounters a series of charmingly filthy fares, each with unique challenges. In the novel The Making of Zombie Wars by Aleksandar Hemon, absurdity quickly becomes life and death.
Crimes Against Humanity: Nonfiction Readings
Philippe Sands’s East West Street: On the Origins of “Genocide” and “Crimes Against Humanity,” is a memoir about his family history, the battle between three men at the Nuremberg Trial, and the crimes of Hitler’s Third Reich.
Historias que dejan huella Stories that leave their mark, with Afonso Cruz and Alejandro Palomas
In Spanish / en español El escritor, realizador de filmes de animación, ilustrador y músico portugués Afonso Cruz ha recibido, entre otros, el Premio Literario Maria Rosa Colaço. Nos trae a la Feria Jesucristo bebía cerveza. Alejandro Palomas (España) es escritor y periodista. Presenta Un perro, su última novela, publicada después de Un hijo y Una madre, obras ganadoras de los premios J. Ruyra y Mandarache. En colaboración con el Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte de España
Orange Island Review: A Sunday Salon South Florida
Come celebrate the official launch of Orange Island Review’s third issue! The review features poetry and art from high school students from around the country and is collaboratively edited by a high school editorial staff from G. Holmes Braddock High School under the direction of the Editor-in-Chief, Caridad Moro Gronlier and published by Beating Windward Press.
Florida: Real and Imagined
Gary Monroe’s biography, E.G. Barnhill: Florida Photographer, Adventurer, Entrepreneur, showcases a little-known artist whose inventive techniques—particularly his uranium-dye coloring—merit a place in the story of American photography. In George Merrick, Son of the South Wind: Visionary Creator of Coral Gables, Arva Parks presents the remarkable true story of George Merrick and of one of the nation’s most iconic planned cities. In Miami: Real and Imagined, long-time Miamian Hank Klein brings his vision and imagination to more than 200 colorful Miami…
Casa Valentina: Stories of Courage by Young Women Who’ve Lived in Foster Care
Marcia Reisman is one of the founding board members at Casa Valentina, established in 2006 by a group of concerned women who wanted to find a way to address the immense challenges faced by young women who are "at-risk" or "age out" of foster care at 18 years old without being adopted or reunited with their families.
Mother Love: Readings from Nonfiction
In Black Dove: Mamá, Mi'jo, and Me, Ana Castillo looks at what it means to be a single, brown, feminist parent in a world of mass incarceration, racial profiling, and police brutality. In The Art of Waiting, Belle Boggs deftly distills her time of waiting into an expansive contemplation of fertility, choice, and the many possible roads to making a life and making a family.
Delicious Dish: Culinary Lore from Land and Sea, with Recipes
Mi Ae Lipe’s Bounty from the Box: The CSA Farm Cookbook is a guide to enjoying over 90 different crops grown by community-supported agriculture (CSA) farms across North America. Myra Kornfeld and Stephen Massimilla’s Cooking with the Muse: A Sumptuous Gathering of Seasonal Recipes, Culinary Poetry, and Literary Fare offers 150 nutritious international recipes with a plenitude of imaginative poetry about food and ingredients, along with enlightening literary essays, playful culinary and historical notes, and 200 beautiful full-color photographs. Anna…
Colson Whitehead in Conversation with Leigh Haber
Award-winning and bestselling Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad: A Novel chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom. The most highly anticipated and important literary novel of the year, the story is an odyssey through time as well as space, a kinetic adventure tale of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage, and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share. With Leigh Haber, Books Editor for O, The Oprah Magazine. TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, OCTOBER 31…
La mirada atenta de los poetas New visions on poetry, with Félix Lizárraga and Richard Blanco
In Spanish / en español Félix Lizárraga (Cuba-EE.UU.) es poeta y narrador. Textos suyos han aparecido en antologías y en revistas. El Teatro Prometeo del MDC ha estrenado sus obras Farsa maravillosa del Gato con Botas y Matías y el aviador. Comparte con el público su nueva obra Fuga del bosque. Richard Blanco (Cuba-EE.UU.) fue el quinto poeta en la historia de Estados Unidos (y el primer latino, inmigrante y gay) en leer un poema en una inauguración presidencial. Nos…
The tales are classics, but you've never heard them told like this before. Turn the fairytales you know and love on their axis and enter these dark and twisted fantasy tales made anew with Renee Ahdieh's The Wrath and the Dawn, and Liz Braswell's Tale As Old As Time.
