Ticketed Events – 2022

Past Events

November 2022

Sunday, November 20 @ 6:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Siddhartha Mukherjee

In The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human, Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., an academic, cancer physician, and researcher, tells the story of how scientists discovered cells, began to understand them, and are now using that knowledge to create new humans. Mukherjee seduces the reader with  vivid, lucid, and suspenseful writing that makes complex science thrilling. Moderating is author and oncologist Mikkael Sekeres, M.D. This in-person program will also be livestreamed at MiamiBookFairOnline.com. Tickets on sale Monday,

Sunday, November 20 @ 5:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Stacy Schiff With David S. Brown: A Conversation

In The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Stacy Schiff returns Adams to his seat of glory, introducing us to the shrewd, eloquent, and intensely disciplined man who supplied the moral backbone of the American Revolution. Moderating is David S. Brown, author of The First Populist: The Defiant Life of Andrew Jackson. This in-person program will also be livestreamed at MiamiBookFairOnline.com. Tickets on sale Monday, October 17, 2022 FREE TICKETS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY…

Sunday, November 20 @ 4:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Robert Samuels, Toluse Olorunnipa, Kerri K. Greenidge & Ellis Cose: A Conversation

Long before his name became synonymous with civil rights, George Floyd, murdered outside of a Minneapolis convenience store by a white police officer, was a father, partner, athlete, and friend striving for a better life. Deeply researched, His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice, co-written by Toluse Olorunnipa and Robert Samuels, places Floyd’s narrative within the context of the country’s legacy of institutional racism. In The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family,…

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

April Ryan on Black Women Will Save the World: An Anthem: Nonfiction

In Black Women Will Save the World: An Anthem, White House correspondent April Ryan argues that, since the birth of our nation, Black women have transformed their pain into progress and have been at the frontlines of the country’s political, social, and economic struggles. Ryan’s book celebrates the tenacity, power, and impact of Black women across America. This in-person program will also be livestreamed at MiamiBookFairOnline.com. Tickets on sale Monday, October 17, 2022 FREE TICKETS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY With thanks to major sponsor…

Sunday, November 20 @ 1:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Sebastian Mallaby on The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future: Nonfiction

Sebastian Mallaby‘s The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future tells the story of Silicon Valley’s dominant venture capital firms – and how their strategies and fates have shaped the path of innovation and the global economy. It’s a story of iconic triumphs and infamous disasters, from the birth of Apple to the hubris at WeWork and Uber. Tickets on sale Monday, October 17, 2022 FREE TICKETS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY This in-person program will also be livestreamed at MiamiBookFairOnline.com.…

Sunday, November 20 @ 12:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Moshe Safdie on If Walls Could Speak: My Life in Architecture: Nonfiction

In If Walls Could Speak: My Life in Architecture, Moshe Safdie takes readers behind the veil of an essential yet mysterious profession, explaining, through his own experiences, how an architect thinks and works. Committed to architecture as a social force for good, Safdie believes that any challenge can be addressed with solutions that enhance community and uplift the human spirit. Moderated by Victor Deupi, senior lecturer at the University of Miami School of Architecture. This in-person program will also be livestreamed at MiamiBookFairOnline.com.…

Saturday, 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 Jose “Fat Joe” Cartagena with DJ Khaled

In The Book of Jose: A Memoir, written with journalist and entrepreneur Shaheem Reid, hip-hop legend Jose “Fat Joe” Cartagena tells the story of a kid who grew in New York’s South Bronx during its darkest years of drugs, violence, and abandonment, and how he navigated that traumatizing landscape until he found – through art, friendship, luck, and will – a path to a different life. Moderating is DJ Khaled.  This is a ticketed event ($31).…

Saturday, November 19 @ 4:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Scott Turow, Craig Johnson & Brad Meltzer: A Conversation

