Miami, July 26, 2023 – Save the date! Miami Dade College’s (MDC) 40th Miami Book Fair (MBF) will take place Nov. 12 – 19, 2023, in downtown Miami. In advance of this milestone anniversary, the Miami Book Fair unveiled its official poster created by Miami-based Peruvian artist and graphic designer Jose Chocce, a New World School of the Arts (NWSA) senior in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design program. The concept for poster was inspired by storytelling, getting lost within books and allowing your imagination to soar unrestrained.
This year’s Miami Book Fair will once again feature some of the world’s top authors, influencers and celebrities, including Evenings With headliners Kerry Washington, Joan Baez, David Brooks, Walter Mosley, Jada Pinkett Smith and Henry Winkler, among others. Hundreds of authors will present in-person in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole. Some of these programs will be streamed live from the Fair to miamibookfaironline.com (available on demand 24/7).
Other components of the Fair will return as well. ReadCaribbean will feature Haitian and other Caribbean authors. ReadingEast will feature authors from the Middle East and Southeast Asia. The robust IberoAmerican program will host noted Hispanic authors, journalists, poets, essayists, storytellers and visual artists and photographers.
Children’s Alley provides fun and learning activities during the popular Street Fair weekend, Nov. 17 – 19. Off the Shelf’s live music stage will again present popular bands and other performers. As always, Street Fair vendors will include a mix of booksellers, publishers, artist-made goods and a food market featuring food trucks and pop-up restaurants and cafés.
Free social gatherings this year will include an opening day block party on Sunday, Nov. 12, and the return of Lost Chapter, a nightly rooftop lounge with views of the downtown Miami skyline (open Nov. 13-17).
In recognition of Miami’s growth into a culture destination, and Miami Book Fair’s leading role in that transformation over the past 40 years, a special celebration dinner – The Next Page – will take place at the JW Marriott Marquis on Friday, Nov. 17. During the evening, Miami Book Fair will honor three writers with a deep connection to the Fair and Miami, as well as three community leaders who have made a positive, lasting impact. For event and sponsorship information on Next Page, visit www.miamibookfair.com/nextpage. For more information, contact Lisa Better, Membership and Development Associate, LBetter@mdc.edu and 305-790-7597.
The complete Miami Book Fair guide will be available online and in print in October.
Miami Book Fair contact: Lisa Palley, Palley Promotes, 305-642-3132, firstname.lastname@example.org.