Miami Book Fair 2022

The University of Miami's The U Creates is partnering with the Miami Book Fair, which takes place from November 13 to 20 in Downtown Miami.

University of Miami Affiliated Schedule of Events

Monday, Nov. 14, 5 p.m.

Antonio Padilla & Michio Kaku: A Conversation

Sheyum Syed, associate professor of physics at the University of Miami,  is moderating the following virtual session: Antonio Padilla on Fantastic Numbers and Where to Find Them: A Cosmic Quest from Zero to Infinity and Michio Kaku on The God Equation: The Quest for the Theory of Everything.

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Tuesday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m.

An Evening with Charlayne Hunter-Gault with Toni Gilliam-Harrison

Spanning from the civil rights movement through the election and inauguration of America’s first Black president, Charlayne Hunter-Gault‘s My People: Five Decades of Writing About Black Lives is a collection of her groundbreaking reportage vividly chronicling Black life’s experience in America. Moderating is attorney Toni Gilliam-Harrison, president of the Dade County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. It is sponsored by the University of Miami.

Auditorium (Building 1, Second Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE Second Ave.

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Thursday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m.

An Evening with Jimmy Johnson and Dave Hyde

In Swagger: Super Bowls, Brass Balls, and Footballs: A Memoir, Hall of Fame coach and TV analyst Jimmy Johnson offers a candid account of his life experiences. More than a highlight reel, Swagger reveals Johnson’s lessons learned both as a man and as a coach – from the revelations following his mother’s death to coaching young and aging gridiron stars. With him is Swagger co-author and South Florida Sun-Sentinel sports columnist Dave Hyde. It is sponsored by the University of Miami.

Auditorium (Building 1, Second Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE Second Ave.

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Saturday, Nov. 19, 11:00 a.m.

Mikkael Sekeres With Gerald Posner: A Conversation

Dr. Mikkael Sekeres, chief of hematology, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, tells the story of how the FDA became the most trusted regulatory agency in the world in his book—“Drugs and the FDA: Safety, Efficacy, and the Public’s Trust.” It is sponsored by Slyvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

Room 3209 (Building 3, Second Floor)
300 NE Second Ave.

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Saturday, Nov. 19, 1:30 p.m.

Lenny Kaye with Rachel Felder: A Conversation

In Lightning Striking: Ten Transformative Moments in Rock and Roll, Lenny Kaye, a founding member of Patti Smith Group, offers an insider’s take on the evolution and enduring legacy of the music that rocked the 20th century. His 10 Crossroads of Time and Place – from Elvis Presley’s Memphis to Kurt Cobain’s Seattle – define the music and reveal the communal energy that creates a scene. Moderating is author and journalist Rachel Felder. It is sponsored by the University of Miami.

Auditorium (Building 1, Second Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE Second Ave.

This in-person program will also be livestreamed at MiamiBookFairOnline.com.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 3 p.m.

I Get by With a Little Help From My Friends: Chantel Acevedo, Christina Diaz Gonzalez, Maulik Pancholy and  Sherri Winston

The Curse on Spectacle Key by Chantel Acevedo is a sweetly spooky ghost story about a Cuban American boy who befriends a pair of spirits and tries to break the curse on his island home, only to discover a seemingly lost piece of his family’s history in the process. Christina Diaz Gonzalez‘s Invisible: A Graphic Novel follows five very different students who are forced together by their school to complete community service…and may just have more in common than they thought. In Nikhil Out Loud by Maulik Pancholy, a gay Indian boy who plays a beloved voice actor for a hit animated series finds himself in a small town in Ohio navigating the complications of landing the lead in the school musical (even though he can’t sing), parent protests, new friendships, a sick grandparent, and more. In Lotus Bloom and the Afro Revolution by Sherri Winston, Lotus just wants to express herself with her violin, her retro style, and her fabulous hair—until she finds herself in trouble for a dress code violation and must choose between staying quiet or summoning the courage to fight a discriminatory dress code and stand up for herself. With a special introduction by Jack & Jill of America, South Miami Chapter.

MDC Arts Lab (Building 1, first floor)
300 NE Second Ave.

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Sunday, Nov. 20, 12  p.m.

Moshe Safdie on If Walls Could Speak: My Life in Architecture: Nonfiction

Victor Deupi, senior lecturer for the School of Architecture at the University of Miami is  moderating the following session:  Moshe Safdie, If Walls Could Speak, My Life in Architecture.

Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, Second Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave.

Free tickets are required for entry.

Sunday, Nov. 20, 6:30  p.m.

An Evening with Siddhartha Mukherjee

In The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human, Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., an academic, cancer physician, and researcher, tells the story of how scientists discovered cells, began to understand them, and are now using that knowledge to create new humans. Mukherjee seduces the reader with  vivid, lucid, and suspenseful writing that makes complex science thrilling.  It is sponsored by the University of Miami.

Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, Second Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave.

Free tickets are required for entry.