A fair share of reading

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CREDIT@Miami Book Fair international 2012, Street Fair, November 18, 2012

For the 32nd time this November, the Miami Book Fair aims to take place at the Miami Dade College in downtown Miami, and endeavors to celebrate the diverse literary world with eight days of merriment. The organisation aims to host a wide variety of events and attractions within the festival in order to appeal to the hundreds of thousands of potential readers and writers who visit the fair each year, as well as providing a selection of vendors, programs and exhibitions along the way.

The fair aims to kick off on Sunday the 13th of November, when the Evenings With… series endeavors to continue its success from previous years, in which readings and conversations with internationally acclaimed authors may take place throughout the week, leading up to the additional intriguing events which aim to span across the weekend period. As it has in previous years, the Street Fair aims to begin on the Friday of the week-long event, to which over 450 authors have previously attended in order to participate in the Festival of Authors, as well as the potential to attract readers of a variety of different genres, demographics and cultures.

Credit@Miami Book Fair International

Credit@Miami Book Fair International

In addition to its potentially famous beaches, Miami may also be home to a variety of scenic and artistic attractions for travellers to experience whilst in Florida. One such example may be in the Art Deco Museum, which aims to chronicle and explore the various historic design styles which permeate Miami architecture – the Mediterranean Revival, Art Deco and Miami Modern.

 Miami may also have plenty to offer for those in need of leisure time and relaxation, such as the potentially world-renowned Venetian Pool, an 820,000 galloon pool which resides in the remnants of a natural coral rock quarry, in which hundreds of thousands of visitors have bathed since its inauguration in 1924. Another form by which travellers may relax is by visiting the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, which was created in 1962 as a city garden, and after 30 years of gradual change, a group of residents approached the owners in the hopes of restoring the garden to its former glory. Today it aims to host a variety of events, attractions and crafts in order to invite in people from a plethora of backgrounds and encourage creativity and appreciation of beauty.

Credit@Miami Book Fair International

Credit@Miami Book Fair International

A final attraction which may appeal to travellers who enjoy pop culture and shopping may be the Bayside Marketplace, in which tourists may explore the selection of over 150 shops, 12 restaurants and a food court. The Bayside in itself, located on Biscayne Bay, may also be ranked 5th statewide as a most visited tourist attraction, as it aims to combine the weather with Latin culture as well as retail and relaxation. In addition to this, the marketplace may also attract celebrities of many different modes and dispositions, varying from Channing Tatum and Jada Pinkett Smith to the cast of Annie and Rio 2. The Marketplace may also be accessible from a wide variety of hotels via the Xpress Water Taxi Service, which offers innovative travel and inspiring views as travellers journey across the water to their hotels.

Whilst Miami may be widely known for its subscription to beach culture and aestheticism, with the yearly occurrence of events such as the Miami Book Fair in order to further the already existing culture and leisure attractions peppered throughout the city, tourists may find Miami a desirable and intriguing travel destination this November. Whether travellers are interested in relaxation or education, Miami may have plenty to offer.

How may society amalgamate reading and education with intriguing and innovative festivals?

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