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November 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 6:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Property Brothers, Live!

Jonathan and Drew Scott’s Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House is a comprehensive source, covering the ins and outs of buying, selling, and renovating a house, with hundreds of full-color photos throughout. Moderated by Eliott Rodriguez. TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT 10 A.M. Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation. Seating with a ticket is on a “first come, first served” basis.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 7:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

A Morning with Actor and Conservationist, Jane Alexander

In Wild Things, Wild Places, award-winning actor and wildlife conservationist Jane Alexander presents what is being done in conservation and the worlds of science to help the planet’s most endangered species stay alive and thrive. TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT 10 A.M. 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 19, 2016 @ 8:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Claude Monet the Water Lilies: A Conversation

Drawing on letters and memoirs and focusing on this remarkable period in the artist’s life, Ross King‘s Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies gives an intimate portrayal of the artist in all his tumultuous complexity, and firmly places his water lily paintings among the greatest achievements in the history of art. Join King in conversation with his editor at Bloomsbury, George Gibson. TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT 10 A.M. Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Through Space and Time: A Nonfiction Reading

Time Travel is James Gleick‘s mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself.  TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT 10 A.M. 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 19, 2016 @ 10:30 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Afternoon with Dave Barry

Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland is a brilliantly funny exploration of the Sunshine State from the man who knows it best: Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times–bestselling author Dave Barry. TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT 10 A.M. 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 19, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Celebrating Si Lewin with Legendary Comics Artist Art Spiegelman and Abrams ComicArts Editorial Director Charles Kochman

Parade: An Artist’s Odyssey is a celebration of art and the story of recurring war as Si Lewen experienced it over the past 90 years, watching the joyful parades that marked the end of World War I lead into the death marches of World War II and the Korean War. Join editorial director at Abrams ComicArts, Charles Kochman, and comics great Art Spiegelman in a discussion of Si Lewen’s lost classic, newly discovered, remastered, and presented by Spiegelman.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 1:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Special Event: An Evening with Senator Bernie Sanders

In Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In, Senator Bernie Sanders shares his personal experiences from the campaign trail, recounting the details of his historic primary fight. And for the millions looking to continue the political revolution, he outlines a progressive economic, environmental, racial, and social justice agenda that will create jobs, raise wages, protect the environment, and provide healthcare for all―and ultimately transform our country and our world for the better. At this time, there are currently no tickets available for this presentation.

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 5:30 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

A Morning with Dana Perino

In Let Me Tell You about Jasper . . .: How My Best Friend Became America’s Dog, bestselling author Dana Perino tells stories of friends, family, and how America’s love for a dog named Jasper is a place where even political opponents can find common ground. TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT 10 A.M. Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation. Seating with a ticket is on a “first come, first served” basis.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 6:30 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Science of the MInd

In Ordinarily Well: The Case for Anti-Depressants, celebrated psychiatrist and author Dr. Peter D. Kramer examines the growing controversy about the popular medications. Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets is Luke Dittrich‘s haunting story of the most studied individual in the history of neuroscience, a human guinea pig who would teach us much of what we know about memory today. TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT 10 A.M. Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 8:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Afternoon with Astrophysicist Janna Levin in Conversation with Brain Pickings’ Maria Popova

Janna Levin’s Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space is the authoritative story of the headline-making discovery of gravitational waves by an eminent theoretical astrophysicist. Writer, blogger, and critic, Maria Popova is known for her wildly popular blog BrainPickings.org, which features her writing on culture, books, and eclectic subjects off and on the Internet. TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT 10 A.M. Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Hilfigers: A Father and Daughter Talk Life, Love and Success

Bite Me: How Lyme Disease Stole My Childhood, Made Me Crazy, and Almost Killed Me is Ally Hilfiger‘s harrowing story of her struggle to diagnose and overcome the disease that nearly ruined her. Tommy Hilfiger‘s memoir, American Dreamer: My Life in Fashion & Business, is the story of a true American original, told for the first time in his own words, with honesty, humor, and an insatiable appetite for life and style, which proves that, sometimes,…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Afternoon with Susan Faludi

