Bronx Book Fair 2021

Published on July 21, 2021, 10:01 am
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Poets Network & Exchange, announces its annual Bronx Book Fair July 30-31, 2021. This is our second virtual fair since the start of the pandemic. We were determined to proceed with our annual Bronx Book Fair and not to disappoint our community.

Our Keynotes are Bronx Keynote Speaker Derrick M. Guest and Keynote Speaker Dr. Rajika Bhandari.

Derrick M. Guest is a South Bronx native and teacher. He is the author of Opportunity Knocked Next Door (August 2019.) 

Rajika Bhandari is the author of the forthcoming memoir, America Calling: A Foreign Student in a Country of Possibility. She is an international higher education expert, a widely published author, and a sought-after speaker on issues of international education, skilled immigrants, and educational and cultural diplomacy. 

This year we will present for the first time the Bronx Book Fair Recognition Award to authors Maria Aponte, Bobby Gonzalez, Keisha Molby-Baez and Janifer P. Wilson.

Our authors are Yokairy Tavarez, Edward D. Currelley, Nzinga Christina Reid, Janice Nahshal, Troy Johnson, Adrienne Whaley, Colie Aziza, Meredith Trede, Bertha Rogers, Janel Cloyd Oyaande, Mutiu Olawuyi, Ginnah Howard, Mireya Perez-Bustillo, Eva Petropoulou Lianoy, Danielle Stelluto, Oswald Okaitei, Harlem Writers Guild and Beat Poet Laureates Carlo Parcelli, Lee Pennington, Lorraine Currelley, John B. Burroughs, William F. DeVault and George Wallace among many others.

Making herstory in 2017 I became the first female executive director for the Bronx Book Fair. We witness growth in attendance, community and author participation and engagement. I had a vision for what the Bronx Book Fair could become. Developing programming that speaks to literary interests, and social justice equity for our Bronx community. We thank the Bronx Council on the Arts, Poets & Writers, private donations, Bronx Library Center, for in kind services and our volunteers for their support over the years. We applaud Poets Network & Exchange, our board and staff for their work over these years. 

We look forward to Bronx Book Fair 2021 and the exciting programming and our phenomenal participants.

This is a virtual online event via Zoom.

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