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November 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015 @ 5:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Peter Kujawinski

In this dark fantasy thriller, sunrise only appears once every 28 years on Marin Island. The tide rolls out and something else rolls in with Nightfall.…

Friday, November 20, 2015 @ 6:30 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Ali Benjamin

Sponsored by C-Span2. Convinced that the true cause of her friend’s death was a rare jellyfish sting, Suzy crafts a plan to prove her theory, in The Thing About Jellyfish. Sponsored by…

Friday, November 20, 2015 @ 8:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author David Teague

Sponsored by C-Span2. When thirteen-year-olds Aaron and Audrey meet at a wilderness camp in the desert, they think their quirks are enough to prevent them from ever having friends. But as they trek through the challenging and unforgiving landscape, they learn that they each have what it takes to make the other whole in Connect the Stars. Sponsored by…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 6:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Cuatro novelistas de Miami

(Four Miami-based Hispanic novelists present new work.) Andrés Hernández Alende (Cuba-EE.UU.), editor, columnista y autor de El paraíso tenía un precio (CreateSpace, 2015); Pedro Medina (Perú-EE.UU.), editor, columnista y autor de Lado B (Suburbano Ediciones, 2015); Rodolfo Pérez Valero (Cuba-EE.UU.), cuentista y novelista ganador del Concurso de Relatos de la Semana Negra de Gijón, y autor de Misterio en el Caribe (Plaza Editorial, 2015); Gladys On (Cuba-EE.UU.), poeta y narradora, ganadora del concurso de novela del XI Festival Hispano del Libro de Houston,…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 7:30 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

La crónica: indagaciones y revelaciones

(Nonfiction and reportage from Latin America.) Selva Almada (Argentina), autora de la obra de no ficción Chicas muertas (Literatura Random House, 2013), finalista del Premio Rodolfo Walsh en España; Mirta Ojito (Cuba-EE.UU.), galardonada con el premio de la Sociedad Norteamericana de Editores de Periódicos y con un Pulitzer por su contribución a la serie “How Race is Lived in America” de The New York Times, y autora de La cacería: una historia de inmigración y violencia en Estados Unidos (Vintage Español,…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 9:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Conversaciones transatlánticas: Las ediciones digitales: ¿un reto para el autor?

Sesión cancelada (A roundtable discussion about digital publishing from the authors’ perspective.) Mesa con Juan Kruz Igerabide (España), escritor de literatura infantil y juvenil, y de haikus y aforismos, ganador del Premio de la Crítica; Álvaro Enrigue (México), narrador de cuentos y novelista ganador de los premios Herralde, Ciudad de Barcelona 2013 y Elena Poniatowska 2014; y Valeria Luiselli (México), escritora y ensayista galardonada con el premio 5 Under 35 del National Book Foundation 2014.…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 10:15 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Poesía de premio

(A reading by two award-winning Cuban poets.) El poeta y escritor Carlos Pintado (Cuba-EE.UU.), ganador del premio internacional de poesía Sant Jordi 2006 y del Premio Paz de Poesía 2014 por Nueve monedas (Tigres de Papel, 2015), y Ramón Fernández-Larrea (Cuba-EE.UU.), galardonado con el Premio Internacional de Poesía Gastón Baquero por Todos los cielos del cielo (Verbum, 2015). Entrevistados por Sergio Andricaín (Cuba-EE.UU).…

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Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 11:30 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Novelas históricas para los tiempos que corren

(Historical fiction by award-winning writers.) Jorge Eduardo Benavides (Perú-España) nos trae desde Madrid El enigma del convento (Penguin Random House – Alfaguara, 2014), galardonada con el XXV Premio de Novela Torrente Ballester; Álvaro Enrigue (México) presenta Muerte súbita (Anagrama, 2013), ganadora de los premios Herralde, Ciudad de Barcelona 2013 y Elena Poniatowska 2014;  Abilio Estévez (Cuba-España), el premiado novelista, poeta y dramaturgo, comparte su última obra Archipiélagos (Tusquets, 2015).  …

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 6:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

