The 2019 Miami Book Fair International is just a few months away. Around 250,000 participants will flock to Downtown Miami, Florida for the largest book fair in the United States. The annual literary event promises 8 days of author talks, panel discussions, workshops, programs, street fairs, performances, and gatherings. But the 2019 MIBF is more than that. We thought of eleven events you can check while attending the Miami Book Fair International.
Street Fair. This is Miami Book Fair’s trademark- the weekend street fair. This year’s street fair will take place on November 22 and will run until the 24th. Hundreds of exhibitors, booksellers, small presses and publishing and book marketing services booths will fill the streets of downtown Miami. Film screenings, musical performances, dance parties, stand-up comedy, and fun events are expected as well.
First Draft. There are many First Draft events happening throughout the year. However, the Miami Book Fair hosts the best of them all. First Draft is a series of informal writing events that turn happy hours into producing great narratives. Writers get to drink first round for free. The Second beer though is not. The second and succeeding rounds are all products of guided writing prompts. Sounds great!
Authors Galore. All great book fairs have one thing in common- famous celebrity guests. As it happened, the 36th Miami Book Fair International has a powerful line up this year. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, John Grisham, Carl Hiaasen, Gary Shteyngart, Billy Collins, Michael Ondaatje, Edwidge Danticat, Sandra Cisneros, Abbi Jacobson, Kevin Young, Rebecca Traister, Adam Gopnick are just some of the expected names to grace the occasion.
Kitchen Stadium. The Kitchen at the Miami Book Fair is a series of food and culinary events during the street fair. Organizers partner with Miami Dade College’s Culinary Institute will try to gather the best chefs, the most relevant cookbooks, and of course, the most delicious cuisines all in one event.
Front Porch Café. The Front Porch Café is pretty much where all the party takes place every night. The restaurant is the venue for various programs such as Puppet Poetry, First Draft, Exchange for Change and other Miami Book Fair related events. If you want a night of beer, good food, and live music, drop by the Porch every day after sunset.
Downtown Miami. Being in downtown Miami is already an event itself. It is the oldest part of the city and yet it is one of the most modern and is highlighted by a variety of theaters, museums, art galleries, world-class hotels, bars, and other event venues that are frequently visited by tourists.
The Comix Galaxy. It may not be as big an event as ComicCon, but Miami Book Fair’s Comix Galaxy is a gathering of artists, illustrators, graphic artists and novelists on the rise. If you are looking to witness young talents and fresh illustrations, check out this program.
Tweens and Teens. This year’s line-up includes authors from various teenager book genres- fantasy, adventure, thriller, and even graphic novels. Young readers will get to see and interact with David Levithan (Someday); Janelle Milanes (Analee, In Real Life); Sara Farizan (Here to Stay); Jon McGoran (Spliced); John Hendrix (The Faithful Spy); Jennifer A. Nielsen (Resistance); Jenny Torres Sanchez (The Fall of Innocence); Natasha Ngan (Girls of Paper and Fire); Ibtithaj Muhammad (Proud); Soman Chainani (Quests for Glory); Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles); among others.
Art Deco Artisan Market. Though not officially part of any Miami Book Fair programs, the Metroflea Miami Art Deco Artisan Market happens to be on November 16-17. The market will be at Lummus Park. The market showcases handcrafted items, upcycled vintage, and other stuff from merchants from all over the globe.
An Evening With…Series. This program aims to gather award-winning authors from all over the world. This year Tina Brown, Anna Quindlen, Ngugiwa Thiong’o, Liane Moriarty, Laura Esquivel, Tayari Jones, Lawrence Wright are among those who will grace the occasion. The series will conclude with the awarding of winners and finalists for this year’s National Book Awards in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Generation Genius Authors Field Trips. The Children’s Alley is one of the many programs of the Miami Book Fair. Under this program is the Generation Genius Authors Field Trips. The aim of this program is to bring 10,000 students from all over Miami-Dade County to the Fair to receive free books and perhaps meet their favorite authors.
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