Friday, April 13, 2012

The Spring 2012 Black Studies Book Fair

Students at the fall 2011 black studies education & ideas festival
The week of April 16 - April 19, we'll host the spring Black Studies Book Fair -- a week where we'll organize browsing sessions featuring aspects of our reading interests and our black studies scrapbooks, a series of blog entries about poetry, a few book giveaways, and a book sale.

The book fair is one of our last major events of an active year of programming

Beginning Monday, April 16, we'll open our book giveaway competition. Contestants can enter a drawing for a chance to win recent black studies-related publications. Instructions to follow on our page beginning on Monday.

We also highlight aspects of the Novel Category Machine this week.

Tuesday, April 17, on the first floor of Lovejoy Library, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., we'll host a browsing session focused on African American graphic novels and comic strips by Kyle Baker, Darrin Bell, Keith Knight, and Aaron McGruder.

Wednesday, April 18,  in the MUC, from 11:30 to 12:30, we'll host a public thinking event that concentrates on our common reading projects.

Thursday, April 19, in Peck Hall room 3117, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., we'll host a browsing session focused on our black studies scrapbooks. We'll also host a black studies book sale.   

Feel free to join us or tune in to our blog for regular updates on the series of events.  

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