The Leimert Park Village Book Fair Announces Its Extended Lineup of Headliners, Crowd Pleasers and Fan Favorites

LOS ANGELES – The Leimert Park Village Book Fair is gearing up for its 10th anniversary with a lineup of headliners, crowd pleasers and fan favorites sure to offer an intellectually engaging day, promoting literacy. The producers are excited to announce its line up, which consists of  a mix of best-selling and celebrity authors and chefs, scholars, tv personalities and even a Grammy Award winning recording artist! The book fair’s tribute to the love of reading cleverly merges the worlds of literary, entertainment and culinary arts, offering an eclectic mix of literature, art, music and food.

“Voted One of LA’s Five Best Annual Book Festivals,” the renowned Leimert Park Village Book Fair  (LPVBF) will celebrate TURNING 10! on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the outdoor promenade of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza (BHCP), located at 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in LA. This year, the book fair will be held outdoors, and luckily, it rarely rains in Southern California! Thousands are expected to flock once again to this family-oriented festival held in the heart of Leimert Park, the epicenter of the Los Angeles area African American arts, intellectual and literary scene. 

The LPVBF is produced by Exum and Associates in collaboration with the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; and Capri Capital Partners of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw. Philanthropists and art historians Dr. Bernard W. and Shirley Kinsey serve as the book fair’s chairpersons, leading the fund-raising efforts and increasing the book fair’s brand awareness in the corporate community. 

And so, without further ado … here’s an extended lineup of headliners, crowd pleasers and fan favorites participating in this year’s book fair:

THE HEADLINERS

Zane Zane is a New York Times best-selling author of 32 titles. She is considered one of, if not the most, powerful African-American females in the publishing industry. As the publisher of Strebor Books International -- an imprint of ATRIA Books/Simon and Schuster, and the third largest publishing corporation in America -- Zane is responsible for acquiring and publishing three to six titles per month. Strebor has hundreds of titles in print and boasts such esteemed authors as the Honorable Judge Greg Mathis, New York Times best-selling author Omar Tyree. Most recently, Zane published “Make it Last Forever” by Grammy-winning recording artist Keith Sweat and the New York Times Best Seller “Mayor For Life: The Incredible Story Marion Barry, Jr. Story.” But, Zane is more than an author, she’s a brand. She’s known globally and her books have been translated into several different languages including Japanese, Thai, Danish, Polish, Czech, and Greek. Her latest release is “Vengeance.”


Fun Facts:

  1. Zane is the only African-American woman to write books, publish books, create, executive produce, and script television series simultaneously.
  2. Until 2006, Zane, Toni Morrison and Terri McMillan were the only three African-American females to make the print list of the New York Times Best Seller List in this century.

 

April RyanWhite House Correspondent April Ryan has a unique vantage point as the only African America female reporter covering urban issues from the White House – a position she’s held since the Clinton era.  On behalf of the American Urban Radio Networks (AURN), and through her "Fabric of America" news blog, Ryan delivers her readership and listeners – that is, millions of African Americans and close to 300 radio affiliates -- a unique urban and minority perspective in news. Her position as a White House correspondent has afforded her unusual insight into the racial sensitivities, issues, and attendant political struggles of our nation’s last three presidents.  She can be seen almost daily on television as a political analyst on cable news, namely MSNBC, and its lineup of programs, such as “Hardball with Chris Matthews.”  Ryan is the author of the award winning book, “The Presidency in Black and White” and the forthcoming book, “At Mama’s Knee: Mothers And Race In Black And White,” due for release in January 2017.

Dr. Julianne Malveaux — Dr. Julianne Malveaux is recognized for her progressive and insightful observations. She is also a labor economist, noted author and commentator, and has been described by Dr. Cornel West as “the most iconoclastic public intellectual in the country.” Her contributions to the public dialogue on issues such as race, culture, gender, and its economic impacts, are shaping public opinion in 21st century America. Also, for five years, Dr. Malveaux served as the 15th president of Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, NC, America’s oldest historically Black college for women. She is the author of her new release, “Are We Better Off?” a timely, poignant and needed review of President Barack Obama’s time in office. Pulling from over eight years of published columns, opinions and research, Dr. Malveaux breaks down, pieces together and submits a thought-provoking outlook on Obama’s successes, missteps and plateaus.

