Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2022 and 2023)
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8 Events Found in California
University Park Campus Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, California
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.Learn more about Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on AALBC.com.
601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405, Santa Monica, California
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 debaucheryLearn more about Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival on AALBC.com.
801 E. Carson Street, Carson, California 90746 , Los Angeles, California
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.Learn more about Black Writers On Tour on AALBC.com.
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
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.Learn more about AfroSurreal Writers Workshop on AALBC.com.
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
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.Learn more about SCIBA Trade Show on AALBC.com.
35th St and Broadway, Sacramento, California
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 moreLearn more about Sacramento Black Book Fair on AALBC.com.
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).Learn more about Bay Area Book Festival on AALBC.com.
333 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90071, Los Angeles, California
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.Learn more about Go On Girl! Book Club Author Awards Weekend on AALBC.com.