SCHOMBURG CENTER LITERARY FESTIVAL: Reading the African Diaspora
SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2019
10:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Little Readers Zone 4:00 PM | HOW TO DRAW COMICS WITH TIM FIELDER
Come on through as we have a few more MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS around 2pm in store. Back to it!
More Info from The NY Times:
SCHOMBURG CENTER LITERARY FESTIVAL: READING THE AFRICAN DIASPORA at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (June 29, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.). This free festival, the first of its kind for the Schomburg, will be a bit of a diaspora itself: It will occupy not only the center’s building, but also the block of West 135th Street between Malcolm X Boulevard and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard. Although not created expressly for children, it will offer author appearances, workshops and activities for readers from preschool through high school. The outdoor programs, which will take place rain or shine, will include live musical storytelling, in which readings of children’s books will have sonic accompaniment; and a daylong Little Readers Zone, where participants can make bookmarks, write haiku and, at 4 p.m., learn how to draw comics from the author and artist Tim Fielder. The panel YA Is Lit will feature young-adult authors discussing their work, and the Brooklyn Slam Team will host a performance by teenage poets. (Writers ages 13 to 18 can sign up at the event.) The slam team will also lead a workshop indoors at the Schomburg, where a children’s book reading will be held as well. (The website has details on times and locations.)
The lab is in heavy workmode on INFINITUM. But, sometimes we gotta make a journey out the door to talk about all things Matty’s Rocket. I have the honor of participating in a wonderful panel discussion moderated by NY Times Children’s Book Editor, Maria Russo. Fellow artists, Ibi Zobo, Jen Wang, and myself will be present at the Brooklyn Historical Society libary at 5:00 PM! Tremendous THANKS to Calvin Reid and Liz Koch!