Events on the Weekend – 2017

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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 2017
Sunday, November 19 @ 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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Closing Event: Senator Al Franken

Senator Al Franken has represented Minnesota in the United States Senate since 2009. Franken first gained notice as a writer, comedian, and sharp political satirist during his long tenure on the comedy sketch program, Saturday Night Live, during which he won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy, Variety, or Music Series. He was also the author of bestselling books, including Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations, as well as Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 6:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Encuentro con Jorge Edwards

In Spanish with translation into English Un broche de oro para nuestra edición 2017 con la presentación del escritor, ensayista y diplomático chilenoespañol Jorge Edwards, ganador del Premio Nacional de Literatura de Chile 1994 y del Premio Cervantes de Literatura en 1999, entre otros muchos reconocimientos y galardones. Edwards, intelectual latinoamericano que cuestionó la revolución cubana en su libro Persona non grata, presentará sus nuevas obras: la novela La última hermana y Prosas infiltradas,…

Sunday, November 19 @ 5:30 pm
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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South Florida Writers Association

Since 1990, South Florida Writers Association (SFWA) has provided a forum to encourage literary excellence among writers of all genres in the South Florida area. Don’t miss this showcase of local talent, all of whom are members of the SWFA. With Don Daniels, Rhyme and Punishment; Zorina Frey, Thecla: A Dark Romance; Steve Liebowitz, Devorah: Book One of the Covenant and Scrolls Trilogy; and Cara Nusinov; Unrequited Loves and Other French Kisses.

Sunday, November 19 @ 5:30 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Inspiring True Stories

Marsha S. Bordner‘s presents the memoir of her husband, Harold H. Brown, in Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman, which recounts the journey of an African American man who, through dedication to his goals and vision, rose through the despair of racial segregation to great heights of accomplishment. Joe Starita‘s A Warrior of the People: How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America’s First Indian Doctor is the story of a woman who crashed through thick walls of ethnic,…

Sunday, November 19 @ 5:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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American Histories

Author of Black Hawk Down, Mark Bowden‘s Hue 1968 is the story of the the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the American War in Vietnam. Cultural commentator Kurt Andersen shows how “Fake News” is just the ultimate expression of our national character, in Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History. PURCHASE TICKETS TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6 AT 10 A.M. Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 5:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Perspectives on Politics: Nonfiction

In The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote, veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson pulls back the curtain on the shady world of opposition research and reveals the dirty tricks those in power use to influence your opinion. Ken Stern’s memoir, Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right, explores what happened when Stern, the former CEO of NPR,…

Sunday, November 19 @ 5:30 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Tansyon nan Verite Listwa Ayiti/ Tensions in the Truths of Haitian History

(yon prezantasyon an kreyòl, avèk entèpretasyon annanglè an menm tan) Presented in Kreyòl Ayisyen, with simultaneous English translation Pànèl ReadCaribbean sa a pral analize tansyon ki egziste osen sosyete nou an, akòz santiman ki an divèjans depi digdantan nan listwa peyi Dayiti – onivo sosyal e ekonomik, epitou osen anviwònman natirèl peyi a. Otè yo ap konsantre sou defas yon menm verite, tankou paregzanp: jan yon moun kapab pale Vodou mal epoutan li nan Vodou; santiman sa bay lè ou fè pati yon sosyete epoutan ou alamaj menm sosyete sa a;…

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

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De viva voz

De viva voz: Yolanda Arrieta (España), Menena Cottin (Venezuela), Gonzalo Lema (Bolivia), Rodolfo Martínez Sotomayor (Cuba-EE.UU.), Yolanda Reyes (Colombia), Juan Carlos Méndez Guédez (Venezuela), Care Santos (España), Mayra Santos Febres (Puerto Rico), José Ignacio Valenzuela (Chile), Xavier Velasco (México) y Cristina Zabalaga (Portugal-Bolivia). Patrocinado por:…

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De viva voz

Sunday, November 19 @ 5:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Jitney Books: A Micro-Press Journey

Launched in 2016, Jitney Books is a new Miami micro-press with a bold vision of combining the talent of local artists and writers, and producing quality literature. Today, with revolutions in technology and online ordering, this might seem like an easy task. But the story behind the founding of Jitney Books—and that of the writers themselves—is one of struggle, complicated by the culture of the literary industry: an overworked professor in his first year at a more-than-full time position; a man with a novel that becomes suddenly and surprisingly relevant;…

Sunday, November 19 @ 5:00 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Medical Memoirs

Elizabeth Silver’s memoir, The Tincture of Time: A Memoir of (Medical) Uncertainty, is set against the unexplained stroke of the author’s newborn daughter and recounts her daughter’s first year. Hospice consultant and expert in quality of life at the end of life, Melanie P. Merriman, presents her poignant and timely memoir, Holding the Net: Caring for My Mother on the Tightrope of Aging, which shares her struggle to care for her fiercely independent aging mother. Neurologist Joel Salinas chronicles his experiences as a doctor living with synesthesia in his new book,…

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Medical Memoirs

Sunday, November 19 @ 5:00 pm
Kitchen Stadium
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Healthy and Delicious: A Discussion

Come cook with Justin Fox Burks and find a new love for delicious dishes that just happen to be vegetarian, in The Chubby Vegetarian: 100 Inspired Vegetables for the Modern Table. Whether you’re a CrossFit enthusiast, a working mom, a weekend golfer—or even NBA star Dwyane Wade, Eating Well to Win: Inspired Living Through Inspired Cooking, by Chef Richard Ingraham, shows you how to eat for optimum performance. Sponsored by

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

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French Horn Collective

French Horn Collective plays gypsy jazz, swing, and original French music. C’est magnifique! Sponsored by

Sunday, November 19 @ 5:00 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

Breakdancing with Miami’s own Flipside Kings, the acclaimed B-Boy dance crew that has been a fixture in Miami’s cultural scene since 1994.…

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Flipside Kings

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

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Jugar, explorar e inventar en la narrativa latinoamericana

El escritor y ensayista dominicano Pedro Cabiya presenta Reinbou, novela que se apropia de la memoria histórica a través de una trama conmovedora; la poeta y narradora cubana Legna Rodríguez Iglesias llega con Mi novia preferida fue un bulldog francés, donde varias historias interconectadas exploran contradicciones de la vieja y la nueva Cuba. La narradora argentina Pola Oloixarac ofrece Las constelaciones oscuras, una polémica novela donde antiguos exploradores y nerds del siglo XXI tienen un códice por escribir y disfrutan la sensación de control sobre otros seres humanos.​ Patrocinado por:…

Sunday, November 19 @ 4:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Biographies and Biographers: A Reading

Francine Klagsbrun presents the definitive biographer of one of the most notable women of our time, in Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel, which brings to life the iron-willed leader, chain-smoking political operative, and tea-and-cake-serving grandmother who became the fourth prime minister of Israel. Jonathan Eig’s unauthorized biography, Ali: A Life, is a groundbreaking story about race, about a brutal sport, and about a fascinating man who shook up the world. Renowned biographer James Atlas presents an endearing tale of how writers’ lives get documented,…

Sunday, November 19 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Novels of Suspense and Mystery

David Weisberg’s The American Plan is the inaugural volume of three-novel series chronicling the rise and fall of Sun Belt America, from the Korean War through the financial debacle of 2008. In Leni Bogat’s Murder in the House of the Muse, part of his Jeremy Wadlington-Smythe series, Jeremy, an accomplished orchestral conductor with a unique view of his mission, finds himself embroiled in in a murder mystery.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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A Series of Mysteries: Fiction

Sixth in Wiliam C. Gordon‘s series of noir mysteries featuring newspaper reporter Samuel Hamilton, Unfinished confronts the question: how much hurt can be repaired when betrayal, kidnapping, and violence touch a person’s life? Clownfish Blues, the latest installment of Tim Dorsey’s bestselling Serge A. Storm series, features Serge and company getting mixed up with villains who are gaming the Florida state lottery, all the while trying to recreate “episodes” of the classic TV show, Route 66.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Race in America: Nonfiction

Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential in Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race. In Kent Spriggs’s, Voices of Civil Rights Lawyers: Reflections from the Deep South, 1964-1980, twenty-six lawyers reveal the abuses they endured and the barriers they broke as they fought for civil rights.…

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

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Miami’s Days of Decadence: Hotel Scarface

Roben Farzad‘s Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami tells the wild, true story of the Mutiny, the hotel and club that embodied the decadence of Miami’s cocaine cowboys heyday—and an inspiration for the blockbuster film, Scarface. In conversation with Billy Corben.…

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

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Soul Music of the Sunshine State: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band

In Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band, John Capouya shows that Florida made valuable contributions to soul, on par with notable soul capitals Memphis, Detroit, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Join Capouya and a panel that includes producer and songwriter Willie Clarke of Miami’s pioneering Deep City Records; singer Helene Smith, this city’s first soul queen; Marlon Johnson, co-director of the documentary Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound; Jackie Moore,…

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

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The Plot to Hack America: Nonfiction

Counter-terrorism expert Malcom Nance’s The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election examines how Putin’s spy agency used the promise of power to cultivate Donald Trump and his closest aides to become unwitting assets of the Russian government.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 4:15 pm
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Stories of Haiti by Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis

Join Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis for her traditional stories from Haiti.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 4:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Khary Lazarre-White on Passage

Set in Harlem and Brooklyn, social justice advocate Khary Lazarre-White‘s first novel, Passages, tells the story of Warrior, a young black man living in a world where nothing is safe, not even his mind, which is haunted by the spirits of ancestors and of the demons of the system of oppression.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 4:00 pm
Room 7106 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Miami New Times – Spreading the Word

Exactly 30 years ago, Miami New Times was born in a tiny office on South Beach. One of the aims of its founders was to publish long-form, narrative stories that would make a difference and provide a voice for the community. Surprise! It worked. Writers of magazine-length stories trained at the paper. They developed a variety of writing styles that –taken together –comprised a South Beach-inspired narrative form that spread far and wide. Join Miami New Times editors Chuck Strouse and Tim Elfrink,…

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

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Women to Watch: Award-Winning Poetry Debuts

Safia Elhillo’s The January Children mythologizes family histories until they break open, using them to explore aspects of Sudan’s history of colonial occupation, dictatorship, and diaspora. Magic City Gospel by Ashley M. Jones is a love song to Birmingham that takes readers on an historical, geographical, cultural, and personal journey through Alabama. In A Lesser Love, E. J. Koh’s poetry is born from the pain of immigrant parents, becoming an inheritor of Korea’s violent history.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 4:00 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Let’s Get Personal: Essays and Memoir

The funny poignant essays in Ada Calhoun’s Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give explore the bedrooms of modern coupledom for a nuanced discussion of infidelity, existential anxiety, and the many other obstacles to staying together. Dani Shapiro’s memoir, Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage, opens the door to her house, her marriage, and her heart, and invites us to witness her own marital reckoning.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 4:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Two Poets Laureate: A Reading and Conversation

Former U.S. Poets Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Hass and Charles Simic read from their latest books and discuss the necessity of poetry. In A Little Book on Form, Hass examines what makes a poem tick, and how the formal imagination actually operates in poetry. Scribbled in the Dark, Simic’s latest volume, is rich with his signature sardonic sense of humor and piercing social insight in chronicling the human condition from presidents to park benches. In conversation with Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundation fellow,…

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

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Drunk Education

It’s Ted Talk meets happy hour! Developed by Eric Thurm, writers, comics, and artists have a few (okay, maybe more than a few), then present slideshows about stuff they’re really into. Featuring: George O’Connor, Denise Duhamel, Hanif Abdurraqib, and Roxanna Elden. Sponsored by

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Drunk Education

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

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Inventions and Inspirations: Kid-trepreneurs

Miami is a melting pot of cultures, fashion, art, and ideas. It’s also home to some of the most inventive and passionate young minds – kid-trepreneurs. Close out the fair with a conversation sure to get your inspiration flowing as young entrepreneurs talk about the non-profits and activism work they are doing to help build a better future. With Zoe Terry of Zoe’s Dolls (10 yrs. old), Sebastian and Brandon Martinez of Are You Kidding Socks (8 and 10 yrs.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 4:00 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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El difícil arte de crecer

Yolanda Reyes, galardonada escritora y educadora colombiana, presenta Qué raro que me llame Federico, la historia de una madre adoptiva española y de su hijo, un joven fotógrafo que emprende un viaje para buscar sus orígenes colombianos; la escritora española Care Santos llega con Media vida, obra ganadora del Premio Nadal 2017, que retrata a una generación de mujeres que tuvieron que construir sus destinos con nuevas miradas sobre la amistad, el amor y la libertad.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 4:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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SPOTLIGHT: The Trump Presidential Library

The Los Angeles Times called it a “must-see panel of Comic-Con 2017”, and now it’s coming to Miami! Political satire has reached new heights since the election of President Trump; Shannon Wheeler (Shit My President Says) and Robert Sikoryak (The Unquotable Trump) promise laughter and tears (and a presentation with slides) as they work through the nation’s current political reality. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 19 @ 4:00 pm
Kitchen Stadium
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Cooking With Fruit: A Demo

Nancie McDermott’s latest cookbook, Fruit: A Savor the South Cookbook, collects a dozen of the South’s bountiful locally sourced fruits in a cook’s basket of fifty-four luscious dishes, savory and sweet. Sponsored by

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

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Danger and Suspense: Two Novels

A young boy’s murder unleashes chaos in the life of a schoolteacher and a small New England town in Patricia A. Smith‘s novel A Year of Needy Girls. Rivers Solomon’s novel An Unkindness of Ghosts, follows the journey of a girl on antiquated space vessel she is desperate to escape, that is ferrying the last fragments of humanity to a mythical Promised Land.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 3:30 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Social Lubricants

Christopher M. Finan presents a social history of alcoholism in the United States, from the seventeenth century to the present day, in Drunks: An American History. In Jewish Comedy: A Serious History, Jeremy Dauber traces the origins of Jewish comedy and its development from biblical times to the age of Twitter.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 3:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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A Conversation on Haiti and the Photography of Thony Belizaire

Award-winning Producer/Director of the documentary on James Baldwin, I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck, in conversation with Edwidge Danticat, Yanick Lahens, and Russell Banks on Haiti and the photography of Thony Belizaire.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 3:30 pm
Room 7106 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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The Business of Weed

Drug and alcohol treatment specialist Ben Cort presents the potential downside of getting high legally, in Weed, Inc.: The Truth About the Pot Lobby, THC, and the Commercial Marijuana Industry.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 3:30 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Who Are You? Heartwarming Stories of Identity and Belonging

A charmed life of private planes and fame gives way to a life of being a little fish in a big pond in Veronica Chambers’ The Go-Between, a spoiled girl is forced to gain some insight as the new ghost of Christmas past in Cynthia Hand’s The Afterlife of Holly Chase, and a young girl questions how much she’s willing to compromise for her father in Tamika Gibson’s Dreams Beyond the Shore.  …

Sunday, November 19 @ 3:30 pm
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Picture Book Author: The Okee Dokee Brothers

The Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers bring a folktale to life in their latest picture book, Thousand Star Hotel.  Join them for a reading of a fanciful story about the thing we wish for and the things we really need, inspired by the folktale “The Fisherman’s Wife.”…

Sunday, November 19 @ 3:30 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

Breakdancing with Miami’s own Flipside Kings, the acclaimed B-Boy dance crew that has been a fixture in Miami’s cultural scene since 1994.…

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Flipside Kings

Sunday, November 19 @ 3:30 pm
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Drum Along with Inez Barlatier

Learn Caribbean drumming with Miami’s own songstress Inez Barlatier.

