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November 2018

Monday, November 12 @ 7:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Grandes figuras del béisbol cubano

Omar Claro es escritor y cronista deportivo. Su libro Felo Ramírez, el oráculo de la narración (Dreams Innovators) cierra la trilogía que retrata el ambiente deportivo cubano y recorre la vida del gran periodista que es toda una leyenda de la radio. Gilberto Dihígo es escritor, periodista, historiador y productor de radio y televisión. Es director ejecutivo de la página web Aki más negocios. Mi padre, el inmortal (Editorial Plaza) es una crónica sentimental dedicada a su famoso padre,…

Monday, November 12 @ 8:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Presentación de la novela Contracastro, de Rafael Alcides

La novela Contracastro (Eriginal Books) no fue publicada por Casa de las Américas ni por ninguna otra editorial cubana. Sintieron miedo por el título, dada la mirada crítica a la revolución que realiza, desde la ficción, su creador Rafael Alcides, y por lo incómoda que se fue volviendo la figura de este intelectual para las autoridades culturales de la isla. Participan: Marlene Moleón, presidenta y fundadora de Eriginal Books; Regina Coyula (videoconferencia), editora, bloguera y viuda de Rafael Alcides y Ramón Fernández Larrea,…

Tuesday, November 13 @ 7:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Al rescate de la memoria literaria

El poeta, investigador literario, antólogo y ensayista cubano Osmán Avilés presenta Serafina Núñez: la verdad amaneciendo (Unos y otros), una obra que nos acerca a la vida y obra de esta gran figura de las letras cubanas. La doctora en Filología Española y ensayista cubana Madeline Cámara y Julio Quirós, investigador e historiador puertorriqueño, presentan una edición facsímil de Persona y Democracia, obra publicada en Puerto Rico en 1958 por la ensayista y filósofa española María Zambrano,…

Tuesday, November 13 @ 8:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Los libros como puentes a las artes

Sergio Castiglione, arquitecto y fotógrafo argentino, publicó Espejos urbanos. Otra forma de mirar Buenos Aires (2015). Su especialidad es la exploración urbana y la fotografía de viajes. Momentum – Intersecciones en el deporte (Artefixa Ediciones) es una mirada singular al mundo del deporte a través del lente fotográfico. El investigador, profesor, crítico de danza y arquitecto cubano Orlando Taquechel es autor, entre otras obras, de Metodología para la crítica de ballet (1980). Nos ofrece La danza en Miami (1998-2017) (Sec.…

Thursday, November 15 @ 8:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Presentación de La noche no será eterna, de Oswaldo Payá

Rosa María Payá, hija del líder cívico cubano Oswaldo Payá, conversará con Ladislao Aguado, director de la Editorial Hypermedia, sobre esta obra que recoge el pensamiento político de Payá, fundador del Movimiento Cristiano Liberación, fallecido en 2012. El MCL lideró al Proyecto Varela: una iniciativa ciudadana para solicitar un referendo a favor de las libertades individuales y en contra del régimen cubano.…

Friday, November 16 @ 10:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Soman Chainani

The students at the School for Good and Evil face danger on their quests, and the stakes are even higher. Who will survive? Who will save them? Find out in the fourth installment of this bestselling series, Quests for Glory.…

Friday, November 16 @ 11:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Authors Zack Loran Clark & Nick Eliopulos

Zed, Brock, and their friends will have to rely on each other and fight harder than ever before to save the elves against a powerful ancient magic in this breathless sequel, The Adventurers Guild: Twilight of the Elves.…

Friday, November 16 @ 12:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Stacy McAnulty

Lucy was struck by lightning, and now she’s a math genius facing one big test—middle school! How does one solve equations of friendship and getting out of your comfort zone? Find out in The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl.…

Friday, November 16 @ 7:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Boris Izaguirre presenta su nueva novela

El escritor, guionista y presentador de televisión venezolano Boris Izaguirre ha desarrollado una exitosa carrera profesional tanto en España como en Latinoamérica. Su novela Villa Diamante fue finalista del Premio Planeta 2007. Ha publicado, además, entre otras obras Y de repente fue ayer, Dos monstruos juntos y Un jardín al norte. Izaguirre llega este año a la Feria para compartir con el público Tiempo de tormentas (Planeta), una enternecedora y envolvente novela autobiográfica donde construye una vida a veces complicada,…

