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5th ANNUAL 

SCHOMBURG CENTER LITERARY FESTIVAL

SATURDAY, JUNE 17 2023

ABOUT

Video by APM World/Emmanuel Agbeble

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COMING SOON

SCHOMBURG CENTER LITERARY FESTIVAL

June 17, 2023  | 11 AM to 6 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.

 

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.

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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.

Talks

REWIND:  

2022 FESTIVAL

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Take a look back at 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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SHOP PAST FESTIVALS

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

TAKE A LOOK BACK 
 

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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