I was able to meet the founder of the QBR Black Book Review in 2011. I attended a self-publishing workshop that he facilitated at the annual Tulisoma: South Dallas Book Festival, in Dallas, Texas. I am so excited to be able to be working with them as a Book Reviewer and their publication is available online now!
According to the QBR The Black Book Review website, it has been called, ” [“the African American book review of record”] by New York Times culture critic Martin Arnold. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s books, and more are found within its pages. Published by the founders of the Harlem Book Fair, QBR is your source for what’s good and what’s current.”
The publication is available for FREE download. The current issue features the latest news in fiction, poetry, non-fiction, etc.
In addition, this year the Harlem Book Fair will convene in Harlem, NY, during July 2012. And, the fair will head to Newark, NJ, in April 2012. Exhibitor applications are now available via their website.
The Tulisoma: South Dallas Book Festival will convene in August 2012. Tulisoma, Swahili for “we read”, is a community-based literary festival promoting literacy and the arts in the South Dallas/Fair Park area. Applications are available online for authors and vendors.
Take a free online Black History Course through MIT OpenCourseWare. This class is an interdisciplinary survey that explores the experiences of people of African descent through the overlapping approaches of history, literature, anthropology, legal studies, media studies, performance, linguistics, and creative writing.
Take a free online Creative Writing Course *online through Creative Writing Now.
Black Librarians Rock!
Download Little Known Black Librarian Facts the e-book for Free via online. This is an excellent website, and a hidden treasure that features the history of African American Librarianship. The book should be added to your library.