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November 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 6:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Caminos de la novelística latinoamericana actual

(The state of the modern Latin American novel.) Pedro Sonderéguer (Argentina-EE.UU.), escritor y ensayista, comparte su saga personal ¿Así vivía yo? (Letra Viva, 2015). José Ignacio Chascas Valenzuela (Chile-EE.UU.), escritor y guionista nombrado “uno de los 10 mejores escritores latinoamericanos menores de 40 años” por About.com en el 2012, comparte su última entrega para jóvenes y adultos: Malaluna (Alfaguara, 2015). Hernán Vera Álvarez (Argentina-EE.UU.), editor y escritor de cómics y cuentos argumenta que el sueño americano es solo para extranjeros en sus historias de Grand Nocturno (Editorial Homagno,…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 7:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

El cuento, vivito y coleando

(A reading from new short story collections.) José Fernández Pequeño (Cuba-EE.UU.), ganador de la medalla de oro de los Florida Book Awards 2014 en la categoría Libro en español, presenta El arma secreta (Editora Nacional de la República Dominicana, 2014); Ubaldo Medina (Cuba-EE.UU.) comparte su recopilación de relatos contemporáneos Cuentos cortos para un verano largo (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2014); Manny López (Cuba-EE.UU.), poeta y escritor de Temporada para suicidios (Eriginal Books, 2015), y Luis de la Paz (Cuba-EE.UU.),…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 9:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

La palabra necesaria de los poetas

(Poetry as weapon against repression.) Andrés Reynaldo (Cuba-EE.UU.), ganador del Premio Letras de Oro 1987 de Salvat, Barcelona, nos invita a compartir El problema de Ulises(Hypermedia, 2015). Entrevistado por Ladislao Aguado (Cuba). Organizado por Hypermedia.…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 10:15 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Una tarde con Carla Guelfenbein, Premio Alfaguara de Novela 2015

(An afternoon with the award-winning Chilean novelist, Carla Guelfenbein) Carla Guelfenbein (Chile), exdirectora de arte y editora de moda de la revista Elle, es la autora de las novelas El revés del alma, La mujer de mi vida, El resto es silencio y Nadar desnudas. Compartirá su última obra, Contigo en la distancia, ganadora del Premio Alfaguara de Novela 2015. Entrevistada por Silvia Matute (España).…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 11:15 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

En diálogo con Juan Manuel Cao

(Hispanic TV reporter, show host and author Juan Manuel Cao presents his new book El impertinente.) Ganador de tres Premios Emmy, Juan Manuel Cao (Cuba-EE.UU.) ha alternado el periodismo escrito con la radio y la televisión hispana en Estados Unidos, recorriendo una veintena de países de América y Europa como reportero. Autor de la novela Te juro que soy culpable, presentará su nueva obra El impertinente (Planeta/México, 2015).…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 6:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Voces poéticas de hoy

(Rhyme and reason find their cadence in these new poems). José Abreu Felippe (Cuba-EE.UU.), poeta, narrador y dramaturgo comparte su más reciente libro de poesía El tiempo a la mitad (Neo Club Ediciones, 2015); Luis Alberto Ambroggio (Argentina-EE.UU.), Presidente de la Delegación de Washington de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española que ha sido galardonado con el premio Excelencia de la Asociación Prometeo de Poesía, Madrid, y el Premio Internacional de Poesía “Simón Bolívar El Libertador” 2010,…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 7:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Entre cuentos y microficciones

(Stories and micro-fiction as told by two award-winning authors) Mariasun Landa (España), ganadora del Premio Nacional de Literatura Infantil y Juvenil del Ministerio de Cultura de España, nos invita a hojear su Diccionario de hormigas (Pamiela, 2014), y José Lorenzo Fuentes (Cuba-EE.UU.), galardonado con el Premio Literario Plural de México, comparte su colección de relatos Hierba nocturna (Alexandria Library, 2015).…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 8:45 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Dos visiones del universo familiar

