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Friends 2nd Annual Book Fair & Literary Festival

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 5:00 PM


The Friends of the Auburn Avenue Research Library in conjunction with Sisters of Today & Tomorrow, invites YOU to our 2nd Annual Book Fair & Literary Festival, “Celebrating Art, Music and Literary works”, Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10am-6pm, at Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, 101 Auburn Avenue, downtown, Atlanta, Georgia. Open to the Public. Free of charge.The Literary Festival will honor the 50th Anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards and 25th Anniversary of Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture & History, by kicking off Sisters of Today and Tomorrow’s (SOT) “Sisters Circle” discussion featuring young adult authors Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal of the book YA Book Club- I'm Not Dying With You Tonight, with a very important discussion on race relations, facilitated by WrittenMag Gipson’s Michelle Gipson.The book fair & festival will include an author’s panel, writer’s workshops, children’s activities, including face painting & story-time, with performers, poets and a DJ through-out the day to liven things up,” says Carla Morrison, Literary Festival Director & President of the Friends of Auburn Avenue Research Library; “culminating the afternoon with a cipher of musical artists, musicians and poets.” “We are really excited about this year’s literary festival,” states Yvette Jackson, Book Fair Chairwoman. “We have 16 authors, 12 musicians, 3 workshops, and three panel discussions, with a bunch of other activities happening simultaneously”. There will also be a private reception the night before, featuring author Travis Hunter with Written Magazine Editor Michelle Gipson in a master class about independent publishing vs. main stream publishing; And Hunter’s latest book "Married, But Not Really”, will be on sale. “This special event is for participating festival authors, members of the Friends of AARL, volunteers and librarians throughout Fulton County Library System,” says Morrison. #CommunityPartners: Sisters of Today & Tomorrow, Big Bethel AME Church, @Notes for Notes, and Fulton County Government Commissioner Marvin Arrington Jr.#Sponsoredby: The small business members of Friends of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture & History and The Mr. Everything Cafe'.#MediaSponsors: Not Just Nollywood and Chit Chat Communications.For more information, log onto: www.SOT2Girls.org or call the Friends of Auburn Avenue Research Library at (404) 319-2130 or follow: @AARLFriend #FOAARLLitFest19 on all social media platforms.

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