Following is a list of off-site, MBF’s fringe events:
Film Screening: Becoming Astrid
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m.
MDC’s Tower Theater, 1508 SW 8th St., Little Havana. Tickets $10 at miamibookfair.com
Young Astrid Lindgren, future author of the beloved Pippi Longstocking series, is eager to break free from the confines of her religious upbringing, so she accepts an internship at a local newspaper and attracts the attention of its editor. Astrid becomes pregnant, and later secretly gives birth to a son whom she leaves in the care of a foster mother. When the foster mother falls ill, Astrid uses her imagination and flair for storytelling to reconnect with her son. Despite her struggles, Astrid emerges with a newfound courage that will later form the foundation of a vast and beloved body of work. In partnership with Miami Film Festival. Media partner: The New Tropic
Sob Sisters Unite @ Bar Nancy in Little Havana
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., FREE
Bar Nancy, 2007 SW 8th St., Little Havana
Reclaiming “Sob Sisters,” the old-timey name for female tabloid reporters, this Brooklyn reading series founded by nonfiction authors–ADA CALHOUN (Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give), and KAREN ABBOTT (Liar Temptress Soldier Spy) among others–will bring laptops and cocktails together for a night of readings, talking shop, gossiping about agents and editors, and drinks. The night will also feature authors from the 2018 Book Fair program, including Anna Clark, Kim Brooks, as well as Miami-based authors and journalists reading from new works. This is a celebration of female journalists and nonfiction writers (regardless of experience), but all are welcome. Media partner: The New Tropic.
Drink and Draw @ The Standard Hotel
Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., FREE
The Standard Hotel, 40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach
Join host, CONOR MCCREERY, for a hilariously graphic night of cocktails and comics. First, renowned illustrators GEORGE O’CONNOR, DEAN HASPIEL, MAGGIE THRASH and others will go marker-to-marker in a book-themed draw-off competition. Then drawing tables are turned as attendees work in teams to create their own illustrations. Prizes, drinks, and fun guaranteed. Sponsored by The Standard Hotel and Media partner: The New Tropic.
Geek Girl Brunch: Book Fair Edition
Books & Books Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
This and other MDC releases are available on the web at www.mdc.edu.