Miami Book Fair International
November 16 â€“ 23, 2014
MDC Wolfson Campus
300 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33132
An Evening With events: $15
Street Fair: Fri., Nov. 21, FREE
Sat., Nov. 22 and Sun., Nov. 23, $8, $5 for ages 13-18 and 62+,
FREE for ages 12 and under
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The nationâ€™s finest and largest literary gathering, Miami Book Fair International, presented by The Center for Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College (MDC), a program of Miami Dade Collegeâ€™s MDCulture, will celebrate its 31st edition this year.
New to the Fair this year will be Playtime, an international childrenâ€™s theatre festival presented by Teatro Prometeo, and The Swamp, a pop-up lounge featuring live music and writers whose works explore the beauty, contradictions, uniqueness and weirdness of life in the Sunshine State. Both are made possible by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge.
The Book Fair this year will feature 6WordsMiami, a community project where all are invited to submit their six-word stories. Whether itâ€™s a memoir, fiction, fantasy or other â€“ all submissions are welcome, though the Fair hopes some are inspired by Miami life. A 6WordsMiami reading will take place at the Book Fair. Some stories will be paired up with original photography and published in a limited-edition postcard set. Submissions will be accepted in English, Spanish or Creole. There is no limit to how many stories one can submit. Submission dates are June 15 through October 1 at firstname.lastname@example.org and through social media using the hashtag #6WordsMiami.
The Miami Book Fair, one of Miamiâ€™s flagship cultural events, will treat book lovers to eight days of cultural and educational activities, including the beloved Evenings Withâ€¦ 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 collegeâ€™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.
Miami Book Fair International 2014 promises to be another exceptional literary event!
2014 Confirmed Authors and Guests
Salar Abdoh, Annik Adey-Babinski, Rabih Alameddine, Andrew Albanese, Elisa Albo, Elizabeth Alexander, Rebecca Alexander, Larry Allan, David Altshuler, June Aming, Roberto Ampuero, Sergio AndricaÃn, MarÃa Teresa Andruetto, Alejandro Anreus, Molly Antopol, Donald Antrim, Katherine Applegate, Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza, J. J. Armas Marcelo, Andrea Askowitz, Liz Atlan, Helene Atwan, Paul Austin, Judy Bachrach, Joaquin Badajoz, Robert B. Baer, Frank BÃ¡ez, Matt Bai, Nicholson Baker, Ross K. Baker, Russell Banks, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Monica Bill Barnes, Lynne Barrett, Pablo Barrios, Dave Barry, Sam Barry, AnnaAnna Bass Bass, Tanya Batson-Savage, Megan Bayles, Charles Belfoure, Erin Belieu, David Bezmozgis, Mark Bibbins, Kai Bird, Joan Biskupic, Jennifer Bisram, Robin Black, Peter Blackstock, Vanessa Blakeslee, Richard Blanco, Charles M. Blow, Judy Blume, Cynthia Bond, Annette Bonnier, James O. Born, Catherine Bowman, Carole Boyce Davies, Peg Boyers, Joyce Brabner, Rick Bragg, Jennifer DeVere Brody, Box Brown, Charles Burns, Janet Burroway, Ismael Cala, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bella, Jim Camacho, Madeline CÃ¡mara, Harkaitz Cano, Lan Cao, Jennine CapÃ³ Crucet, Joe Cardona, Anne Louise “Missy” Carricarte, Jennifer Carroll, Wiley Cash, Soman Chainani, Cathleen Chambless, Vikram Chandra, Jeff Chang, Denise ChÃ¡vez, DaÃna Chaviano, Alan Cheuse, Joan E. Childs, Michael Cho, C.M. Clark, James C. Clark, John Cleese, Joe Clifford, George Clinton, James E. Clyburn, Andy Cohen, Rachel Cohn, J.J. Colagrande, JaQuavis Coleman, Nathan Daniel Beau Connolly, Michael Connors, T Cooper, Robert Coover, Billy Corben, Enrique CÃ³rdoba, Patricia Cornwell, Maureen Corrigan, Dana Cowin, Richard C. Crepeau, Jessa Crispin, Maddie Crum, Marie-Laure Cruschi, Aaron Curtis, Farel Dalrymple, Edwidge Danticat, Aaron Davidson, Richard Dawkins, Uva de AragÃ³n, Joachim de Posada, Rachel Deahl, John W. Dean, Michael DeForge, Michael Deibert, Anjanette Delgado, Denise Jacobs Denise Jacobs, Mark DeNote, Mario Diament, Fanuel HanÃ¡n DÃaz, Jaquira DÃaz, Eddy DÃaz Souza, Phillippe Diederich, Angela DiTerlizzi, Tony DiTerlizzi, Lou Dobbs, Jordi Doce, Tony Dokoupil, Beverly Donofrio, Caitlin Doughty, Nick Douglas, Ann Douglas, Kirstin Downey, MarÃa DueÃ±as, John Dufresne, Daniel Dugas, Denise Duhamel, Andrew Durbin, Paul Durham, Stuart Dybek, Sheila E., Barbara Ehrenreich, Jonathan Eig, Rob Elba, Tim Elfrink, Stephen Elliott, Marvin Elliott Ellis, Grace Ellis, Nora Erro-Peralta, Carlos Escamilla, Carlos Espinosa DomÃnguez, Mark Evanier, John W. Evans, Maggie Evans Silverstein, Scott Eyman, Nuruddin Farah, Joyce Farmer, Chris Farrell, Cristina Favretto, Ray Fawkes, Joshua Max Feldman, Cecilia M. Fernandez, Michael “Mike” B. Fernandez, Ramiro A. FernÃ¡ndez, Roberto G. FernÃ¡ndez, Teresa FernÃ¡ndez Soneira, Guillermo Ferrara, Liana Finck, Boris Fishman, Neil Flanzraich, Estrella Flores-Carretero, Rory Flynn, Franklin Foer, Jessie Ann Foley, Carolyn ForchÃ©, Richard Ford, Lauren Francis-Sharma, Jorge Franco, Lucinda Franks, Michael Fry, Oscar Fuentes, Maureen Fura, Jorge GalÃ¡n, M. Evelina Galang, Hannah Gamble, Carlos GÃ¡mez PÃ©rez, Kami Garcia, Alina GarcÃa-Lapuerta, Rhonda K. Garelick, Nicholas Garnett, Linda Gassenheimer, Amina Gautier, Assaf Gavron, Rita Geada, Mark â€œOzâ€ Geist, Don George, Carrie Gibson, David Giffels, Peter Gizzi, Ira Glass, Allison Glock-Cooper, Kaiama L. Glover, Louise GlÃ¼ck, Laura Godwin, Chris Goldberg, Francisco Goldman, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Dana Goldstein, FermÃn GoÃ±i, Orlando GonzÃ¡lez Esteva, Yara GonzÃ¡lez-Montes, Mary Gordon, Jorie Graham, Ben Greenman, Nicholas Griffin, James Grippando, Annabelle Gurwitch, Gail Gutradt, Leigh Haber, Matt Haggman, Kimiko Hahn, James W. Hall, Jake Halpern, Barbara Hamby, Gabrielle Hamilton, Carlos Harrison, Kathryn Harrison, Lola Haskins, Felecia Hatcher, Ben Hatke, Peter Heller, Michael Nolden Henderson, Smith Henderson, Ted Henken, Cristina HenrÃquez, Ran Henry, Bob Herbert, Daisy HernÃ¡ndez, AndrÃ©s HernÃ¡ndez Alende, Adriana Herrera, Michael Hettich, Joan Hilty, Kirsten Hines, Edward Hirsch, Tony Hoagland, Michelle Hodkin, Ron Hogan, Bob Holman, Ann Hood, Dave Horner, Fanny Howe, Lindsay Hunter, Siri Hustvedt, Leon Ichaso, Gwen Iffil, Elena Iglesias, Enrique V. Iglesias, Walter Isaacson, J. Courtney Sullivan J. Courtney Sullivan, Tracey Jackson, Marlon James, Jeffrey C. JBarnett, Van Jensen, Tory Johnson, William Johnson, Marilyn Johnson, Steven Johnson, Ashley M. Jones, Ellen Jaffe Jones, Saeed Jones, Jen Karetnick, Bill Kartalopoulos, Ben Katchor, Kate Christensen Kate Christensen, Amanda Season Keeley, Daniel Kehlmann, Cristina Keller, Christopher Kenneally, Randall Kennedy, Todd Kessler, Kazu Kibuishi, Russ Kick, Laura Kipnis, Denis Kitchen, Phil Klay, Sarah Klein, Aidan Koch, James Kochalka, Charles Kochman, Jean Hanff Korelitz, Peter Kornbluh, Nicholas D. Kristof, Talia Kurlansky, Mark Kurlansky, James A. Kushlan, Robin LaFevers, Laila Lalami, Dave Landsberger, Michael Largo, David Lawrence Jr., Gloria Leal, Norman Lear, David â€œLeboâ€ LeBatard, Valerie LeBlanc, William M. LeoGrande, Kate Leth, Yiyun Li, Eric Lichtblau, Chely Lima, Ricardo Siri Liniers, Sara Lipton, Steven P. Locklin, Sandra Tsing Loh, Manuel Adrian Lopez, Alfred J. LÃ³pez, Michael Love, Jessica Machado, Nathaniel Mackey, Kellie Magnus, Vanessa Manko, Phillip Margolin, Melissa Marr, Ann M. Martin, Guillermo MartÃnez, Pablo MartÃnez Burkett, Luis MartÃnez-FernÃ¡ndez, Esther Martinez-Kenniff, Steve Martorano, Petra Mason, Gustavo Matamoros, Oliver Mayer, Jacob Maymudes, Paula Mazur, Alexander McCall Smith, Marva McClean, Anne McCrary Sullivan, Conor McCreery, Laura McDermott Matheric, Maureen N. McLane, Larry McMurtry, Heather McPherson, Pedro Medina LeÃ³n, Peter Mehlman, Judy Melinek, Brad Meltzer, David Menasche, Maruchi Mendez, Daphne Merkin, Carlos Mesa Gisbert, Larry Bud Meyer, Ben Mezrich, Betty Milan, Kathryn Miles, Valerie Miles, Adrian Miller, Lauren Miller, Laura Miller, Lydia Millet, Elizabeth Shown Mills, Susan Minot, Bob Minzesheimer, Deborah Mitchell, Cecly Ann Mitchell, T.J. Mitchell, Marlene MoleÃ³n, Gary Monroe, Carlos Alberto Montaner, Arturo Morell, Mervyn Morris, Bradford Morrow, Walter Mosley, Jennifer Moxley, VerÃ³nica MurguÃa, Azar Nafisi, Ted Naifeh, Ramita Navai, William Navarrete, Julia Navarro, Manuel Navarro Seva, Geoff Nicholson, Anders Nilsen, Dr. Robert A. Norman, Elizabeth Nunez, Pat Oâ€™Brien, Joyce Carol Oates, Achy Obejas, Dianne Ochiltree, Libby O’Connell, George O’Connor, Mari Jose Olaziregi, Kate Olesin, Lauren Oliver, Lee Olsen, Theodore B. Olson, AndrÃ©s Oppenheimer, Diana Ossana, Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Emily Parker, Kris â€œTantoâ€ Paronto, Ann Patchett, Anita Paul, Pamela Paul, Derick Pearson, Ana Sofia PelÃ¡ez, Otto Penzler, Yaddyra Peralta, Willie Perdomo, Rick Perlstein, Carl Phillips, Charles U. Phillips, Charlie Pickett, Eveline Pierre, Vanessa Pierson, Susan Pinker, Steven Pinker, Camilo Pino, Carlos Pintado, Ed Piskor, Craig Pittman, Valerie Plame, Stanley Plumly, Adam Plunkett, David James Poissant, Robert Polito, Mimi Pond, Elena Poniatowska, Catherine Prescott, Steven Pressman, Francine Prose, Trevor Pryce, Ana Quincoces, Joanna Rakoff, Antonio RamÃrez Almanza, Claudia Rankine, Martha Raoli, Ron Rash, Chelsea Rathburn, Paige Rawl, Cristina Rebull, Roger Reeves, Andres Reynaldo, Anne Rice, Jenn Risko, Ryan Rivas, Beatriz J. Rizk, Dr. Judith Rodin, Antonio Orlando RodrÃguez, Arturo RodrÃguez, Orlando Rojas, Dave Roman, Karen Romano Young, Dr. Nicholas Romanov, James Romberger, Roger Rosenblatt, Hanna Rosin, Elizabeth Rosner, Orlando Rossardi, David Rothkopf, Jess Row, Emma Ruby-Sachs, Alberto Ruy SÃ¡nchez, Clara SÃ¡nchez, Howard Sanders, Cristina Saralegui, Caleb Scharf, Jesse Schenker, Barb Schmidt, Howard L. Schnellenberger, Danniel Schoonebeek, Ariel Schrag, Lee Brian Schrager, Eliot Schrefer, Heidi Schulz, Joanna Scott, Jon Secada, Lisa See, Jason Segel, Gary M. Segura, Colleen Selvon-Rampersad, Vijay Seshadri, Doree Shafrir, Fatima Shaik, Don Share, Solmaz Sharif, Nancy Sharp, Tom Shroder, Ana MarÃa Shua, Ketchy Shuby, Hampton Sides, Ira Silverberg, Jared Silvia, Joel Simon, Pablo Simonetti, Mona Simpson, Mary Simses, Michael Slosek, Tavis Smiley, Danez Smith, Skip Snow, Stephen Snyder-Hill, Nick Spencer, Ilan Stavans, Garth Stein, Darcey Steinke, RenÃ© Steinke, Caryl M. Stern, Bryan Stevenson, Maggie Stiefvater, Sara Stites, Robert Stone, Mark Strand, Emma Straub, Sean Strub, Daniel Suarez, Tom Swick, Natalia Sylvester, Margaret Talbot, Mariko Tamaki, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Adam Tanner, Astra Taylor, Mervyn Taylor, Phyllis Taylor, William Taylor, Oren J. Teicher, Raina