Sunday, November 19 @ 3:30 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Entre tangos, humor y viajes: la novela como espacio de búsquedas

La profesora, escritora y editora puertorriqueña Mayra Santos Febres, ganadora entre otros del Premio Juan Rulfo, presenta La amante de Gardel, una novela sobre los motivos del corazón que la razón no entiende; el escritor mexicano Xavier Velasco, merecedor del Premio Alfaguara 2003, llega con Los años sabandijas, un viaje sin frenos en que al ridículo muy poco se le teme, y Pablo Simonetti, ingeniero y escritor chileno ganador del Premio Paula, presenta Desastres naturales,…

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

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The Insiders

In his refreshingly honest memoir, Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years, former presidential speechwriter David Litt brings us inside Obamaworld. The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore is Jared Yates Sexton’s firsthand account of the events that shaped the 2016 presidential election and powered Donald Trump into the White House.…

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The Insiders

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

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Florida Mysteries and Thrillers

Alex Segura‘s latest book in the Pete Fernandez Miami Mystery Series is Dangerous Ends, which pushes Pete Fernandez into a battle with a deadlier, more complex threat, as he tries to shake off the demons haunting Miami’s own, sordid past. Lightwood is Steph Post’s story of a man caught in a complicated web of thievery, brutality and betrayal. Simone Kelly‘s suspenseful and sexy debut novel, Like a Fly on the Wall, presents a psychic and a budding private eye joined together to unearth family secrets?…

Sunday, November 19 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Stories of Bravery

In Jessica Shattuck’s novel, The Women in the Castle, the widow of a resister murdered in a failed assassination attempt on Adolph Hitler plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband’s brave conspirators: to find and protect their wives. Rachel Kadish‘s The Weight of Ink is a sophisticated work of historical fiction about women separated by centuries, and the choices and sacrifices they must make in order to reconcile the life of the heart and mind.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 3:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Music of the Sunshine State

Bob Kealing‘s Elvis Ignited: The Rise of an Icon in Florida follows the performer through his four transformative and tumultuous Florida tours in fifteen months spanning 1955-1956. In A People’s History of Overtown Vol. 1, and Inside the Music Biz with Henry Stone Jake Katel brings a once-vibrant district of Miami back to life through the voices of those who were there and examines the greatest independent record man of all time. Part fan,…

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

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The Man Who Invented Christmas

Christmas comes early to The Fair with The Man Who Invented Christmas, distributed by Bleecker Street, and coming to theaters everywhere starting Wednesday, November 22nd. The film tells the story of how a broke and desperate Charles Dickens came to write and publish A Christmas Carol, the masterpiece that transformed Christmas into the merry family event we celebrate today. Don’t miss the backstory on how The Man Who Invented Christmas came to be at this panel discussion with the book’s author,…

Sunday, November 19 @ 3:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Gripping New Fiction

Victor LaValle’s novel, The Changeling, is a dark fairy tale of New York, in which a father quest for his wife and child takes him to a forgotten island, a graveyard full of secrets, a forest where immigrant legends still live, and finally back to a place he thought he had lost forever. Lisa Ko‘s powerful debut, winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Fiction, follows one young man’s search for his mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant who disappears when he’s 11 years old.…

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

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Uma Galera

Uma Galera embodies the melting pot of cultures and sounds of Miami—from ska to funk to latin—sometimes all in the same song! Sponsored by

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Uma Galera

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

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Picture Book Author: Lauren Wohl

When Nicholas’s family has too many blueberries, he devises a plan to sell them to help the community center. But how will he pick them all and make sure the bear doesn’t eat them before he can? Find out in Blueberry Bonanza!…

Sunday, November 19 @ 3:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Best American Comics 2017

Guest-edited by Ben Katchor, the twelfth annual volume of the New York Times bestselling series returns with a collection where “every last page is worth a look” (Bustle).  Join Katchor as he talks with some of this year’s contributors to Best American Comics including Matthew Thurber and Lale Westvind. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 19 @ 3:00 pm
Kitchen Stadium
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Food as History: A Discussion

Adrian Miller’s The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas is an historical chronicle of the daily table in the White House. In The Gourmands’ Way: Six Americans in Paris and the Birth of a New Gastronomy, Justin Spring tells the story of six American writer-adventurers in Paris during the 30-year boom that followed WWII, and how they changed the way Americans eat and think about food.…

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

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ReadCaribbean presents Poets from Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad

Shara McCallum’s fifth poetry book, Madwoman, explores the world of relationships, race, and colonialism through the lens of her Jamaican womanhood. Canouan Suite and Other Pieces reflects Philip Nanton’s storytelling humor, setting text in creative tension with Caribbean artwork. In Voices Carry, Mervyn Taylor presents poems that travelers unpack like suitcases from Pakistan, Haiti, Jamaica, and Trinidad, far from what used to be home. ReadCaribbean programs created in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Ayiti Images,…

Sunday, November 19 @ 2:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Masterful Short Stories

Dan Wakefield is editor of Kurt Vonnegut: Complete Stories, a collection of Vonnegut’s short fiction, including five never before published stories. Jim Shepard’s short story collection The World to Come offers ten stories that span borders and centuries with unrivaled mastery.…

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

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Debut Novels: A Reading

Laddee Hubbard‘s The Talented Ribkins, in which Johnny Ribkins must draw on his family’s unusual collection of superpowers to save himself from the mobster whose money he’s stolen. Simeon Marsallis‘s As Lie Is to Grin is a trippy and transgressive tale that bends the recognizable world in startling ways to broaden our understanding of what it means to be young, gifted, and black in America today. Steeped in nostalgic wonder, Sophie Chen Keller‘s The Luster of Lost Things explores the depths of our capacity for kindness and our ability to heal.…

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

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America Reconsidered: Nonfiction

Bhu Srinivasan’s Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism is a thrilling alternative history of modern America that reframes events, trends, and people we thought we knew through the prism of the value that this nation holds dearest: capitalism. Jack Davis’s The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea colorfully reinstates the Gulf region within the American narrative—from the age of Spanish conquistadors to the present day—into a disastrous pattern of exploitation.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 2:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Radical Behavior: Three Memoirs

Award-winning cookbook author, Cree LeFavour‘s debut memoir is Lights On, Rats Out, an exploration of her early twenties when she, as a graduate student in psychology, habitually burned herself with cigarettes, then developed an intimate relationship with her psychiatrist. In The Mighty Franks, former Los Angeles Times book critic Michael Frank presents the story of his eccentric Hollywood family, especially his glamorous but dangerously possessive Aunt Hank. Ben Blum’s Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers,

Sunday, November 19 @ 2:30 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Ayiti: Eritaj Politik Ewo Istorik Nou yo/Political Legacy of Our Historical Heroes

(yon prezantasyon an kreyòl, avèk entèpretasyon annanglè an menm tan) Presented in Kreyòl Ayisyen, with simultaneous English translation Pànèl ReadCaribbean sa a ap egzamine kwasans politik Ayiti, soti depi lendepandans peyi an nan lane 1804, rive alèkile yo. Otè yo pral fè deba sou kokennchenn transfòmasyon ki fèt nan peyi a nan syèk ki sot pase yo.  Y ap esplike tandans jeneral ki genyen nan listwa Ayiti, e y ap fè nou konprann trajektwa entelektyèl ak politik zile an. Avèk Bayyinah E.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 2:30 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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The Haunting Truth: Sifting Through Secrets and Mystery

Old skeletons are laid bare, a Shakespearian lover must find a murderer, and fragments of a person’s supernatural life begin to reveal their hidden truths in the thrilling mysteries of Michelle Hodkin’s The Becoming of Noah Shaw, Conor McCreery’s Kill Shakespeare: Past is Prologue: Juliet and M.A. Powers’s Broken Circle. Sponsored by:…

Sunday, November 19 @ 2:30 pm
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Beloved author of Frindle, Andrew Clements!

