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September 30, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In-Person: An Afternoon with Ana Maria Caballero & Julie Marie Wade


September 30, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Books & Books presents…


discussing their joint book launch for

A Petit Mal

(Eyewear Publishing, $21.99)



(Autumn House Press, $18.95)

Saturday, September 30th, 4:00 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables


Books & Books is thrilled to present an afternoon with Ana Maria Caballero and Julie Marie Wade to discuss both of their impressive and moving books: A Petit Mal (Eyewear Publishing, $21.99) & Otherwise (Autumn House Press, $18.95).

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event so make sure to stay after the talk for a book signing! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

About A Petit Mal:

A Petit Mal is a text for a broad range of audiences–from those interested in healing and alternative medicine, to students, teachers and lovers of innovative creative nonfiction.

When Ana Maria Caballero’s young son is diagnosed with epilepsy, her family collides with the reality of illness, but also with Western medicine. A Petit Mal follows the narrative arc of this blunt collision, one that plunges its readers into multiple alternative methods of healing and the spiritual implications therein. Caballero’s boldly innovative book unfolds as a page-turner, one whose topics are especially relevant to audiences interested in wellness, not as yet another banner, but as a committed, practical approach to life.

About Otherwise:

 A personal lyrical essay collection by a winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir.

“I am a butterfly at half-mast. Muscles coiled like springs. I have not unwound yet,” writes Julie Marie Wade in Otherwise. In this series of intimate, braided essays written throughout her 30s, Wade traces her own unwinding and becoming through probing lyricism. As a daughter, lover, lesbian, and writer, she invites readers on a journey of self-discovery framed by memory, literature, and popular culture. Touching and tender, empathic and insightful, Otherwise revels in its author’s self-acceptance at the threshold of mid-life.

About the Authors:

ANA MARIA CABALLERO is a first-generation Colombian-American. Her first book of poetry, Entre Domingo y Domingo, won Colombia’s José Manuel Arango National Poetry Prize and was second place in the nationwide Ediciones Embajales Prize. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and has been a runner-up for the Academy of American Poets Prize. A Petit Mal is her first work of non-fiction and was awarded the International Beverly Prize and was also a finalist for the Kurt Brown Prize, the Tarpaulin Sky Press Book Awards, the Essay Press Prize, the Split/Lip Press reading cycle and was longlisted for the 2022 Memoir Prize. Caballero’s work with poetry has been featured by Right Click Save, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Elle UK. More of her writings can be found at anamariacaballero.com

JULIE MARIE WADE is the author of 16 collections of poetry, prose, and hybrid forms, most recently Skirted: Poems (The Word Works, 2021) and Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing (The Ohio State University Press, 2020). With Denise Duhamel, she wrote The Unrhymables: Collaborations in Prose (Noctuary Press, 2019) and with Brenda Miller, Telephone: Essays in Two Voices (Cleveland State University Press, 2021). A winner of the Marie Alexander Poetry Series and the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir, she teaches in the creative writing program at Florida International University. Her forthcoming projects are Meditation 40: The Honesty Room (Pank Books, 2023) and Otherwise: Essays (Autumn House, 2023), chosen by Lia Purpura as the winner of the 2022 Autumn House Nonfiction Book Prize.