In the Darkroom is Susan Faludi‘s extraordinary inquiry into the meaning of identity in the modern world and in her own haunted family saga, as she learns her estranged father has undergone sex reassignment surgery. With Deirdre Donahue, Contributing Book Editor at AARP. TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT 10 A.M. Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation. Seating with a ticket is on a “first come, first served” basis.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Colson Whitehead in Conversation with Leigh Haber

Award-winning and bestselling Colson Whitehead‘s The Underground Railroad: A Novel chronicles a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom. The most highly anticipated and important literary novel of the year, the story is an odyssey through time as well as space, a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage, and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share. With Leigh Haber, Books Editor for O,

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Two Poets Laureate: A Reading and Conversation

Collected Poems: 1974-2004, by Pulitzer Prize winner and former Poet Laureate of the United States Rita Dove, encompasses thirty years of both personal and political history that moves from the ordinary to the extraordinary. In At the Foundling Hospital, former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky examines personality and culture as improvised from loss in deeply musical poems that reimagine identity and human history. In conversation with Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundation fellow and award-winning poet, Campbell McGrath.…

June 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Sheryl Sandberg in Conversation with Ana Veciana-Suarez

Co-presented with Books & Books Join Sheryl Sandberg, co-author (with Adam Grant) of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilence and Finding Joy in conversation with Ana Veciana-Suarez, as they talk about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks. After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. Her friend Adam, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are steps people can take to recover and even rebound.Option B combines Sheryl’s emotional insights and Adam’s eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity.…

July 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Chris Colfer – Worlds Collide Tour!

#1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer returns on tour for the sixth and final book in The Land of Stories series! Join us for an interactive event that will include: a reading from Chris, audience Q&A, The Land of Stories Trivia, a costume contest, and prizes. This is a ticketed event and a purchase of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide is necessary for entry. Each book purchase gets fans one raffle ticket. Fans in costume will receive an additional raffle ticket.…

November 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Special Event: A Conversation with Dan Rather

With a storied career that has spanned more than six decades, Dan Rather has earned his place as one of the world’s best-known journalists. Rather joined CBS News in 1962. He quickly rose through the ranks, and in 1981, assumed the position of Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS Evening News–a post he held for twenty-four years. His reporting across the network helped turn 60 Minutes into an institution, launched 48 Hours as an innovative news magazine program,…

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Lawrence O’Donnell

Lawrence O’Donnell is the host of The Last Word on MSNBC. Formerly an Emmy Award-winning executive producer and writer for The West Wing, O’Donnell also served as senior advisor to Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY), chief of staff to the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works and the Senate Finance Committee. He is the author of Deadly Force and his writing has appeared in The New York TimesWashington Post,…

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Patti Smith

Patti Smith is a writer, performer, and visual artist. Her memoir Just Kids received a National Book Award, and her recent book M Train is a critically acclaimed New York Times best-seller. Smith was awarded the prestigious title of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres by the French Republic. Her seminal album Horses has been hailed as one of the top one hundred albums of all time, and in 2007 she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.…

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Kwame Alexander, In Conversation with Edwidge Danticat

Kwame Alexander is a poet, speaker, educator, and New York Times bestselling author of twenty-four books, including The Crossover, which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the Most Distinguished Contribution to American Literature for Children. His other works include the novels He Said, She Said and Booked, as well as his nonfiction debut, The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life.…

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Wallace Shawn

A graduate of both Harvard and Oxford University, Wallace Shawn is an Obie Award-winning playwright and a noted stage and screen actor, whose credits include Manhattan, All That Jazz, Star Trek, Gossip Girl, The Princess Bride, and Toy Story. His plays The Designated Mourner and Marie and Bruce have recently been produced as films. He is co-author of the critically acclaimed cult classic movie My Dinner with Andre and author of the plays The Fever,…

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Donna Brazile in Conversation with Ana Navarro