El rol de las revistas digitales en la vida cultural de Miami

(Discussion on what role digital magazines play in the cultural life of a city). Mesa con Maricel Mayor Marsán (Cuba-EE.UU.), directora de redacción de la revista literaria Baquiana; Mónica Prandi (Argentina-EE.UU.), fundadora y directora de la revista digital Letra urbana; Glenda Galán (República Dominicana-EE.UU.), editora de DominicanaenMiami.com; Omar Villasana (México-EE.UU.), editor de Nagari Magazine, y Pedro Medina (Perú-EE.UU.), editor de la revista digital Suburbano. Mesa presentada por Mónica Prandi (Argentina-EE.UU.) y moderada por María Juliana Villafañe (Puerto Rico).…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 7:15 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Dos miradas al universo teatral

(Insiders on the world of theater.) Atilio Caballero (Cuba), premiado narrador y dramaturgo, compartirá su antología Santa tu bocaOcho dramaturgos cubanos (Hypermedia). Abilio Estévez (Cuba-España), galardonado poeta, novelista y dramaturgo traerá la compilación de algunas de sus piezas teatrales titulada Teatro selecto (Verbum, 2015).…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 8:45 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Historias con fantasmas y monstruos

(Stories of monsters and ghosts.) Gustavo Martín Garzo (España), Premio Nacional de Narrativa, Premio Nacional de Literatura Infantil y Juvenil 2004, premio Nadal 1999 y autor de Donde no estás (Destino, 2015).…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Conversaciones transatlánticas: Rumbos de la novela negra en Iberoamérica

(Transatlantic Conversations: Four Fresh Voices in Spanish Noir.) Mesa con Élmer Mendoza (México), autor de novelas policíacas y creador de la saga del detective Édgar “El Zurdo” Mendieta; Leonardo Padura (Cuba), guionista, ensayista y novelista de la serie protagonizada por el detective Mario Conde; Rodolfo Pérez Valero (Cuba-EE.UU.), el único autor que ha ganado el Primer Premio de Cuento de la Semana Negra de Gijón en cinco ocasiones, y José C. Vales (España),…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 11:15 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Dos fabuladoras latinoamericanas

(Two authors share their experience as writers in Latin America.) Gioconda Belli (Nicaragua), ganadora del Biblioteca Breve Seix Barral 2008 y el Premio Sor Juana de Inés de la Cruz de la FIL Guadalajara 2009, comparte su nuevo trabajo: El intenso calor de la luna (Seix Barral Ediciones, 2014), y Perla Suez (Argentina), premio Grinzane Cavour y distinguida con la Beca Guggenheim, presenta su más reciente novela El país del diablo (Edhasa, 2015).…

November 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Noche de política e historia argentina: recuerdos y homenaje al ex Presidente Dr. Raúl Alfonsín y al ex Senador Luis León

History and politics from Argentina with a homage to former President Raúl Alfonsín and Senator Luis León. Presentación del libro Memoria política del ex Presidente de la Nación, Dr Raúl Alfonsin, a cargo del ex Ministro de Justicia Dr. Ricardo Gil Lavedra; biografía de Luis Agustín León y el Movimiento Yrigoyenista del autor Eduardo Giorlandini, comentada por el Senador y ex Embajador Hipólito Solari Yrigoyen y Una épica de la paz, a cargo de su autor,…

Monday, November 14, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Suspense y misterio de la mano de Roberto Casín y Tony Ruano

An evening of suspense and mystery with Cuban authors Roberto Casín and Tony Ruano Exploramos historias de enigmas y secretos. Roberto Casín, periodista cubano, reportero, redactor en noticieros de televisión, quien actualmente es columnista de El Nuevo Herald de Miami presenta su primera novela Polvos de fuego. Tony Ruano, economista, narrador, poeta y periodista cubano ha publicado entre otras obras: El amor, a pesar de los intentos y Forma de ser,…

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Juan Abreu Felippe

Juan Abreu Felippe es un escritor y periodista cubano residente en Barcelona, dentro de cuya obra se destacan las novelas Garbageland (2001); Gimnasio (2002); Diosa (2007), El gen de Dios (2012) y Debajo de la mesa (2016). Presenta el ensayo A la sombra del mar. Jornadas cubanas con Reinaldo Arenas, un importante testimonio de la represión sufrida por los escritores insumisos en Cuba.…

