Evenings with Schedule at Miami Book Fair International

by Rachel Baker on October 17, 2008

Miami Book Fair InternationalEvery year, over a eight day period in November,  downtown Miami becomes the center of the literary world. This year will be the Miami Book Fair International’s 25th Anniversary.   During the week of November 9th-16th, 2008, Miami will be welcoming hundreds & thousands of people who attend readings and discussions featuring prize-winning, best selling and emerging authors from the U.S. and around the world.   Miami Book Fair International is a premier program of the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College and is held in Miami, FL, and surrounding downtown streets.

The Congress of Authors begins on Saturday, Nov. 9 with the first Evenings With…. featuring major literary figures reading and discussing their books in English and Spanish.

Evenings With…

Sunday, Nov. 9- Tavis Smiley: What I Know for Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America & Cornel West: Hope on a Tightrope: Words and Wisdom-

Monday, Nov. 10- David Sheff, Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction

Tuesday, Nov. 11- Brian Greene: Icarus at the Edge of Time

Wednesday, Nov. 12- Ishmael Beah: A Long Way Gone

Thursday, November 13

a). Mario Batali: Spain…A Culinary Road Trip & Anthony Bourdain, The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps
b). Gore Vidal: The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal

Friday, November 14

a). Cities of Refuge with Russell Banks & Derek Wolcott (authors: Irakli Kakabadze, Georgia and HELGE LUNDE (Norway)
b). Billy Collins, Robert Hass and Mark Strand

Sunday, November 16, 6pm
Salman Rushdie and Nathan Englander to discuss The Enchantress of Florence, memory, black magic, philosophy, religion and more

INFORMATION: (305) 237-3258 and  www.miamibookfair.com

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