2016 MIAMI BOOK FAIR Nov. 13 – 20
Presented and produced by Miami Dade College
Miami, Oct. 4, 2016 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed Miami Book Fair, (MBF) the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering, has unveiled this year’s official poster featuring artwork by Los Angeles-based graphic novelist, cartoonist and 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Gene Luen Yang.
In addition to being named a MacArthur fellow, Yang was recently appointed a National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature, a two-year position that focuses on highlighting the importance of young people’s literature and reading.
Yang’s groundbreaking first book, American Born Chinese, was the first graphic novel nominated for a National Book Award and first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album – New. In 2013 he released Boxers & Saints, a two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion that was nominated for a National Book Award and won the L.A. Times Book Prize. His other works include Dark Horse Comics’ continuation of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender and DC Comics’ Superman. Yang teaches creative writing through Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program.
Posters, as well as printed Fair Guides, will be available at a number of pop-up events to take place throughout the city in the coming month. Locations to include Shinola Wynwood, Books & Books, The Langford hotel and others. Days and times will be shared via the Fair’s social media accounts, and will be posted online. Giveaways, refreshments and interactive activities will be part of the events.
View all program information and event schedules, or download a PDF of the complete Fair guide at www.miamibookfair.com. Printed Fair Guides will be distributed at locations throughout the city after Oct. 15.
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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.