Meagan Good – Megan Good began acting in commercials at the age of four, and has grown into one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses in both television and film. Recently, she starred as Lara Vega on FOX’s "Minority Report." Her film credits include “Think Like a Man Too,” “Jumping the Broom,” “Stomp the Yard,” “You Got Served” and “Deliver Us From Eva” – just to name a few. This year, Good also released the highly-anticipated book,  The Wait: A Powerful Practice to Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love,” co-written with her husband, producer DeVon Franklin. The book remained on The New York Times Best Sellers List for six consecutive weeks, and has sold more than 100,000 copies to date. 

DeVon Franklin — As a producer, published author, preacher and media personality, DeVon Franklin is using the power of entertainment to bring inspiration and motivation to the masses. “Ebony Magazine” named him one of the “Top 100 Influential African-Americans in America” and Beliefnet named him one of the “Most Influential Christians Under 40.” Franklin serves as the President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a new first-look production company with Sony Pictures Entertainment. Earlier this year, Franklin released the first film under the Franklin Entertainment banner, “Miracle From Heaven.” The film, which stars Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah, was made for a modest $13 million and has earned over $72 million at the box office to date. This year, Franklin also released his highly-anticipated second book, “The Wait: A Powerful Practice to Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love.” Co-written with his wife, actress Meagan Good, the book remained on The New York Times Best Sellers List for six consecutive weeks, and has sold more than 100,000 copies to date. Franklin is also the author of the best-selling book, “Produced By Faith,” a how-to guide about finding success without compromising your faith.  

Bobby Brown — A singer, dancer, and all-around amazing performer, Bobby Brown first became famous at the age of 14 as a part of the all-boy Boston group, New Edition. But it was his solo career and the release of his 1988 album, “Don’t Be Cruel,” with its chart-topping title track, as well as hit songs “My Prerogative” and “Every Little Step,” that made him famous. As he toured the world, wowing fans, scoring hit after hit, earning millions, Brown found himself the fodder of tabloids. When he married the most celebrated singer in the world at the time, pop princess Whitney Houston, he began a life under a microscope.  Now the man behind the misconceptions, rumors, and lies bares his soul in his new book, “Every Little Step.” In this honest, raw, and at times heartbreaking account, Brown tells the truth and reveals what really happened when he left New Edition to launch his solo career; the tales of his relationships with some of the most prominent pop divas in the world, including intimate details of his marriage to Houston that describe the purity of their love and the devastation he felt as it crumbled. 

Charles Wright — A pioneering force in soul and funk music, Charles Wright and his band, the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, toured the world and scored hit after hit on Billboard’s pop and R & B charts. Their hits include “Do Your Thing,” “Till You Get Enough,” ”Love Land,” and the group’s most iconic song, “Express Yourself.” “Express Yourself,” written by Wright, has been sampled by various hip hop artists, including N.W.A., and has been used for many soundtracks of movies, including “Remember the Titans,” “Cheaper by the Dozen2,” and “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” plus a ton of television commercials. The song has also been used by such companies and brands as Nokia, Nike, Tide, Kohl’s, the PGA and the NBA. Once the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band disbanded, Wright went on to enjoy a successful solo career, releasing several albums, including the latest, “Let’s Make Love Tonight.” He is the author of “Up From Where We’re Come.”


THE CROWD PLEASERS

Rolonda Watts — For more than three decades Watts’s name, face, and now, even her distinctive voice, have been known by audiences of all ages everywhere, thanks to her credits in print, online, radio, television and film. Most know her as just, Rolonda, under which she launched her own internationally-syndicated eponymous talk show, produced by Watts Works Productions and King World Productions. The talker, “Rolonda,” ran four-season from 1994 to1998, and Watts has not stopped running her mouth since! Today she continues as host and executive producer of “Sundays with Rolonda,” a one-hour lifestyle and celebrity interview show on CBS as part of the network’s new CBS Local Digital Media Platform called, Play.It. She’s also a regular commentator and fill-in host on HLN’s “Dr. Drew."  And as a voice artist, she’s the announcer of  “Divorce Court” as well as the “Judge Joe Brown” court show and many television commercials. Children may recognize her voice as Professor Wiseman on “Curious George.” Watts is excited to debut her first novel, “Destiny Lingers” at the book fair. 

