November 11-18, 2012 (Streetfair: Nov. 16-18) the Miami Book Fair International will be in town at the Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus.
In anticipation of the event, we are happy to announce that we will run a few giveaways of books by local Miami authors listed below.
-Baking Out Load by Hedy Goldsmith
-My Key West Kitchen by Norman Van Aken
-Miami Transformed: Rebuilding America One Neighborhood, One City at a Time
-Cubans: An Epic Journey: The Struggle for Exiles for Truth & Freedom by Sam Verdeja and Guillermo Martinez
-Miracles Happen by Dr. Brian Weiss
There will be a separate blog posting for each book giveaway, starting November 1. Winners will be chosen randomly by www.random.org. To participate in the contest, please leave a comment with your name/twitter handle on the book giveaway of your choice. (separate blog postings to come!) Winners will be announced November 10 and will receive a separate twitter DM!
The Fair, in its 29th year, will open Sunday November 11th with the popular Evenings With… series, featuring six nights of readings and discussions with noted authors from the United States and around the world.
On Friday, the Street Fair gets under way. The highlight of the Street Fair is the Festival of Authors, with more than 350 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, with the school of comics on Friday and a new section just for kids and teens, as well as presentations over the weekend by renowned graphic novelists and illustrators.
During Street Fair weekend, more than 250 publishers and booksellers exhibit and sell books, with special features like the antiquarians, who showcase of signed first editions, original manuscripts and other collectibles.