LGBTQI+ – 2019

As always, The Fair presents an incredibly diverse group of authors, books, and programs.

Upcoming Events

November 2019

Saturday, November 23 @ 10:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Elvis Duran on Where Do I Begin?

In Where Do I Begin?: Stories from a Life Lived Out Loud, radio personality Elvis Duran shares his wildest stories and hardest-learned lessons, all with his trademark heart and humor.…

Saturday, November 23 @ 10:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Picture Book Author: Jason “Rachel” Brown

Karamo Brown has had to cancel his appearance at the Miami Book Fair. The event will still go on as described, featuring his son and co-author, Jason “Rachel” Brown. I Am Perfectly Designed is an exuberant celebration of loving who you are, exactly as you are. In this empowering ode to modern families, a boy and his father take a joyful walk through the city, discovering all the ways in which they are perfectly designed for each other.…

Saturday, November 23 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Fantastic Loves

Jose Ignacio “Chascas” Valenzuela’s To The End of the World, the first installment in English of his popular Trilogia del Malamor, is a story of love, betrayal and fantasy  – and the ultimate quest for survival. Carolina de Robertis’s Cantoras is a revolutionary new novel about five wildly different women who find one another as lovers, friends, and ultimately, family, under an oppressive dictatorship in Uruguay. Andrea Lawlor’s Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl is a riotous,…

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Fantastic Loves

Saturday, November 23 @ 4:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

I Belong Here: Identity as Power

How we navigate how others see us, and how that causes us to see ourselves are a key part of finding our path in life. Maia Kobabe (Gender Queer), Mira Jacob (Good Talk) and Vita Ayala (The Wilds), explore how the standards of “normality” manipulate perceptions of gender, race, and cultural heritage, and how they’re breaking those standards down. Moderated by author/illustrator Kristen Radtke (Imagine Wanting Only This).…

Saturday, November 23 @ 5:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Two Memoirs: A Reading

Television producer Gary Janetti’s Do You Mind If I Cancel?: (Things That Still Annoy Me) chronicles the pains and indignities of everyday life. In his memoir Beautiful on the Outside former Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon recounts his journey from a homeschooled kid in Scranton, PA, to self-professed America’s Sweetheart.…

Sunday, November 24 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Awakenings, A Reading

Megan Phelps-Roper’s memoir Unfollow tells a tale of her moral awakening, from spokesperson of her grandfather’s Westboro Baptist Church, best known for picketing funerals of U.S. service members, to compassionate, empathetic skeptic. Memoir of a Race Traitor, back in print after more than a decade, chronicles Mab Segrest’s antiracist, antihomophobic activism in the 80s, and what has transpired with the far right since the book’s publication.…

Sunday, November 24 @ 1:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

LGBTQ Lives

A Wild and Precious Life is a lively, intimate memoir from Edie Windsor, an icon of the gay rights movement, describing gay life in 1950s and 60s New York City and her longtime activism, which opened the door for marriage equality. Judith Kasen-Windsor, Edie’s widow, will talk about Edie’s groundbreaking life. Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States  is transgender reporter Samantha Allen’s narrative tour through the surprisingly vibrant queer communities sprouting up in conservative states,…

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LGBTQ Lives

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