(Two writers, two world perspectives) Carlos Cortés (Costa Rica), ganador del Premio Centroamericano de Novela Mario Monteforte Toledo 2013 y el premio Áncora de Costa Rica presenta Larga noche hacia mi madre (Penguin Random House, 2013), y Eduardo Lalo (Puerto Rico) presenta Simone (Corregidor, 2011), libro ganador del Premio Internacional de Novela Rómulo Gallegos 2013.  …

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 10:15 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Figuras de la nueva novela mexicana

(Mexican authors share their novel approach to storytelling.) Guadalupe Nettel (México), ganadora del premio Herralde de novela 2014, el premio internacional para narrativa breve Ribera del Duero y el premio alemán Anna Seghers, compartirá su novela Después del invierno (Anagrama, 2014). En colaboración con el Instituto Cultural de México en Miami. En colaboración con  …

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 11:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

De viva voz

(Readings of selected works.) Lectura final de fragmentos de obras en las voces de sus propios autores para cerrar la 32da. Feria del Libro de Miami con broche de oro. Con Odette Alonso (Cuba-México), Carlos Cortés (Costa Rica), Ramón Fernández Larrea (Cuba-EE.UU.), José Fernández Pequeño (Cuba-EE.UU.), Juan Kruz Igerabide (España), Eduardo Lalo (Puerto Rico), Mariasun Landa (España), Gustavo Martín Garzo (España), Pedro Medina (Perú-EE.UU.),…

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November 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 5:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Sara Shepard

From the author of Pretty Little Liars comes The Amateurs, a new series full of crime, intrigue and romance. Four true-crime addicts come together to solve a murder. Problem is, the murderers will do anything to make sure the truth stays buried. RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

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Sara Shepard

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 6:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Margaret Stohl

In Black Widow, Red Vengeance, master spy/assassin Natasha Romanova takes Ava Orlova under her wing, as she is transformed into the deadly Red Widow. RSVPs are required. Entry to this session will not be allowed without an RSVP and a confirmation email. RSVP HERE!…

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Margaret Stohl

Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 7:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Faith Erin Hicks

When Rat, Dao, and Kaidu meet in the streets of The Nameless City, they learn that the only chance the city has of surviving is through unity. 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 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees: Poetry

This year’s nominees of the prestigious National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards in Poetry present selected readings Rita Dove, Collected Poems 1974 – 2004 (W.W. Norton & Company) Peter Gizzi, Archeophonics (Wesleyan University Press) Solmaz Sharif, Look  (Graywolf Press) Jane Mead, The World of Made and Unmade (Alice James Books) Donika Kelly, Bestiary (Graywolf Press) Monica Youn, Blackacre (Graywolf Press) Kevin Young, Blue Laws (Alfred A.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 7:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees: Young People’s Literature

This year’s nominees of the prestigious National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards in Young People’s Literature present selected readings Caren Stelson, Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story Caren (Carolrhoda Books) Anna-Marie McLemore, When the Moon was Ours (Thomas Dunne Books) Nate Powell March: Book Three (Top Shelf Productions) Andrew Aydin, March: Book Three (Top Shelf Productions) Nicola Yoon, The Sun is Also a Star (Delacorte Press) Moderated by co-editor of PW Comics World and Senior News editor of Publishers Weekly,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees: Nonfiction

This year’s nominees of the prestigious National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards in Nonfiction present selected readings. Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Nation Books) Andrés Reséndez, The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Heather Ann Thompson, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy (Pantheon Books) Cathy O’Neil, Weapons of Math Destruction (Crown Publishing Group) Adam Cohen,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees: Fiction

This year’s nominees of the prestigious National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards in Fiction present selected readings. Karan Mahajan, The Association of Small Bombs (Viking Books) Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad (Doubleday) Jacqueline Woodson, Another Brooklyn (Amistad) Chris Bachelder, The Throwback Special (W.W. Norton & Co.) Elizabeth McKenzie, The Portable Veblen (Penguin Press) Adam Haslett, Imagine Me Gone (Little Brown & Co.)…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 6:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Families at Risk: Two Novels