Three Novels of Place: A Reading
Garfield Ellis's The Angels' Share is the story of a Jamaican father and his adult son who travel across the island together in a touching and humorous novel that explores family reconciliation. Kevin Keating’s The Captive Condition: A Novel is a chilling and deliciously dark tale about an idyllic Midwestern college town that turns out to be a panorama of depravity and a nexus of horror. Inspired by a reading of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, André Alexis' novel The…
Marriage Equality Means Love Wins
Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality, by Debbie Cenziper and Jim Obergefell, is the fascinating, moving story of the lovers, lawyers, judges and activists behind the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that led to one of the most important, national civil rights victories in decades — the legalization of same-sex marriage. Moderated by Elizabeth F. Schwartz (Before I Do: A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay and Otherwise)
Fathers and Daughters: Three Memoirs
In her debut memoir, Bandit: A Daughter's Memoir, Molly Brodak recounts her childhood and attempts to make sense of her complicated relationship with her bank-robbing father. In his memoir, Falling: A Daughter, A Father, and A Journey Back, Elisha Cooper has to face his daughter’s illness and understand his new world—how it changes art and language and laughter—as he holds on to the protective love he feels for his child. In Danielle Flood's memoir, The Unquiet Daughter, a journalist born…
Three Novels of Science: A Reading
In Eileen Pollack’s A Perfect Life, a young researcher at MIT searches for the genetic marker for a neurodegenerative disorder she may inherit from her mother, and falls in love with a man who may carry the same fatal gene. In Jonathan Levi’s Septimania, an organ tuner discovers he is the heir to the Kingdom of Septimania, and is crowned King of the Jews, Holy Roman Emperor, and possibly Caliph of All Islam. In John Pipkin’s The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter,…
Black Men in America: Narratives of Success
Jonathan Spikes presents Dear Mama: Thank You for the Lemonade, in which a young urban professional peels back life’s layers as he navigates his career, his personal life and the world. Shawn T. Blanchard’s memoir, How 'Bout that For a Crack Baby: Keys to Mentorship and Success, depicts the journey of a young man born with drugs in his system, who became a successful mentor for black and brown youth in Detroit. Eddie M. Connor Jr.'s self-help book, My Brother's…
National Security: America and Russia in the 21st Century
Part prescription and part memoir, Security Mom: An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home is an exceptional view of America’s security concerns by Juliette Kayyem, a leading government Homeland Security advisor, Pulitzer Prize–finalist columnist, CNN analyst, and mother of three, who delivers a message and a plan: security begins at home. In The New Tzar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin, Steven Lee Myers recounts Putin’s origins—from his childhood of abject poverty in Leningrad, to his…
Jay McInerney in Conversation with Michael Hainey
Jay McInerney’s new novel, Bright Precious Days, follows a well-to-do Manhattan family and their financial and personal struggles through the economic collapse during the early years of the Obama administration.
Koze Mande Chèz: Dyalòg Sou Literati Kontanporèn Ayiti // Conversations On Contemporary Haitian Literature
(yon prezantasyon an kreyòl, avèk entèpretasyon annanglè an menm tan) (Presented in Kreyòl Ayisyen with simultaneous interpretation in English) Yon ekip gwo otè ayisyen pwal diskite sa k ap pase sèjousi nan monn literatè Ayiti. Vin asiste bèl deba sa a, kote otè diferan jenerasyon pwal prezante pèspektiv yo opwendevi lengwistik ak estil. Edwidge Danticat, Yanick Lahens, Gary Victor. Moderatè: Michèle Pierre-Louis. The current state of contemporary Haitian literature is discussed among these literary luminaries. Join the panel for a…
Growing Up is No Fun
A family living in a car must take care of themselves in Esta Spalding's Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts; a young boy learns how complicated things can get, in Frank Viva's Sea Change; a down-on-his-luck boy finds the strength to cope, in Cammie McGovern's Just My Luck; and a young boy must figure out how to manage the trials of growing up, in A-dziko Simba Gegele's All Over Again.
