(HARLEM) – Next week is the virtual Schomburg Literary Festival 2021. I have the honor of being one of the Harlem Writers Guild authors featured at a reading on Juneteenth, which is next Saturday. Check us out!
The Virtual Edition
June 14 – 19, 2021
The Schomburg Center Literary Festival: Reading the African Diaspora expands the center’s long tradition of championing authors of African descent from across the globe and publications that celebrate Black history and culture. The day-long book festival has been reconfigured as a virtual festival taking place over six days as the Schomburg Center’s doors remain temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Throughout the week, our featured authors and books will help us explore concepts of freedom, culminating on June 19, also known in the United States as Juneteenth, a day in 1865 marking freedom for enslaved people in Galveston, Texas.
The Schomburg Center Literary Festival is generously sponsored by the New York Life Foundation and Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation.
Visit here frequently to find out about the books and authors joining us for the 2021 festival!
Book of Cures by Barbara Earl Thomas
Courtesy of Claire Oliver Gallery and Barbara Earl Thomas
Photo by Spike Mafford Photography