Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2022 and 2023)

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8 Events Found in California

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California

University Park Campus Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, California 


Dates: Saturday, April 23, 2022 to Sunday, April 24, 2022

Website: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Phone: 424-652-1948
Email: eventinfo@latimes.com

Description:

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has evolved to include live bands, poetry readings, chef demos, cultural entertainment and artists creating their work on-site. There’s also a photography exhibit, film screenings followed by Q&A’s and discussion panels on some of today’s hottest topics.

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Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival
Santa Monica High School

601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405, Santa Monica, California 


Dates: Friday, April 29, 2022 to Saturday, April 30, 2022

Website: Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival
Email: shane@yallwest.com

Description:

Over 113 authors including New York Times Bestsellers along with local and acclaimed young adult and middle grade writers, plus notable Hollywood directors and creators.

2 days of panels, book signings, food trucks, bad jokes, rock 'n' roll, killer photo ops & general geeky debauchery

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Black Writers On Tour Black Writers On Tour
Carson Community Center

801 E. Carson Street, Carson, California 90746 , Los Angeles, California 


Hosted by: Dr. Rosie
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Website: Black Writers On Tour
Email: drrosie@aol.com

Description:

Purpose: To promote literacy awareness, to give exposure to African-American authors, writers, and to motivate, and develop aspiring new writers and authors. To showcase Black Businesses, provide exposure and to increase their sales.

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AfroSurreal Writers Workshop AfroSurreal Writers Workshop
African American Museum and Library of Oakland

659 14th St, Oakland, CA 94612, Oakland, California 


Hosted by: Shannon Holbrook, Veda Silva, Michele Simms-Burton, Rochelle Spencer, and Wandra Williams
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Time: 1 to 7 p.m.

Website: AfroSurreal Writers Workshop
Phone: 510-637-0200
Email: aamlowriter@gmail.com

Description:

The AfroSurreal Writers Workshop supports writers of color creating weird, surreal, or absurdist art. We welcome participation and contributions from anyone interested in such works.

In the months ahead, we'll be hosting hosting a number of readings, a conference, and workshops about AfroSurrealism. We'll also be donating comic books and works of speculative fiction to the Prisoners Literature Project, based in Berkeley, California.

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SCIBA Trade Show SCIBA Trade Show
Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center

601 W Mckinley Ave, Pomona, California 


Hosted by: The Southern California Independent Booksellers Association
Dates: Friday, September 9, 2022 to Sunday, September 11, 2022

Website: SCIBA Trade Show
Phone: 909-938-5809
Email: andrea@scibabooks.org

Description:

The Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (SCIBA) is a non-profit trade association of independent booksellers, book wholesalers, publishers and other industry professionals located primarily in Southern California and Southern Nevada.

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Sacramento Black Book Fair Sacramento Black Book Fair
The Historic Center of Oak Park

35th St and Broadway, Sacramento, California 


Hosted by: Blue Nile Press
Dates: Sunday, September 11, 2022 to Monday, September 12, 2022

Website: Sacramento Black Book Fair
Phone: 916.484.3749
Email: faye@bluenilepress.com

Description:

This historic two-day book fair and celebration will include a panel discussion among our featured authors, book signings, talks by each of the featured writers, cultural & food vendors, book discussions with each writer listed in the program, children’s activities, poetry readings, art displays, and much more

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Bay Area Book Festival Bay Area Book Festival
In Downtown Berkeley

Dates: Saturday, May 6, 2023 to Sunday, May 7, 2023

Website: Bay Area Book Festival
Email: info@baybookfest.org

Description:

The Bay Area Book Festival is the primary project of the Foundation for the Future of Literature and Literacy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in California. FFLL’s Tax ID number is 47-3955286. Its business address is 1569 Solano Ave. #635, Berkeley, CA 94707.

FFLL is governed by a Board of Directors. Members include Cherilyn Parsons (Berkeley, CA), Peter Richardson (San Francisco, CA), Mal Warwick (Berkeley, CA), Brooke Warner (Berkeley, CA), and Igor Zagatsky (Berkeley, CA).

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Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend
The L.A. Grand Hotel - Downtown

333 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90071, Los Angeles, California 


Hosted by: Go On Girl! Book Club
Dates: Saturday, May 20, 2023 to Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Website: Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend
Email: events@goongirl.org

Description:

The first Author Awards were presented in 1992 as a small event held in Brooklyn, New York to recognize those authors and publishers that made significant contributions in the writing and publication of quality books for and about people of African descent. That year we honored Gloria Naylor for Bailey’s Café and New Authors of the Year Barbara Neely for Blanche on the Lam and Barbara Summers for Nouvelle Soul. We gave a publishing award to Beacon Press for their work in publishing authors of color. We were delighted when they all showed up to accept their awards. That was the beginning of a GOG tradition. The annual Author Awards event has traveled the United States from east to west as well as outside the U.S. to Jamaica, West Indies and Toronto, Canada.

Beginning in 1993, the one-night event became a three-day weekend where chapters meet and take care of business issues and celebrate the winning authors. It's also an opportunity for members to meet and reconnect with their literary sisters from all over the country.

Each year winning authors are selected from our reading list based upon votes from each Go On Girl! Book Club chapter for Author of the Year and New Author of the Year. They are then invited to receive their awards in person at the annual Awards Ceremony. GOG members and guests have had the honor of awarding in person to Pearl Cleage, Bebe Moore Campbell, Walter Mosely, Jill Nelson, Valerie Wilson Wesley, Diane McKinney Whetstone, Lawrence Hill, Daniel Black, Isabel Wilkerson to name a few.

This flagship event is one of the ways of expressing our deep authentic respect for Black literature and authors, reinvigorating our literary sisterhood, and providing a platform for new literary talent to emerge.

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