Miami Book Fair 2010

Is there anything more fun than an outdoor fair?

Well, yes. An outdoor fair that's all about BOOKS, maybe:)

This weekend the wonderfully warm city of Miami is playing host to over 200 book sellers from all over. The theme of this year's fair is the literature and culture of Mexico.

Some great names in the YA world will be attending, including, Ellen Hopkins, Darren Shan, Scott Westerfield, Laurie Halse Anderson, Tony DiTerlizzi, and more.

Some of the programs pertaining to kids and teens include:

"Kids’ Comic Con
A kids’ favorite, Comic Con, returns from New York City with hands-on workshops and portfolio reviews! Last year’s crowd-pleasing activities got teens drawing and writing alongside professional artists/teachers. Free and open to all over the three-day weekend Street Fair, November 19-21, Kids’ Comic Con is the place for every kid who dreams of creating the next Superman or Wimpy Kid. 

Student Literary Encounters Each year, on the opening day of the Street Fair, Wolfson campus becomes a sea of students, from elementary to high school. They arrive from Miami Dade and Broward county schools to listen to and meet their favorite authors and illustrators, and to be introduced to new works of fiction or nonfiction that they may otherwise not have been exposed to.  After each session, students receive a complimentary copy of their author’s book thanks to the support of Publix Super Markets Charities and Peacock Foundation, Inc. For reservations:jorden.cunningham@mdc.edu"
--Miami Book Fair Official Press Release
You can find out more at the Miami Book Fair site.

Sounds like a lot of fun! Are you going?
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