In Scott Turow‘s Suspect: A Thriller, three male police officers accuse Lucia Gomez, the police chief in the city of Highland Isle, of soliciting sex for promotions. She insists the accusations are designed to destroy her career and empower her enemies, and as her attorney, Rik Dudek, and his investigator, Clarice “Pinky” Granum, search for answers, they get drawn into the deepest recesses of the city’s criminal networks. In Hell and Back: A Longmire Mystery, the 18th installment of Craig Johnson‘s Longmire series,…

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

Philip Short, Michael Beckley & Meenakshi Ahamed With Sebastian Mallaby: A Conversation

Philip Short‘s timely Putin is a deeply researched biography that draws on almost 200 interviews conducted over eight years in Russia, the United States, and Europe. To the fullest extent anyone has yet been able, Short cracks open Vladimir Putin’s thick carapace to reveal the man underneath those bare-chested horseback rides. Michael Beckley‘s Dangerzone: The Coming Conflict with China is a provocative and urgent analysis of the United States-China rivalry. This is a contest of clashing geopolitical interests and an ideological dispute over whether authoritarianism or democracy will dominate the 21st century.…

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

Javier Zamora & Ly Tran With Maria Hinojosa: A Conversation

In Solito: A Memoir, poet Javier Zamora offers an intimate account of his treacherous, near-impossible journey at age 9 from his small town in El Salvador through Guatemala and Mexico and across the U.S. border. Solito is Zamora’s story – but also the story of millions of others who had no choice but to leave home. In House of Sticks: A Memoir, Vietnamese-born author Ly Tran recalls her and her family’s journey from a small town along the Mekong River to Queens,…

Saturday, November 19 @ 1:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Katy Tur With Tony Dokoupil: A Conversation

In Rough Draft: A Memoir, MSNBC anchor Katy Tur writes about her eccentric and volatile California childhood, punctuated by forest fires, earthquakes, and police chases, all seen from a thousand feet in the air – her parents pioneered helicopter journalism and grew rich and famous for their aerial coverage of events. Tur’s book charts her survival from local reporter to globe-trotting foreign correspondent, explores the gift and curse of family legacy, and examines the roles and responsibilities of the news.…

Saturday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Paulina Porizkova With Dani Shapiro: A Conversation

In No Filter: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful, writer and former supermodel Paulina Porizkova offers a compelling exploration of heartbreak, grief, beauty, aging, relationships, reinvention, and finding your purpose. In these essays, she bares her soul and shares the lessons she’s learned – often the hard way. After a lifetime of being looked at, she is ready to be heard. Moderating is Dani Shapiro, author of Signal Fires: A Novel. This in-person program will also be livestreamed at MiamiBookFairOnline.com.…

Saturday, November 19 @ 11:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Larry Csonka With Dave Barry: A Conversation

In Head On: A Memoir, NFL Hall of Famer Larry Csonka pulls back the curtain to share how the 1972 Miami Dolphins achieved their perfect season. But moments outside the spotlight reveal the most about this larger-than-life figure, as Csonka speaks of a life lived with the same audacity and authority with which he ran the football. Joining him is Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist, longtime syndicated columnist, and prolific author Dave Barry. This in-person program will also be livestreamed at MiamiBookFairOnline.com.…

Saturday, November 19 @ 10:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Michael Fanone With Tom Hudson: A Conversation

In Hold the Line: The Insurrection and One Cop’s Battle for America’s Soul, former Metropolitan Police Department officer and current CNN analyst Michael Fanone tells the story of the day insurrectionists stormed the Capitol – a day he nearly lost his life. Moderating is journalist Tom Hudson, WAMU chief content officer. This in-person program will also be livestreamed at MiamiBookFairOnline.com. Tickets on sale Monday, October 17, 2022 FREE TICKETS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY…

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

Patti Smith With Lenny Kaye: Songs & Stories From A Book of Days

With more than 365 photographs taking you through a single year, A Book of Days offers a new way to experience the expansive mind of Patti Smith – visionary poet, writer, and performer. Including photos from her Instagram account, vintage images, and archives, the book charts her passions, devotions, obsessions, and whims, and opens with an introduction by Smith herself that explores her documentary process. Joining her is special guest Lenny Kaye, Smith’s bandmate and the author of Lightning Striking: Ten Transformative Moments in Rock and Roll.…

