Miami Book Fair International http://blog.wlrn.org en What Children's Authors Make Of Common Core And Education Policy http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-childrens-authors-make-common-core-and-education-policy <div id="attachment_20763" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="Miami Book Fair International brought more than four dozen children’s authors to Florida over the weekend" href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/11/photo-7.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-20763" alt="Miami Book Fair International brought more than four dozen children’s authors to Florida over the weekend" src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/11/photo-7-300x225.jpg" width="300" height="225" /></a> <p class="wp-media-credit">Sammy Mack / Stat Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:34:02 +0000 Sammy Mack 24202 at http://blog.wlrn.org What Children's Authors Make Of Common Core And Education Policy Key Facts Of Miami's Delis Of Yore, From Deli Historian Ted Merwin http://blog.wlrn.org/post/key-facts-miamis-delis-yore-deli-historian-ted-merwin <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">If you missed our Twitter chat about Jewish cuisine and Jewish delis, catch the recap <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/live-chat-thursday-rise-demise-and-revise-jewish-delis" target="_blank">here</a>.</em></p><p>Ted Merwin didn't set out to become a deli historian. About ten years ago, Merwin was working on his Ph.D. dissertation about the popular culture of second generation Eastern European Jews -- such as vaudeville and silent comedy -- in 1920s New York.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:41:06 +0000 Trina Sargalski 23924 at http://blog.wlrn.org Key Facts Of Miami's Delis Of Yore, From Deli Historian Ted Merwin Staff Recommendations For The Book Fair's 30th Year http://blog.wlrn.org/post/staff-recommendations-book-fairs-30th-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>30th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of the Miami Book Fair International is upon us. In honor of this great event, our tireless staff has gone through the <a href="http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/" target="_blank">Fairgoer's Guide</a> and each picked out what he or she won't be missing this year.</span></p><p>Please share what you'll be looking forward to in the comments. Maybe we'll run into each other at the WLRN booth.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:40:41 +0000 WLRN-Miami Herald News Staff 23768 at http://blog.wlrn.org Staff Recommendations For The Book Fair's 30th Year Chat: The Rise, Demise And Revise Of Jewish Delis http://blog.wlrn.org/post/chat-rise-demise-and-revise-jewish-delis <p>As part of our coverage of the Miami Book Fair International, WLRN invites you to join a live chat with author <a href="https://twitter.com/ruhlman" target="_blank">Michael Ruhlman</a> ("The Book of Schmaltz") at <strong>3:30 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 21</strong>.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:35:57 +0000 Maria Murriel 23841 at http://blog.wlrn.org Chat: The Rise, Demise And Revise Of Jewish Delis These Are The Day Jobs Of Miami Bards http://blog.wlrn.org/post/these-are-day-jobs-miami-bards <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">Beatriz Fernandez signs all of her emails with a quote from Argentine poet Jorge Luis Borges, who built his career while moonlighting as a translator and screenwriter. </span></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:07:35 +0000 Rachel Morello 23952 at http://blog.wlrn.org These Are The Day Jobs Of Miami Bards Tweet Us A Poem: Your Co-Authored Poem With Richard Blanco http://blog.wlrn.org/post/tweet-us-poem-your-co-authored-poem-richard-blanco <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From our </span><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/after-month-poetry-thats-so-miami-comes-close" style="line-height: 1.5;">prior literary projects</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, we know South Florida has a lot of aspiring bards. So in celebration of the 30</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of the Miami Book Fair International, we asked you to help us tweet-compose a poem.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:07:21 +0000 Elaine Chen 23864 at http://blog.wlrn.org Tweet Us A Poem: Your Co-Authored Poem With Richard Blanco Sherman Alexie On Writing A Banned Book: “You’re Offending The Right Monsters” http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sherman-alexie-writing-banned-book-you-re-offending-right-monsters <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Sherman </span>Alexie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> comes to Miami Book Fair International, he enjoys the visuals.</span></p><p>“It’s like putting a bunch of geeky English professors in Bermuda shorts,” Alexie says. “I like the notion of all that energy surrounding books.”</p><p><a href="http://fallsapart.com/">Alexie is the author</a> of award-winning novels, poetry and short-story collections about Indian characters living on and off modern-day reservations. His protagonists frequently share a deep, obsessive love of books and basketball.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:12:47 +0000 Sammy Mack 23699 at http://blog.wlrn.org Sherman Alexie On Writing A Banned Book: “You’re Offending The Right Monsters” Go Ahead, Make Her Day: FIU Professor’s Alter-Ego Is ‘Dirty Harriet’ http://blog.wlrn.org/post/go-ahead-make-her-day-fiu-professor-s-alter-ego-dirty-harriet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"What the world needs is a female 'Dirty Harry'.”