Celebrate the joy of reading with Andrew Clements’ new book, The Loser’s Club! Sixth-grader Alec can’t seem to get his nose out of books, so when he’s told that he better pay attention, or else, he comes up with a brilliant idea and starts a club so he can read by himself-  The Losers Club. Nobody would want to join that, right? As more members join, Alec quickly learns the best stories are the ones that happen off the page.  …

Sunday, November 19 @ 2:30 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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De exilios, insilios y revelaciones

Gabriel Goldberg, abogado y escritor argentino, presenta La mala sangre, novela que se articula en torno a una oscura estafa y describe profundos rencores familiares con raíces ancestrales; la escritora hispanomarroquí Esther Bendahan llega con Tetuán, una obra con el aroma de la infancia y el lenguaje de los siglos de sus antepasados de origen sefardí, y el escritor venezolano Juan Carlos Méndez Guédez ofrece La noche y yo, una colección de relatos sobre amistad y sexo,…

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

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Family Dramas: Three Novels

Bethany Ball‘s debut novel, What To Do About The Solomons, is a hilarious multigenerational family saga set in Israel, New York, and Los Angeles that explores the secrets and gossip-filled lives of a kibbutz community near Jerusalem. Laura Davis Hubers‘s novel, The Velveteen Daughter, reveals the true story of the author of one of the most beloved children’s books of all time and her daughter, a world-renowned child prodigy whose fame at one time greatly eclipses her mother’s.…

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

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Jeffrey Eugenides on His Story Collection, Fresh Complaint

Jeffrey Eugenides‘ story collection, Fresh Complaint, presents characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies, including a poet turned embezzler, and a clavichord player whose dreams founder under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood.…

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

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True Stories of Struggle and Survival: A Reading

M. Evelina Galang’s Lolas’ House tells the stories, in unprecedented detail, of sixteen surviving Filipino “comfort women,” kidnapped by the Imperil Japanese Army during World War II and forced into sexual slavery. In Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory, Elizabeth Rosner depicts the efforts to understand the intergenerational inheritance of trauma, as well as the intricacies of remembrance in the aftermath of atrocity. In A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa,

Sunday, November 19 @ 2:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Writing Class Radio Live: Storytelling Jazz

Writing Class Radio creators and hosts, Andrea Askowitz and Allison Langer, bring the podcast out of the studio for some on-the-spot verbal/musical improvisation. Based on a prompt, you’ll tell a story, then listen to what a musician has to “say” about it. It’s call and response like you’ve never heard! Sponsored by

Sunday, November 19 @ 2:00 pm
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Okee Dokee Brothers

Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers inspire kids to respect the natural world, their communities, and themselves with their unique blend of Americana folk music.…

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

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Picture Book Authors: Eric Morse with Nelson George

“In the beginning, there was a beat…” Using rhyming verses and clay illustrations, Eric Morse and Nelson George teach kids the history of hip-hop, from block parties in the Bronx to today’s mega concerts, in What Is Hip-Hop.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 2:00 pm
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Storytelling with Carrie Sue Ayvar

Storytelling fun in Spanish and English with Carrie Sue Ayvar.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Nuevas propuestas en la literatura LGTBQ

La narradora y poeta cubanomexicana Odette Alonso presenta la reedición de Con la boca abierta, una serie de historias de mujeres que defienden con gran fortaleza sus mejores deseos e ilusiones; el ensayista, crítico, profesor, antólogo y editor cubanoamericano Ernesto Fundora comparte su antología Cuba Queer: una historia del teatro gay cubano; Carlos Pintado, poeta y escritor nacido en Cuba, presenta la antología Mañana hablarán de nosotros, que reúne las obras de veinte escritores cubanos,…

Sunday, November 19 @ 2:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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SPOTLIGHT: Kirby’s Moral Universe

Jack Kirby’s personal and public beliefs drove the creation of an unforgettable range of iconic heroes – and helped shape a propaganda tide. Former assistant to Kirby himself, Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics) joins Editorial Director at Abrams ComicArts Charlie Kochman for a conversation about the life, work and legend of the man who changed comics forever, Jack Kirby. Sponsored by

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

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A Return to Russian Cooking: A Demo

Bonnie Frumkin Morales‘s Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking’s recipes and narratives show how Russia’s storied tradition of smoked fish, cultured dairy, and a shot of vodka can be celebratory, elegant, and as easy as meat and potatoes. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 19 @ 1:30 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Masterful Mysteries and Thrillers: A Reading

In William Heffernan’s The Scientology Murders: A Dead Detective Novel, Detective Harry Doyle’s murder investigation forces him to penetrate one of the most private institutions in the country in order to track down those responsible. Inspired by an actual case, James Grippando‘s Most Dangerous Place: A Jack Swyteck Novel, explores the fine line between victim and perpetrator, innocence and guilt, and cold-blooded revenge and rightful retribution. In James W. Hall’s When They Come for You,…

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

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Perspectives on America

A powerful narrative and a brilliant defense of American values, Russell Shorto‘s Revolution Song makes the compelling case that the American Revolution is still being fought today and that its ideals are worth defending. Richly illustrated and meticulously researched, David Baron‘s American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World, depicts a young nation that looked to the skies to reveal its towering ambition and expose its latent genius.…

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

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Florida Histories

In Bad Guys, Bullets, and Boat Chases: True Stories of Florida Game Wardens, former water and land patrol officer Bob H. Lee reveals that the life of a game warden is a lot more exciting—and dangerous—than most people think. In Before the Pioneers: Indians, Settlers, Slaves, and the Founding of Miami, FSU history professor Andrew K. Frank pieces together the material culture and the historical record of the Miami River to re-create the fascinating past of one of the world’s most influential cities.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 1:30 pm
Room 7106 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Strategies for Success

Alex Daly, a crowdfunding expert who has raised over $20 million for her clients’ campaigns, shows you how to get it done, in The Crowdsourceress: Get Smart, Get Funded, and Kickstart Your Next Big Idea. CEO consultant Helen Rothberg’s The Perfect Mix: Everything I know About Leadership I Learned as a Bartender reveals memorable insights about leadership developed while she worked as a bartender and restaurant manager. Sponsored by:…

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

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Tongo Eisen-Martin: A Reading and Conversation

Tongo Eisen-Martin is a revolutionary poet influenced by poets such as Gil Scott-Heron, Allen Ginsberg, and Audre Lorde. In Heaven is All Goodbyes, politics, surrealism, and spiritualism converge with gangsterism, revolution, and perseverance in poems addressing state violence, police brutality, the prison industrial-complex, as experienced by African Americans throughout history. In conversation with author and journalist Kathie Klarreich.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 1:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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James Judd on Learning the Hard Way

Storyteller and playwright James Judd‘s collection, Now I Know: Essays and Monologues, gathers together eleven of his Snap Judgment stories featuring “spectacular public embarrassments and utter failures.”…

Sunday, November 19 @ 1:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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“Fake News” and Real Controversy: The Media and Public Trust

Today, media are struggling to maintain credibility as they cover everything from local breaking news to a combative White House that has weaponized criticism of the media. In response, some journalists have positioned themselves as both objective truth-tellers and advocates for the communities they serve, two sides of the journalism coin that supposedly cannot coexist. The credibility gap between media and audiences is growing, nationally as well as locally, where choices on what to cover have been feeding negative stereotypes and division for decades.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 1:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Eileen Myles on the Pleasure and Pain of Pets

Following the death of Eileen Myles’s beloved pit-bull Rosie, Myles launches a heartfelt and fabulist investigation into the true nature of the bond between pet and pet-owner, in Afterglow (a dog memoir).…