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Noche de antología con Pedro Medina, Carlos Gámez y Hernán Vera Alvarez

Collections of anthologies by different publishers, with Pedro Medina, Carlos Gámez and Hernán Vera Alvarez Escritor y editor peruano residente en Miami, Pedro Medina es autor, entre otros, de los libros Streets de Miami y Lado B y editor de Viaje One Way. Dirige el portal y el sello editorial Suburbano Ediciones y es colaborador en El Nuevo Herald.…

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 4:30 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

E.K. Johnston

Discover the story of Ahsoka and follow her experiences with the Jedi as she quells her desire to fight the evils of the Empire in Star Wars Ahsoka. RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

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E.K. Johnston

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 6:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Robert Venditti

Miles Taylor already has secret identity as the world’s only superhero. But when General Breckenridge steals Miles’ golden cape, he has to find the hero within himself, in Rise of the Robot Army. RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

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Robert Venditti

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 7:30 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Adam Shaughnessy

Abe and Pru already saved their hometown from an invasion of Viking gods. Now, they have to outsmart the Queen of the Dead to save the world in The Unbelieveable FIB 2: Over the Underworld.   RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 6:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Perspectives on Pop: Nonfiction Readings

Emotional Rescue: Essays on Love, Loss, and Life — With a Soundtrack, a collection of short, sharp essays by New York Times bestselling author Ben Greenman is organized around a thematic playlist of songs, and serves as a reminder of the lyrical power of songwriting, and the sonic ability of pop to capture the human experience. Michael Gross’s Focus: The Secret, Sexy, Sometimes Sordid World of Fashion Photographers is an unprecedented look at an eccentric and seductive profession and the men and women who practice it.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Repairing the World: Nonfiction Readings

In From the Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places, Elmira Bayrasli brings readers inside the world of high-growth entrepreneurs as they overcome vexing obstacles to build businesses that create jobs and economic growth. In Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help, Larissa MacFarquhar seeks out people living lives of extreme ethical commitment and tells their deeply intimate stories; their stubborn integrity and their compromises; their bravery and their recklessness;…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:30 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

American Icons: Nonfiction Readings

Davis Miller‘s Approaching Ali: A Reclamation in Three Acts is the single most intimate look at Muhammad Ali’s retirement, told through the story of an unexpected, powerful and life-changing friendship. James Andrew Miller presents Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency, an astonishing history of Hollywood’s transformation over the past five decades as seen through the agency at the heart of it all. Lisa Napoli’s Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away tells the true story of Ray and Joan Kroc’s relationship.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 6:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

How Play Made the Modern World with Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson’s Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World is an illustrated history of popular entertainment which contends that the pursuit of novelty and wonder is a powerful driver of world-shaping technological change.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 7:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The History and Legacy of the Black Panther Party

In The Black Panthers: Portraits from an Unfinished Revolution, photojournalist Bryan Shih and historian Yohuru Williams offer a reappraisal of the Black Panther Party’s history and legacy.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 8:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

In the Heartland: Nonfiction Readings

S.L. Price’s Playing Through the Whistle explores the history of Aliquippa, PA, a former industrial steel mill boomtown that has fallen on hard times, but has subsequently produced a remarkable number of NFL stars through its high school sports teams. The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting is New York Times reporter Fernanda Santos’s researched account of one of the deadliest fires in American history,…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Afternoon with Dr. Roberto Canessa on Heroism

I Had to Survive: How a Plane Crash in the Andes Inspired My Calling to Save Lives offers a gripping and heartrending recollection of the harrowing brink-of-death experience that propelled survivor Roberto Canessa to become one of the world’s leading pediatric cardiologists.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Afternoon with Media Sensation Luvvie Ajayi

Comedian, activist, and hugely popular culture blogger, Luvvie Ajayi, serves up necessary advice for the masses in her hilarious book of essays, I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Mother Love: Readings from Nonfiction

In Black Dove: Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me, Ana Castillo looks at what it means to be a single, brown, feminist parent in a world of mass incarceration, racial profiling, and police brutality. In The Art of Waiting, Belle Boggs deftly distills her time of waiting into an expansive contemplation of fertility, choice, and the many possible roads to making a life and making a family.…

