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Thursday, September 5, 2013

30th Anniversary for Miami Book Fair

The Miami Book Fair, one of Miami’s flagship cultural events, will treat book lovers to eight days of cultural and educational activities at Miami Dade MDC’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami from November 17 to 24.

It is the 30th anniversary of the Miami Book Fair International,the oldest and largest gathering of authors coming from all over the world, drawing an attendance of 250,000 of all ages.

Over 400 authors will read from their books in English, Spanish, French, and Haitian Kreyol, will answer questions from the audience, and will sign autographs. 

In commemoration of the 500 years since Ponce de Leon landed in Florida, this year the Fair will celebrate the culture and literature of Spain. Some of the country’s most illustrious writers and artists will present their works at the Fair this year.

Among the activities will be the beloved Evenings With…. series, the IberoAmerican Authors program, literacy and learning activities for children and teens during Generation Genius Days, and The Kitchen, demos and panels for food enthusiasts in partnership with the college’s Miami Culinary Institute. Fairgoers will also enjoy more than 200 exhibitors from around the country selling books in a festive atmosphere and hundreds of authors reading and discussing new books during the weekend Street Fair. 

To celebrate the 30th anniversary, Fair organizers have launched a campaign that celebrates Miami’s love and involvement with their hometown jewel. You can visit the Fair’s social media platforms for vintage photos, author Q&As and more at: 

The Miami Book Fair International, widely considered the largest and finest literary event in the U.S., is the premier event of The Center for Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College. The Center promotes reading, writing and theater at locations throughout South Florida by consistently presenting activities open to all.

For regular updates on the Miami Book Fair, visit www.miamibookfair.com

For more information about top events in Florida take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Florida.