The Teen Scene at the Miami Book Fair International

by Rachel Baker on October 17, 2008

Miami Book Fair InternationalThis year, the Fair developed new programming aimed specifically teens 12 to 17 years old – those a little too old for Dr. Seuss, but not quite ready for Russell Banks. The lineup includes storytelling workshops, acting and dancing sessions, rock band performances, poetry and comic book presentations.

Location: Student Life, Building 2, Patio

Friday, Nov. 14

11:00 a.m.      Frank Beddor, author of The Looking Glass Wars series

12:00 noon    Parade

12:30 p.m.    Guided tour of comic book legend Will Eisner’s tribute show

1:00 p.m.    Superhero Sculpture Workshop by Ivan Galindo

1: 30 p.m.    Battle of the Rock Bands

Saturday, Nov. 15

11:00 a.m.    StoryTalent: Story telling is an art: Do you have what it takes? A workshop
facilitated by Kevin Cordi

Noon        Villains and Vixens: the bad boys and bad girls of Shakespeare presented by
Shakespeare Miami

1:00 p.m.    Author Cristina Garcia presents I Wanna be Your Shoes Box

2:00 p.m.    Todos podemos cantar: A Music Planet concert (Bilingual Performance)

2:45 p.m.    Villains and Vixens: the bad boys and bad girls of Shakespeare, presented by
Shakespeare Miami

4:00 p.m.    Comic Art critic panel: a panel of graphic novels critic the work of young
graphic novelists

5:00 p.m.    Superheroes Sculpture Workshop by Ivan Galindo

Sunday, Nov. 16

Noon             Dance Momentum Company and Fairchild Tropical Garden presents Dancing with
the Plants. Interactive session with audience

1:00 p.m.     Slam poetry presented by TigerTail Miami

2:00 p.m.     Kendall Hawthorne speaks about her first book, Friends Are Like Shoes

2:45 p.m.    The Padura Girls

4:00 p.m.    Travis Nichols reads from Punk Rock Etiquette

5:00 p.m.    The Skamatics Concert

Happenings at the Gusman Center 174 E. Flagler St. Saturday, Nov. 15

11 a.m. Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, authors of Science Fair

1 p.m.    Nikki Giovanni presents Hip Hop Speaks to Children

2 p.m.    Jeff Kinney presents the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do it Yourself Guide

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