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Miami Book Fair 2023: Four Memoirs

November 18 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join Miami Book Fair for an author panel and discussion with four memoirists who share their experience growing up as first generation Americans. In First Gen: A Memoir, Alejandra Campoverdi retraces her trajectory as a Mexican American woman raised by an immigrant single mother in Los Angeles. In Ava Chin’s Mott Street: A Chinese American Family’s Story of Exclusion and Homecoming, she traces her decades-long quest to understand her family’s story from the Pearl River Delta to a Mott Street Building in New York’s Chinatown. In A Living Remedy: A Memoir , Nicole Chung recounts growing up in an overwhelmingly white Oregon town and her search to understand her parents’ lives. And in Prachi Gupta’s They Called Us Exceptional: And Other Lies that Raised Us, she writes about the pressure to belong in America, something framed by powerful myths of Asian American success.

Free parking is available at the MDC Wolfson Campus Parking Garage from Sunday, November 12 through Sunday, November 19. The garage is located at 500 NE Second Avenue; the entrance is on NE Fifth Street between First and Second Avenues. Additional parking options are available through the Miami Parking Authority at Garage No. 3: College Station and Garage No. 4: Convention Center for a flat $5 fee. Both garages are open 24/7.

Visit the Miami Book Fair’s website for details and the most up-to-date information about the fair. Some activities require paid registration. Funding is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Book Festival Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Library Foundation for Sarasota County. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

November 18 @ 4:30 pm -
November 18 @ 5:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Alejandra Campoverdi, Author and Women's Health Advocate Ava Chin, Author Nicole Chung, Author Prachi Gupta, Author and Former Senior Reporter at Jezebel
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Event Contact:

Paola Fernandez Rana
(954) 682-8611

Event Venue:

Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
300 NE Second Ave.
Miami, Florida 33132
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Venue Phone:
(305) 237-3258

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