Program and Posters for 2013 Miami Book Fair International Unveiled Exciting Line-up Featuring Renowned Authors, Artists and More Fair Nov. 17 – 24, 2013
Miami, September 23, 2013 -
Details for this year’s Miami Book Fair International, presented by The Center for Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College (MDC), were announced at the Fair’s annual poster unveiling ceremony, and patrons can once again expect an exciting line-up of authors that will please every interest, from current events to biographies, from health and wellness to fiction.
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 and will present some of its most recognized authors, as well as theater, music, and dance.
The Inauguration Ceremonies will start at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. Dan Brown will open the Fair at 7:30 p.m. with a presentation of his latest work, Inferno at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts.
The popular Evenings With series will bring some of today’s biggest names, will headline the popular Evenings Withseries, which treats book lovers to live presentations by some of the most celebrated contemporary authors in the world every night throughout the Fair. This year’s stellar lineup also includes Erica Jong (Fear of Flying and Good in Bed), Sherman Alexie (Blasphemy), Wally Lamb (We Are Water), and Anjelica Huston (A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London and New York), among others.
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, with more than 200 exhibitors from around the country selling books in a festive atmosphere.
In keeping with the theme, one of the two official Book Fair poster artists, Francesc 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 Comics. 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 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.
MDCulture is 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..
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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 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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