Ticketed Events – 2019

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Upcoming Events

November 2019

Tuesday, November 19 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With George F. Will

The man The Wall Street Journal once called “perhaps the most powerful journalist in America” began his column with the Washington Post in 1974, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1977. To date, George F. Will has written fourteen books, including One Man’s America; Men at Work; and Statecraft as Soulcraft.  He writes a twice-weekly syndicated column on politics and domestic and foreign affairs for the Washington Post.…

Tuesday, November 19 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation With John Waters

John Waters is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, author, journalist, visual artist, and art collector. He is also the author of the best-selling books Role Models (2010) and Carsick (2014). His spoken word shows This Filthy World and A John Waters Christmas continue to be performed around the world. He rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films, especially Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble,…

Wednesday, November 20 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Mo Rocca

Mo Rocca is a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, host of The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, and host and creator of the Cooking Channel’s My Grandmother’s Ravioli, in which he learns to cook from grandmothers and grandfathers across the country. He’s a frequent panelist on NPR’s hit weekly quiz show Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!,  spent four seasons as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,…

Wednesday, November 20 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry, musician, actor, and activist, is best known as the singer and front person of the punk/New Wave/pop band Blondie. After the group broke up in the early ‘80s, Harry embarked on a successful solo career, recording five solo albums. Meanwhile, Harry developed an acting career during which she amassed 30 film roles and several television appearances. In her memoir, Face It (Dey Street Books), she blends first-person essays, interviews conducted by journalist Sylvie Simmons, never-before-seen photographs, illustrations,…

Thursday, November 21 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Richard Russo

Richard Russo is the author of eight novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Empire Falls, two collections of stories, a collection of essays, and a memoir. Chances Are … (Penguin Random House), his first stand-alone novel in 10 years, is an absorbing saga in which the bonds of friendship prove as constricting, and rewarding, as those of family or any other community. One beautiful September day, three men, friends ever since meeting in college circa the sixties,…

Friday, November 22 @ 6:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With the National Book Awards Winners and Finalists

Miami Book Fair, in partnership with the National Book Foundation and with the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, welcomes the Finalists and Winners of the prestigious National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards. Previous winners of the Award—including William Carlos Williams, Joyce Carol Oates, and William Faulkner—comprise a who’s who of American literature. Following the awards ceremony in New York City on November 20, at which the winners will be announced, finalists and winners in the categories of fiction,…

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 @ 11:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Mitch Landrieu on In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History

Former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu’s book In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History is a frank exploration of the history of racism in the South and its current resurgence. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 21, 2019 at 12 P.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 23 @ 12:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Senator Tom Cotton on A Soldier’s Story

Senator Tom Cotton’s A Soldier’s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery is an unforgettable testament to the timeless power of service and sacrifice to our nation. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 21, 2019 at 12 P.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. Tickets for unfilled seats will be distributed to the standby line on a first come first served basis.…

Saturday, November 23 @ 1:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Ambassador Susan Rice on Tough Love

In her memoir Tough Love, ambassador Susan E. Rice connects the personal and the professional as it examines her career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy. In conversation with poet Tom Healy. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 21, 2019 at 12 P.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 23 @ 2:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Dave Barry in Conversation with Carl Hiaasen

Dave Barry learns how to age happily in his latest book, Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog. Barry will be joined in conversation by Carl Hiaasen, author, most recently, of Squirm. Sponsored by   TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 21, 2019 at 12 P.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.…

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

American Histories

Brenda Wineapple’s The Impeachers recalls a crucial time in American history, when the Congress set out to stop Andrew Johnson, with the first-ever impeachment of a sitting American president. Rick Atkinson’s The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 delves into the first twenty-one months of the American Revolution. Sponsored by TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 21, 2019 at 12 P.M. Click here to purchase tickets! FREE tickets will be required for admission to this presentation.…

Saturday, November 23 @ 4:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Race in America

Mitchell S. Jackson’s Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family is an essential addition to the national conversation about race and class. Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House explores the relationship between a family and their home in a neglected area of New Orleans. Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Anti-racist is an in-depth guide to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 21, 2019 at 12 P.M.…

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Race in America

Saturday, November 23 @ 5:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Karine Jean-Pierre on Moving Forward

In Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America Karine Jean-Pierre shows that politics can be accessible to anyone, no matter their background. Jean-Peirre will be joined in conversation with journalist Jorge Ramos. Sponsored by      TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 21, 2019 at 12 P.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 24 @ 10:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Last Book on Judaism You’ll Ever Need? L’Chaim!

