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November 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 5:30 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Protect Yourself Against Scams, Identity Theft

Adam Levin, a longtime consumer advocate and identity fraud expert, offers strategies for dealing with personal cyber-attacks in Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves.…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 6:30 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Paths to Success

Miss Jessie’s: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch – Naturally is a memoir and business guide rich with inspirational life lessons and unique business advice from Miko Branch, the chief executive officer of Miss Jessie’s — a company that revolutionized the hair care industry. Television legal analyst and attorney Lisa Green offers a witty, direct and empowering legal guide for women, in On Your Case: A Comprehensive, Compassionate (and Only Slightly Bossy) Legal Guide for Every Stage of a Woman’s Life.…

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Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 8:00 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Dealing with Differences

Alan Jackowitz’s No, I’m Not Drunk!: Taming My Parkinson’s With Humor, Music and Charity is the memoir of a man who takes his Parkinson’s diagnosis in stride (albeit shuffly), and discovers he is able to make a difference in the world. The Forgotten Child, Anne Ford’s fourth book concerning children with learning disabilities, addresses the sensitivities of non-learning disabled siblings.…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 9:00 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Live Your Most Humorous Life: New Nonfiction

Agorafabulous!: Dispatches from My Bedroom is comedian, writer, and blogger Sara Benincasa’s hilarious, raw, and unforgettable account of how a terrified young woman evolved into a (relatively) high-functioning professional smartass. Former Saturday Night Live writer and cast member, Terry Sweeney’s Irritable Bowels and The People Who Give You Them, examines a crazy world that could tie anyone’s bowels in a knot. From award-winning New Yorker cartoonist Matthew Diffee, Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People is a hilarious mix of cartoons,…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 10:30 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Life Is Art: New Memoir

A scholar and writer uses Dante’s Divine Comedy to shepherd him through the dark wood of grief and mourning, in Joseph Luzzi’s In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love. Journalist,  essayist, and bestselling author Michael Paterniti presents seventeen wide-ranging essays collected for the first time in Love and Other Ways of Dying, a 2015 National Book Award Longlist selection in Nonfiction.…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 6:00 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Culture and Politics in Kenya, Cuba and Jamaica

In The Yankee Comandante: The Untold Story of Courage, Passion, and One American’s Fight to Liberate Cuba, Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss skillfully reveal the inner workings of the Cuban Revolution while detailing the love story of a rebel nurse and an American street hero who left their mark on history. In Laura Lee Huttenbach’s The Boy is Gone: Conversations with a Mau Mau General portrays the struggle for Kenyan independence in the words of a freedom fighter whose life spanned the twentieth century’s most dramatic transformations.…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 7:30 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

American Lives: Black Heroes of the 20th Century

Award-winning radio producer Sonja D. Williams draws on archives and hard-to-access family records to tell the story of the black radio dramatist who paved the way for a generation of activists, in Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom. In Dean Dixon: Negro at Home, Maestro Abroad, conductor and scholar Rufus Jones, Jr. brings to light unpublished primary sources to tell the compelling story of this great American conductor. The injustices of Jim Crow America are brought to life in Linda Hervieux‘s Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes,…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 9:00 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Race in America: A Reading from New Nonfiction

Allyson Hobbs’s A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life is a revelatory history of African-Americans who passed as whites between the 18th and mid-20th centuries. Based on more than eighty interviews, Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South, is Andrew Maraniss’s fast-paced, richly detailed biography of Perry Wallace, the first African American basketball player in the SEC. Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic Margo Jefferson’s memoir,…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 10:30 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Oppression, Revolution and Change: New Nonfiction

Acclaimed journalist Nelson A. Denis‘s War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony tells the story of a forgotten revolution and its context in Puerto Rico’s history, from the US invasion in 1898 to the modern-day struggle for self-determination. In Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of Katrina, investigative journalist Ronnie Greene explores one of the most dramatic cases of police violence seen in our country in the last decade.…

November 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 6:00 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Readings from Three Novels

