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Black History Month Literary Weekend 2019

February 22 - February 23


Check out highlights from Black History Month Literary Weekend 2018


If you missed the last two years, you definitely don’t want to miss our third annual Black History Month Literary Weekend.  This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever, with more essay contest prizes, a free writing workshop, school visits, a literary jazz brunch, a Night of Fashion, and, of course, book signings!


Download this year’s 8th and 9th grade essay contest application here.  Good luck!

Black History Literary Weekend Jazz Brunch

Join us for The Literary Jazz Brunch – February 18th: An Ivory and Cream Experience is the signature event of the Black History Month New Orleans Literary Weekend. The purpose of the Black History Month Literary Weekend is to showcase published, self-published, local and independent authors, as well as introduce young adults to a whole new literary world while exposing them to a part of Black History beyond what they learn in school.

Featured guest speakers:

Dr. Lisa Aubrey

Author of In Search of Bimbia

Hosted by:

WBOK’s Oliver “OT” Thomas

Raenell Houston

Superintendent of New Orleans Catholic Schools

       Entertainment by:        

   Joy Orleans

Black History Literary Weekend Night of Fashion

The Black History Month New Orleans Literary Weekend is coming back for the third straight year, but this time we’re hitting the runway! Join us February 23rd for a night of original fashions by some of the hottest designers in New Orleans, featuring models brought to you by Joie Events. This event is brought to by Meet the World Image Solutions.

                       Hosted by:                                                          Entertainment by:


                 Q93’s Wild Wayne                                                         Theo Dureau


Featuring some of New Orleans’ hottest designers:


Reinments of Power 

Dayton Alexander Brands

Cut it Out Designer T’s and Sportswear

More added daily!

This will be our biggest celebration yet! This year, we’re introducing

10 new authors from throughout the Gulf Coast:

Erin Wheeler

Alfred Tumblin

Diana Riley

Tosha Smith-Mills

Diana W.

Dr. Willie Black

Carla Pennington

Daphne Cross

Domonique S. Washington

Dr. DeLois Jackson