Voted One of LA’s 5 Best Annual Book Festivals! Family-oriented event held in the heart of Leimert Park, which is considered the center of the African American arts/intellectual scene in the city. The book fair will be held outdoors on the grounds of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. The Book Fair has hosted an incredible lineup of authors, poets, celebrity authors, speakers and artists, including Pulitzer Prize winners Isabel Wilkerson and Douglas A. Blackmon; prominent literary figure Ishmael Reed; New York Times best seller Eric Jerome Dickey; poet/activist Nikki Giovanni and poet/playwright Sonia Sanchez; Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr.; White House Correspondent and CNN Contributor April Ryan; along with award-winning actors like Victoria Rowell (“The Young and the Restless”); Hill Harper (“CSI: NY”); Todd Bridges (Diff’rent Strokes); Isaiah Washington (“Grey’s Anatomy”); reality star NeNe Leakes (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”); and Filmmaker/Producer DeVon Franklin and actress Meagan Good (“Think Like A Man…”) just to name a few. And there are still more authors to enjoy!
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