Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed Miami Book Fair, the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering, will celebrate its 35th anniversary, Nov. 11-18, 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. 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.
Fairgoers will enjoy the lively Street Fair held during the closing weekend, Nov. 16-18, which complements the author programs with hundreds of bookseller and publisher booths; Children’s Alley, a pop-up children’s learning activities village boasting live performances, 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.