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November 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 5:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

EXILE + Fjords Art and Lit Book Lounge

Unwind at the Street Fair and find inspiration while browsing through a selection of artist’s books and hand-picked art and literary magazines. For a detailed schedule of events taking place in the lounge, stop by the space or check out @exilebooks.…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 5:30 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

A Reporter’s Journey

Pulitzer Prize-winner, and the longest-jailed correspondent for protecting her sources, Judith Miller turns her reporting skills on herself with the intensity of her professional vocation, in The Story: A Reporter’s Journey.…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 6:30 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Dark Chapters in History

Ben Mezrich, author of Bringing down the House, presents a true story of ambition, wealth, betrayal, and murder, in Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs. One of history’s most remarkable acts of vengeance is revealed in Eric Bogosian’s Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide.…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 8:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

First Families

Celebrity in Chief: A History of the Presidents and the Culture of Stardom, from White House correspondent and presidential historian Kenneth T. Walsh, takes a detailed and comprehensive look at the history of America’s presidents as “celebrities in chief” since the beginning of the Republic. Peter Slevin tells the inspiring story of a modern American icon in Michele Obama: A Life.…

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Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 9:30 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Ray Kelly on A Life of Service

Two-time New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly opens up about his remarkable life, taking us inside fifty years of law enforcement leadership, in Vigilance: My Life Serving America and Protecting Its Empire City.…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 10:30 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Civil War Stories: Non Fiction

From Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winner, T.J. Stiles comes Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, a new biography of General George Armstrong Custer that radically changes our view of the man and his turbulent times. Karen Abbott, the “pioneer of sizzle history,” according to USA Today, tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War, in Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War.…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

An Afternoon with Sister Souljah

In A Moment of Silence, New York Times bestselling author Lisa “Sister Souljah” Williamson returns to the story of Midnight, a young man searching for love and fulfillment across the globe.…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Calling All Cats — and Cat People! Jackson Galaxy is in the House

Jackson Galaxy, the star of Animal Planet’s My Cat from Hell, teaches cat guardians everywhere how to design their homes in a way that solves common cat behavioral problems in Catify to Satisfy: Simple Design Solutions for Creating a Feline-Friendly Home (Tarcher).…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 5:30 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Depression and Anxiety, Examined

Sponsored by Liebe and Seth Gadinsky. Drawing on his own longstanding battle with anxiety, Scott Stossel presents a moving and revelatory account of a condition that affects some 40 million Americans in My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind. The Noonday Demon by Andrew Solomon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms.…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 6:30 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

True Tales of Three Cities

Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink is a biography of the seductive and chaotic city of Rio de Janeiro from prizewinning journalist and Brazilian native Juliana Barbassa. David Maraniss’s Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story, portrays Detroit in 1963 — at the top of its game, but poised for collapse. In Water to the Angels: William Mulholland,…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 8:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The World Over: History and Politics

Gerald Posner’s God’s Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican traces the political intrigue and inner workings of the Catholic Church. Prize-winning historian and best-selling author of D-Day and Stalingrad, Antony Beevor, reconstructs a momentous battle of World War II in, Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge.…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 9:30 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Sonia Manzano and Edwidge Danticat: A Conversation

In Edwidge Danticat’s novel, Untwine, a woman wakes in a hospital, injured and unable to speak or move, and revisits her past in order to determine if she has a future worth recovering for. In Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx, one of America’s most influential Latinas, Sonia Manzano — the actress who played ‘Maria’ on Sesame Street — delivers a beautifully wrought coming-of-age memoir. And in Miracle on 133rd St, Manzano has cooked up a children’s tale about how the simplest things — like the tantalizing smell of Christmas dinner and the sharing of it —can become a holiday miracle.…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 10:30 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Two Trailblazers in Music

