In Composed, Rosanne Cash recalls folk singers, addicts, preachers, and sex kittens knocking on the door of her childhood home in the middle of the night, looking for her dad, Johnny. The country singer opens this year’s Miami Book Fair International with a reading Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10. Other book fair highlights through Wednesday include An Evening With Harry Belafonte. Hear the “Day-O” calypso king talks about his memoir, My Song, Tuesday at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $10.
Also on Tuesday, New York Times columnist David Brooks will discuss his latest book, The Social Animal, at 8 p.m. The following night, filmmaker John Sayles will speak about his McSweeney’s-published historical novel, A Moment in the Sun, at 8 p.m. Admission is free. All of the above author events will take place in the Miami Dade College Chapman Conference Center. The 28th annual Miami Book Fair, which runs through November 20, will feature readings by authors such as Nicole Krauss and Chuck Palahniuk, as well as a raucous street festival, opening November 18.
Nov. 13-18, 7 p.m., 2011