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Your Story Matters

Saturday, March 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am

Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center

2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

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In an abundance of caution, following recommendations from the Governor of Florida, Miami Dade College is canceling all cultural events. In line with other cultural institutions and centers, the Miami Book Fair will close/cancel all events until further notice. This decision is made with your comfort and safety in mind and that of our generous patrons, students, and guests.

As part of Miami Dade College, Miami Book Fair will continue to closely monitor COVID-19. MDC is coordinating efforts with the appropriate state and local authorities. We recommend that you visit MDC’s information and resource page and check back frequently.  

For more information regarding our closure and to stay tuned regarding the resumption of our programs and regular operating hours, please visit MiamiBookFair.com and closely monitor our Facebook and Instagram channels.

Are you over 55? Or have a relative or friend who is over 55? Miami Book Fair is partnering with HistoryMiami Museum to gather life stories told by South Florida elders about their lives in our city for this year’s Big Read program, and we want to hear yours!

To learn more and submit your Miami story, visit miamibookfair.com and/or historymiami.org/miamistories. You can also email your story to BigReadStories@gmail.com.

Some questions to guide your Miami story:
(These are just guidelines, so feel free to change them.) 

  • How did you or your family get to Miami?
  • When do you feel like a Miamian?
  • What would you miss if you left Miami?
  • What makes Miami, Miami?
  • What do you see for Miami’s future?

Stories will be accepted in English, Spanish, Creole, and other languages.

If you are interested in working with us to record the Miami Stories of our communities’ elders by creating a school/class project; working with an assisted living facility or community center that serves elders; or in other ways, please email Lissette Mendez at lmendez@mdc.edu.


Saturday, March 21, 2020
10:00 am


English, Spanish, Creole
All Year


Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States
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