Art Gets Novel at MOAFL

It can be hard sometimes to find authenticity in modern-day, fast-paced, ever-expanding South Florida. It seems like every new business is a chain – prepackaged and shiny with a big corporate logo. Locals search out the mom & pops’ and the locally owned which can be hard to find. One of Miami’s oldest and most revered homegrown locales is setting up an outpost in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Books & Books, the great bastion of the Miami literati has joined forces with the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. After months of remodeling, MOAFL will reopen its courtyard area with four days of lectures, special events, and author signings January 13 through 16. The new Books & Books location will be part of MOAFL overhaul, bringing literary art into the fine art museum and bringing Broward booklovers a little authenticity of their own. The MOAFL is located at 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Andrews Avenue in downtown Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call 954-525-5500 or visit moaflnsu.org.
Jan. 13-16, 2011
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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