Hello sweeties, it has been a long time since I shared my thoughts. But, I am back. There is so much I missed talking about. I am not going to go backwards, so we are going to kick this off as if we been here all along.
I attended the Second Annual Well- Read Black Girl Festival this weekend in Brooklyn, NY. I am going to start off by saying it was a packed house. The room was full of black girls. The room had black girl magic all over the place. Looking around the room I was in awe. I was excited to be in the building. I heard some real finger snapping poetry. The Keynote speaker Patricia Smith was simple awesome. She now has a new fan. Also with the purchase of a premium ticket you received the newly released Well Read Black Girl Anthology. Which I can not wait to read.
We were treated to an awesome panel discussion with six of the contributing authors of the Anthology.
Unfortunately I had to leave after the panel discussion. Why? you ask
The event was suppose to start at 11am. At 11am we were still standing on line outside in the cold. When we were finally allowed inside we were asked to show ID before showing tickets. (I am not sure why) The seating was tight, tight, tight. You remember I said packed house right? besides tight they were very uncomfortable. I mean they truly maximized every inch of the place. So me with my messed up knees was in so much pain from the chairs I couldn’t take it anymore and had to leave. I was a little bummed about that because they had an interesting line up on the itinerary. I do have a list of authors and poets that I will be getting to know better.
So, over all I would probably attend the Third Annual Well-Read Black Girl Festival and you should too!!!!
Sugar & Spice Book Club is having a literary event 2019. http://www.literarymadness2019.eventbrite.com for tickets and more info.
Join us in MD October 4-5 2019 for B.A.R.R. (Black Authors Readers Rock ) weekend http://www.blackauthorsandreadersrock.com
Take away for this post.
Get to know Well-Read Black Girl.
Mark your calendar’s for March 9, 2019 “Literary Madness” get tickets now
Join us at B.A.R.R
Ciao sweeties, until next time