Flo Anthony Media personality Flo Anthony hosts the daily nationally-syndicated radio show “Gossip On The Go With Flo,” heard in more than 20 markets. Author of the Black Expressions best-selling novel, “Deadly Stuff Players,” Anthony is also the publisher/editor-in-chief of blacknoir.nyc  and writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column, “Go With The Flo,” as well as a monthly column “Big Apple Buzz” in Resident Magazine.  She is the first African American to work in the New York Post’s entertainment department, and the paper’s best known "Page Six” gossip section. She worked at the New York Post for nearly a decade before leaving to helm her own column. She is the author of “One Last Deadly Play.”

Erin Audray KaplanErin Aubry Kaplan is a Los Angeles journalist and columnist who has written about African-American political, economic and cultural issues since 1992. She is currently a contributing editor to the op-ed section of the Los Angeles Times, and from 2005 to 2007 was a weekly op-ed columnist, and the first Black weekly op-ed columnist in the paper’s history. She has been a staff writer and columnist for the LA Weekly and New Times Los Angeles. She is a regular contributor for many publications, including Salon.com, Essence, Black Enterprise, BlackAmericaWeb, Ms. and the Independent. She is also a regular columnist for make/shift, a quarterly, cutting-edge feminist magazine that launched in 2007. She won the PEN Center West award for journalism in 2001 for an LA Weekly piece, "Blue Like Me," a personal exploration of the link between depression and the racial struggle. Kaplan is the author of “I Heart Obama,” a personal and cultural exploration of President Barack Obama as a Black president, Black icon and Black folk hero.

Roy Albert Andrade — Roy Albert Andrade was born in Pacoima, Calif. and at 12 years old was persuaded by gang members to join them for his own safety with the promise of protection from bullies and rival gangs. Having no family structure of his own, Andrade joined one of the many Latino gangs or “families” as they called themselves, and was known by the street name of “Killer.” Briefly incarcerated, Andrade was exonerated. Still, Andrade used his time in prison to interview others about the crimes they had committed. Developing a passion for writing, Andrade went on to pursue a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona.  He decided to write his first novel based upon those prison interviews. He is the author of two best-selling books, including “Cultivating the DNA of Crime” and “Virula: Renaissance Outlaw.” 

Matty Rich  Matty Rich is highly regarded as one of the pioneering Black filmmakers, along with Spike Lee, John Singleton and Mario Van Peebles, who prominently dominated the Hollywood scene in the early 90’s. He gained major recognition as an acclaimed 19-year-old writer/director/producer in his award-winning and critically-acclaimed directorial debut of “Straight out of Brooklyn.”  The film took home a plethora of awards, winning the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival; the NAACP Image Award; the Independent Spirit Award; the CEBA Award; the Big Apple Award; the Producer’s Guild of America Award; and the Nova Award. Made for $77,000, “Straight Out of Brooklyn” can be seen on television, and one of the most requested films during Black History Month. Rich signed a deal with Simon and Schuster to co-author the novel, “Bev,” a gripping novel that centers on the real-life story of a little-known figure in the civil rights movement – a white social worker by the name of Beverly Luther. Rich has also secured the movie rights to the book for a film adaptation.

FAN FAVORITES

Tananarive Due – Tananarive Due is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter who teaches Afrofuturism and creative writing at UCLA. The American Book Award winner and NAACP Image Award recipient is the author of 12 novels and a civil rights memoir. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus, and has been named to The Grio 100 and Ebony magazine’s Power 100. Her latest, a short story collection titled “Ghost Summer,” was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. She and her husband, Steven Barnes, recently sold an adaptation of her haunted house/possession novel “The Good House” to cable television and her novel “My Soul to Keep” is also currently under option. In 2013, Due and her husband/collaborator Barnes co-wrote a short film, “Danger Word,” based on their YA zombie novel “Devil’s Wake” – which they co-produced with director Luchina Fisher – was nominated for Best Narrative Short at the BronzeLens Film Festival and the Pan African Film Festival.

