4th Annual Harlem Book Fair on Long Island Saturday, September 30, 2006, at Kennedy Park, 335 Greenwich Street, in Hempstead, New York
The 4th Annual Harlem Book Fair on Long Island will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2006, at Kennedy Park, 335 Greenwich Street, in Hempstead, New York. Housed in a huge tent on the park grounds, the book fair will be a â€œrain or shineâ€ family event. The book fair will open at noon on Saturday and will close at 6:00 p.m.
This community event is designed to promote literacy and literary endeavor on Long Island. It is also an opportunity for authors to encourage our youth and dialogue with the community. Nationally acclaimed author, Donna Hill, will be among the many noted African American and Hispanic authors available for book-signing. There will also be panel discussions, readings, workshops, â€œopen mikeâ€ sessions, multi-cultural music and dance, and a variety of merchandise and food vendors. For the young people, a Childrenâ€™s Pavilion is set-aside for childrenâ€™s book authors, readings, a face painter, storytellers and other fun activities. Admission to the book fair is free.
The Harlem Book Fair, established in 1999 by Max Rodriguez, publisher of QBR The Black Book Review, has been held annually, in Harlem. Due to the Book Fairâ€™s success and Mr. Rodriguezâ€™s continued efforts to bridge the literary world and urban communities, the Book Fair has established venues across the country. The first Harlem Book Fair on Long Island debuted in 2003, in suburban Freeport, NY. San Diego, CA debuted in 2004, followed by Roxbury, MA and Buffalo, NY, in 2005. Hartford, CT debuts September 23, 2006, and the year 2007 will herald the first Harlem Book Fair in Canada.
The hosts of the Harlem Book Fair on Long Island are: The African Atlantic Genealogical Society, QBR the Black Book Review, the African American Museum and the Village of Hempstead; with the support of Verizon and Astoria Federal Savings. Other organizations on the Planning Committee are the Coordinating Agency for Spanish Americans (CASA), Nassau Literacy and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
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