New York Times bestselling authors Isabel Wilkerson and Dr. Damon Tweedy will head up the fourteenth annual Austin African American book festival. The event will be held on June 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and for the first time will be a virtual event. The Festival remains free and open to the public, but attendees must register on Eventbrite.
This year’s festival falls on the birthday of Paul Laurence Dunbar. Our festival theme, We Wear The Mask, pays homage to one of Dunbar’s most famous works. Like the poem of the same name, the festival will explore the masks and methods we employ to deal with the social hierarchies, challenges to identity and implicit biases we must face to succeed within the broader society.
For more information visit our website at: www.aaabookfest.org.