Miami Book Fair 2005 will feature Booker Prize-winner Margaret Atwood, Sex in the City creator Candace Bushnell, nonfiction legend Joan Didion, breakout literary sensation Jonathan Safran Foer, comedic actor and muscular dystrophy telethon MC Jerry Lewis, bestselling novelist Terry McMillan, veteran “;60 Minutes” journalist Mike Wallace, and healthy living expert Dr. Andrew Weil. There will be over 250 or more published artists for tens days of readings, discussions, signings and bookselling to be held at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus, at 300 NE 2nd Avenue in downtown Miami, on November 13th through the 20th.
The 8-day book fair culminates with the ever-popular Street Fair during the weekend of November 18th through the 20th. Booklovers attend more than 200 readings scheduled on Saturday and Sunday and can start their book buying as early as Friday morning. Creative writing classes taught by visiting writers are scheduled for Friday. Registration fees vary and pre-registration is required. The cost for saturday and sunday is only $5.