Visit the Black British
Saturday 7 October 2023Hammersmith, London
Welcome to the Black British Book Fair, a celebration of the rich literary heritage and diverse voices within the Black British community. This event shines a spotlight on the works of independent Black British authors who have been shaping and reshaping the literary landscape with their powerful narratives and thought-provoking storytelling.
🕒 Saturday 7 October, 10 AM to 7 PM
📍Novotel London West, Floor 1, London, W6 8DR
🎉 FREE Book Fair & Paid Talks
⭐ As part of CURLYTREATS Festival
In partnership with:
What's On: The Black British Book Fair 2023
Championing Black British Authors.
Join us in this celebration of literature, culture, and unity as we uplift and support writers who are part of the Black British literary movement. Let the words in their books ignite conversations, foster understanding, and pave the way for a more inclusive literary world. Visit the Black British Book Fair.
Author Panels and Discussions.
Black British authors will come together for insightful panels and discussions on various literary topics. From exploring the importance of representation in literature to sharing personal journeys as writers, these sessions will provide a unique opportunity to gain deeper insights into the minds of these talented authors.
The Free Book Fair Marketplace.
Supporting emerging writers is an essential aspect of The Black British Book Fair Marketplace. For these budding talents, gaining recognition and exposure can be a significant challenge. The fair serves as a valuable platform where these writers can showcase their works to a broader audience and connect with readers and fellow authors alike.
Speakers at The Black British Book Fair 2023
The Fair's Marketplace: Meet the Authors at Our Book Fair
Conversations that Matter: The Black British Book Fair 2023 Schedule
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
( 1 Hour )
Networking and Shopping in the Festival Marketplace
Hidden Black British Stories: We Build This Britain TooDelve into preserving and sharing Black British history via literature. Authors and historians discuss researching and writing about hidden landmarks in London & the UK, changing narratives, empowering collective heritage spanning before, during, and after the Windrush era.
Authors: Tony Fairweather, Paula Perry and Jody Burton
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
( 1 Hour )
Voices Unheard: Amplifying our Stories
Focusing on the importance of promoting and elevating the narratives of Black British authors. Panellists will share the inspiration behind their stories, and the challenges faced in bringing their work to life.
Authors: Ola Awonubi, Sharon Fevrier, Rhoda Molife and Leah Osakwe
The Business of Writing: Navigating the Publishing IndustryOffering practical insights into the publishing world for Black British authors. Industry experts will provide tips on manuscript submission, contract negotiation, marketing, and building an author platform.
Authors: Daniella Blechner and Kandace Chimbiri, in conversation with host Zainab Kwaw-Swanzy, the host and author of “A Quick Ting On The Black Girl Afro”
In Conversation: Writing for Change: Using Literature as a Tool for Social Justice
Join us for a session that uncovers how Black British authors drive social change. Discover how their writing courageously tackles racism, inequality, and social justice, and learn how literature can shape and steer public discussions. Be part of this conversation.
Authors: Zainab Kwaw-Swanzy, the host and author of “A Quick Ting On The Black Girl Afro,” in conversation with Kimberly McIntosh, the author of “Black Girl, No Magic: Essays and Reflections on Living Whilst Black.”
Well-being Through Words: Using Literature for Self-CareLearn from authors who incorporate self-care themes in their stories. Discover how literature can serve as a guiding light, inspiring readers to not only prioritise their mental and emotional well-being but also take practical steps towards a healthier and more balanced life.
Authors: Doria Adouke & Yolanda Toussaint
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
( 1 Hour )
Independent Authors: Sell Your Books in our Black British Book Fair
Join the vibrant celebration of literature at the Black British Book Fair! We invite independent authors to showcase their literary gems at this unique event. Connect with a diverse audience, share your stories, and be a part of a dynamic cultural exchange. Whether fiction or non-fiction your work will find a welcoming platform. Embrace the opportunity to network with fellow authors, engage with avid readers, and contribute to the community of Black British literature. Sign up today!