SOLD OUT. At this time, there are no more tickets available for An Evening With Donna Brazile in Conversation with Ana Navarro. Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile is an author, syndicated columnist, television political commentator, Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee, former interim National Chair of the Democratic National Committee, as well as the former chair of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute. During the chaotic 2016 presidential campaign, Democrats turned to Brazile to right the Party’s ship.…

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush

Born into a political dynasty, Barbara and her sister Jenna grew up very much in the public eye. As small children, they watched their grandfather become president of the United States; just twelve years later they stood by their father’s side when he took the same oath. They spent their college years being trailed by the Secret Service and chased by the paparazzi. But the tabloids didn’t tell the whole story. In Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life (Grand Central Publishing),…

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With James McBride

James McBride is an accomplished musician and author of the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird, the #1 bestselling American classic The Color of Water, and the bestsellers Song Yet Sung and Miracle at St. Anna. He is also the author of Kill ’Em and Leave, a James Brown biography. A recipient of the National Humanities Medal in 2016, McBride is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 9:30 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Jason Segel & Kristen MIller

What if you could live your best life? Indulge every desire? A reality so free there are no rules to break and no laws to obey. What if your reality isn’t reality at all, but a virtual game you never want to finish. . . until you realize you’re the one being played. Step into the future with Otherworld. Sponsored by: RSVP Here!…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Michael Buckley

The beloved Sisters Grimm series gets a 10th Anniversary update. Follow the girl-power Grimm sisters as they journey through fractured fairytales with non-stop adventure. Sponsored by: RSVP Here!…

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Michael Buckley

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Gene Yang

Secret Coders: Robots and Repeats brings coding, logic puzzles and page-turning mystery together for another action-packed adventure! This time, the coders are ditching Advanced Chemistry to crack a missing person’s case.   Sponsored by RSVP Here!…

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Gene Yang

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With the National Book Awards Winners and Finalists

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 15, at which the winners will be announced, all Winners and Finalists in the categories of fiction,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Chris Matthews on Bobby Kennedy

Drawing on extensive research and interviews, the host of Hardball, Chris Matthews, returns with Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit, a gripping, in-depth, behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the great figures of the American twentieth century. Overlooked by his father, and overshadowed by his war-hero brother, Bobby Kennedy was the perpetual underdog. But RFK would prove himself to be the rarest of politicians—both a pragmatist who knew how to get the job done and an unwavering idealist who could inspire millions.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

American Perspectives

In One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported, Norman Ornstein explains Trump’s rise and the danger his administration poses to our free institutions. PURCHASE TICKETS TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6 AT 10 A.M. 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 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Walter Isaacson on Leonardo da Vinci

Master biographer Walter Isaacson brings to life the astounding creative genius of Leonardo da Vinci, based on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work. Sponsored by: At this time, there are currently no tickets available for this presentation. If you were unable to obtain tickets, and would like to attend this event, you may come to the event and wait in the “stand-by” line on the first floor of building 3. …

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo

Acclaimed author George Saunders’s latest novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, is set in 1862. The Civil War is less than one-year old. President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. From that seed of historical truth, Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying—an unforgettable imagining of familial loss.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Salman Rushie on The Golden House

Salman Rushdie’s novel The Golden House is a modern American epic set against the panorama of contemporary politics and culture; an eccentric billionaire moves into a cloistered neighborhood in Greenwich Village; and meanwhile, like a bad joke, a comic book villain makes a bid for the White House. At this time, there are currently no tickets available for this presentation. If you were unable to obtain tickets, and would like to attend this event, you may come to the event and wait in the “stand-by” line on the first floor of building 3.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Journalist Katy Tur on the Campaign Trail

Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History is journalist Katy Tur’s darkly comic, fascinatingly bizarre, and often scary story of how America sent a former reality show host to the White House. In Conversation with Tony Dokoupil. At this time, there are currently no tickets available for this presentation. If you were unable to obtain tickets, and would like to attend this event, you may come to the event and wait in the “stand-by” line on the first floor of building 3.…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 10:30 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Perspective on Politics: Nonfiction

