Every now and then, an author puts the pen down to attend events or participate in other happenings to meet, greet, and get interpersonal with fans, authors, and all-around lovers of the written word.
Anticipated S.F. Powell appearances for 2018 include:
WHAT: Hosted by Harambee Books & Artworks, the UJAMAA Book Festival brings authors and readers together to celebrate the written word of the literary profession. The festival features over 30 new, emerging, and nationally recognized authors, with panel discussions and workshops aimed at expanding the knowledge of discerning readers and authors.
For more on the UJAMAA Festival, click here.
WHEN: Saturday, March 31, 2018
WHERE: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia
WHAT: Held annually since 2012, BARR is a two-day literary conference offering readers the opportunity to meet and interact with new, emerging, and nationally recognized African American authors from all writing genres. BARR also promotes literacy thru panel discussions, workshops and speakers. It is an intimate and fun gathering featuring 25-30 authors who share their experiences and sell their works.
For more on the BARR Weekend 2018, click here.
WHEN: Friday-Saturday, September 14/15, 2018
WHERE: Harborside Hotel, National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD
Here's a look back at my events last season ...
In April last year, I participated in the Sistahs On Lit (SOL) book festival (Silver Spring, MD). Founded in 2012, SOL started as a
promoting business for author’s books before taking things a step further by
hosting their annual book festival event. Loud and bouncy, the festival offered several opportunities for me to meet fellow authors.
May 2017: I was an exhibiting author at the Prince George's Spring Book Festival held at the Wayne Curry Sports & Learning Complex. The festival’s mission encourages reading and raises awareness of the importance of reading. This event featured presentations and signings by authors, workshops, literacy exhibitors, book sales, children's activities and other fun activities. While enjoying my own success at the festival, I met quite a few young authors and was rather proud of them, even making a purchase or two of their works!
Last October, I exhibited at Morgan State University in Baltimore for the 8th Annual African American Author's Expo and Multi-Cultural Book Fair (AAAE) which focuses on independent authors in the metropolitan area. Colorful and festive, the AAAE blended so many authors, artists, and wares: I had great sales and a great time!
Originally scheduled for October 13-14, 2017, sadly, this event was CANCELLED. I'm hoping the BARR hosts an event in 2018.
Here's a look at 'back in the day' with some author events and appearances from when Like Sweet Buttermilk first kicked-off (check out that old cover) ...
Hey, DMV Locals! Remember Karibu Books ...?
I was a panel member at one of their events.
And here's a shot with one of DC's celebrities. A supporter since way back when: Derrick Holmes of Vybe Band.
Every now and then, an author attends events and participates in other happenings to meet and greet and get interpersonal with fans, authors, and all-around lovers of the written word.
In Broken Benevolence, Dr. Alexander provides trauma counseling to crime victim, Cecily Brooks. Attacked during a home invasion, Cecily has more than her personal mental stresses to overcome.
Sharing the joy is fun. Book clubs do that by their very nature: reading a story together, sharing their insights, disputing a plot point. This page is for book clubs: now fans of S.F. Powell books.