Miami Book Fair: 5 events for Saturday the 19th

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The most important literary meeting in South Florida reaches its last weekend with a lineup of authors and luxury events, also online

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Miami Book Fair: 5 events for Saturday 19

Cuban-American Richard Blanco, who was the poet of the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, will present the Favorite Miami Poems Project.

The Miami International Book Fairenters its last weekend and that only means one thing: Street Fair. The surroundings of the downtown campus of Miami Dade College (MDC) are filled with bookstore kiosks, live music, food trucks and games for children. But the weekend has also been reserved for the most anticipated meetings with authors, the most important book presentations and panels on the most popular topics.

IX Seminar on Children's Literature and Reading: “The right to say who we are”.

On Saturday, November 19, the Miami Book Fair and the Fundación Cuatrogatos will present the highlights of its IX Seminar on Children's Literature and Reading, a meeting aimed at parents, teachers, librarians and all adults interested in training new readers. This year, the event will have the participation of prominent authors from various countries and will have the slogan “The right to say who we are”.

Where: Building 8, room 8525, fifth floor, starting at 10 am.

National Awards for Book 2022

The National Book Foundation presents the mentions, finalists and winners of the National Book Award 2022 in an exhibition of readings and conversations moderated by Ruth Dickey, executive director of the organization.

Where: Building 1, Room 1261, Second Floor, at 10:30 AM.

Miami Book Fair: 5 events for Saturday 19

Chilean writer and journalist Cristian Alarcón presents "The Third Paradise", the novel with which he won the 2022 Alfaguara Award.

2022 Alfaguara Award: Cristian Alarcón

The Chilean writer and journalist Cristian Alarcón presents The Third Paradise, a novel whose protagonist explores the influences of collective history, botany and career, which mark his character. A story about the daily life of a person but also about the tragedies of a community, which are always lurking, but also about the personal paradise that we build as a refuge to save ourselves. In conversation with the journalist Gisela Salomón.

Where: Building 8, Room 8503, Fifth Floor, at 1:30 PM.

Miami Favorite Poems Project

Richard Blanco, Former Presidential Inaugural Poet and Current Miami-Dade County's First Poet Laureate, Launches Miami's Favorite Poems Project, Featuring special guest readers, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava; Nicole Tallman, Miami-Dade County Poetry Ambassador; the president of the MDC, Madeline Pumariega; former American poet laureate Robert Pinsky; the poet and novelist Sandra Cisneros; and the poet Marci Calebretta Cancio-Bello, among others.

Where: 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 at 2:30 PM.

Carlos Manuel Álvarez and Vanessa García: a conversation

 Miami Book Fair: 5 events for Saturday 19

Cuban writer Carlos Manuel Álvarez, author of "La tribu: retratos de Cuba", speaks at the Miami Book Fair. (EFE/Gustavo Borges)

In The tribe: portraits of Cuba, the Cuban writer Carlos Manuel Álvarez uses the form of the crónica—a genre of global writing, but one that has developed a Latin American tinge in its blend of reportage, nonfiction, and narrative—to illuminate a particularly turbulent period in Cuban history, since the reestablishment of diplomatic relations with the United States and the death of Fidel Castro until the convulsions of the San Isidro Movement.

Where: MAGIC Screening Room Building 8, First Floor, at 3:00 PM

The Miami Book Fair takes place in the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College, in downtown Miami, at NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132.