Turn Books Into Flowers
Come master the art of origami, with a literary twist! Bring any used or stripped books, or just come by and use some of ours, as artist Becky Quiroga Curtis teaches you how to turn those old pages into origami art. Make a bouquet of kusudama flowers, paper roses and more and give those old pages new life.
Essential Cuban Poetry: A Reading and Discussion
Presentation in both English and Spanish. Four poets present bilingual translations of some of the most essential Cuban poets in the twentieth century. Pablo Medina introduces The Weight of the Island /La isla en peso, the first book-length English translation of dramatist, novelist, critic, and poet Virgilio Piñera. Alejandro González Acosta (La dama de America) and James O’Connor (Absolute Solitude) present selected works by the renowned Dulce Maria Loynaz. Margaret Randall discusses her work editing and translating Only the Road…
Delicious Dish: Of Butter and Oysters
In Butter: A Rich History, award-winning food writer and Chef Elaine Khosrova serves up a gripping historical narrative that explores the rich chronicle of innovation, revolution, and controversy of our world's most famous fat. The Essential Oyster, by Rowan Jacobsen, is the definitive book for today’s oyster lover, featuring stunning portraits, irreverent tasting notes, and delightful backstories of all the top oysters, as well as recipes from America’s top oyster chefs and a guide to the best oyster bars.
An Afternoon with Susan Faludi
In the Darkroom is Susan Faludi's extraordinary inquiry into the meaning of identity in the modern world and in her own haunted family saga, as she learns her estranged father has undergone sex reassignment surgery. With Deirdre Donahue, Contributing Book Editor at AARP. 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…
Ficcionar el ayer Two Latin American novelists: Carmen Boullosa and Jorge Galán
In Spanish / en español Carmen Boullosa (México) ha publicado novelas, teatro, poesía y ensayo. Obtuvo galardones como el Anna Seghers y el de Novela Café Gijón. Nos trae El libro de Ana, sobre el manuscrito que escribió Ana Karenina; el poeta y narrador salvadoreño Jorge Galán ha ganado el premio Nacional de su país tanto en poesía como en cuento infantil. Presenta la novela Noviembre, que relata una serie de asesinatos ocurridos durante la guerra civil.
Hard Choices, High Costs
In Carolyn Cohagan's Time Zero, a girl defies the laws of a future world ruled by extremists; in Katharine McGee's The Thousandth Floor, the impossible is within reach—but the cost is high; and in Maria Dahvana Headley's Aerie (Magonia), one girl’s search for a legendary weapon forces her to choose between two worlds, and two versions of herself.
Success At Any Age
In Achieve the College Dream: You Don’t Need to Be Rich to Attend a Top School, Maria Carla Chicuén presents the definitive resource to help high-achieving, low-income students access the best possible college. In her guide for parents, Not Buying It: Stop Overspending and Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids, Brett Graff exposes how overspending can harm children. Dr. Isaac Prilleltensky, an award-winning community psychologist and humor writer, presents The Laughing Guide to Well-Being: Using Humor and Science to Become Happier…
An Afternoon with T.C. Boyle
The Terranauts is a deep-dive into human behavior in an epic story of science, society, sex, and survival, from one of the greatest American novelists today, T. C. Boyle, the acclaimed, bestselling, author of the PEN/Faulkner Award–winning World’s End and The Harder They Come.
