NRBF_program

 


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On Saturday and Sunday, June 20 & 21, 2009, the New Rochelle Public Library and Library Green will be transformed into an exciting marketplace of books, food, and cultural concessions for the first annual New Rochelle Festival of Books. Throughout the library and the two-day event, dozens of local and internationally-known authors and local performers will offer insightful presentations and entertaining performances. Especially for kids and their parents, a Children's Space in the library's Alphabet Garden will showcase children's books, readings, storytelling and crafts.

The Harlem Book Fair was founded in 1999 by QBR The Black Book Review as a community event and forum for African American readers to discover, experience and celebrate African American history and culture through books. From the success of that first book fair, the event has grown to become the country's largest community gathering of readers and book lovers. It has evolved into a national brand, and expanded into new markets - including New Rochelle on this June weekend! 


Event Schedule (Subject to Change)

Saturday, June 20th   9:00 am - 5:00 pm
In the Children's Space
Author Reading
Deborah Gregory (Catwalk, The Cheetah Girls) and others
Storytelling
The African Folk Heritage Circle
Children's Workshop
Nationally syndicated cartoonist, Jerry Craft (Mama's Boyz), will invite the audience to join him in learning how to create a cartoon.
Crafts

Workshops & Seminars on the 3rd Floor (Pre-registration for each session is required, call 632-7878, ext. 33)
Memoirs: Is My Story Worth Telling? (A Writing Workshop)
From Inspiration to Publication:
A Writing Workshop with novelist Grace Edwards
Publish Now!: A No-Cost, Low-Cost Publishing Workshop
From Stage to Page: Preparing Your Poetry for Publication

Outdoor Events
On-going performances by singers, poets, authors and dramatists
Rock the Word: A Spoken Word concert in celebration of New Rochelle's graduating seniors.

Panel Discussions and Author Presentations in the Ossie Davis Theater
The Urban Influence in the Visual Arts of the Americas
Juneteenth: An American Story
You Can't Box Me In: The R-Evolution of Spoken Word Poetry Readings
What Women Know About Love, Life & Loss

Sunday, June 21st   1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Discussions and Presentations in the Ossie Davis Theater
The Urban Influence in the Music and Rhythm of the Americas
Financial Literacy: Your Mindset for Wealth
Telenovelas: Out of The Past and Into The Future
Outdoor Events
On-going performances by singers, poets, authors and dramatists
Street Games