SCHEDULES

Main Stage Line-Up
2nd Level, Macy’s Bridge

9:30 am
Morning Talk with Visiting Scholar 
Qari Mohammad Mohammad 
Topic: "African Americans and the Islamic Faith"   
10:00 am
Book Fair Opening
Shonda Buchanan In Conversation with Los Angeles Poet Laureate (2014-2016) Luis J. Rodriguez
Topic: Conversation: Writing the Geography of the Blood
11:00 am
Introductions: 
Author, Michael Datcher – AMERICUS
 
PANEL DISCUSSION:
Black Student Power: Community, Engagement, and Activism
David Turner
Makeen Yasar
Megan Castillo
Vandalena Mahoney
Moderator: Stefan M. Bradley
Chairperson - Department of African American Studies
Author, "Upending the Ivory Tower: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Ivy League" 
12:00 pm
Afternoon Greetings & Thanks
Spotlight on Kensington Publishers
Aya De Leon
Author, “Side Chick Nation”
12:30 pm
Spotlight on Kensington Publishers
Shaun Sinclair
Author, “Street Rap”
1:00 pm
One on one with Authors - Trisha R. Thomas,   “Nappily Ever After” & Michael Datcher,  “Americus”
2:00 pm
Gas Company Rep to Introduce & Give Remarks
In Conversation with
2019 Bookfair Ambassador & Author, Laila Ali  
Food for Life: Delicious & Healthy Comfort Food from My Table to Yours
2:30 pm
“In the Kitchen with Laila Ali”
Cooking + Seasoning Blend Demonstration
Recipe Presentations:
   • Edamame Succotash Salad
   • Louisiana Style Jambalaya
Followed by Book-signing and Photo Opportunities
3:30 pm
“Beating the Odds”
Q & A Discussion with Author, Remi Adeleke
“Transformed: A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey”
4:00 pm
“Beating the Odds”
Q & A Discussion with Author, Regina Louise 
“Someone Has Led This Child to Behave” 
4:30 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION:
Topic: “Mixed Race & Writing”
Panelists:
F. Douglas Brown, “Begotten”
Jonathan Tiptop Meyers, “My African American” 
Chris L. Terry, “Black Card”
Fanshen Cox, "One Drop of Love"
Moderator: Shonda Buchanan,"Black Indian"

Author’s Stage
First Level, Author’s Court

5:00 pm
Torre Brannon Reese In Conversation with
Gregory Williams, “Switch, Debarge, Motown & Me!”
5:30 pm
Closing Musical Act: TBA
6:00 pm
Tribute to Author Toni Morrison (2/18/31 – 2/5/19)
 
Final Thanks & Acknowledgments
See you in 2020!