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
Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Versos compartidos

Un grupo de poetas cubanos comparte con el público sus más recientes producciones literarias: Lizette Espinosa, ganadora del International Latino Book Awards 2014, presenta su poemario Por la ruta del agua; el narrador, poeta y crítico literario, finalista del Premio Letras de Oro, Luis González Cruz entrega Sonsoneto, obra que rompe con muchos moldes de la poesía tradicional, y Pablo Medina, narrador, poeta y académico ganador de la Beca Guggenheim entre otros galardones, llega con Soledades,…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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National Book Foundation Presents: The Teen Press Conference

High school students from Miami Dade County Public Schools play the role of reporters as they direct questions to Finalists for the 2017 National Book Award in Young People’s Literature. Students participating as citizen journalists have been pre-selected. This session is open to those who would like to watch the event in action! Featured Authors: Samantha Mabry, Ibi Zoboi, Robin Benway. Hosted by New York Times bestselling author Peter Lerangis. Sponsored by:…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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WLRN’s Florida Round Up—Live!

WLRN’s Florida Round Up—Live!: Here’s your chance to see a panel of Florida’s top journalists discuss the news—as they do every Friday on WLRN—live and in person! Featuring special panel of authors: Edwidge Danticat, Roben Farzad and Andrew K. Frank Sponsored by

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Lipservice & Speakfridays Afterparty

Lipservice & Speakfridays Afterparty: Hang out with the storytellers, performers and fans of the two hottest shows in South Florida.  Music and a live broadcast provided by Shake 108’s music director, the ultra-lux Aimee Beah Moore. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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FUN ROOM: Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids

Want to get healthy and stay that way? You’ve come to the right place! Learn how to get rid of germs, especially on your teeth! You’ll want to show those pearly whites after dental hygienists and their puppets teach you the right way to brush. Learn about good nutrition so you can grow healthy and strong!         Activities all-weekend long in Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids are sponsored by and presented in partnership with Miami Dade College’s Medical Campus…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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?

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 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;…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 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,

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 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;…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 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…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 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…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Breaking Free and Fitting In: Three Novels

In Min Jin Lee‘s bestselling novel, Pachinko, four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from a home they never knew. Set in St. Petersburg on the eve of the Russian Revolution, Janet Fitch’s latest novel, The Revolution of Marina M., depicts a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life—a life which will be violently upended by the vast forces of history.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Carol Fitzgerald In Conversation With Ann Hood

Join Carol Fitzgerald of Bookreporter.com as she takes the audience on a tour of great book club reads for fall and winter and interviews author Ann Hood about her newest books The Book that Matters Most: A Novel and Morningstar: Growing Up with Books. In Hood’s novel The Book That Matters Most, a lonely woman who joins a book club is surprised to find that a mysterious book from her childhood will propel her on a quest to unravel the secrets of her past.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Poets Who Write Toward Freedom

Poet Gustavo Adolfo Aybar explores baseball in his poetry collection, We Seek Asylum, as an allegorical meditation on the battle for the soul of the Dominican Republic. Actor, writer, and poet Yrsa Daley-Ward’s collection, bone, details her experiences as a first-generation black British woman working through abuse, vulnerability, and redemption. Poet and performer Aja Monet’s My Mother Was A Freedom Fighter is an ode to mothers, daughters, sisters tackling gentrification, genocide, and grief.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 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.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Room 7106 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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“Desafíos de los libros para niños y jóvenes en tiempos convulsos”, organizado por la Fundación Cuatrogatos y la Feria del Libro de Miami

IV Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura Fourth Annual Symposium on Literature in Spanish for Children and Young Adults Historias de acá y de allá. 25 autores iberoamericanos de narrativa para niños. Con Pedro Cerrillo (España), autor de El lector literario, Sergio Andricaín (Cuba-EE.UU.), autor de La aventura de la palabra, Iliana Prieto (Cuba-EE.UU.), autora de Juicio a tres brujas, José Ignacio Valenzuela (Chile-EE.UU.), autor de Mi abuela, la loca,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 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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Chris Matthews on Bobby Kennedy

Drawing on extensive research and interviews, the host of Hardball, Chris Matthews, returns with Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit, a gripping, in-depth, behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the great figures of the American twentieth century. Overlooked by his father, and overshadowed by his war-hero brother, Bobby Kennedy was the perpetual underdog. But RFK would prove himself to be the rarest of politicians—both a pragmatist who knew how to get the job done and an unwavering idealist who could inspire millions.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Fresh Fiction: A Reading

Achy Obejas’s short story collection, The Tower of the Antilles focuses on Cuban characters, and poignantly captures how history and fate intrude on even the most ordinary of lives. Siel Ju‘s first novel in short stories is Cake Time, which grapples with urgent, timeless questions: why intelligent girls make terrible choices, where to negotiate a private self in an increasingly public world, and how to love madly without losing a sense of self. Elizabeth Nunez’s Even in Paradise is a modern-day King Lear,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Hurricane Andrew, 25 Years Later

On the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, photographer Barry Fellman presents, HURRICANE, featuring powerful images that Fellman captured immediately following this devastating storm’s touchdown. Fellman is joined by meteorologist Bryan Norcross, who contributed to HURRICANE.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Literary Suspense: Three Novels

Elizabeth Kostova‘s suspenseful novel, set in Bulgaria, The Shadow Land, spans the past and the present—and unearths the troubled history of a gorgeous but haunted country. In Bradford Morrow‘s novel, The Prague Sonata, a young musicologist whose concert piano career was cut short by an injury sets out on an unforgettable search to locate the remaining movements of a mysterious musical masterpiece. John Freeman Gill‘s Novel The Gargoyle Hunters a boy is recruited by his father to help him in an architectural salvage scheme,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Queer Perspectives