In How the Right Lost Its Mind, radio host Charles Sykes presents an impassioned, regretful, and deeply thoughtful account of how the American conservative movement came to lose its values. PURCHASE TICKETS TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6 AT 10 A.M. 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 19, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Van Jones Presents: Beyond the Messy Truth

Political commentator Van Jones offers a blueprint for transforming our collective anxiety into meaningful change, in Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together. Sponsored by: At this time, there are currently no tickets available for this presentation. If you were unable to obtain tickets, and would like to attend this event, you may come to the event and wait in the “stand-by” line on the first floor of building 3. Stand-by line attendees will be admitted to the room on a first-come,…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Obama: An Intimate Portrait

Obama: An Intimate Portrait is the definitive visual biography of Barack Obama’s historic Presidency, captured in unprecedented detail by his White House photographer, Pete Souza—featuring a foreword from the President himself. The collection reproduces Souza’s most iconic photographs, some of which have never been published. These photographs document the most consequential hours of the Presidency—Including the historic image of President Obama and his advisors in the Situation Room during the bin Laden mission—alongside unguarded moments with the President’s family,…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Hiaasen and Turow: Two New Thrillers

In Carl Hiaasen‘s Razor Girl, a lovely and loveable con woman and a disgraced detective team up to find a redneck reality TV star. In Testimony, Scott Turow returns with a page-turning legal thriller about an American prosecutor’s investigation of a refugee camp’s mystifying disappearance. Sponsored by: At this time, there are currently no tickets available for this presentation. If you were unable to obtain tickets, and would like to attend this event,…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Christmas comes early to The Fair with The Man Who Invented Christmas, distributed by Bleecker Street, and coming to theaters everywhere starting Wednesday, November 22nd. The film tells the story of how a broke and desperate Charles Dickens came to write and publish A Christmas Carol, the masterpiece that transformed Christmas into the merry family event we celebrate today. Don’t miss the backstory on how The Man Who Invented Christmas came to be at this panel discussion with the book’s author,…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Two Poets Laureate: A Reading and Conversation

Former U.S. Poets Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Hass and Charles Simic read from their latest books and discuss the necessity of poetry. In A Little Book on Form, Hass examines what makes a poem tick, and how the formal imagination actually operates in poetry. Scribbled in the Dark, Simic’s latest volume, is rich with his signature sardonic sense of humor and piercing social insight in chronicling the human condition from presidents to park benches. In conversation with Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundation fellow,…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

American Histories

Author of Black Hawk Down, Mark Bowden‘s Hue 1968 is the story of the the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the American War in Vietnam. Cultural commentator Kurt Andersen shows how “Fake News” is just the ultimate expression of our national character, in Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History. PURCHASE TICKETS TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6 AT 10 A.M. Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation.…

January 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Ta-Nehisi Coates

Tickets: $30 per person, and include a copy of the book. Books & Books and Miami Book Fair are proud to present AN EVENING WITH TA-NEHISI COATES. The evening is a special presentation of Miami Book Fair and Books & Books who once again join forces to bring the South Florida community an unforgettable encounter with leading-edge authors of note. In 2008, National Book Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates went from believing that a black president was impossible, to being challenged by the sudden prospect of one.…

April 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Giada De Laurentiis in conversation with Della Heiman

Co-presented by Books & Books Tickets: $35.00 – This ticket entitles you to receive one (1) copy of Giada’s new book and entry to the talk on Thursday, April 5, 7:30pm. Seating is general admission so we advise that you arrive early. Giada De Laurentiis’s love of food began at home, at the kitchen table of her Italian family. Born in Rome, Giada grew up in Los Angles eating prosciutto, olive oil, and Parmigiano-Reggiano when other kids were eating peanut butter and jelly on Wonder bread.…

May 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Jon Meacham on The Soul of America: The Battle for our Better Angels