November 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Libros desde dos orillas

La recién creada editorial Dos orillas, dirigida por el escritor cubano Nelson Simón, escoge la Feria del Libro de Miami para presentar sus dos primeros títulos: Vampires never say goodbye, del autor mexicano Luis Aguilar, en el que explora el universo sin tiempo de los muertos vivientes a través de los recursos del verso libre y la prosa poética; y A la sombra de los muchachos en flor, de Nelson Simón, libro que reúne algunos de los mejores poemas homoeróticos del destacado escritor y editor cubano.Patrocinado por:  …

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Recordando a Carlos Victoria: entre el desarraigo y el arraigo

A diez años de la desaparición física de esta importante figura de la literatura cubana, un panel, integrado por escritores y periodistas amigos, le rinde homenaje al autor de Puente en la oscuridad (Premio Letras de Oro, 1993), La travesía secreta y La ruta del mago. Con José Antonio Évora, Reinaldo García Ramos y Rodolfo Martínez Sotomayor. Patrocinado por:…

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Imágenes para apresar el tiempo

La investigadora, curadora y crítica de arte cubana Grethel Morell presenta Damas, esfinges y mambisas: Mujeres en la fotografía cubana 1840-1902, una revisión de la presencia femenina en la fotografía cubana del XIX. Sara Vega Miche, quien ha investigado sobre el cartel cubano y ha realizado la curadoría de varias exposiciones acerca de este tema alrededor del mundo, presenta El cartel cubano llama dos veces, con un análisis e imágenes de aquellos afiches realizados en Cuba para promover los filmes exhibidos entre 1915 y 2016.…

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Voces poéticas de ayer y de hoy

Doctora en Filosofía y Letras e investigadora literaria de extensa trayectoria, Yara Montes presenta una edición crítica del poemario La llama en el mar, de Josefina de Cepeda, viuda del destacado escritor cubano José Antonio Ramos, con introducción y notas propias de la ensayista cubanoamericana. La poeta, escritora, artista plástica y fotógrafa cubana Ena Columbié presenta el libro, 13 poetas, y Orlando Rossardi presenta Tras los rostros, un homenaje poético a los fusilados cubanos durante los años de dictadura,…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Maggie Thrash

A science expo at Winship Academy turns into a criminal fiasco and when the finger-pointing bleeds through from the Academy to the surrounding city, the fault lines of racial tension reveal themselves in Strange Lies. RSVP Here!…

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Maggie Thrash

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Nick Eliopulos and Zack Loran Clark

In one of the last cities left standing after the world fell to monsters, Zed and Brock have an idea where their life is headed—until they find themselves members of The Adventurer’s Guild, the last line of defense against the fearsome Dangers. RSVP Here!…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

David Barclay Moore

Just because you’re young doesn’t mean you’ve had an easy life. Sometimes you have to face hardships and choose to find your way out of the dark. In The Stars Beneath Our Feet, Lolly’s inventive spirit helps him find an escape and open the door to a brighter future. RSVP Here!…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Literary Suspense: Three Novels

Elizabeth Kostova‘s suspenseful novel, set in Bulgaria, The Shadow Land, spans the past and the present—and unearths the troubled history of a gorgeous but haunted country. In Bradford Morrow‘s novel, The Prague Sonata, a young musicologist whose concert piano career was cut short by an injury sets out on an unforgettable search to locate the remaining movements of a mysterious musical masterpiece. John Freeman Gill‘s Novel The Gargoyle Hunters a boy is recruited by his father to help him in an architectural salvage scheme,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Fictional Families: Three Novels

From Jami Attenberg, the New York Times best-selling author of The Middlesteins, comes All Grown Up, a wickedly funny novel about a thirty-nine-year-old single, childfree woman who defies convention as she seeks connection. In Lauren Grodstein‘s poignant novel, Our Short Story, a dying mother struggles to play out her last days in the “right” way for her son. Three decades after she first made a name for herself among the ranks of writers like Bret Easton Ellis and Donna Tartt,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Finding Yourself: Three Novels

