In the spirit of the Fair's spotlight on the literature and culture of China, the official Book Fair poster was created by Ye Hongxing, a native of China whose artwork has earned her a place in the top exhibitions in the world.
A native of China, Hongxing's artwork has earned her a place in the top exhibitions in Shanghai, Germany, Miami, New York and Washington, D.C. In recent years, she was named as one of the top 20 “New & Hot” artists in China by the director of the Asian Art Museum in California and the artistic director of Cologne Art Expo. “Books have no boundaries,” said Hongxing. “They are the embodiment of the spiritual wealth of every human on the planet. I have attempted to reflect this universality in my work.” She graduated from the Guilin Educational Academy in Guangxi and China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.
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FROM NOVEMBER 13TH TO NOVEMBER 20TH
PWRTALK NETWORK, an Internet talk radio station was asked to interview several authors, publishers, agents, and celebrities live in downtown Miami on the campus of Miami Dade College and by phone (studio) as a pre-premotional event.
Miami, August 11, 2011 - The 28th edition of the nation's finest and largest literary gathering, Miami Book Fair International, presented by The Center @ MDC, will take place November 13 - 20, 2011 at Miami Dade College's (MDC) Woflson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., in downtown Miami. The always-popular Street Fair runs Friday through Sunday, November 18-20, with more than 200 exhibitors from around the country selling books in a festive atmosphere.
The Fair, MDC's flagship cultural event, will once again treat book lovers to more than a week of cultural and educational activities, including the beloved Evenings With...series, the lberoAmerican Authors program, Student Literary Encounters, Children's Alley and the Weekend Festival of Authors, including comics and graphic novel panels, author presentations for tweens and teens, and much more. The Miami Writers Institute, a spring program of The Center, will debut a fall edition this year during Book Fair week with creative writing workshops taught by authors Palo Medina and Robert Pinsky, among others.
This year, the Fair will showcase the rich literature and traditions of China. Fairgoers will enjoy a pavilion featuring Chinese art and music, in addition to a day-long conference on Chinese culture scheduled for Friday of the Fair, and readings by Chinese and Chinese American writers during the Festival of Authors.
TOP CONFIRMED AUTHORS: Each year, the Fair raises the bar of excellence by offering a fine roster of, writers from the U.S. and abroad, and this year will be no exception. Confirmed authors, include singer, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte, singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash, Chinese novelist Yu Hua, Senator Bob Graham, former U.S. Poet Laureate Robdert Pinsky, graphic novelist Dan Clowes, NPR Radio host Bob Edwards, anthropoligist and physician Dr. Paul Farmer, journalist Jim Lehrer, critically acclaimed debut novelist Tea' Obreht, novelist and essayist Colson Whitehead, novelist Michael Ondaatje, children's author Megan M cDonald, Native American writer Leslie Marmon Silko, and filmmaker John Sayles, to name a few.
The lberoAmerican program will present an array of Spanish-speaking literary voices from around the world, including author and Spanish TV personality Jaime Bayly (Peru), poet and author Gioconda Bell (Nicaragua), novelist Esmeralda Santiago (U.S./Puerto Rico), novelist Javier Sierra (Spain), among others. In addition, the Fair always welcomes writers from Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, and more.
Miami Book Fair International 2011 promises to be another exceptional literary event! For regular updates on the Miami Book Fair, please visit http://www.miamibookfair.com, call 305-237-3528 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIAMI BOOK FAIR INTERNATIONAL AND The Center @ MDC Miami Book Fair International is the largest and is regarded as the finest literary gathering in America. It is the premier event of The Center for literature and theatre at Miami Dade College. The Center promotes reading and writing throughout the year by consistently presenting quality literary activities open to all in South Florida. Literacy projects target children of all ages--from kindegarten to high shcool--as well as college students and adults. Established and emerging writers from South Florida and all over the U.S. read, lecture, and teach workshops. They work with K-12, MDC students, and diverse members of the community, helping to deepen their understanding of literature, and encouraging their work of writers at all stages of development. The Center envisions South Florida as a nexus of literary activity in the Americas and beyond, and will continue to champion its mission of promoting the advancement and appreciation of the literary arts in all forms.
Miami Book Fair International is made possible through the generous support of the State of Forida 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. www.miamibookfair.com
ABOUT 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 Cultura del Lobo performance 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 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.