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OUTDOOR FESTIVAL 

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Take A Look...The Universe Is Yours!, 2019

By Jennifer Mack-Watkins.

 
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ABOUT
SCHOMBURG CENTER LITERARY FESTIVAL

June 18, 2022  | 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM (ET)

 

OUTDOORS:

135th Street, from Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. to Malcolm X Blvd.

INDOORS:

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world’s leading cultural institutions devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. The Schomburg Center Literary Festival: Reading the African Diaspora extends our engagement with authors of African descent and champions literacy and books across genres to amplify Black history and culture. Festival programming features some of the most talented writers and influential figures in culture today. The festival is built on the foundation created by Arturo Schomburg–encouraging freedom of thought, the relentless pursuit of Black history, and the engagement of our imagination towards our collective freedom.

 

Take A Look...The Universe is Yours,2019 art of young women reading with a galaxy background

Image Credit:

Take A Look...The Universe Is Yours!, 2019

By Jennifer Mack-Watkins

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Shcomburg Center Lit Fest Outdoors authors signing books, books sellers, patrons under a tent
 
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FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

COMING SOON

Lit Fest Schedule Announcement 

MAY 17, 2022

Schomburg Center's Black Liberation

Reading List

Explore essential titles selected by the Schomburg Center as it marks 95 years of collecting and preserving Black history, arts, and culture. Available on SimplyE and from the Schomburg Shop.

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TAKE A LOOK BACK 
 

Shcomburg Center Lit Fest Outdoor Audience seated under a text outside

You can revisit the 2019, 2020, and 2021 festivals at anytime.  See the list of participating authors or rewatch the programs on Livestream and YouTube.

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