Doctor Dread, one of Jamaican music’s most colorful characters takes readers on a Rasta ride, in The Half That’s Never Been Told: The Real-Life Reggae Adventures of Doctor Dread. The Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice, and Liberty City is Luther Campbell’s raw and powerful true story of how one man invented Southern Hip-Hop, saved the First Amendment, and became a role model for his disenfranchised Miami neighborhood—living proof that one person can make a difference in the world.…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On Abraham and Other Lawyers

One of the world’s best-known attorneys, Alan M. Dershowitz, gives a no-holds-barred history of Jewish lawyers, from the biblical Abraham through modern-day advocates who have changed the world by challenging the status quo, in Abraham: The World’s First (But Certainly Not Last) Jewish Lawyer.…

November 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Encuentro con José Kozer

An evening with Cuban poet José Kozer. Una noche especial con el gran poeta cubano, ganador del Premio de Poesía Pablo Neruda 2013. José Kozer enseñó español y literatura en lengua castellana en Queens College, CUNY, de 1965 a 1997. Su vasta obra ha aparecido en revistas y periódicos, a la vez que ha sido estudiada en varias tesinas y tesis doctorales. Entre sus últimos libros se encuentran Indicios, Parlamentos del nonagenario y Bajo este cien.…

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Noche de poesía con Rubí Arana, Ena Columbié, Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, María Elena Díaz de Villegas y Rodolfo Häsler

Poetry night sharing the new works of renowned Latin American poets Rubí Arana, Ena Columbié, Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, María Elena Díaz de Villegas and Rodolfo Häsler Una cita para disfrutar de las nuevas obras de Rubí Arana, poeta y promotora cultural nicaragüense residente en Miami desde 1974 quien presenta Rubíes; Ena Columbié, poeta, escritora, artista plástica y fotógrafa cubana radicada en Miami,…

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Nivaria Tejera: Memoria y Celebración, con Madeline Cámara, María Elena Blanco, María Hernández-Ojeda y José Prats Sariol

Tribute and celebration of Cuban poet and novelist Nivaria Tejera, with Madeline Cámara, María Elena Blanco, María Hernández and José Prats Sariol La Feria del Libro de Miami rinde homenaje y celebra la obra de la gran poeta, ensayista y novelista cubana Nivaria Tejera, fallecida el pasado enero. Con Madeline Cámara, ensayista y crítica literaria cubana, quien ha recibido las becas Rockefeller y Fulbright;

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Conversaciones Transatlánticas: La guerra civil española desde la ficción narrativa, con María Bonilla, Fermín Goñi y Carlos Gámez

Transatlantic Conversations: a dialogue on the Spanish Civil War in literature among authors from both sides of the ocean, with María Bonilla, Fermín Goñi and Carlos Gámez La Feria de Miami vuelve a presentar sus Conversaciones Transatlánticas, un diálogo enriquecedor entre escritores de ambos lados del océano. Este año, en conmemoración de los 80 años del comienzo de la Guerra Civil Española, conversamos sobre el conflicto bélico en la literatura.…

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 5:00 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 act as journalists, posing questions to the Finalists for the 2016 National Book Award in Young People’s Literature. Since 1998, the Teen Press Conference has taken place at various literary landmarks in New York, including the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Scholastic Auditorium, Brooklyn Borough Hall, and now for the second year, at the Miami Book Fair!…

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 7:30 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

George O’Connor

Mighty Apollo is known as the god of the sun, but there’s more to this Olympian than a bright smile and a shining chariot. Dive into the myths of Apollo’s son Asclepius, the unrequited love of Daphne, the giant snake, Python and much more in Apollo: The Brilliant One. RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Homenaje a Borges, con Pablo Brescia, Cristina Bulacio e Ilan Stavans.

