We here at the Guild already turned the page with our first fair hosted by the lovely, dedicated whip smart women of the _Brooklyn chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. We laughed, we chatted, we sold books & we met Kevin Powell,who was there to promote his new memoir “The Education of Kevin Powell”! Powell along with activist, journalist and radio personality Raqiyah Mays were featured speakers at the sorority’s annual book fair, whose theme this year was “Black Girls’ Voices: Past, Present, and Future.”
DST’s wonderful, low-key event was the perfect way to kick off the literary season---they even fed us---which from mid-April with the DST fair there is almost an event a month until October. And although the Guild doesn’t participate in all of fairs and book related events, we thought our readers would appreciate a sampling of the vast array of fun & informative book fairs around NYC & beyond.
If you see us at one of the fairs, please be sure to stop by and say hello, and of course buy a book if you are so inclined.
*For a more comprehensive list of book fairs and other book related events go to www.aalbc.com/events/
Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016 Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.
More Info Web: http://www.harlembookfair.com/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosted by: Max Rodriguez Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016 Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More Info Web: http://www.harlembookfair.com/ Email: email@example.com
Monday, September 12, 2016 to Sunday, September 18, 2016
More Info Web: http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/ Phone: 570-362-6657 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Sunday, July 17, 2016 Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
More Info Web: http://www.harlembookfair.com/#!wheatleybookawards/cjg9
Description This annual award, named for the first published African-American female writer, is given for literary work and literary advocacy that transcends culture, boundary, and perception.
It's been a full, fun, and busy year thus far and in order to reassess, refresh, and recharge we are going to take a summer hiatus. We will see you back here in September with lots of news and wonderful events to take us all through the rest of the year!