James Allen Hall‘s collection of essays, I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well, recounts his journey to queerness, which persisted despite a youth marred by violence, addiction, and homophobia.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Race in America

Professor Erica Armstrong Dunbar‘s Never Caught: The Washington’s Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge is the powerful and surprising narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave who risked it all to escape the nation’s capital and reach freedom. The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation by Daina Ramey Berry, is a groundbreaking look at slaves as commodities through every phase of life in early America.…

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Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 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.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy

David Callahan’s The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age provides a fascinating investigation of a power shift in American society that has implications for us all. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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A ponerse en forma por dentro y por fuera

Luz María Doria, periodista con más de treinta años de carrera y productora ejecutiva del programa diario matutino Despierta América, presenta La mujer de mis sueños, obra donde recorre el camino que la llevó a conquistar el éxito a través de reveladoras conversaciones con personalidades famosas. En De gordita a mamacita, Ingrid Macher, empresaria y conferencista internacional, comparte sus mejores consejos de nutrición y ejercicio bajo el mensaje inspirador “todo es posible para quien lo cree”,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Guided Meditation Session from Innergy Meditation Studios

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

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Kids’ Keynote: Ambassador of Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang!

Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Yang is back at Miami Book Fair to do what he does best: combine science and escapades into a funny, enthralling romp, filled with robots, coding, sleuthing and non-stop action. This year, Yang also presents his Reading Without Walls Challenge. Can you rise to meet it? Here’s your chance to find out, plus talk coding, science, writing, and reading with an author and Ambassador who turns reading and learning into non-stop adventures! Sponsored by:…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 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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Mooga–Yoga for Kids!

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

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Narrativa cubana: dos grandes creadores

El dramaturgo, narrador,  poeta y  ensayista cubanoamericano Matías Montes Huidobro, ganador entre otros galardones del Premio Anderson Imbert de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española 2017, presenta Caravaggio: juego de manos, una novela basada en la vida y obra del pintor italiano, las cuales interpreta y recrea desde una perspectiva original. Uva de Aragón, poeta, ensayista, narradora y periodista cubanoamericana ganadora de premios como la Beca Cintas y Subdirectora del Instituto de Investigaciones Cubanas de la FIU,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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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

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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The Politics of YA

Young adult fiction is more popular — and more controversial — than ever. Once there were taboos and book bans; now there’s YA Twitter. How do authors cope with the fine line between being too SJW (Social Justice Warrior) or not SJW enough, especially in the already-opinionated comics world? Matt Holm (Swing It, Sunny), Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes), Cecil Castelluci (Soupy Leaves Home) and Molly Ostertag (The Witch Boy) talk about the balancing act and challenging the definition of all-ages.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Kitchen Stadium
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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The Sullivan Street Bakery: A Demo

Applying James Beard Award-winning Jim Lahey‘s Italian-inspired method to his repertoire of pizzas, pastries, egg dishes, and café classics, The Sullivan Street Bakery Cookbook delivers the flavors of a bakery Ruth Reichl once called “a church of bread.” Sponsored by

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 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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American Perspectives

In One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported, Norman Ornstein explains Trump’s rise and the danger his administration poses to our free institutions. 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.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Celebrating the 2016 National Poetry Series Winners with Founder Dan Halpern

The National Poetry Series was established in 1978 to recognize and promote excellence in contemporary poetry by ensuring the publication of five books of poetry annually through participating publishers. In addition, the National Poetry Series has partnered with Miami Book Fair to award the Paz Prize in Poetry and bilingual publication for a book of poems written in Spanish. This event gathers the six winners of the 2016 prizes: William Brewer, Chelsea Dingman, Sasha Pimentel, sam sax, Jeffrey Schultz, and Legna Rodriguez Iglesias.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Cuba: Then and Now

Far from the cliché images of dilapidated palazzos and 1950s-era cars, Hermes Mallea‘s Havana Living Today: Cuban Home Style Now presents a vibrant, creative, and forward-looking city through the lens of an eclectic collection of domestic interiors. Caribbean antiques expert, art historian, and adventurer Dr. Michael Connors presents the breadth of the island’s most intriguing destinations and architectural treasures, in Cuba: 101 Beautiful and Nostalgic Places to Visit.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Essays and Memoir: A Reading

Author of The Adderall Diaries, Stephen Elliott, gathers personal essays, reportage, and profiles written over fifteen years to tell a powerful story about outsiders and underdogs, in Sometimes I Think About It. In his memoir, The Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah: Fear and Love in the Modern Middle East, armed only with college Arabic and restless curiosity, Adam Valen Levinson set out to “learn about the world 9/11 made us fear.”…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Freeman’s: The Future of New Writing

Drawing on recommendations from book editors, critics, translators, and authors from across the globe, Freeman’s: The Future of New Writing includes pieces from a select list of poets, fiction writers, and essayists whose work boldly breaks new ground against a climate of nationalism and siloed thinking, influenced by work from outside their region and genre. Aged twenty-five to seventy, the writers in the issue hail from almost twenty countries and writing in almost as many languages. They are shaping the literary conversation right now and will continue to have an impact for years to come.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea

Danny Goldberg lived through the 60s and remembers it well. The former chairman of Warner Bros. and Atlantic Records has written In Search of the Lost Chord: My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business (Akashic), a mosaic of seminal moments in the psychedelic, spiritual, rock-and-roll, and political protest cultures of 1967. Goldberg is joined in conversation with renowned journalist and media analyst Eric Alterman in a discussion of how and why the legacy of 1967 lives on today.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Picture Book Authors: Juan Gil and Luis Berros

