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Celebrating & Supporting Our Literary Community

Join us to meet and connect with 50+ local authors shaping Miami-Dade County’s thriving literary culture.

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More than 50 Local Authors

Gain personal insights directly from your favorite local authors about their books, creative process and more. Purchase books from the authors and have them signed.

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Special Presentations

Get to know the authors and their work – in their own words. Listen as they share their stories and experiences through live author talks and interactive book discussions.

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Fun Family Activities

Enjoy fun events and activities for the whole family! From arts and crafts to zine making, face painting, drawing workshops led by a Marvel & DC Comics artist and much more.

101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130

Special Presentation Lineup

Heather Graham

Publishing Now and Then with Heather Graham

Join New York Times best-selling author Heather Graham for an insightful talk about the world of publishing and how it has changed over the years from "main" New York publishers to self-publishing.

Poetry Discussion Panel

Poetry Reading and Discussion Panel

Join Richard Blanco, Campbell McGrath and Nicole Tallman as they read their poetry and discuss their publishing experiences and provide tips for aspiring authors, followed by an audience Q&A session.

Youth panel members

Writing for Children and Teens

Join moderator Ana Veciana-Suarez and authors Alex Flinn, Chantel Acevedo and Natalia Sylvester for an informative panel discussion about their books and experiences writing for young audiences.

Rochelle Weinstein

The Business of Agents and Publishing

You've written a book. Now what? Join USA Today best-selling author Rochelle B. Weinstein as she presents an insider's guide to taking the next step in publishing your work.

Storybook Characters

Meet Your Favorite
Storybook Characters!

Enjoy meet-and-greets and photo ops with your favorite storybook characters, including:

Illustration Workshops
with Ralph Cabrera

Learn how to draw your favorite superheroes and more with Marvel and DC Comics artist Ralph Cabrera. This hands-on drawing class is appropriate for students of all skill levels.

Full Schedule of Events

  Exhibit Hall

1:00 - 1:30 a.m.      Opening Ceremony

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.      Live Music

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.      Author Fair & Book Signings

  Author Presentations

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.    Publishing Now and Then with Heather Graham

2:30 - 3:15 p.m.    Poetry Reading & Discussion with Nicole Tallman, Richard Blanco and Campbell McGrath

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.    Writing for Children and Teens Panel with Ana Veciana-Suarez, Alex Flinn, Chantel Acevedo and Natalia Sylvester

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.    Author Readings

  Book Signings*

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.      Heather Graham

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.      Nicole Tallman, Richard Blanco, Campbell McGrath and Rochelle B. Weinstein

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.      Ana Veciana-Suarez, Alex Flinn, Chantel Acevedo, Natalia Sylvester and Ralph Cabrera

*Additional book signings will take place in the Exhibit Hall at each of the author’s tables.

  Character Meet & Greets

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.      The Very Hungry Caterpillar

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.      Clifford the Big Red Dog & Lilly

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.      The Very Hungry Caterpillar

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.      Clifford the Big Red Dog & Lilly

  Other Activites

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.      Face Painting

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.      Meet Members of the 501st Legion

  Children's Room
  Performances & Presentations

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.     Not a Box presented by Miami Children’s Museum

3:30 - 4:10 p.m.     Author Readings

4:15 - 5:00 p.m.     Miami-Dade Public Library System Story Troupe Performance

  Second Floor

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.      Zine Making with Jose Luis Garcia

1:20 - 1:25 p.m.      Author Reading

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.      Illustration Workshop with Ralph Cabrera, Marvel and DC Comic Artist  

2:30 - 3:15 p.m.      The Business of Agents and Publishing with Rochelle B. Weinstein

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.      Illustration Workshop with Ralph Cabrera, Marvel and DC Comic Artist

4:20 - 4:25 p.m.      Author Reading

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.      Voices from Florida: Water Flows East – A Water Map of Urban Miami

  Board Game Demonstration & Play Along

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.      Swamped in the Glades! with Rebecca Wood

Exhibiting Authors

Luz Agudelo

Luz Agudelo
Out Loud: June's Venture

Zaida Alfaro

Zaida Alfaro
In the Key of Dead

Michael Allison

Michael Allison
Overcoming Adversity

Elmer Bailey
Follow Your Dreams

Janay Blakely
Pages on the Floor

Jocelyn Borgella
First Football Player Haitian Descent Drafted in the NFL

Dr. Marcus Bright
Brighter Ways Forward

Susie Ingram

Sheneka Brown
Autism: There is Something Special About Me

Martha Castiello

Martha Castiello
Looking for Angela

Cathy Coachman Wanza

Cathy Coachman Wanza
Intimate Verses

Jill Dana
Butternut & Buttercup

Mindy Dickman

Mindy Dickman
Life in the Everglades

Marian de Diego

Marian de Diego
Rita, La Mariquita Enfadadita

Cheryl Dusek

Cheryl Dusek
Tabby The Tadpole Goes To School

Lashelle Farmer
Hello, Champion!

Mister Figg

Mister Figg
A World of Candy

Susie Ingram

Susie Ingram
God Lives Here Too

Jen Karetnick
Inheritance with a High Error Rate

Peter LaVilla
Chef To The Mob

Ellen Leeds
Bob’s Diner

Steve Liebowitz

Steve Liebowitz
The New Professionalism

Silvia Lopez

Silvia López
José and Feliz Play Fútbol

Marta Magellan

Marta Magellan
Monarch Butterflies, Migrants and Mimics

Kat Magnoli
Pete the Private Eye

Lismar Marcano
¡Arepas en el Bosque!

Latoshia Martin
ABC's of Kindergarten

Susana Illera Martinez

Susana Illera Martínez
Chickens Don't Go Meow!

Pedro Medina

Pedro Medina

Maruchi Mendez

Maruchi Mendez
Song for Olivia

Rafael Mira

Rafael Mira
La Vida Pasa Volando

Caridad Moro-Gronlier

Caridad Moro-Gronlier

Kate Nicholson
Nonrandom Passenger

Nanette Orange

Nanette Orange
Soul Whisperings

Nelly Palma

Nelly Palma
Johnny at School

Lola Passe
Ocean Heroes: Saving the Heart of the Sea

Lomberto Pérez Plasencia
The Parker Pen Incident

Dr. Edward Robinson
From Purpose to Fulfillment

Arlene Sacks

Arlene Sacks
Moving Forward: The Widow’s Journey

C.V. Shaw

C.V. Shaw
The Spell

Catherine Shields

Catherine Shields
The Shape of Normal

Carolyn Simon

Carolyn Simon
A Pretty Great Life

Raj Tawney
Colorful Palate

Jeanette Trigo Bass
Granny Wonders Adventures

Keadi-Ann Williams
Elyot Goes to Earth

Michael Woodward, Jr.

Michael Woodward, Jr.
The Mighty Monarch Butterfly

A.P. Wright

A.P. Wright
Words Carry Power

Aileen Yi Fan

Aileen Yi Fan
Habits for Better Vision

Sam Zygner

Sam Zygner
Baseball Under the Palms