Homage to Jorge Luis Borges on the 30th anniversary of his death. With Pablo Brescia, Cristina Bulacio and Ilan Stavans. In partnership with Letra Urbana cultural magazine. Una noche de recuerdos, homenaje y celebración del inmenso Borges y su obra. Tres valiosos escritores y pensadores presentarán algunos de los varios Borges que podemos leer. Pablo Brescia, escritor y profesor, autor de Borges. Cinco especulaciones y Modelos y prácticas en el cuento hispanoamericano: Arreola, Borges, Cortázar;…

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Confesiones de conversos, con Roberto Ampuero y Mauricio Rojas. Presentados por Carlos Alberto Montaner

Chilean authors Roberto Ampuero and Mauricio Rojas share their journey on shifting political ideologies. Los autores chilenos Roberto Ampuero y Mauricio Rojas presentan Diálogo de conversos, una obra que refleja su evolución política desde el marxismo de los años sesenta a las ideas liberales que hoy profesan. Ambos recuerdan su pasado y los errores de los radicalismos, e invitan a extraer lecciones de esa historia para recuperar el profundo sentido de la amistad cívica en que se basa la democracia.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 5:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Lois Lowry Looks Back

In Lois Lowry’s memoir, Looking Back: A Book of Memories, the two-time Newbery Medalist recounts the pivotal moments that inspired her writing, describing how they magically turned into fiction along the complicated passageway called life.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 6:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Brad Meltzer’s Secrets: A Reading

In Brad Meltzer’s mystery novel, The House of Secrets, a woman who suffers a traumatic brain and diminished memory finds herself embroiled in the FBI investigation of a corpse found with a book that belonged to Benedict Arnold stuffed in its chest.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 7:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Jon Scieszka Brings Einstein to Miami

In Jon Scieszka’s children’s novel, Frank Einstein and the EvoBlaster Belt, kid-genius Frank finds himself in competition with his archrival T. Edison over Frank’s newest invention: the EvoBlaster Belt, which allows the user to evolve and devolve into other forms of life.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 8:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Senator Bob Graham on Democracy

Senator Bob Graham presents the latest edition of America, the Owner’s Manual: You Can Fight City Hall – and Win, a timely, hands-on guide demonstrating how citizens can bring about real change in their communities.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 8:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Road to Marriage Equality

Learn about the road to marriage equality from Kevin Cathcart, former executive director of Lambda Legal, the leading public interest LGBT law firm, and co-editor of Love Unites Us; esteemed historian Lillian Faderman, author most recently of The Gay Revolution, and Miami attorney, Elizabeth Schwartz, author of Before I Do. Moderated by journalist Steve Rothaus, who covers gay and lesbian issues for the Miami Herald.  …

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Keeping It Sharp, and Funny, with Patty Marx

Former Saturday Night Live writer and New Yorker staffer Patty Marx uses her sharp-edged humor to tackle the most difficult facet of aging: the mind’s decline, in her book of essays, Let’s Be Less Stupid: An Attempt to Maintain My Mental Faculties.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

An Afternoon with Candice Millard

Candice Millard’s biography, Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill, is a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill’s extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 5:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

A Morning with the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Appointed by the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and the Children’s Book Council as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, multi-award-winning Gene Yang’s comic for children, Paths and Portals (Secret Coders), combines logic puzzles, basic programming instruction and a mystery plot: a group of students discover a secret underground classroom once dedicated to unraveling the secrets of coding, but why are the rugby team and the Principal suddenly so interested? Moderated by co-editor of PW Comics World and Senior News editor of Publishers Weekly,…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 6:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The World Over: Tales of Travel

Blending travel literature and history, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro‘s Island People: The Caribbean and the World offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of Caribbean society, culture, and politics. Thirteen of National Book Award-winner and trailblazing war journalist Bob Shacochis’s travel and adventure essays are collected for the first time, in Kingdoms in the Air: Dispatches from the Far Away. In The Joys of Travel: And Stories That Illuminate Them, veteran travel writer Thomas Swick reflects on what he has identified as “the seven joys of travel.”…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 7:30 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Truth and Consequences: A Reading from Three Novels

