Black Book Festival 2020 Online

University London

12 Sep-2020

Black Book Festival 2020 Online

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The Black Book Festival is a unique showcase for African-Caribbean writers, publishers, illustrators and booksellers. This one-day festival is aimed at both the general community and the trade organisations in order to support and nurture a vibrant and empowering Black publishing industry. The festival consists of online workshops, film, interviews and presentations all related to the publishing industry and delivered by specialists in their area.


Online Event
University London
United Kingdom


12 Sep 2020, Saturday, 11:30 AM
12 Sep 2020, Saturday, 05:30 PM

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Featured Authors Publications
  • Professor Kehinde Andrews
Back to Black: Black Radicalism for the 21st Century
  • Reni K. Amayo
Daughters of Nri
  • Sandra Agard
Harriet Tubman: A Journey to Freedom
  • Robin Walker
When We Ruled
  • Derek Owusu
That Reminds Me
  • David Simon
How to Unlock Your Genius Using Black History

The 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 contributed to Black British culture, to the African-Caribbean diaspora, globally, in the fields of radical book publishing, education, cultural heritage sector, and for their pioneering grassroots community and socio-political activism.


Black Book Festival 2020 Online: Exploring the World of Black Books






Black Book Festival 2020 Online: Exploring the World of Black Books


11.30am – 12pm


12pm -  12.10pm

Welcome and introductions                                                 


Awards and achievements

12.10pm  - 12.30pm

The Art of African-Caribbean storytelling with author Sandra Agard 



12.35pm to 12.55pm


Spotlight on Black British writers: Pamela Haynes and Anton Marks (Science fiction) in conversation with Juliet Alexander 

 12.55pm – 1pm


1pm – 1.20pm


Tell Your Story, Write Your Book with Winsome Duncan of Peaches Publications

1.20pm – 1.40pm

1.40pm – 1.55pm


On Publishing: Daniella Blechner  (Conscious Dreams)

Michael Williams of Bis Publications on Publishing 

1.55pm – 2.25pm

Derek Owusu in conversation with June Reid 13

2.25pm – 2.35pm (10 minute break)


2.35pm – 2.50pm

On Becoming a Writer with David Simon

2.50pm – 2.55pm


2.55pm – 3.25pm

Black Radicalism for the 21st Century with Professor Kehinde Andrews introduced by Juliet Alexander 

3.25pm – 3.40pm

Toni Morrison tribute with Sandra A. Agard

3.40pm – 4.10pm

Looking for Talent with Nancy Adimora (Harper Collins)

4.10pm – 4.40pm

Black Books Matter with Robin Walker

4.40pm to 5.10pm

In conversation with Reni K. Amayo, author of Daughters of Nri in conversation with Lynda Rosenior-Patten


5.10pm – 5.20pm

How To Promote Your Book in America with Donna Gray-Banks and Vanesse  Lloyd-Sgambati

5.20pm – 5.35pm

Lifetime Achievement Award to be accepted by Eric Huntley, in honour of the late Jessica Huntley

5.35pm – 5.40pm

End of festival and thank you to all


Revised 10.9.20



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