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Written by on April 8, 2010

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Thursday 4/8

LAW AND LITERATURE

   Amy D. Ronner, author of "Law, Literature & Therapeutic Jurisprudence," examines literary works that have legal themes, depict legal practice or portray lawyers through the lens that authors seek to humanize the law. Works of authors like Herman Melville, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Arthur Miller and more are analyzed. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Friday 4/9

IMAGINE ALL THE … PICTURES

   May Pang, who was Beatle John Lennon’s girlfriend from 1973 to 1975, presents her collection of photos of Mr. Lennon entitled "Instamatic Karma." Mostly never-before-seen images of the icon, the photos show Mr. Lennon working on his album "Walls and Bridges," relaxing in upstate New York and more in an unguarded, casual manner. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 927 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 532-3222 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Monday 4/12

UNIMAGINABLE HORRORS

Holocaust survivor Thomas Buergenthal recalls his experiences at age 10 arriving at Auschwitz after having survived two ghettos and a labor camp. His tale of unimaginable hardship is the subject of his book "A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy." 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

LAW OF EQUALITY

   David Kairys shares "Philadelphia Freedom," the story of his time as a civil rights lawyer in the 1960s and ’70s. Some of the cases he handled include the family of the scientist to whom the CIA gave LSD in the 1950s, a major race discrimination case against the FBI, Dr. Benjamin Spock’s First Amendment case before the Supreme Court and more. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Tuesday 4/13

BRIGHT IDEAS

   Robert F. Brands shares his 10 steps businesses should take to achieve growth through innovation, the subject of his book "Robert’s Rules of Innovation." 8 p.m. . Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Wednesday 4/14

UNDER COLONIAL RULE

   Author Ngugi Wa Thiong’o was born in 1938 in rural Kenya as the fifth child of his father’s third wife. Listen as he shares tales of a childhood during World War II under British colonial rule, the subject of his book "Dreams in a Time of War," during which he managed to attend school although his thirst for learning was then considered strange. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

BEHIND THE PEN NAME

   Ray Morris Jr. shares his book "Lighting Out for the Territory," which offers a look into American literary figure Mark Twain’s life and how his work has been received. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Thursday 4/15

NEW BEGINNINGS

   The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce celebrates the opening of its headquarters on Miami Beach, one of the only visitor centers in the US sponsored by a gay chamber. Special recognition will be given to "Mr. Miami Beach" Michael Aller, City of Miami Beach tourism and convention director, in dedicating a conference room in his name. 6-8 p.m. Miami Beach Old City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave. Details: (305) 573-4000 or info@gogaymiami.com or www.gogaymiami.com.

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