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MIAMI DADE COLLEGE COLLEGE Anjelica Huston Land of Literary Giants Miami Book Fair International to Fete 30th in Grand Style at MDC For eight days each fall, Miami Dade College hosts some of the world’s most cel-ebrated authors as hundreds of thousands of book lovers and hundreds of book vendors converge at Wolfson Campus for Miami Book Fair International, produced by The Center for Literature and Theatre @ MDC. Hailed as the most important literary hap-pening in America for providing meaning-ful literary encounters with authors and their works – in both English and Spanish – the Fair will feature nearly 500 authors in dozens of readings and events during its exciting run from Nov. 17-24. f orum November 2013 • Volume 17 • Number 4 Reza Aslan Terry McMillan “Miami Book Fair International is a cultural forerunner in our city,” said Alina Interián, executive director of MDCulture, which en-compasses the College’s numerous artis-tic, performance and cultural endeavors. “When Miami began its cultural blossoming about 30 years ago, Miami Book Fair and Miami Dade College’s other cultural pro-grams were creating cutting-edge, intellectu-ally provocative programming. We’ve always been at the vanguard, and I am proud to say we will continue to lead as the 21st century progresses.” In addition to the enthralling author events, fairgoers have the opportunity to peruse books at hundreds of vendor booths lining the streets around Wolfson Campus in Downtown Miami. From fiction and biographies to poetry, children’s books, graphic novels and cultural commen-tary, the Fair offers something for every book lover, regardless of genre or age. Continued on Page 16 A Golden Opportunity for Small Businesses o ften owners of small businesses have great ideas and admirable gumption to get their companies off the ground, but they don’t know how to take their organiza-tions to the next level. To overcome this daunt-ing hurdle, Goldman Sachs and Miami Dade College have partnered to offer crucial help to these industrious entrepreneurs. At an Oct. 1 luncheon at Miami Dade College ’ s National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower, local community leaders and government officials gathered to hear MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón and Goldman Sachs Foundation President Dina Habib Powell an-nounce the launch of a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) program at MDC. The 10KSB program is designed to help exist-ing small companies create jobs and expand Goldman Sachs, MDC Give Entrepreneurs a Welcome Boost operations, stimulating economic growth. Thanks to a generous $5 million grant from the Goldman Sachs Foundation, MDC will house the 10KSB program at its School of Business for the next five years. In addition, MDC ’ s business professors will provide practical business edu-cation and management training while steering participants toward support services, networking Continued on Page 19

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