Presented and produced by Miami Dade College
Miami, Aug. 26, 2019 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed Miami Book Fair, the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering for more than three decades, returns Nov. 17 – 24 to MDC’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami.
Attended by more than 200,000 people over eight days, Miami Book Fair features more than 600 authors and poets from around the world with readings from new works in English, Spanish and Kreyol and panel discussions on a myriad of topics. Other opportunities highlight author readings, storytelling, and interactive experiences for children and teens, as well as panels on comics and graphic novels for fairgoers of all ages.
Miami Book Fair highlights include:
“Evenings With” – A program that spotlights well-known authors from Sunday, Nov. 17 – Friday, Nov. 22. Featured this year are Ambassador Samantha Power, Eve Ensler, George Will, Debbie Harry, and Richard Russo.
- Diverse Programming – Capitalizing on Miami’s reputation as the gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, Miami Book Fair’s IberoAmerican Authorsand ReadCaribbean programs celebrate the robust intellectual life of our many cultures.
- Street Fair– A rambling smorgasbord of 200 booksellers and publishers’ booths, back-to-back author presentations, music, food, and fun 22 – 24.
- Children’s Alley – A village of pop-up children’s activities at the Street Fair tied to literacy and learning with live book characters and performances.
- The Porch – The ultimate Street Fair community hangout, complete with a beer bar, comfy outdoor seating, and a stage for live music and performances of all kinds.
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About Miami Book Fair
Founded in 1984 by Miami Dade College and partners, Miami Book Fair engages the community through inclusive, accessible programs that promote reading and support writers year-round. The annual eight-day festival has grown into the largest and most comprehensive community-rooted literary gathering in the United States generating discourse on contemporary literature and current issues of international importance. Throughout the rest of the year, Miami Book Fair responds hosts an ongoing schedule of activities, including The Little Haiti Book Festival; creative writing and publishing workshops; author presentations; reading campaigns; and Read to Learn Books for Free, a partnership with The Children’s Trust that distributes more than 150,000 free books a year to children in Miami-Dade County.
Miami Book Fair programming is made possible through generous support from the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts; City of Miami; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council; Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; Miami Downtown Development Authority; and Friends of the Fair; as well as many corporate partners. Miami Book Fair: Building community, one reader at a time.
About Miami Dade College
Miami Dade College is the largest degree-granting institution in the nation. The college’s eight campuses offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways including several baccalaureate degrees in biological sciences, engineering, data analytics, information systems technology, education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film and others. MDC is the recipient of top national awards. As Democracy’s College, MDC changes lives through accessible, high quality-teaching and learning experiences. It is the home of the Miami Culinary Institute, the Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex, the Miami Fashion Institute, the Eig-Watson School of Aviation, The Idea Center, the Cyber Security Center of the Americas, the Cloud Computing Center, the Center for Learning, Innovation and Simulation, the School for Advanced Studies, and the New World School of the Arts, to name a few of its most innovative programs. MDC has been named among the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The College embraces its responsibility to serve as an economic, cultural, and civic leader for the advancement of our diverse global community. Its alumni and employees contribute more than $6 billion annually to the local economy and MDC graduates occupy top leadership positions in every major industry. MDC is renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is also the home of the Miami Book Fair, Miami Film Festival, the MDC Live! Performing Arts Series, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, the Tower Theater, Dyer Building, Koubek Center Mansion and Gardens, the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, a sculpture park and a large art gallery system. MDC has admitted more than 2,000,000 students and counting, since it opened its doors in 1960. For more information, visit www.mdc.edu.
Miami Book Fair contact: Lisa Palley, Palley Promotes, 305-642-3132 firstname.lastname@example.org.