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Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed Miami Book Fair (MBF) will celebrate its 34th year, Nov. 12 – 19, at MDC’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. Miami Book Fair will feature more than 500 celebrated authors from the U.S. and around the world reading from new works and participating in discussions on myriad topics. Attending this year’s Miami Book FAir are Dan Rather (opening the Fair on Sun., Nov. 12), Lawrence O’Donnell, Patti Smith, Isabelle Allende, Pete Souza (official photographer for Pres. Obama), Bill McKibben, Michael Eric Dyson, Armisted Maupin, Edwidge Danticat, Gene Yang, Min Jin Lee, Lisa See, along with these award-winning poets: Robert Hass, Jorie Graham, Frank Bidart, Paul Muldoon, Charles Simic, Gerald Stern, Kevin Young, among many others.
Recognized as one of the most inclusive events in South Florida, and the best book festival in the country, the Fair convenes more than 150,000 people over the course of eight days.
The lively Street Fair held during the closing weekend, Nov. 17 – 19, complements the author programs with hundreds of bookseller and publisher booths; Children’s Alley, a pop-up children’s learning activities village boasting a live performance stage; Kitchen Stadium, an outdoor pavilion equipped with a professional kitchen featuring culinary discussions and cooking demos by top chefs; and The Porch, the ultimate urban community hangout, complete with a beer bar, comfy outdoor seating stacked with board games, and a stage for live music and interdisciplinary performance.
Miami’s location makes it the perfect place to celebrate the literary and intellectual life of Ibero-America and the Caribbean. The IberoAmerican Authors and ReadCaribbean programs of the Fair provide a platform for writers from those regions to highlight the vibrant culture and diverse topics in their native languages.
Students in K-12 will enjoy special author presentations and workshops at the Fair and in their schools as part of the Generation Genius program, and college students will meet with selected authors for in-depth discussions on specific subjects as part of the Fair’s Classroom Collaborations program.
For Miami Book Fair information, please visit www.miamibookfair.com.