Steven Barnes  -- Steve Barnes is a New York Times best-selling author who has written more than 30 science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels. He is also a pioneering science fiction television writer. His “Stitch in Time” episode of “The Outer Limits” won an Emmy for star Amanda Plummer. The NAACP Image Award winner also has written for “The New Twilight Zone,” “StarGate SG-1,” Andromeda,” and “Ben 10: Alien Force.” Octavia E. Butler called Barnes’s Endeavor-Award winning novel Lion’s Blood “imaginative, well researched, well written, and devastating.” He has been nominated for Hugo, Nebula and Cable Ace Awards. Barnes, along with his wife, Tananarive Due, recently sold an adaptation of the haunted house/possession novel “The Good House” to cable television. In 2013, Barnes and Due co-wrote a short film, “Danger Word,” based on their YA zombie novel “Devil’s Wake” – which they co-produced with director Luchina Fisher – was nominated for Best Narrative Short at the BronzeLens Film Festival and the Pan African Film Festival. His latest release is the “Seascape Tattoo” in collaboration with Larry Nivens. 

Pamela Samuels Young Pamela Samuels Young is an attorney and novelist whose award-winning legal thrillers are known for their unexpected twists and strong female characters. Dubbed  the "John Grisham with a sister’s twist," Young has penned seven thrillers, including her latest, “Lawful Deception.” Her novel, “Anybody's Daughter,” won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Fiction and was a top ten pick by In the Margins, the best books for at-risk teens. A natural hair enthusiast, Young is also the author of “Kinky Coily: A Natural Hair Resource Guide.” The Compton native has achieved a successful writing career while working as managing counsel for Labor and Employment Law at Toyota. 

Gary Phillips – Raised in South Central LA, Gary Phillips is a critically-acclaimed author of mysteries and graphic novels. Recent work includes the upcoming comics mini-series “Vigilante: Southland” and co-writer of “Peepland” with Christa Faust  He has short stories in “Echoes of Sherlock Holmes;” “The Highway Kind: Tales of Fast Cars, Desperate Drivers, and Dark Roads;” “Blood on the Bayou;” as well as co-editor of “44 Caliber Funk: Tales of Crime, Soul and Payback.”  He is president of the Private Eye Writers of America.

The Kinseys Married for more than 40 years, Bernard and Shirley Kinsey are known for theirincredible collection of African-American art, books and manuscripts that document and tell the remarkable story of African Americans triumphs and struggles from 1632 to the present. They are the authors of “The Kinsey Collection,” a 155-page coffee-table book that showcases the couple's incredible art collection, reflecting a rich cultural and historical heritage.

Plus, the SPEAKERS AND PREACHERS

Ramsey Jay Jr. Ramsey Jay Jr., is a Wall Street-trained, Ivy League-educated finance professional with more than a decade of global investment management experience. Jay is also a widely-recognized leadership development adviser, communication consultant, and international motivational speaker driven by his mission to “Empower Dreamers to Become Achievers,” the title of his recently released book. His “3P's” methodology – that is, Possible, Probable, Predictable – has provided the pragmatic framework enabling others to achieve academic, professional and civic centered success. Named by Ebony magazine as one of the top “30 Young Leaders Under 30,” he recently delivered opening remarks at the White House where President Obama and the First Lady hosted an event honoring Ray Charles.

Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey During Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey’s 20-year career with the LAPD,  the nation’s third largest police force, she worked a variety assignments, including vice, narcotics, patrol and the infamous gang unit CRASH (that is, Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums). Now that the retired sergeant has unpinned her badge,  she’s an expert in law enforcement, offering commentary on on issues making headlines related to abuse under the color of authority, such as racial profiling, use of force, and deadly force. As a Black female, she brings a fresh perspective on such issues as police brutality, domestic abuse, child abuse, etc. She’s appeared on cable news, including programs on CNN, MSNBC, and HLN. Sgt. Dorsey is a community advocate and police expert, educating the public in police policy and procedures as well as understating police culture and deciphering police code talk. She is the author of “The Creation Of A Manifesto: Black & Blue,” an autobiography that pulls the covers off the LAPD and provides an unfiltered look into the department’s internal processes. 