The German Girl (La Niña Alemana) is Armando Lucas Correa’s debut novel, in which a twelve-year-old girl flees Nazi-occupied Germany with her family and best friend, only to discover that the overseas asylum they had been promised is an illusion. David Unger’s novel, The Mastermind is a fascinating depiction of modern-day Guatemala and the corrupt, criminal, and threatening reality that permeates its society.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 7:30 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Of Love and Loss, and Laughter: Two Novels

Jane Alison’s Nine Island is an intimate autobiographical novel, told by a narrator who, after decades of disasters with men, is trying to decide whether to withdraw forever from romantic love. Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty is Ramona Ausubel‘s imaginative novel about a wealthy New England family in the 1960s and ’70s that suddenly loses its fortune — and its bearings.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

New Lives: Readings from Novels of Places and Families, Lost and Found

Jennine Capó Crucet‘s debut novel, Make Your Home Among Strangers, tells the moving story of a young woman torn between generational, cultural, and political forces. Set in the vibrant coastal and Caribbean communities of Miami; the Florida Keys; Havana, Cuba; and Cartagena, Colombia;  Patricia Engel‘s The Veins of the Ocean delivers a profound and riveting story of fractured lives finding solace and redemption in the natural world, and in one another. Derek Palacio’s The Mortifications follows the journey of a Cuban-American family from their exile on the Mariel boatlift to Hartford,…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:30 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Two Writers and Their Editor: A Conversation With John Dufresne and Ann Hood, Moderated by Jill Bialosky

John Dufresne‘s crime novel, I Don’t Like Where This Is Going, continues the misadventures of therapist-on-the-run Wylie “Coyote” Melville, this time in Las Vegas, where he’s witnessed a woman falling to her death outside the Luxor Hotel. Ann Hood, the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle, presents an enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature in The Book That Matters Most. Moderator Jill Bialosky is Executive Editor and Vice President of the publisher W.W.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 5:00 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Israel, Out of the Treasure Box

Sarah Arison presents her grandmother Lin Arinson’s beautifully designed  The Desert and the Cities Sing: Discovering Today’s Israel: A Treasure Box, a unique boxed set that includes photographs, films, books and more to help readers explore Israel’s fascinating, diverse, and complex culture.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 6:00 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Racial Terrorism in the United States of America

Patrick Phillips’s work of historical nonfiction, Blood at the Root, is a sweeping American tale that spans the Cherokee removals of the 1830s, the Reconstruction, the crushing injustice of Forsyth, Georgia’s racial cleansing, and uncovers a history of racial terrorism that continues to shape America in the 21st century. Grace and Justice on Death Row: A Race Against Time to Free an Innocent Man tells the story of Alfred Dewayne Brown, who spent over twelve years in prison for a high-profile crime he did not commit,…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 7:30 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Racism in America: Investigations on the Way to Effectuating Change

Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt is Sarah Jaffe’s investigation of today’s political radicals—troublemakers of all stripes who challenge the notion that Americans are apathetic. Award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning that racist ideas in this country have a long and lingering history, one in which nearly every great American thinker is complicit. In White Rage, Carol Anderson pulls back the veil that has long covered actions made in the name of protecting democracy,…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Edge of Sports: Readings and Discussion with Two Authors from Akashic Books

In his latest nonfiction book, Fair Play: How LGBT Athletes Are Claiming Their Rightful Place in Sports, Cyd Zeigler examines the history how sports have transformed for LGBT athletes. Jessica Luther’s Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape is a meticulously researched and powerful exposé on the epidemic of cover-up that surrounds sexual assault and college football players.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:30 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Marriage Equality Means Love Wins

Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality, by Debbie Cenziper and Jim Obergefell, is the fascinating, moving story of the lovers, lawyers, judges and activists behind the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that led to one of the most important, national civil rights victories in decades — the legalization of same-sex marriage. Moderated by Elizabeth F. Schwartz (Before I Do: A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay and Otherwise)…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

African Americans in Florida’s History

In White Sand, Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami’s Virginia Key, historian and longtime Miami activist Gregory Bush recounts this unique story and the current state of public space in South Florida, which are intimately interwoven with the history of segregation. Marvin Dunn’s A History of Florida: Through Black Eyes recounts the history of Florida with a focus on the untold contributions of African-Americans. Investigating this dark period of the state’s history and focusing on a rash of anti-black violence that took place during the 1940s,…

