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

By Jennifer Mack-Watkins.


Video by APM World/Emmanuel Agbeble

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

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

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

Thank you for being part of the 4th Annual Schomburg Center Literary Festival. It was incredible to return to a live festival on 135th street in Harlem! The festival featured over 50 authors and participants, 3000+ attendees, over 25 featured books, 24 programs, and a marketplace catering to wellness, literacy, independent book publishing, and community.  Reading, An Act of Joy and Rebellion merchandise and books are still available in the Schomburg Shop. Visit our website for updates and please save the date: Saturday, June 17, 2023 for next year's lit fest. 

Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation is the Lead Sponsor of the Schomburg Center Literary Festival. Major sponsorship support is provided by Corbin Capital Partners, L.P. and HarperCollins.

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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Images from the 2022 Schomburg Center Literary Festival.  Photos by APM World/Emmanuel Agbeble, Isseu Diouf Campbell, Bill Farrington and Bob Gore.




Explore the full list of featured authors and speakers from the 2022 festival.  Readings, panel discussions, and workshops at the event ranged from prose to poetry, comic books to young adult novels, fiction and nonfiction. 

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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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Patron seated in a semi-circle in a discussion at the Lit Fest Workshop


Shcomburg Center Lit Fest Outdoor Audience seated under a text outside

You can revisit the last four festivals anytime.  See the list of participating authors or watch the programs on Livestream and YouTube.

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Batala drummers performing at the Lit Fest


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