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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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#SOFLOBOOKFEST #BOOKLIFE #SOFLOBF2021
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FEATURED AUTHORS

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FEATURED EVENTS

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THURSDAY, JULY 15TH  |  6:00 PM  | 


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.
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FRIDAY, JULY 16TH  |  6:00 PM  | 


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.
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SATURDAY, JULY 17TH  |  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM  |    | 
S​PECIAL 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.
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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.

SATURDAY VIRTUAL EVENTS
No Registration Required

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Children’s Panel
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Latanga Horne
Sorry Puppy, This is not your House

Kamiesha and Bianca Ukah
Binky the Mermaid 2
-Moderated by: Chancel Cooper with The Cool – Moms Club

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Individual Panel
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Tony Bolden
Funk!

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Individual Panel
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Caleb Azumah Nelson
Open Water
– Moderated by Billy Allen

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How The One Armed Sister Sweeps her House
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Cherie Jones – How the One-Armed Sister
– Moderated by Dr. Ramona LaRoche

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Let’s Discuss Social Reform & Voting Rights
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Joe Scott – Elections Supervisor
Perry Busby – Voting Right Activist & Author
Jasmen Rogers – Activist

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Black Women In Romance
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Talia Hibbert – Act Your Age, Eve Brown
with Danielle Allen, Vanessa Riley & Theresa Beharrie
– Moderated by Lauren Odom

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Black Book Stores: Surviving & Thriving in The Digital Era Panel
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Akbar – Pyramid Books
Fequiere Vilsaint – Publisher, Author
– Moderated by Abayomi Manrique

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This event is made possible by the support of