In Alisyn Camerota‘s novel, Amanda Wakes Up, a woman who lands the coveted morning anchor slot must decide what she’s willing to give up to get ahead—and what she needs to hold on to save herself. In Mary Simses’s latest novel, The Rules of Love and Grammar, a woman finds love and closure, and rediscovers herself, when she returns to her roots. Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard provide the setting for Elin Hilderbrand‘s twentieth novel, The Identicals,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

New Fiction: Readings

Alissa Nutting‘s novel, Made for Love, is at once an absurd, raunchy comedy and a dazzling, profound meditation marriage, monogamy, and family. Based on her experience as Hunter S. Thompson’s assistant, Cheryl Della Pietra novel Gonzo Girl proves that the road to hell is paved with good intentions–and tequila, guns, and cocaine. Weike Wang’s Chemistry: A Novel is a luminous coming-of-age novel about a young female scientist who must recalibrate her life when her academic career goes off track.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Stories of Small-Town America: Three Novels

Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Kia Corthon‘s first novel is The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter, in which four boys from small-town America will culminate in an explosive and devastating encounter between their two families. Set in rural Georgia during the Depression, Eleanor Henderson‘s epic novel, The Twelve-Mile Straight, a lynching touches off an exploration of racialized violence, social division, and financial crisis. Tom Franklin‘s novel, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter,…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 10:30 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Climate Change: Nonfiction

As he travels across twelve countries and reports from the front lines, acclaimed journalist Jeff Goodell employs fact, science, and on-the-ground journalism to show vivid scenes from what already is becoming a water world, in The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World. In Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change, Ashley Dawson argues that cities are ground zero for climate change,…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Threats to the Environment

Attorney Alan Bell‘s illness leads him to the fight of—and for—his life, in Poisoned: How a Crime-Busting Prosecutor Turned His Medical Mystery into a Crusade for Environmental Victims. In his work of speculative nonfiction, Another Fine Mess: Life on Tomorrow’s Moon, Pope Brock asks: if we’re given a second chance on the moon, will we use it to create at last a sane and peaceful society? Marcus Eriksen‘s Junk Raft combines an unlikely ocean adventure with concrete,…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

“Fake News” and Real Controversy: The Media and Public Trust

Today, media are struggling to maintain credibility as they cover everything from local breaking news to a combative White House that has weaponized criticism of the media. In response, some journalists have positioned themselves as both objective truth-tellers and advocates for the communities they serve, two sides of the journalism coin that supposedly cannot coexist. The credibility gap between media and audiences is growing, nationally as well as locally, where choices on what to cover have been feeding negative stereotypes and division for decades.…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Insiders

In his refreshingly honest memoir, Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years, former presidential speechwriter David Litt brings us inside Obamaworld. The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore is Jared Yates Sexton’s firsthand account of the events that shaped the 2016 presidential election and powered Donald Trump into the White House.…

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Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Biographies and Biographers: A Reading

Francine Klagsbrun presents the definitive biographer of one of the most notable women of our time, in Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel, which brings to life the iron-willed leader, chain-smoking political operative, and tea-and-cake-serving grandmother who became the fourth prime minister of Israel. Jonathan Eig’s unauthorized biography, Ali: A Life, is a groundbreaking story about race, about a brutal sport, and about a fascinating man who shook up the world. Renowned biographer James Atlas presents an endearing tale of how writers’ lives get documented,…

November 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
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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, 2018 @ 10:00 am
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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. Sponsored by

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am
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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, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
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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, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
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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, 2018 @ 10:30 am
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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?…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
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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, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
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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, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
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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, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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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, 2018 @ 11:00 am
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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, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
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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, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
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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, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
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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. In conversation with Carlos Lozada. 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 @ 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, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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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,…

November 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am
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Author Liz Braswell

In Stuffed, Clark’s mom attempts to rid the house of stuffies, which protect the house at night. Does Clark’s grandma-made sock animal, Foon, have what it takes to rid Clark’s house of all its monsters?…

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am
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Author Conor McCreery

Juliet Lives! The newest chapter of the award-winning Kill Shakespeare series flashes back to five months after the death of Romeo, where Juliet is mourning yet another loved one – her mother. Now Juliet must discover who the murderer is, lest she becomes the next victim.…

