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Langston Hughes Stage

11:00 AM  

Opening Celebration featuring Jason Reynolds and Roxane Gay

12:45 PM   

Linda Villarosa, Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation

2:00 PM   

Kia Corthron, Moon and the Mars

Kevin McGruder, Phillip Payton: The Father of Black Harlem

Moderator: Eric Washington

3:15 PM 

Meron Hadero, A Down Home Meal for These Difficult Times

Sidik Fofana, Stories from the Tenants Downstairs

Moderator: Ainehi Edoro 

4:30 PM   

Abiodun Oyewole, The Last Poets, Gratitude (Album)


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Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Stage

10:30 AM

Woke Baby


1:00 PM

AJ Verdelle, Miss Chloe: A Literary Friendship with Toni Morrison

Moderator: Tiphanie Yanique

2:15 PM

Awaeke Emezi, You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty

Moderator: Nicole Dennis Benn

3:30 PM

Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Big Girl

Moderator: Jacqueline Woodson

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Zora Neale Hurston Stage


2:15 PM

Nikky Finney, Lovechild’s Hot Bed of Occasional Poetry: Poems and Artifacts

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Aaron Douglass Reading Room


12:00 PM

Cleyvis Natera, Neruda on the Park

1:30 PM

Mateo Askaripour, Black Buck

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American Negro Theater


12:00 PM

Workshop: Presented by Harlem Writers Guild


2:00 PM

Workshop: Presented by The Moth

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Updated 5.13.22

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