Black History Month

Literary Weekend

Celebrating Literacy AND Our History!

February 23-25, 2023


Join us for three days of music and books as we bring this premier Black History Month celebration to the DMV! 


Thursday, Feb. 23

Welcome Social at Republic Garden (Silver spring)


Friday, Feb. 24

School Visits 

Book chat and signing at Barnes & Noble Bookstore

(Bowie Town Center)


Saturday, Feb. 25

The Ivory and Cream Affair Literary Jazz Brunch!


Service Project 

Bring a new or gently used children's book to any Black History Month Literary Weekend event. All books will be donated to Books Breaking Borders!


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Dr. AudreyAnn Moses
Shartia Love Jones
Henry L. Razor
Shenitha Burton
Dr. Emily Woolcock
Chef Diana Riley
Michelle Knight
Marc Beasejour

Special Guest

Marita Golden, Literary Consultant and Hurston/Wright Foundation Co-Founder

Guest Speaker

Lisa McNair, author and younger sister of Denise McNair, one of the four little girls killed in the 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama


Nerd the Poet, Author, Spoken Word Artist, host of DC Refresh

Live Music

Act 3 Jazz Ensemble

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