Pulitzer Prize-winning Robert Olen Butler‘s latest novel is Perfume River, an exquisite exploration of family ties and the legacy of the Vietnam War through the portrait of a single North Florida family. Juan Gabriel Vasquez’s Reputations is a novel about a powerful political cartoonist who is paid a visit from a woman who forces him to reevaluate his life and work. From the universally admired, award-winning author, Ha Jin, comes The Boat Rocker,…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

American Revolutions of the 20th Century

In Give Us The Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, Ari Berman charts both the transformation of American democracy under the Voting Rights Amendment and the counterrevolution that has sought to limit it. Clara Bingham’s Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul is the electrifying story of the turbulent year the sixties ended, and America teetered on the edge of revolution.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:30 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

National Security: America and Russia in the 21st Century

Part prescription and part memoir, Security Mom: An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home is an exceptional view of America’s security concerns by Juliette Kayyem, a leading government Homeland Security advisor, Pulitzer Prize–finalist columnist, CNN analyst, and mother of three, who delivers a message and a plan: security begins at home. In The New Tzar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin, Steven Lee Myers recounts Putin’s origins—from his childhood of abject poverty in Leningrad,…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Paper: A Cultural History with Mark Kurlansky

Paper: Paging Through History from Mark Kurlansky, author of Cod and Salt, is a definitive history of paper and the astonishing ways it has shaped today’s world.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 1:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Cita con Laura Esquivel Mexican author Laura Esquivel on her new novel and her work

In Spanish / en español (Presented in Spanish with translation into English) Una cálida conversación con la narradora mexicana Laura Esquivel, cuya primera novela, Como agua para chocolate (1989), resultó un éxito, lo mismo que su adaptación cinematográfica. Este año nos ofrece El diario de Tita, segunda parte de una trilogía que inició con su libro debut, y el sitio sagrado donde se mezclan todos los ingredientes de una gran novela junto con los destellos espirituales característicos de la autora.…

March 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Mirta Ojito at the FLYiFest Local Ideas Festival

Join us for a talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mirta Ojito, a Cuban-born author and journalist. She has written two nonfiction books, Finding Mañana: A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus, a book about her journey to the U.S. as a teenager in the Mariel boatlift, and Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town, the true story of an immigrant’s murder that turned a quaint village on the Long Island shore into ground zero in the war on immigration.…

November 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Cultura dominicana, de la A a la Z

La Feria del Libro de Miami presenta el Diccionario cultural dominicano, del escritor y cineasta Jimmy Sierra, con la presencia del expresidente Dr. Leonel Fernández Reyna, quien prologó la obra. El libro ofrece una cosmovisión del mundo cultural de la República Dominicana, desde sus orígenes hasta nuestros días. Abarca música, danza, literatura, pintura, arquitectura y escultura, así como cine, folclor y otros aspectos del mundo cultural. Patrocinado por: Con el apoyo de la Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Poetas en Miami

Una noche de poesía con la poeta y narradora cubana Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, quien presenta su obra ganadora del Premio Paz de Poesía 2016 Miami Century Fox; el escritor, periodista y músico peruano Julio Llerena con El sol en la niebla, donde la ciudad de Lima aparece como escenario, y el poeta y periodista cubanoamericano Alberto Muller que llega con Cierro mis ojos y escribo estos poemas, libro dedicado íntegramente a los invidentes. Patrocinado por:…

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Una velada literaria entre amigos

La reconocida periodista cubana Olga Connor presenta su obra El arte de la entrevista, en la que compila diálogos con importantes autores universales, como Yevgueni Yevtushenko, Bill Clinton, Octavio Paz, Almudena Grandes, Ellen Goodman o Lydia Cabrera. El escritor, actor, guionista y director cinematográfico Enrique Pineda Barnet llega desde Cuba con El juicio de la quimbumbia, una pieza dramática que convierte a los actores en público y al público en actores. Patrocinado por:…

