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Community Book Center Hosts 2nd Annual HOMEFEST July 4th Weekend

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Community Book Center Hosts the 2nd Annual HOMEFEST July 4th Weekend




Contact: Vera Warren Williams 504.915.4782 or Jennifer Turner 504.948.7323


Activities for HOMEFEST 2014 start Friday, July 4 through Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 2523 Bayou Rd., New Orleans, LA 70119. Each day begins  at 10:00 a.m. and includes workshops/discussions, storytelling, children’s activities, music, craft and food vendors plus much more, There will be enlightenment workshops on education with Dr. Adrienne Dixson; Black Faith Systems with Rev. Dwight Clay, Akan Priestess Sula Evans, and Rev. Dr. Denise Graves. Book signings with local authors Freddi Evans, Denise McConduit, Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy, along with guest authors Abiola Abrams, Tashera Simmons and Wahida Clark just to name a few. A health seminar and personal wellness consultations with New Orleans native Dr. Tursha’ R. Hamilton; along with spoken word by tosin gbogi make HOMEFEST the place to be. Local artist Amy Bryant returns to conduct youth centered artistic expression. Framed art by various artists is a new offering courtesy of LaBelle Galerie. Stock up on new releases, “classic” titles as well as T-shirts, natural soaps, handcrafted gifts from Brazil and more. Also visit and support the other businesses and cultural attractions in the area. We will also launch a Friends of Community Book Center Membership drive as well as a new initiative to help promote and support the dwindling number of Black bookstores throughout the United States.


Community Book Center (CBC), a cultural and literary hub for over 30 years is a gathering place where conversations regarding education, social justice, economic empowerment and the overall health and well-being of the community are held. CBC is the place to catch up on what’s happening in the city, connect with friends and add new titles as well as replace others lost during Hurricane Katrina.


Community based, community organized; HOMEFEST 2014, the heart, soul and essence of New Orleans. For more information call 504.948. (READ) 7323.This event is free and open to the public.

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