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And the readers and writers will follow, as they do by the hundreds of thousands every year for the Miami Book Fair International, an eight-day international event in Miami.

The Fair, in its 32nd year, will open Sunday November 15th with the popular Evenings With… series, featuring six nights of readings and discussions with noted authors from the United States and around the world.

Miami Book Fair

On Friday, the Street Fair gets under way. The highlight of the Street Fair is the Festival of Authors, with more than 450 authors reading and discussing their work, including the Latin American and Spanish authors who participate in the IberoAmerican Authors Program. Thousands of South Florida schoolchildren will help kick off the Street Fair, making the trip downtown Friday to hear authors and participate in Children’s Alley activities, including theater, arts-and-crafts, storytelling and readings by children’s book authors. Comics and graphic novels are once again featured, and a new section just for kids and teens, as well as presentations over the weekend by renowned graphic novelists and illustrators.

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Miami Book Fair was created in 1984. The event was held at the Miami Dade College and was initially called “Books by the Bay”.  In the beginning the fair was only held for two days. The event grew a lot and by early 90’s became an 8 day-fair renowned as one of the most important literary festival in United Estates.

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