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Written by Miami Today on January 29, 2009
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce and Loews Miami Beach host Miami Heat center Alonzo Mourning for lunch and a signing of his book "Resilience." 11:30 a.m. Loews Miami Beach, 1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $65 members, $75 guests. Details: (305) 695—6834 or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
STORY BEHIND THE MOVIE
Books & Books hosts Bernd Wollschlaeger, author of "Stauffenberg: My Life in the Shadow of a Hero." The book tells the story of Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, a member of the German aristocracy who led the plot to kill Adolf Hitler. The story has been adopted into the recent movie "Valkyrie." 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Azar Nafisi stops in Coral Gables to sign and discuss her latest book, "Things I’ve Been Silent About." The book gives audiences a look at the author’s story of growing up in Iran against the background of a country’s political revolution. 7:30 p.m. University of Miami, Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
The Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College hosts a writing workshop titled "Mining Your Life for Fiction." During the eight-week course, students will learn how to tell the stories of their lives through created characters and events. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mondays. Ends March 23. Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. $170 Details: www.flcenterlitarts.com.
Authors Milica and Aleksandra Bookman are joined by Sam Grogg, dean of the University of Miami’s School of Communications, to discuss the prevalence of economics in society as shown in their latest book, "Economics in Film and Fiction." The book identifies economic concepts in such favorites as "Jaws," "The Da Vinci Code" and "Casablanca." 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
In "The Breakthrough: Politics & Race in the Age of Obama," journalist Gwen Ifill surveys the American political landscape, shedding light on the impact of Barack Obama’s presidential victory and introducing the emerging African-American politicians forging a new path to political power. The author will be signing copies of her book. 7:30 p.m. Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables. Tickets available at all Books & Books locations. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.