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Versos compartidos

Un grupo de poetas cubanos comparte con el público sus más recientes producciones literarias: Lizette Espinosa, ganadora del International Latino Book Awards 2014, presenta su poemario Por la ruta del agua; el narrador, poeta y crítico literario, finalista del Premio Letras de Oro, Luis González Cruz entrega Sonsoneto, obra que rompe con muchos moldes de la poesía tradicional, y Pablo Medina, narrador, poeta y académico ganador de la Beca Guggenheim entre otros galardones, llega con Soledades,…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 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 Finalists for the 2017 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: Samantha Mabry, Ibi Zoboi, Robin Benway. Hosted by New York Times bestselling author Peter Lerangis. Sponsored by:…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Peter Lerangis

In Max Tilt: Fire the Depths, Max’s great-great-great grandfather happens to be Jules Verne. When Max discovers Jules’ unpublished manuscript contains a key to a valuable treasure, it’s a race against time and foes. RSVP Here!…

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Peter Lerangis

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Transformando vidas con el Dr. Juan

Un encuentro para aprender a sentirse mejor con el doctor Juan Rivera, médico internista, líder indiscutido en temas de salud en la comunidad hispana, quien presenta Consulta con Dr. Juan. Santo remedio, una obra que contiene remedios caseros y consejos para aliviar molestias y mejorar la salud. Patrocinado por:…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Panel: 50 años de Cien años de soledad

La Feria del Libro de Miami y la revista digital Letra Urbana rinden homenaje al medio siglo de la obra cumbre del Premio Nobel Gabriel García Márquez con este conversatorio integrado por el narrador, columnista y guionista colombiano Juan Carlos Botero, ganador del Premio Juan Rulfo; el doctor en Lenguas y Literaturas hispánicas, investigador y narrador argentino Pablo Brescia y Suzanne Jill Levine, renombrada traductora de literatura contemporánea latinoamericana y profesora en la Universidad de California de Santa Bárbara.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Kids’ Keynote: Ambassador of Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang!

Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Yang is back at Miami Book Fair to do what he does best: combine science and escapades into a funny, enthralling romp, filled with robots, coding, sleuthing and non-stop action. This year, Yang also presents his Reading Without Walls Challenge. Can you rise to meet it? Here’s your chance to find out, plus talk coding, science, writing, and reading with an author and Ambassador who turns reading and learning into non-stop adventures! Sponsored by:…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Good Tech/Bad Tech

In World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech, Franklin Foer reveals the existential threat posed by big tech, and in his brilliant polemic gives us the toolkit to fight their pervasive influence. Jonathan Taplin’s Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy is a stinging polemic that traces the destructive monopolization of the Internet and proposes a new future for artists. Sponsored by:…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Putin & Gorbachev: Russia Explained Through Biography

Perhaps the best way to understand Russia is by understanding the men who have led it. Join two master biographers as they discuss two of modern day Russia’s most fascinating and influential leaders:  New York Times reporter and biographer Steven Lee Myers, author of The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin, and William Taubman, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and author of Gorbachev: His Life and Times. Moderated by Kai Bird, Executive Director of the Leon Levy Center for Biography at CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Storm Warning: Bryan Norcross on Hurricane Andrew

Meteorologist Bryan Norcross presents My Hurricane Andrew Story: The story behind the preparation, the terror, the resilience, and the renowned TV coverage of the Great Hurricane of 1992. Sponsored by:…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On Youth and Family: Essay and Memoir

Annabelle Gurwitch‘s new hysterically funny and slylyinsightful essay collection is Wherever You Go, There They Are: Stories About My Family You Might Relate To. In her debut essay collection, Would Everybody Please Stop?: Reflections on Life and Other Bad Ideas, humorist and performer Jenny Allen reports from the potholes midway through life’s journey. With sidesplitting commentary, Steve Rushin creates a vivid picture of the 70s, a decade of wild youth, cultural rebirth, and the meaning of parental,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Live Your Best Book: A Reading

