Events on the Weekend – 2018

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 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Encuentro con Carlos Alberto Montaner

El reconocido periodista, ensayista y novelista cubano, colaborador y columnista de decenas de diarios de América Latina, España y Estados Unidos y autor de una veintena de obras, llega a la Feria con la nueva edición de Las raíces torcidas de América Latina. En este clásico de la ensayística social y política latinoamericana, Montaner brinda un debate profundo acerca de la legitimidad de la colonización y la construcción de esta región, y nos ayuda a comprender las razones del subdesarrollo.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

John Kerry presents Every Day is Extra

In Every Day is Extra, John Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life—from son of a diplomat to decorated Vietnam veteran, five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, and Secretary of State for four years—a revealing memoir by a witness to some of the most important events of our recent history. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 29, 2018 at 10 A.M. Click here to purchase tickets! Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation. Seating with a ticket is on a “first come,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

#MeToo Movement in the Afro-Caribbean Communities

In Haitian Creole with simultaneous interpretation into English In many African-Caribbean communities, reactions to the #MeToo movement often reflect a lack of adequate thought about abuse; in fact, these reactions can even indicate increasing levels of gender-based violence as a norm. Women brave enough to come out with their ordeals are often silenced or made to face backlash for their choice to demand justice. Academics and writing professionals will discuss the blurry lines between abuse and what is considered “normal” gender relations and “natural”’ male behavior in Haiti and other African-Caribbean countries,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music: Battle of the Brass Bands

Things get brassy when Young Musicians Unite take on FIU’s Phi Mu Alpha in a brass-band battle that would blow the roof off The Porch—if it had one.   Sponsored by

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Living the American Dream

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama, Julian Castro, presents a candid and compelling memoir about race and poverty in America: An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up from My American Dream. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 29, 2018 at 10 A.M. Click here to purchase tickets! Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation. Seating with a ticket is on a “first come, first served” basis. Seats will only be held up to ten (10) minutes before the start of the session.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

YA Authors on Love, Loneliness, and Everything in Between

Love and loneliness converge for A in David Levithan’s Someday, the body-switching sequel to his bestselling Every Day. In Janelle Milanes’ Analee, In Real Life, Analee is torn between her online gaming partner and her real-fake boyfriend. Vlogger and pâtissier Eric Bittle struggles to come out to his college hockey team—and the very attractive but moody captain, Jack—in Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 4:45 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

De viva voz: celebrando los 35 años de la Feria

Autores que nos acompañaron a lo largo de estos 35 años y escritores que nos visitan por primera vez leen breves fragmentos de sus obras publicadas e inéditas en un cierre coral de una Feria muy especial.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

American Lives: Readings from New Biographies

Raymond Arsenault’s Arthur Ashe: A Life is the first comprehensive, authoritative biography of American icon Arthur Ashe—the Jackie Robinson of men’s tennis. In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, Max Boot’s The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War.The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created, from Jane Leavy, is the definitive biography of Babe Ruth—the man Roger Angell dubbed “the model for modern celebrity.”…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Caminos de la poesía

Rita Geada, poeta, narradora y ensayista ganadora, entre otros, del Premio Luys Santamarina-Cieza, presenta La voz rescatada, donde recoge gran parte de su obra en verso. El poeta, investigador literario, editor, traductor y ensayista Emilio de Armas, quien recibiera entre otros el Premio Eugenio Florit, ofrece Una sola palabra, que reúne su obra poética completa, y Lilliam Moro, poeta y novelista ganadora del Premio Internacional de Poesía Pilar Fernández Labrador, entre otros, llega con El silencio y la furia,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On Their Own Terms: Readings from Two Novels

That Woman from Mississippi opens with author Norma Watkins’ flight from her husband and children in segregated Mississippi and explores the consequences of exile. Reclaimed is Antonia Williams-Gary’s memoir about her struggle in silence through decades of emotional abuse, while maintaining a high profile, public marriage.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Readings from New Fiction

Gary Shteyngart presents a biting, brilliant, emotionally resonant novel very much of our times in Lake Success: A Novel. A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in Andrew Sean Greer’s  Less: A Novel , a hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of “arresting lyricism and beauty,” according to The New York Times Book Review.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Centre Gallery (Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 1365)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Readings from New Novels

In Nadine Gonzalez’s romance Exclusively Yours (Miami Dreams), lovers are thwarted by professional rivalries. In Gonzalez’s Unconditionally Mine (Miami Dreams) no one can know that Sofia’s engagement to her lying, cheating fiancé is over—until she meets gorgeous, wealthy newcomer Jonathan Gunther. Set in the powerful backdrop of the 1960s Civil Rights movement, Cheryl Mattox Berry’s Memphis Blues will test the loyalty and strength of three people whose dreams were deferred.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Art of the Quest: Readings from Three Novels

A girl embarks on a quest to find a missing friend in Almahue, a small town in the Chilean Patagonia in Malamor Trilogy: To The End of the World by José Ignacio Valenzuela. Set against a culture that often fetishizes violence, Maria Hummel’s Still Lives is a page-turning exodus into the art world’s hall of mirrors. Heidi Sopinka’s The Dictionary of Animal Languages is a thrillingly elegant yet raw evocation of a woman clawing her way to a creative life,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Transformative Art from the Everglades

Artists in Residence in Everglades, (AIRIE) Director Deborah Mitchell, author of Everglades Field Guide: From Reality to Memory, and 2014 AIRIE fellows, Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas, authors of Everglades, discuss their new art books referencing the cultural history of this fragile, imperiled ecosystem. Their strategic goal is to inspire the public to reconsider the environment while also illuminating the region’s collective heritage through art, history and science. The presentation will include stunning images from their publications and video poems created by LeBlanc and Dugas during the AIRIE in residence in 2014.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Voices of American Poetry

In a world where facts are easily manufactured and ruin is easily achieved, Tom Sleigh’s House of Fact, House of Ruin urges toward a different freedom. In Things as It Is, Chase Twichell lifts up the joy of the moment while mourning a changing world. Kevin Young speaks to the way personal experience is shaped by culture, and vice versa in Brown, recalling his own Kansas boyhood alongside the histories of Emmett Till and Booker Wright.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Get Your Learning On with Drunk Education!