Sunday, November 19 @ 1:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Hiaasen and Turow: Two New Thrillers

In Carl Hiaasen‘s Razor Girl, a lovely and loveable con woman and a disgraced detective team up to find a redneck reality TV star. In Testimony, Scott Turow returns with a page-turning legal thriller about an American prosecutor’s investigation of a refugee camp’s mystifying disappearance. Sponsored by: At this time, there are currently no tickets available for this presentation. If you were unable to obtain tickets, and would like to attend this event,…

Sunday, November 19 @ 1:30 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Restless Souls: Identity and New Beginnings  

Feeling out of place is a universal experience, and these graphic novels show that the journey to find your own voice is never over, but always worth it, in Tillie Walden’s Spinning, Cecil Castelluci’s Soupy Leaves Home. Sponsored by:…

Sunday, November 19 @ 1:15 pm
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Musical Fairytales by Baby B Strings

Baby B Strings introduces young listeners to classical music with Musical Fairytales.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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New Fiction: Readings

In Pen Center USA-award winner Victor Lodato‘s novel, Edgar and Lucy, a boy with his mysterious, tragic past begins a journey into a secret wilderness where nothing is clear, not even the line between the living and the dead. Jenny Zhang’s Sour Heart: Stories is a sly debut story collection that conjures the experience of adolescence through the eyes of Chinese-American girls growing up in New York City. Kayla Rae Whitaker‘s novel, The Animators is a funny,…

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

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Celebrate Like an Italian: A Discussion

Whether you’re planning a romantic picnic for two, a child’s birthday party, a holiday gathering, or a simple weeknight family dinner, Lidia Bastianich‘s Lidia’s Celebrate Like an Italian: 220 Foolproof Recipes That Make Every Meal a Party will have you calling to your guests: “Tutti a tavola a mangiare!” Sponsored by:…

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

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Edwidge Danticat Presents: The Art of Death

Edwidge Danticat’s memoir, The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story, is at once a personal account of her mother dying from cancer and a deeply considered reckoning with the ways that other writers have approached death in their own work.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Woman Walk the Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives

Woman Walk the Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives, edited by Nashville-based writer and artist development consultant Holly Gleason, presents deeply personal essays from award-winning writers on femme fatales, feminists, groundbreakers, and truth tellers. Gleason is joined by Atlantic recording artist, Aubrie Sellers, and Wendy Pearl, former Director of Communications at the Country Music Association.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 1:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Live Music: Daniela Padron’s Bach to Venezuela

A meld of Johann Sebastian Bach with folk rhythms from Venezuela. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 19 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Voix de la Caraïbe / “Caribbean: Illuminate!”

En français, avec interprétation simultanée en anglais/In French, with simultaneous interpretation into English Dans le cadre de ReadCaribbean, une série très appréciée de présentations se déroulant toute l’année, cette table ronde (stoïque, provocante, parfois gênante, mais certainement enthousiasmante) porte sur la littérature et l’histoire caribéennes. Divers auteurs d’Haïti, de la Guadeloupe, de la Martinique et de la Guyane Française discuteront de leurs œuvres, ainsi que de leurs expériences – vécues, mais aussi héritées de l’histoire – afin de faire la lumière sur leurs réalités respectives et d’accompagner le public dans un voyage à travers les nombreux chapitres de la vie et de l’histoire modernes de la Caraïbe.…

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

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Rescue Missions and Other Worlds

Step into worlds of adventure through ominous doors leading to even more ominous places, in Shannon Messenger’s Nightfall, Nathan Hale’s One Trick Pony and Danielle McClean’s The Protector’s Pledge.…

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

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La novela negra, un género plural

El abogado y escritor boliviano Gonzalo Lema presenta Que te vaya como mereces, un relato de denuncia a los estamentos de poder y la corrupción política, Premio L’H Confidencial 2017; el escritor y articulista español José Luis Muñoz, vinculado a la Semana negra de Gijón desde sus inicios, llega con El rastro del lobo, un thriller sobre la persecución del médico nazi Ferdinand Heim, y el escritor cubanoamericano Rodolfo Pérez Valero,…

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

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Future Shock

From Ray Bradbury to H.G. Wells, Science Fiction writers have been predicting our future for decades. Join our own panel of visionaries as they tell us what they see when they look ahead. (Spoiler Alert: It’s not all good.) with Mike Cavallaro (Decelerate Blue), Michel Fiffe (Zegas), Mr.Fish (And Then the World Blew Up). Moderated by George O’Connor. Sponsored by

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Sunday, November 19 @ 12:30 pm
Room 7106 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Maker City: How to Reinvent American Cities

Marcia Kadanoff, co-author of Maker City: A Practical Guide for Reinventing American Cities, a comprehensive collection of case studies and how-to information useful for city leaders, civic innovators, nonprofits, and others engaged in urban economic development. In conversation with Ric Herrero, founder of MANO, co-producer of Maker Faire Miami. Sponsored by:…

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

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New Fiction: A Reading

C. Morgan Babst‘s debut novel, The Floating World, is a dazzling story of family, home, and grief, which takes readers into the heart of Hurricane Katrina. Laura Lee Smith‘s novel, The Ice House, follows the beleaguered MacKinnons as they weather the possible loss of the family business, a serious medical diagnosis, and the slings and arrows of familial discord.…

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

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Secrets and Lives: Two Biographies

Jefferson Morley’s biography, The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton, tells the story of one of the most powerful unelected officials in the United States government in the mid-20th century. Nicholas Reynolds’s biography, Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy, tells the stunning untold story of Ernest Hemingway’s dangerous secret life –including his role as a Soviet agent code-named “Argo” –that fueled his art and led to his undoing.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 12:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Florida Architecture

Jared Beck and Pamela Miner present River and Road: Fort Myers Architecture from Craftsman to Modern, a visual and narrative history of the architectural evolution and urban development of Southwest Florida as shown in Fort Myers, Florida. Sponsored by:…

Sunday, November 19 @ 12:30 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Victor Hernandez Cruz on Beneath the Spanish

Victor Hernandez Cruz—two time World Heavyweight Poetry Champion—presents his latest collection, Beneath the Spanish, which tracks the way that languages intersect and inform each other, and how language and music shapes experience. Sponsored by:…

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

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Memorable Memoirs: A Reading

Janet Capron‘s memoir, Blue Money, is an intimate, no-holds-barred portrait of her experiences as a prostitute in early-70s New York City. My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean is Amy Dresner‘s darkly funny and revealing debut memoir of her twenty-year battle with sex, drugs, and alcohol addiction, and what happens when she finally emerges on the other side.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 12:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Obama: An Intimate Portrait

Obama: An Intimate Portrait is the definitive visual biography of Barack Obama’s historic Presidency, captured in unprecedented detail by his White House photographer, Pete Souza—featuring a foreword from the President himself. The collection reproduces Souza’s most iconic photographs, some of which have never been published. These photographs document the most consequential hours of the Presidency—Including the historic image of President Obama and his advisors in the Situation Room during the bin Laden mission—alongside unguarded moments with the President’s family,…

Sunday, November 19 @ 12:30 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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The Beast Within: Dark Fantasy Stories

These stories of fiercely savage and powerful ladies explore the darkness within and the good without. These riveting tales will have your heart pounding in Kiersten White’s Now I Rise, S.J. Kincaid’s The Empress and Emmy Laybourne’s Berserker. Sponsored by:…

Sunday, November 19 @ 12:30 pm
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Okee Dokee Brothers

Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers inspire kids to respect the natural world, their communities, and themselves with their unique blend of Americana folk music.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 12:30 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Poetas hispanounidenses

