Advertised and promoted throughout the Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut), the African American Literary Festival anticipates more than 1,500 book lovers and literary aficionados to attend the second annual day-long event on Saturday, February 23, 2013.
Attendees will come from the Northern Queens area, New York City and beyond to hear presentations by renowned authors and speakers and to browse the exhibitors and vendors who make up this lively festival. Easy to get to by public transportation and by car, the Queens Library’s Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center is ideally situated by a terrific transportation system with bus lines steps away and subway stations nearby. The exhibitor and vendor areas add to the Festival atmosphere.
We’re looking for booksellers, publishers, independent presses, literary/book-themed products vendor (e.g., journals, pens/writing implements, magazines, stationery, etc.), literary-oriented program or resource, and nonprofit/cultural organizations. Festival visitors learn about literacy programs throughout the state and region, sign up for newsletters and literary publications, and buy T-shirts, books, and lots of other fun things. Space is available in both the auditorium and gallery areas at the Langston Hughes Community Library where the event takes place. However, due to space constraints, we can only offer twelve 6′ x 6′ tables at $35 each.
If you’re interested in participating, please download the Exhibitor form, fill it out and email it to info [at] africanamericanliteraryfestival [dot] org. Once we receive and approve your application, we will send you an email confirmation and arrange for payment.
Applications will be considered in the order they are received. Exhibitor hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Set-up begins at 9 a.m. and must be finished by 10. We expect everyone to stay for the entire day, and breakdown will begin at 5:30 p.m. and must be finished by 6. We’ll send directions and set-up information after we receive your paid application form.