Drunk Education is TED Talk meets happy hour! Developed by Eric Thurm, writers, comics, and artists have a few cocktails (okay, maybe more than a few), as they present slideshows about stuff they’re really into. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On LGBTQI+ Histories and Issues Today

Arlene Stein draws from dozens of interviews with transgender people and their friends and families, as well as with activists and medical and psychological experts in Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity. Robert Fieseler’s Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation is an essential work of American civil rights history that reconstructs the 1973 fire that devastated New Orleans’ subterranean gay community. In his fascinating history,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Our America: Two Readings from Cultural Critiques

In The Sky Is Falling: How Vampires, Zombies, Androids, and Superheroes Made America Great for Extremism bestselling cultural critic Peter Biskind takes us on a dizzying ride across two decades of pop culture to show how the TV and movies we love—from superhero franchises such as the “Dark Knight,” “X-Men,” and the “Avengers” and series like “The Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones” to thrillers like Homeland and 24—are saturated with the values that are currently animating our extreme politics. Chris Stirewalt’s Every Man a King is a rollicking history of an American attitude that has shaped not only our current moment,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Marianne Celano

Sometimes it’s hard to know how to talk to your kids about difficult topics and traumatic events, such as social justice. Psychologist Marianne Celano helps to start the conversation with Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Spotlight: Chip Kidd in conversation with Charlie Kochman on Alex Ross’ Marvelocity

Blasting onto the scene with 1994’s classic, Marvels, Alex Ross brought the denizens of the Marvel universe to life in a way we had never seen before. Decades later, he continues to breathe life into the world’s greatest superheroes and supervillains with his photo realistic depictions. Join author and designer Chip Kidd and Abrams Editorial Director Charlie Kochman as they explore the drawings, paintings, photographs and unpublished stories in the epic new collection, Marvelocity: The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Opioid Crisis

Beth Macy’s Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America is the only book to fully chart the devastating opioid crisis in America. Maureen Cavanagh’s gripping memoir If You Love Me is the story of a mother who suddenly finds herself on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic as her daughter battles—and ultimately reckons with—substance use disorder.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

We Must Bear Witness: Remembering the Holocaust

The Faithful Spy by John Hendrix is the true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who makes the ultimate sacrifice to free the German people from Hitler’s Nazi agenda. In Tara Lynn Masih’s My Real Name is Hanna, a group of Ukrainian Jews are forced to flee to underground caves, and Hanna must keep them all alive. In Jennifer A. Nielsen’s Resistance, Chaya joins a Jewish resistance cell in Poland, determined to save as many lives as possible.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

American Politics Today

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

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Helping Your Children Live Their Best Lives

In The Stigmatized Child: “Mommy, am I stupid?”: Helping Parents Overcome the Stigma Attached to Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and Lack of Social Skills, John-Richard Thompson explore the different forms of stigma, such as the stigma faced by children from classmates and friends and from society.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On Art and Craft

In Make Ink: A Forager’s Guide to Natural Inkmaking, Jason Logan delves into the history of inkmaking and the science of distilling pigment from the natural world.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Centre Gallery (Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 1365)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Readings from New Fiction

In Brian Bandell‘s novel, Silence the Living, a former police officer carries in her bloodstream the most deadly substance on the planet, an intelligent alien microorganism that seeks to transform Earth into a habitat suitable for their aquatic species, which fled their destroyed planet. Judith Guskin‘s historical novel, of friendship, love, religious conflicts, politics, and war, Longing to Be Free: The Bear, the Eagle and the Crown, is set in 1630-1677 in colonial New England and London.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Realities of Haitian Migrations

In Haitian Creole with simultaneous interpretation into English Individuals who migrate often experience the loss of cultural norms, religious customs, and social support systems. The adjustment to a new culture brings forth changes in identity and concept of self. In the case of Haiti, how do these changes affect the motherland – and the Haitian communities of the Diaspora? In this panel, academics and experts in the literary field will speak to the issue of Haitian migration, racial, gender, and national identity,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:15 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Miradas al universo familiar

La poeta, novelista y periodista chilena María José Ferrada presenta su primera novela para adultos Kramp, que cuenta la relación entre un padre y una hija, y con la que ganó el premio Mejor Novela que otorga el Círculo de Críticos de Arte de Chile. Alejandro Palomas, narrador, poeta y traductor nacido en España, llega este año con Un amor, obra que le valió el Premio Nadal 2018 y que refleja el entorno familiar de una madre y sus tres hijos.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Exploraciones de la palabra

Horacio Castellanos Moya, novelista, ensayista y periodista hondureño presenta Moronga, novela donde asoman la guerrilla, el narco y la violencia. El narrador, periodista, ensayista e investigador peruano Fernando Iwasaki llega con Las palabras primas, un libro sobre el habla, la escritura y la memoria,  y Cristina Rivera Garza, novelista, cuentista y poeta mexicana ofrece Había mucha neblina o humo o no sé que: caminar con Juan Rulfo, una obra experimental que rompe los límites de los géneros.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Family Stories: Readings from New Novels

In The Family Tabor: A Novel by Cherise Wolas, a man is haunted by the long-buried secret that drove him, decades ago, to relocate his young family to the California desert. Melanie Hobson’s Summer Cannibals is a bold and gripping literary debut about three very different sisters who return to their family home to face imminent tragedy and their tumultuous pasts.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Icons In Their Fields

JOE HAGAN’s Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner & Rolling Stone Magazine is a delicious romp through the heyday of rock and roll and a revealing portrait of the man at the helm of the iconic magazine that made it all possible. ANDREW FRIEDMAN’s Chefs, Drugs and Rock & Roll transports readers back in time to witness the remarkable evolution of the American restaurant chef in the 1970s and ‘80s. In The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Intolerable Violences: Writing into the Wound

Duy Doan examines the ambiguities and tensions that mark our efforts to know our histories, our loved ones, and ourselves in We Play a Game. Joseph Legaspi’s Threshold explores the fluidity of gender, time, and love in the seemingly perpetual in-between. In Not Here, Hieu Minh Nguyen navigates whiteness, trauma, family, and nostalgia in poems that ache with both loneliness and hope. Emily Jungmin Yoon’s A Cruelty Specific to Our Species confronts the histories of sexual violence against women,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

LGBTQI+ Lives in Fiction: A Reading From Two Novels

Joseph Cassara’s The House of Impossible Beauties: A Novel is a gritty and gorgeous debut that follows a cast of gay and transgender club kids navigating the Harlem ball scene of the 1980s and ’90s. Laurie Frankel’s This Is How It Always Is: A Novel explores the consequences of trying to keep a family secret in a family of five boys, the youngest of whom dreams of being a princess and wearing dresses.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Life Music: Readings from Two Novels

Michael Zadoorian’s Beautiful Music is a novel about one young man’s transformation through music. The Sopranos actor, Michael Imperioli’s debut novel, The Perfume Burned His Eyes, tells the story of a teenage boy who becomes a quasi-assistant to Lou Reed in 1970s Manhattan.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Life Stories: A Reading in Two Genres

A warped and exhilarating tale of love and lust, Matthew Klam’s Who Is Rich?  is a novel of family, monogamy, the intoxicating beauty of children, and the challenging interdependence of two soulful, sensitive creatures in a confusing domestic alliance. Told with zinging wit and zero propriety, Lacks Self-Control is a testament to Roy Sekoff’s unwavering commitment to overshare. Congratulations, Who Are You Again? is Harrison Scott Key’s instructive tale of pursuing his destiny with relentless and often misguided devotion,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music by Aroze Twobadou

Aroze Twobadou performs infectious Haitian folk music. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On Cuba

Our Woman in Havana: A Diplomat’s Chronicle of America’s Long Struggle with Castro’s Cuba is a longtime insider’s unprecedented look behind the “Sugar Curtain” during America’s long standoff with communist Cuba, by “one of this generation’s finest diplomats,” Ambassador Vicki Huddleston.…

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Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Room 7106 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On Race: Readings from New Nonfiction