Un encuentro con cuatro reconocidos poetas y sus nuevas obras: el narrador y poeta cubanoamericano Reinaldo García Ramos presenta Espacio circular, el escritor, poeta y académico cubanoamericano Gustavo Pérez Firmat comparte Sin lengua, deslenguado; la periodista y poeta española Ana Vidal Egea viene con Cuaderno de Asia, y el poeta, ensayista y cuentista mexicano Omar Villasana, con Árbol de tu olvido. Patrocinado por:…

Sunday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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The Fact of a Body: Memoir

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich’s memoir, The Fact of a Body, is the story of how a crime was constructed—and how we grapple with our own personal histories.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Two Thrillers: A Reading

A washed-up ex-journalist looking for a missing girl in San Francisco is framed by a Guatemalan hit man for a series of murders, in Bradley Spinelli‘s crime thriller, The Painted Gun. In Robert Arellano’s Havana Lunar, Dr. Mano Rodriguez takes an undercover assignment to the most dangerous city in Latin America: Miami.…

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

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Family Bonds: Fiction

Gin Phillips’s Fierce Kingdom is an electrifying book about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she’ll go to protect him. Hannah Tinti’s The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley is a coming-of-age literary thrill ride about the price we pay to protect the people we love most.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Threats to the Environment

Attorney Alan Bell‘s illness leads him to the fight of—and for—his life, in Poisoned: How a Crime-Busting Prosecutor Turned His Medical Mystery into a Crusade for Environmental Victims. In his work of speculative nonfiction, Another Fine Mess: Life on Tomorrow’s Moon, Pope Brock asks: if we’re given a second chance on the moon, will we use it to create at last a sane and peaceful society? Marcus Eriksen‘s Junk Raft combines an unlikely ocean adventure with concrete,…

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

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Fiction: Readings from New Works

Chantel Acevedo’s latest work of historical fiction, The Living Infinite, is based on the true story of the Spanish princess Eulalia, an outspoken firebrand at the Bourbon court during the troubled and decadent final years of her family’s reign. Cristina García‘s novel, Here in Berlin, is a portrait of a city through snapshots, an excavation of the stories and ghosts of contemporary Berlin—its complex, troubled past still pulsing in the air as it was during World War II.…

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

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Free Bass

Free Bass: A live freestyle improvisation with Afrobeta. Everyone is invited to rock the mic! Improvisation is a social activity and it can create a collective story when a group is passing around the mic and sharing. The space created encourages listening and immediacy because you have to listen to the beat and be in the moment to think on your feet. We have been heartened sharing music this way; It becomes a collaborative circle of free expression.  Sponsored by

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Sunday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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DC and Marvel: New Superhero Stories

Your super heroes have new obstacles to face and new foes to battle in the stories of Barry Lyga’s The Flash: Hocus Pocus, Mariko Tamaki’s She-Hulk Vol.1 and Jo Whittemore’s Supergirl: Age of Atlantis.…

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

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Summers of Love & War

In today’s hyper-charged political climate, two new works look at the last era of major social upheaval in the U.S. – the 1960s and 70s – for clues on where to go from here. Talk through memoirs of waitressing for art, and travelling from sci-fi to the Sunset Strip, with Mimi Pond (The Customer Is Always Wrong), and Trina Robbins (Last Girl Standing). Moderated by Joan Hilty. Sponsored by

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

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Tastes of New England: A Cooking Demo

With over 100 vibrant, ingredient-driven recipes, award-winning chef Matt Jennings‘s debut cookbook, Homegrown: Cooking from My New England Roots, honors the iconic foods of his heritage. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 19 @ 11:30 am
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Essay Collections: A Reading

August Kleinzahler‘s Sallies, Romps, Portraits, and Send-Offs: Selected Prose, 2000-2016 gathers the best of sixteen years’ worth of essays, remembrances, and reviews in this scabrous and essential collection. In The Tunnel at the End of the Light: Essays on Movies and Politics, Jim Shepard explores how we enter conversations with specific genres and films in order to construct and refine our most cherished illusions about ourselves. Sponsored by:…

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

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Not Yo’ Mama’s Poetry: Three Fierce Feminist Poets

Denise Duhamel takes on celebrity, sex, reproduction, and religion in her new poetry collection, Scald. In Magdalene, Marie Howe imagines the biblical figure of Mary Magdalene as spiritual, sensual, and searching for meaning in a contemporary landscape. Patricia Smith’s volume, Incendiary Art, confronts the role of witness regarding tyrannies against the black male body and the tenacious grief of mothers.

Sunday, November 19 @ 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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Van Jones Presents: Beyond the Messy Truth

Political commentator Van Jones offers a blueprint for transforming our collective anxiety into meaningful change, in Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together. Sponsored by: At this time, there are currently no tickets available for this presentation. If you were unable to obtain tickets, and would like to attend this event, you may come to the event and wait in the “stand-by” line on the first floor of building 3. Stand-by line attendees will be admitted to the room on a first-come,…

Sunday, November 19 @ 11:30 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Masters of American Poetry: A Reading

Frank Bidart’s latest collection, Half-light: Collected Poems 1965–2016, encompasses all of Bidart’s previous books, and also includes a new collection, Thirst. Hailed as “one of the great poets of the past hundred years,” Paul Muldoon’s Selected Poems 1968–2014 offers forty-six years of his work drawn from twelve individual collections. In Fast, Pulitzer Prize winning poet Jorie Graham’s first collection in five years, she explores the limits of the human and the uneasy seductions of the post-human.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 11:30 am
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Pwezi: Vwa Kreyòl /Poetry: Haitian Creole Voices in Circulation

Yon prezantasyon an kreyòl, avèk entèpretasyon annanglè an menm tan/ Presented in Kreyòl Ayisyen, with simultaneous English translation Yon pànèl powèt kontanporen ki gen rasin yo nan Kanada, Kiba, ak Srilanka pral debat sou sèten fòm pwezi ki egziste an kreyòl e prezante aspè inivèsèl pwezi ayisyen an. Avèk Indran Amirthanayagam, Emmanuel Eugène, Yvon Lamour. A ReadCaribbean panel of contemporary poets with ties to Canada, Cuba, and Sri-Lanka detail their exploration of poetic forms in Kreyòl and their reflections on the universality of Haitian poetry.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 11:30 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Prometeo Theater presents: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince

Based on one of the best-selling books ever published, Miami Dade College’s Teatro Prometeo presents the fabled story of a grown-up meeting his inner child, embodied by a Little Prince. His journey brings him across many planets and characters, where he witnesses the behaviors of adults and the modern world, before ultimately returning home to love, childhood and innocence. Adaptation and Direction by Sonia de Martín Iriarte. Performed in Spanish with English subtitles.

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

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Reescrituras femeninas de la realidad de Colombia

Patricia Engel presenta Vida, relato del día a día de una joven nacida en Estados Unidos, hija de inmigrantes colombianos; Pilar Vélez llega con El expreso del sol, un viaje sensible a la cruel realidad que han vivido por décadas los desplazados en Colombia, y María Clara Ospina ofrece El sembrador de mariposas, una historia de amor y engaños en la que sus protagonistas se reencuentran para enfrentarse a sus destinos personales.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 11:30 am
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Rumbo al año del perro. Ladrando el futuro con Ludovica Squirru

La escritora argentina Ludovica Squirru ha estudiado en China con maestros taoístas, sinólogos, astrólogos especialistas en feng-shui, tao y en el I Ching. Presenta el Horóscopo chino 2018. Año del perro de tierra, un libro que proporcionará una excelente guía para mejorar la calidad de vida durante el próximo año. La autora conversará con el astrólogo Mario Vannucci. Patrocinado por:…

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

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Madison Smartt Bell on Behind the Moon

11:00 a.m. / Rm. 2106 (Bldg. 2, 1st Floor) Madison Smartt Bell‘s latest novel is the metaphysical thriller Behind the Moon, in which a girl fleeing from a violent sexual encounter in the desert tumbles into a cave and falls into a fever dream inspired by ancient drawings on the cave walls. In conversation with City Lights Editor Elaine Katzenberger.

