Arts & Culture

Black Book Festival: A Showcase of African & Caribbean Writing

11:00 am - 7:00 pm | 14 March 2020
Goldsmiths, University of London | £10

The Black Book Festival is a celebration and showcase of African-Caribbean writing and global Black writing in general.

This is an event that presents the work of old and new writers, publishers, booksellers and artists.

Visitors can browse the numerous stalls on display or/and attend the varied workshops that are designed to inform and educate industry practitioners and the wider community about the book industry and how to use books to empower the African-Caribbean community.

Featured Authors:

Lifetime Achievement Award 2020 to be awarded to Mr Eric Huntley of Bogle L’Ouverture Publications for the work that he and his late wife, Jessica Huntley, have done for the African-Caribbean community in publishing and activism.


  • 12 – 12.30 PM Selling and Distributing Books to the African American Market with Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati (USA)
  • 12.45 -1.15 PM Afrofuturism: In conversation with science fiction writer, Chiemeka Nicely
  • 12.45 – 1.15 PM  African-Caribbean storytelling for children with Sandra A. Agard
  • 1.30 – 2 PM In-conversation with novelist Derek Owusu
  • 1.30 – 2 PM Seven steps to writing a great book with Denise Roberts
  • 2.15 – 2.45 PM Black Radicalism for the 21st Century with Prof Kehinde Andrews
  • 2.15 – 2.45 PM Black Book Publishing: The story of Conscious Dreams Publishing
  • 3.45 – 4.15 PM How to Unlock Your Child’s Genius (family workshop) with David Simon
  • 3.45 – 4.15 PM Women writers speak: Hear our Story with Pamela Haynes & Sharon Fevrier
  • 4.30 – 5 PM In-conversation with novelist Reni K. Amayo: Daughters of Nri
  • 4.30 – 5 PM Celebrating Science Week with Black Scientists and Inventors series creator Michael Williams
  • 5.15 – 5.45 PM Lifetime Achievement award to Eric and Jessica (posthumous) Huntley
    Book launch: How to Unlock Your Genius Using Black History by David Simon
  • Toni Morrison tribute

Free entry for children under 16 years of age.

Purchase your tickets here

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