Tejedores de ficciones
Weavers of fictions, with Lucrecia Zappi, Giovanna Rivero and Montague Kobbé In Spanish / en español Lucrecia Zappi nació en Argentina y creció en Brasil. Es novelista, periodista, traductora y curadora. Jaguar negro es su novela debut; la FIL de Guadalajara ha nombrado a Giovanna Rivero (Bolivia) como uno de “los 25 secretos literarios mejor guardados de América Latina”. Rivero nos brinda la novela 98 segundos sin sombra. Montague Kobbé, autor venezolano radicado en Alemania, presentará la edición bilingüe de su…
Child’s-Eye View: Memories and Memoirs of Youth
Wisdom doesn’t always come with age; what do adult readers learn from challenged lives lived by the very young? In her graphic memoir, Long Red Hair, Meags Fitzgerald's childhood full of sleepovers, amateur fortune-telling and watching scary movies can't hide her suspicion that she is unlike her friends. Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, Emil Ferris’s My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp…
I’m In Miami, Bitch: Writers bench and conversation with Andrew Kaufman
Bring your black book, notebook or sketchbook and hang out at the PORCH! Drop a tag on your friends’ book. Practice your hand styles, sketch and be inspired or inspire others. Artists Luis Berros, aka STYLE of VO5 and FA(Free Agents). This is a meet up for all creatives of any age. A chance to talk story. This session will also delve into the South Florida Street Art scene. This discussion will focus on the now with people who were…
An Afternoon with Dr. Roberto Canessa on Heroism
I Had to Survive: How a Plane Crash in the Andes Inspired My Calling to Save Lives offers a gripping and heartrending recollection of the harrowing brink-of-death experience that propelled survivor Roberto Canessa to become one of the world’s leading pediatric cardiologists.
Thrillers: A Reading
Rory Flynn's Dark Horse: An Eddy Harkness Novel moves from dive bars to Harvard dorm rooms to the city’s elite social clubs, as Harkness puts everything at risk — his department, his nascent family, and his life — to try to derail a seemingly unstoppable conspiracy before it’s too late. Stretching from the Golden Triangle of Southeast Asia to the Golden Gate of San Francisco, Patrick Hoffman's Every Man a Menace offers an unflinching account of the making, moving, and…
The Edge of Sports: Readings and Discussion with Two Authors from Akashic Books
In his latest nonfiction book, Fair Play: How LGBT Athletes Are Claiming Their Rightful Place in Sports, Cyd Zeigler examines the history how sports have transformed for LGBT athletes. Jessica Luther’s Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape is a meticulously researched and powerful exposé on the epidemic of cover-up that surrounds sexual assault and college football players.
Florida: The Natural World
Robert Silk’s An Ecotourist's Guide to the Everglades and the Florida Keys is essential reading for a fun-filled trip through the world’s most famous wetland, the Everglades, and the marine environment of the 130-mile island chain formed by the Florida Keys. Cathy Salustri’s travel guide Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida reveals a patchwork quilt of Florida cultures: startling pockets of history and environmental bliss stitched against the blight of strip malls and franchise restaurants. Elaine Mills' coffee-table…
Happy Families Are All Alike: Readings from Three Novels
In Sharon Guskin’s The Forgetting Time: A Novel, the four-year old son of a single mother is plagued by memories of a past life he wishes to return to. A brilliantly funny novel about ambition and marriage, Jennifer Close's The Hopefuls tells the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political dreams to Washington, D.C., a city of idealism, gossip, and complicated friendships among the young aspiring elite. The Wangs vs. the World is Jade Chang's…
Black Men in America: Writing the Narrative of Success
Trabian Shorters is an editor of Reach: 40 Black Men Speaking on Living, Leading and Succeeding, in which black men from all walks of life share their inspiring stories and how each became a source of hope for his community and country. Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison is Shaka Senghor’s memoir of how he transformed his life after a nineteen-year incarceration for murder, and became an activist and mentor to young men and women…
