Miami Book Fair Evening With Series 2016
By Lisa Palley, Palley Promotes
Lovers of books: be it memoir or biography, suspense, thrillers or romance, fiction or nonfiction, graphic novels or comic books, know that the year culminates with Miami Book Fair. Over 600 authors will come from all over the world to gather together at MDC’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami for the 33rd edition of the nation’s oldest and largest gathering of literati, to meet 250,000 readers of books via e-readers, computers, hard copies, or books-on-tape.
Every nook and cranny, spaces large and small will be inhabited by wordsmiths of all kinds—poets, short story and long fiction writers, autobiographers and biographers, journalists and photographers, and writers who combine graphics, comics, pictures, and photographs with the written word will take the stage to educate and entertain, inspire and provoke, and most importantly share thoughts, ideas, and insights with everyone of every age.
Wembly Wordsmith returns to his Authors’ Tent with his tall-tale-spinning authors for the elementary/middle grade set, and tweens and teens will find a lineup of bestselling authors in fantasy, action, thrillers, and graphic novels in the MDC Live Arts Lab.
And it all begins on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 4:00 p.m. with bestselling children’s author Eoin Colfer, author of Iron Man: The Gauntlet, and at 6:00 p.m. with a presentation by Trevor Noah, author of Born a Crime and host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning program The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Continuing every night is the WLRN-sponsored Evenings With series of conversations, lectures, and presentations by the most important thinkers and writers of our day.
Monday, Nov. 14 features famed political consultant James Carville, author of We’re Still Right, They’re Still Wrong: The Democrats’ Case for 2016; and stage and screen actor, singer, and writer Alan Cumming, author of You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures.
Tuesday, Nov. 15 brings Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks with her novel The Secret Chord, and New York Times columnist and political observer Maureen Dowd, author of The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics.
On Wednesday, Nov. 16 celebrated talk show host Tavis Smiley shares Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson’s Last Day.
Thursday, Nov. 17 is when Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed and Jefferson scholar Peter S. Onuf discuss Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, followed by historian, author, and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin sharing American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst.
On Friday, Nov. 18, once again, MBF, in partnership with the National Book Foundation and with the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, welcomes the 2016 finalists and winners of the prestigious National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards in all categories.
The Evenings With series takes place at the MDC Wolfson Campus Chapman Conference Center, 300 N.E. Second Ave. (Building 3, 2nd floor). Space is limited for these ticketed events, so early registration is encouraged. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by www.miamibookfair.com. For more information call 305-237-3258, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.