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THE CENTER FOR LITERATURE AND THEATRE @ MDC PRESENTS “ON THE ROAD TO THE 30th MIAMI BOOK FAIR INTERNATIONAL”

30th MIAMI BOOK FAIR INTERNATIONAL

Miami, July 18, 2013 - The Center for Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College presents “On the Road to the 30th Miami Book Fair International,” a prelude to the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering. The events will take place from July 31 through October 30 at the Koubek Center, located at 2705 SW 3rd Street in Little Havana.

As in past years, “On the Road to the 30th Miami Book Fair International” is part of pre-fair events. The program comprises lectures, master classes, and presentations by local and international authors. All the events will be held in Spanish. The calendar is as follows:

 

Date & Time

Event

Location

Admission

July 31 –

7:00 pm

Night of music and poetry with Magali Alabau, Ana Cecilia Blum y Estela Garcia

Koubek Center

2705 SW 3rd St

Free and open to the public 

September 4 –

7:00 pm

Night of Storytellers with Isabel Garcia Cintas, Madeleine de Cubas and Yolanda Ortal Miranda

Koubek Center

2705 SW 3rd St

Free and open to the public 

September 13 –

 6:30 pm

A Reading of Norte by Edmundo Paz Soldan

Books & Books – Coral Gables

Free and open to the public

September 14 –

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Analysis and Creativity in Literature: A Master Class with Edmundo Paz Soldan

Koubek Center

2705 SW 3rd St

$80

September 25 –

 7:00 pm

Leer Para Estar Mejor with Alejandra Llamas y Mercedes Marti

Koubek Center

2705 SW 3rd St

Free and open to the public

October 9 –

7:00 pm

Signal Ratner presents the novel, 64

Koubek Center

2705 SW 3rd St

Free and open to the public

October 11 –

7:00 pm

La Noche de los Poetas-Elfos with Chely Lima and Carlos Pintado

Koubek Center

2705 SW 3rd St

Free and open to the public

October 12 –

3 pm

Cuatrogatos Foundation presents El Carnaval de

los Animales Mitologicos – a family event featuring story times and creative activities.

Koubek Center

 2705 SW 3rd St

Free and

open to the public

October 16 –

7:00 pm

Narciso Hidalgo presents Choteo. Irreverencia y Humor en la Cultura Cubana

Erasmo Padilla presents Tengo un Filin

Koubek Center

2705 SW 3rd St

Free and open to the public

October 23 –

7:00 pm

Panel on Dictatorships of the XXI Century, organized by the Instituto Interamericano para la Democracia. Con la participación de Osvaldo Hurtado (Ecuador), Asdrúbal Aguiar (Venezuela), Carlos Sánchez Berzain (Bolivia) y Eduardo Enriquez (Nicaragua). Moderated by: Guillermo Lousteau.

 

Koubek Center

2705 SW 3rd St

Free and open to the public

October 30 –

 7:00 pm

Julio Schiling presents Dictaduras y sus Paradigmas II

Koubek Center

2705 SW 3rd St

Free and open to the public

 

“We are thrilled to bring this world-class program to the Koubek Center,” said Alina Interian, executive director of Cultural Affairs at Miami Dade College. “As we prepare for the Book Fair’s 30th anniversary, we want to provide a small preview of this year’s diverse, relevant and thought-provoking program.”

 

The Miami Book Fair, one of Miami’s flagship cultural events, will treat book lovers to eight days of cultural and educational activities, including the beloved Evenings With… series, the Ibero-American Authors program, literacy and learning activities for children and teens during Generation Genius Days, and The Kitchen, demos and panels for food enthusiasts in partnership with the College’s Miami Culinary Institute. To celebrate the 30th anniversary, the Fair organizers have launched a campaign that celebrates Miami’s love and involvement with their hometown jewel. Visit the Fair’s social media platforms for vintage photos, author Q&As (Including with authors who are already confirmed for this year!) and a sampling of the many reasons why Miami loves Book Fair:

ttps://twitter.com/miamibookfair

https://www.facebook.com/MiamiBookFair

http://thecenteratmdc.tumblr.com/

MIAMI BOOK FAIR INTERNATIONAL AND THE CENTER FOR LITERATURE AND THEATRE @ MIAMI DADE COLLEGE

Miami Book Fair International, widely considered the largest and finest literary event in the U.S., is the premier event of The Center for Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College, a part of MDCulture, the Cultural Affairs Department of the College. The Center promotes reading, writing and theater at locations throughout South Florida by consistently presenting activities open to all. Its Generation Genius programs for children and teens promote literacy and learning. Its creative writing program has national appeal, and courses are taught by local and visiting authors. It is also home to Prometeo Theatre, the nation's leading Spanish language, conservatory-style program offering training for actors, and featuring performances throughout the year. In 2012, the Center celebrated its tenth year with a renewed commitment to the advancement of literary and theater arts.

 

Miami Book Fair International is made possible through the generous support of the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts; the City of Miami; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; the Miami Downtown Development; and the Friends of the Fair; as well as many corporate partners.

 

Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College has a long and rich history of involvement in the cultural arts, providing South Florida with a vast array of artistic and literary offerings including The Miami Book Fair International, The Florida Center for the Literary Arts, The Miami International Film Festival, the MDC Live Arts performing arts series, The MDC Tower Theater Cinema Series, the Miami Leadership Roundtable speakers’ series, the National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower, numerous renowned campus art galleries and theaters, and the nationally recognized School of Entertainment and Design Technology. With an enrollment of more than 174,000 students, MDC is the largest institution of higher education in the country and is a national model for many of its programs. The college’s seven campuses and two centers offer more than 300 distinct degree programs including baccalaureate, Associate in Arts and Science degrees and numerous career training certificates leading to in-demand jobs. MDC has served nearly 2,000,000 students since it opened its doors in 1960.

 

For more information on the “On the Road to the 30th Miami Book Fair International,” please visit www.miamibookfair.com, call 305-237-3528 or email wbookfair@mdc.edu.

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino Florin, 305-237-3949, testorin@mdc.edu, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366, rromero3@mdc.edu, media specialist
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359, khill1@mdc.edu, media specialist




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