Miami Book Fair International 2013

Miami Book Fair International 2013 - November 17 - 24, 2013  - 
STREET FAIR: FRIDAY November 22 - SUNDAY November 24 

A Book Fair That Grew, Propelling the Arts in Miami - "Now entering its 30th year, the Miami Book Fair International, which opens on Sunday and runs for a week, is the largest and by nearly all accounts the most diverse public literary event in the United States. Authors appreciate the crowds and conviviality; readers appreciate the intimacy and the something-for-everyone offerings, including a children’s alley and a large gathering of graphic novelists; and publishers welcome the hundreds of thousands of dollars in book sales and the know-how of the people who run the fair."

About the Fair - Miami Book Fair International: "... 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. During Street Fair weekend, more than 250 publishers and booksellers exhibit and sell books, with special features like the antiquarians, who showcase of signed first editions, original manuscripts and other collectibles...."

Miami International Book Fair to celebrate 30th year - Sun Sentinel: "Miami is ranked the third most-well-read city in America by Amazon, and this is only one of the reasons that the Miami Book Fair International in November is so big. This year is the Book Fair's 30th anniversary, and it has a load of new things prepared during its run Nov. 17-24. Its mission this year is to promote reading among those who do not have access to reading. Authors such as Elizabeth Gilbert, Nicholas Sparks, Billy Collins, Holly Black, Dan Brown, Alex Flinn, Kami Garcia, Meg Cabot and so many more will be at the fair, speaking on panels, reading from their books and doing signings....."

Miami Book Fair International 2013: The Ten Best Events: "With over 200 events on the schedule this year, it's easy to get lost in the annual whirlwind of words. So we're picking out the most essential author talks of this dirty thirty celebration. Read on for booze, belly laughs, and yes, even Brian Boitano...."

Miami Book Fair International's 30th anniversary promises to be a page-turner for kids - Sun Sentinel: "One year after rolling out a new initiative designed to entice young readers, Miami Book Fair International is now adding to its efforts to spark hands-on, book-inspired curiosity. During the 30th anniversary of the annual literary party, which runs Nov. 17 to 24, children will be greeted with an expanded variety of literature-themed activities, theater, performances and storytellers.    “First and foremost, this is the place for them to come and have a great time,” said Melissa Messulam, of Miami and program coordinator for Children’s Alley, the kid-themed portion of the fair. “They will learnsomething new and leave the fair with a new book in hand.”..."

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