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November 2021

Sunday, November 14 @ 7:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening with Amor Towles

Miami Book Fair 2021 will kick off with New York Times bestselling author Amor Towles, appearing live and in person in a very special Evenings With presentation. In his latest title, The Lincoln Highway: A Novel (Viking), Towles introduces 18-year-old Emmett Watson – his parents dead, their farm gone, and fresh from serving 15 months for involuntary manslaughter in a work farm. Emmett longs to start a new life in California with his younger brother. But two friends who have escaped from the work farm and caught up with Emmett have a very different plan in mind.…

Monday, November 15 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Sarah Schulman & Jackson Howard: On Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993

Based on more than 200 interviews with Act Up members, author Sarah Schulman’s Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 offers a revelatory exploration and reassessment of the inner workings, conflicts, achievements, and ultimate fracture of the AIDS awareness coalition. Joining Schulman is her editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Jackson Howard. This is a ticketed event: $20.  This event requires a ticket for admission. All in-person events at MBF 2021 will require a ticket for entry.…

Tuesday, November 16 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Sebastian Junger: On Freedom

Freedom is Sebastian Junger’s account of a year spent on the road with three friends as they walked the railroad lines of the East Coast. At once an experiment in personal autonomy and interdependence, the journey became an intense exploration of our most cherished, yet essentially contradictory ideals: community and freedom. This is a ticketed event: $20. This event requires a ticket for admission. All in-person events at MBF 2021 will require a ticket for entry. Tickets will be available to Friends of the Fair October 18 and to the general public November 3.…

Thursday, 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 Mark Oppenheimer & Rabbi Judith Siegal: On Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood

A piercing look at one of America’s most renowned historically Jewish neighborhoods in the wake of unspeakable tragedy, Mark Oppenheimer’s Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood offers an inspiring portrait of strength, compassion, and healing. Moderated by Rabbi Judith Siegal of Coral Gables’ Temple Judea. This is a ticketed event: $20. This event requires a ticket for admission. All in-person events at MBF 2021 will require a ticket for entry.…

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

An Evening With Rita Dove & Campbell McGrath: On Playlist for the Apocalypse: Poems

Playlist for the Apocalypse: Poems, Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove’s first volume of new works in 12 years, is an exploration of the wavering moral compass guiding America’s and the world’s experiments in democracy. Joining her to discuss these new works is her friend and fellow poet, Campbell McGrath. This is a ticketed event: $20. This event requires a ticket for admission. All in-person events at MBF 2021 will require a ticket for entry.…

Friday, 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 Dantiel W. Moniz & Deesha Philyaw: On Milk Blood Heat: Stories & The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

Set in the cities and suburbs of Florida, the 11 short works in Dantiel W. Moniz’s debut collection, Milk Blood Heat: Stories, delve into the ordinary worlds of young girls, women, and men who find themselves confronted by extraordinary moments of violent personal reckoning. These stories explore human connection, race, womanhood, inheritance, and the elemental darkness in us all. Deesha Philyaw’s The Secret Lives of Church Ladies is a short story collection that explores some of the places where Black women and girls dare to follow their desires and pursue a momentary reprieve from being good.…

Saturday, November 20 @ 10:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Chris Matthews: On This Country: My Life in Politics and History

Chris Matthews offers a panoramic portrait of post-World War II America with This Country: My Life in Politics and History, a personal story of risk, self-reliance, and adventure, told through a remarkable life and career in politics and punditry. To livestream this event visit MiamiBookFairOnline.com. This event requires a ticket for admission. All in-person events at MBF 2021 will require a ticket for entry. Tickets will be available to Friends of the Fair October 18 and to the general public November 3.…

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

Mitch Albom: On The Stranger in the Lifeboat: A Novel

In The Stranger in the Lifeboat: A Novel, Mitch Albom asks what would happen if we called on God for help and God actually appeared? It’s a question that must be contemplated by a group of shipwrecked passengers, adrift in a raft after a ship explosion and struggling to survive. But when they pull a strange man from the water claiming to be “the Lord,” he tells them that salvation may be theirs – if they all believe in him.…

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

Ada Ferrer: On Cuba: An American History

In Cuba: An American History, historian Ada Ferrer explores the sometimes surprising, often troubled relationship between the United States and Cuba. Her work documents the influence of our country on the island nation, but also the many ways Cuba has been a recurring presence in the life and affairs of the U.S. To livestream this event visit MiamiBookFairOnline.com. This event requires a ticket for admission. All in-person events at MBF 2021 will require a ticket for entry. Tickets will be available to Friends of the Fair October 18 and to the general public November 3.…

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

In Conversation: On The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III

Susan Glasser and Peter Baker’s The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III is a study in the acquisition, exercise, and preservation of power in late 20th-century America, and the story of Washington when Washington ran the world. To livestream this event visit MiamiBookFairOnline.com. This event requires a ticket for admission. All in-person events at MBF 2021 will require a ticket for entry. Tickets will be available to Friends of the Fair October 18 and to the general public November 3.…

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

In Conversation: On Baggage: Tales from a Fully Packed Life

Writing about his memoir Baggage: Tales from a Fully Packaged Life, actor and author Alan Cumming warns us that “No one ever fully recovers from their past. There is no cure for it. … that is what this book is about, and for: to remind you not to buy into the Hollywood ending.” Moderated by author Julio Capó Jr., associate professor of history, Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs. To livestream this event visit MiamiBookFairOnline.com.…

Sunday, November 21 @ 12:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Craig Whitlock: On The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War

The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War by Craig Whitlock, an investigative reporter for The Washington Post, is a timely account of how a war that began in 2001 with straightforward, clear goals and near-unanimous public support devolved into a colossal failure. To livestream this event visit MiamiBookFairOnline.com. This event requires a ticket for admission. All in-person events at MBF 2021 will require a ticket for entry. Tickets will be available to Friends of the Fair October 18 and to the general public November 3.…

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

In Conversation: On Wildland: The Making of America’s Fury

After a decade abroad championing America’s foundational moral commitments – the rule of law, the power of truth, and the right of equal opportunity for all – Evan Osnos returned to find that each of these principles was under assault. Reported over six years, Wildland: The Making of America’s Fury illuminates the origins of the anger that has torn these foundational tenets asunder. Moderated by Tom Hudson, WLRN vice president of news and special correspondent. To livestream this event visit MiamiBookFairOnline.com.…

Sunday, November 21 @ 4:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On Our Class: Trauma and Transformation in an American Prison

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges’ Our Class: Trauma and Transformation in an American Prison chronicles in heartbreaking detail the process by which his students in East Jersey State Prison wrote a play that gave words to the grief and suffering they and their families have endured, as well as to their hopes and dreams. Moderated by Daniel Rivero, WLRN reporter and producer. To livestream this event visit MiamiBookFairOnline.com. This event requires a ticket for admission.…

Sunday, November 21 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On Perversion of Justice: The Jeffrey Epstein Story

In Perversion of Justice: The Jeffrey Epstein Story, Miami Herald investigative reporter Julie K. Brown revisits the case of justice-a-la-carte for the billionaire title subject in his case of soliciting prostitution from minors. Her resulting series helped bring about the arrest of Epstein, his main accomplice, and a Trump cabinet member. Moderated by Karen Burkett Rundlet, Knight Foundation Journalism Program director. To livestream this event visit MiamiBookFairOnline.com. This event requires a ticket for admission. All in-person events at MBF 2021 will require a ticket for entry.…

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