Miami Book Fair: Five Author Favorites
MDC this weekend presents the nation's largest literary event and we've picked out the local lumniaries you'll want to see.
The streets around Miami Dade College this weekend will close to pedestrians, as the nation’s largest literary event – the Miami Book Fair — opens for the weekend. Since Sunday, the fair has been presenting authors, including Eve Ensler, Pat Mitchell and the punk band Blondie’s Debbie Harry. But the weekend brings a world famous Street Fair, children’s activities, and crowds all coming to see the nationally acclaimed authors who consider it an honor to appear. Well, SocialMiami got the scoop on a few local luminaries who will be speaking and signing their books, and we’ve pulled out their appearance times and places. Take a look….
Dennis SchollScholl is a Miami-based art collector and the president and CEO of ArtCenter/South Florida and will discuss Henry Skerrit’s book The Inside World:Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles , which focuses on an exhibit drawn from the collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl. The exhibition was the third touring exhibition of their Aboriginal art collections. November 23 , 11:30 a.m., Room 7128 (Bldg. 7, 1st Floor)
Susan IsaacsIsaacs will speak about Takes One to Know One: A Novel, in which a former FBI agent turned suburban housewife finds intrigue at a weekly luncheon meeting. Isaacs will appear with Chris Pavone on The Paris Diversion, and Scott Turow on Testimony and The Last Trial, November 23, 3:30 p.m. Room 3314 (Bldg. 3, 3rd Floor)
Dave BarryHumor writer Barry will discuss his latest book, Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog in a discussion moderated by his fellow Miami Herald columnist, Carl Hiaasen. November 23, 2 p.m. Chapman Room 3210 (Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor)
Manny HernandezProlific photo contributor to outlets including SocialMiami, The Miami Herald and CNN, Hernandez has published CANDIDS Miami, a collection of images from Miami’s 90’s celebrity scene, and will in conjunction with its publication present a photography slideshow.
November 24, 10 a.m. Room 8302 (Bldg. 8, 3rd Floor)
Brad MeltzerMeltzer’s The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that illuminates the origins of America’s counterintelligence movement. He’ll appear with Douglas Brinkley on American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race and Les Standiford on Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago, and the Rise of America’s Xanadu
November 23rd, 1 p.m., Room 2106 (Building 2, First Floor)
Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com’s managing editor and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. A former U.S. government economist, her nationally syndicated column The Home Economist is first published in The Miami Herald and then on the Tribune Content Agency, where it’s available to over 400 publications nationwide. She is broadcast weekly on two iHeartRadio news shows and is the author of “Not Buying It: Stop Overspending & Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids,” a parenting guide for people who might be tempted to buy their children the very obstacles they’re trying to avoid.