Tuesday, November 19, 2013

FIU MFA Program Well-Represented at Miami Book Fair International

Miami Book Fair International is celebrating its 30th anniversary this week. FIU’s Creative Writing program will be well-represented, with faculty, students, and alumni among the more than 300 authors who’ll be presenting at the Festival of Authors. Here’s a quick listing of those from FIU, the works they’ll be reading from and/or speaking about, with the day time of the presentation.  For rooms and other details, please see the complete Book Fair Schedule online.  (And at the Fair, pick up a printed copy which will be updated with any changes.)

To find out what goes on at the sessions you miss, you can read The Florida Book Review's annual Book Fair blog,  reported this year by a record number of FIU MFA alumni and graduate students, including FBR Editor Lynne Barrett’s Literary Journalism class.

Saturday, Nov. 23:
11:30 AM: Richard Blanco (Looking for the Gulf Motel) and Campbell McGrath (In the Kingdom of the Sea Monkeys)
1 PM: E. Parker Phillips (Panel: Queer Poetry/Queer Differences)
1:30 PM: Nina Romano (She Wouldn’t Sing at My Wedding) and Laura Valeri (Safe in Your Head)
3 PM: Julie Marie Wade (Postage Due)
3:30 PM: Joe Clifford (Junkie Love)
4 PM: Campbell McGrath (Florida Book Awards)
4 PM: The Miami Poetry Collective & Cent Journal, the “How To” issue, including: Annik Adey-Babinski, Marci Calabretta, Paul Christiansen, P. Scott Cunningham, Dawn S. Davies, Yaddyra Peralta, and Nick Vagnoni

Sunday, Nov. 24:
 11 AM: John Dufresne (Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting)
11:30: Anjanette Delgado, panel: El mercado del libro en español en Estados Unidos: situación, evolución, y opportunidades
12:30 PM: James W. Hall (Going Dark)
2 PM: John Dufresne (No Regrets, Coyote)
3:30 PM: Patricia Engel (It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris)
4 PM: Melanie Neale (Boat Kid)
4:30 PM: Richard Blanco (For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey)
4:30 PM: Preston Allen (Every Boy Should Have a Man)
5 PM: Tigertail, A South Florida Annual: Sunstruck Matches, a reading, including Elisa Albo, J.J. Colagrande, Andrea Dulanto, Jesse Millner, and Lauren Doyle Owen
5 PM: All that Glitters: Nonfiction from Sliver of Stone, a reading, including Jan Becker, M.J. Fievre, Nicholas Garnett, and Fabienne Sylvia Josaphat