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Calendar Of Events Books

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Written by on November 13, 2008

Thursday 11/13

   Chefs, authors and television show hosts Anthony Bourdain and Mario Batali sit down with book-fair guests to discuss everything from food to life. 6 p.m. Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave., building one auditorium, Miami. Details: www.miamibookfair.com.

AN EVENING WITH…

   As part of the "Evening With" series, the Miami Book Fair International hosts poet, author and playwright Gore Vidal. 8 p.m. Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave., building one auditorium, Miami. Details: www.miamibookfair.com.

Friday 11/14

   The 25th Miami Book Fair International takes to the streets for a three-day affair. Downtown Miami will be flooded with millions of books, hundreds of authors, events for children, music, theater and international pavilions. Ends Nov. 16. Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. Details: www.miamibookfair.com.

SAVING WRITERS

   The Miami Book Fair International and the Cities of Refuge North America host a panel of writers from around the world who have been persecuted because of their work. Cities of Refuge, founded in 2003 by Salman Rushdie and others, helps relocate these writers to the US. 6 p.m. Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave., building three, Miami. Details: www.miamibookfair.com.

POETIC PROMINENCE

   US Poet Laureates Billy Collins, Robert Hass and Mark Strand gather at the Miami Book Fair International to discuss life and poetry. 8 p.m. Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave., building three, Miami. Details: www.miamibookfair.com

Monday 11/17

   After 45 years in the restaurant and tourism businesses, Suzy Soto has rolled her eclectic background into a cookbook titled "Cookin’ and Laughin’ in the Cayman Islands." The author will be at Books and Books to discuss her world-famous restaurant’s recipes. 8 p.m. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Tuesday 11/18

   The Botanical Garden Books Club hosts its monthly meeting to discuss "Palmetto Leaves" by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Noon-1:30 p.m. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-7256 or www.mbgarden.org.

BACK TO CUBA

   While Carlos Frías grew up listening to his parents talk about Cuba, he learned of their homeland firsthand when he was sent there by his newspaper for 12 days as the border began closing to foreign journalists. The author will be in Coral Gables to discuss his memorable homecoming. 8 p.m. Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

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