In Pam Kelley’s Money Rock: A Family’s Story of Cocaine, Race, and Ambition in the New South meet Money Rock―young, charismatic, and Charlotte’s flashiest coke dealer. In We Can’t Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and The Art of Survival, Jabari Asim disrupts what Toni Morrison has exposed as the “Master Narrative” and replaces it with a story of black survival and persistence through art and community. Michael K. Honey’s To the Promised Land goes beyond the iconic view of Martin Luther King Jr.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Pretty on the Outside: Village Secrets in Fiction

Find out what it’s like to lift the pretty lid of an idyllic community and fall into its dark underside. Nate Powell (Come Again), David Small (Home After Dark), and Maggie Thrash (We Know it was You, Honor Girl) explore tarnished Golden State small-town life, secretive utopian communities, and the deceptive appearances of summer camps and high schools. Moderated by Alex Segura.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Plot Thickens: Secret Adventure Stories

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley In this rollicking adventure by comics sensation Molly Brooks, Sanity & Tallulah must save their space station from a science experiment gone wrong before it’s too late. Ally Condie & Brendan Reichs will have your pulse racing with The Darkdeep, home to something ancient that can detect your brightest wishes and your darkest secrets.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Historical Fictions: Readings from New Novels

From award-winning novelist Mary Morris, Gateway to the Moon: A Novel tells the remarkable story of a remote New Mexican town coming to grips with a dark history it never imagined. In Linda Spalding’s A Reckoning: A Novel, it’s 1855 when a Northern abolitionist arrives on a Virginia farm, creating havoc among the slaves.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Centre Gallery (Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 1365)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Jewish Lives: A Reading from Nonfictions

Ellen G. Friedman‘s The Seven, A Family Holocaust Story is an account of the displacement of Polish Jews in the aftermath of World War II. Meri-Jane Rochelson’s biography Eli’s Story: A Twentieth-Century Jewish Life tells the story of a man whose life and memory spanned two world wars, several migrations, an educational odyssey, and the massive disruption of the Holocaust.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

My Body is My Own: YA Women Fight Back

Heroines must confront toxic relationships and traumatic events in Jenny Torres Sanchez’s The Fall of Innocence, Tiffany D. Jackson’s Monday’s Not Coming, Natasha Ngan’s Girls of Paper and Fire, and Anica Mrose Rissi’s Always Forever Maybe. Trigger warnings: domestic violence, mental illness, sexual assault.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Children are Our Future

In The Power of Presence: Be A Voice in Your Child’s Ear Even When You’re Not With Them, Joy Thomas Moore explores seven pillars of presence that all parents can use to positively influence their children. In conversation with Ana Veciana Suarez.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Red and the Blue America

From MSNBC correspondent Steve Kornacki, The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism is a lively and sweeping history of the 1990s. In conversation with Carlos Lozada. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 29, 2018 at 10 A.M. Click here to purchase tickets! Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation. Seating with a ticket is on a “first come, first served” basis. Seats will only be held up to ten (10) minutes before the start of the session.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

War and its Consequences: Three Nonfiction Readings

In No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria, prize-winning journalist Rania Abouzeid tells the tragedy of the Syrian War through the dramatic stories of four young people seeking safety and freedom in a shattered country. In The Land Between Two Rivers Tom Sleigh examines the urgency of our global refugee crisis and our capacity as artists and citizens to confront it. The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America is Mohammed Al Samawi’s moving story of war,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

A Conversation on Race

Carol Fulp’s Success Through Diversity: Why the Most Inclusive Companies Will Win explores how investing in a racially and ethnically diverse workforce will help make contemporary businesses more dynamic, powerful, and profitable. Crystal M. Fleming’s How to Be Less Stupid About Race is your essential guide to breaking through the half-truths and ridiculous misconceptions that have thoroughly corrupted the way race is represented in the classroom, pop culture, media, and politics. In conversation with Helene Atwan, director of Beacon Press.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Crime and Consequences: Readings from New Novels

An epidemic of violence is sweeping the country: musicians are being murdered onstage in the middle of their sets by members of their audience in Destroy All Monsters: The Last Rock Novel by Jeff Jackson. From Martin Solares, a writer whose work has been praised as “Latin American fiction at its pulpy phantasmagorical finest,” Don’t Send Flowers is a novel centered on a retired police detective in northern Mexico who has to go up against corruption and widespread violence.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Documentary Photography

Brenda Ann Kenneally’s Upstate Girls: Unraveling Collar City creates an eye-opening portrait of the rise and fall of the American working class, and a shockingly intimate visual history of Troy, New York that arcs over five hundred years. Andy Sweet’s photographs of a bygone era of Jewish life come to life in Shtetl in the Sun: Andy Sweet’s South Beach 1977-1980, edited by Brett Sokol. Sokol will be joined on the panel by Andy Sweet’s sister, Ellen Sweet Moss.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Identity, Faith and Family: A GLBTQI+ Memoir

Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family tells the story of Garrard Conley who was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to “cure” him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life.  Now a motion picture out this fall, Boy Erased is a testament to love that survives despite all odds. Conley will appear in conversation with Miami Film Festival Executive Director Jaie Laplante.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Lip Service Presents “Stranger Than Fiction”

Lip Service: True Stories Out Loud presents “Stranger than Fiction.” Lip Service, South Florida’s best showcase for true, personal stories invites you to tell your strangest story (500-words max). Email submissions@lipservicestories.com if you want to participate. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Two Memoirs: A Reading

Sandra Gail Lambert’s A Certain Loneliness is a meditative and engaging memoir-in-essays that explores the intersection of disability, queerness, and female desire with frankness and humor. Through the eyes of an alcoholic rocket engineer’s daughter, Linda Buckmaster’s Space Heart paints a picture of an era of endless optimism and television cowboys amid the looming Soviet threat.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Two U.S. Poets Laureate: A Reading and Conversation

Former U.S. Poets Laureate Billy Collins and Juan Felipe Herrera read from their latest books and discuss the necessity of poetry. In The Rain in Portugal, Collins contemplates everything from the whimsical—Shakespeare flying first class—to the elegiac—his reaction to the death of Seamus Heaney. In Jabberwalking, Herrera shares the secrets of how to turn the wonders of the world into weird, wild, incandescent poetry as a poet on the move. Moderated by Library of Congress Head of Poetry and Literature Center,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Young, Defenseless, and Brave

When you’re young and plunged into unimaginable peril, you can live a hundred adult lifetimes in one wild adventure. From a missing-children epidemic in turn-of-the-century Hong Kong to an ‘Inglorious Bastard-child” in Nazi Germany, to youth gangs in a futuristic wilderness of monsters, Anne Opotowsky and Aya Morton (His Dream of the Skyland), Geoff Moore (Son of Hitler) and Farel Dalrymple (The Wrenchies) take us to new heights of youthful dark fantasy. Moderated by Kwanza Osajyefo.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

You’ve Got a Friend in Me: Heartwarming Stories of Identity & Belonging

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley A boy struggles to reconnect with his roots and estranged father in Pablo Cartaya’s Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish, a girl learns the hard way how to support the Deaf, ASL community in Alex Gino’s You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P!, and two friends uplift each other in the midst of humiliation and heartbreak in Erin Entrada Kelly’s You Go First. This session will provide ASL interpretation,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

