MIAMI BOOK FAIR INTERNATIONAL & THEATRE CHAT “WIN A BOOK FOR FREE” join event on facebook. To all Theatre Chatterers:
You love the theatre, music, Broadway, and you’ve always wondered what was really behind that infectious smile of the very creative award winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein? Or the inspiration to the gorgeous and memorable songs of George Gershwin? Or how to make sense of eccentric Miami….Let the Miami Book Fair International, take you there.
Theatre Chat and the 28th Miami Book Fair International have teamed up to bring you this opportunity to win your very own just-off-the-presses copies of these brand new books: Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein, by Julie Salamon. Julie’s biography is the first authorized account of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright, Wendy Wasserstein. The life revealed is of a brilliant but complicated American artist, one who struggled both creatively and personally, and who fiercely held private a life she seemed so willing to explore in her plays. Salamon, formerly a reporter for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, is the author of many best-selling works of fiction and nonfiction, including The Christmas Tree and Facing the Wind.
The Memory of All That by Katharine Weber. Katharine, grand-daughter of Kay Swift relays intimate and personal family stories about her her famous, talented, and troubled family. Her maternal grandmother is Kay Swift, remembered as a composer/songwriter (she was the first woman to compose the score to a hit Broadway show) and for her ten-year romance with George Gershwin. “A thoroughly engaging family memoir,” says Library Journal. Weber is the author of five novels, including True Confections and Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear.”
Hialeah Haiku hosted by Miami bred award winning playwright Marco Ramirez and his buddies take to the streets and write very funny Haikus.
HOW CAN YOU WIN? We have a few easy questions… just answer them, and your choice of a book is yours!
Spoiler Alert: all the answers to the questions are found in this note from me, Cameron, Mr. Theatre Chat:
* Which Evenings With reading opens the Fair this year?
* What edition is this year’s MBFI?
* How many days is the MBFI?
* Where is the MBFI held?
* What does the MBFI stand for?
Respond to me, Cameron, Mr. Theatre Chat, on FLORIDA THEATRE CHAT event: MIAMI BOOK FAIR INTERNATIONAL & THEATRE CHAT “WIN A BOOK FOR FREE”. Join event on facebook and answer the questions above and I will arrange with the MBFI for the publishers to mail you a copy of the “book of your choice from list above“.
Over 400+ authors have been invited to read at the 28th Miami Book Fair International. Mark your calendar, November 13-20, 2011. Come on down to the downtown campus of Miami Dade College during one of the eight days of the 2011 Fair to listen to your favorite authors read from their brand new books, autograph your first editions copies and hang out with them.
Confirmed authors to the 2011 Miami Book Fair include Harry Belafonte, David Brooks, Rosanne Cash, Dr. Paul Farmer, Senator Bob Graham, Nicole Krauss, John Sayles, novelists Diana Abu-Jaber, Dave Barry, Elizabeth Berg, Edna Buchanan, Andy Borowitz, Dyan Cannon, Alan Cheuse, Mark Childress, Tim Dorsey, Jeffrey Eugenides, Peter Godwin, Jaimy Gordon, Lev Grossman, Darrell Hammond, Tom Hayden, Ann Hood, William Kennedy, Jim Lehrer, Bobbie Ann Mason, George McGovern, Ana Menendez, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Michael Ondaatje, Teá Oberreht, Susan Orlean, Robert Olen Butler, Chuck Palahniuk, Robert Pinsky, Karen Russell, Esmeralda Santiago, Javier Sierra, Leslie Marmon Silko, Dava Sobel, Alexandra Styron, Colson Whitehead, and many more.
Opening the Fair this year on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011will be award winning singer Rosanne Cash, who will read from her memoir, “Composed” as part of the Fair’s evening reading series, Evenings With… and closing the 2011 Fair will be filmmaker Michael Moore, reading from his memoir, “Here Comes Trouble: Stories From My Life”. For more information about he 28th Miami Book Fair, please visit www.miamibookfair.com
Miami Book Fair International is made possible through the generous support of the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Recovery Act; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; The Children’s Trust, Peacock Foundation, Inc., Publix Super Markets Charities, Miami Dade County Public Schools; the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; the Miami Downtown Development Authority, the Alvah H. and Wyline P. Chapman Family Foundation, Inc., the Kenneth A. Lattman Foundation, and the Friends of the Fair.
The Book Fair’s Corporate Sponsors as of this date include: Chrysler, Florida Blue, American Airlines, Bank of America, Miami Parking Authority, Miami Dade Transit, Mystery Writers of America, Southeastern Recycling, Cafeina Wynwood Lounge, City Hall the Restaurant, Graspa Group, Hyatt Regency Miami, Barefoot Wine, Florida Power & Light, First and First Southern Baking Company, Scholastic Books, Jackson Health System, Kork Wine & Cheese, Tri-Rail, and the Doral Chamber of Commerce.
The 2011 Book Fair’s Media Sponsors include: The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, Comcast, CBS4 and TV33, Univision23 and Telefutura69, BookTV on C-SPAN2, Univision Radio, WLRN Public Radio & Television, WPBT Channel 2, WDNA 88.9 FM Public Radio, Classical South Florida 89.7, WIOD Newsradio 610 AM, WEDR 99JAMZ, Diario Las Americas, Caribbean Today, Miami New Times, South Florida Times, bookreporter.com, FUEL Outdoors, and the Welcome Channel.
Richard Cameron of Theatre Chat thanks Miami Book Fair International and all sponsors listed above that have made it possible for this important event. Thank you Miami Book Fair International for this special chance to “Win a Book of Your Choice.” See you on Florida Theatre Chat on facebook and join the event MBFI/THEATRE CHAT WIN A BOOK FOR FREE.