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Rebecca Schumejda reads from her book of poems 'Dream Big, Worker Harder'
Poet and creative writing teacher Rebecca Schumejda brought her big clarinet voice to the Small Press Book Fair and read from her second collection of poems titled Dream Big, Work Harder (sunnyoutside press; November, 2006).

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John Fiske reads from his novel, The Library Book, about the murder of Stanford White: A student of history at Trinity College, John Fiske reads from his novel titled 'The Library Book' about the murder of the great American architect Stanford White

Linda Le Blanc returns from Mt. Everest to read from her novel 'Beyond The Summit': Linda LeBlanc appears in Sherpa dress at the Small Press Book Fair to read from her novel 'Beyond The Summit'

Deanna Shapiro reads from her poetic memoir about her mother's death: Deanna Shapiro reads from her poetic memoir titled 'Conversations at the Nursing Home' of her mother's death

Sharyn McCrumb takes trophy as world's bestselling NASCAR novelist: Sharyn McCrumb tells how and why she switched from writing historical fiction set in Appalachia to writing NASCAR novels, and proved NASCAR fans can read

Carl Hiaasen rips O.J. Simpson, Miami Herald, Mark Foley, Katherine Harris and south Florida follies: Bestselling mystery writer and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen is tour guide to south Florida follies, from O.J. Simpson and the 9/11 hijackers to Mark Foley and Katherine Harris

Lawrence Wright tells the story of Al-Qaida and the road to 9/11: New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright takes readers inside the minds, motivations, operations and strategies of Al-Qaeda terrorists, offering reasons why Al-Qaeda cannot succeed

Nora Ephron admits Billy Crystal came up with the line that made her famous: Acclaimed essayist, novelist, Hollywood screenwriter and director Nora Ephron brings her wit to the Miami Book Fair International 2006 and offers the epiphanies of her writing career

Barack Obama makes big splash in Miami; then jumps into the pool of presidential hopefuls: U.S. Senator Barack Obama appears at sold out Miami Book Fair event to talk about his book, ('The Audacity of Hope'), and is greeted with 'Thank you, Mr. President--'

Washington Post, October 1, 2006, features 'Video Man' (a.k.a. Kurt Aldag) founder of iReadNet: Washington Post publishing industry reporter Bob Thompson covers National Book Festival through the camera lense of iReadNet founder and editor-in-chief Kurt Aldag

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