Start your morning with a sing-along as Billy the Otter discovers he’s just a little guy in a big, big ocean. But that doesn’t mean he can’t explore the possibilities waiting for him beyond the sea!  …

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Race in America

In Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, Yale law professor James Forman, Jr. explains why the war on crime that began in the 1970s was supported by many African American leaders in the nation’s urban centers, and how that support would have devastating consequences for residents of poor black neighborhoods. Lauren-Brooke Eisen‘s Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration details the complicated and perverse incentives rooted in the industry,…

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Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Race, Identity and Politics in Latin America

Multi-ethnicity, Racelessness, Indigenismo. These are some terms of identity that have masked the ways that anti-Blackness and ambivalence, if not full resistance to Latin America’s African roots, have evolved in nations across the region. With attention to its historic roots, contemporary manifestations, and present-day movements, these authors offer compelling insight into the ways that race, identity and politics have intersected in Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. With Devyn Spence Benson, Danielle Clealand, Andrea Queeley, and Milagros Ricourt.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Room 7106 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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“Desafíos de los libros para niños y jóvenes en tiempos convulsos”, organizado por la Fundación Cuatrogatos y la Feria del Libro de Miami

IV Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura Fourth Annual Symposium on Literature in Spanish for Children and Young Adults Album Barcelona: una mirada al libro álbum en España Con Pablo Larraguibel (Venezuela-España), editor de Ekaré; Antonio Orlando Rodríguez (Cuba-EE.UU.), autor de Abuelita Milagro, Eddy Díaz Souza, (Cuba-EE.UU.), autor de El príncipe y el mar, Aina Otero Barrios (España), editora de mtm editores, y Eva Jiménez (España), fundadora y editora de Flamboyant. Patrocinado por: En colaboración con  …

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:45 am
Once Upon a Time Stage (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Stories of Haiti by Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis

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

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Between Two Worlds: Adventure Stories

What do you get when you cross a magical pashmina, a book of fanciful stories about real treasures, fairy-tale case files, supernatural abilities, and real-life problems? Find out in these stories of magic, adventure, and super-ness with Nidhi Chanani’s Pashmina, Peter Lerangis’ Max Tilt: Fire the Depths, Michael Buckley’s The Sisters Grimm series, and Faith Erin Hicks’ The Adventures of Superhero Girl.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Exchange for Change Speak Out

Do your part to address the absence of creative literacy programs in prisons—without getting arrested. Formerly incarcerated students, family members, and writing partners from the community will read writings (in English and Spanish) by Exchange for Change’s incarcerated writers. “Exchange” with them by recording responses to their work. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Fantasy: Youth’s Portal to Reality

Get a glimpse at surreal tales where children grow up to be robots, toys come alive, and a surfboard carries friends into a supernatural mystery, and gods struggle with real desires. These top creators share insight about why fantasy can be the best tool to teach kids about reality, with Janet Lee and Jim McCann (Return of the Dapper Men), Liniers (Good Night, Planet), George O’Connor (Olympians) and Kim Dwinell (Surfside Girls).…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Fictional Families: Three Novels

From Jami Attenberg, the New York Times best-selling author of The Middlesteins, comes All Grown Up, a wickedly funny novel about a thirty-nine-year-old single, childfree woman who defies convention as she seeks connection. In Lauren Grodstein‘s poignant novel, Our Short Story, a dying mother struggles to play out her last days in the “right” way for her son. Three decades after she first made a name for herself among the ranks of writers like Bret Easton Ellis and Donna Tartt,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Good Tech/Bad Tech

In World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech, Franklin Foer reveals the existential threat posed by big tech, and in his brilliant polemic gives us the toolkit to fight their pervasive influence. Jonathan Taplin’s Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy is a stinging polemic that traces the destructive monopolization of the Internet and proposes a new future for artists. Sponsored by:…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Hope in Unexpected Places: Finding Light in the Dark

Sometimes, the most unlikely thing can change your entire world. The lost find themselves in deeply affecting ways with Ibi Zoboi’s American Streets, Julie Buxbaum’s What to Say Next, Barry Lyga’s Bang, and Sophie Chen Keller’s The Luster of Lost Things.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Journeys in Fiction: Three Novels

Laleh Khadivi’s timely coming-of-age novel, A Good Country tracks the progression of a fourteen-year-old son of Iranian immigrants from straight-A student, to happy-go-lucky stoner, to religious radical. Set across a backdrop of refugee migration that spans Africa, America and Australia, Harriet Levin Millan‘s How Fast Can You Run is the inspiring story of Michael Majok Kuch and his journey to find his mother. Set in the shadow of Kenya’s independence from Great Britain, Dr. Peter Kimani‘s Dance of the Jakaranda reimagines the special circumstances that brought black,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Kitchen Stadium
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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The Buying and Selling of Food in America: A Discussion

In Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America, bestselling author Michael Ruhlman offers incisive commentary on America’s relationship with its food and investigates the overlooked source of so much of it—the grocery store. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 12:15 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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El populismo: auge y perspectivas en la sociedad actual

El escritor, periodista y columnista de medios iberoamericanos y estadounidenses Álvaro Vargas Llosa, elegido como uno de los cincuenta intelectuales más influyentes de América, presenta su nueva obra El estallido del populismo, ensayo en el que se aborda el desastre que acompaña la llegada del populismo y se diseccionan sus diferentes formas y máscaras. El autor conversará con los periodistas cubanos Juan Manuel Cao y Carlos Alberto Montaner. Patrocinado por:…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 12:15 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Novelar el presente