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
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Author Stacy DeKeyser

Nick has found his American dream—becoming a batboy for the local baseball team. There are just two curveballs in his way: his hard-working immigrant parents, and Tank, a terrifying 2,000-pound rhinoceros. Nick will need to keep his eye on the ball in The Rhino in Right Field.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Nonfiction Readings

The Last Pirate of New York: A Ghost Ship, a Killer, and the Birth of a Gangster Nation by Rich Cohen tells the true story of Albert Hicks, a notorious underworld figure who terrorized lower Manhattan, at a time when pirates anchored off of 14th Street. In Tough Luck: Sid Luckman, Murder, Inc., and the Rise of the Modern NFL, R.D. Rosen tells the hidden story of legendary Chicago Bears quarterback Sid Luckman and his criminal father set in Depression-era New York.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

A Discourse on Discourse

Robert Boyers’s The Tyranny of Virtue: Identity, the Academy, and the Hunt for Political Heresies elegantly and fiercely addresses recent developments in American culture, and argues for the tolerance of difference that is at the heart of the liberal tradition. Stanley Fish’s The First: How to Think About Hate Speech, Campus Speech, Religious Speech, Fake News, Post-Truth, and Donald Trump is a sharply observed look at one of the most hotly debated issues of our time: freedom of speech.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
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The Power of the Press

Andy Greenberg’s Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers chronicles the desperate hunt to identify and track an elite team of Russian agents bent on digital sabotage. Jake Bernstein reveals a landscape of illicit money, political corruption, and fraud on a global scale in Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite.

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees: Nonfiction

The National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards recognize some of the most outstanding works of nonfiction published in the U.S. each year. Moderated by Elizabeth Flock, reporter and producer for PBS NewsHour. Hanif Abdurraqib, Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest Sarah M. Broom, The Yellow House Tressie McMillan Cottom, Thick: And Other Essays Carolyn Forché, What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor,

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Slate Podcasts Live at Miami Book Fair: Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Combining clear, practical advice with inspiration, wisdom, tips, and curated reading lists, Pamela Paul shows how to instill the joy and time-stopping pleasure of reading in her book, How to Raise a Reader. Adam Mansbach’s Fuck, Now There Are Two of You, is actually a loving monologue about a new addition to the family. Paul and Mansbach will be joined by podcast hosts Jamilah Lemieux and Dan Kois, the latter writes about setting out with his family on a journey of discovery in How to Be a Family: The Year I Dragged My Kids Around the World to Find a New Way to Be Together.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

The American Dream, Then and Now

In Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974, authors Julian E. Zelizer and Kevin M. Kruse chronicle the past four decades of stark political partisanship and social divisions in the United States. Nicholas Lemann’s Transaction Man: The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream examines the concentration of wealth and economic inequality in the United States.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

American Politics in the 21st Century

From “Agitate” to “Zygote,” John Freeman’s Dictionary of the Undoing redefines selected words necessary in the current political era. In If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed and How it Might be Saved, Michael Tomasky combines data with trenchant analysis to explain how the nation broke apart and offer a path to a more hopeful political future.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

LGBTQ Lives

Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States  is transgender reporter Samantha Allen’s narrative tour through the surprisingly vibrant queer communities sprouting up in conservative states, offering a vision of a stronger, more humane America. Outside In: A Political Memoir is part memoir, and part analysis of the political process, by Libby Davies, the first openly lesbian MP in Canadian politics.…

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LGBTQ Lives

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
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On Chicago & Cleveland: Nonfiction

Alex Kotlowitz’s An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago is a richly textured, heartrending portrait of love and death in Chicago’s most turbulent neighborhoods. Investigative reporter Kyle Swenson tells in Good Kids, Bad City the true story of the longest wrongful imprisonment in the United States to end in exoneration, and a critical social and political history of Cleveland, the city that convicted them.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Edge of Sports

Melissa Isaacson’s  State: A Team, a Triumph, a Transformation  is a compelling first-person account of what it was like to live through both traditional gender discrimination in sports and the joy of the very first days of equality in the 1970s. In You Throw Like a Girl: The Blind Spot of Masculinity, former Syracuse University quarterback and NFL veteran Don McPherson examines how masculinity adversely impacts women and creates many “blind spots” that hinder the healthy development of men.…

