Calendar Of Events Books
Written by Miami Today on December 23, 2010
Local teenagers perform spoken-word poems to launch "WordSpeak," a collection of these works. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
"ONE HUNDRED BOTTLES"
Achy Obejas discusses Ena Lucia Portela’s "One Hundred Bottles," celebrated as a "brilliant account of the Cuban crisis" in the 1990s. Ms. Obejas served as Spanish translator for the book and is author of award-winning novel "Days of Awe." 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
"Two Cents Plain" is a bittersweet memoir of growing up in Brooklyn in the ’50s and ’60s. Author Martin Lemelman discusses the book on his childhood as the son of Holocaust survivors who grew up in his family’s Brownsville candy store in a period of decline. Despite his struggles, he managed to take solace in small pleasures like egg creams, comic books and interactions with the deli man, fish man or fruit man. 7:30 p.m. Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.