Co-presented by Books & Books Click here to purchase tickets Your ticket purchase ($30 + tax & fees), entitles you entry for two (2) guests to this event + a signed copy of the book. Books to be claimed that evening upon entrance to the event. Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. Our current climate of partisan fury is not new,…

November 2018

Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Tina Brown

Tina Brown is an award-winning writer and editor and founder of the Women in the World Summit. Between 1979 and 2001 she was the editor of Tatler, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker. Her 2007 biography of the Princess of Wales, The Diana Chronicles, topped the New York Times bestseller list. In 2008 she founded the award-winning news site, The Daily Beast. The Vanity Fair Diaries: Power, Wealth, Celebrity, and Dreams: My Years at the Magazine That Defined a Decade (Picador) is the story of an Englishwoman barely out of her twenties who is summoned to New York in hopes that she can save Condé Nast’s troubled new flagship Vanity Fair.

Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty is the author of six international best-selling novels, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist’s Love Story and the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Husband’s Secret and Big Little Lies. The Husband’s Secret has sold over three million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 40 languages. Big Little Lies was adapted into an award-winning series on HBO.…

Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Special Event With Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of nine novels, including Object Lessons, One True Thing and Black and Blue. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections,…

Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

One of today’s leading African writers and scholars, Kenyan-born Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s Wrestling with the Devil: A Prison Memoir (The New Press) is the unforgettable chronicle of the year this brilliant novelist and memoirist, long favored for the Nobel Prize, was thrown in a Kenyan jail without charge. There, he lives in a prison block with eighteen other political prisoners, quarantined from the general prison population. He captures not only the excruciating pain that comes from being cut off from his wife and children,…

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Tayari Jones

New York Times best-selling author Tayari Jones is the author of the novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, and Silver Sparrow, which was added to the NEA Big Read Library of classics in 2016.  A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, her honors include the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Currently, Jones serves on the MFA faculty at Rutgers University. In her latest novel,…

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Special Event With Pete Souza

Pete Souza was the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and the Director of the White House Photo Office. Previously, Souza was an Assistant Professor of Photojournalism at Ohio University, the national photographer for the Chicago Tribune, a freelancer for National Geographic and an Official White House Photographer for President Reagan. His books include the New York Times bestsellers Obama: An Intimate Portrait and The Rise of Barack Obama.…

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin’s interest in leadership began more than half a century ago, when LBJ asked her to help him write his memoirs. That project would propel Goodwin into a decades-long career as a presidential biographer. Her books include the bestselling Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, the Pulitzer Prize–winning No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, and the runaway bestseller Team of Rivals, which was the basis for Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning film Lincoln.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With April Ryan

April Ryan has been a White House correspondent since 1997 and is the Washington, D.C., Bureau Chief for the American Urban Radio Networks. In addition, she can be seen almost daily as a political analyst for CNN. She has been featured in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Elle magazines as well as the New York Times, Washington Post, and Politico, to name a few, and has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Anderson Cooper 360,…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Megan McDonald

Beloved heroine Judy Moody discovers that she might have royal blood! But what will she do about those other pesky family secrets? Find out in Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Jacqueline Woodson

In Harbor Me, six kids meet weekly to talk about what’s bothering them, with no adults to listen in. Together, they can express their feelings and fears, and grow braver and more ready for the rest of their lives.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With the National Book Awards Winners and Finalists

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, at which the winners will be announced, Winners and Finalists in the categories of fiction, nonfiction,…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Russian Roulette

MICHAEL ISIKOFF’s and DAVID CORN’s Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump tells the incredible, harrowing account of how American democracy was hacked by Moscow as part of a covert operation to influence the U.S. election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 29, 2018 at 10 A.M. Click here to purchase tickets! Free tickets will be required for admission to this presentation.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Simon Winchester Presented by The Leon Levy Center for Biography

In Simon Winchester’s The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World, the revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement—precision. As psychologically thrilling as it is historically seminal, Stacy Schiff’s The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem unveils the first great American mystery—the Salem Witch Hysteria—for the first time. TICKETS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 29,…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Gopnick and Mendelsohn: Nonfiction Readings

