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College Forum Volume 19, Number 5 : Page 1

MIAMI DADE COLLEGE T COLLEGE he 32nd edition of Miami Book Fair opened with a bang this fall when acclaimed au-thors descended on South Florida for the Pre-Fair Countdown , including Salman Rushdie , Rick Riordan , Tim Weiner and David Mitchell . Running for eight action-packed days from Nov. 15-22 , the renowned Fair will host more than 600 authors representing 25 countries as they present their books in hundreds of con-current readings. Presented and produced by Miami Dade College, the Fair is one of South Florida’s most beloved public events, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year who come to get immersed in the lit life. Book lovers of all ages will flock to Downtown Miami for what iconoclastic literary giant Tom Wolfe, a regular Fair participant, has called “the literary Mecca of the Western World.” World-class authors present readings of their latest oeuvres in person at Miami Book Fair’s “Evenings With” series, a favorite among fairgoers. Visitors can look forward to Patti Smith , Robert Reich , David Axelrod , Jeanette Winterson , Jane Smiley , Tom Brokaw , Leonard Pitts and a host of other top authors. During the Street Fair on Nov. 20-22 , more than 200 exhibitors will showcase the best that the world has to offer in all literary styles and genres, as more than 500 national and inter-national media outlets cover the star-stud-ded extravaganza. For more on the Fair, see Pages 16-17. A LITERARY CORNUCOPIA Book Fair Overflows With Star Authors, A-List Events f orum November 2015 • Volume 19 • Number 5 Salman Rushdie Cindy Crawford Chelsea Clinton Rick Riordan An Ideal Balance MOA+D Brings Ladd Brothers’ Creative Genius in Solo Show You can’t choose your family, but fate worked wonders for Steven and William Ladd , the artist-brothers whose meticu-lous, imaginative collaborations in sculpture and installation art will grace the MDC Museum of Art + Design (MOA+D) for the opening of Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami. Opening to the public Dec. 2, the Ladds’ solo exhibition Mary Queen of the Universe explores the brothers’ shared combined memories of their experience at the St. Louis, Missouri, Catholic grade school they attended. “It is a deeply personal show,” said Steven of their work, which features towers, maquettes, books, drawings and prints they created over four years. Continued on Page 22. William, left, and Steven Ladd

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