Saturday Authors Reading Schedules

by Rachel Baker on October 17, 2008

Miami Book Fair InternationalWell over 300 authors take part in the Fair’s prestigious line-up of back to back author presentations. All day Saturday and Sunday, November 15 and 16, they make Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus come alive with readings and panel discussions.

The Saturday Schedule is as follows:

Room 7113
Carlos Moore on Pichón: A Memoir, Race and Revolution in Castro’s Cuba

11:00 A Reading:
Pablo Medina and Mark Statman on Federico Garcia Lorca’s Poet in New York: A Bilingual Edition

12:00 p.m. Cuban Memories:
Ruth Behar, Lucia Suarez and Richard Blanco on The Portable Island: Cubans at Home in the World

1:30 p.m.
Martha Frankel on Hats & Eyeglasses: A Family Love Affair with Gambling
David Henry Sterry on Master of Ceremonies a True Story of Sex, Drugs, Roller Skates and Chippendales
Andrea Askowitz on My Miserable, Lonely, Lesbian Pregnancy

3:00 p.m. Family Stories:
Carlos Frias on Take Me With You
Helen Tse on Sweet Mandarin: The Courageous True Story of Three Generations of Chinese Women and Their Journey from East to West
Lori L. Tharps on Kinky Gazpacho: Life, Love and Spain

4:30 p.m.
Florida Book Awards presents winners Tracy Akers on The Search for the Unnamed Ones, Cynthia Barnett on Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S., Thomas Cavanagh on Head Games: A Novel, and Adrian Fogelin on The Sorta Sisters moderated by

Room 7114
10:30 a.m.
Trinidad Noir with
Lisa Allen-Agostini, Willie Chen, Elizabeth Nunez

Journalism in the Caribbean: Brian Meeks, Cynthia Barrow Giles, Anthony Johnson and Selwyn Ryan
Moderated by TK

1:30 p.m. Caribbean Voices:
Carol Boyce Davies on  Left of Karl Marx the Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones and Harvey Neptune on Caliban and the Yankees: Trinidad and the United States Occupation

3:00 p.m
Diane McKinney-Whetstone on Trading Dreams at Midnight: A Novel and Ravi Howard on Like Trees: A Reading

4:30 p.m.
Norma Jarrett on The Sunday Brunch Diaries: A Novel and Bonnie Glover on Going Down South

Room 3410
10:00 a.m.
Alex Daoud on the Sins of South Beach: The True Story of Corruption, Violence and the Making of Miami Beach

11:00 a.m.
Reihan Salam on Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream

12:00 p.m.
Do Latinos Read? The Las Comadres and Friends National Latino Book Club:  A discussion with authors Esmeralda Santiago, Fabiola Santiago, and Stephanie Elizondo Griest along with editor Johanna Castillo and Las Comadres founder Nora de Hoyos Comstock

1:00 p.m.
Cintas presents award winners Armando Bayolo on TITLE TK and Adrian Castro on TITLE TK

2:00 p.m.
Mark Brown, M.D. on Conquer Back and Neck Pain: Walk It Off! A Spine Doctor’s Proven Solutions For Finding Relief Without Pills or Surgery

3:30 p.m.
Mim Harrison, on Smart Words:Vocabulary for the Erudite (and Those Who Wish to Be) Ammon Shea on  Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages, Paul Yeager on Literally, the Best Languaage Book Ever: Annoying Words and Abused Phrases You Should Never Use Again

Room 2106
10:00 a.m.
Sue Halpern on Can’t Remember What I Forgot: The Good News from the Front Lines of Memory Research and Martha Weinman Lear on Where Did I Leave My Glasses? The What, When, and Why of Normal Memory Loss

11:30 a.m.
Charles Johnson and Robert Adelman on Mine Eyes Have Seen: Bearing Witness to the Civil Rights Struggle