Anne Korkeakivi‘s The Shining Sea, is a decades-spanning story about the ripple effects of war, the passing down of memory, the making of myth, and the power of the ideal of heroism to lead us astray but also to keep us afloat.  Sabina Murray’s Valiant Gentlemen: A Novel reimagines the lives and intimate friendships of humanitarian and Irish patriot Roger Casement; his closest friend, Herbert Ward; and Ward’s extraordinary wife, the Argentinian-American heiress Sarita Sanford.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 7:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Souls Lost and Found: Fiction

The intricate, interlocking stories of Jensen Beach’s story collection, Swallowed by the Cold, are set in a Swedish village on the Baltic Sea as well as in Stockholm over the course of two eventful years. Jill Bialosky’s The Prize follows the fortunes of a partner in a prestigious New York gallery who struggles with the memory of his brilliant but volatile father, the tempers of a high-maintenance artist and her competitive husband, the distress of a rocky marriage,…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Three Lives: Memoirs of Love and Friendship

In her latest collection of innovative, shape-shifting essays, An Earlier Life, Brenda Miller evolves through childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood to enter the wry maturity of middle age. Julie Marie Wade’s Catechism: A Love Story is a collection of poetic essays on reading, loving, and, most delightfully, reading love between the lines. In his memoir, The Narrow Door, Paul Lisicky creates a compelling collage of scenes and images drawn from two long-term relationships,…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Real Food/Fake Food with Larry Olmsted

In Real Food/Fake Food, award-winning food journalist and travel writer Larry Olmsted exposes the pervasive and dangerous fraud perpetrated on unsuspecting Americans.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Crimes Against Humanity: Nonfiction Readings

Philippe Sands’s East West Street: On the Origins of “Genocide” and “Crimes Against Humanity,”  is a memoir about his family history, the battle between three men at the Nuremberg Trial, and the crimes of Hitler’s Third Reich.…

November 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Tillie Walden

In the graphic memoir Spinning, learning how to find your own voice isn’t easy. Neither is giving something up to get just where you need to be. RSVP Here!…

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Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

George O’Connor

Artemis came out of the womb ready for action. She helped deliver her twin brother Apollo—right after she was born! She protects women and young girls, is unrivaled in her hunting abilities, and will slay anyone who crosses her. Learn all about the original wonder woman in Artemis: Goddess of the Hunt. RSVP Here!…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Carol Fitzgerald In Conversation With Ann Hood

Join Carol Fitzgerald of Bookreporter.com as she takes the audience on a tour of great book club reads for fall and winter and interviews author Ann Hood about her newest books The Book that Matters Most: A Novel and Morningstar: Growing Up with Books. In Hood’s novel The Book That Matters Most, a lonely woman who joins a book club is surprised to find that a mysterious book from her childhood will propel her on a quest to unravel the secrets of her past.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Freeman’s: The Future of New Writing

Drawing on recommendations from book editors, critics, translators, and authors from across the globe, Freeman’s: The Future of New Writing includes pieces from a select list of poets, fiction writers, and essayists whose work boldly breaks new ground against a climate of nationalism and siloed thinking, influenced by work from outside their region and genre. Aged twenty-five to seventy, the writers in the issue hail from almost twenty countries and writing in almost as many languages. They are shaping the literary conversation right now and will continue to have an impact for years to come.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Finalists and Winners in Fiction

Elliot Ackerman’s Dark at the Crossing is a contemporary love story set on the Turkish border with Syria. In Daniel Alarcón’s story collection, The King Is Always Above the People, migration, betrayal, family secrets, doomed love, and uncertain futures are transformed into deeply human stories with high stakes. Lisa Ko‘s powerful debut, The Leavers, winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Fiction, follows one young man’s search for his mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant who disappears when he’s 11 years old.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees and Finalists in Nonfiction

