Festival season is here and there are several black book events happening this summer. Black lit events, are a great way to meet some of your favorite authors, and maybe introduce you to new authors that you haven’t heard of. These events bring black book lovers from all over together for one purpose. BLACK BOOKS.
Here is a list of 5 Black Lit Events Happening in June.
Black Writers Weekend & the AAMBC Literary Awards Show
The 10th Annual Black Writers Weekend is being held in Atlanta, GA June 7-9, 2019. Black Writers Weekend is the largest gathering for literary creatives and filmmakers. The weekend long gathering will host events like, the AAMBC Literary Awards, Cre8tiveCon, a Lit Crawl, Urban Book Bash, book signings, and several other lit events. Get your tickets and more information at www.blackwritersweekend.com.
The Bronx Book Festival
The 2019 Bronx Book Festival will be held June 8, 2019 at the Fordham Plaza & Fordham University. The 2nd annual event is also known as #thebronxisreading. The day long event will feature book signings, author panels, free swag bags, and more. To get more information, visit their website. www.thebronxisreading.com
The Book Boutique Grand Opening Expansion Celebration
The Book Boutique Bookstore is hosting a Grand Opening “Expansion Celebration”, to celebrate their move into a bigger and better store location. The celebration event will be held June 8, 2019 at the store’s new location in Lithonia, GA. In addition to food, books, and live entertainment, there will also be a mass author signing. Authors K’Wan, Zane, Teri Woods, and more will all be in the building.
Austin African American Book Festival
The 2019 Austin African American Book Festival is in its 13th year. This year’s event will be held June 22, 2019 at the Carver Library and Museum. This year’s theme will focus on “Making Good on the Promise of Economic Freedom”. To read more about this year’s event, head over to their website. www.aabookfest.com
The Schomburg Center Literary Festival
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (a part of the NYPL library system), will host their first literary festival this June. The Schomburg Center Literary Festival will be held June 29, 2019, with events being held in the center itself, and also an outdoor festival being held on 135th Street. The theme for this year’s event is, Reading the African Diaspora. To get more information about featured authors and panel discussions, visit their website. www.nypl.org
See a full list of 2019 black lit events, on our Black Lit Events/Conferences/Festivals page.