Calendar Of Events Books
Written by Miami Today on September 17, 2009
Johnny Diaz reads and signs his book "Beantown Cubans." The story follows a Miamian, originally born in Cuba, who relocates to Boston and is shown the ropes by another transplant. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 957 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 532-3222 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Rafe Esquith comes to Coral Gables to read and discuss his book "Lighting Their Fires." In it, he argues that greatness in children is borne of inspirational parents and teachers. The book, set during a class trip to a baseball game, likens each inning to the concepts that empower children. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Anita Diamant, who gave a voice to the women of the Old Testament in "The Red Tent," comes to Books & Books to read and sign her holocaust survival tale "Day After Night." The story follows four young women who are among 200 rescued from a British internment camp for illegal immigrants in 1945. 7:30 p.m. Temple Israel, 137 NE 19th St., Miami. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Rodrigo de la Luz, author of "Poesía Viva and Mujer de Invierno" will read his humorous Spanish-language poems accompanied by essayist and poet Rodolfo Martínez Sotomayor, who will also read his poems. 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 152 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-4152.