2020 has definitely been the year of the pivot. We all have had to come up with creative ways to reach our audience, stay connected and still make an impact. Have you heard that The Miami Book Fair is going virtual this year? It’s the first ever virtual book fair in the Miami Book Fair’s 36 year history!
There are tons of benefits with going virtual this year. Yes, we all love to touch and feel the books and see the amazing authors up close. However, this is an opportunity to reach people all over the world. Not only will going virtual help keep us safe, it will keep us connected during these trying times. You will be able to enjoy all of the things that you love about the Miami Book Fair from the comfort of your own home.
What To Expect
The Miami Book Fair is a huge showcase of over 300 authors. It will be fun and super easy to navigate. Events will be live-streamed daily starting November 15th to the 22nd. There will be something for everyone from virtual discussions, storytelling, to a digital marketplace. You can join in on this eight day showcase of outstanding authors, activists, artists and poets all from your living room.
The Children’s Alley
There’s so much to explore and so many things to do. All you have to do is click and go! Listen to stories read by actress Natalie Portman, Dan Santat of The Alphabet’s Alphabet, Brigitte Barrager and Issac Fitzgerald of How to Be a Pirate, Tony DiTerlizzi of Kenny & the Book of Beasts.
Kids can learn how to write a song, build a video game, write poems, and even ask Battle Bot Captain a question. There will be different activities at the Children’s Alley every day, and everything is free! Check out the full schedule at the miamibookfaironline.com
Ways to Support The Miami Book Fair
With the 2020 Miami Book fair being online this year, your support will make a bigger impact than ever, as the virtual Miami Book Fair is FREE to the community. There are several ways to support the Book Fair this year. You can “Become a Friend” at any one of the three levels and help ensure that no-one in our community has to go without literature and culture while they’re staying safely at home. You can also shop the virtual marketplace. There are lots of great items featured. Lastly, spread the word to your friends and family and let’s help make this year’s book fair the best yet!