A Conversation on Wendell Willkie Presented by The Leon Levy Center for Biography

The Improbable Wendell Willkie: The Businessman Who Saved the Republican Party and His Country, and Conceived a New World Order from David Levering-Lewis examines the life of influential politician Wendell Willkie. In conversation with Kai Bird, executive director of the Leon Levy Center for Biography.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Compelling Stories from the French Caribbean/Des Histoires Captivantes de la CaraÏbe Française

In French with simultaneous interpretation into English Writers from the French Caribbean create and chisel narratives that are vibrant and compelling as their Caribbean identity shapes and informs the stories they choose to tell. This panel will focus on choices writers make in telling and reporting stories that embody the depth and breadth of French-Caribbean life and imagination. With Gerty Dambury (Guadeloupe), author of The Restless;  Mehdi Chalmers (Haiti), author of À Partir du mensonge;…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Family Stories: Readings from New Fiction

Fatima Farheen Mirza’s A Place for Us is a deeply moving and resonant story of love, identity, and belonging. Lillian Li’s Number One Chinese Restaurant: A Novel is an exuberant and wise multigenerational debut novel about the complicated lives and loves of people working in everyone’s favorite Chinese restaurant. After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity–and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution in Chanel Cleeton’s Next Year in Havana. …

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Narraciones para estos tiempos

El novelista y periodista peruano Jorge Eduardo Benavides presenta El asesinato de Laura Olivo –XIX Premio Fernando Quiñones-, novela en la que un expolicía intenta resolver el crimen de una exitosa agente literaria. Renato Cisneros, narrador, poeta y periodista nacido en Perú, finalista en la II Bienal de Novela Mario Vargas Llosa, llega con Dejarás la tierra, obra que se adentra por los secretos oscuros de una prominente familia peruana, y la narradora, poeta y editora venezolana Keila Vall de la Ville,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On Medicine: A Reading

Daniela Lamas’ You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor’s Stories of Life, Death, and in Between contains beautifully crafted stories about what life is like for patients kept alive by modern medical technology. Dr. Sandeep Jauhar’s Heart: A History tells the colorful and little-known story of the doctors who risked their careers and the patients who risked their lives to know and heal our most vital organ. Johann Hari went on a forty-thousand-mile journey across the world to interview the leading experts about what causes depression and anxiety,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

On Our Democracy

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

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

ReadCaribbean Presents Three Groundbreaking Poets

Ruth Behar explores the sacrifices of her exiled Cuban ancestors alongside her own vulnerabilities in Everything I Kept/Todo Lo Que Guardé. Loretta Collins Klobah reveals the secret heart of Puerto Rico in Ricantations, where shiny modernity gives way to spirit presences before and after Hurricane Maria. I Even Regret Night: Holi Songs of Demerara is Rajiv Mohabir’s translation of the only known literary work written in 1916 by an indentured servant in British Guayana. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley How adventurous are you? Brought to you by Dylan Thuras, one of the creators of Atlas Obscura, check out this kid-friendly passport to 100 weird-but-true secret places on earth—from the Yucatan, ground zero for the ancient meteor crash that caused the mass extinction of dinosaurs, to a cave in Vietnam so vast you could fly a Boeing 747 plane through it.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Room 7106 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Water in Flint

Mona Hanna-Attisha tells the dramatic story of the Flint water crisis—an inspiring tale of scientific resistance by a relentless physician who stood up to power in What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City. In the first full account of this American tragedy, Anna Clark‘s The Poisoned City recounts the gripping story of Flint’s poisoned water through the people who caused it, suffered from it, and exposed it.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 1:15 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Por los territorios de la ficción

Ana María Shua, narradora argentina considerada una maestra del microrrelato y ganadora, entre otros galardones, del Premio Nacional de Literatura y la Beca Guggenheim, presenta su nuevo libro Todos los universos posibles, que reúne buena parte de sus microficciones. Elia Barceló, novelista, profesora y ensayista española, quien ha recibido el Premio Celsius y el Edebé de literatura juvenil, entre otros, llega con Las largas sombras, una crónica astuta de la lucha por todo lo que vale la pena,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

A Life in Art

Barbara Young, Brett Sokol, Beth Dunlop and Francesco Casale on Robert Huff: Cross Section, a book, with essay by Beth Dunlop, that offers a cross section of the drawings, paintings, sculpture and public artworks of Miami-based artist. Robert Huff. In Huff’s work, love of the natural world and the man-made world are juxtaposed. His passion for “place” turned to genuine concern for the environment and the future of the planet as he bore witness to the consequences of development and industry in the backwaters and backwoods landscapes that he loved.…

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A Life in Art

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Historical Fiction: A Reading and Conversation

Jon Michael Varese’s The Spirit Photographer is a stunning novel of historical suspense about a charismatic conman haunted—perhaps literally—by a ghost from his past.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music from Ample Samples

Come meet Ample Samples! Members of Suenalo, Afrobeta, Shenzi, Aaron Lebos Reality, PRD Mais and The Goodnites are led by OIGO’s Adrian Gonzalez in an epic jam session that juxtaposes classic rock and pop songs with afrobeat and Caribbean rhythms. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Live Your Best Life

James Mustich’s 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die moves across cultures and through time to present an eclectic collection of titles, each described with the special enthusiasm readers summon when recommending a book to a friend. The Joys of Travel: And Stories that Illuminate Them is a collection of Thomas Swick’s personal essays about what he has identified as “the seven joys of travel.” In Sailing to the Edge of Time, John Kretschmer shares his simple profundities that will inspire those who live to sail,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Margaret Cardillo

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Jackie Kennedy was an American icon if style, grace, and steel. In Just Being Jackie, you can follow her legacy as a journalist, editor, and First Lady who was respected and beloved by leaders around the world.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Reading Queer Presents Three YA Stories

In T Cooper & Allison Glock-Cooper’s series finale, Changers: Forever, Kim changes into the body of her dreams, but will she keep it? In Nic Stone’s Odd One Out, Rae wants to kiss him. And her. Which is…perplexing. Maggie Thrash follows up her acclaimed coming-out memoir with Lost Soul Be at Peace, an honest and humorous examination of her struggle with depression. Moderated by David Levithan.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Spotlight on Lumberjanes

More than just a girl-centric comic series, Lumberjanes immediately garnered critical acclaim as an all-ages female-led and female-authored title packed with adventure and non-stop entertainment. Join co-creator and Boom! editor Shannon Watters and contributing authors Gabby Rivera and Carolyn Nowak for a journey to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types as they explore all the mystery it holds. Moderated by Kate Schatz.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Centre Gallery (Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 1365)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Portable Island: Nonfiction on Cuba

With a Cuban Song in the Heart features the artwork from 280 album covers from Iván Acosta’s collection of over 5,000 long-playing discs. From unlikely images of historical newsmakers (Fidel Castro drinking a Coca-Cola on a public bus) to a roster of jet-setting celebrities, Ramiro Fernández’s Cuba Then is a welcome new edition of this seductive and lush photographic survey of the small island that continues to fascinate the world. Told in the words of the immigrants themselves,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Real Lolita