</span></p><p>That’s what Miriam Auerbach was thinking about 10 years ago while watching a television marathon of the iconic detective films starring Clint Eastwood.</p><p>“Suddenly I had a vision of Dirty Harry as a woman.&nbsp; So she was born,” says Auerbach.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:11:16 +0000 Christine DiMattei 23947 at http://blog.wlrn.org Go Ahead, Make Her Day: FIU Professor’s Alter-Ego Is ‘Dirty Harriet’ What It's Like To Be Related To A President http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-its-be-related-president <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>I don’t remember being told Woodrow Wilson was my great-great-grandfather. It was a fact I grew up with. A picture of my newborn grandfather, the last child ever born in the White House, being gazed at by mighty Woodrow, hung in the staircase of my parents’ home.<br /><br />Beside it was a Wilson campaign poster from which he looked through his iconic pince-nez glasses and over his long, angular nose at me. But the person I was named after was, in many ways, a mystery.<br /> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 23:21:41 +0000 Wilson Sayre 23919 at http://blog.wlrn.org What It's Like To Be Related To A President PHOTOS: After 30 Years, Miami Is A Literary Land http://blog.wlrn.org/post/photos-after-30-years-miami-literary-land <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There was, perhaps, a notion 30 years ago that any reading done by anyone in Miami mainly consisted of a paperback on a beach, some suntan oil and very little else.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But a small group of people felt differently.</span></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:56:53 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 23763 at http://blog.wlrn.org PHOTOS: After 30 Years, Miami Is A Literary Land A Foodie's Guide to Miami Book Fair: Where to Eat http://blog.wlrn.org/post/foodies-guide-miami-book-fair-where-eat-0 <p>All of the<a href="http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/thekitchen/the_chefs_the_cookbooks.aspx" target="_blank">&nbsp;conversation about food at Miami Book Fair International</a>&nbsp;inspires the appetite. Unfortunately, if the past is a guide, the food at the Book Fair is not curated with the same care as the authors. It's basically overpriced carnival fare.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:56:22 +0000 Trina Sargalski 23861 at http://blog.wlrn.org A Foodie's Guide to Miami Book Fair: Where to Eat How To Book Fair: Nine Tips From A Longtime Fairgoer http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-book-fair-nine-tips-longtime-fairgoer <p>The book fair is my Ultra. That’s how I explain to concerned friends my almost-maniacal enthusiasm for our city’s belletristic blowout -- a party currently in full swing, having started Sunday with the inaugural ceremony and talk from cliffhanger superstar Dan Brown.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:54:44 +0000 Erica K. Landau 23840 at http://blog.wlrn.org How To Book Fair: Nine Tips From A Longtime Fairgoer "Imagined Anthology of Flight and Escape" http://blog.wlrn.org/post/imagined-anthology-flight-and-escape <p></p><p></p><p>Author and former&nbsp;<em>Miami Herald</em>&nbsp;columnist Ana&nbsp;Menendez, who has been living in Amsterdam, is returning to South Florida for the&nbsp;Miami Book Fair International, the eight-day literary party beginning Nov. 13. Ana has a new book titled&nbsp;<em>Adios, Happy Homeland</em>&nbsp;and will be speaking about it during&nbsp;The&nbsp;Writer’s Voice&nbsp;panel at the fair Sunday, Nov. 20.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:41:31 +0000 Alicia Zuckerman 2087 at http://blog.wlrn.org "Imagined Anthology of Flight and Escape" Tweet Us A Story Remix: We Have A Winner http://blog.wlrn.org/post/tweet-us-story-remix-we-have-winner <p></p><p>Two weeks ago, we asked you to <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/tweet-us-story-you-can-co-author-story-junot-d-az?nopop=1">co-author a story with Junot Diaz</a>.</p><p>Last week, we asked you to <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/story-doesn-t-end-here-remix-story-junot-d-az">remix that story</a> with submissions that may or may not have made the final narrative.</p><p>This week, we have a winner.</p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Heather Hernandez 5118 at http://blog.wlrn.org Tweet Us A Story Remix: We Have A Winner Florida Book Awards Winners Aren't Just Accomplished Writers http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-book-awards-winners-arent-just-accomplished-writers <p>The Florida Book Awards (FBA) panel had it all—brilliant readings, thought-provoking discussion, and a harmonica solo. It featured four of the 2011 award winners. Leonard Nash, himself an FBA winner and then judge, introduced the writers with a combination of standard credentials and lesser known facts.</p><p>Lynne Barrett (general fiction award) read from her story collection&nbsp;<a href="http://www.lynnebarrett.com/magpies.html"><em>Magpies</em></a>. In "One Hippopotamus," a story comes to light and a romance unfolds thanks to a so-Florida event—a thunderstorm-induced power outage.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 18:20:17 +0000 Bob Morison 4972 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Book Awards Winners Aren't Just Accomplished Writers