Thursday, October 8, 2009

Miami Book Fair International - Nov 8 -15/09

Okay this is one of those times when I wished I lived a little bit farther south. But if you do, or you're sunning yourself down south, here's a book event you don't want to miss.

The Miami Book Fair International is the nation’s largest and oldest premier literary event of the year. This is the 26th year. There are so many authors attending (yes Canadians too - Margaret Atwood will be there.)

"Over eight days for the past 25 Novembers, downtown Miami becomes the center of the literary world when the Miami Book Fair International welcomes hundreds & thousands of people who attend readings and discussions featuring prize-winnning, best selling and emerging authors from the U.S. and around the world."

"For the Book Fair’s 26th year, Sherman Alexie, Margaret Atwood, Roy Blount Jr., Robert Olen Butler, Meg Cabot, Alan Cheuse, Susie Essman, Mike Farrell, Al Gore, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Barbara Kingsolver, Jonathan Lethem, Peter Mayle, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Ralph Nader, Todd Oldham, Richard Powers, Francine Prose, Jeannette Walls and many others. Confirmed Spanish-language authors include Roberto Ampuero, Juanita Castro, Boris Izaquirre, Edmundo Paz Soldan, Cristina Rivera Garza, Raul Rivero and others, are just a few of the over 300 authors from the U.S. and abroad who will gather at the Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami."

The Congress of Authors begins on Sunday, with the first Evenings With.... featuring major literary figures reading and discussing their books in English and Spanish.

From Friday afternoon through Sunday is the Street Fair and the Congress of Authors, when more than 300 authors from all over the world read and discuss their work in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Haitian Kreyol. At the Street Fair, over 250 publishers & booksellers exhibit and sell books in many languages, and the Antiquarian Annex showcases rare books, signed first editions, original manuscripts and other collectibles.

WHAT: 26th Miami Book Fair International
WHEN: Sun. November 8 through Sun. November 15, 2009
WHERE: Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave., downtown Miami
“Evenings With…” lectures: Sun., Nov. 8- Fri., Nov. 13:
General Admission: $10, free for Miami Book Fair members
Please visit to order tickets.
Street Fair: Fri, Sat & Sun., Nov. 14 – 16:
Friday, Nov. 14: Free
Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 15 & 16: $8, $5 for those 62 and older, and free for those 18 years of age and younger, Miami Dade College students & employees with ID and Book Fair Friends, volunteers, exhibitors and guests with credentials.
INFORMATION: (305) 237-3258 and

If anyone is able to attend - let me know - I'd love to hear about it!


Rita said...

I'll be attending as I live down in South Florida.

bermudaonion said...

Yeah, I wish I could be there too.

Luanne said...

Rita! Lucky you! I definitely want to hear all about it when you get back!

Kaye said...

Someday I would like to attempt to go this event. At least the price is right for seniors! There are some perks for being old. Even though we live in FL it would still be a 6-7 hour drive for us. Hey, a girl can dream. Right? Luanne, if you ever do come to Fl, I want to know so we can do lunch!

Luanne said...

I'll hold you to it Kaye!