Palm Beach Book Festival at FAU

 

 

Virtual Conversations with New York Times Best-Selling Authors

Interviewed by FAU Faculty / Acclaimed Authors



Gabriel Bump

Gabriel Bump: "Everywhere You Don't Belong"

Thursday, August 6, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Faculty moderator: Becka McKay, Associate Professor and Director of Creative Writing. Gabriel Bump grew up in South Shore, Chicago. His nonfiction and fiction have appeared in Slam magazine, the Huffington Post, Springhouse Journal, and other publications. He was awarded the 2016 Deborah Slosberg Memorial Award for Fiction. He received his MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He lives in Buffalo, New York.

Purchase Book: "Everywhere You Don't Belong"

Free Virtual Conversation, registration at: fauf.fau.edu/PBBF-Bump




Heather Lende

Heather Lende: "Of Bears and Ballots"

Thursday, September 3, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Faculty moderator: Kevin Wagner, Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science. All politics is local so it’s said. All local politics is hard, but as Heather Lende shows us in of Bears and Ballots, nothing worth doing is supposed to be easy. Her fights and conflagrations as a member of the Haines, Alaska Borough Assembly are a perfect reflection of our national politics, and give us a good reason for hope.

Purchase Book: “Of Bears and Ballots”

Tickets for Virtual Conversation $10, $8 for all FAU Osher Lifelong Learning students, FAU students free.  Purchase at  fauf.fau.edu/pbbf-lende

 

 

 

Jeffrey Toobin “True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump”

Jeffrey Toobin “True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump”

Tuesday, October 6, 7-8 pm

Presented with  FAU Osher Lifelong Learning  Institute (OLLI) Fort Lauderdale

Moderated by Joe Klein, author of Primary Colors.  In these difficult and divisive times these beloved political authorities (Toobin and Klein) will talk pre-election journalism, truth, Supreme court and the elections. Jeffrey Toobin is the bestselling author of The OathThe NineToo Close to CallA Vast Conspiracy, and The Run of His Life, which was made into the critically acclaimed, Golden Globe winning, FX series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. He is a staff writer at the New Yorker and the senior legal analyst at CNN.  "True Crimes and Misdemeanors" was an instant New York Times bestseller.

Purchase Book: "True Crimes and Misdemeanors..."

All proceeds benefit student scholarships or OLLI Ft. Lauderdale. 

Tickets for Virtual Conversation $10, OLLI members $8, FAU students, faculty, staff free. 

Purchase at  fauf.fau.edu/pbbf- toobin

 

 



Tim Weiner

Tim Weiner: “The Folly and the Glory”

Thursday, October 15, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Faculty moderator: Renat Shaykhutdinov, Associate Professor of Political Science. With vivid storytelling and riveting insider accounts, Weiner traces the roots of political warfare - the conflict America and Russia have waged with espionage, sabotage, diplomacy and disformation - from 1945 until 2020. America won the cold war, but Russia is winning today. Vladimir Putin helped to put his chosen candidate in the White House with a covert campaign that continues to this moment. Putin’s Russia has revived Soviet-era intelligence operations gaining ever more potent information from--and influence over--the American people and government. Yet the US has put little power into its defense. This has put American democracy in peril. Weiner takes us behind closed doors, illuminating Russian and American intelligence operations and their consequences.

Purchase Book: “The Folly and the Glory”   (Book available for purchase 9/22/2020)

Tickets for Virtual Conversation $10, $8 for all FAU Osher Lifelong Learning students, FAU students free. P urchase at fauf.fau.edu/PBBF-Weiner

 

 

 

 

Mitch Albom "Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family"

Mitch Albom "Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family"

Monday, October 19, 7-8 pm

Presented with FAU Osher Lifelong Learning  Institute (OLLI) Fort Lauderdale

Moderated by Lois Cahall, international bestselling author and founder of the Palm Beach Book Festival. Internationally renowned best-selling author, columnist, radio host, and philanthropist Mitch Albom is an inspiration around the world. His books, including the New York Times Bestselling Tuesdays with Morrie and The  Five People You Meet In Heaven, have sold over 39 million copies and have been translated into over 45 languages. Join Lois Cahall for an intimate conversation with Mitch about a series of life-changing events that lead to the writing of his newest and most personal release Finding Chika: A little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family. Finding Chika, marks his return to nonfiction for the first time in more than a decade as a memoir that celebrates Chika, a courageous young Haitian orphan whose life would forever change his heart. 

Purchase book "Finding Chika"

All proceeds benefit student scholarships or OLLI Ft. Lauderdale. 

Tickets for Virtual Conversation $10, OLLI members $8, FAU students, faculty, staff free.

Purchase at fauf.fau.edu/pbbf-albom 
 

 

 

 

Kwame Alexander and James Patterson

Kwame Alexander and James Patterson: "Becoming Muhammad Ali"

Thursday, November 12, 5:30 pm

Hosted by Lois Cahall, International Bestselling Author and Founder of the Palm Beach Book Festival.
From two heavy-hitters in children’s literature comes a biographical novel of cultural icon Muhammad Ali. Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay was a kid with struggles like any other. Kwame Alexander and James Patterson join forces to vividly depict his life up to age seventeen in both prose and verse, including his childhood friends, struggles in school, the racism he faced, and his discovery of boxing. Book will be available October 5.

Pre-sale available now:  bkstr.com/faustore/product/becoming-muhammad-ali-364695-1

All proceeds benefit student scholarships or OLLI Ft. Lauderdale.   

Tickets for Virtual Conversation $10, members of OLLI and the FAU Alumni Association $8, FAU faculty, staff and all students free.

Purchase at  fauf.fau.edu/pbbf-patterson-alexander

 

 
The Palm Beach Book Festival at FAU is sponsored by the Batmasian Family Foundation and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. Proceeds from Book Festival events benefit student scholarships at FAU.

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