Deborah Jian Lee is an award-winning journalist, radio producer and co-founder of One Book, One Church. She is the author of Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women and Queer Christians Are Reclaiming Evangelicalism (Beacon Press, $19.95).
Music, comedy, cooking demonstrations, art and 500-plus authors are scheduled for Miami Book Fair 2016 this month in South Florida. In addition to Caribbean authors, dozens of writers from Latin America and Spain are scheduled to take part in the “IberoAmerican Authors Program”. Cooking demonstrations will also be staged at Kitchen Stadium at North East Second Avenue and North East Third Street in downtown Miami. Games, food and live performances will be held at the Porch. Storytelling and pop-up fun rooms will be available at Children's Alley. Visit MiamiBookFair.com for more information.
Fair launches official Caribbean literary program. The 33rd Miami Book Fair, to be staged Nov. 13–20 in downtown Miami, Florida, will present “ReadCaribbean”, a series of Caribbean-specific events highlighting the vibrant and diverse literary culture of the region. The program features readings and panel discussions, children’s writers to inspire young readers, storytelling and music, plus publishers at the “Street Fair”.
United States Senator Bernie Sanders will discuss his book “Our Revolution: A Future To Believe In” at this year’s Miami Book Fair. Sanders, who ran for U.S. president, is scheduled to appear at special event at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19. In his book, Sanders shares personal experiences from the campaign trail, recounting the details of his historic fight in the Democratic Party primary.
Miami, Oct. 12, 2016 - With the support of the Knight Foundation and the Green Family Foundation, and in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Bocas Literary Festival, and Read Jamaica, the 33rd Miami Book Fair -the nation's finest and largest literary gathering at Miami Dade College (MDC)-presents Read Caribbean, a series of extensive readings and panel discussions highlighting the vibrant and diverse literary culture of the Caribbean. In addition to the events below, which specifically highlight Caribbean themes, authors from the Caribbean (and the Caribbean diaspora) will participate in readings and other events.
A monthly literary series featuring Haitian and Caribbean authors presented by THELAR Management Group in partnership with North Miami Public LibraryTHELAR Management Group and North Miami Public Library are honored to launch “Meet the Author/Rankont ak Otè a”, a monthly literary series featuring Haitian and Caribbean authors. This event aims to promote Haitian and Caribbean Literature as well as Haitian Creole Language in the United States and particularly in South Florida while connecting youth of Haitian and Caribbean descent to their roots.
Children have enough to worry about without the messy disruption of a new baby. Shelf Awareness found three recent picture books that may offer some comfort to the Invaded Ones. In Alphonse, That Is Not Okay to Do!(Candlewick), by British author-illustrator Daisy Hirst (The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head), Natalie's little brother Alphonse is okay at first.
What I wanted to do was hopefully complicate the image of veterans of the Iraq War.... At no point did I think that I would be defining the veteran experience.... I was pretty skeptical of anybody who thought they could. --Phil Klay, 2014 National Book Award winner for his story collection Redeployment.
In The Hidden Life of Trees: What they Feel, How they Communicate (Greystone Books), Peter Wohlleben illuminates how trees form underground networks that allow them to grow together and nurture each other. As a forest ranger who has immersed himself in scientific literature, Wohlleben argues that people need to take on a role of stewardship of trees in order to preserve and create healthy forests.
MDC’s Miami Book Fair Opens with One-of-a-Kind Signature Events featuring Trevor Noah, Jorge Ramos, Eoin Colfer, and much more Nov. 13 Space is limited for ticketed events; early registration is encouraged. Book Fair runs Nov. 13 -20!Miami, Oct. 31, 2016 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) world-renowned Miami Book Fair (MBF) opens its star-studded 33rd edition at the downtown Miami Wolfson Campus with a remarkable and exciting program featuring Daily Show host and comedian Trevor Noah, acclaimed journalist and writer Jorge Ramos, international best-selling Children’s author Eoin Colfer, delicious food, games, and great music.
The Impact of Tourists in Cuban Bed and Breakfasts. Tourism is now considered the leading industry in Cuba. For Cubans, this tourist boom is providing welcome opportunities for self-employment and access to hard currency. Tourists looking to experience the country outside of large hotels and resorts often choose accommodations in casas particulars, the Cuban equivalent of bed-and-breakfasts, where they enter the private homes and everyday life of Cuban people.
Connie Willis is a member of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and a Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. She has won more Hugo and Nebula awards for both her short fiction and novels than any other author in the genre. Her latest book is Crosstalk (Del Rey, $28), a witty novel about communication and emotional connection in the not-too-distant future. She described its genesis for us: My new novel is about telepathy, and it's amazing how many people think being able to hear other people's thoughts would be great.
Okey Ndibe's memoir, Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American (Soho Press, $25), explores the experience of the traveller and immigrant, trying to make sense of all the possibilities and challenges of American culture. Ndibe first came to the U.S. to serve as founding editor of African Commentary, a magazine published by Chinua Achebe.
500+ authors! Panels, readings, music, comedy, cooking demos, art—it’s all happening at Miami Book Fair 2016 It’s here! Head to MiamiBookFair.com to build your schedule and download a copy of this year’s Fair Goer’s Guide or the crowd-favourite Grid! Highlights include panels in Creole and French as part of our new Read Caribbean program of almost 100 authors from the region; dozens of writers from Latin America and Spain taking part in the Ibero American Authors Program; cooking demos at Kitchen Stadium, now in its new location at NE 2nd Ave and NE 3rd Street; games, food, and live performances at the Porch, the Fair’s most chill spot; storytelling and pop-up fun rooms at Children’s Alley; and of course, this year’s stellar lineup of more than 500 authors in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.