In Ann Hood‘s memoir, Morningstar: Growing Up with Books, she recounts how she learned to channel her imagination, ambitions, and curiosity by devouring ever-growing stacks of books. My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues, is New York Times Book Review Editor Pamela’s Paul’s memoir about her reading journal, and what her reading choices reveal about her own story. Poetry Will Save Your Life is an unconventional and inventive coming-of-age memoir organized around fifty-one remarkable poems by poets,…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Woody Allen and Film: A Biography

Woody Allen biographer Eric Lax follows the legendary director throughout the creation of a film—from  inception to premiere, and presents his reflections on some of the finest artists in the history of cinema. From Start To Finish: Woody Allen and the Art of Moviemaking.

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Madison Smartt Bell on Behind the Moon

11:00 a.m. / Rm. 2106 (Bldg. 2, 1st Floor) Madison Smartt Bell‘s latest novel is the metaphysical thriller Behind the Moon, in which a girl fleeing from a violent sexual encounter in the desert tumbles into a cave and falls into a fever dream inspired by ancient drawings on the cave walls. In conversation with City Lights Editor Elaine Katzenberger.

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Fiction: Readings from New Works

Chantel Acevedo’s latest work of historical fiction, The Living Infinite, is based on the true story of the Spanish princess Eulalia, an outspoken firebrand at the Bourbon court during the troubled and decadent final years of her family’s reign. Cristina García‘s novel, Here in Berlin, is a portrait of a city through snapshots, an excavation of the stories and ghosts of contemporary Berlin—its complex, troubled past still pulsing in the air as it was during World War II.…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Eileen Myles on the Pleasure and Pain of Pets

Following the death of Eileen Myles’s beloved pit-bull Rosie, Myles launches a heartfelt and fabulist investigation into the true nature of the bond between pet and pet-owner, in Afterglow (a dog memoir).…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Masterful Short Stories

Dan Wakefield is editor of Kurt Vonnegut: Complete Stories, a collection of Vonnegut’s short fiction, including five never before published stories. Jim Shepard’s short story collection The World to Come offers ten stories that span borders and centuries with unrivaled mastery.…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

A Conversation on Haiti and the Photography of Thony Belizaire

Award-winning Producer/Director of the documentary on James Baldwin, I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck, in conversation with Edwidge Danticat, Yanick Lahens, and Russell Banks on Haiti and the photography of Thony Belizaire.…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Encuentro con Jorge Edwards

In Spanish with translation into English Un broche de oro para nuestra edición 2017 con la presentación del escritor, ensayista y diplomático chilenoespañol Jorge Edwards, ganador del Premio Nacional de Literatura de Chile 1994 y del Premio Cervantes de Literatura en 1999, entre otros muchos reconocimientos y galardones. Edwards, intelectual latinoamericano que cuestionó la revolución cubana en su libro Persona non grata, presentará sus nuevas obras: la novela La última hermana y Prosas infiltradas,…

February 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Mark Epstein: Advice Not Given

FREE TICKETS REQUIRED – click here Our ego, and its accompanying sense of nagging self-doubt as we work to be bigger, better, smarter, and more in control, is one affliction we all share. And while our ego claims to have our best interests at heart, in its never-ending pursuit of attention and power, it sabotages the very goals it sets to achieve. In Advice Not Given, renowned psychiatrist and author Dr. Mark Epstein reveals how Buddhism and Western psychotherapy,…

November 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Homenaje a José Lorenzo Fuentes

La Feria del Libro de Miami rinde un homenaje póstumo al gran escritor cubano José Lorenzo Fuentes, autor de Después de la gaviotaobra que recibió una mención en el Concurso Casa de las Américas de 1968. Con la participación de su hija, la artista plástica Gloria Lorenzo, el periodista Luis Agüero y el escritor Carlos Velazco, coordinados por el periodista Luis de la Paz.…

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Imprescindibles de la dramaturgia cubana

