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November 2019

Thursday, November 21 @ 7:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Identidad y postnacionalismo en la cultura cubana: lo nuevo de Aduana Vieja

La editorial española Aduana Vieja, fundada en 2003, se especializa en una línea de estudios culturales y de literatura cubana de la diáspora y el exilio. La catedrática e investigadora española Laura Alonso Gallo dirige la Colección de Estudios Culturales de la editorial y presenta Reading Cuba. Identidad y postnacionalismo. Alfredo Pong es arquitecto y humorista gráfico. Ha dedicado gran parte de su vida a estudiar y documentar la presencia de los cantoneses en la capital de Cuba,…

Thursday, November 21 @ 8:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Ensayos para entender los tiempos que vivimos

La ensayista y periodista venezolana Carol Prunhuber presenta su libro Sangre y asfalto: 135 días en las calles de Venezuela (Kalathos), una crónica de los sucesos acaecidos entre abril y agosto de 2017, cuando en Venezuela estallaron múltiples protestas contra el régimen actual. Luciano Galup es un investigador, periodista, docente y especialista en medios sociales nacido en Argentina. Llega a la feria con Big Data & política (Penguin Random House), un libro que analiza el cada vez más importante papel que desempeñan,…

Friday, November 22 @ 10:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

National Book Foundation Presents the Teen Press Conference

High school students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools play the role of reporters as they direct questions to nominees for the 2019 National Book Award in Young People’s Literature. Students participating as citizen journalists have been pre-selected. This session is open to those who would like to watch the event in action! Featured Authors: • Kwame Alexander & Kadir Nelson, The Undefeated • Laura Ruby, Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All • Martin W. Sandler, 1919: The Year that Changed America • Hal Schrieve,…

Friday, November 22 @ 12:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author George O’Connor

Thrown from Mount Olympus as a newborn, Hephaistos has an aptitude for forging exquisite gifts and weapons, which earn him a seat back in the heavens. But he is not treated equal. Witness his wrath in Hephaistos: God of Fire as he creates a plan that will win him the respect he deserves.…

Friday, November 22 @ 7:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Exploraciones Poéticas

La poeta y promotora cultural nicaragüense Rubí Arana nos ofrece Homenaje a la tierra (Betania), obra que expresa en lenguaje lírico sus preocupaciones por el mundo en que vivimos. Miguel Falquez Certain, poeta, narrador, dramaturgo y traductor colombiano residente en Nueva York, presenta Hipótesis de un sueño. Antología personal (New York Poetry Press). Jorge García de la Fe es poeta, ensayista, profesor universitario y editor. Nacido en Cuba y residente en Chicago, llega con Caminos de imposesión (Beisman Press),…

Friday, November 22 @ 8:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Una noche con Leonardo Padura / An Evening With Leonardo Padura

Narrador, ensayista, guionista y periodista cubano, Leonardo Padura es autor de más de veinte títulos, ha sido traducido a veintiocho lenguas, ha ganado importantes reconocimientos literarios como el Premio Raymond Chandler 2009; el Roger Caillois 2011; el Nacional de Literatura de Cuba 2012 y el Princesa de Asturias de las Letras 2015. Es autor, además, de obras como El hombre que amaba a los perros y La novela de mi vida. Varios de sus títulos han sido llevados al cine.…

Saturday, November 23 @ 12:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson on The Undefeated

Nominated for a 2019 National Book Award, Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson’s children’s book The Undefeated, is a poem and love letter to black life in the United States. Alexander and Nelson will be joined by singer-songwriter Randy Preston. All ages welcome. Sponsored by    …

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

Elvis Duran on Where Do I Begin?