Poems: A Reading
Poet Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello examines the cultural and filial duties that inform both grief and wanderlust for the immigrant in Hour of the Ox, winner of the Donald Hall Prize. In Rapture: Poems, winner of the Walt Whitman Award for poetry, Sjohnna McCray movingly recounts a life born out of wartime to a Korean mother and an American father serving during the Vietnam War. Noah Warren’s collection of poetry, The Destroyer in the Glass, the 110th recipient of the Yale Series…
Three Lives: Memoirs of Love and Friendship
In her latest collection of innovative, shape-shifting essays, An Earlier Life, Brenda Miller evolves through childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood to enter the wry maturity of middle age. Julie Marie Wade’s Catechism: A Love Story is a collection of poetic essays on reading, loving, and, most delightfully, reading love between the lines. In his memoir, The Narrow Door, Paul Lisicky creates a compelling collage of scenes and images drawn from two long-term relationships, one with a female novelist and the…
American Revolutions of the 20th Century
In Give Us The Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, Ari Berman charts both the transformation of American democracy under the Voting Rights Amendment and the counterrevolution that has sought to limit it. Clara Bingham’s Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul is the electrifying story of the turbulent year the sixties ended, and America teetered on the edge of revolution. In American Maelstrom: The…
A New Day: Cooking Demo with Telemundo’s Chef Tahhan
The Homemade Chef: Ordinary Ingredients for Extraordinary Food is the debut cookbook from the star co-host of Telemundo’s Emmy winning morning show, Un Nuevo Dia, celebrity chef James Tahhan.
Sex and the Modern Girl: A Nonfiction Reading
In her retro romp, Enter Helen: The Invention of Helen Gurley Brown and the Rise of the Modern Single Woman, journalist Brooke Hauser reveals how a self-proclaimed “mouseburger” from the Ozarks invented the "Cosmo Girl" and became one of the most influential women of her time. In Future Sex, Emily Witt explores internet dating, internet pornography, polyamory, and other avant-garde sexual subcultures as sites of possibility.
The Hilfigers: A Father and Daughter Talk Life, Love and Success
Bite Me: How Lyme Disease Stole My Childhood, Made Me Crazy, and Almost Killed Me is Ally Hilfiger's harrowing story of her struggle to diagnose and overcome the disease that nearly ruined her. Tommy Hilfiger's memoir, American Dreamer: My Life in Fashion & Business, is the story of a true American original, told for the first time in his own words, with honesty, humor, and an insatiable appetite for life and style, which proves that, sometimes, you have to dream…
Author Laurie Keller
In We Are Growing!, Walt and his friends are growing up fast! Everyone is the something-est. But . . . what about Walt? He is not the tallest, or the curliest, or the silliest. As a BIG surprise inches closer, Walt discovers something special of his own!
Réformes: Conversation Entre Femmes des Caraïbes – Histoire, Mystère, Et Inspiration! (en français, avec interprétation simultanée en anglais) // Reformation: Women on History, Mystery and Inspiration (In French with simultaneous interpretation in English)
(en français, avec interprétation simultanée en anglais) Les auteures de cette table-ronde ont publié des textes qui forcent le lecteur à repenser la femme Caribéenne, tant sur le plan historique que sur le plan spirituel. Elles présentent leurs idées sur comment créer un nouveau guide pour la femme moderne des Caraïbes. Mimerose Beaubrun, Myriam J.A. Chancy, Gessica Généus, Gisèle Pineau. Modératrice: Nancy T. Férère. Authors on this panel have produced works that force the reader to re-contextualize their perceptions of…
Good vs. Evil/Evil vs. Good
Mal and the rest of her recently reformed villains struggle with their wickedness, in Melissa de la Cruz's Return to the Isle of the Lost; the wicked stepmother gets even more wicked, in Matt Phelan's Snow White and villains return with a vengeance, prompting Good to make a final stand in Soman Chainani’s The School for Good and Evil: The Ever Never Handbook.
