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

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


September 30
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…


in conversation with



A Petit Mal

(Eyewear Publishing, $21.99)

Saturday, June 10th, 6:00 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables


Books & Books is thrilled to present an evening with Ana Maria Caballero and Julie Marie Wade to discuss Caballero’s inspiring book: A Petit Mal (Eyewear Publishing, $21.99).

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 the Book:

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 the Author:

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

About the Moderator:

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.