South Florida Book Festival

The 10th annual book festival will go virtual again this year and will be held on July 15, 16 and 17 in Broward County.


The 10th Annual South Florida Book Festival (SOFLOBOOKFEST) takes place online and outdoors July 15-17 at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) located at 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.
Known for bringing authors, chefs, opinion leaders and change makers to Broward, the event includes a theme of "social reform through voting rights" for 2021.
Authors and scheduled presenters include:
Thursday July 15, 6: 30-7: 30PM. ONLINE - Author and photographer Candacy Taylor who will talk about her book, Overground Railroad: The Green Book, in the travel guide for African Americans circa 1936-1966. This discussion will highlight fairness and the importance of staying informed.
Friday, July 16, 8-10 pm ONLINE: The #EATDRINKREAD component of SoFloBookFest offers a culinary experience with cookbook author Chef Irie Hugh Sinclair. "Chef Irie" hails from Jamaica and brings an international flair to the cuisine he demonstrates.
Saturday, July 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special guests in person, outdoors, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Authors of various genres with online submissions include Caleb Azumah Nelson, Cherie Jones, Talia Hibbert, and other contributors.
Desmond Meade, author and president of The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, will discuss the recent passage of Amendment 4 that restored voting rights to more than 1.4 million Floridians with felony convictions. He and his team will be on site for a discussion on social justice titled "Let My People Vote." The first 25 attendees will be invited to a VIP experience that includes a book signing, continental breakfast, photo session and Q&A on the Desmond tour bus. Stichiz, author, artist, composer and radio personality, will host the event.
Attendees of a panel discussion on "Social Reform and Voting Rights" can meet with Supervisor of Elections Joe Scott and staff to watch a voting demonstration, learn about new laws, and register to vote with a Florida driver's license. or a Florida identification card.
Stay connected #SoFloBookFest and #FreeTheVote for details and updates. Food trucks will be on site.
This event is made possible thanks to the support of Bank of America, Social Justice Institute, The South Florida Social Justice Common Read, Florida Humanities, and The Friends of the African American Research Library and Cultural Center.

Join us on July 15, 16 and 17 as we continue our never-ending journey on the path of information dissemination. And stay connected and follow these hashtags on various social media platforms #SOFLOBOOKFEST #BOOKLIFE # SOFLOBF2020 click to see our participating authors and event list.