Miami Book Fair

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Author Services

This category corresponds to all services provided to authors and areas where they are before an audience.
Activity Shifts Start End
Author Ambassadors 15 11/18/2017 11/19/2017
Autographing 8 11/18/2017 11/19/2017
Ushering (English Language Authors Program) 15 11/18/2017 11/19/2017
Ushering (Ibero-American Authors Program) 6 11/18/2017 11/19/2017
Ushering (Read Caribbean Authors Program) 6 11/18/2017 11/19/2017

Book Fair Operations

Operational functions for the Miami Book Fair such as Book Fair Office, Distribution, Exhibitors, Food Vendors, Logistics and Volunteer Coordination
Activity Shifts Start End
Volunteer Support Office 7 11/18/2017 11/19/2017

Children's Alley

All activities in this category correspond to the Children's Alley area.
Activity Shifts Start End
Costumes 6 11/18/2017 11/19/2017
Information Booth 2 11/18/2017 11/19/2017
Once Upon a Time Stage 6 11/18/2017 11/19/2017
One World, Many Stories 6 11/18/2017 11/19/2017
The Paint Box 6 11/18/2017 11/19/2017
The Rhythm Factory 5 11/18/2017 11/19/2017
Tinker, Make, Innovate! 6 11/18/2017 11/19/2017
Tot Time Play and Learn 6 11/18/2017 11/19/2017

College Ambassador

Volunteers selected by Committee Chairs from various schools.
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High School Student Supervisor 4 11/18/2017 11/19/2017

Friends of the Fair

Individual supporters and members of the Fair are Friends who receive specific benefits based on their level of donation.
Activity Shifts Start End
Registration Table & VIP Suite 8 11/18/2017 11/19/2017


All activities in this category correspond to hospitality services offered on and off campus.
Activity Shifts Start End
Hospitality - Hotel 8 11/18/2017 11/20/2017
Hospitality - On Campus 10 11/18/2017 11/19/2017

Public Relations Assistance

All activities listed in this category correpond to different areas responsible for communication with the media, sponsors, or the community.
Activity Shifts Start End
Corporate Sponsor - Street Fair Volunteers 6 11/18/2017 11/19/2017
Information Booth, Merchandising & Survey 6 11/18/2017 11/19/2017

Read to Learn

Presented in partnership with The Children’s Trust, the Read to Learn Books for Free tent will sell new and gently-used books for $1 to raise money to purchase age-appropriate children’s books in English, Spanish, Creole, and Portuguese.
Activity Shifts Start End
Read to Learn Books for Free Book Sales 0 11/18/2017 11/19/2017

The Kitchen

The Kitchen: Book Fair's gastro-literary component will be home to many of today's culinary super stars, presenting their latest cookbooks and holding live cooking demos for Fairgoers.. The outdoor cooking pavilion will be located on the corner of N.E. 2nd Ave and 3rd Street. 

Activity Shifts Start End
Venue Management 8 11/18/2017 11/19/2017

The Porch

The Porch: A lively town square area featuring events such as poetry on demand, live painting, performances by local singers/songwriters, first draft creative writing events, and games such as Jenga, dominos, and Bingo..

Activity Shifts Start End
Venue Management 6 11/18/2017 11/19/2017

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Mission Statement

The 34th edition of the nation’s largest and finest literary gathering, Miami Book Fair at Miami Dade College, will take place November 12-19, at the college’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. The famed Street Fair runs Friday, November 17, through Sunday, November 19, and will host close to 600 presenting authors, as well as 200 exhibitors, from around the country. 

 There are many exciting events and opportunities that you can be a part of at the 2017 Miami Book Fair. Your support as a volunteer is essential to the success of the Fair! Volunteer opportunities exist in the areas of: Office Support • Author Services • Ushers • Author Ambassadors • Children’s Alley • The Porch • Media Relations • Hospitality • Friends of the Fair • Sponsor Relations and many more! If you have any questions pertaining to how you can donate your time and skills as a volunteer, please call (305) 237-3258.