The 2021 South Florida Book Festival presented virtually by the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) features a fantastic line-up of authors, speakers, renowned chefs, presenters and more. Enjoy book discussions, cooking demonstrations and much more.
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THURSDAY, JULY 15TH | 6:00 PM | ONLINE
Author and Photographer Candacy Taylor will talk about her book, Overground Railroad: The Green Book, on the travel guide for African Americans circa 1936 -1966. This discussion will highlight equity and the importance of staying informed.
FRIDAY, JULY 16TH | 6:00 PM | ONLINE
SoFloBookFest delivers a culinary experience featuring cookbook author Chef Irie Hugh Sinclair. “Chef Irie” hails from Jamaica and brings an international flair to the cuisine he demonstrates.
SATURDAY, JULY 17TH | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | ONLINE
SPECIAL GUESTS IN PERSON, OUTDOORS, 11 AM - 2 PM
Authors in various genres with online presentations include
Caleb Azumah Nelson, Cherie Jones, Talia Hibbert and other contributors.
FEATURED EVENT - 12:00 PM
Special Guests in Person - Outdoors
Desmond Meade - "Let My People Vote!"
Author and President of The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, Desmond Meade will discuss the recent passage of Amendment 4 which restored voting rights to over 1.4 million Floridians with felony convictions. He and his team will be on-site for a social justice discussion entitled “Let My People Vote.” The first 25 attendees will be invited to a VIP experience including a book signing, continental breakfast, photo op, and A at Desmond’s tour bus. Author, artist, songwriter and radio personality Stichiz will host the event. Attendees of a panel discussion on “Social Reform & Voting Rights” can meet Supervisor of Elections Joe Scott and staff to see a voting demo, learn about new laws and get registered to vote by bringing a Florida driver license or Florida ID card.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Outside Experience Invited to a VIP experience including, book signing, continental breakfast, photo op, and Q&A on his tour bus to the first 25 people. The Broward Supervisor of Elections will be onsite.