Erica Armstrong Dunbar‘s Never Caught: The Washington’s Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge is the powerful and surprising narrative of George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave. In Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, James Forman, Jr. explains why the war on crime that began in the 1970s was supported by many African American leaders in the nation’s urban centers. David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI is a twisting,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees and Finalists in Young People’s Literature

In Robin Benway’s Far From the Tree, being the middle child has its ups and downs, but for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. In Samantha Mabry’s All the Wind in the World, a couple on the run may have to pay a frighteningly high price for their love. Charmaine Craig’s Miss Burma, based on the lives of the author’s mother and grandparents, …

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Running with Raven

In Running with Raven, Laura Lee Huttenbach tells the incredible story of Robert “Raven” Kraft, a lonely outcast, who, in 1975, made a New Years’ resolution to run eight miles on South Beach every day. Over forty years, 125,000 miles, seven hurricanes, chronic back pain and several hospitalizations later, he hasn’t missed a single day. Huttenbach also tells the stories of the people whose lives Raven has touched – as well as a story of Miami, an urban history in which ordinary people are rescued from the margins.…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

From Pain to Prose: Writing Hard Stories

What does it take to write an honest memoir? Melanie Brooks’ Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma (Beacon Press) describes more than a dozen celebrated authors’ treks through dark memories and breakthrough moments. Join Brooks and two of the writers profiled in Writing Hard Stories—Edwidge Danticat and Richard Blanco—for an honest discussion of what it takes to transform personal pain into prose. Sponsored by:…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Memorable Memoirs: A Reading

Janet Capron‘s memoir, Blue Money, is an intimate, no-holds-barred portrait of her experiences as a prostitute in early-70s New York City. My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean is Amy Dresner‘s darkly funny and revealing debut memoir of her twenty-year battle with sex, drugs, and alcohol addiction, and what happens when she finally emerges on the other side.…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

James Judd on Learning the Hard Way

Storyteller and playwright James Judd‘s collection, Now I Know: Essays and Monologues, gathers together eleven of his Snap Judgment stories featuring “spectacular public embarrassments and utter failures.”…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Radical Behavior: Three Memoirs

Award-winning cookbook author, Cree LeFavour‘s debut memoir is Lights On, Rats Out, an exploration of her early twenties when she, as a graduate student in psychology, habitually burned herself with cigarettes, then developed an intimate relationship with her psychiatrist. In The Mighty Franks, former Los Angeles Times book critic Michael Frank presents the story of his eccentric Hollywood family, especially his glamorous but dangerously possessive Aunt Hank. Ben Blum’s Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers,

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Let’s Get Personal: Essays and Memoir

The funny poignant essays in Ada Calhoun’s Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give explore the bedrooms of modern coupledom for a nuanced discussion of infidelity, existential anxiety, and the many other obstacles to staying together. Dani Shapiro’s memoir, Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage, opens the door to her house, her marriage, and her heart, and invites us to witness her own marital reckoning.…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Medical Memoirs

Elizabeth Silver’s memoir, The Tincture of Time: A Memoir of (Medical) Uncertainty, is set against the unexplained stroke of the author’s newborn daughter and recounts her daughter’s first year. Hospice consultant and expert in quality of life at the end of life, Melanie P. Merriman, presents her poignant and timely memoir, Holding the Net: Caring for My Mother on the Tightrope of Aging, which shares her struggle to care for her fiercely independent aging mother. Neurologist Joel Salinas chronicles his experiences as a doctor living with synesthesia in his new book,…

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November 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 10:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Kate Schatz

You might know of Malala Yousuafzai and Anne Frank, but have you heard of about Trisha Prabhu, who invented an anti-cyberbullying app at age 13? Learn about a diverse group of incredible and inspiring young women in Rad Girls Can.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Authors T Cooper & Allison Glock-Cooper

In the final installment of the bestselling Changers series, our hero changes into the body and social status of her dreams. What will she do with her newfound influence? Forever explores what it means to find yourself—even as your self keeps changing.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees and Finalists in Fiction