Corey PeguseCorey Pegues  a Queens, New York native is a retired NYPD executive, a community leader, and an expert on police-related topics. His career spans more than two decades, retiring as the commanding officer of the 67th Precinct in New York City. Pegues has appeared on various television and syndicated radio talk shows, including CNN, Al Jazeera America, ARISE America, the Michael Baisden Show, and BET.com, offering his expert analysis and opinion in the field of law enforcement. He is the author of “Once a Cop,” which tells his story about his journey from the wrong side of the tracks to becoming one of the highest-ranked officers in the NYPD. 

Bishop Dr. Corletta Vaughn ­— Bishop Dr. Corletta Vaughn is a pastor, life coach, reality star and author. A trailblazer and pioneer, she was called to the ministry in 1974. She is Detroit’s first African-American female bishop, and has been serving as a woman of the cloth for more than 40 years. She was consecrated as a bishop in 1995, and today she’s the senior pastor of the Holy Ghost Cathedral in Detroit, and the presiding bishop of Go Tell It Evangelistic Ministry Worldwide. She serves more than 70 churches across the country, and more than 1,300 ministries globally. A fixture in Detroit, Bishop Vaughn became nationally known as a cast member on Oxygen’s popular reality spin-off, “Preachers of Detroit” in 2015, giving viewers a glimpse into the lives of prominent preachers from the Detroit area. She is also the author of the self-help book “Teach Your Daughters to Fly.” The book is a guide, offering fathers and single mothers the right tools to raise their daughters and prepare them for greatness. 

And for the SPORTS LOVER:

Juanquin “Hawk” Hawkins — Juaquin Hawkins has played professional basketball for 14 years. He played for six different countries and became the second oldest rookie in the NBA with the Houston Rockets in 2003. In 2008, as he continued his basketball career in Australia, he had a health crisis, a stroke, that would change his life forever. In his book, “The Stroke of Grace,” it shares the ultimate story of dreams imagined, dreams coming true, dreams shattered and lessons learned to continue to live. It tells the true story of Hawkins as a young boy searching for acceptance and finding it through the sport of basketball. Through perseverance, he makes it to the NBA. His career is cut short by a devastating stroke while playing professionally. Hawkins’ journey includes trauma, triumphs, and testimony that describe overcoming challenges to make it to the top of his profession in the NBA and beyond.  

And for the YOUNG ADULT readers and CHILDREN’S PAVILION 

Sakina Ibrahim ­— Sakina Ibrahim nabbed a NAACP Image Award nomination for her debut self-help book, “Big Words to Little Me: Advice to the Younger Self.” It fuses self-help-style wisdom with a unique and evocative workbook that will help any young girl transition into womanhood with brevity, power and fearlessness. With its focus on awareness, confidence, responsibilities, relationships and spirituality, Ibrahim uses her own transformative life experiences as the basis for every young reader – especially young girls of color. Not afraid to help readers normalize feelings that may otherwise make them uncomfortable, it’s no wonder one critic recently hailed the volume “… a great book for helping Black kids develop confidence and self-esteem in a world that tries to destroy them, daily.” Ibrahim received her bachelor’s of Fine Arts from University of the Arts and master’s from University of California Irvine and currently facilities empowerment workshops nationally. 

Jodi BakerJodi Baker is the author of “Trust,” a new YA novel which brings to life ancient Egyptian mythology. “Trust” is the first book in the Between Lions series, and it’s a young adult, mythological and urban fantasy thrill ride about the darkly fantastical, supernatural Museion that has secretly protected humanity’s greatest treasures for millennia, and Anna, the 16-year-old New York girl, who is the unknowing heir to it all. Baker has gotten great reviews from teens, young adult readers, top literary bloggers and librarians. The Los Angeles Times called “Trust” one of the exciting lineups at BEA 2015” and USA Today said Baker’s novel is “a good, solid debut novel … .” Baker is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. She fell in love with mythology after spending several months performing plays on the island of Cyprus. 