12:30 p.m.
Honor Moore on The Bishop’s Daughter
David Rieff on Swimming in a Sea of Death: A Son’s Memoir

2:00 p.m.
Ridley Pearson on Killer View and Greg Iles on Third Degree: A Novel and Scott Turow on Limitations

3:30 p.m.
Richard Belzer on I Am Not A Cop!, Dirk Wittenborn on Pharmakon: A Novel, Larry Beinhard on Salvation Boulevard: A Novel, and Alan Zweibel on Clothing Optional, and Other Ways to Read These Stories

Room 3208-09
10:00 a.m. Fabulous Food:
Sheila Lukins on Ten: All the Foods We Love and Ten Perfect Recipes for Each
Steven Raichlen on The Barbecue Bible: 10th Anniversary Edition

11:30 a.m.
What’s Happened to Our Fish?

Mark Kurlansky, The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America’s Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town
In Conversation With Dr. Elizabeth A. Babcock,
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS)

12:30 p.m.
Andrei Codrescu on Jealous Witness: New Poems
Robert Olen Butler on Intercourse: Stories : A Reading

2:00 p.m.
Susan Isaacs on Past Perfect: A Novel
April Smith on Judas Horse: An FBI Special Agent Ana Gray Mystery
Doug Stumpf on Confessions of a Wall Street Shoeshine Boy: A Novel

3:30 p.m.
Lauren Groff on The Monsters of Templeton
Nancy Horan on Loving Frank: A Novel
Rachel Kushner on Telex from Cuba: A Novel

Room 1101
11:00 a.m.
Daina Chaviano on The Island of Eternal Love
Nilo Cruz on Anna in the Tropics : A Reading

12:30 a.m.
Sindiwe Magona TitleTk on, Cyril Dabydeen on Drums of My Flesh and Dennis O’Driscoll on Reality Check: New Poems

2 p.m. A Reading:
Jill Bialosky on Intruder: Poems, Linda Pastan on Queen of a Rainy Country: Poems and Elizabeth Spires on The Wave-Maker: Poems

3:30 p.m.
Phyllis Baker on A Dreamer’s Journey

4:30 p.m.
Susan Saint Sing on The Wonder Crew: The Untold Story of a Coach, Navy Rowing, and Olympic Immortality and Shaun Tompson on Bustin’ Down the Door: The Surf Revolution of ’75

Room 7106-07
10:00 a.m.
Jeffery Renard Allen on Holding Pattern: Stories, Nina Revoyr on The Age of Dreaming, Preston Allen on All or Nothing and Brenda Flanagan on Allah in the Islands

11:30 a.m.
Diane Wilson on Holy Roller: Growing Up in the Church of Knock Down, Drag Out; or, How I Quit Loving a Blue-Eyed Jesus, Marie Brenner on Apples & Oranges: My Brother and Me, Lost and Found, Carol Ascher on Afterimages: A Family Memoir

1:30 p.m.
Scott McCloud on Comics 2008

2:30 p.m.
David Hajdu, The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America in conversation about comics and American culture with Françoise Mouly, co-founder of the comics anthology, RAW; editorial director, TOON Books; and art director, The New Yorker

4:00 p.m. Comics Galaxy
David Heatley on My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down
Ariel Shrag on Awkward, Definition, Potential and Likewise
Jessica Abel and Matt Madden on Drawing Words and Writing Pictures: Making Comics: Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond

Room 7128
10:00 a.m.
John Stauffer on Giants The Parrallel Lives of Frederick Douglas  and  Abraham Lincoln and Vernon Burton on Age of Lincoln

11:30 a.m.
Cuba in Black and White
Anneke Wambaugh and Claire Garoutte on Crossing the Water: A Photographic Path to the Afro-Cuban Spirit World  and
Susan S. Bank on Cuba: Campo Adentro and

1:00 p.m.
Daniel Wallace on Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician and Wesley Stace on By George: A Novel

