The annual Literary Arts Festival returns to Queens Library’s Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center on Saturday, December 5, 2015. This one-day festival, which celebrates writers and writing, has become one of The Borough’s leading literary events. This year’s festival is based on sharing stories and creating connections, with an impressive slate of guests from a variety of writing backgrounds—romance, civil rights movements, page-turner thrillers and more.
ADMISSION IS FREE.
Light refreshments will be served on a first come, first served basis. Books will be available for sale and signing.
Schedule at a glance:
10:30 am—Sonja D. Williams presents “Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio and Freedom”
11:00 am—Mary C. Bounds presents “A Light Shines in Harlem: New York’s First Charter School and the Movement It Led”
12:00 pm—Rochelle Alers, Renee Flagler, and Donna Hill present “For the Love of the Words: Master Storytellers on Writing Romance”
1:15 pm—Flo Anthony presents “A Writer’s Journey: Connecting the Real World to the Written World”
2:00 pm—Kwame Alexander presents “The Crossover”
3:00 pm—Meet and Greet the Authors
4:00m—MK Asante presents “Buck: A Memoir”—Author Talk and Performance
WHERE TO GO:
Langston Hughes Community Library
100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona
Train: 7 to 103 Street/Corona Plaza; Walk 5 blocks to Northern Boulevard
Bus: Q23, Q66, Q72
Queens Library’s Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center is the first public institution named for the famed poet/author of the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes. Hughes wrote more than 860 poems in his lifetime, and was heralded as an author of short stories, plays, essays, and anthologies, and as a journalist, from the 1920s until his death in 1967. The Library is the home of the Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County, housing New York State’s largest public circulating collection of print and non-print material on the Black Experience.