2011 Festival

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phati’tude Literary Magazine held its 1st Annual phati’tude African American Literary Festival in celebration of Black History Month. The event was held at the Queens Library’s Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center in Corona, New York, on February 26, 2011 from 10:00am-4:00pm, which was free and open to the public.

The Festival’s mission is to promote literacy and increase the awareness of African American literature with a day-long celebration that includes workshops, panel discussion, poetry readings, a musical performance, a short-film premiere and book signings. Check out photos of the event at Flickr.

The 1ST ANNUAL PHATI’TUDE AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERARY FESTIVAL
was held at the Queens Library’s Langston Community Library & Cultural Center in Corona, New York

FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST
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TARA BETTS
Poet, Writer, Teacher, Activist

WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED BY:

LOUIS REYES RIVERA
The Key to Good Writing

SHARON DENNIS WYETH
Writing for Young Readers is “Something Beautiful”

RON KAVANAUGH
Community Publishing

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PANEL DISCUSSION ON AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
moderated by Gabrielle David, phati’tude Editor-in-Chief

FEATURING
Louis Reyes Rivera, Gabrielle David, Reginald Harris, Sharon Dennis Wyeth, Ron Kavanaugh

THE PREMIERE OF “DUST”
BOOK SHANE
a film produced & directed by Shane Book based on his poetry collection
Ceiling of Sticks (Univ. of Nebraska Press)
winner of the 2009 Prairie Schooner Book Press

WITH PERFORMANCES BY:

URBAN WORD LHL-POETRY-KIDS

SPONSORED BY:

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THE FIRST ANNUAL PHATI’TUDE AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERARY FESTIVAL is a program of the Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc. (IAAS) and is co-sponsored by Queens Library’s Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, with grants received from the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Council Discretionary Grant from Councilmember Julissa Ferreras, Queens Library, Library Action Committee of Corona-East Elmhurst, Inc. and private donations and contributions.

The Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc. (IAAS) is sincerely grateful for its Sponsors: National Writers Union (NWA), HarperCollins Publishers, Scholastic, Inc., Duke University Press, Pepsi Bottling Company of New York and Frito-Lay, with funding made possible, in part, by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and private donations and contributions.

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