And for the love of food on the CULINARY STAGE

Miss Robbie Montgomery – Miss Robbie started cooking while she was traveling as a background singer with such legendary recording artists as Ike and Tina Turner, The Supremes, Steve Wonder, James Brown, Pattie LaBelle and others. After a collapsed lung prematurely ended Miss Robbie’s singing career, she returned to St. Louis, using her formidable cooking talent and opened her restaurants, “Sweetie Pie’s” with with three locations in St. Louis, and one in LA. Miss Robbie is the star of the television show, “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s,” on the OWN Network. She’s excited to present  the “Sweetie Pie’s Cookbook: Soulful Southern Recipes, from My Family to Yours.” The celebrity chef welcomes you into her kitchen to experience more than 150 tasty foods as she shows what it means to put heart and “foot” into a dish. 

Chef Rome Brown – A celebrity chef, Chef Rome has shared his passion for cuisine with celebrities, dignitaries, and athletes, including former Secretary of State General Colin Powell, NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal, tv personality Star Jones, champion figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, and NFL player Cam Newton – just to name a few. He also competed on season one of the Food Network’s reality show, “Extreme Chef.” That same year, he was selected to appear in the U.S. Army series, “I’ve Got Skills,” which aired on ESPN. He is the author of the cookbook, “Eat Like a Celebrity: Southern Cuisine With a Gourmet Twist.”


Chefs Jaime Martin Del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu    Chefs Jaime and Ramiro helm the Mexicano Restaurant at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. They bring an authentic taste of Mexican fare to the book fair’s culinary stage, thanks to family heirloom recipes. Affectionately known together as Jaime and Ramiro, the chefs are two of the biggest stars in the Mexican cooking world.  In 2008, the two nabbed a nomination for Best Chef from the James Beard Foundation, and continue to earn recognition for their exemplary Mexican cuisine. They two have served as judges on the Telemundo’s, “Top Chef Estrellas,” as well as recurring work with La Opinión, the largest Spanish newspaper in America. 

ABOUT THE LEIMERT PARK VILLAGE BOOK FAIR

The LPVBF is produced by Exum and Associates in collaboration with the City of Los Angeles,  County of Los Angeles,  Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; and Capri Capital Partners of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw. Philanthropists and art historians Dr. Bernard W. and Shirley Kinsey serve as the book fair’s chairpersons, leading the fund-raising efforts and increasing the book fair’s brand awareness in the corporate community.

The Kinseys are one of the most admired and respected couples in Los Angeles. They are known for their collection of African-American art, books and manuscripts that document and tell the remarkable story of African Americans triumphs and struggles from 1632 to the present. The Kinsey Collection: “Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey” has been on a national tour and seen by millions.  

Cynthia Exum, an alumnus of the prestigious California State Senate Fellows program, holds a Master of Arts from UCLA’s School of Urban Planning and Public Policy.  She founded Exum-Casey and Associates, a public affairs and events management firm in 2005. Exum is also the co-author of “Images of America: Leimert Park,” with Maty Guiza-Leimert -- the wife of Walter H. Leimert, whose grandfather developed the area in 1927.  

The mission of LPVBF is to promote, encourage and advocate literacy, education and the love of reading throughout the Greater Los Angeles areas. LPVBF is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to producing year-round educational programming, as well as to the presentation of events in collaboration with our partners, in addition to the annual summer fair for which the organization is named.  For more information, visit www.leimertparkbookfair.com. 

With the backing of  partners and supporters, Exum built a high-quality cultural event, and the people came!

 

WANT TO GO?

Leimert Park Village Book Fair

Saturday, August 20, 2016

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw (BHC) - courtyard plaza, located at 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in LA

The event is free and open to the public.

The Leimert Park Village Book Fair will feature iconoclast interviews, booksignings, workshops, panel discussions, poetry readings, stage performances, musical entertainment and a variety of activities for the whole family. 


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