Artboard 1.png
blacklitlogo23shadow.png

BlackLIT Book Fair

powered by

 

Saturday, March 5, 2022

10AM - 5PM

The Arts Center

301 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC

Free & Open To The Public

Piedmont Nat'l Gas
ACF - 4C_edited.jpg

     A Celebration Of Local African-American Authors      

BlackLIT is an intentional effort to motivate, highlight, reaffirm, and empower cultures and the younger generation by making literacy relatable and relevant in communities of color.

 

BlackLIT showcases talented and educated African-American men, women, and children who are determined to keep a love for literacy present in our community. 

BLACKLIT.

THE POWER OF LITERACY

niat.png

Nia -Tayler Clark

  10AM - 12N  

Children's Read-Aloud

                                      Sponsored by

LOGO - Delta Sigma Theta 3.JPG

Closing the literacy gap in our community, the BlackLIT Book Fair: Children's Read-Aloud inspires children and their parents to learn, grow, and explore the world through the pages of a book.

Stimulate your child's imagination and expand their understanding of the world by building foundational skills and expressive reading.

Free Book Voucher

Each attending child will receive a BlackLIT Book Voucher for 1 FREE CHILDREN'S BOOK of their choice from participating vendors (while supplies last).

    Children's Read-Aloud Schedule    

  10:45AM  

"Tell The Truth Timmy"

by Tashonda McCormick

"Lilly"

by Tyler Brown

  11:45AM  

"Where Is My Grandpa?"

by Ruben Watson

"Queen Kia's 8-Step Guide To Friendships"

by Aniesha Jackson

FREE TO ATTEND.

  12N - 5PM  

BlackLIT Book Fair

General book fair showcasing a talented pool of African-American authors displaying a diverse selection of literary works: fiction, poetry, self-help, children’s, mental health, romance,  empowerment, and more.

Literary Café

              Presented by

highres.JPG

Attending authors and literary enthusiasts can engage in casual conversations over a cup of coffee and other refreshments while enjoying poetic expressionists read excerpts from their books. 

Emcee:  Toni Talks

Literary Cafe: Poetry By The Hour Schedule 

  1:00PM  

"Breaking The 4th" 

by Lawrence Bullock II

"The Fairy Tale That Doesn't End"

Andre Sansbury Jr.

  2:00PM  

"I Am A Dahomey Warrior"

by Dionne Hunter

 

“Growth” & "Bloom"

Janae Aiken

  3:00PM  

“Blackest of Berries”

LaTeciara Gordon

 

"The Fairy Tale That Doesn't End"

Andre Sansbury Jr.

  3PM - 4PM  

Professional Writers Panel 

Emerging or established authors of color will hear from a host of literary professionals that will provide information and guidance around the business of writing and publishing.

 

Topics will include publishing, distribution, access to funding and small business loans, and other aspects of artist development. A Q&A session follows.

Moderator:  Shakeyla Ingram  

FREE TO ATTEND.

   Professional Writers Panelists   

Access To Funding: Mini Grant

Michael Houck

Arts Council of Fayetteville | Cumberland County

Director of Grants and Allocations

Publishing

Shannon Ward

Longleaf Press

Executive Editor

Artist Development

LeJuane Bowens

Poetry-N-Motion, LLC

Founder|CEO

58 Featured Publications

Relationship

“Anatomy of My Love Poem – 2nd Edition”

Lawrence Bullock II 

Empowerment

 

“I Am A Dahomey Warrior” 

Dionne Hunter

 

“Blackest of Berries”

LaTeciara Gordon

 

“BLACKout”

LeJuane Bowens

 

“Dark Skin America”

David Spencer

Spiritual

 

“3:10 A Poetic Journey Through Life Hacks”

LeJuane Bowens

 

“Quarantined. 30 Daily Devotions for Believers Desiring to Hear God Speak”

Tre’vone McNeill

 

“Wake UP!”

