What is the Miami Book Fair? Here’s Why You Should Go.

The 38th Annual Miami Book Fair is just around the corner! Every November, Miami is host to an 8-day celebration of all things literary. Local and international authors, well-curated and artfully chosen, kick things off with readings of their most recent masterpieces. The celebration then turns into a block party of sorts, known as the Street Fair. This fair appeals to young and mature alike. South Floridian students gather to play games, participate in theater performances, create arts and crafts and listen to stories. The Street Fair is best known for its Festival of Authors. This events invites close to 500 writers from all over the US, Latin America and Spain to discuss their written works and books of all kinds and for all ages are discussed.

For adults, there are plenty of poetry readings and author discussions. Such conversations run the gamut of fiction and nonfiction. All kinds of topics are touched upon, from self-care to politics to race to grieving, some humorous and others heartfelt. Talks are hosted in both English and Spanish by well-known authors and emerging writers.

The Miami Book Fair takes place on the Miami Dade College Campus in Downtown, Miami, with Fringe events taking place in Doral. Many readings can be accessed virtually. The official dates are November 14 – 21, 2021. Courses, readings and other events having to do with the Miami Book Fair take place year-round, both in person and virtually.

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