La escritora y periodista lusoboliviana Cristina Zabalaga presenta su novela Cuando Nanjing suspira, una obra en la que el duelo y la ausencia adquieren un nuevo significado; el poeta, narrador y crítico cubano Rodolfo Martínez Sotomayor, fundador de la Editorial Silueta, ofrece Retrato de Nubia, novela que reconstruye la historia de una mujer cuyo cadáver ha sido encontrado en los Everglades, y Menena Cottin, diseñadora, ilustradora y escritora venezolana llega con El final de la película,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Finalists and Winners in Fiction

Elliot Ackerman’s Dark at the Crossing is a contemporary love story set on the Turkish border with Syria. In Daniel Alarcón’s story collection, The King Is Always Above the People, migration, betrayal, family secrets, doomed love, and uncertain futures are transformed into deeply human stories with high stakes. Lisa Ko‘s powerful debut, The Leavers, 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.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Beware the Military-Industrial Complex

Larry Pressler’s memoir, Neighbours in Arms: An American Senator’s Quest for Disarmament in a Nuclear Subcontinent, exposes the enormous power wielded by the military-industrial complex, and how it controls significant aspects of the American presence in the Indian subcontinent.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Family and Relationships: Memoirs

Joyce Maynard presents her memoir of finding strength in the midst of great loss, in The Best of Us. To the New Owners: A Martha’s Vineyard Memoir is Madeleine Blais‘s recollection of summers spent at her in-laws bucolic cottage. In her memoir The Wine Lover’s Daughter, Anne Fadiman examines her relationship with her father, Clifton Fadiman, a renowned literary critic, editor, and radio host whose greatest love was wine.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Masters of Their Craft: Three Novels

Acclaimed author Mary Gordon‘s novel, There Your Heart Lies, is a deeply moving story about an American woman’s experiences during the Spanish Civil War, the lessons she learned, and how her story will shape her granddaughter’s path. Colm Tóibín’s House of Names: A Novel is a retelling of the story of Clytemnestra—spectacularly audacious, violent, vengeful, lustful, and instantly compelling—and her children. In Voyager, Russell Banks, a lifelong explorer, shares highlights from his travels, bringing together the social,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Michele Oka Doner: Everything Is Alive

In Intuitive Alphabet, Michele Oka Doner turns her keen eye to the glyphic forms embedded in shells, sponges, and other natural forms she found, collected, and curated during her frequent walks on the beach. In her art book Everything is Alive, one is led through the artistic processes behind some of her prominent art installations. Oka Doner will be joined in conversation by New Yorker staff writer, and contributor to Everything is Alive, …

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 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.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees and Finalists in Poetry

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.  Mai Der Vang’s Afterland recounts with devastating detail the Hmong exodus from Laos and the fate of thousands of refugees seeking asylum. Chen Chen’s When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities investigates inherited forms of love and family—all from Asian American, immigrant, and queer perspectives.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Haiti: Sovereignty & Ownership

The world’s first independent black republic, Haiti was forged in the fire of history’s only successful slave revolution. Yet more than two hundred years later, the full promise of the revolution—a free country and a free people—remains unfulfilled. Domestic forces have certainly contributed to Haiti’s turbulence. However, external actors, including the United States, the United Nations, and non-profits have always wielded considerable influence on Haiti’s past and her present. This panel will examine how this outside influence affected the country’s notions of sovereignty and its citizens’ efforts to build a truly independent country.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Living in History

How does the comics medium make living, breathing characters of history? How do creators balance navigating the importance of accuracy with the awesome power of visual imagination? Talk history in illustrated form with Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales), Khalil Bendib (Verax: The True History of Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare, and Mass Surveillance) art historian and web writer Mark Fertig (Take That, Adolf) and Nate Powell (March trilogy,

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Music from Elastic Bond

Elastic Bond – Groove to psychedelic trip-trop that blends funk, hip-hop, soul, and latin. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Kitchen Stadium
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Perfect Pairings

Join Patrick Alexander, The Booklovers’ Guide To Wine: A Celebration of the History, the Mysteries and the Literary Pleasures of Drinking Wine, and Liz Thorpe, The Book of Cheese, for a demonstration of perfect wine/cheese pairings. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Putin & Gorbachev: Russia Explained Through Biography

Perhaps the best way to understand Russia is by understanding the men who have led it. Join two master biographers as they discuss two of modern day Russia’s most fascinating and influential leaders:  New York Times reporter and biographer Steven Lee Myers, author of The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin, and William Taubman, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and author of Gorbachev: His Life and Times. Moderated by Kai Bird, Executive Director of the Leon Levy Center for Biography at CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Race and the Inner City: Nonfiction

University of Miami law professor Donald JonesDangerous Spaces: Beyond the Racial Profile (Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture) is an eye-opening, unapologetic explanation of what racial profiling is in modern-day America: the systematic targeting of communities and placing of suspicion on specific populations.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Super Awesomeness and Super Villainy

Jump into a world where hamsters are secretly superheroes and supervillains just want to finish their peas like a –gasp!– good guy! In George O’Connor’s Super Turbo Protects the World, Turbo the hamster tries to foil the evil Whiskerface and Victor Spoil doesn’t quite fit in with his super villainous family in Michael Fry’s How to Be A Supervillain.  …

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Walter Isaacson on Leonardo da Vinci

Master biographer Walter Isaacson brings to life the astounding creative genius of Leonardo da Vinci, based on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work. 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. …

