MDC’s Miami Book Fair Presents 2024 Little Haiti Book Festival in May

Miami, May 2, 2024 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Miami Book Fair and Sosyete Koukouy of Miami will once again team up to present the Little Haiti Book Festival, offering author presentations, booksellers, live performances and other events centered on Haitian culture and heritage on May 5 (in-person) and May 19 (online). The festival is free and open to the public.

The Little Haiti Book Festival will take place in-person on Sunday, May 5, at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, providing a vibrant platform for authors, artists, and community leaders to share their work and insights. The festival will feature readings and discussions by acclaimed Haitian authors, with simultaneous English translation available. A vibrant marketplace will be filled with exhibitors, food vendors and a mini book fair featuring local authors and publishers with books in English, Haitian Creole, and French.

There will also be panels and workshops, as well as music by DJ Nickymix, comedy by Paul Julmeus, dance performance by NSL Dance Ensemble and live music and performance by Tati Nuzi and friends, among other artists. Children’s activities will include storytelling, drumming, artmaking with GOGO MOAD artists, games, free books, meditation, yoga and more!

The Little Haiti Book Festival will go virtual on Sunday, May 19, offering a reprise of the in-person panels on “Artificial Intelligence in the Arts: Empowering Writers, Content Creators, and Businesses in the Digital Age” and “Haiti in the Media: Navigating Narratives of Haiti in Global Media.”

The festival is presented by the Miami Book Fair and Sosyete Koukouy, both committed to promoting diverse voices, fostering cultural exchanges, and celebrating the contributions of Haitian authors, artists, and performers.

View the complete Little Haiti Book Festival schedule at

WHAT:     Little Haiti Book Festival

WHEN:     Sunday, May 5 (in-person); Sunday, May 19 (online)

WHERE:   212 N.E. 59th Terrace, Miami, Fl. 33137

About Sosyete Koukouy of Miami

Established in 1985, Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Inc. (soh-see-ay-TAY koo-koo-yuh) is dedicated to preserving Haitian culture in the United States through education, arts, and cultural presentations to Creole and non-Creole speaking audiences. In support of that mission, Sosyete Koukouy presents and produces cultural programs that increase awareness of Haitian people, their language, rituals and traditions, and their deep roots in the African continent. It also produces programs that foster greater understanding between Haitians and people of other ethnicities, cultures, and heritage; and fosters respect for the art and artists of Haiti, Africa, and the rest of the Caribbean by raising awareness of their historical and artistic contributions to the national and international cultural landscape. For more information, contact Jan Mapou at 305-757-9922.

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 hosts an ongoing schedule of activities, including The Little Haiti Book Festival; creative writing and publishing workshops; author presentations; reading campaigns; and 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. Follow the Miami Book Fair on social media @miamibookfair #miamireads.  

 Miami Book Fair contacts: Lisa Palley, 305-642-3132,