Sarah Weinman’s nonfiction book The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World investigates the true crime that inspired Nabokov to write his classic novel. In conversation with Ron Charles.…

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The Real Lolita

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

American Histories

Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster by H.W. Brands chronicles the careers of three second-generation American founding fathers. Tom Clavin’s Valley Forge recounts perhaps the most underappreciated chapter in American history—the inspiring, account of the Continental Army winter camp where George Washington turned the tide of the American Revolution.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Family Stories: A Reading from New Fiction and Nonfiction

In A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story About Schizophrenia Sandy Allen translates the autobiography of their schizophrenic uncle, artfully creating a gripping coming-of-age story that illuminates the experience of living with schizophrenia like never before. Jean Guerrero’s Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir explores a daughter’s quest to understand her charismatic and troubled father, an immigrant who crosses borders both real and illusory.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Historical Novels: A Reading

A Chicago reporter with a second job as undercover agent for the U.S. government, is officially in Paris doing a story on American ambulance drivers in the early days of WWI, but his intelligence handler, James Polk Trask, soon broadens his mission in Robert Olen Butler’s Paris in the Dark. B.A. Shapiro’s new novel The Collector’s Apprentice is an unforgettable tale about the lengths to which people will go for their obsession, whether it be art,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Zack Bush

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley There’s nothing quite like the joy and awe of watching your baby grow up. Made for Me is a tender story about that special bond between a father and his new child.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Readings from New Novels

Celeste Ng’s novel, Little Fires Everywhere is a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. In Havana, Cuba, a widow tries to come to terms with her husband’s death in Laura van den Berg’s surreal story of psychological reflection and metaphysical mystery The Third Hotel: A Novel. You Think It, I’ll Say It: Stories Curtis Sittenfeld upends assumptions about class,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Room 7106 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Real-life Economics: Readings from New Nonfiction

Rowan Moore Gerety’s Go Tell the Crocodiles explores the efforts of ordinary people to provide for themselves where foreign aid, the formal economy, and the government have fallen short. In Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America, Alissa Quart examines the lives of many middle-class Americans who can now barely afford to raise children.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Treacherous Waters: Nonfiction Readings

Tristram Korten’s Into the Storm: Two Ships, a Deadly Hurricane, and an Epic Battle for Survival tells the true story of two doomed ships and a daring search-and- rescue operation that shines a light on the elite Coast Guard swimmers trained for the most dangerous ocean missions. Eric Jay Dolin, Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates reveals the dramatic and surprising history of American piracy’s “Golden Age”—spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s—when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Champion for Children: A Conversation with Dave Lawrence

A Dedicated Life: Journalism, Justice and a Chance for Every Child is a memoir from a lifelong champion of children, David Lawrence, Jr., who became a leading national advocate for children and was instrumental in founding the Children’s Movement of Florida. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Classic Myths & Legends Reinvented

In Ryan Calejo’s Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows, a battle rages between secret societies of mythological beings sworn to protect (or destroy!) mankind. Comics sensation Jaime Hernandez transforms beloved myths into stunning comics in The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America. George O’Connor brings to life everyone’s favorite mischief-making god and winged emissary from Mount Olympus in Hermes: Tales of the Trickster.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

FanTastic! Fan Fiction Readings

FanTastic! Hoist your geek flag high at this reading of Miami’s best fanfiction. You might just bump into a fellow Jedi from Dagobah. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Centre Gallery (Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 1365)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Latin American Histories

Mary Jo McConahay’s The Tango War: The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds and Riches of Latin America During World War II tells the gripping and little-known story of the fight for the allegiance of Latin America during World War II. Lisandro Perez’s Sugar, Cigars, and Revolution tells the dramatic story of the origins of the Cuban community in nineteenth-century New York.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Living Your Best Life

John Leland’s Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old is an extraordinary look at what it means to grow old and a heartening guide to well-being. The End of Old Age: Living a Longer, More Purposeful Life, Dr. Marc Agronin, the acclaimed author of How We Age, presents a hopeful and practical model of aging, as well as a guide to understanding how we can all make the journey better.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On Architecture

Spirit of Place, the first published monograph of the work of Chad Oppenheim and his studio, takes the reader to a world where boundaries are blurred between nature and architecture, heightening our awareness of the beauty that surrounds us. In conversation with Cathy Leff.…

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On Architecture

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Other Worlds: Readings from New Speculative Fiction

Rena Rossner‘s debut fantasy, The Sisters of the Winter Wood invites you to enter a world filled with magic, folklore, and the dangers of the woods. Sam Miller’s sci-fi novel Blackfish City is a remarkably urgent tale of political corruption, organized crime, technology run amok, the consequences of climate change, gender identity, and the unifying power of human connection.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium (in Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Alex Beard

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Can warthogs fly? Do tigers eat broccoli? The Lying King is a contemporary parable in which whimsical animals come to life to illuminate real world truths for children of all ages.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Poetas de hoy

La poeta y artista plástica cubana Lucía Ballester presenta Una onza de amor, un poemario de vocación lírica minimalista que habla de un tema eterno: el amor. Lourdes Vázquez, poeta y narradora puertorriqueña, ofrece El atardecer de los planetas azules, obra que recibió mención de honor del Premio Luis Lloréns Torres. La poeta, narradora, periodista y fotógrafa nicaragüense Marta Leonor González, fundadora y directora de la editorial 400 Elefantes, llega con Palomas equilibristas.…

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Poetas de hoy

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Readings from New Novels

In Rebecca Serle’s captivating The Dinner List: A Novel, Sabrina arrives at her thirtieth birthday dinner to find not just her best friend, but also three significant people from her past, and well, Audrey Hepburn. Joanna Cantor’s Alternative Remedies for Loss is a slyly funny coming-of-age novel about a young woman fumbling her way into the mysteries of loss and the travails of adulthood as she tries to make sense of a vanished mother’s legacy. Marci Vogel’s funny,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Webcomics to Print Comics: The Revolution is Here

Webcomics USED to be about finding a way to break in to print, but nowadays the web is all you need to make a living AND tell stories that publishers think “don’t have a market.” Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook), Ngozi Ukazu (Check, Please), Carolyn Nowak (Girl Town), and Farel Dalrymple (It Will All Hurt) will talk about how they build their audience while giving voice to under-served ones,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

World of Wonder: Poetry in Nature

John Freeman’s Maps charts legacies of ruin and construction, illness and memory, empire and experience from Rio de Janeiro to Rome. Barbara Hamby hits the road hard in this contemporary Bird Odyssey, from Siberia to New Orleans with Elvis, Tolstoy, Homer, and more. Aimee Nezhukumatathil creates a thorough registry of the earth’s magic in Oceanic, studying the many forms of love with reverence and sincerity. Maureen Seaton, Fisher meditates on wilderness,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:45 am
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Tras las huellas literarias de la generación del Mariel