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Witchy (Wo)men: Modern Fantastical Witch Stories

Witch stories have been around for ages, but you’ve never heard them told like this before. In Newbery Award-winning author Kelly Barnhill’s The Girl Who Drank the Moon, Xan the witch is feared, but nobody knows she is secretly a compassionate protector, in Molly Ostertag’s The Witch Boy, Aster must find the courage to be truly himself and practice witchcraft even when it’s forbidden for boys, and in Kiersten White’s Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:15 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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De la entrevista a la crítica cinematográfica

Roberto Madrigal, escritor y crítico de cine, presenta Críticas desde afuera, libro en que recopila cinco años de críticas publicadas en diversos medios de prensa; el crítico cinematográfico y periodista cultural Alejandro Ríos presenta La mirada indiscreta, una compilación de sus columnas sobre temas culturales, políticos y sociales; y Luis de la Paz, escritor, periodista y promotor cultural presenta Soltando sorbos de vida, una selección de las entrevistas realizadas por él entre 1998 y 2013.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 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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Upbeat Miami and Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Enjoy a unique collaborative performance between Upbeat Miami and Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Finding Yourself: Three Novels

In Alisyn Camerota‘s novel, Amanda Wakes Up, a woman who lands the coveted morning anchor slot must decide what she’s willing to give up to get ahead—and what she needs to hold on to save herself. In Mary Simses’s latest novel, The Rules of Love and Grammar, a woman finds love and closure, and rediscovers herself, when she returns to her roots. Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard provide the setting for Elin Hilderbrand‘s twentieth novel, The Identicals,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Intelligence—Foreign and Domestic: Nonfiction

Melvin A. Goodman‘s Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence is a rare insider’s account of the inner workings of America’s intelligence community. Pulitzer Prize-winning Daniel Golden‘s Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America’s Universities exposes how academia has become a major target of foreign and domestic espionage―and why that is troubling news for our nation’s security and democratic values.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Three Novels: A Reading

Idra Novey’s Ways to Disappear is a novel about the disappearance of a famous Brazilian novelist and the young translator who turns her life upside down to follow her author’s trail. In Yasmine El Rashidi‘s debut novel, Chronicle of a Last Summer, a young Egyptian woman recounts her personal and political coming of age. Set in the vibrant coastal and Caribbean communities of Miami, the Florida Keys, Havana, Cuba, and Cartagena, Colombia, Patricia Engel‘s novel The Veins of the Ocean delivers a profound and riveting story of fractured lives finding solace and redemption in the beauty and power of the natural world,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Worldview: Atlas Obscura

Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton co-author Atlas Obscura, a modern-day atlas that celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Room 7106 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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“Desafíos de los libros para niños y jóvenes en tiempos convulsos”, organizado por la Fundación Cuatrogatos y la Feria del Libro de Miami

IV Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura Fourth Annual Symposium on Literature in Spanish for Children and Young Adults Libros españoles para la Generación X Panel con Care Santos, autora de Mentira, Luis Leante, autor de Huye sin mirar atrás y Yolanda Arrieta Malaxetxebarria, autora de Luna-Cuna. Modera: Juan Carlos Rodríguez (Cuba-EE.UU.) Patrocinado por: En colaboración con…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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American History: A Reading

Althea McDowell Altemus’s memoir, Big Bosses: A Working Girl’s Memoir of Jazz Age America, edited by Professor of History Robin F. Bachin, presents a one-of-a-kind peek inside the excitement & challenges of being a woman and a professional during the roaring ‘20s. Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital is a riveting history of New York’s iconic public hospital that charts the turbulent rise of American medicine, from Pulitzer prize-winning author,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Don’t Hate Us Because We’re Floridians: Burrow Press Book Launch Party

Catch these loud-and-proud readings from the contributors to the forthcoming Burrow Press anthology, We Can’t Help It If We’re From Florida: New Stories from a Sinking Peninsula. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Kitchen Stadium
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Essentials to Eating Well: A Discussion

Dr. Sylvia Tara’s groundbreaking book, The Secret Life of Fat brings cutting-edge research together with historical perspectives to reveal fat’s true identity: an endocrine organ that, in the right amount, is critical to our health. Florencia Ramirez’s Eat Less Water tells the story of water served on our plates: an eye-opening account of the under-appreciated environmental threat of water scarcity, a useful cookbook with water-sustainable recipes accompanying each chapter, and a fascinating personal narrative. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Fantastical Dystopias and Epic Battles: Action-Packed YA Fantasy

In the thrilling sequels to these popular fantasy series, the heroes are put to their ultimate tests and the stakes have never been higher. Lose yourself in the fantastical dystopias and epic fantasy stories of Mercedes Lackey’s Apex, Michael Buckley’s Heart of the Storm, and Anna Banks’ Ally.  Moderated by Aurora Dominguez​…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 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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Flipside Kings

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

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Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo

Acclaimed author George Saunders’s latest novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, is set in 1862. The Civil War is less than one-year old. President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. From that seed of historical truth, Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying—an unforgettable imagining of familial loss.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Old Heroes, New Powers

As superheroes surge from the standard avenues of comic stores and blockbuster theaters onto the small screen and bookstore shelf, there’s a new hunger for fresh perspectives on what makes heroes super. Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl), Barry Lyga (The Flash: Hocus Pocus) and Jo Whittemore (Supergirl: Age of Atlantis) discuss what they’re doing to deliver that! Moderated by Joan Hilty. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 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 Author: Liniers

