Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2020 and 2021)
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A printable list of these events. To add an event to our this list, share the event’s information on the Press Release area of our discussion forum, or complete our form to add a Book Festival or Fair to our Calendar.
Note: As a result of the global pandemic, please check the event’s official website for postponements, cancellations, conversion to virtual events.
3 Events Found in District of Columbia
Library of Congress National Book Festival
Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC, District of Columbia
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.Learn more about Library of Congress National Book Festival on AALBC.com.
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Hosted by: Hurston/Wright Foundation
Date: October 2020 – Dates to be Announced
Website: Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards Ceremony
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.Learn more about Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards Ceremony on AALBC.com.
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Children’s Africana Book Awards Festival
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art , Washington, District of Columbia
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.Learn more about Children’s Africana Book Awards Festival on AALBC.com.
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