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Edge of Sports

November 2021

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 11:00 am
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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On Hola Papi: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons & Punch Me Up To The Gods: A Memoir

Author, illustrator, and popular LGBTQ advice columnist John Paul Brammer’s ¡Hola Papi!: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons is a funny, heartwarming memoir-in-essays chronicling his journey growing up as a queer, mixed-race kid in America’s heartland to becoming the “Chicano Carrie Bradshaw” of his generation. In his debut, Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir, Brian Broome writes about growing up in Ohio as a dark-skinned Black boy harboring crushes on other boys.…

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On The Very Nice Box: A Novel & The Other Black Girl: A Novel

The Very Nice Box: A Novel, from co-authors Laura Blackett and Eve Gleichman, is an offbeat, wryly funny debut that blends workplace satire and mystery around a core theme of triumph after tragedy. As it follows the troubled relationship between the only two Black women working in a major publishing house, Zakiya Dalila Harris’ The Other Black Girl becomes both a smart, dynamic thriller and a sly social commentary. Moderated by Dr.

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 3:00 pm
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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos & Into the Forest A Holocaust Story of Survival, Triumph, and Love

In The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos by Judy Batalion, after witnessing the brutal murder of their families and neighbors and the destruction of their communities, a group of young Jewish women in Poland – some still teenagers – turn the country’s Jewish youth groups into resistance cells to fight the Nazis. In the summer of 1942, Miriam and Morris Rabinowitz narrowly escaped the Nazi ghetto in their Polish town by fleeing to the forbidding Bialowieza Forest.…

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On An Especially Good View: Watching History Happen

In his memoir An Especially Good View: Watching History Happen, reporter, editor, and publisher Peter L.W. Osnos takes a look back at five decades as a witness to momentous events and thought-provoking interviews with some of the most influential personalities of our time. Moderated by author Evan Osnos, Peter’s son. This event requires a ticket for admission. All in-person events at MBF 2021 will require a ticket for entry. Tickets will be available to Friends of the Fair October 18 and to the general public November 3.…

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 11:00 am
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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On You Exist Too Much: A Novel & With Teeth

Opening up the fantasies and desires of one young woman caught between cultural, religious, and sexual identities, Zaina Arafat’s You Exist Too Much addresses two of our most intense longings – love and a place to call home. Kristen Arnett’s With Teeth tells the surprising and moving story of two mothers, one difficult son, and the limitations of marriage, parenthood, and love. It’s not only a candid take on queer family dynamics, but also on the delicate fabric of family,…

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On Those We Throw Away Are Diamonds: A Refugee’s Search for Home & Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City

Mondiant Dogon, a Bagogwe Tutsi born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was 3 years old when he and his family escaped certain death in Rwanda. They would spend decades in United Nations tent cities. Drawing from these personal experiences, Dogon opens a new, different window into the plight of displaced people in Those We Throw Away Are Diamonds: A Refugee’s Search for Home. In Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrea Elliott follows eight years in the life of Dasani,…

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 3:00 pm
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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On Here Lies a Father: A Novel & Disappearing Earth: A Novel

At his father’s funeral, Ian Daly finds out that he abandoned two other families, two wives, and several children who never knew their father. Mckenzie Cassidy’s Here Lies a Father: A Novel examines the impact of secrets on a family, and how to relearn right and wrong when every value and moral principle you’ve been taught was based on a lie. In Julia Phillips’ novel Disappearing Earth – a National Book Award in Fiction finalist – two sisters living in the far eastern Russian peninsula of Kamchatka mysteriously go missing.…

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On Monster in the Middle: A Novel & The Final Revival of Opal & Nev

Tiphanie Yanique’s Monster in the Middle follows Fly and Stella across decades, from the United States to the Virgin Islands to Ghana and back again, as they deal with their families’ lore and love stories now shaping their own experience. To answer the question “Who are we meant to be with?” we must first understand who we are and how we came to be. Fiercely independent Opal, the central character in Dawnie Walton’s The Final Revival of Opal &…

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