Saturday, October 5, 2013

Writing Conferences & Book Fairs: Miami Book Fair International

MIAMI BOOK FAIR INTERNATIONAL

The Fair, in its 30th year, will open Sunday November 17th with the popular Evenings With… series, featuring six nights of readings and discussions with noted authors from the United States and around the world.
On Friday, the Street Fair gets under way. The highlight of the Street Fair is the Festival of Authors, with more than 350 authors reading and discussing their work, including the Latin American and Spanish authors who participate in the IberoAmerican Authors Program. Thousands of South Florida schoolchildren will help kick off the Street Fair, making the trip downtown Friday to hear authors and participate in Children’s Alley activities, including theater, arts-and-crafts, storytelling and readings by children’s book authors. Comics and graphic novels are once again featured, with the school of comics on Friday and a new section just for kids and teens, as well as presentations over the weekend by renowned graphic novelists and illustrators.
The 2013 Inaugural Author is Dan Brown!
During Street Fair weekend, more than 250 publishers and booksellers exhibit and sell books.
Over time, the Fair has developed a core group of special programs that Book Fair regulars look forward to each year in addition to the Festival of Authors.
  • Ibero-American Authors Program, a full program in Spanish (Programa de Autores Iberoamericanos en español)
  • Children’s Alley, fun, interactive activities for young readers
  • Student Literary Encounters, sessions with students, on campus and at outreach locations
  • Antiquarian Annex, a rare books showcase
  • Comix Galaxy, a celebration of the visual storytelling of comic books and graphic novels
Friday, November 22: FREE
Saturday and Sunday, November 23 and 24: 
General Admission: $8 
13 to 18: $5
Over 62: $5 
12 and under: FREE
BUY TICKETS ONLINE HERE!
Get all the info, including travel & hotel info, at: http://www.miamibookfair.com/
Have you attended the Miami Book Fair? Know someone who has? What's your experience been?

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