La editorial Hypermedia lanza en la trigésimo quinta Feria del Libro de Miami su nueva Colección Mariel, que incluye títulos significativos de los autores llegados a Estados Unidos a través del puente Mariel-Miami y que dieron un giro a la literatura escrita por cubanos en este país. Esta mesa cuenta con la presencia de José Abreu Felippe, poeta, narrador, dramaturgo y crítico literario y de teatro, quien nos trae Dile adiós a la virgen, novela que narra el drama de un hombre que quiere abandonar Cuba y al que le han robado su pasaporte. …

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:30 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

American Presidents: A History

Michael Beschloss’s Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at a procession of American leaders as they took the nation into conflict and mobilized their country for victory. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 29, 2018 at 10 A.M. Click here to purchase tickets! Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation. Seating with a ticket is on a “first come, first served” basis. Seats will only be held up to ten (10) minutes before the start of the session.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:30 am
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Haitian Identities and Caribbean Aesthetics/ Idantite Ayisyen Ak Estetik Karibeyen

In English with simultaneous interpretation into Haitian Creole This panel of four Haitian women writers will address the impact of their Haitian and Haitian-American identity(ies) on their writing and the ways they navigate (hyper)visibility and erasure to honor Caribbean aesthetics. Join Marilène Phipps, author of Unseen Worlds, Katia D. Ulysse, author of Mouths Don’t Speak, and Fabienne Josaphat, author of Dancing in the Baron’s Shadow, as they discuss the ways in which their writings respond to cultural presumptions about Haitian identity.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:30 am
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Susie Jaramillo

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Start your morning singing along to your favorite nursery rhymes in both English and Spanish with Canticos, now a Nickelodeon Jr. animated series!…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Jason Reynolds

In the thrilling finale to the bestselling Track series, Lu may have been born to be a track star, but he has to get over some major hurdles—literal and not-so-literal—to lead his team to victory. We are proud to launch the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign right here in Miami with 2018 Indies First spokesperson Jason Reynolds! In partnership with the American Booksellers Association and Simon & Schuster.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Breaking Barriers: Baseball

In My Baseball Journey, Felipe Alou and journalist Peter Kerasotis recount Alou’s journey from a tiny shack in the Dominican Republic to becoming the first Dominican to play and manage in major league baseball.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Guided Meditation with The Sacred Space

Start your Sunday off chill! Sponsored by

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Home and Decor

Martin Amado’s One-Day Room Makeovers: How to Get the Designer Look for Less with Three Easy Steps is the ultimate guide to creating a gorgeous home that reflects your best, most beautiful self.…

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Home and Decor

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On Judaism Today

Tal Keinan’s God Is in the Crowd: Twenty-First Century Judaism is a bold proposal for discovering relevance in Judaism and ensuring its survival, from a pioneering social activist, business leader, and fighter pilot in the Israeli Air Force.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

On Our Democracy: Readings

Ben Fountain’s Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution is a sweeping work of reportage set over the course of 2016, that recounts a surreal year of politics. James Miller’s Can Democracy Work?: A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World is a  new history of the world’s most embattled idea. Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society by Thomas Frank is a scathing collection of his incisive commentary on our cruel times—perfect for this political moment.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Princess Diaries

Meg Cabot’s Royal Crown: From the Notebooks of a Middle-School Princess is a new spinoff of the popular Princess Diaries YA book series.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Rainbow Circus

In and around Children’s Alley Not your abuela’s circus! Join Rainbow Circus’ diverse and talented troupe of aerialists, jugglers, dancers, singers, and contortionists in performances inspired by The Greatest Showman. You may just want to run away with the circus after seeing these talented performers who have travelled around the world with Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Brothers, and others.…

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Rainbow Circus

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Readings from New Novels

From the National Book Award finalist Elliot Ackerman, comes Waiting for Eden, a breathtakingly spare and shattering new novel that traces the intersection of three star-crossed lives. In Gone So Long: A Novel, by Andre Dubus III, a father, estranged for the worst of reasons, is driven to seek out the daughter he has not seen in decades. Leif Enger’s novel Virgil Wander is an enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Readings from Three Memoirs

Glynnis MacNicol embarks on a revealing journey of self-discovery that continually contradicts everything she’d been led to expect about her fortieth year in the memoir No One Tells You This: A Memoir. Tessa Fontaine‘s astonishing memoir of pushing past fear, The Electric Woman, follows the author on a life-affirming journey of loss and self-discovery through her time on the road with the last traveling American sideshow and her relationship with an adventurous, spirited mother. When We Were Ghouls follows Amy Wallen’s recollections of her family who,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Real Florida

Les Standiford and his book Center of Dreams to the following pairing: Jim Ross, In Season: Stories of Discovery, Loss, Home, and Places in Between; Julie Hauserman, Drawn to the Deep: The Remarkable Underwater Explorations of Wes Skiles; and Jose Manuel Garcia, Voices from Mariel: Oral Histories of the 1980 Cuban Boatlift. Sponsored by

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Real Florida

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Room 7106 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Slavery in the U.S.: Three Histories

Blain Roberts’s and Ethan J. Kytle’s Denmark Vesey’s Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy is a deeply researched book that uncovers competing histories of how slavery is remembered in Charleston, South Carolina—the heart of Dixie. Tera W. Hunter’s Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century is the first comprehensive history of African American marriage in the nineteenth century.  Jim Jordan’s The Slave-Trader’s Letter-Book: Charles Lamar, the Wanderer,

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Sunday Funnies

Bob Eckstein on The Illustrated History of the Snowman and The World’s Greatest Bookstores: 100 Postcards, and Bob Mankoff, The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons: A Semi-serious A-to-Z Archive.

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Sunday Funnies

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The PATH to Hip Hop Enlightenment

Lower plaza of Children’s Alley Join PATH (Preserving, Archiving & Teaching Hip Hop, Inc.) for a participatory experience centered around the five main creative elements of Hip Hop – Bboy/Bgirl Dance, DJ, Graffiti Art, MC/Rap, and Knowledge. At the end of the journey, test that knowledge and graduate as a “Hip Hop Scholar in Training.” Enjoy a showcase featuring live performances by local artists, including PATH emerging artists & alumni. Bboy/Bgirl or Breakdancing Stop: Join Hip Hop dancers to learn hot Hip Hop moves,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Theatre Roving Performances

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, a puppet-theatre experience in Spanish that focuses on environmental awareness and kindness toward animals. This participatory experience will engage children to meet a host of four-legged creatures, jugglers, and clowns, and to be part of an adventure that teaches them about compassion, respect, and love for one another.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

True Crime: Readings

Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found is the gripping true story of a small town with a big secret by Gilbert King. The Corporation: An Epic Story of the Cuban American Underworld by T.J. English is an epic story of gangsters, drugs, violence, sex, and murder rooted in the streets. When a stolen car is recovered on the Gulf Coast of Florida, it sets off a search for a missing woman in Cutter Wood’s Love and Death in the Sunshine State: The Story of a Crime.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 10:30 am
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Anthologies that Rock and Resist

The BreakBeat Poets: Black Girl Magic edited by Mahogany L. Browne, focuses on some of the most exciting Black women writing today, breaking up the myth of hip-hop as a boys’ club and asserting the truth that the cypher is a feminine form. In Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence compiled by Brian Clements, poems focusing on the crisis of gun violence in America are followed by a response from activists, politicians, and survivors.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 10:30 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Our Constitution and the Law