Senderos de la poesía actual Paths on today´s poetry, with Magali Alabau, María Baranda and Maya Islas
In Spanish / en español Magali Alabau (Cuba-EE.UU.) es poeta, actriz y directora de teatro. Ganadora de la Beca Cintas de creación literaria y el Premio de Poesía Latina, entre otros, presenta Amor fatal; la poeta, narradora y traductora María Baranda (México) ha obtenido premios como el Nacional de Poesía Efraín Huerta. Nos brinda Un hervidero de pájaros marinos; Maya Islas (Cuba-EE.UU.) es escritora, artista visual y profesora. Fue finalista del Premio Letras de Oro y obtuvo el Latino Literature…
Returning from their startling and hilarious illustrated retelling of the Bible in Apocrypha Now, Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler discuss the art of satire with Benjamin Frisch, whose The Fun Family takes aim at real-world stress on the nuclear family. Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler take a faithful-yet-irreverent approach to the best parts left out of the canonical Bible, including the Midrash, the Apocrypha, Gnostic Gospels, and more in Apocrypha Now. In his debut graphic novel, The Fun Family,…
Author Juana Medina
In Juana and Lucas, a spunky girl named Juana and her best amigo Lucas the dog love playing and exploring their home in Columbia. Juana doesn’t enjoy learning English—until her abuelos tell her about a special trip they’re planning. Maybe learning a new language isn’t so bad, after all!
The Business of Nation Building: A Conversation with Douglas Orane and Marlon Hill
Renowned Jamaican businessman and philanthropist Douglas Orane’s The Business of Nation Building: Excerpts from the Selected Speeches of Douglas Orane spans 30 years and 17 topics, to collect the most salient excerpts of Orane’s poignant speeches. Orane is joined in conversation by Jamaican-born attorney and community leader, Marlon Hill.
In Harley A. Rotbart’s book of essays, Miracles We Have Seen: America's Leading Physicians Share Stories They Can't Forget, preeminent physicians share their experiences with inexplicable medical events. Robert Norman’s Star of David: The History, Mystery and Symbolism is an examination of the familiar symbol, its history and significance. Sharad Paul and Robert Norman’s The Last Natural Man: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? explores cultural evolution, the meaning of the word 'natural', and forecasts a future…
New Translations of Pablo Neruda
Pablo Neruda is considered one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century in any language. Now his work can be enjoyed afresh with two remarkable new translations for the twenty-first century. Poet, translator, and essayist Forrest Gander presents the translated volume, Then Come Back: The Lost Neruda Poems originally composed on napkins, playbills, receipts, and more. Honorary Consul of Chile Mariela Griffor captures Neruda’s most audacious and ambitious epic poem, Canto General, which chronicles an episodic journey through the…
In the Heartland: Nonfiction Readings
S.L. Price’s Playing Through the Whistle explores the history of Aliquippa, PA, a former industrial steel mill boomtown that has fallen on hard times, but has subsequently produced a remarkable number of NFL stars through its high school sports teams. The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting is New York Times reporter Fernanda Santos’s researched account of one of the deadliest fires in American history, and of the…
Change and Second Chances: Readings from Three Novels
Set in a former Pennsylvania mining town that gets a second chance, courtesy of natural gas, Jennifer Haigh's novel Heat and Light depicts a community blessed and cursed by its natural resources. Even on the bucolic Lombard family's sprawling apple orchard, change is inevitable, and threats of urbanization, disinheritance, and women's rites of passage soon shake the orchard down to its roots, in Jane Hamilton's The Excellent Lombards. In Joyce Maynard’s Under the Influence, a recovering alcoholic must choose between her…
An Afternoon with Astrophysicist Janna Levin in Conversation with Brain Pickings’ Maria Popova
Janna Levin’s Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space is the authoritative story of the headline-making discovery of gravitational waves by an eminent theoretical astrophysicist. Writer, blogger, and critic, Maria Popova is known for her wildly popular blog BrainPickings.org, which features her writing on culture, books, and eclectic subjects off and on the Internet. 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…
Novelar el pasado y el presente Past and present on the page, with Miren Agur Meabe, Raúl Tola and Eusebio Gómez
In Spanish / en español Miren Agur Meabe (España) es poeta y narradora y escribe en lengua vasca tanto para el público adulto como para el infantil y juvenil. Recibió el Premio de la Crítica en 2001 y 2011. Nos brinda El ojo de cristal; el escritor, periodista y conductor de noticieros y programas de opinión en televisión Raúl Tola (Perú) presenta su tercera novela Flores amarillas; A Eusebio Gómez (México) sus amplios conocimientos sobre Napoleón Bonaparte lo han llevado…
Culture, Class, and Identity
A young girl finds an unexpected friend, a girl stands up for a social outcast, and a young Mexican girl struggles to assimilate, in Augusta Scattergood's Making Friends with Billy Wong, Lauren Wolk's Wolf Hollow, and Reyna Grande's The Distance Between Us.