Celebrate the 2018 National Book Award Nominees and Finalists in Fiction, in recognition of some of the most outstanding works of fiction published in the U.S. this year. Moderated by Ellen Book. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Short Stories: A Reading

In If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi: Stories Neel Patel gives voice to our most deeply held stereotypes about first generation Indian Americans and then slowly undermines them. In the nine expansive, searching stories of Jamel Brinkley’s A Lucky Man, fathers and sons attempt to salvage relationships with friends and family members and confront mistakes made in the past. Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s Friday Black is a piercingly raw debut story collection; a treacherously surreal,…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees and Finalists in Nonfiction

Celebrate the 2018 National Book Award Nominees and Finalists in Nonfiction, in recognition of some of the most outstanding works of nonfiction published in the U.S. this year. Moderated by Fernand Amandi. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Literary Stewardship as Political Stewardship

What is the role of the writer under the present conditions, both nationally and globally? These three writers discuss how they grapple with America in the world, and their commitment to exploring literature from a social justice viewpoint. A conversation with Tom Sleigh, John Freeman,Edwidge Danticat and Ru Freeman. Moderated by Tom Sleigh.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On Race: Readings From Nonfiction

Ron Stallworth’s Black Klansman is an amazing true story that reads like a crime thriller, and a searing portrait of a divided America. R.J. Young‘s Let It Bang: A Young Black Man’s Reluctant Odyssey Into Guns explores the quest, funny and searing, of a young black man learning to shoot—a fascinating odyssey into race, guns, and self-protection in America.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

True Crime: Readings

Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found is the gripping true story of a small town with a big secret by Gilbert King. The Corporation: An Epic Story of the Cuban American Underworld by T.J. English is an epic story of gangsters, drugs, violence, sex, and murder rooted in the streets. When a stolen car is recovered on the Gulf Coast of Florida, it sets off a search for a missing woman in Cutter Wood’s Love and Death in the Sunshine State: The Story of a Crime.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Historical Novels: A Reading

A Chicago reporter with a second job as undercover agent for the U.S. government, is officially in Paris doing a story on American ambulance drivers in the early days of WWI, but his intelligence handler, James Polk Trask, soon broadens his mission in Robert Olen Butler’s Paris in the Dark. B.A. Shapiro’s new novel The Collector’s Apprentice is an unforgettable tale about the lengths to which people will go for their obsession, whether it be art,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Crime and Consequences: Readings from New Novels

An epidemic of violence is sweeping the country: musicians are being murdered onstage in the middle of their sets by members of their audience in Destroy All Monsters: The Last Rock Novel by Jeff Jackson. From Martin Solares, a writer whose work has been praised as “Latin American fiction at its pulpy phantasmagorical finest,” Don’t Send Flowers is a novel centered on a retired police detective in northern Mexico who has to go up against corruption and widespread violence.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Life Music: Readings from Two Novels

Michael Zadoorian’s Beautiful Music is a novel about one young man’s transformation through music. The Sopranos actor, Michael Imperioli’s debut novel, The Perfume Burned His Eyes, tells the story of a teenage boy who becomes a quasi-assistant to Lou Reed in 1970s Manhattan.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Opioid Crisis

Beth Macy’s Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America is the only book to fully chart the devastating opioid crisis in America. Maureen Cavanagh’s gripping memoir If You Love Me is the story of a mother who suddenly finds herself on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic as her daughter battles—and ultimately reckons with—substance use disorder.…

November 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 10:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Maulik Pancholy

When he starts middle school, Rahul’s grandfather gives him advice: “Find one thing you’re really good at and become THE BEST AT IT.” But what if he discovers he isn’t the best at anything?…

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 11:30 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Brittney Morris

By day, Kiera Johnson is an honors student, math tutor, and one of the only Black kids at Jefferson Academy. By night, she’s secretly the game developer for an online multiplayer Black Panther-inspired video game. In SLAY, she must battle a real-life troll intent on ruining the game. Can she protect her game without losing herself in the process?…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Readings From New Fiction

