African American book Festival
Austin’s African American Book Festival
Date: Saturday, June 23, 2012; 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Carver Branch Library, 1161 Angelina Street and
Carver Museum & Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina Street
Austin, Texas 78702-2034
Contact: Peggy Terry by email at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Carver Branch Library – 512.974.6832, or
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Award winning authors Bernice L. McFadden and Elizabeth Nunez will be the featured speakers at Austin’s 2012 African American Book Festival, June 23, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Carver Museum and Library in East Austin.
Now in its sixth year, the African American Book Festival is an intergenerational event to promote literature, reading, writing and library usage within the African American community. It is free and open to the public.
The theme of this year’s festival is “Bronze Musings: Conversations about black life in literature.” Festival founder Rosalind Oliphant said of Nunez and McFadden, “they stretch our thinking through the depth of their work.”
In her latest release, “Gathering of Waters,” McFadden explores hatred, race, longing and lasting love. The book uses the murder of Emmitt Till as a central event. The New York Times review calls the book “beautiful and evocative.”
“Boundaries,” the latest novel by Nunez, is the story of Anna, a Caribbean immigrant who must navigate the customs of her native culture and deal with the literary segregation she encounters working for a major publisher.
In addition to talks by these award-winning novelists, local academics and authors will lead discussions on the influences and portrayals of African American life in contemporary literature including “The Help” and Steve Harvey’s “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.” Both books are bestsellers and have had their share of controversy. Join other festival goers and find out why.
For more information on the festival go to www.aabookfest.com
Event Start Date/Time: 06/23/2012 10:00AM
Event End Date/Time: 06/23/2012 4:00PM
Venue Name: CARVER LIBRARY & MUSEUM
Address: 1161 ANGELINA
Address 2: 1165 ANGELINA
Email Address: email@example.com
Name: AA Book Festival
Telephone: (xxx) xxx-xxxx
Web Address: www.aabookfest.com
Designation: not for profit
Price Range: free
Name: Peggy Terry
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