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

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids

Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley 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! Presented in partnership with Miami Dade College’s Medical Campus and sponsored by Holtz Children’s Hospital.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: One World, Many Stories

Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley Bring your imaginary passports as we take a literary journey around the word! Explore different cultures through story time. Put what you’ve learned to work and create a map of the Caribbean, design a Japanese kimono, paint a Mexican Sugar Skull mask and more! Featured books: I Live in Tokyo, Off We Go to Mexico, Mama Panya’s Pancakes, A Caribbean Journey from A to Y, Galapagos George, This Is Venice, Canada All Year, D is for Down Under,

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventure

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Explore the ocean 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 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: The Paintbox

Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley Creative Fun for Kids! Read, Imagine, And Create! The Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College invites all young readers to a journey of curiosity and discovery and to create unique pieces of art inspired by seven delightful children’s books. Children will explore their creativity with interactive projects specially designed to enhance their imagination while drawing, painting and sculpting. Featured Books: Discovery and What Does Peace Feel Like by Vladimir Radunsky,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: The Rhythm Factory

Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley Sing-along, move and groove! Learn about different musical instruments from around the world. Grab your passport and go on a musical journey that will take you from Brazil to Africa and as far away as 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 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: Tinker, Make, Innovate!

Lower Plaza of Children’s Alley Shape the worlds around you with cutting-edge tech tools and maker-centered learning activities. Learn to solder an LED light to create your own laser-etched illuminated bookmark with Moonlighter Makerspace. 01 will teach you how to use virtual reality and 3D modeling techniques to explore digital worlds. Featured Books: What do you do with an idea? by Koby Yamada and Mae Bosom, Virtual Reality by HP Nyquist, Computational Fairytales by Jeremy Kubika Presented in partnership with Maker Faire Miami.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FUN ROOM: Tot Time Play and Learn

Upper Plaza of Children’s Alley Join Arts for Learning Miami (A4L) for visual and performing arts activities where little ones become a part of their favorite stories! Live readings of vivid tales are paired with hands-on activities designed to jump-start the creative process while engaging young minds in the magic of storytelling. Play instruments, explore the world through shapes and colors, roar like a lion, slither like a snake, teach a giraffe to dance, and even create your own book! Featured Books: Mary Had a Little Glam;…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

Geek Girl Brunch: Book Fair Edition

Miami Book Fair and the Geek Girl Brunch Miami chapter team up for a Sunday brunch like no other. Grab a mimosa, your best superhero outfit, and get geeky over books and bacon with a visiting comics author. This exclusive event is for the coolest geeks out there and you can be one too! For more information on Miami’s Geek Girl Brunch, email geekgirlbrunchmiami@gmail.com or follow them on twitter at@GGB_MIA. We are no longer taking reservations for this event. Questions?

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Readings from New Fiction

A trained helper monkey is bought in to assist a successful architect paralyzed in a car accident and haunted by the death of his young assistant in Katharine Weber’s Still Life With Monkey: A Novel. Deborah Eisenberg’s stories gently compel us to confront the most disturbing truths about ourselves in Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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 poetry to prize-winning prose. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Sandra Cisneros conversa sobre su obra con Jorge Ramos

In Spanish with translation into English Aclamada internacionalmente por su poesía y su prosa, Sandra Cisneros ha recibido numerosos premios, entre los que se destacan el American Book Award y el Thomas Wolfe Prize. Llega a la Feria con una reedición mexicana muy especial de su bestseller La casa en Mango Street, donde se relata la historia de una niña latina que crece en un barrio de Chicago. La autora estará conversando con el periodista y escritor Jorge Ramos,…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Tarde De Letras Dominicanas: El Dr. Leonel Fernández Presenta Su Nuevo Libro

El expresidente de la República Dominicana, Dr. Leonel Fernández, lanzará su más reciente libro titulado: Años de avance. Escritos de Teoría y Acción. La obra ofrece una recopilación de sus artículos de opinión y análisis publicados en la revista de formación política “Teoría y Acción”, de la cual fue director por un extenso período de tiempo.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Palabras para compartir

Glenda Galán, escritora, periodista y productora dominicana, presenta Ventanas, una serie de entrevistas a escritores latinoamericanos. El narrador, editor y gestor cultural peruano Pedro Medina León, creador de Suburbano Ediciones, comparte Tour: una vuelta por la cultura popular de Miami , un conjunto de ensayos sobre la historia de Miami. Fernando Olszanski, narrador, poeta, editor y fotógrafo argentino, llega con El orden natural de las cosas y otros cuentos, sobre la experiencia de vivir en Estados Unidos como inmigrante.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Reading Jamaica

Reading stories that explore such themes as racial identity, gender and sexuality, family and alienation, exile and history, this panel brings to life the richness and diversity of writing from and/or about Jamaica. With Marcia Douglas, author of The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: A Novel in Bass Riddim, Alecia McKenzie, author of Sweetheart, and Alexia Arthurs, author of How to Love a Jamaican. Moderated by Geoffrey Philp, author of Garvey’s Ghost.…

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Reading Jamaica

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

#TurnItUP with University Presses: Little-Known Stories and Unheard Voices

University presses play a vital role in book publishing, but many people don’t know how their work differs from that of larger publishers. University press directors and authors will talk about how UPs strive to amplify voices, disciplines, and communities of diverse types. University presses publish authors from around the world and right here at home in southern Florida, writing on subjects that are broad, niche, and every level of inquiry in between. Without university presses, many of these authors or subjects would not be heard so clearly in the marketplace of ideas. …

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees and Finalists in Translated Literature

Celebrate the 2018 National Book Award Nominees and Finalists in Translated Literature, in recognition of some of the most outstanding works of translated literature published in the U.S. this year. Moderated by Marci Vogel. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Centre Gallery (Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 1365)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Enrique Fernández : A reading

Enrique Fernández’s Pretty to Think So weaves questions of sex, mortality, and identity with a lyricism that readers will not soon forget. Fernandez’s Cortadito: Wanderings through Cuban Cuisine is a dissertation on Cuban cuisine seen through the author’s memories of growing up in pre-revolutionary Cuba and learning the meaning and importance of the food and cooking of one’s roots.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Food as Culture

Virginia Sole-Smith’s The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image, and Guilt in America is an exploration, both personal and deeply reported, of how we learn to eat in today’s toxic food culture.…

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Food as Culture

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Live Music from Patrick & the Swayzees

Surf rock and crazy good times from the best thing to come out of Key West – Patrick & the Swayzees. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Slate Presents “The Waves.” Live in Miami!

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

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Truth in Troubled Times: YA Heroes Speak Up

It takes great courage to speak out against prejudice and stand up for what you believe in, no matter the consequences in Sara Farizan’s Here to Stay, Kody Keplinger’s That’s Not What Happened, and Jon McGoran’s Spliced.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

If They Come for Us: Four Fierce and Tender Debuts

Fatimah Asghar’s If They Come for Us grapples with questions of sexuality, race, violence, and healing. Marcelo Hernandez Castillo examines the fallout of immigration, the illusion of the American dream, and the latent anxieties of living in a queer brown undocumented body in Cenzontle. Tiana Clark delves in to the physical and psychic traumas of the South through personal and public histories in I Can’t Talk about the Trees Without the Blood. In Citizen Illegal,…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Is Anybody Out There?

