Miami, Oct. 19, 2022 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Miami Book Fair, Nov. 13 – 20, will once again host top authors, including music, theater, and sports celebrities. This year’s evening author events include comedian Kevin Nealon; actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein; journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault; football coach Jimmy Johnson; musician Patti Smith; rapper and producer Jose “Fat Joe” Cartagena; and Pulitzer Prize-winning physician Siddhartha Mukherjee, among others.
Each evening author event ticket includes a free pass to the weekend Street Fair, Nov. 18-20, where attendees can enjoy literary events, live music, children’s activities, hundreds of booksellers, local artisans, and a variety of food and refreshments.
List of evening author events:
Sunday, Nov. 13, 5 p.m. | Auditorium, Building 1, Second Floor| Tickets: $35
An Evening with Kevin Nealon on I Exaggerate: My Brushes with Fame and Alan Zweibel, author of Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier: A Conversation. Includes a copy of I Exaggerate: My Brushes with Fame. Ticket holders may purchase one additional companion ticket ($15) that will not include a book.
Sunday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m.| Auditorium, Building 1, Second Floor| Tickets: $31
A Conversation with John Waters on Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance and Paul W. Morris, House of Speakeasy executive director. Includes a copy of Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance. Ticket holders may purchase one additional companion ticket ($15) that will not include a book.
**Opening Day Sunday, Nov. 13, will also feature the opening of Lost Chapter drinks, bites and vinyl dee-jays from Dante’s Hi-Fi, 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., on the rooftop deck (Building 1, 4th floor).
Monday, Nov. 14, 8 p.m. | Auditorium, Building 1, Second Floor| Tickets: $25
An Evening with Michael Pollan on This Is Your Mind on Plants
Includes copy of one of these two books: This is Your Mind on Plants or How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence. Ticket holders may purchase one additional companion ticket ($15) that will not include a book.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m. | Auditorium, Building 1, Second Floor| Tickets: $15
An Evening with Charlayne Hunter-Gault on My People: Five Decades of Writing About Black Lives, moderated by Attorney Toni Harrison, president of the Dade County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta.
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m.| Auditorium, Building 1, Second Floor | Tickets: $15
An Evening with Harvey Fierstein on I Was Better Last Night: A Memoir with Editor Peter Gethers: A Conversation
Thursday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m. | Auditorium, Building 1, Second Floor | Tickets $35
An Evening with Jimmy Johnson on Swagger: Super Bowls, Brass Balls, and Footballs: A Memoir and journalist David Hyde: A Conversation. Includes a copy of Swagger: Super Bowls, Brass Balls, and Footballs: A Memoir. Ticket holders may purchase one additional companion ticket ($15) that will not include a book.
Friday, Nov. 18, 8 p.m. | Building 3, Second Floor, Chapman | Tickets: $35
Patti Smith: Songs and Stories from A Book of Days with guest appearance by musician and author Lenny Kaye
Includes a copy of A Book of Days. Ticket holders may purchase one additional companion ticket ($15) that will not include a book.
Saturday, Nov. 19, 6 p.m.| Building 3, Second Floor, Chapman| Tickets: $35
An Evening with Jose “Fat Joe” Cartagena in Conversation with DJ Khaled on The Book of Jose: A Memoir Includes a copy of The Book of Jose: A Memoir
Sunday, Nov. 20, 6 p.m. | Building 3, Second Floor, Chapman | Free with Street Fair ticket
An Evening with Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., on The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human
LOST CHAPTER: SPUN SOUNDS & STORYTELLING
Sunday, Nov 13, 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Monday, Nov 14-18 6:00 p.m. -10 p.m.
Join us before each evening author event on the rooftop (Building 1, 4th floor) for a daily musicological exploration under the downtown sky, where renowned record collectors will spin curated vinyl selections and share the lore and stories behind the music. Enjoy natural wines and fresh craft cocktails amid the wonderful sounds that will surround you.
Most evening author events require a ticket. Visit www.miamibookfair.com to purchase or reserve free tickets.
A special thank you to this year’s evening author events sponsors, including The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, Leslie Miller Saiontz, The University of Miami, Our Fund, The Green Family Foundation and WLRN.
For Miami Book Fair information, visit www.miamibookfair.com and/or miamibookfaironline.com and/or download a PDF of the guide https://www.miamibookfair.com/downloadable-guide/ or call 305-237-3528 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Miami Book Fair
Founded in 1984 by Miami Dade College and partners, Miami Book Fair engages the community through inclusive, accessible programs that promote reading and support writers year-round. The annual eight-day festival has grown into the largest and most comprehensive community-rooted literary gathering in the United States generating discourse on contemporary literature and current issues of international importance. Throughout the rest of the year, Miami Book Fair responds hosts an ongoing schedule of activities, including The Little Haiti Book Festival; creative writing and publishing workshops; author presentations; reading campaigns; and Read to Learn Books for Free, a partnership with The Children’s Trust that distributes more than 150,000 free books a year to children in Miami-Dade County. Miami Book Fair programming is made possible through generous support from the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts; City of Miami; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council; Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; Miami Downtown Development Authority; and Friends of the Fair; as well as many corporate partners. Miami Book Fair: Building community, one reader at a time.
Miami Book Fair contact: Lisa Palley, 305-642-3132 email@example.com