Journalist, author, filmmaker kick off MBF

Journalist Dan Rather, Spanish author Maria Dueñas and filmmaker/writer Jimmy Sierra are scheduled among the main presenters when the Miami Book Fair (MBF) opens Nov. 12 at Miami-Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus in South Florida.

Rather Dan smilingThe following is a list of author programs on opening day:  

  • 2:30 p.m. - MBF presents “Diccionario cultural dominicano”, written by Sierra.  Former Dominican Republic President Dr. Leonel Fernandez, who wrote the prologue, is expected to be in attendance. The book offers an overview of the Dominican Republic’s culture, exploring music, dance, literature, painting, architecture, sculpture, cinema and folklore.
  • 4 p.m. - The opening session of the Ibero-American Authors Program features Dueñas.  Dueñas entered the world of literature withthe novels “El tiempo entre costuras” and “Misión olvido”. This year she will present “La Templanza”. The conversation will be moderated by journalist Mirta Ojito.  Admission is free. 
  • 5:30 p.m. - MBF and Centro Cultural Español de Miami invite fairgoers to celebrate the 30th anniversary El Nuevo Herald.
  • 6 p.m. – “A Conversation with Dan Rather  Dan Rather”, one of the world's best known journalists. His latest book is “What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism”. 

The 2017 MBF will run through Nov. 19 at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami.

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