The Bronx Book Fair”The Peoples Book Fair” is dedicated to engaging and growing the community of poets and writers in the Bronx and to connecting those literary artists to readers and book lovers of all ages. Through readings, workshops and presentations
our goal is to engage the Bronx community with a variety of literature and literary
programs. Programming that will broaden access to Bronx literary artists.
We have grown as an organization along with our participating artists and attendees.
Our community of attendees include surrounding area communities, visitors from
varying states. We support increased library usage, advocate for literacy and encourage
a love of books and reading.
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Lorraine Currelley, Executive Director
Celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) with New York Writers Workshop and me at the Soundview Branch, New York Public Library! I will be teaching FINDING YOUR VOICE IN CREATIVE WRITING AND POETRY, a series of four writing workshops.
FREE ONLINE EVENT! YOU CAN REGISTER IN THE LINK BELOW. THANK YOU.
STORIES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY
BRONX BOOK FAIR 2022 REVISITING OUR ARCHIVES
THELMA RUFFIN THOMAS, INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN STORYTELLER
BRONX BOOK FAIR 2022 REVISITING OUR ARCHIVES
CHILDREN'S PROGRAM STARTS 12 NOON UNTIL DURATION OF THE BRONX BOOK FAIR 7:00 PM!
INTRODUCING THELMA RUFFIN THOMAS, STORYTELLER
BRONX BOOK FAIR PART ONE 12 NOON TO 3:00 PM
WELCOME: LORRAINE CURRELLEY. PANELS: BRONX LIBRARY CENTER LIBRARIAN PANEL, NATIONAL WRITERS UNION, WOMEN AUTHORS, MODERATED BY MARIA APONTE'
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Aug 13, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
BRONX BOOK FAIR 2022 WELCOMES DANE INCE AND PATRICIA INCE
Dane Ince:The awakening began in a small grove of black oak trees on Collins Street in Fort Worth Texas. Then the road wound around a few stops in other towns and cities of Texas, Zapata, Del Rio, and finally ending with radio days in Space City. Under summer fog and the strong lure of Berkeley, Dane Ince came west to study fine art and acting and to write ever so occasionally. Personal tragedy and the pandemic focused the artist’s mind and hundreds of poems have resulted along with special on line programing events on Facebook. Dane Ince is a internationally published poet and hosts a weekly open mic.
Tish Ince ( Camp ) is a poet, writer and forum theatre director. Originally from London, of Trinidadian Irish mixed heritage, she lived in Gloucestershire. She is published in The Gloucestershire Poetry Society's 'V10 Pamphlet' and Annual Anthology 'Revolution' publications for 2018/2019, The Gloucestershire Poetry Society and Black Eyes Publishing Trawler Anthologies 2020 / 2021 and at Steel Jackdaw magazine. She was nominated for Gloucestershire Poet Laureate in 2019 and published in 2020, through a commission for a video poem by Paper Nations and The Great Margin for her work 'Touching Carpaccio'. This included an award and commission to write under a Paper Nation award with The Great Margin as a marginalised writer for the South West of England. Tish Ince now lives in San Francisco with beat poet husband and publisher, Dane Ince and performs throughout the UK and internationally
BRONX BOOK FAIR 2022 WELCOMES CHRYSSA VELLISSARIOU
Poet Dr. Chryssa Velissariou is a published poet in Greek and English, has been honored as the 1st International Beat Poet Laureate of the US National Beat Poetry Festival 2017, as Greece Beat Poet Laureate 2019-Lifetime in Connecticut, USA. She is the technical manager of the National Beat Poetry Foundation, Inc. She published in more than 60 International Anthologies and on Literature e-journals and e-magazines. She has more than 3000 poems on her blogs. She was the host at the International Beat Poetry Festival 2015 and the Poetathon in 2013 and 2015 in Greece. She is a Peace Activist, World Poetry Canada International Peace Ambassador, and 100 TPC events’ organizer.
A Professor of Physics (Space Physics), awarded by the Ministry of Education, Greece, specialized in STEAM creative learning. She is also a T.E.D. fellow in the European Center of the U. of Illinois.
She is a founding member of “Edu-Europe” Social Enterprise where she works as the project manager.
BRONX BOOK FAIR 2022 WELCOMES ALISON KOFFLER WISE AND DAYL WISE
BRONX BOOK FAIR 2022 WELCOMES MAKEELA B. AMANI
Makeela B. Amani is a Brooklyn-based, Canadian-born poet and visual artist.
In her poetry, Makeela B. Amani brings a variety of emotions to the fore.
Whether she depicts the hardship of the Diaspora’s striving to thrive
under the yoke of oppression, or the delicate give and take of individuals
falling in and out of love. Her books Journey Free: The Eighth House,
Potions & Plots Unraveled from my Locs, and Stratosphere: Astrology,
Orisha, Art & Verse all portray anthems of pride, pain, and passion and
the will to persevere against adversity. Her poetry is rhythmic and
conveys a respect for syllables, soliloquies, love, power and empathy.
As Creative Director of Kibo Books, LLC. and Blakhand Artistik, Inc. she
has worked in support of other artists and writers. This passion for
words is in her blood passed down from ancestors and unsung writer,
For more on Makeela B. Amani, visit makeela-b-amani.art
BRONX BOOK FAIR 2022 WELCOMES TIM TOMLINSON
Tim Tomlinson is the author of Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse, the poetry collection, Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire, and the short story collection, This Is Not Happening to You. He is a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop, and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. Recent work appears in Big City Lit, Flash Boulevard, the Jamaica Gleaner, Tin Can Literary Review, and elsewhere. He’s a native of Brooklyn, NY, and he teaches in NYU’s Global Liberal Studies.
BRONX BOOK FAIR 2022 WELCOMES DEEDLE TOMLINSON
Deedle Rodriguez Tomlinson was born and raised in the Philippines. Her work has appeared in The Incompleteness Book and The Incompleteness Book II by the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) about life during and after the Covid-19 lockdown. Her poems, reflecting her peripatetic life, appear in the online travel publication Wonderlust Travel, the literary issue of Silliman University Journal, as well as Tomas, the University of Santo Tomas literary journal. More recently, Mom Egg Review published her short story touching on Philippine mythology. She is Project Manager for New York Writers Workshop and currently lives in Brooklyn.
BRONX BOOK FAIR 2022 WELCOMES JOURNALIST, PLAYWRIGHT, RESEARCHER AND AUDELCO AWARD WINNER BIANCA JACOB (NANDI)
Bianca Jacob (Nandi) is a journalist, playwright and researcher. Her play “Flambeaux” won five Audelco Awards including “Musical Theater Production of the Year” (2015). Her work has been anthologized in several publications including the peer-review journal "Changing English Studies in Reading and Culture (University of London/Taylor and Francis). Nandi is the author of “The True Nanny Diaries” and editor of many.
BRONX BOOK FAIR 2022 WELCOMES BOBBY GONZALEZ, LECTURER, STORYTELLER AND POET.
Bobby Gonzalez is an Indigenous/Latino lecturer, storyteller and poet. He is the author of several books including TAINO ZEN
and "The Last Puerto Rican Indian: A Collection of Dangerous Poetry." Bobby has presented at Carnegie Hall, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the University of Mississippi and many other museums and colleges, He organizes and MC's the annual Bronx Native American Festival. Bobby was selected as the 2018-2019 New York City Indian of the Year.