Rudy Rucker presents his wondrous and epic speampunk phenomenon, The Hollow Earth. Christopher G. White analyzes how writers, artists, filmmakers, televangelists, and others have used the scientific idea of invisible dimensions to make supernatural phenomena such as ghosts and miracles seem more reasonable in Other Worlds: Spirituality and the Search for Invisible Dimensions. Adam Frank tells the story of humanity’s coming of age as we awaken to the possibilities of life on other worlds and their sudden relevance to our fate on Earth in Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Living the American Dream

Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream by Ibtihaj Muhammad is a memoir from the first African American Muslim to win an Olympic medal for fencing.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Masters of Mystery

In Brad Meltzer’s The Escape Artist, a man goes on a quest to locate his daughter’s friend who was reportedly killed in a mysterious plane crash, but is discovered to be alive, and in peril. Now a major motion picture starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jonathan Ames’s You Were Never Really Here is a toxic shot of a thriller, laced with corruption, revenge and the darkest of inner demons.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On Race: Readings From Nonfiction

Ron Stallworth’s Black Klansman is an amazing true story that reads like a crime thriller, and a searing portrait of a divided America. R.J. Young‘s Let It Bang: A Young Black Man’s Reluctant Odyssey Into Guns explores the quest, funny and searing, of a young black man learning to shoot—a fascinating odyssey into race, guns, and self-protection in America.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On Visionary Women Presented by The Leon Levy Center for Biography

Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World, by Andrea Barnet. Moderated by Miriam Pawel.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Tiempos divergentes en la escritura iberoamericana

El narrador mexicano Martín Solares, ganador, entre otros, del International Book Award for Mystery Novel, presenta Catorce colmillos, novela negra que transcurre entre artistas surrealistas y dadaístas. Joxemari Iturralde, escritor vasco ganador, entre otros, del Premio Nacional de la Crítica, llega con Golpes de gracia, novela inspirada en las vidas de dos famosos boxeadores vascos, mientras que el narrador boliviano Edmundo Paz Soldán, ganador, entre otros, del Premio Juan Rulfo, ofrece Desencuentros,…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 4:15 pm
Room 7106 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Más libros, más libres: Qué amo y qué odio de los libros para niños

V Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura “Organizado por la Fundación Cuatrogatos y la Feria del Libro de Miami” ¿Qué amo y qué odio de los libros para niños? Panel con las escritoras María José Ferrada (Chile), Paloma Muiña (España) y Ana María Shua (Argentina). Coordinador: Antonio Orlando Rodríguez (Cuba-Estados Unidos). Con el apoyo del Ministerio de las Culturas, las Artes y el Patrimonio de Chile y la Fundación SM de España.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Combat Hippies Present: AMAL

Combat Hippies perform a stage reading of their current production, AMAL, a theater/spoken word piece that reveals the impact of war on combatants and noncombatants, shares experiences of veterans’ adjustment to life after war, and those of civilians from war-torn countries. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Eye on the Big Apple

In three dazzling new works of New York City history, Pete Tomasi (The Bridge), and Ted Fox and James Otis Smith (Showtime at the Apollo) reveal the amazing true stories of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Apollo Theater, and the endlessly changing visual and cultural landscape of the Big Apple. Moderated by Joan Hilty. …

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

From Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist: A Memoir

Sylvia Acevedo was a real-life rocket scientist for NASA, and is now CEO of the Girl Scouts. But before that, she was just a Brownie scout, nourishing a love of numbers and science. Read about her journey in Path to the Stars. Moderated by Chelsea Willkerson.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Living Your Best Life

Founder of the international movement, Daybreaker, Radha Agrawal presents Belong: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life, a creative blueprint for bringing this most important dimension back into our lives. Born of moral indignation, informed by decades of study, and seasoned by a life of devoted self-cultivation, Monk Yun Rou’s Mad Monk Manifesto has the answers we’re looking for, organically cohering personal prescriptions and calls to social and political action in one powerful document.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Novedades de narrativa

La narradora, guionista de televisión y periodista mexicana Mónica Lavín, ganadora, entre otros, del Premio Iberoamericano de Novela Elena Poniatowska, presenta Cuando te hablen de amor, una novela sobre las imperfecciones del amor y la certeza de que, a pesar de todo, siempre es posible. Melanie Márquez Adams, escritora y editora ecuatoriana, ofrece su colección de cuentos Mariposas negras, ganadora en los Premios Literarios del North Texas Book Festival 2018, y Ena Columbié, poeta, narradora, periodista,…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Wembly’s Author Tent (Upper plaza of Children’s Alley)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

ReadCaribbean Presents Adventures for Kids

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley Two friends search for a long-lost quilt patch in Marjuan Canady’s Callaloo: The Trickster and the Magic Quilt, an Arctic seal tries to get back home in Joanne C. Hillhouse’s Lost!, discoveries abound during a simple walk through the neighborhood in Paula-Anne Porter Jones’ Sandy, Tosh and the Moo Cow, and family history come alive in Francie Latour’s Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Sports and American Culture Today

Mark Leibovich‘s Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times is a merciless probing of America’s biggest cultural force, pro football. We Matter: Athletes and Activism features interviews by former NBA star Etan Thomas with over fifty athletes, executives, media figures, and more. In Against Football, Steve Almond details why, after forty years as a fan, he can no longer watch the game he still loves.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Why Religion? A Reading

A provocative and deeply moving account from one of the most compelling religious thinkers at work today, Elaine Pagels’s Why Religion? explores the spiritual dimension of human experience. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 29, 2018 at 10 A.M. Click here to purchase tickets! Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation. Seating with a ticket is on a “first come, first served” basis. Seats will only be held up to ten (10) minutes before the start of the session.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Encuentro con Jorge Volpi, Premio Alfaguara de Novela 2018

La Feria del Libro tiene el gusto de presentar al narrador y ensayista mexicano Jorge Volpi, intelectual destacado y notable representante de la llamada Generación del Crack. Volpi ganó el Premio Alfaguara de Novela 2018 con Una novela criminal, una obra basada en hechos reales y anclada en un impresionante trabajo de documentación, que desvela sin piedad los entresijos del poder y las raíces más hondas de la corrupción.  …

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Fathers and Sons: Readings from New Fiction and Nonfiction

In Dustin Parsons Exploded View: Essays on Fatherhood & Work with Figures & Graphs “graphic” essays play with the conventions of telling a life story and with how illustration and text work together in print. In Furnishing Eternity: A Father, a Son, a Coffin, and a Measure of Life, David Giffels confronts mortality, survives loss, and finds resilience through an unusual woodworking project—constructing, with his father, his own coffin. Spencer Wise’s The Emperor of Shoes: A Novel is a transfixing story about an expatriate in southern China who takes over his father’s business and must confront the brewing political change being brought about by one of the company’s seamstresses.…

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