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Who Will Be at the Miami Book Fair International?


Who Will Be at the Miami Book Fair International?

By Lauren Brown | October 22, 2015 | Culture

The Miami Book Fair International returns with a dynamic lineup for every literary taste.


Oscar Fuentes writes poetry on the spot as part of last year’s Miami Book Fair International.

“Where else will you find Luther Campbell, David Axelrod, and National Book Award winners all appearing during one week in downtown Miami?” asks Lissette Mendez, program director of the Miami Book Fair International, a yearly gathering of authors and book lovers, taking place November 15–22. “[It’s] a community event created for everyone, with everyone in mind.” Returning is the popular Evening With… series, this year featuring Patti Smith, Tom Brokaw, Jane Smiley, and others. Also on tap are readings and performances, the IberoAmerican Authors program, hands-on activities for kids during Generation Genius Days, and The Kitchen, offering demos and discussions for foodies and cookbook connoisseurs. More than 200 exhibitors from around the country will be on hand to sell books. And don’t miss The Swamp, a pop-up lounge where, Mendez says, artists and performers will “explore the beauty, contradictions, uniqueness, and weirdness of life in the Sunshine State.” Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave.

Photography by: photography by aLbErto E. taMargo