Feb. 7 | History Vs Fiction Mano a Mano

Join us Tuesday, February 7th for an installation of the Downtown Arts + Science Salon at Neushop Downtown Miami. Doctor Paul George, a leading historian known as Downtown Miami’s official historian, will join novelist Raúl Guerrero for a provocative and hilarious confrontation between fact and fiction; between history and literature. The duo will present the original City of Miami from two different perspectives in dialogue, focusing on Downtown’s Historic District, Bayfront Park and the Old Cemetery.

The evening will also feature an exhibit of two sets of architectural drawings: a series of found original blueprints of Schultze & Weaver’s Ingraham Building, and the recent documentation of the Gesu Church in Downtown Miami produced at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture under the guidance of Rick Lopes for the Historic American Building Survey. Both Dr. George and Mr. Guerrero will be available for a book signing after the confrontation.

About Downtown Arts + Science Salon

The Downtown Arts + Science Salon was founded to help foster a Downtown identity through culture. The Salon is a mixture of Ted Talk and local social club in the historical sense; a place to exchange ideas on art, science and social issues, much like the salons that flourished throughout Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries.

About Dr. Paul George

Dr. Paul S. George is a Professor of History, Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus.  He also serves as Historian to HistoryMiami. A native Miamian, Paul George is a graduate of Miami Dade Community College and the University of Miami. He holds a Master’s and Ph.D. degree in History from the Florida State University.  Dr. George has taught in several universities and colleges, including Florida State University, Florida A&M University, Florida Atlantic University, and the University of Miami. Dr. George has authored fifteen books, nearly two hundred articles, book reviews, columns, and numerous unpublished manuscripts.

About Raúl Guerrero

“Raúl Guerrero authored numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, notably the historical novel Insolence and Crónica del corazón, a mini encyclopedia of the heart. His latest novel is Women Loved Dr. Böll, in which he recreates the exuberance and chaos of Miami in unsettling intimacy, while probing the ambivalence of love, sex, betrayal, relocation, greed, art and language. “A wonderfully written satire set in Downtown Miami… It explores the zaniness and insanity Miamians love and endure.” The Huffington Post. He collaborates with publications worldwide on language, culture and science, including El País, The Barcelona Review, La Opinión, Revista Cambio, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, and Encyclopedia Latina.”


Thursday, February 16th 2017

7:00 PM

Downtown Miami
15 SE 2nd Avenue

Validated Parking

College Station Garage 190 NE 3rd St
Convention Center Garage 100 SE 2nd St
$1 up to 3 hours