4th Annual Harlem Book Fair on Long Island A Huge Success, 2007 Harlem Book Fair Scheduled for September 29, 2007
NEW YORK, (RUSHPRNEWS) September 5, 2007- The 5th Annual Harlem Book Fair on Long Island willl be held on (9/29/2007) SAVE THE DATE at The Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road, Freeport, NY 11520 The book fair opens at noon on Saturday and will close at 6:00 p.m.
The community event was designed to promote literacy and literary endeavor on Long Island. It is also an opportunity for authors to encourage our youth and dialogue with the community. Nationally acclaimed author, Donna Hill, was among the many noted African American and Hispanic authors available for book-signing. There were panel discussions, readings, workshops, open mike, sessions, multi-cultural music and dance, and a variety of merchandise and food vendors. For the young people, a Children’s Pavilion was set-aside for children’s book authors, readings, a face painter, storytellers and other fun activities. Admission to the book fair was free.
The Harlem Book Fair, established in 1999 by Max Rodriguez, publisher of QBR The Black Book Review, has been held annually, in Harlem. Due to the Book Fair’s success and Mr. Rodriguez’s continued efforts to bridge the literary world and urban communities, the Book Fair has established venues across the country. The first Harlem Book Fair on Long Island debuted in 2003, in suburban Freeport, NY. San Diego, CA debuted in 2004, followed by Roxbury, MA and Buffalo, NY, in 2005. Hartford, CT debuts September 23, 2006, and the year 2007 will herald the first Harlem Book Fair in Canada.
RushPRNews.com and NYCBlackSearch.com has been named media sponsors for the 2007 Harlem Book Fair on Long Island.
The hosts of the Harlem Book Fair on Long Island for the calendar year 2006: The African Atlantic Genealogical Society, QBR the Black Book Review, the African American Museum and the Village of Hempstead; with the support of Verizon and Astoria Federal Savings. Other organizations on the Planning Committee are the Coordinating Agency for Spanish Americans (CASA), Nassau Literacy and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
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