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November 2018

Saturday, November 17 @ 11:00 am
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Alexander Chee in conversation with Garnette Cadogan

Alexander Chee’s How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays explores the author’s education as a man, writer, and activist — and how we form our identities in life and in art.  In conversation with essayist and journalist Garnette Cadogan.…

Saturday, November 17 @ 12:30 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

20th Century Lives: Readings from Three Biographies

Debra Dean’s Hidden Tapestry: Jan Yoors, His Two Wives, and the War That Made Them One, tells the remarkable true story of Belgian-American artist Jan Yoors— childhood vagabond, wartime resistance fighter, New York bohemian— and the two women who agreed to share his life. The Life of Saul Bellow: Love and Strife, 1965-2005 (Vol. 2) by Zachary Leader examines the second half of acclaimed writer Saul Bellow’s life. David N. Schwartz’s The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi,

Saturday, November 17 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Neruda: A Life Presented by The Leon Levy Center for Biography

Mark Eisner’s Neruda: The Poet’s Calling is the most definitive biography to date of the poet Pablo Neruda, a moving portrait of one of the most intriguing and influential figures in Latin American history. In conversation with Thad Ziolkowski, Associate Director of The Leon Levy Center for Biography.…

Saturday, November 17 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Living and the Dead: A Conversation Presented by The Leon Levy Center for Biography

The task of the biographer is to resurrect the dead–or so we think–to bring back to life a figure who has receded from our consciousness. This has been the life’s work of two of our most distinguished biographers. Stacy Schiff has reached back (with the exception of her book on Vera Nabokov) to the remote reaches of time, from Cleopatra to the Salem Witches and Ben Franklin. Kai Bird has chosen figures closer to our own time–Robert Oppenheimer, the Mcbundy brothers,…

Saturday, November 17 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On Visionary Women Presented by The Leon Levy Center for Biography

Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World, by Andrea Barnet and Marie Brenner, chronicles the way four influential women we thought we knew well spearheaded the modern progressive movement.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 11:00 am
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Readings from Three Memoirs

Glynnis MacNicol embarks on a revealing journey of self-discovery that continually contradicts everything she’d been led to expect about her fortieth year in the memoir No One Tells You This: A Memoir. Tessa Fontaine‘s astonishing memoir of pushing past fear, The Electric Woman, follows the author on a life-affirming journey of loss and self-discovery through her time on the road with the last traveling American sideshow and her relationship with an adventurous, spirited mother. When We Were Ghouls follows Amy Wallen’s recollections of her family who,…

Sunday, November 18 @ 12:30 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Family Stories: A Reading from New Fiction and Nonfiction

In A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story About Schizophrenia Sandy Allen translates the autobiography of their schizophrenic uncle, artfully creating a gripping coming-of-age story that illuminates the experience of living with schizophrenia like never before. Jean Guerrero’s Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir explores a daughter’s quest to understand her charismatic and troubled father, an immigrant who crosses borders both real and illusory.…

Sunday, November 18 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Life Stories: A Reading in Two Genres

A warped and exhilarating tale of love and lust, Matthew Klam’s Who Is Rich?  is a novel of family, monogamy, the intoxicating beauty of children, and the challenging interdependence of two soulful, sensitive creatures in a confusing domestic alliance. Told with zinging wit and zero propriety, Lacks Self-Control is a testament to Roy Sekoff’s unwavering commitment to overshare. Congratulations, Who Are You Again? is Harrison Scott Key’s instructive tale of pursuing his destiny with relentless and often misguided devotion,…

Sunday, November 18 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On Their Own Terms: Readings from Two Novels

That Woman from Mississippi opens with author Norma Watkins’ flight from her husband and children in segregated Mississippi and explores the consequences of exile. Reclaimed is Antonia Williams-Gary’s memoir about her struggle in silence through decades of emotional abuse, while maintaining a high profile, public marriage.…

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