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

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From Pain to Prose: Writing Hard Stories

What does it take to write an honest memoir? Melanie Brooks’ Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma (Beacon Press) describes more than a dozen celebrated authors’ treks through dark memories and breakthrough moments. Join Brooks and two of the writers profiled in Writing Hard Stories—Edwidge Danticat and Richard Blanco—for an honest discussion of what it takes to transform personal pain into prose. Sponsored by:…

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

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New Fiction: A Reading

Megan Abbott‘s novel, You Will Know Me, answers the question: Just how far will a parent go to achieve their child’s dream? Rivers Solomon’s novel An Unkindness of Ghosts, follows the journey of a girl on antiquated space vessel she is desperate to escape that is ferrying the last fragments of humanity to a mythical Promised Land. Ivy Pochoda‘s latest novel, Wonder Valley, is a visionary and masterful portrait of contemporary Los Angeles.…

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

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Good Gangsters: A Reading  

In his novel Gangster Nation, the sequel to Gangsterland, Tod Goldberg traces how the things we most value in our lives―home, health, even our spiritual lives―have been built on the enterprises of criminals. Nelson George’s To Funk and Die in LA, the fourth book in the D Hunter crime-fiction series, brings the ex-bodyguard to the City of Angels on a very dark mission when his grandfather, businessman Daniel “Big Danny” Hunter, is shot dead in a drive-by.…

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

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Micro Memoirs: A Reading

Larry Smith‘s Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America, marries the phenomenon of Larry Smith’s successful Six-Word Memoirs with ABC and 20th Century Fox Television’s hit comedy Fresh Off the Boat. The 52 micro-memoirs in Beth Ann Fennelly‘s genre-defying Heating & Cooling offer bright glimpses into a richly lived life, combining the compression of poetry with the truth-telling of nonfiction into one heartfelt, celebratory book.…

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

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The Sunshine State

Jen Karetnick’s guidebook, The 500 Hidden Secrets of Miami, gives readers an insider’s tour of the Magic City. Kirsten Hines and James A. Kushlan present South Florida’s Biscayne Bay, its keys, the coral reef, and the national park that protects them are celebrated in Biscayne National Park. Terri Mashour’s Backcountry Trails of Florida: A Guide to Hiking Florida’s Water Management Districts highlights 100 off-the-grid hiking trails from every corner of the state.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 11:00 am
Room 7106 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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The Public Library in a Disruptive Age

In 2017, the public library is an American institution frequently under threat. The disruptive forces at work are political, fiscal and technological. Technology promises admittance to a virtual library that is polyglot and global in breadth and depth. Yet in Washington, the Trump Administration earlier this year proposed dramatic funding cuts that call into question the federal government’s role in promoting information access for all citizens. Librarians, journalists and advocates will discuss why libraries still matter in a world of smartphones and what can be done to ensure their survival.…

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

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Women Today

Angela Saini’s Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story, investigates the gender wars in biology, psychology, and anthropology, and delves into cutting-edge scientific studies to uncover a fascinating new portrait of women’s brains, bodies, and role in human evolution. Kate Harding presents 23 Leading Feminist Writers on Protest and Solidarity, in Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America.…

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Sunday, November 19 @ 11:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Guided Meditation Session from Innergy Meditation

Guided Meditation Session from Innergy Meditation Studios–Breathe, chill, and be still with the blissfully centered instructors from Innergy. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 19 @ 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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Yoga for Kids!

Try Mooga, cow-themed interactive yoga for kids and kids at heart, presented by Florida Dairy Farmers.…

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Yoga for Kids!

Sunday, November 19 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Horror, Noir, Immortality

Terror, death, and rebirth find new life with three authors who all buck genre conventions in their work to explore and explode these terrifying, yet weirdly empowering themes. Start your morning with a little noir alongside Victor LaValle (Destroyer), Jason Shiga (Demon), Conor McCreery (Kill Shakespeare series) and Eric Grissom (Gregory Suicide). Moderated by Alex Segura. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 19 @ 10:30 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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ROVING PERFORMANCES

On Saturday and Sunday, we will have the following on-going roving and pop-up performances taking place throughout Children’s Alley, throughout the day Look out—look up is more like it—for the ever-fabulous stilt walkers. They really stand out in a crowd! Cirko Teatro presents the hilarious local favorite El show de Enriqueta y Agapito. Pavillion Productions treats us to bilingual renditions of Dr. Seuss’ classics. Travel back in comedic time with Charlie Chaplin, courtesy of Cote Composto. Juana la Iguana performs bilingual renditions of popular children’s songs.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 10:30 am
Kitchen Stadium
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Got Milk?: A Cooking Demo

Chris Valdes, official chef of the Florida Dairy Farmers Sponsored by:…

Sunday, November 19 @ 10:30 am
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Cultural Alchemists

Award-winning historian Maya Jasanoff presents The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World, in which she reveals Conrad as a prophet of globalization. In Dig If You Will the Picture: Funk, Sex, God and Genius in the Music of Prince, Ben Greenman presents a unique and kaleidoscopic look into the life, legacy, and electricity of the pop legend Prince and his wide ranging impact on our culture.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 10:30 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Climate Change: Nonfiction

As he travels across twelve countries and reports from the front lines, acclaimed journalist Jeff Goodell employs fact, science, and on-the-ground journalism to show vivid scenes from what already is becoming a water world, in The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World. In Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change, Ashley Dawson argues that cities are ground zero for climate change,…

Sunday, November 19 @ 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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Perspective on Politics: Nonfiction

In How the Right Lost Its Mind, radio host Charles Sykes presents an impassioned, regretful, and deeply thoughtful account of how the American conservative movement came to lose its values. PURCHASE TICKETS TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6 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.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 10:30 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Jennifer Egan on Manhattan Beach

A Visit from the Goon Squad author Jennifer Egan’s first historical novel, Manhattan Beach, is set in a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 10:30 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Prometeo Theater presents: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince

Based on one of the best-selling books ever published, Miami Dade College’s Teatro Prometeo presents the fabled story of a grown-up meeting his inner child, embodied by a Little Prince. His journey brings him across many planets and characters, where he witnesses the behaviors of adults and the modern world, before ultimately returning home to love, childhood and innocence. Adaptation and Direction by Sonia de Martín Iriarte. Performed in Spanish with English subtitles.

Sunday, November 19 @ 10:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Running with Raven

In Running with Raven, Laura Lee Huttenbach tells the incredible story of Robert “Raven” Kraft, a lonely outcast, who, in 1975, made a New Years’ resolution to run eight miles on South Beach every day. Over forty years, 125,000 miles, seven hurricanes, chronic back pain and several hospitalizations later, he hasn’t missed a single day. Huttenbach also tells the stories of the people whose lives Raven has touched – as well as a story of Miami, an urban history in which ordinary people are rescued from the margins.…

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

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The Poetry of Time and Place

Four working poets draw inspiration from specific landscapes: Jim Daniels’ Rowing Inland takes readers back to the Metro Detroit of his youth and then accelerates toward the future. Michael Hettich maps out worlds of surprising unpredictability in memory of The Frozen Harbor. In Red Deer, Anne Marie Macari explores the prehistoric caves of France and Spain, communing with the lives and art of those who once inhabited them. Patrick Rosal examines race in America and explores the possibilities and limitations of untapped multi-racial histories in Brooklyn Antediluvian.…

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

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Woody Allen and Film: A Biography

Woody Allen biographer Eric Lax follows the legendary director throughout the creation of a film—from  inception to premiere, and presents his reflections on some of the finest artists in the history of cinema. From Start To Finish: Woody Allen and the Art of Moviemaking.