November 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Queer Perspectives

James Allen Hall‘s collection of essays, I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well, recounts his journey to queerness, which persisted despite a youth marred by violence, addiction, and homophobia.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Essays and Memoir: A Reading

Author of The Adderall Diaries, Stephen Elliott, gathers personal essays, reportage, and profiles written over fifteen years to tell a powerful story about outsiders and underdogs, in Sometimes I Think About It. In his memoir, The Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah: Fear and Love in the Modern Middle East, armed only with college Arabic and restless curiosity, Adam Valen Levinson set out to “learn about the world 9/11 made us fear.”…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Family and Relationships: Memoirs

Joyce Maynard presents her memoir of finding strength in the midst of great loss, in The Best of Us. To the New Owners: A Martha’s Vineyard Memoir is Madeleine Blais‘s recollection of summers spent at her in-laws bucolic cottage. In her memoir The Wine Lover’s Daughter, Anne Fadiman examines her relationship with her father, Clifton Fadiman, a renowned literary critic, editor, and radio host whose greatest love was wine.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

American History: A Reading

Althea McDowell Altemus’s memoir, Big Bosses: A Working Girl’s Memoir of Jazz Age America, edited by Professor of History Robin F. Bachin, presents a one-of-a-kind peek inside the excitement & challenges of being a woman and a professional during the roaring ‘20s. Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital is a riveting history of New York’s iconic public hospital that charts the turbulent rise of American medicine, from Pulitzer prize-winning author,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

American Cultural Icons

Meryl Gordon brings readers an illuminating biography of this last scion of the gilded age of American wealth, in Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend. My Life with Frank Sinatra is a candid and eye-opening inside look at the final decades of Sinatra’s life, told by his long-time manager and friend, Eliot Weisman.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

True Stories of Separation and Loss

Patricia Posner’s biography, The Pharmacist of Auschwitz, tells the little-known story of a Bayer pharmaceutical salesman from Romania who became the chief pharmacist at the largest Nazi death camp during World War II—Auschwitz . Victor Ripp‘s memoir Hell’s Traces: One Murder, Two Families, Thirty-Five Holocaust Memorials tells the story of the two families’ divergent paths during and in the aftermath of WWII.…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Good Gangsters: A Reading  

In his novel Gangster Nation, the sequel to Gangsterland, Tod Goldberg traces how the things we most value in our lives―home, health, even our spiritual lives―have been built on the enterprises of criminals. Nelson George’s To Funk and Die in LA, the fourth book in the D Hunter crime-fiction series, brings the ex-bodyguard to the City of Angels on a very dark mission when his grandfather, businessman Daniel “Big Danny” Hunter, is shot dead in a drive-by.…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Two Thrillers: A Reading

A washed-up ex-journalist looking for a missing girl in San Francisco is framed by a Guatemalan hit man for a series of murders, in Bradley Spinelli‘s crime thriller, The Painted Gun. In Robert Arellano’s Havana Lunar, Dr. Mano Rodriguez takes an undercover assignment to the most dangerous city in Latin America: Miami.…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Masterful Mysteries and Thrillers: A Reading

In William Heffernan’s The Scientology Murders: A Dead Detective Novel, Detective Harry Doyle’s murder investigation forces him to penetrate one of the most private institutions in the country in order to track down those responsible. Inspired by an actual case, James Grippando‘s Most Dangerous Place: A Jack Swyteck Novel, explores the fine line between victim and perpetrator, innocence and guilt, and cold-blooded revenge and rightful retribution. In James W. Hall’s When They Come for You,…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Florida Mysteries and Thrillers

Alex Segura‘s latest book in the Pete Fernandez Miami Mystery Series is Dangerous Ends, which pushes Pete Fernandez into a battle with a deadlier, more complex threat, as he tries to shake off the demons haunting Miami’s own, sordid past. Lightwood is Steph Post’s story of a man caught in a complicated web of thievery, brutality and betrayal. Simone Kelly‘s suspenseful and sexy debut novel, Like a Fly on the Wall, presents a psychic and a budding private eye joined together to unearth family secrets?…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

