The 2019 Miami Book Fair is just around the corner. But with more than 100 events offered, it can be difficult to decide which programs to attend. Today, Books & Books is spotlighting 9 events you do not want to miss.


An Evening with Joy-Ann Reid

Sunday, November 17, 7pm

Chapman Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor

Joy-Ann Reid is the host of AM Joy –a twice-weekly political talk show that airs weekend mornings on MSNBC. She is also a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC and writes a weekly column for The Daily Beast. In her latest book, The Man Who Sold America (William Morrow), Reid places the Trump era within the context of modern history, examining the profound social changes that led us to this point.

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Eve Ensler in Conversation with Aja Monet

Monday, November 18, 8 pm

Chapman Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor

Eve Ensler is a Tony Award-winning playwright, author, performer, and activist. Her international phenomenon, The Vagina Monologues, has been published in 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries. She is the founder of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, and One Billion Rising, the largest global mass action to end gender-based violence in over 200 countries.

Aja Monet is a Caribbean-American poet. Her poems are wise, lyrical, and courageous. Monet won the legendary Nuyorican Poet’s Café Grand Slam title and has been internationally recognized for combining her spellbound voice and vivid poetic imagery on stage. In 2018, Monet’s first full collection of poetry, My Mother Was A Freedom Fighter, was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.

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An Evening with George F. Will

Tuesday, November 19, 6pm

Chapman Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George F. Will has written fourteen books including One Man’s America, Men at Work, and Statecraft as Soulcraft He writes a twice-weekly syndicated column on politics and domestic and foreign affairs for the Washington Post. The Wall Street Journal once called him “perhaps the most powerful journalist in America.

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An Evening with John Waters

Tuesday, November 19, 8pm

Chapman Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor

John Waters is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, author, journalist, visual artist, and art collector. He is also the author of the best-selling books Role Models (2010) and Carsick (2014). In his newest book Mr. Know-It-All (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), Waters dishes it up well-done, and done more than once. He features cameos by a cast of dozens, from Divine, Mink Stole and Johnny Depp, to Kathleen Turner, Patricia Hearst, and Tracey Ullman, and includes photos from the author’s personal collection.

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An Evening with Mo Rocca

Wednesday, November 20, 6pm

Chapman Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor

Mo Rocca is a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, host of The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, and host and creator of the Cooking Channel’s My Grandmother’s Ravioli, in which he learns to cook from grandmothers and grandfathers across the country. He’s a frequent panelist on NPR’s Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, a four season correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and a four season correspondent on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

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Pat Mitchell in Conversation with Catalina Escobar

Wednesday, November 20, 7pm

Auditorium Bldg. 1, 2nd Floor

Pat Mitchell was the first woman president of PBS, CNN Productions, and The Paley Center for Media, as well as an award-winning producer of documentaries and TV series. She is the cofounder and curator of TEDWomen and the Connected Women Leaders Initiative, chair of Sundance Institute and Co-Chair of The Women’s Media Center, trustee of the Skoll Foundation, and advisor to Participant Media. In Becoming a Dangerous Woman (Seal Press), she shares her own path to power, from a childhood spent on a cotton farm in the South to her unprecedented rise in media and global affairs.

 

Granted the National Merit Order Award by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in 2011, Catalina Escobar joined the Fortune/U.S.State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership and became a CNN Hero in 2012.

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An Evening with Debbie Harry

Wednesday, November 20, 8pm

Chapman Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor

 

Debbie Harry, musician, actor and activist, is best known as the singer and front person of the punk/New Wave/pop band Blondie. After the group broke up in the early 80s, Harry embarked on a successful solo career, recording five solo albums. In her memoir Face It (Dey Street Books) she blends first-person essays, interviews conducted by journalist Sylvie Simmons, never-before-seen photographs, illustrations and fan art installations to recount in intimate detail, in all its grit, grime, and glory, the downtown scene of 1970s New York City.

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An Evening with Richard Russo

Thursday, November 21, 8pm

Chapman Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor

Richard Russo is the author of eight novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Empire Falls, two collections of stories, a collection of essays, and a memoir. Chances Are (Penguin Random House), his first stand-alone novel in 10 years, is an absorbing saga in which the bonds of friendship prove as constricting, and rewarding, as those of family or any other community.

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An Evening with the National Book Awards Winners and Finalists 

Friday, November 22, 6pm

Auditorium Bldg. 1, 2nd Floor

For the second year in a row, the Book Fair, in partnership with the National Book Foundation and with the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, welcomes the Finalists and Winners of the prestigious National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards.

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Event times and locations are subject to change, so check the Miami Book Fair for updates.

Make sure to also check out the street fair from Friday, November 22 – Sunday, November 24.

Happy reading, bookworms!