Presented and produced by Miami Dade College
Miami, July 28, 2016 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed Miami Book Fair, the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering, will celebrate its 33rd edition this year Nov. 13 – 20 at MDC Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. More than 200 exhibitors from around the country will participate during the weekend Street Fair, Nov. 18 – 20.
The Miami Book Fair will treat book lovers to eight days of cultural and educational activities, including the beloved Evenings With… series presenting some of the world’s greatest authors; the IberoAmerican Authors program highlighting authors and books from Latin America and Spain; literacy and learning activities for children/teens during Generation Genius Days; The Porch, an outdoor gathering spot featuring live music and DJ’s, giant games and comfy seating, food trucks, a bar and daily programs highlighting local cultural organizations.
A new addition to Miami Book Fair launches this year, ReadCaribbean, to highlight the region’s authors and topics that get at the heart of the Caribbean experience. This year, The Kitchen goes big! An outdoor kitchen stadium will feature cooking demos by top chefs, and culinary discussions for food enthusiasts. The Kitchen’s programs are carried out in partnership with MDC’s Miami Culinary Institute, and made possible with generous support of the Miami Downtown Development Authority.
Miami Book Fair organizers are out to prove Miami loves to read, so please join the conversation on social media and post selfies with your favorite books, a.k.a. “shelfies,” with the hashtag #MiamiReads and tag Miami Book Fair.
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Miami Book Fair
Widely recognized as the largest and finest literary gathering in the U.S., the Miami Book Fair’s eight-day festival features readings and conversation with the world’s most renowned authors and more than 200 booksellers and exhibitors across various genres and interests. Book lovers are also treated to culinary presentations, live music, dance and theater performances, interactive art projects, fun and educational activities for children, and more! In addition to the annual festival, the Miami Book Fair builds community and promotes reading and writing throughout the year with activities open to all, including creative writing courses taught by local and visiting authors, literary gatherings and happy hours and Read to Learn Books for Free, a partnership with The Children’s Trust that distributes more than 160,000 free books a year to children in Miami-Dade County.
Miami Book Fair is made possible through the generous support of the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts; the City of Miami; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; the Miami Downtown Development; and the Friends of the Fair; as well as many corporate partners. Miami Book Fair: Building community, one reader at a time.
Miami Dade College
Miami Dade College has a long and rich history of involvement in the cultural arts, providing South Florida with a vast array of artistic and literary offerings through its cultural affairs department, including the Miami Book Fair, the Miami Film Festival, MDC Live Arts performing arts series, the Cuban Cinema Series, and groundbreaking art exhibitions at the Museum of Art + Design (MOA+D) located inside the college’s historic Freedom Tower and art galleries at each campus. With an enrollment of more than 165,000 students, MDC is the largest institution of higher education in the country and is a national model for many of its programs. The college’s seven campuses and two outreach centers offer more than 300 academic pathways leading to baccalaureate degrees, associate in arts and science degrees and numerous career training certificates leading to in-demand jobs. MDC has served more than 2,000,000 students and counting, since it opened its doors in 1960.
Miami Book Fair contact: Lisa Palley, 305-642-3132 email@example.com