Renowned Argentinian cartoonist Liniers is back with a tale that will have you wishing for bedtime. Goodnight, Planet will take you on a wondrous journey to discover the secret lives of your favorite toys after “lights out.”…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Race in Amercia: Michael Eric Dyson on Tears We Cannot Stop

In his 2016 New York Times op-ed piece “Death in Black and White,” Michael Eric Dyson moved a nation. Now he continues to speak out in Tears We Cannot Stop, a provocative and deeply personal call for change. Dyson argues that if we are to make real racial progress we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted. Short, emotional, literary, and powerful, Tears We Cannot Stop is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Storm Warning: Bryan Norcross on Hurricane Andrew

Meteorologist Bryan Norcross presents My Hurricane Andrew Story: The story behind the preparation, the terror, the resilience, and the renowned TV coverage of the Great Hurricane of 1992. Sponsored by:…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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True Stories of Struggle: A Reading

Rachel Pearson’s No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine, is a brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk. Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation, edited by John Freeman, presents some of the literary world’s most exciting writers, who look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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America Through the Lens: Photography

Marked, Unmarked, Remembered: A Geography of American Memory combines powerful photographs by award-winning photojournalist Andrew Lichtenstein with meditations on meaning and landscape by Alex Lichtenstein, Editor of the American Historical Review. Photojournalist and educator Michael Carlebach‘s new photo collection, Some of Us, presents people and places across the country caught like reflections in a quickly passed mirror that remind us who we really are and suggest where we might be going.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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American History

In A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr., Alvin S. Felzenberg sheds light on little-known aspects of the most influential American conservative writer, activist, and organizer in the postwar era. In The Gifted Generation: When Government Was Good, a sweeping history of the post-World War II decades, David Goldfield examines the generation immediately after WWII and argues that the federal government was instrumental in the great economic, social, and environmental progress of the era.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees and Finalists in Nonfiction

Erica Armstrong Dunbar‘s Never Caught: The Washington’s Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge is the powerful and surprising narrative of George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave. In Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, James Forman, Jr. explains why the war on crime that began in the 1970s was supported by many African American leaders in the nation’s urban centers. David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI is a twisting,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Caribbean Voices in Circulation

This panel emphasizes the power and imperativeness of allowing voices from the Caribbean to be heard as widely as possible. The circulation of Caribbean voices is featured here pertains among many things to: 1) the translation of Caribbean’s literary giants, female and male, into English (both past and present); and, 2) to what has happened when voices from Caribbean have defied odds to be heard. With Kaiama Glover, Aliyyah Eniath Hosein, Helen Klonaris, and Kei Miller. ReadCaribbean programs created in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Reading Queer Presents: Four Groundbreaking Queer Poets

Chen Chen’s poetry collection, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, winner of the 2016 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, investigates inherited forms of love and family—all from Asian American, immigrant, and queer perspectives. Danez Smith’s Don’t Call Us Dead is an astonishing collection of poetry, one that confronts America— where every day is too often a funeral and not often enough a miracle. Harvard English professor Stephen Burt (who also goes by Steph and Stephanie) presents a brilliant and candid exploration of gender and identity in his latest poetry collection,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Sun, Fun and a little Mystery: Summer Adventure Stories

Summer can be the most magical time of year—literally. Summer will never be the same in Matt Holm’s Swing It, Sunny; Mariko Tamaki’s Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!; and Kim Dwinell’s Surfside Girls.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:45 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Ficciones entre lo fantástico y lo real

José Lorenzo Fuentes, llega con Cleopatra virtual, una novela que narra las peripecias de la mítica faraona egipcia cuando vuelve a la vida en estos tiempos que corren. Ronaldo Menéndez presenta La casa y la isla, una obra sobre la post-Revolución cubana que la lucha por la libertad, la esperanza, el exilio y las ilusiones perdidas. Fausto Canel ofrece Revólver, una novela de espionaje político con escenarios en Londres al compás de la música de Los Beatles. Patrocinado por:…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:45 pm
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Lectura de las obras finalistas del concurso Cuentomanía 2017

La Feria del Libro de Miami, Suburbano Ediciones y la librería Books & Books los invitan a escuchar a los tres autores finalistas del concurso Cuentomanía, el talent show literario de Miami, producido por Pedro Medina y Gloria Noriega.                   Patrocinado por:…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:45 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.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Kitchen Stadium
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Cooking for Bros: A Demo

Josh Scherer‘s The Culinary Bro-Down Cookbook contains more than seventy creations broken into the ten “brossential” food groups like: Beer, Fried Things, Tacos, and Struggle Snacks (because money is hard). Sponsored by

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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New Fiction: Readings

Alissa Nutting‘s novel, Made for Love, is at once an absurd, raunchy comedy and a dazzling, profound meditation marriage, monogamy, and family. Based on her experience as Hunter S. Thompson’s assistant, Cheryl Della Pietra novel Gonzo Girl proves that the road to hell is paved with good intentions–and tequila, guns, and cocaine. Weike Wang’s Chemistry: A Novel is a luminous coming-of-age novel about a young female scientist who must recalibrate her life when her academic career goes off track.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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On Identity: Three Novels

In her collection of short stories, Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. In Lambda Award-winning Sylvia Brownrigg’s novel, Pages for Her, two former lovers meet at a conference and find that the passion and understanding between them has endured. Rakesh Satyal‘s No One Can Pronounce My Name is a distinctive, funny,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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On Youth and Family: Essay and Memoir