In Spanish with translation into English Iván Acosta presenta la edición del 40mo aniversario de El super (Ediciones La Palma) y su nueva obra Con una canción cubana en el corazón (Un-Gyve Press). Antón Arrufat recibió en 2000 el Premio Nacional de Literatura de Cuba. Matías Montes Huidobro recibió, entre otros, el Premio Anderson Imbert. Arrufat y Montes Huidobro presentan sus respectivas antologías tituladas Teatro completo (Hypermedia) y Cruz hace lo propio con su Teatro (In)completo (Hypermedia).…

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Ficciones necesarias

Lleny Díaz, nacida en Cuba, fue finalista del Premio Nuevos Valores de la Poesía Hispana 2012 de Ediciones Baquiana y el Centro Cultural Español en Miami y llega con Se miran los caballos (Hypermedia). María Elena Hernández Caballero, poeta y novelista cubana ganadora del Premio David de la UNEAC, trae Tres metros cuadrados de purgatorio (Hypermedia). Rosie Inguanzo poeta, narradora, actriz y doctora en Español y Literatura Iberoamericana nacida en Cuba, presenta La vida de la vida (Hypermedia).…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 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 2018 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: BRYAN BLISS, We’ll Fly Away, JOY MCCULLOUGH, Blood Water Paint, VESPER STAMPER, What the Night Sings, and EUGENE YELCHIN, The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Jason Reynolds

In the thrilling finale to the bestselling Track series, Lu may have been born to be a track star, but he has to get over some major hurdles—literal and not-so-literal—to lead his team to victory. We are proud to launch the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign right here in Miami with 2018 Indies First spokesperson Jason Reynolds! In partnership with the American Booksellers Association and Simon & Schuster.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Encuentro con Andrés Oppenheimer

Una noche con el reconocido periodista argentino ganador del Pulitzer, editor y columnista del Miami Herald, anfitrión de Oppenheimer Presenta en CNN En Español y autor de siete libros. Oppenheimer llega a la Feria su nuevo ensayo ¡Sálvese quien pueda! El futuro del trabajo en la era de la automatización (Vintage), en el que analiza qué pasará con nuestros empleos en un mundo cada vez más dominado por las máquinas. Patrocinado por

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 10:30 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Comedy Central’s Abbi Jacobson Might Regret This

Abbi Jacobson’s I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff is a hilarious and poignant collection about love, loss, work, comedy, and figuring out who you really are when you thought you already knew. in conversation with Paul W. Downs of Comedy Central’s Broad City.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 11:30 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Feminism Today

With eloquence and fervor, Rebecca Traister tracks the history of female anger as political fuel in Good and Mad: How Women’s Anger is Reshaping America. Mona Charen’s Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch with Science, Love, and Common Sense tracks the price we have paid for denying sex differences and stoking the war of the sexes.…

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Feminism Today

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Will American Democracy Survive Trump?

The founders never anticipated a realpolitik in which the most powerful man in America is a reality TV star with autocratic impulses, kleptocratic policies, and an itchy Twitter finger. What role should citizens of good faith play when confronted by a leader who neither understands, nor abides by, the rule of law? This will be a spirited and provocative conversation about the future of our democracy, featuring Sarah Kendzior, a regular on MSNBC’s AM Joy and author of The View from Flyover Country;…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Run with NPR’s Peter Sagal

In The Incomplete Book of Running, Peter Sagal, the popular game show host of NPR’s Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me shares lessons, stories, advice, and warnings gleaned from running the equivalent of once around the earth.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

For Kids: Judy Moody Meets Ivy and Bean!