Alan Zweibel, Dave Barry and Adam Mansbach are pretty sure that their irreverent A Field Guide to the Jewish People: Who They Are, Where They Come From, What to Feed Them…and Much More. Maybe Too Much More, is the last book on Judaism that you will ever need. Well, we’ll see. Sponsored by             TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 21, 2019 at 12 P.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 24 @ 11:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Lives Lived: A Reading

Emily Bernard’s Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine looks at race in twelve tell-tale, deeply personal essays. Carolyn Forché’s What You Have Heard is True, is a devastating, lyrical, and visionary memoir about a young woman’s brave choice to engage with horror in order to help others. In her memoir Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love, author Dani Shapiro explores the ethical questions surrounding DNA testing and,…

Sunday, November 24 @ 12:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

On Climate Change

In We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast Jonathan Safran Foer explores climate change and our practical, daily response, in a surprising, deeply personal, and urgent new way. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 21, 2019 at 12 P.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 24 @ 1:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

On Climate: Readings

Gilbert M. Gaul’s The Geography of Risk: Epic Storms, Rising Seas, and the Cost of America’s Coasts examines how the burden of storm damage has shifted from private investors to public taxpayers. Michael Klare’s All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change is an eye-opening examination of climate change from the perspective of the U.S. military. In The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, David Wallace-Wells offers a terrifying travelogue of our near future,…

Sunday, November 24 @ 3:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Diplomacy and The American Century

George Packer´s Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century examines the life and work of one of the most influential American diplomats of the past four decades. In conversation with Kai Bird, executive director, The Leon Levy Center for Biography. Sponsored by  TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 21, 2019 at 12 P.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.…

Sunday, November 24 @ 4:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Media, Tech, and Politics

In his study Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America, James Poniewozik shows how American media have shaped American society and politics, and also Trump’s path from tabloid celebrity to president. From ISIS propaganda to the 2016 Russian intervention in American elections, Information Wars: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation and What We Can Do About It is Richard Stengels’ account from the front lines of the global information. In conversation with Jeffrey Brown,…

Sunday, November 24 @ 5:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

American Politics Today

Josh Campbell’s Crossfire Hurricane: Inside Donald Trump’s War on the FBI takes readers behind the scenes of the earliest days of the investigation into Russian involvement in the presidential election and up to the present. Intelligence analyst Malcolm Nance’s The Plot to Betray America: How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security, and How We Can Fix It reveals exactly how Trump and his inner circle conspired, coordinated, communicated, and eventually strategized to commit treachery. Philip Mudd’s Black Site offers an insider’s account of  the Post-9/11  CIA’s counterterrorism work and  its interrogation program in a web of top-secret “black sites.” Moderated by Fernand Amandi,…

Sunday, November 24 @ 6:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Encuentro con Arturo Pérez Reverte

El programa de Autores Iberoamericanos pone broche de oro a su edición 2019 con la presentación del gran escritor español Arturo Pérez Reverte, narrador y periodista de prensa, radio y televisión. Actualmente es escritor a tiempo completo. Su larga bibliografía incluye títulos como El húsar (1986), El maestro de esgrima (1998), Patente de corso (1998), La reina del Sur (2002), El pintor de batallas (2006), El francotirador paciente (2013) y La guerra civil contada a los jóvenes (2015).…

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Past Events

November 2019

Monday, November 18 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Eve Ensler in Conversation With Aja Monet

Eve Ensler is a Tony Award-winning playwright, author, performer, and activist. Her international phenomenon, The Vagina Monologues, has been published in 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries. She is the founder of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, and One Billion Rising, the largest global mass action to end gender-based violence in over 200 countries. Like millions of women, Eve Ensler has been waiting much of her lifetime for an apology.…

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

An Evening With Bari Weiss

  Bari Weiss is a staff editor and writer for the New York Times. She writes about culture and politics. Bari was an op-ed and book review editor at the Wall Street Journal before joining the Times in 2017. She is a native of Pittsburgh and graduated from Columbia University.  On October 27, 2018, eleven Jews were gunned down as they prayed at their synagogue in Pittsburgh. It was the deadliest attack on Jews in American history.…

Sunday, November 17 @ 7:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

CANCELLED – An Evening With Joy-Ann Reid

Due to illness, Joy-Ann Reid has had to cancel her appearance at the Miami Book Fair. If you have previously purchased a ticket to this event, Miami Book Fair will refund any charges you incurred. If you need further assistance, please contact Miami Book Fair at 305.237.3258. Joy-Ann Reid is the host of AM Joy –a twice-weekly political talk show that airs weekend mornings on MSNBC. She is also a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC and writes a weekly column for The Daily Beast.…

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

An Evening with Samantha Power

Samantha Power is the Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Practice in Human Rights at Harvard Law School. She served in the Cabinet of President Barack Obama and as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2013-2017). From 2009 to 2013, Power worked on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights. Power began her career as a journalist reporting from countries including Bosnia,…

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