2nd Annual African American Literary Festival Set for February 23, 2013
The Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc. (IAAS), a NY-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes multicultural literature and literacy, and publisher of phati’tude Literary Magazine, is pleased to announce its ANNUAL PHATI’TUDE AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERARY FESTIVAL to be held at the Queens Library Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center in Corona, on Saturday, February 23, 2013, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, during Black History Month. Admission is free and open to the public.
This year’s theme, “Celebrating Afro-Caribbean Poets & Writers,” will prominently feature writers of Afro-Caribbean descent from the Anglophone, Francophone and Hispanophone territories. The day’s activities will include workshops, a panel discussion, feature guest speakers, poetry readings, musical performances, a film premiere and book signings.
Our ANNUAL PHATI’TUDE AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERARY FESTIVAL is a day-long celebration that connects the community with local, new, and nationally-known writers that is becoming an integral part of the artistic and cultural landscape of Queens, New York, and beyond. We firmly believe that among other things, libraries give to their communities something less tangible, yet just as essential to a satisfying and productive life—nourishment for the spirit. Programs in the humanities and the arts that encourage people to think and talk about ethics and values, history, art, poetry, and other cultures are integral to both the IAAS and the Langston Hughes Community Library’s respective missions. Our ANNUAL PHATI’TUDE AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERARY FESTIVAL is one such program as it helps to illuminate the experiences, beliefs and values that unite us as human beings.