Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 10a - 6p
Harlem State Office Building
163 West 125th Street
Corner of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd.
HBF2020 PANEL DISCUSSIONS (TBA)
ATTENDING EXHIBITORS (TBA)
RAIN WON'T STOP A COMMUNITY OF READERS!
THE HARLEM BOOK FAIR EVENT SCHEDULE (in progress)
THE HBF MAIN STAGE
Hosted by Bob McNeil
10:00 AM Intro: HBF Host Bob McNeil and Atiba Wilson and Songhai Djeli
10:30 AM Kerry Lee Bowser - Bus 3609" Driving Bad/Living Worse -
Life Rhythm Poetry
10:45 AM Zenobia Lundy - Reflections of Us
11:00 AM Joe Mack - Reflections of the Winbrook Years, 1960-1975
11:15 AM Ngozi Zoe Adebiyi - Growing The Book!
11:30 AM Omali Yeshitela - The Verdict is In: Reparations Now!
11:45 AM Afro/NEXT – We Speak Our Future
It’s our next iteration of Cool. Join dance troupe IMPACT, author Clarence Haynes (Nubia: The Awakening), and Atiba Wilson and the Befo Quotet for Afropunk dance; a dramatic reading of an envisioned AfroFuture; and driving AfroFunk. We are Afro/NEXT.
12:15 PM Ajuan Mance - Living While Black: Portraits of Everyday Resistance
12:30 PM AND THE WINNERS ARE..! Hosted by Alice James (Black Authors Hall of Fame)
and Richard Ashby (Literacy Nation)
The inaugural Black Authors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the Young Writers Contest Winners Announcements, and the 2023 Phillis Wheatley Awards in Fiction and Nonfiction.
Join us for the Young Writers Contest winners, the Black Authors Hall of Fame inaugural Induction ceremony memorializing contemporary writers, followed by the 2023 Phillis Wheatley Awards in Fiction and Nonfiction.
HBF Poet Laureate
& Main Stage Host
Meet New Authors, Find New Books
Praise for the Harlem Book Fair
"Since the Harlem Book Fair, I've been crisscrossing the country but didn't want any more time to pass before I expressed my deepest gratitude for all you did to promote SPECTACLE. You brought the work to a national audience and also saw to it that the conversation took place at the Schomburg, which had long been my wish. I hope the fair was everything you wanted it to be. From where I stood, it was amazing. A triumph. Many, many thanks".
Pamela Newkirk, Author
Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of OTA BENGA
"The HBF weekend was really great and I was truly thrilled to be a part of it, not to mention honored to win the Wheatley Award. I discovered other books that I plan to buy and read and I made many contacts there that promise to be extremely useful as we launch another social media campaign, promoting A Light Shines as a Wheatley Award winner.
You and your staff did a superb job pulling off such a massive undertaking, and all of your hard work showed".
Mary Bounds, Author
A Light Shines in Harlem: New York's First Charter School
and the Movement It Led
"Congratulations on another successful HBF. As a bookseller, we found it quite a valuable channel".
Alfred C. Jones, Exhibitor
QBR author panel televised live from the Harlem Book Fair by C-Span's BookTV.