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Local Author Book Fair

Saturday, January 28, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Main Library
101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130 • 305-375-2665

Attention Book Lovers and Aspiring Writers!

Meet and connect with more than 50 local authors and enjoy special presentations, book readings and fun activities, including: 

  • Author Exhibit Hall & Book Signings

  • Illustrator Workshops by a Marvel & DC Comics Artist
  • Zine Making, Bookmark Craft & Face Painting

  • Community Partner Resources and More!
All ages welcome to this free event! Books will be available for purchase and signing.

 Parking Info 
Miami-Dade Cultural Center Garage
50 NW 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33128
($5 with ticket validation available at Main Library Security Desk)

 Public Transit 
Metrorail Government
Center Station

Special Presentations

Schedule of Events

 First Floor

1  Exhibit Hall

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.      Opening Ceremony

11:30 - 5:00 p.m.        Author Fair & Book Signings

Noon - 5:00 p.m.        Author Readings at Exhibit Hall Stage


2  Auditorium  (Author Presentations)

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.    Deborah Goodrich Royce

12:30 - 1:15 p.m.              Nicole Tallman & Caridad Moro-Gronlier

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.                Katherine Manning & Tung Nguyen

2:30 - 3:15 p.m.                Dr. Marvin Dunn

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.                Mamta Chaudhry


3  Main Lobby  (Book Signings*)

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.      Deborah Goodrich Royce

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.        Nicole Tallman & Caridad Moro-Gronlier

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.        Katherine Manning & Tung Nguyen

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.        Dr. Marvin Dunn

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.        Mamta Chaudhry


4  Children's Room

11:30 a.m. - Noon   Music & Reading with Rita Rosa Ruesga

Noon - 1:00 p.m.     Children's Authors Readings

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.       Piggie & Gerald presented by Miami Children’s Museum

1:30 - 5:00 p.m.       Children's Authors Readings


5  Exhibit Hall Annex  (Character Meet & Greets)

11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    Bookmark & Zine Making Crafts

Noon - 12:30 p.m.          Meet Pete the Cat & Maisy

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.              Meet Elephant & Piggie

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.              Meet Pete the Cat & Maisy

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.              Meet Elephant & Piggie


6  Service Desk

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.   Face Painting

Main Library Map

 Second Floor

7  Second Floor Stage

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.   Children’s Author Panel (Feat. Miss Penny of PBS)

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.            Tour of Florida Authors Collection

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.              Illustrator Workshop by Marvel & DC Comics Artist

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.              Voices from Florida Presentation – Rebecca Wood

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.              Tour of Florida Authors Collection

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.              Illustrator Workshop by Marvel & DC Comics Artist

Exhibit Hall Authors

Peter LaVilla

Peter LaVilla
Under Suspicion

Crys Speaks

Crys Speaks
The Spirit of Shianda

Professor Gus

Professor Gus
The Tree That Wears a Coat

Rose Hedgemond

Rose Hedgemond
Father Daughter Dance

Thomas R. James

Thomas R. James
If The Walls Could Talk

Lisa DePriest

Lisa DePriest
Poor Teddy

Edward G Robinson

Dr. Edward Robinson
From Poverty to Purpose

Nanette Orange

Nanette C. Orange
Soul Whisperings: Poems for Victorious Living

Cheryl Dusek

Cheryl Dusek
Maybe One Day: What Do You Want To Be?

Ramesh Maharaj

Ramesh Maharaj
Poems For You And Me

Susie Ingram

Susie Ingram
God Lives Here Too

A.P. Wright

A.P. Wright
Words Carry Power

Sergio R. Sanchez

Sergio R. Sanchez
The Lonely Little Island

Fernanda Reyes Retana

Fernanda Reyes Retana
El Amor que nos queda

David Raymond

David Raymond
The Mermaid of Arch Creek

Peter Schmitt

Peter Schmitt
Goodbye, Apostrophe

Carla Albano

Carla Albano
Soul of a Swimmer

Katherine Magnoli

Kat Magnoli
The Adventures of KatGirl

Christopher Gates

Christopher Gates
Unwind. Up, Up, and Away!

Nelly Palma

Nelly Palma
Johnny at School / Johnny en la escuela

Sita Singh

Sita Singh
Birds of a Feather

S.A. Rodriguez

S.A. Rodriguez
Treasure Tracks

Mister Figg

Mister Figg
Orange Orangutan

Mr. Luna

Mr. Luna
Danny Loves Video Games

Mrs. Ani

Mrs. Ani
Fluffy's First Christmas

Aileen Yi Fan

Aileen Yi Fan
Habits for Better Vision

George Carvalho

George Carvalho
The Prince Of Teeth's Edge Mountains

Jill Dana

Jill Dana
Butternut

Latoshia Martin

Latoshia Martin
Surrounded By Numbers

Iluta Sutra

Iluta Sutra
Saving Gigy

Luz Agudelo

Luz Agudelo
Out Loud: June’s Venture

Alberto Romeu

Alberto Romeu
Avenida Magnolia

Susana Illera Martinez

Susana Illera Martinez
Lala. A Different Kind of Lizard

Renee Jones

Renee Jones
And The Beat Goes On

Silvia Lopez

Silvia López
Pacho Nacho

Janay Blakely

Janay Blakely
Pages on the Floor

Marta Magellan

Marta Magellan
Just Wild Enough

Carmine Vittoria

Carmine Vittoria
Bitter Chicory to Sweet Espresso

Kenisha Anthony

Kenisha Anthony
LABELED: Ward of the State

Eveline Pierre

Eveline Pierre
The Queen Speaks Creole

Rocio Vargas

Rocio Vargas
Echoes Of My Clan: A Gypsy's Story

Medeia Sharif

Medeia Sharif
Remembering Mom's Kubbat Halab

David Rolland

David Rolland
The End of the Century

Michael Woodward

Michael Woodward
Hare's Big Heart

Cesar Becerra

Cesar A. Becerra
Orange Blossom 2.0

Yanet Pajaro

Yanet Pajaro
El armario de Natalia

Sam Zygner

Sam Zygner
Baseball Under the Palms

Retha Boone-Fye

Retha Boone-Fye
That Doesn't Smell Sense