Adam Gopnik’s At the Strangers’ Gate: Arrivals in New York captures the romance of New York City in the 1980s. Daniel Mendelsohn’s memoir, An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic is a deeply moving tale of a father and son’s transformative journey in reading—and reliving—Homer’s epic masterpiece. 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,…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Sonia Sotomayor & Juan Felipe Herrera in Conversation

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera will engage in a one-of-a-kind conversation for children with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor about her life, her autobiography for middle-schoolers, The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor, and the picture-book version, Turning Pages: My Life Story, available in Spanish as Pasando Páginas. These two inspirational powerhouses will talk about their journeys to become the first Latinos to hold their respective positions. It’s a conversation you cannot miss!…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Three Masters of their Forms

David Grann’s The White Darkness tells a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic. The master of legal fiction, John Grisham, presents The Reckoning, which ranges from the Jim Crow South to the jungles of the Philippines during World War II; from an insane asylum filled with secrets to the courtroom where a killer’s defense attorney will try desperately to save him. Hampton Sides’ history On Desperate Ground: The Battle of Chosin Reservoir,

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 @ 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,…

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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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,…

Thursday, November 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Louise Penny: Kingdom of the Blind

Co-presented by Books & Books Tickets available now! The new Chief Inspector Gamache novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. When a peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse, the former head of the Sûreté du Québec discovers that a complete stranger has named him one of the executors of her will. Still on suspension, and frankly curious, Gamache accepts and soon learns that the other two executors are Myrna Landers, the bookseller from Three Pines,…

September 2019

Monday, September 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Rick Ross presents his memoir, Hurricanes

Co-presented by Books & Books Tickets available now! The highly-anticipated memoir from hip-hop icon Rick Ross chronicles his coming of age amid Miami’s crack epidemic, his star-studded controversies, and his unstoppable rise to fame. Making an exclusive appearance in the city that shaped him, Rick Ross will be in conversation with a soon-to-be-announced moderator. The event is held in partnership with the Miami Book Fair.  Rick Ross is an indomitable presence in the music industry, but few people know the full story behind his rise to fame.…

November 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Amicus Live @ Miami Book Fair!

Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate and the host of the podcast Amicus. She writes Supreme Court Dispatches and has covered the Microsoft trial and other legal issues for Slate. Before joining Slate as a freelancer in 1999, she worked for a family law firm in Reno, Nevada. Her work has appeared in the New Republic, Elle, the Ottawa Citizen, and the Washington Post. She is co-author of Me v. Everybody: Absurd Contracts for an Absurd World,…

Sunday, November 17, 2019 @ 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,…

Sunday, November 17, 2019 @ 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.…

Monday, November 18, 2019 @ 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.…

Monday, November 18, 2019 @ 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.…

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 9:30 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. But it’s hard to get your come up when you’re labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. On the Come Up is an ode to hip hop from one of the most influential literary voices of a generation. Moderated by Marva Hinton. Sponsored by  …

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

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.…

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Ridley Pearson

In Super Sons: The Foxglove Mission, Jon Kent and Damian “Ian” Wayne, the respective sons of Superman and Batman, are on the run with their new teammate, Candace. While their quests threaten to divide the three of them, it’s only through teamwork and trust that they can succeed. Sponsored by   …

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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).…

December 2019

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Mario Vargas Llosa en conversación con Jorge Ramos

Co-presented by Books & Books SOLD OUT! La compra de un boleto admite (1) un invitado en el evento e incluye (1) un libro. Por favor llegue temprano, los asientos son limitados. Los libros se distribuirán la noche del evento. Conoce a Mario Vargas Llosa—autor de Tiempo recios Una historia de conspiraciones políticas e intereses encontrados durante la Guerra Fría. Una mentira que pasó por verdad y cambió el devenir de América Latina. «¿Era la historia esa fantástica tergiversación de la realidad?» Guatemala,…

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