Kristen Arnett’s debut novel Mostly Dead Things is a darkly funny, heart-wrenching, and eccentric look at loss and love. In Jill Ciment’s novel, The Body in Question, two sequestered jurors in a sensational murder trial embark on a furtive love affair. Orange World and Other Stories displays Karen Russell’s comedic genius and mesmerizing storytelling talent in eight exuberant, vivid, unforgettable stories.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Historical Fiction: Three Novels

Set during the tumultuous George W. Bush years — amid the twin catastrophes of the Iraq insurgency and Hurricane Katrina — Landfall brings Thomas Mallon’s cavalcade of contemporary American politics to a vivid and emotional climax. In her historical novel The Flight Portfolio, Julie Orringer weaves invention and facts as she follows the efforts of one man to save artists and writers from the carnage of WWII. John Burnham Schwartz’s The Red Daughter is a sweeping historical novel and unexpected love story inspired by the remarkable life of Svetlana Alliluyeva,…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees and winner in Fiction

The National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards recognize some of the most outstanding works of fiction published in the U.S. each year. Moderated by Ellen Book, Miami Dade Public Library System Branch Manager. Susan Choi, Trust Exercise Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Sabrina & Corina: Stories Marlon James, Black Leopard, Red Wolf Laila Lalami, The Other Americans Kimberly King Parsons, Black Light: Stories Helen Phillips, The Need Julia Phillips,

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Trials & Tribulations: Readings

In The Last Trial, Scott Turow brings back defense lawyer Sandy Stern, now 85,  to take one last case. In Chris Pavone’s new thriller, The Paris Diversion, American expat Kate Moore is back to discover that a massive terror attack across Paris is not what it seems. In Susan Isaac’s Takes One to Know One, a former FBI agent turned suburban housewife finds intrigue at a weekly luncheon meeting.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Fiction: A Reading

A young Russian woman comes into her own in the midst of revolution and civil war in Janet Fitch’s Chimes of a Lost Cathedral. In her novel A Student of History, Nina Revoyr explores both, the beginnings of Los Angeles and the present-day dynamics of race and class.  In Susan Choi’s novel, The Trust Exercise, students at a highly competitive performing arts high school struggle and thrive in a rarified bubble in the 1980s.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Philip Caputo on Hunter’s Moon

Philip Caputo’s Hunter’s Moon: A Novel in Stories offers a mosaic of stories set in a small town where no act is private. Caputo will be in conversation with his son, journalist Marc Caputo. …

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Historical Novels

Jennifer Cody Epstein’s novel, Wunderland, is an intimate portrait of a friendship severed by history, and a sweeping saga of wartime, motherhood and just how far we might go in order to belong.  In Mamta Chaudhry’s Haunting Paris a bereaved pianist discovers a letter among her late lover’s possessions, launching her into a search for a child who vanished in the turbulence of wartime Paris. In conversation with author Debra Dean. Sponsored by        …

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Three Novels, a Reading

Mary Beth Keane’s Ask Again, Yes is a profoundly moving novel about two neighboring families in a suburban town, the friendship between their children, and a tragedy that reverberates over four decades. In Black Light, Kimberly King Parsons’s collection of short stories, she explores first love and self-loathing, addiction, marriage and more, with raw, poetic ferocity. In Julia Phillips’s novel Disappearing Earth, two sisters living in the far eastern Russian peninsula of Kamchatka go mysteriously missing,…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Fantasy and Fun

The Big Book of Classic Fantasy, edited by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer, is an anthology of fantastic tales that offers both careful scholarship and fun. Jeff VanderMeer—whom The New Yorker has anointed “the weird Thoreau”—will also discuss his brand new novel, Dead Astronauts, which makes a mind-bending, form-stretching, and altogether dazzling return to the universe of his previous novel, Borne, to address one of its central mysteries: the three dead astronauts at the crossroads of the City. …

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