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

Saturday, November 23 @ 11:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Patrick Deneen on Why Liberalism Failed

In Why Liberalism Failed, Patrick Deneen offers an astringent warning that the centripetal forces now at work on our political culture are not superficial flaws but inherent features of a system whose success is generating its own failure.…

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

American Histories

In Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago, and the Rise of America’s Xanadu, Les Standiford tells the history of this landscape and the lives of the rich, the famous and the infamous. Historian Dr. Douglas Brinkley’s American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race takes a fresh look at the space program, and America’s race to the moon. Brad Meltzer’s The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington, tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that illuminates the origins of America’s counterintelligence movement.…

Saturday, November 23 @ 2:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Readings From Three Novels

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Leonard Pitts Jr.’s  novel The Last Thing You Surrender tells a tale of race and war, as it follows three characters from the Jim Crow South facing the enormous changes World War II triggers in the United States. William Kent Krueger’s Ordinary Grace tells the story of a young man, a small town, and murder in the summer of 1961. In her novel More News Tomorrow, Susan Richards Shreve offers a thrilling and richly drawn family drama about a daughter’s quest to understand her mother’s mysterious death.…

Saturday, November 23 @ 4:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

How We Got Here: Darryl Pinckney on Busted in New York

In the collection Busted in New York and Other Essays, Darryl Pinckney offers a view of our recent racial history that blends the social and the personal — as it wonders how we arrived at our current moment.…

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

Two Memoirs: A Reading

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

Saturday, November 23 @ 6:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Una tarde con el Dr. Leonel Fernández

Presidente de la República Dominicana en tres períodos constitucionales no consecutivos (1996-2000, 2004-2008 y 2008-2012), el Dr. Leonel Fernández llega a la Feria para presentar Ideas en conflicto: diálogo póstumo entre Juan Bosch y John Bartlow Martin, publicado por Funglode, en el que el autor imagina, a partir de libros y documentos, el posible diálogo póstumo del expresidente dominicano Juan Bosch y el exembajador de Estados Unidos durante los años del ascenso al poder del primero y la revuelta popular de 1965.…

Sunday, November 24 @ 8:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Chef Aarón Sánchez: Life lessons

In Where I Come From, Life Lessons from a Latino Chef, Aarón Sánchez, America’s most prominent Latino chef, shares the story behind his food, his family, and his professional journey.…

Sunday, November 24 @ 12:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

In Their Own Words: A Reading

Amanda Yates Garcia’s Initiated, is both a memoir and a manifesto on witchcraft, peppered with mythology, tales of the goddesses and magical women throughout history, it stands squarely at the intersection of witchcraft and feminism. In her memoir Ordinary Girls, Jaquira Diaz writes of growing up caught between extremes in housing projects in Miami Beach and Puerto Rico. Spanning from 1960s Hawai’i to the present-day struggle of a young woman mourning the loss of a father,…

Sunday, November 24 @ 1:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Mary Norris, Comma Queen

Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen is a charming account of Mary Norris’s lifelong love affair with words, the Greek language, and her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo. In conversation with Roxanne Coady, host of Just the Right Book, a LitHub Radio podcast.…

Sunday, November 24 @ 2:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Bobby Hundreds on A Life in Streetwear

This Is Not a T-Shirt: A Brand, a Culture, a Community a Life in Streetwear tells the story of The Hundreds and the precepts that made it an iconic streetwear brand, by Bobby Hundreds himself. In conversation with Asanyah Davidson, chairperson, Miami Fashion Institute at Miami Dade College.…

Sunday, November 24 @ 3:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Readings From Nonfiction

In Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest, Hanif Abdurraqib traces the seminal rap group’s creative career. In his smart and funny memoir, What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker, Damon Young explores the ever-shifting definitions of what it means to be Black and male in America. …

Sunday, November 24 @ 4:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Storm Warning: Memoir

In Mostly Sunny: How I Learned to Keep Smiling Through the Raniest of Days, Fox & Friends meteorologist Janice Dean reveals obstacles she’s faced that could have severely impacted any professional woman’s career, from online trolls to health issues to abusive and sexist bosses.…

Sunday, November 24 @ 5:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On Mindfulness

Sharon Salzberg’s Real Love offers a creative toolkit of mindfulness exercises, meditation techniques, and interactive applications that will guide readers to find a truer meaning of love. Salzberg will be in conversation with Scott Rogers, founder of the University of Miami School of Law’s Mindfulness in Law Program. Sponsored by…

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