Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2018 and 2019)

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5 Events Found in District of Columbia

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Library of Congress National Book Festival Library of Congress National Book Festival
Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC, District of Columbia


Date: Saturday, September 1, 2018
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Website: Library of Congress National Book Festival
Email: bookfest@loc.gov

Description:

Mark your calendars for the 18th Library of Congress National Book Festival, Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Washington Convention Center. Follow the excitement via our hashtag, #NatBookFest.

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Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards Ceremony Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards Ceremony
Washington Plaza Hotel, Washington, District of Columbia


Hosted by: Hurston/Wright Foundation
Date: October 2018 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards Ceremony

Description:

Named for literary geniuses, Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, the Hurston/Wright Foundation was founded in 1990. Hurston/Wright was established to be a resource center for training and a gateway to ensure the unique experience and voice of African Americans in literature.

The Hurston/Wright Foundation ​is a literary education institution committed to the development, dissemination and preservation of literature with a focus on the contributions of African American writers. By preserving and honoring African Americans in literature, the Foundation ensures this vital part of American literature will continue to remain available to all readers.

The Hurston/Wright Foundation serves aspiring and emerging writers, published authors, readers and supporters of Black literature. Hurston/Wright programs, awards, special events and literary resources aim to impact the literature community and those who contribute to the enrichment of it.

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East of the River Book Festival East of the River Book Festival
Rocketship Rise Academy, Washington, District of Columbia


Date: October 2018 – Dates to be Announced

Website: East of the River Book Festival
Phone: 202-997-4441
Email: info@eotrbookfest.com

Description:

The 2017 East of the River Book Festival is a magnet for city dwellers from all wards to recognize and enjoy a literary event that highlights the efforts of indie writers, small publishers and tiny book shops. For the fourth year, it is a place that is fertile ground to plant ideas to meet the need of culturally diverse books that reflect places and characters that are typically on the fringe of society or omitted. This book festival is a celebration of those places and characters, both real and imaginary, to be central to stories that reflect different perspectives. This literary festival is the headquarters for diverse books for children, teens and adults in the DC area.

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Children’s Africana Book Awards Festival Children’s Africana Book Awards Festival
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art , Washington, District of Columbia


Hosted by: Africa Access
Date: November 2018 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Children’s Africana Book Awards Festival
Email: africaaccess@aol.com

Description:

children can learn to spin a yarn and weave a story, based on tales from Ghana, Morocco and Ivory Coast. A panel of Current and past CABA winners CABA authors/illustrators is featured from 11:30 – 12:30. Current and past CABA winners will be signing their books after the panel discussion. The museum is also opening its newest exhibit, Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts. The event is free and open to the public.

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Magical Mirrors Book Fair Magical Mirrors Book Fair
Sankofa Video Books & Cafe, Washington, District of Columbia


Date: December 2018 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Magical Mirrors Book Fair
Phone: 202-234-4755

Description:
Magical Mirrors Children’s Book Fair features books full of images and imaginations of children of the African Diaspora. Black Power Line

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