Saturday, January 201 - 5 p.m.
Main Library101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130 305-375-2665
Join us to meet and connect with 50+ local authors shaping Miami-Dade County’s thriving literary culture.
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.
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.
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.
Parking Info Miami-Dade Cultural Center Garage50 NW 2nd Ave. • Miami, FL 33128$5 with ticket validation available at Main Library Security Desk
Public Transit Take the Metrorail and exit at the Government Center Station
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy meet-and-greets and photo ops with your favorite storybook characters, including:
Clifford the Big Red Dog
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Lilly the Mouse
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.
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
Auditorium 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
Lobby 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
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 Workshops
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
Luz AgudeloOut Loud: June's Venture
Zaida AlfaroIn the Key of Dead
Michael AllisonOvercoming Adversity
Elmer BaileyFollow Your Dreams
Janay BlakelyPages on the Floor
Jocelyn BorgellaFirst Football Player Haitian Descent Drafted in the NFL
Dr. Marcus BrightBrighter Ways Forward
Sheneka BrownAutism: There is Something Special About Me
Martha CastielloLooking for Angela
Cathy Coachman WanzaIntimate Verses
Jill DanaButternut & Buttercup
Mindy DickmanLife in the Everglades
Marian de DiegoRita, La Mariquita Enfadadita
Cheryl DusekTabby The Tadpole Goes To School
Lashelle FarmerHello, Champion!
Mister FiggA World of Candy
Susie IngramGod Lives Here Too
Jen KaretnickInheritance with a High Error Rate
Peter LaVillaChef To The Mob
Ellen LeedsBob’s Diner
Steve LiebowitzThe New Professionalism
Silvia LópezJosé and Feliz Play Fútbol
Marta MagellanMonarch Butterflies, Migrants and Mimics
Kat MagnoliPete the Private Eye
Lismar Marcano¡Arepas en el Bosque!
Latoshia MartinABC's of Kindergarten
Susana Illera MartínezChickens Don't Go Meow!
Maruchi MendezSong for Olivia
Rafael MiraLa Vida Pasa Volando
Kate NicholsonNonrandom Passenger
Nanette OrangeSoul Whisperings
Nelly PalmaJohnny at School
Lola PasseOcean Heroes: Saving the Heart of the Sea
Lomberto Pérez PlasenciaThe Parker Pen Incident
Dr. Edward RobinsonFrom Purpose to Fulfillment
Arlene SacksMoving Forward: The Widow’s Journey
C.V. ShawThe Spell
Catherine ShieldsThe Shape of Normal
Carolyn SimonA Pretty Great Life
Raj TawneyColorful Palate
Jeanette Trigo BassGranny Wonders Adventures
Keadi-Ann WilliamsElyot Goes to Earth
Michael Woodward, Jr.The Mighty Monarch Butterfly
A.P. WrightWords Carry Power
Aileen Yi FanHabits for Better Vision
Sam ZygnerBaseball Under the Palms