The Center for Literature and Theatre @ MDC and the Koubek Center Host a Conversation with Maria Kodama about Author Jorge Luis Borges’ Life and Legacy
Miami, October 8, 2013 -
The Center for Literature and Theatre @ MDC, the Koubek Center, and BajaLibros.com celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and the road to the 30th Miami Book Fair International with a special conversation with Maria Kodama. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10. Kodama, partner to famous literary master Jorge Luis Borges, will speak with journalist and author Carlos Alberto Montaner about the Argentine essayist’s personal life, his writings, and the legacy he left behind to the world of literature.
A Conversation with Maria Kodama
Thursday, Oct. 10, 6:30 PM
- WHERE: MDC’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3 Street, Miami
- COST: free
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The 30th edition of the Book Fair, the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering, will take place Nov. 17 – 24, 2013, at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave., in downtown Miami. The always-popular Street Fair runs Friday through Sunday, Nov. 22 – 24, with more than 200 exhibitors selling books in a festive atmosphere.
The Miami Book Fair, one of Miami’s flagship cultural events, will treat book lovers to eight days of cultural and educational activities, including the beloved Evenings With… series, the Ibero-American 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 College’s Miami Culinary Institute. To celebrate the 30th anniversary, the Fair organizers have launched a campaign that celebrates Miami’s love and involvement with their hometown jewel. Visit the Fair’s social media platforms for vintage photos, author Q&As (Including with authors who are already confirmed for this year!) and a sampling of the many reasons why Miami loves Book Fair:
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Miami Book Fair International and The Center @ MDC
Miami Book Fair Internationalis the largest and finest literary gathering in America. It is the premier event of The Center for Literature and Theatre at Miami Dade College. The Center promotes reading, writing and theater at locations throughout South Florida by consistently presenting activities open to all. Literacy projects target children and teens, as well as college students and adults. 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 celebrates 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.
MDCultureis the Cultural Affairs Department of the College. 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..
Miami Dade College
Miami Dade Collegehas 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, it’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 speakers’ series, numerous renowned campus art galleries and theaters, and the nationally recognized School of Entertainment and Design Technology. With an enrollment of more than 175,000 students, MDC is the largest institution of higher education in the country and is a national model for many of its programs. The college’s seven campuses and two centers offer more than 300 distinct degree programs including baccalaureate, 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.
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