Tre’vone McNeill

 

“Enjoying the Journey”

Tre’vone McNeill

History

 

“Tar Baby on the Soapbox”

Carole Boston Weatherford

General

 

“Down To Earth”

Crystal Simone Smith

Self-Help

 

“31 BLESSONS: Developing Your Own Recipes for Success”

Christen Miller

 

“31 BLESSONS: Stripped New”

Christen Miller

 

“Bloom”

Janae Aiken

 

“Seeds of Thought”

Lamar McDougald

 

“Managing Your Madness”

Nanette Buchanan

Children

 

“Queen Kia's 8-Step Guide To Friendships”

Aniesha Jackson

 

“Forgiving Angie”

Tashonda McCormick

 

“Just Me and My Dad”

Tre’vone McNeill

“My Sister My Friend”

Tre’vone McNeill

 

“Tell The Truth Timmy”

Tashonda McCormick

 

“Marquis The Great”

Nanette Buchanan

 

“Eye Yam”

Tyler Brown

 

“Lilly”

Tyler Brown

 

“Hector”

Tyler Brown

 

“A Bully and a Miracle”

Audrey Pacheco

 

“What’s with the New Kid? My Autism, My Story”

Turrell Burgess

 

“No No Sonny, Save That Money”

Crystal McLean

 

“Harmoney & The Empty Piggybank”

Crystal McLean

 

“The Historical Adventures of Miles and Nina – VOL. I”

Latasha Bethea

 

“The Historical Adventures of Miles and Nina – VOL. II”

Latasha Bethea

 

“The Historical Adventures of Miles and Nina – VOL. III”

Latasha Bethea

 

“Where is My Grandpa?”

Ruben Watson

 

“Merry and Bright with Queen Kia: A Holiday Coloring and Activity Book”

Aniesha Jackson

 

“Friendly Skies and Sunny Days”

Ruben Watson

"Cool Calvin’s No Bandanas for Me: Staying Gang Free"

Ralph Burgess

"Cool Calvin’s Solutions for the Many Faces of Bullying"

Ralph Burgess

"She Thinks She's Soo Cute!: Anti-Bully"

Ralph Burgess

"Mo The Pallbearer: Teen Anti-Gang"

Ralph Burgess

"I Can Breathe Again"

Brandon McLean

Behavioral & Mental Health

 

“31 BLESSONS: Anger Management Treatment Workbook”

Christen Miller

 

“31 BLESSONS: Substance Use Treatment Workbook”

Christen Miller

 

“31 BLESSONS: Family Violence Intervention Workbook”

Christen Miller

 

“Growth”

Janae Aiken

 

“Anywhere...But Here”

LeJuane Bowens

 

Fiction

 

“Breaking The 4th”

Lawrence Bullock II 

 

“Family Secrets, Lies, And Alibis”

Nanette Buchanan

 

“A Different Kind of Love”

Nanette Buchanan

 

“Duplicity”

Nanette Buchanan

 

“The Corner Pew”

Nanette Buchanan

 

“The Hustler's Touch”

Nanette Buchanan

 

“The Perfect Side Piece”

Nanette Buchanan

 

“The Stranger Within”

Nanette Buchanan

 

“Scattered Pieces”

Nanette Buchanan

 

“Gossip Line”

Nanette Buchanan

 

“Bonded Betrayal”

Nanette Buchanan

 

“Skeletons Beyond the Closed Door”

Nanette Buchanan

 

“Bruised Love”

Nanette Buchanan

niat.png

About BlackLIT
Meet The Founder

BlackLIT operates as a mobile bookstore and online store with supporters widespread around the U.S. In addition to books, BlackLIT offers apparel, accessories, and monthly subscription boxes.

BlackLIT highlights the literary works of Black authors and entrepreneurs.

 

What comes in a BlackLIT Box?

  • One or more books by an author of color.

  • Three to five quality products from a black-owned business.

  • Five thought-provoking writing prompts.

Receive 20% off of select items using promo code: BLACKISLIT

 Presented By

Piedmont Nat'l Gas
ACF - 4C_edited.jpg
NC Arts Council - 4C.png