Author Events and Happenings

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:

Happenings 2018

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


2017 Events

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. BARR is hosting an event in September 2018.


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