2:00 p.m.
Connie May Fowler on The Problem With Murmur Lee: A Novel
Cassandra King on Queen of Broken Hearts
Kristy Kiernan on Matters of Faith: A Novel

3:30 p.m.
Lilly Koppel on The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal
Sloane Crosley on I Was Told There’d Be Cake: Essays

5:00 p.m.
Kenneth Rosen on Investing in Income Properties: The Big Six Formula for Achieving Wealth in Real Estate

Room 7174-75
10:00 a.m.
Deborah Sharp on Mama Does Time: A Mace Bauer Mystery, N.M. Kelby on Murder at the Bad Girl’s Bar and Grill, Mitchell Graham on Majestic Descending and Heather Graham on the Deadly series

11:30 a.m.
Mystery Writers of America presents Edgar Award winners
Megan Abbott on Queenpin, Susan Straight on “The Golden Gopher” from Los Angeles Noir, John Hart on Down River, Jon Lellenberg on Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters and Katherine Marsh on The Night Tourist

1:00 p.m.
James O. Born on Burn Zone, Tim Dorsey on The Atomic Lobster: A Novel, Neil S. Placky on Mahu Fire: A Hawai’ian Mystery and Ian Vasquez on In the Heat: A Novel

2:30 p.m.
Cara Black Murder in the Rue de Paradis: An Aimée Leduc Investigation, Leighton Gage, Blood of the Wicked: A Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigation, Clyde Ford, Precious Cargo and James Swain, Night Stalker

4:00 p.m.
Titania Hardie on The Rose Labyrinth
James Reese on The Dracula Dossier

10:00 a.m.
John Dufresne on Requiem, Mass, James Hall on Hell’s Bay and Dennis Lehane on The Given Day: A Novel

11:30 a.m.
Francine Prose on Goldengrove: A Novel
Joyce Carol Oates on My Sister, My Love: The Intimate Story of Skyler Rampike: A Novel
Patrick McGrath on Trauma: A Novel

1:00 p.m.
Russell Banks on Dreaming Up America, Scott Simon on Windy City: A Novel of Politics, and Alan Cheuse on To Catch the Lightning: A Novel of American Dreaming

2:30 p.m. A Reading:
Terry Tempest Williams on Finding Beauty in a Broken World, Campbell McGrath on Seven Notebooks, and Robert Clark on Dark Water: Flood and Redemption in the City of Masterpieces

4:00 p.m.
Sandra Cisneros on  title tk, Cristina Esmeralda Santiago on title tk

Room 3315
10:00 a.m. A Reading:
Rick Campbell on Dixmont, Lynn Chandhok Aarti on The View from Zero Bridge, Julia Levine on Ditch-Tender: Poems and Lisa Zimmerman on The Light at the Edge of Everything

11:30 a.m.
Egyptian Women title tk

1:00 p.m.
Madelina Camara on Cuban Women Writers: Imagining a Matria and
Pedro V. Roig on The Elusive Quest for Freedom

2:30 p.m. Florida History:
Stetson Kennedy on Grits and Grunts: Folkloric Key West
Lloyd Miller: Biscayne National Park: It Almost Wasn’t

4:00 p.m.
Tim Brothers on Caribbean Atlas: An Interpretive Atlas

10:00 a.m.
Naomi Klein on The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
and Jeremy Scahill on Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army

11:30 a.m.
Art Spiegelman on Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist As A Young %@&*!

12:30 p.m.
Dave Barry and Frank McCourt

2:00 p.m.
PEN International Presents Something to Hide: Writers and Artists Against the Surveillance State  with Billy Collins, Art Spiegelman, Carl Hiaasen and Esmeralda Santiago

3:30 p.m.
Jane Mayer on The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War On Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals, Chris Hedges and Laila Al-Arian on Collateral Damage: America’s War Against Iraqi Civilians and Jonathan Mahler on The Challenge: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight over Presidential Power

5 p.m.
Scott McClellan on What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception

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