Saturday, November 17 @ 12:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

On Immigration: A Reading

From prizewinning journalist and immigration expert Alfredo Corchado, Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration tells the sweeping story of the great Mexican migration from the late 1980s to today. Laura Wides-Muñoz’s The Making of a Dream: How a group of young undocumented immigrants helped change what it means to be American examines the issue of undocumented “Dreamers” who came to the US as children and are reshaping immigration policy in the US.…

Saturday, November 17 @ 1:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The West’s Way Forward

Jonah Goldberg’s Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy argues that for the West to survive, we must renew our sense of gratitude for what our civilization has given us and rediscover the ideals that led us out of the bloody muck of the past – or back to the muck we will go.…

Saturday, November 17 @ 2:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The West Wingers

The Obama White House staff invites us behind-the-scenes of history for a deeply personal and moving look at the presidency and how a president’s staff can change the nation in West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House. With contributors Rumana Ahmed, Julie Chavez Rodriguez, Cecilia Muñoz, and Stephanie Valencia.…

Saturday, November 17 @ 4:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Sports and American Culture Today

Mark Leibovich‘s Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times is a merciless probing of America’s biggest cultural force, pro football. We Matter: Athletes and Activism features interviews by former NBA star Etan Thomas with over fifty athletes, executives, media figures, and more. In Against Football, Steve Almond details why, after forty years as a fan, he can no longer watch the game he still loves.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 10:30 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Criminal? Or a Public Health Crisis? News and What Influences How We Talk About Drugs in America

The opiate crisis has made headlines across the country as journalists and editors seek to humanize the story of users and source the mountain of prescription drugs that are being consumed. Was the crack crisis covered differently? Did the race and social status of the users in each epidemic, and the urban vs. corporate manufacture of the drugs, impact the coverage? How do the answers to these questions contribute to the distrust some Americans have in reporters and media companies? How do attitudes toward reporting on the evolving story reflect or mirror the ambivalence some in the public have toward journalism today?…

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

On Our Democracy: Readings

Ben Fountain’s Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution is a sweeping work of reportage set over the course of 2016, that recounts a surreal year of politics. James Miller’s Can Democracy Work?: A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World is a  new history of the world’s most embattled idea. Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society by Thomas Frank is a scathing collection of his incisive commentary on our cruel times—perfect for this political moment.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 12:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

American Histories

Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster by H.W. Brands chronicles the careers of three second-generation American founding fathers. Tom Clavin’s Valley Forge recounts perhaps the most underappreciated chapter in American history—the inspiring, account of the Continental Army winter camp where George Washington turned the tide of the American Revolution.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 1:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

A Conversation on Wendell Willkie Presented by The Leon Levy Center for Biography

The Improbable Wendell Willkie: The Businessman Who Saved the Republican Party and His Country, and Conceived a New World Order from David Levering-Lewis examines the life of influential politician Wendell Willkie. In conversation with Kai Bird, executive director of the Leon Levy Center for Biography.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 2:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Red and the Blue America

From MSNBC correspondent Steve Kornacki, The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism is a lively and sweeping history of the 1990s.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 2:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

War and its Consequences: Three Nonfiction Readings

In No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria, prize-winning journalist Rania Abouzeid tells the tragedy of the Syrian War through the dramatic stories of four young people seeking safety and freedom in a shattered country. In The Land Between Two Rivers Tom Sleigh examines the urgency of our global refugee crisis and our capacity as artists and citizens to confront it. The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America is Mohammed Al Samawi’s moving story of war,…

Sunday, November 18 @ 4:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Our America: Two Readings from Cultural Critiques

In The Sky Is Falling: How Vampires, Zombies, Androids, and Superheroes Made America Great for Extremism bestselling cultural critic Peter Biskind takes us on a dizzying ride across two decades of pop culture to show how the TV and movies we love—from superhero franchises such as the “Dark Knight,” “X-Men,” and the “Avengers” and series like “The Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones” to thrillers like Homeland and 24—are saturated with the values that are currently animating our extreme politics. Chris Stirewalt’s Every Man a King is a rollicking history of an American attitude that has shaped not only our current moment,…

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