Annabelle Gurwitch‘s new hysterically funny and slylyinsightful essay collection is Wherever You Go, There They Are: Stories About My Family You Might Relate To. In her debut essay collection, Would Everybody Please Stop?: Reflections on Life and Other Bad Ideas, humorist and performer Jenny Allen reports from the potholes midway through life’s journey. With sidesplitting commentary, Steve Rushin creates a vivid picture of the 70s, a decade of wild youth, cultural rebirth, and the meaning of parental,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 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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Salman Rushie on The Golden House

Salman Rushdie’s novel The Golden House is a modern American epic set against the panorama of contemporary politics and culture; an eccentric billionaire moves into a cloistered neighborhood in Greenwich Village; and meanwhile, like a bad joke, a comic book villain makes a bid for the White House. 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.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Unistiq

Unistiq —Slammin’ sounds from some of the alumni of Miami’s high-impact arts-based mentoring program Guitars Over Guns. Sponsored by

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Unistiq

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Women Wanderers

Skating, driving West, discovering a family homeland inside a pashmina shawl, living Jane Eyre’s life in modern NYC — these are stories of women looking for home and identity and discovering, against all expectations, the things that create it for them. With Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), Nicole Georges (Fetch) and Tillie Walden (Spinning). Moderated by Andrea Askowitz. Sponsored by

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Women Wanderers

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Wonders from the Past: Historical Fictions and Truths

Dive into the most adventurous history lesson with these stories of bravery, inspired by myths and historical records, with Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Raid of No Return, George O’Connor’s Artemis: Goddess of the Hunt, and John Demos’ Puritan Girl, Mohawk Girl.  …

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Room 7106 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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“Desafíos de los libros para niños y jóvenes en tiempos convulsos”, organizado por la Fundación Cuatrogatos y la Feria del Libro de Miami

IV Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura Fourth Annual Symposium on Literature in Spanish for Children and Young Adults Conferencia: La luz de la oscuridad. Literatura, un espacio en el que todos podemos reconocernos. Con Yolanda Reyes (Colombia), autora de Los agujeros negros. Patrocinado por: En colaboración con  …

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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American Cultural Icons

Meryl Gordon brings readers an illuminating biography of this last scion of the gilded age of American wealth, in Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend. My Life with Frank Sinatra is a candid and eye-opening inside look at the final decades of Sinatra’s life, told by his long-time manager and friend, Eliot Weisman.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Encuentro con Ray Loriga, Premio Alfaguara de Novela 2017

La obra literaria de Ray Loriga, novelista, guionista y director de cine español, ha sido traducida a catorce idiomas y es una de las mejor valoradas por la crítica nacional e internacional. Como guionista de cine ha colaborado, entre otros, con Pedro Almodóvar y Carlos Saura. Este año presenta en la feria su nueva obra Rendición, ganadora del Premio Alfaguara 2017: una historia kafkiana y orwelliana sobre la autoridad y la manipulación colectiva, una parábola de nuestras sociedades expuestas a la mirada y al juicio de todos.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Outside Forces

Kathleen McAuliffe’s This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society is both a journey into cutting-edge science and a revelatory examination of what it means to be human.…

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Outside Forces

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Perspectives on Immigration

Ali Noorani’s There Goes the Neighborhood explores the changing story of America through interviews with civic leaders about the immigration crisis. Helen Thorpe’s The Newcomers follows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout the course of the 2015-2016 school year as they adapt to American culture and the English language.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 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 Authors: Jennifer George and Ed Steckley

Rube Goldberg was a famous inventor known for making the most complicated machines to complete the simplest tasks. Join Rube’s granddaughter Jennifer George and illustrator Ed Steckley for a picture book that’s anything but “normal” with Rube Goldberg’s Simple Humdrum School Day.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Kitchen Stadium
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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From Peppers to Pensacola

MARICEL E. PRESILLA on Peppers of the Americas: The Remarkable Capsicums That Forever Changed Flavor and NORMAN VAN AKEN on Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen – DISCUSSION Sponsored by:…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 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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Journalist Katy Tur on the Campaign Trail

Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History is journalist Katy Tur’s darkly comic, fascinatingly bizarre, and often scary story of how America sent a former reality show host to the White House. In Conversation with Tony Dokoupil. 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.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Life in Full Color: The Art of Hope

These intersectional stories portray the lives of young kids who struggle to find their identity, their voice, and hope. Take a beautiful journey with David Barclay Moore’s The Stars Beneath Our Feet, Ruth Behar’s Lucky Broken Girl and Pablo Cartaya’s The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora.  …

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Marc Buoniconti: From Tragedy to Triumph

Undefeated: From Tragedy to Triumph recounts Marc Buoniconti’s journey from a paralyzing football injury to a life devoted to helping those suffering from catastrophic injury.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Mystery, Murder and Deception: Page-Turning Suspense Thrillers

What happens when everything you think you know and see are just illusions, crafted by deceptive and twisted minds? Find out in Julie Shepard’s Rosie Girl, Maggie Thrash’s Strange Lies, and Lynn Weingarten’s Bad Girls With Perfect Faces. Moderated by Aurora Dominguez.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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New Fiction: A Reading

Lydia Millet’s Sweet Lamb of Heaven: A Novel, nominated for the National Book Award for Fiction, blends domestic thriller and psychological horror, as a mother flees her estranged husband. Witty, biting, and terrifyingly timely, Radio Free Vermont is Bill McKibben‘s fictional response to the burgeoning resistance movement.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Robert Sikoryak presents Carousel: Comics Performances and Picture Shows