Thursday, November 17 @ 8:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Jimmy Johnson & Dave Hyde

In Swagger: Super Bowls, Brass Balls, and Footballs: A Memoir, Hall of Fame coach and TV analyst Jimmy Johnson offers a candid account of his life experiences. More than a highlight reel, Swagger reveals Johnson’s lessons learned both as a man and as a coach – from the revelations following his mother’s death to coaching young and aging gridiron stars. With him is Swagger co-author and South Florida Sun-Sentinel sports columnist Dave Hyde. This is a ticketed event that includes the book ($35);…

Wednesday, November 16 @ 8:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Harvey Fierstein With Peter Gethers

In I Was Better Last Night: A Memoir, Tony Award-winning author Harvey Fierstein‘s candid recollections of his life provide a rich window into downtown New York City life, the gay rights movements of the 1970s, the tumultuous AIDS crisis of the ’80s, the evolution of theater, and his family’s journey of acceptance. It turns out that his distinct voice is as engaging, funny, and vulnerable on the page as it is on stage and screen. Joining Fierstein is his editor,…

Tuesday, November 15 @ 8:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Charlayne Hunter-Gault With Toni Gilliam-Harrison

Spanning from the civil rights movement through the election and inauguration of America’s first Black president, Charlayne Hunter-Gault‘s My People: Five Decades of Writing About Black Lives is a collection of her groundbreaking reportage vividly chronicling Black life’s experience in America. Moderating is attorney Toni Gilliam-Harrison, president of the Dade County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. This is a ticketed event ($15). Tickets on sale Monday, October 17, 2022 PURCHASE TICKETS Each Evenings With ticket includes a FREE pass to the weekend Street Fair,…

Monday, November 14 @ 8:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Michael Pollan With Karen Koffler: A Conversation

In This Is Your Mind on Plants (Penguin Books), Michael Pollan dives deep into three plant drugs – opium, caffeine, and mescaline – and our thinking about them. Treating them as drugs, whether licit or illicit, is one of the least interesting things you can say about them, he argues, for when we take them into our bodies and let them change our minds, we are engaging with nature in one of the most profound ways we can. Joining him to moderate is Karen Koffler,

Sunday, November 13 @ 7:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

John Waters With Paul W. Morris: A Conversation

John Waters‘ debut novel Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance is a hilariously filthy tale of sex, crime, family dysfunction, and yes, a perfectly perverted “feel-bad romance.” Marsha Sprinkle – suitcase thief, scammer, and master of disguise – is hated by dogs, children, and her family. She’s called Liarmouth, until one insane man makes her tell the truth. Waters is joined by Paul W. Morris, executive director of House of Speakeasy and the former director of literary programs at PEN America and vice president of The Authors Guild.…

Sunday, November 13 @ 5:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Kevin Nealon With Alan Zweibel: Live From Miami Book Fair, It’s Opening Night!

In I Exaggerate: My Brushes with Fame, actor, comedian, and Saturday Night Live alum Kevin Nealon shares his original full-color caricatures and funny, endearing personal essays about his famous friends. Alongside his portraits and doodles from script margins and cocktail napkins, Nealon takes readers through his memories on the SNL set to the eulogy he gave at his dear friend Garry Shandling’s funeral. He’s joined by five-time Emmy winner Alan Zweibel,…

Sunday, November 13 @ 4:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Mi vida entre canciones

Juanes, músico y compositor colombiano aplaudido por masas en todos los continentes, conversa con el periodista y escritor Diego Londoño en la presentación de Juanes, un libro que refleja la carrera del cantautor, pero también su manera de entender la vida, de amar la música y de percibir la familia, justo cuando está a punto de llegar al medio siglo. Esta presentación en persona también será transmitida en MiamiBookFairOnline.com. PURCHASE TICKETS…

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