— Major Writers’ Festivals Collaborate In Promotion —
Harlem, NY — The 11th Annual PEN World Voices of International Literature, “On Africa,” New York City, May 4-10, 2015. 100 writers from 30 countries will gather in New York City to celebrate the transformative power of the written word. This year’s program, co-curated by acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Americanah), takes you beyond the news by providing a rare chance to hear voices and perspectives from contemporary Africa and its diaspora. Join in a wide range of debates, readings, workshops, and performances in venues from Lower Manhattan and Harlem to Brooklyn and the Bronx, and engage with emerging and established international authors in new and profound ways.
PEN World Voices Festival will showcase writers of the African Diaspora in May 2015, and the Harlem Book Fair will showcase writers of both the Caribbean and African Diaspora during its festival on July 18th. Embracing the theme ‘Global I Am’, both festivals will explore black contribution to global culture through books, writers and writing.
About the Harlem Book Fair:
The presentation of the QBR Wheatley Book Awards will open the Harlem Book Fair on the evening of July 17th. The program blends awards presentations into an entertaining evening of music, letters, and stellar performances. The Wheatley Awards are open to industry professionals, independent authors and publishers, media, readers and the general public. To reserve seating for the QBR Wheatley Book Awards, visit the Harlem Book Fair website or EventBrite.com. To submit your book for Book Award consideration, visit the Harlem Book Fair to download and submit the Book Award Submission form.
The Harlem Book Fair invites publishers, independent authors, book vendors, and artists to exhibit, promote and sell their work to its receptive audience. Applications are available online at www.harlembookfair.com. The Harlem Book Fair is a family event that is free and open to all.