literature


Qur’anic Texts: An Introduction (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Have you ever wondered what is in the Quran? In the first lecture, Imam Shuaib Khan, will focus on the origin, language, style and the major themes of the Quran. • The first moments of Revelation. • Concept of Prophethood and Revelation. • Nature of Divine Speech. • The Reality of […]


⭐ 2021 Gaithersburg Book Festival (VIRTUAL)

The Gaithersburg Book Festival is a celebration of the written word and its power to enrich the human experience. Our mission is to foster an interest in reading, writing and literary conversation. Since its inception in 2010, the Festival has quickly become one of the nation’s top literary events, attracting […]


The Black Arts Movement (Smithsonian Associates) – VIRTUAL

Ar PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Galvanized by the post-World War II decolonization of African nations and the civil rights, black power, anti-war, and feminist and womanist movements, African-descendant cultural producers in the United States began overtly repudiating a European aesthetic and claiming a Black aesthetic that emerged from the lived experience of […]


Viva Latino: Own Voices Writers In Conversation (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

In early 2020, the Hispanic literary community led an important national dialogue about the importance of “own voices” literature and inequities in the publishing industry. Leading and award-winning contemporary Latin American writers gather to discuss their perspectives on the importance of own voices narratives in providing representation for readers. This […]


Conversations With Local Authors (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Meet our panel of local writers as they discuss their books and journey as writers. An invitation to join this event will be emailed 1 day before the event. Adults. (R) REGISTER Our presenters/writers are: —Judith Mudd-Krijgelmans, author of Flowers for Brother Mudd : One woman’s path from Jim Crow to career diplomat […]


Introduction to Basic Quranic Grammar (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

The Holy Quran is known for its beautiful language and people from all faiths appreciate it for its literary value. We are offering an ongoing Basic Quranic Grammar class which is essential to understand and enjoy the text. While the ability to speak Arabic is not required, the ability to […]


⭐ Meet Brontez Purnell, Author of ‘100 Boyfriends’ (Free Library of Philadelphia) – VIRTUAL

REGISTER HERE In conversation with Kaitlyn Greenidge Brontez Purnell is the author of Since I Laid My Burden Down, a debut novel about growing up gay in 1980s Alabama that “not only holds its own as queer literature, but also expands upon it” (San Francisco Chronicle). The winner of a 2018 Whiting […]


The Business of Publishing: AfricanFuturism Edition (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Are you interested in getting your writing published? Do you want tips and tricks on how to become a published author of Africanfuturistic novels or short stories? Or learn how to self-publish in the genre? Then join us for a panel discussion and Q&A on how the genre reflects the societal […]