Save the Date! Miami Dade College’s Miami Book Fair to Present Little Haiti Book Festival as Part of Its ReadCaribbean Program

Little Haiti Book Festival will take place May 27 & 28

Miami, March 23, 2017 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed Miami Book Fair (MBF) is partnering with Sosyete Koukouy of Miami Inc., to present the Little Haiti Book Festival on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28.  This book festival, which features two days of vibrant cultural exposure to writers, booksellers, and performers, is part of MBF’s ReadCaribbean programming.  This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, at 5919 N.E. Second Ave.

The Little Haiti Book Festival, which has been presented in part by Sosyete Koukouy of Miami Inc., for the past four years, continues to count on the support of Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs, the City of Miami and Commissioner Keon Hardemon, the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, the John and James L. Knight Foundation, the  FIU Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center after Green Family Foundation, the Haitian Consulate HALO (cultural section),  Libreri Mapou Book Store, and Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, among others.

The Little Haiti Book Festival will feature authors from Haiti and the Haitian diaspora, hands-on activities for children, a workshop for writers, film screenings, dance and music performances, and much more.

For more information, please visit or contact 305-237-3258.

About Sosyete Koukouy of Miami

Established in 1985, Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Inc. (Sos*ye*te Koo*Kouy), is dedicated to preserving Haitian culture in the United States through education and arts and cultural presentations. Its mission is to preserve, perpetuate and present Haitian cultural performances and exhibitions 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, its language, rituals and traditions, and its deep roots in the African continent.  It also produces programs that foster greater understanding between Haitian people and people of other diverse ethnicities, cultures and heritage; and foster respect for the arts and artists of Haiti, African and Caribbean by raising awareness of their historical and artistic contributions to the national and international cultural landscape.

About Miami Book Fair
Miami Book Fair, widely considered the largest and finest literary event in the U.S., is part of MDCulture, the Cultural Affairs Department of Miami Dade College. In addition to the annual, eight-day festival that takes place on the Wolfson Campus of the College in Downtown Miami, Miami Book Fair presents literary programs throughout Miami all year long.  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.

About 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, including the Miami Book Fair International, the Center @ MDC, the Miami Film Festival, MDC Live Arts performing arts series, the Cuban Cinema Series, the Miami Leadership Roundtable speakers’ series, numerous renowned campus art galleries and theaters, and the nationally recognized School of Entertainment and Design Technology. With an enrollment of more than 175,000 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 eight campuses and outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree programs including baccalaureate, 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.

MBF Media-only contact: Lisa Palley,, 305-642-3132.