Ivy & Bean are back! Worried about becoming a spoiled only child, Ivy needs a baby sister, quick! Luckily, Ivy and Bean know just where to get one in Annie Barrows’ One Big Happy Family. Judy Moody discovers that she might have royal blood! But what to do about those other pesky family secrets? Find out in Meghan McDonald’s Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party.  …

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

For Kids and Teens: Kwame Alexander and Jacqueline Woodson

As things are just starting to look up for two teenage boys, a chain of events alters their understanding of love, friendship, and fate in Kwame Alexander’s latest YA book, Swing. Jacqueline Woodson‘s children’s book The Day You Begin reminds us that we all feel like outsiders sometimes—and how brave it is that we go forth anyway. Sponsored by…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Living the American Dream

Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream by Ibtihaj Muhammad is a memoir from the first African American Muslim to win an Olympic medal for fencing.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Tarde De Letras Dominicanas: El Dr. Leonel Fernández Presenta Su Nuevo Libro

El expresidente de la República Dominicana, Dr. Leonel Fernández, lanzará su más reciente libro titulado: Años de avance. Escritos de Teoría y Acción. La obra ofrece una recopilación de sus artículos de opinión y análisis publicados en la revista de formación política “Teoría y Acción”, de la cual fue director por un extenso período de tiempo.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Breaking Barriers: Baseball

In My Baseball Journey, Felipe Alou and journalist Peter Kerasotis recount Alou’s journey from a tiny shack in the Dominican Republic to becoming the first Dominican to play and manage in major league baseball.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Princess Diaries

Meg Cabot’s Royal Crown: From the Notebooks of a Middle-School Princess is a new spinoff of the popular Princess Diaries YA book series.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Champion for Children: A Conversation with Dave Lawrence

A Dedicated Life: Journalism, Justice and a Chance for Every Child is a memoir from a lifelong champion of children, David Lawrence, Jr., who became a leading national advocate for children and was instrumental in founding the Children’s Movement of Florida. Sponsored by

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Real Lolita

Sarah Weinman’s nonfiction book The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World investigates the true crime that inspired Nabokov to write his classic novel. In conversation with Ron Charles.…

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The Real Lolita

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

A Conversation on Race

Carol Fulp’s Success Through Diversity: Why the Most Inclusive Companies Will Win explores how investing in a racially and ethnically diverse workforce will help make contemporary businesses more dynamic, powerful, and profitable. Crystal M. Fleming’s How to Be Less Stupid About Race is your essential guide to breaking through the half-truths and ridiculous misconceptions that have thoroughly corrupted the way race is represented in the classroom, pop culture, media, and politics. In conversation with Helene Atwan, director of Beacon Press.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On Cuba

Our Woman in Havana: A Diplomat’s Chronicle of America’s Long Struggle with Castro’s Cuba is a longtime insider’s unprecedented look behind the “Sugar Curtain” during America’s long standoff with communist Cuba, by “one of this generation’s finest diplomats,” Ambassador Vicki Huddleston.…

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On Cuba

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Encuentro con Carlos Alberto Montaner

El reconocido periodista, ensayista y novelista cubano, colaborador y columnista de decenas de diarios de América Latina, España y Estados Unidos y autor de una veintena de obras, llega a la Feria con la nueva edición de Las raíces torcidas de América Latina. En este clásico de la ensayística social y política latinoamericana, Montaner brinda un debate profundo acerca de la legitimidad de la colonización y la construcción de esta región, y nos ayuda a comprender las razones del subdesarrollo.…

November 2019

Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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 act as journalists, posing questions to the nominees for the 2019 National Book Award in Young People’s Literature. Since 1998, the Teen Press Conference has taken place at various literary landmarks in New York, including the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Scholastic Auditorium, Brooklyn Borough Hall, and now for the sixth year, at the Miami Book Fair! Hosted by George O’Connor. Featured Authors: • Kadir Nelson,…

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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),…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Kadir Nelson on The Undefeated

Nominated for a 2019 National Book Award, Kadir Nelson’s children’s book The Undefeated, is a poem and love letter to black life in the United States.  All ages welcome.  Moderated by Rita Mayer, Miami Dade Public Library System Children’s Librarian. Sponsored by    …

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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. In William Kent Krueger’s This Tender Land, over the course of one unforgettable summer in 1932, four orphans will journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds.  …

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 11:00 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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