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Miami Book Fair International and Literary Death Match Team Up for Another Throwdown

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Miami, November 15, 2012 -

Miami Book Fair International , produced and presented by The Center for Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College (MDC), and Literary Death Match team up once again to put on a brilliant evening of subversive, geeky, sexy, raucous fun. This year’s Literary Death Match, an X-Factor/American Idol-style reading that pins authors against each other before a live audience, will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Bardot lounge located in the Midtown area.


A new event gaining popularity across the country for its humor and wit, Literary Death Match brings together four prominent authors to read their most electric writing for seven minutes or less before a panel of three all-star judges. After each pair of readers, the judges take turns spouting their often off-the-wall commentary - in the categories of literary merit, performance and intangibles – before selecting their favorite to advance to the finals. The two finalists then compete in the finale, which trades in the show's literary sensibility for a comical climax to determine who takes home the crown.


This year’s competing authors are Leela Corman, Meg Haston, Scott Hutchins and Derek Kirk Kim. Judges include Pamela Druckerman, Etgar Keret and Jessica Gross.   


Join us for a happy hour from 6 – 8 p.m. and party with Bookleggers: A Library on the Run. Trade, donate, or buy a book outright for just $2. First timers always walk away with a free book! $10 admission at the door (cash only).


The 29th edition of the Book Fair, the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering, will take place November 11 – 18, 2012, at Miami Dade MDC’s Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., in downtown Miami. The always-popular Street Fair runs Friday through Sunday, November 16 – 18, with more than 200 exhibitors from around the country selling books in a festive atmosphere.


For more information about Literary Death Match events nationwide, visit


WHAT:             Literary Death Match hosted by the Miami Book Fair International


WHEN:             Friday, Nov. 16, from 8 – 10 p.m.

                        Happy hour from 6 – 8 p.m.


WHERE:           Bardot Lounge

                        3456 N. Miami Ave.



Miami Book Fair International is the largest and finest literary gathering in America. It is the premier event of The Center for Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College. The Centerpromotes 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 celebrates 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 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 Center @ MDC, the Miami International Film Festival, the MDC Live Performing Arts Series, the Cuban Cinema Series, the Miami Leadership Roundtable speakers’ series, numerous renowned campus art galleries and theaters, and the nationally recognized School of Entertainment and Design Technology. With an enrollment of more than 170,000 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 eight campuses and outreach 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.

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