FL – An Evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Books & Books and Miami Book Fair are proud to present An Evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM in MDC’s Wolfson Campus Chapman room. Tickets are $30 per person and include a copy of the book. Get tickets at the link!

The conversation will be moderated by Nadege Green, who covers social justice issues for WLRN. The event is a special presentation of Miami Book Fair and Books & Books who once again join forces to bring the South Florida community an unforgettable encounter with leading-edge authors of note.

In 2008, National Book Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates went from believing that a black president was impossible, to being challenged by the sudden prospect of one. In his new book, WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER: An American Tragedy, Coates recalls the moment: “I remember how Obama caused me to question myself and my basic relationship with my country. All my life I had seen myself, and my people, backed into a corner. Had I been wrong?”

To answer that question, WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER employs the same erudite storytelling, self-reflection and unsparing honesty that propelled Between the World and Me into the cultural zeitgeist and led Toni Morrison to hail it as “required reading.” Part memoir and part polemic, Coates powerfully examines the threads between the unprecedented election of Barack Obama and the vicious backlash that fueled the election of Donald Trump, a man Coates argues is America’s “first white president.” He does so through his intimate and revealing perspective—the point of view of a young writer who begins his journey in an unemployment office in Harlem and ends it in the Oval Office, interviewing the President of the United States.

More than an analysis of our first black president, WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER is a personal narrative that examines the symbiosis of Obama’s influence on American culture, Coates’s intellectual and professional growth, and the inspiring new voices, ideas, and movements that emerged together over this period. This masterwork is comprised of eight fresh essays, in which Coates revisits each year of the Obama administration through his own immersive experiences and observations, and nine iconic essays previously published in The Atlantic, including “Fear of a Black President,” “The Case for Reparations,” “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” and more.

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Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132
(305) 237-3000

FL – Chuck Palahniuk Signing

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FCLUB2i1_Miami_TateChuck Palahniuk speaks on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM!  Presented by Books & Books in collaboration with The Center for Writing & Literature at Miami Dade College and Tate’s Comics. RSVP on Facebook!

You must purchase a voucher ($33) at Books & Books to attend this event or online at the link. In exchange for your purchase of this voucher you will receive (1) one autographed copy of MAKE SOMETHING UP: STORIES YOU CAN’T UNREAD plus a signed copy of the first comic edition of FIGHT CLUB 2.

The voucher also serves as your entry for (1) one person to Chuck Palahniuk’s talk on May 26.

Make Something Up will be published on May 26, so this is the launch event! Please plan to claim your copy of the books at the event on May 26. All books will have then been pre-signed by Chuck. There will be no book signing to follow his talk.

You must show your voucher and attached receipt to claim your book and entrance to the event, so if you purchase one in the store please remember to bring it with you that day. Books & Books is NOT responsible for lost or stolen vouchers. For online orders, your voucher will be waiting for you at the event.

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chuckpRepresenting work that spans several years, Make Something Up is a compilation of 21 stories and one novella (some previously published, some not) that will disturb and delight. The absurdity of both life and death are on full display; in “Zombies,” the best and brightest of a high school prep school become tragically addicted to the latest drug craze: electric shocks from cardiac defibrillators. In “Knock, Knock,” a son hopes to tell one last off-color joke to a father in his final moments, while in “Tunnel of Love,” a massage therapist runs the curious practice of providing ‘relief’ to dying clients. And in “Expedition,” fans will be thrilled to find to see a side of Tyler Durden never seen before in a precusor story to Fight Club. Funny, caustic, bizarre, poignant; these stories represent everything readers have come to love and expect from Chuck Palahniuk.

About the Author:

CHUCK PALAHNIUK is the author of fourteen novels—Beautiful You, Doomed, Damned, Tell-All, Pygmy, Snuff, Rant, Haunted, Diary, Lullaby, Choke, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, and Fight Club—which all have sold more than five million copies in the United States. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees, published as part of the Crown Journey Series, and the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Chapman Conference Center, Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
245 NE Fourth Street, Miami FL 33132

FL – Wyclef Signs

September 17, 2012 by  
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Hip hop legend Wyclef Jean appears at Miami-Dade College’s Chapman Conference Center to sign his new memoir, Purpose, and do a live acoustic performance on Friday September 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm.

Tickets: $10 per person, while supplies last. The ticket can be used as a coupon to purchase Wyclef’s book, or any other book at Books & Books. Available at our Coral Gables, Miami Beach and Bal Harbour Shops locations.

Miami Dade College
Chapman Conference Center
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Building 3, Miami, FL 33132