Miami Book Fair 2018 Blog
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Sunday Nov. 11
Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, 6:11 PM
Opening night at the Porch seems even busier than last year. There's music, still recorded but going live soon, and giant games (checkers, Jenga, and Connect 4). Bacardi is providing drinks in exchange for donations to the Miami Foundation, and MBFI is offering free food. The pork smells delicious!
There's also plenty of poetry. The Silent Poetry Disco has three channels: poems for the young, poem of the day, and poems in English and Spanish. Just give them your ID and you are free to roam around with a pair of headphones, listening.
What impresses me most is the activity at the Poem Depot.Here you can get poetry written on demand, about whatever topic you choose. So many people want poems this year that there is now a one-hour wait!
News & Links
Check out the Miami Book Fair website, where you can learn about all programs which runa ll through the year. You can also see the downloadable fair guide with a full listing of events.
The Fair will kick off with a series of events Sunday-Friday. Some events require tickets, while others are free and require no reservations.
The Porch & Beyond
The Porch, "the ultimate urban hangout/meet and greet/eat space," returned this yea, hosting events and activities all week.
The Fair and the Festival of Authors Weekend offer something for everyone. Search the full list of hundreds of authors. And check out the schedules for Book Fair programs for Children, Teens, and Tweens, Read Caribbean, Poetry, the Iberoamerican Author Program, and Destination Comics. And read our coverage below.
The FBR Blogging Team
Lynne Barrett, Editor and Blog Coordinator
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