Artist Lucia del Carmen Rivera Alvarez was born and lives in Mexico City. Her vibrant, euphoric design captured the feeling many Fairgoers get as they enter the Fair -- as though they are being lifted by a tide of joy created by the thousands of community members that rush the streets on their way to the hundreds of book events starting all around the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College in downtown Miami.
This year is stacked with award-winning poets shaping the future of poetry, not only in the US, but globally. We have National Book Award Nominees; two U.S. poets laureate, Robert Hass and Charles Simic, in conversation; former poet laureate of Jamaica, Mervyn Morris; fierce feminist poets, and groundbreaking queer poets(Check out the videos below). For a complete schedule of our poetry program, visit
Joe Hill's most recent book, Strange Weather (reviewed below), is a reminder of the strengths of short novels and novellas. Strange Weather collects four of Hill's short novels--terminology is slippery, given that no one can agree on the precise length of novellas--and they ably demonstrate the singularly gripping capabilities of the form. Genre fiction has often benefited enormously from brevity--e.g., 
The Florida launch of the publication "Looking Back.....the struggle to preserve our freedoms" held at the at Broward Community College on the 21st October was an overwhelming success as the turnout and enthusiasm of the audience certainly exceeded all expectations. The book was written by retired Jamaican journalist/ radio talk show host Joan Williams and the launch was organized in conjunction with the South Regional Library, Pembroke Pines.
Each year, we open our doors to thousands of devoted and enthusiastic volunteers for assistance in various capacities. And it’s that time again!
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