For the first time ever, cartoonist Robert Sikoryak brings his famed Carousel event to the Miami Book Fair! What began in NYC in 1997 and has made its home at NYC’s Dixon Place has become a comics cult favorite, popping-up at comics festivals all over the U.S. like TCAF, S.D.C.C. MECAF, MICE and more. Carousel turns the regular ol’ comics presentation on its head using live narration, music, or sound effects combined with stick figures, lush illustrations, live painting or even dance,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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The State Of

The State Of – Power duo Nabedi Osorio (drums) and Steph Taylor (keys) blend pop/rock that ranges from originals to iconic covers. Sponsored by

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Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Trinidad Noir: The Classics

Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the geographic area of the book. Now, two of Trinidad’s top writers masterfully curate this literary retrospective of the nation’s best writing over the past century. With co-editor of the collection, Robert Antoni, and contributors Barbara Jenkins, Shani Mootoo, and Elizabeth Nunez. ReadCaribbean programs created in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Writing the Unanswerable: Poets on the Body’s Journey

C.M. Clark documents a dystopian journey along the fabled Silk Road in The Five Snouts that is at once alien, mesmerizing, and familiar. In Maria Sings, Catherine Esposito Prescott follows the main character through cancer treatment, raising questions of femininity and the desire to heal. Rudi Goblen’s A Bag of Halos and Horns is inspired by love, family, and mass transit to reach toward honesty and hope. In Meet Me Here at Dawn,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 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.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:15 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Una tarde macanuda con los cómics de Liniers

El dibujante argentino Ricardo Siri, más conocido como Liniers, renombrado historietista y autor de más de veinte libros para grandes y chicos –entre los que se destacan la serie Macanudo y Escrito y dibujado por Enriqueta— dialoga con el público sobre su obra y sobre la novela gráfica en Iberoamérica. Patrocinado por:…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:15 pm
Room 7106 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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“Desafíos de los libros para niños y jóvenes en tiempos convulsos”, organizado por la Fundación Cuatrogatos y la Feria del Libro de Miami

IV Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura Fourth Annual Symposium on Literature in Spanish for Children and Young Adults La censura en Venezuela: literatura infantil y batalla ideológica Con los escritores venezolanos Fanuel Hanán Díaz (Temas de literatura infantil) y Menena Cottin (De otro color). Patrocinado por: En colaboración con  …

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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American Lives

How to Be a Muslim: An American Story is a memoir about Haroon Moghul’s struggle to forge an American Muslim identity in the aftermath of 9/11. In his book of essays, They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, Hanif Abdurraqib uses music and culture as a lens through which to view our world, so that we might better understand ourselves.…

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Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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American Lives

Former Navy SEAL Leif Babin offers a compelling narrative with powerful instruction and direct application of the SEAL’s principles to business management, in Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win.…

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Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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

In Robin Benway’s Far From the Tree, being the middle child has its ups and downs, but for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. In Samantha Mabry’s All the Wind in the World, a couple on the run may have to pay a frighteningly high price for their love. Charmaine Craig’s Miss Burma, based on the lives of the author’s mother and grandparents, …

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Live Your Best Book: A Reading

In Ann Hood‘s memoir, Morningstar: Growing Up with Books, she recounts how she learned to channel her imagination, ambitions, and curiosity by devouring ever-growing stacks of books. My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues, is New York Times Book Review Editor Pamela’s Paul’s memoir about her reading journal, and what her reading choices reveal about her own story. Poetry Will Save Your Life is an unconventional and inventive coming-of-age memoir organized around fifty-one remarkable poems by poets,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Stories of Small-Town America: Three Novels

Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Kia Corthon‘s first novel is The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter, in which four boys from small-town America will culminate in an explosive and devastating encounter between their two families. Set in rural Georgia during the Depression, Eleanor Henderson‘s epic novel, The Twelve-Mile Straight, a lynching touches off an exploration of racialized violence, social division, and financial crisis. Tom Franklin‘s novel, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Temas y caminos de la novela iberoamericana de hoy

El periodista, escritor, analista político, economista y sociólogo mexicano Jorge Zepeda Patterson presenta Los corruptores, obra finalista del premio Dashiell Hammett, un thriller poderoso sobre la corrupción política; el ensayista y narrador peruano Alonso Cueto, ganador del Premio Herralde 2005, ofrece La segunda amante del rey, bajo la premisa de que toda búsqueda emocional es también una narración policial; Luis Leante, escritor y profesor español ganador del Premio Alfaguara 2009, presenta Annobón,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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True Stories of Separation and Loss

Patricia Posner’s biography, The Pharmacist of Auschwitz, tells the little-known story of a Bayer pharmaceutical salesman from Romania who became the chief pharmacist at the largest Nazi death camp during World War II—Auschwitz . Victor Ripp‘s memoir Hell’s Traces: One Murder, Two Families, Thirty-Five Holocaust Memorials tells the story of the two families’ divergent paths during and in the aftermath of WWII.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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Women in Search of Themselves: Three Novels

Akhil Sharma‘s collection of short stories, A Life of Adventure and Delight, provides an intimate, honest assessment of human relationships between mothers and sons, sons and lovers, and husband and wives. Jessie Chaffee‘s vivid, visceral debut, Florence in Ecstasy, gives us an arresting new vision of a woman’s attempt to find meaning―and find herself―in an unstable world. Karen Shepard’s collection of short stories, Kiss Me Someone, is inhabited by women who walk the line between various states: adolescence and adulthood,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Kitchen Stadium
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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Recipes for Success

ELAINE DURAN and JULIE VOUDRIE on You’re Next! Turn Your Disappointment into Destiny and RICHARD INGRAHAM on Eating Well to Win: Inspired Living through Inspired Cooking – DISCUSSION

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 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!…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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.…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 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.…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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,…

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