Truth and Consequences: A Reading from Three Novels
Pulitzer Prize-winning Robert Olen Butler's latest novel is Perfume River, an exquisite exploration of family ties and the legacy of the Vietnam War through the portrait of a single North Florida family. Juan Gabriel Vasquez’s Reputations is a novel about a powerful political cartoonist who is paid a visit from a woman who forces him to reevaluate his life and work. From the universally admired, award-winning author, Ha Jin, comes The Boat Rocker, an urgent, timely novel that follows an…
Finding a Way: Readings from Three Novels
Montague Kobbé's novel, On the Way Back, is a hilarious story centered around a failed business venture on the island of Anguilla. Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan’s Sarong Party Girls: A Novel is about a young woman’s rise in the glitzy, moneyed city of Singapore, where old traditions clash with heady modern materialism. Set in post-Franco Spain, Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes's novel, The Sleeping World, a disillusioned university student searches for her missing brother.
Racism in America: Investigations on the Way to Effectuating Change
Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt is Sarah Jaffe’s investigation of today’s political radicals—troublemakers of all stripes who challenge the notion that Americans are apathetic. Award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning that racist ideas in this country have a long and lingering history, one in which nearly every great American thinker is complicit. In White Rage, Carol Anderson pulls back the veil that has long covered actions made in the name of protecting democracy, fiscal responsibility,…
Home is Where the Heart Is: Two Memoirs of Place
Journalist and author Amy Haimerl recounts the restoration of a down-on-its luck house in a down-on-its luck city in her memoir, Detroit Hustle: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Home. Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, Angela Palm’s Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere but Here is a book of spellbinding linked essays on place, young love, and a life-altering crime.
Family Ties: Readings from Three Memoirs
Nadja Spiegelman’s I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This tells the stories of mothers and daughters—and mothers as daughters—traced through four generations, from Paris to New York and back again. Sulome Anderson, a journalist and daughter of one of the world’s most famous hostages, Terry Anderson, presents a gripping blend of reportage, memoir, and analysis: The Hostage’s Daughter, an intimate look at the effect of the Lebanese Hostage Crisis on Anderson’s family, the United States, and the Middle East…
Strange New Worlds: A Reading from Three Novels
In Claire Vaye Watkins’s novel, Gold Fame Citrus, a couple squat in a former starlet’s mansion in a near-future dystopian society where unrelenting drought has transfigured Southern California into a surreal, phantasmagoric landscape. In Aaron’s Thier’s Mr. Eternity, two young filmmakers meet an old sailor in Key West, who claims to be 560 years old and calls himself Daniel Defoe. In Ben H. Winters’s Underground Airlines, it's the present day: smartphones, social networking, and Happy Meals. Only one thing—the Civil…
Souls Lost and Found: Fiction
The intricate, interlocking stories of Jensen Beach’s story collection, Swallowed by the Cold, are set in a Swedish village on the Baltic Sea as well as in Stockholm over the course of two eventful years. Jill Bialosky’s The Prize follows the fortunes of a partner in a prestigious New York gallery who struggles with the memory of his brilliant but volatile father, the tempers of a high-maintenance artist and her competitive husband, the distress of a rocky marriage, and the…
Pwezi Kreyòl Kounye A (yon prezantasyon an kreyòl, avèk entèpretasyon annanglè an menm tan) // Modern Haitian-Creole Poetry (Presented in Kreyòl Ayisyen with simultaneous English translation)
Yon gwoup powèt ayisyen kontanporen pwal prezante diferan fòm powetik « modèn » ki genyen nan lang kreyòl. Vin asiste bèl woumble sa a, pou aprann tousa ki enpòtan sou pase, prezan, ak fiti pwezi peyi nou. Josaphat-Robert Large, Yvette Israel Leroy (Wanègès), Schiller Marcelin, Iléus Papillon. Moderatè: Lochard Noël. A panel of contemporary poets detail their exploration of “modern” Haitian Creole poetic forms and their reflections on the past and present state of Haitian poetry. Josaphat-Robert Large, Yvette Israel…
Investigative History: Comics That Uncover