A Series of Mysteries: Fiction

Sixth in Wiliam C. Gordon‘s series of noir mysteries featuring newspaper reporter Samuel Hamilton, Unfinished confronts the question: how much hurt can be repaired when betrayal, kidnapping, and violence touch a person’s life? Clownfish Blues, the latest installment of Tim Dorsey’s bestselling Serge A. Storm series, features Serge and company getting mixed up with villains who are gaming the Florida state lottery, all the while trying to recreate “episodes” of the classic TV show, Route 66.…

November 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Masters of Mystery: A Reading

From Florida’s king of mayhem bestselling author Tim Dorsey—comes The Pope of Palm Beach: A Novel, a diabolically madcap adventure featuring the indomitable Serge A. Storms. When the body of the president of the pre-eminent black fraternity at the University of Florida, is discovered hogtied in the swamps of the Suwanee River Valley, the death sets off a firestorm that threatens to rage out of control in James Grippando’s A Death in Live Oak: A Jack Swyteck Novel.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Masters of Fiction: A Reading

Criminal psychologist Kieran Finnegan is accosted by a desperate woman who shoves an infant into her arms and then flees, only to be murdered minutes later in Heather Graham’s crime thriller A Dangerous Game. Former Congressman Steve Israel’s Big Guns: A Novel is a comic tale about the mighty firearm industry, a small Long Island town, and Washington politics.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Masters of Mystery: A Reading

It’s the summer of 1894, and an infidelity case has brought PI Mary Handley to a far corner of Brooklyn: Coney Island in Lawrence H. Levy’s Last Stop in Brooklyn: A Mary Handley Mystery. In Eileen Pollack’s The Bible of Dirty Jokes, when Ketzel Weinrach’s beloved brother Potsie goes missing in Las Vegas, she not only must try to find him, she must confront her family’s shady history and their ties to the legendary Jewish mob,…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Masters of Mysteries: A Reading

Joe Clifford’s novel The One That Got Away is a dark, psychological thriller, featuring a compelling, conflicted heroine and a page-turning narrative that races toward its final, shocking conclusion. Teresa Dovalpage’s novel Death Comes in Through the Kitchen is set in Havana during the Black Spring of 2003, a charming but poison-laced culinary mystery reveals the darker side of the modern Revolution. In Blackout, the latest novel in Alex Segura’s acclaimed Pete Fernandez Mystery series,…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Fathers and Sons: Readings from New Fiction and Nonfiction

In Dustin Parsons Exploded View: Essays on Fatherhood & Work with Figures & Graphs “graphic” essays play with the conventions of telling a life story and with how illustration and text work together in print. In Furnishing Eternity: A Father, a Son, a Coffin, and a Measure of Life, David Giffels confronts mortality, survives loss, and finds resilience through an unusual woodworking project—constructing, with his father, his own coffin. Spencer Wise’s The Emperor of Shoes: A Novel is a transfixing story about an expatriate in southern China who takes over his father’s business and must confront the brewing political change being brought about by one of the company’s seamstresses.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Other Worlds: Readings from New Speculative Fiction

Rena Rossner‘s debut fantasy, The Sisters of the Winter Wood invites you to enter a world filled with magic, folklore, and the dangers of the woods. Sam Miller’s sci-fi novel Blackfish City is a remarkably urgent tale of political corruption, organized crime, technology run amok, the consequences of climate change, gender identity, and the unifying power of human connection.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Historical Fiction: A Reading and Conversation

Jon Michael Varese’s The Spirit Photographer is a stunning novel of historical suspense about a charismatic conman haunted—perhaps literally—by a ghost from his past.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Identity, Faith and Family: A GLBTQI+ Memoir

Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family tells the story of Garrard Conley who was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to “cure” him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life.  Now a motion picture out this fall, Boy Erased is a testament to love that survives despite all odds. Conley will appear in conversation with Miami Film Festival Executive Director Jaie Laplante.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

LGBTQI+ Lives in Fiction: A Reading From Two Novels

Joseph Cassara’s The House of Impossible Beauties: A Novel is a gritty and gorgeous debut that follows a cast of gay and transgender club kids navigating the Harlem ball scene of the 1980s and ’90s. Laurie Frankel’s This Is How It Always Is: A Novel explores the consequences of trying to keep a family secret in a family of five boys, the youngest of whom dreams of being a princess and wearing dresses.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On LGBTQI+ Histories and Issues Today

