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Posters for 2013 Miami Book Fair International to be Unveiled September 20

Fair Nov. 17 – 24, 2013, at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus
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Miami, September 9, 2013 - This year’s official Miami Book Fair International posters will be unveiled at 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, in the Mural Room of the historic Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College (MDC), 600 Biscayne Blvd., in downtown Miami.

Held as part of the launch of MDC’s culture campaign, ACTIVATE: MDCulture, and the city’s DWNTWN Arts Days, the evening will include film screenings, an art exhibition, poems written on the spot by Poem Depot and special musical and theatre performances, in addition to the poster unveilings. The event is free and open to the public!

The 30th edition of the Book Fair, the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering,   presented by The Center for Literature and Theatre @ MDC, will take place Nov. 17 – 24, 2013, at the Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., in downtown Miami. In commemoration of the 500 years since Ponce de Leon landed in Florida, this year’s Fair will celebrate the culture and literature of Spain.

In keeping with the theme, one of the two official Book Fair poster artists, Francisco Capdevila, is one of Spain’s most important illustrators and comics artists. Better known as “Max,” Capdevila is also the winner of the 2007 Premio Nacional de Comic. The second official poster is dedicated to Generation Genius Days, the component of the Fair that is all about kids and young adults. The poster was illustrated by popular comics and graphic novels creator Paul Pope.

Miami Book Fair International and The Center @ MDC

Miami Book Fair International is 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 Centerpromotes 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.

Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College has a long and rich history of involvement in the cultural arts, providing South Florida with a vast array of artistic and literary offerings, 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 outreach 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.

Poster Unveilings for 2013 Miami Book Fair International

  • WHEN: Friday, Sep. 20, 5:00 PM
  • WHERE: Historic Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College (Mural Room) 600 Biscayne Blvd.

For updates on Miami Book Fair International, please visit www.miamibookfair.com, call 305-237-3528, or email wbookfair@mdc.edu.

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino Florin, 305-237-3949, testorin@mdc.edu, MDC media relations director
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359, khill1@mdc.edu, media specialist
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366, rromero3@mdc.edu, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, arios1@mdc.edu




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