Sunday, November 19 @ 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 hoaxes to hurricanes.…

Sunday, November 19 @ 9:00 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! Learn about different musical instruments from around the world. Go on a musical journey that will take you from Brazil to Africa to Australia! Featured books: I Love My Baby Berimbau: An Introduction to the Berimbau in Capoeira; Dundun: The Talking Drum of the Yoruba People of South-West Nigeria; The Soul of Mbira: Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe; Fun with the Jaws Harp;…

Sunday, November 19 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: Tinker, Make, Innovate!

Build bridges out of Legos and other cool stuff. Explore digital worlds through virtual reality. Learn to build and battle robots! The Tinker, Make, Innovate! tent, co-created by Maker Faire® Miami, encourages youths to shape the worlds arounds them with cutting-edge tech tools and maker-centered learning activities. Featured books: Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty; and Computational Fairy Tales by Jeremy Kubica.    Activities all-weekend long in Tinker, Make, Innovate! Sponsored by and presented in partnership with Maker Faire® Miami…

Sunday, November 19 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: Tinker, Make, Innovate!

Build bridges out of Legos and other cool stuff. Explore digital worlds through virtual reality. Learn to build and battle robots! The Tinker, Make, Innovate! tent, co-created by Maker Faire® Miami, encourages youths to shape the worlds arounds them with cutting-edge tech tools and maker-centered learning activities. Featured books: Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty; and Computational Fairy Tales by Jeremy Kubica.    Activities all-weekend long in Tinker, Make, Innovate! Sponsored by and presented in partnership with Maker Faire® Miami…

Sunday, November 19 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: The Paintbox

Create art inspired by contemporary artists from around the world! Immerse yourself in stories that excite your imagination.  Design, paint, build, and draw your way into The Bass Museum Paint Box! Featured books: August and His Smile; Look! Body Language in Art; Press Here; I Took the Moon for a Walk; The Night at the Museum; Is it Red? Is it Yellow? Is it Blue?

Sunday, November 19 @ 9:00 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 for a literary journey to the Caribbean! Explore the region’s different cultures through stories and folktales. Then, bring those stories to life: create a sea turtle, a Rastafarian bracelet, a frog puppet, a carnival headpiece and more! Featured books: Tap-Tap, Me Llamo Celia/My Name Is Celia: La Vida de Celia Cruz/The Life Of Celia Cruz, Island Counting 1 2 3, Rata-Pata-Scata-Fata: A Caribbean Story, One Love, Everywhere Coquis! / En dondequiera coquies, The Secret Footprint, Grandpa Take Me To T&T,

Sunday, November 19 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: Tot Time Play & Learn

Join the Miami Children’s Museum for vibrant, interactive story readings and performances, bringing your child’s favorite picture storybooks to life. Story readings are followed by hands-on activities specifically designed for children up to five years old, which foster a love of reading and learning.  Play instruments, create paper dolls, and jump like a monkey, or relax and play in our reading corner sponsored by the Early Learning Coalition. Featured books: From Head to Toe; Listen to the Rain;…

Sunday, November 19 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventures

Explore the ocean blue with Royal Caribbean’s Art of Puppetry. Design and create your own octopus puppet, learn how to bring the eight-legged creatures to life, and show off your new skills at the Puppet Stage. If the sea or stage is calling your name, learn how to play a pirate extraordinaire in Pirates Ahoy! Dress up, make a signature eye patch, and learn to talk like a pirate. Immerse yourself in a world of color and art styles by creating personalized Fish Kites.…

Saturday, November 18 @ 7:00 pm
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Joe Biden on Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

SOLD OUT. At this time, there are no more tickets available for our Special Event with Joe Biden. In his memoir, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, Vice President Joe Biden reveals the big political moments of his career, the life-altering choices he made, and the key traits that have helped him persevere through challenges, including how the loss of his son, Beau, tested his resolve, and how he is finding new purpose in a time of uncertainty.…

Saturday, November 18 @ 6:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Carlos Alberto Montaner presenta su nuevo libro El presidente

La columna semanal del  periodista y escritor cubano, estadounidense y español Carlos Alberto Montaner es recogida por varias decenas de diarios de América Latina, España y Estados Unidos. Ha publicado una veintena de libros de historia y ensayo, entre ellos Viaje al corazón de Cuba, Cómo y por qué desapareció el comunismo y Libertad: la clave de la prosperidad, y las novelas Perromundo, 1898: La Trama, La mujer del coronel y Tiempo de canallas.…

Saturday, November 18 @ 5:30 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Get Out of Your Own Way!

Veteran publicist Justin Loeber presents a scrappy, humorous, real-life, kick-in-the-pants wake-up call with his new book, Get Out of Your Own Way Guide to Life: 10 Steps to Shift Gears, Dream Big, Do it Now!

Saturday, November 18 @ 5:30 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Immigration Matters

Immigration attorney Naresh M. Gehi guides readers through the seemingly daunting process of obtainining a visa to the U.S., in Immigration For Everyone!

Saturday, November 18 @ 5:30 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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80th Anniversary Session of the 1937 Anti-Haitian Massacre in the Dominican Republic: Reflections on the Past on behalf of the Future

As a means of making this fall’s anniversary a meaningful and constructive one, this panel features original and hard-hitting perspectives about Haitian-Dominican relations, and the significance of the history of genocide that took place on the island. These authors introduce new evidence from the nineteenth-century to the present, including the 1937 massacre, to offer insights about race, nation-building, and freedom struggles that resonate beyond Hispañola’s borders. With Edwidge Danticat, Anne Eller and Edward Paulino.  ReadCaribbean programs created in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy,…

Saturday, November 18 @ 5:15 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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El duro oficio de ser joven

El escritor y creativo publicitario argentino Luciano Bellelli presenta Virgen, un relato sobre el debut sexual, que abre el debate sobre lo que se puede o se debe hacer con el amor; la narradora vasca Yolanda Arrieta Malaxetxebarria llega con La hija de las luces, una obra acerca de la vida y el entorno de la primera escritora vasca conocida; José Ignacio “Chascas” Valenzuela, escritor y guionista de cine y televisión chileno, presenta Hashtag, una novela cuyos jóvenes protagonistas descubrirán que nadie es tan distinto al resto de los seres humanos.…

Saturday, November 18 @ 5:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Transition and Acheivement: Dr. Roland Ochoa

The memoir, Cuba 18, U.S. 50, tells the story of Dr. Roland Ochoa’s transition from a Cuban TV child star to a management professor in the U.S.…

Saturday, November 18 @ 5:00 pm
Kitchen Stadium
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Culinary Achievements: A Discussion

Panda Kitchen spokeswoman, author, television personality, and owner of Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar, Adrianne Calvo discusses her techniques for achieving maximum flavor. In You’re Next! Turn Your Disappointment into Destiny, Julie Voudry and Elaine Duran share their captivating stories and the principles they applied to go from cake klutzes to television personalities. Using Linda Gassenheimer‘s The 12-Week Diabetes Cookbook: Your Super Simple Plan for Organizing, Budgeting, and Cooking Amazing Dinners, you can shop and organize food over the weekend so that just a little cooking will get a meal on the table in minutes throughout the week.…

Saturday, November 18 @ 5:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center at MDC Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Khizr Khan on An American Family

In An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice, Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who electrified viewers around the world when he offered to lend Donald Trump his own pocket Constitution, presents a stirring, timeless, and urgent defense of the rights, dignities, and values enshrined in the American system. PURCHASE TICKETS TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6 AT 10 A.M. Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation. Seating with a ticket is on a “first come,…

Saturday, November 18 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Magic City Hippies

Magic City Hippies – Miami-based Indie Funk band, dusted with a taste of hiphop, and baked in an oven of Soul. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 18 @ 5:00 pm
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Rock Out with Guitars Over Guns

Students from the art-based mentoring program Guitars Over Guns will rock you!…