Arlene Stein draws from dozens of interviews with transgender people and their friends and families, as well as with activists and medical and psychological experts in Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity. Robert Fieseler’s Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation is an essential work of American civil rights history that reconstructs the 1973 fire that devastated New Orleans’ subterranean gay community. In his fascinating history,…

November 2019

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Beatles from A to Zed

In The Beatles from A to Zed: An Alphabetical Mystery Tour, record producer and performer Peter Asher takes readers on an alphabetical journey of insights into the music of the Beatles.  In conversation with WLRN Radio host Joe Johnson.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Making Music

Evelyn McDonnell’s Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyonce. Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl is an unprecedented celebration of 104 musical artists, and the history of the evolution and importance of women in music. Ed Ward’s The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 2, covers the period between The Beatles’ arrival to America in 1964 to the mid-70s, one of the most exciting eras of rock history.  Jim Daniels is the editor of RESPECT: The Poetry of Detroit Music,…

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Making Music

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Hollywood Lives, Real and Imagined

Illuminating the love story of Tennessee Williams and his longtime partner Frank Merlo, Christopher Castellani’s  Leading Men is a glittering novel of desire and ambition, set against the glamorous literary circles of 1950s Italy. Rocky Lang’s Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking reproduces in scores of insightful pieces of correspondence from some of the most notable film industry names of all time. Funny Man: Mel Brooks is a deeply textured and compelling biography of the comedy giant from Patrick McGilligan.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Lie: A Memoir

William Dameron’s The Lie: A Memoir of Two Marriages, Catfishing & Coming Out is a candid memoir of denial, stolen identities, betrayal, faking it, and coming out. Moderated by Elyssa Goodman, a New York-based writer and photographer.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

In Their Own Words: Readings

Jimmy Neurosis, James Oseland´s memoir, tells us about being young and gay during the 1970s punk revolution in America. In Mama’s Boy: A Story from Our Americas, LGBTQ activist Dustin Lance Black explores how he and his conservative Mormon mother built bridges across today’s great divides.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Outside Looking In: Short Stories

Jonathan Blum’s The Usual Uncertainties: Stories follows characters and communities often consigned to the edge of the frame.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Miami In Pictures

Manny Hernandez’s CANDIDS Miami is a collection of images from Miami’s 90’s celebrity scene.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

True Stories of How We Do, and Don’t, Get Around in South Florida

Making Good Time: True Stories of How We Do, and Don’t, Get Around in South Florida is an anthology of more than thirty Miami transit-related stories, edited by Lynne Barrett. Barrett will be joined by contributors Terence Cantarella, Jennine Capó Crucet, Alex Segura, and Sammy Mack.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

In the Kitchen

In From Scratch: 10 Meals, 175 Recipes, and Dozens of Techniques You Will Use Over and Over, James Beard Award-winning food writer Michael Ruhlman looks at 10 favorite meals, and then sets you up to explore in the kitchen. In Hotbox: Inside Catering, the Food World’s Riskiest Business, Matt Lee and Ted Lee take on the competitive, wild world of high-end catering.…

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In the Kitchen

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On the Table: Food Memoirs

Boris Fishman’s Savage Feast: Three Generations, Two Continents, and a Dinner Table (A Memoir with Recipes) explores the challenges of navigating two cultures from an unusual angle. In his funny and irreverent memoir The Book of Eating, restaurant critic Adam Platt recounts a globe-trotting life lived meal-to-meal. Kwame Onwuachi’s memoir Notes from a Young Black Chef, is a heartfelt story of chasing his dreams – from modest beginnings to the top of the culinary world.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Readings From Two Novels

In Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bones by Micah Dean Hicks, when new arrivals to fictional Swine Hill begin scoring precious jobs at the last factory in town, both the living and the dead are furious. In Stephen Chbosky’s horror novel Imaginary Friend, a single mother and her son are caught in the middle of a war playing out between good and evil, with their small town as the battleground.…

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