Nick Bertozzi (Becoming Andy Warhol), Sarah Glidden (Rolling Blackouts), and Trina Robbins (The Complete Wimmen’s Comix) discuss reporting and reliving unanswered questions from the Iraq War, from the life of Pop Art’s most radical and famous figure, and from 30 years of women’s lives as told in underground comix. Moderated by editor Joan Hilty. In Becoming Andy Warhol, New York Times bestselling writer Nick Bertozzi and artist Pierce Hargan showcase the moment when, by stubborn force of personality and…
Maximum Flavor: Cooking Demo with Panda Kitchen Ambassador, Adrianne Calvo
Author of four cookbooks, Executive Chef and Owner of Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar, Panda Kitchen Ambassador and guest chef on NBC 6 in the Mix, Adrianne Calvo demonstrates her techniques for achieving “Maximum Flavor.”
How to Succeed in Business and Life
In his self-help book, Meet the ERs: The Four People You Meet on the Way to the Top, author and CEO Kevin D. Carr discusses four professional personality types to help readers get started on the path to win in personal and professional pursuits.
Escritores frente a su tiempo Writers and their time, with Jimmy Herrera, José Prats Sariol and Jorge L. Llópiz Cudel
In Spanish / en español Jimmy Herrera (Colombia -EE.UU) es escritor, periodista, productor de TV y libretista. Nos ofrece su novela Tierra prometida; el narrador, ensayista y profesor universitario cubano José Prats Sariol llega con su novela Lila, historia de una emigrante; Jorge Luis Llópiz Cudel (Cuba-EE.UU.) es escritor y profesor de literatura y ha publicado ensayos y cuentos. Presenta la novela Nieblas.
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.
Where Magic Meets Destiny
A street thief meets her destiny to become the greatest witch in history, a young girl is accidentally imbued with moonlight and her magic changes the fate of all around her, and a girl who lives between two worlds comes face-to-face with a terrible evil and must search deep within to do what she was destined to in Claire LeGrand’s Foxheart, Kelly Barnhill’s The Girl Who Drank the Moon and Robert Beatty’s Serafina and the Twisted Staff.
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, Trinidad,…
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…
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, enchanting, punishing, and privileged life she has…
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.
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…
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, Charlie Freeman.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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. Haiti’s recently…
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.
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. Seats will only be held…
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, a satisfying cultural critique, and an experiment of…
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…
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…
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.
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?, Martina the Beautiful Cockroach,…
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!
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…
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.
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, Too?
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).
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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, with the support of…
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.
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.
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, is full of…
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. TICKETS AVAILABLE…
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.
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…
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…
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, entre otros, los…
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, de Cali. Presenta El rastro de…
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!
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, mystical surrealism, and absurdist commentary…
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.
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…
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. Norton…
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, a former journalist investigating…
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.
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.)
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…
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.
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.…
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, teaching bellydancing classes, her family in World War II Poland, reports from an American bellydancer…
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.