Telgemeier, Victoria Tennant, AaronThier Thier, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Helen Thorpe, John â€œTigâ€ Tiegen, Merrit Tierce, Josh Tierney, Adam D. Tihany, Tim Dorsey, HÃ©ctor Tobar, Chuck Todd, Ezequiel Torres, Emma Trelles, Gaby Triana, Julio Trujillo, Brian Turner, Katia D. Ulysse, Thrity Umrigar, David Unger, Nick Vagnoni, Amanda Vaill, JosÃ© Ignacio Valenzuela, Daisy Valls, Nicole Valls, Reed Van Brunschot, Marguerite Van Cook, Jeff VanderMeer, Roxanne Vargas, Maria Venegas, HernÃ¡n Vera Ãlvarez, Lu Vickers, JosÃ© A. Villar-Portela, Fabio Viviani, Ocean Vuong, Lynn Waddell, Julie Marie Wade, Ayelet Waldman, Leslye Walton, Jesmyn Ward, John Warley, John Waters, Tom Watson, Roland Watson-Grant, Bruce Weber, Robert Weil, Sarah Weinman, Kim Weiss, Dr. Cornel West, Lucie Whitehouse, Wayne A. Wiegand, Michelle Wildgen, Sarah Wildman, Deborah Wiles, Alec Wilkinson, Neville Williams, Paul Williams, Cinda Williams Chima, Charles Wright, Duncan Wu, Tiphanie Yanique, Joann Yarrow, Morowa YejidÃ©, JosÃ© Antonio Zabalgoitia, Cynthia Zak, Jorge Zepeda Patterson, Mark Zingarelli, Gary Phillip Zola, Alicia Zuckerman, Todd Zuniga
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, a part of MDCulture, the Cultural Affairs Department of the College. The Center promotes reading, writing and theater at locations throughout South Florida by consistently presenting activities open to all. Its Generation Genius programs for children and teens promote literacy and learning. Its creative writing program has national appeal, and courses are taught by local and visiting authors. It is also home to Prometeo Theatre, the nation’s leading Spanish language, conservatory-style program offering training for actors, and featuring performances throughout the year. In 2012, the Center celebrated its tenth year with a renewed commitment to the advancement of literary and theater arts.
Miami Book Fair International 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.
MDCulture is the Cultural Affairs Department of Miami Dade College (MDC). Comprising the Miami Book Fair International, Miami International Film Festival, Tower Theater, the Center for Literature and Theatre, Koubek Center, Freedom Tower, MDC Live Arts and MDC Galleries and Museum of Art + Design, MDCulture is committed to providing everyone the opportunity to come in contact with innovative thinkers, creators and tradition bearers from around the world. With each presentation, MDCulture offers a bridge between cultures and ideas, creating new opportunities for the increasingly diverse population of Miami to come together through shared live arts experiences. For more, visit mdculture.org.
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 through MDCulture, itâ€™s cultural affairs department, including the Miami Book Fair International, the Center @ MDC, the Miami International Film Festival, MDC Live Arts performing arts series, the Cuban Cinema Series, the Miami Leadership Roundtable speakersâ€™ series, numerous renowned campus art galleries and Theatres, and the nationally recognized School of Entertainment and Design Technology. With an enrollment of more than 165,000 students, MDC is the largest institution of higher education in the country and is a national model for many of its programs. The collegeâ€™s seven campuses and two outreach centers offer more than 300 academic pathways leading to baccalaureate degrees, 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 since it opened its doors in 1960.If you love Soul Of Miami, please consider leaving a testimonial.
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