Detailed schedule 


11 AM (ET)


Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

With Eddie Glaude, Jr. and Brian Jones

Langston Hughes Stage


12:15 PM (ET)

When They Call You a Terrorist (Young Adult Edition): A Story of Black Lives Matter and the Power to Change the World

With Patrisse Cullors and Kadiatou Tubman

Langston Hughes Stage


2:00 PM (ET)  - (concurrent programs)

A Tall History of Sugar by Curdella Forbes

With Curdella Forbes and Dimitry Elias Léger

Langston Hughes Stage


Sometimes I Never Suffered: Poems by Shane McCrae

With Shane McCrae and Rio Cortez

Zora Neale Hurston Stage


3:15 PM (ET)  - (concurrent programs)

The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

With Akwaeke Emezi and Eloghosa Osunde

Langston Hughes Stage


Love from the Vortex & Other Poems by Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Ph.D

Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Ph.D and Rio Cortez

Zora Neale Hurston Stage


Coming Full Circle: From Jim Crow to Journalism by Wanda Smalls Lloyd

With Wanda Smalls Lloyd and Alexandria Neason

Nella Larsen Stage


SEPT 26 @ 4:30 PM (ET)

FICTION Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo 

READERS & WRITERS: A Conversation with Bernardine Evaristo and Roxane Gay

Langston Hughes Stage



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515 Malcolm X Boulevard (135th St and Malcolm X Blvd)

New York, NY, 10037

The Schomburg Center Literary Festival

is generously sponsored by

the New York Life Foundation and Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation