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9th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair
By Sentinel News Service
Published July 30, 2015
The 2015 Leimert Park Village Book Fair (LPVBF) will celebrate another year of bringing a world-class, unrivaled literary event to the City of Los Angeles

The 2015 Leimert Park Village Book Fair (LPVBF) will celebrate another year of bringing a world-class, unrivaled literary event to the City of Los Angeles (File Photo)

The 2015 Leimert Park Village Book Fair (LPVBF) will celebrate another year of bringing a world-class, unrivaled literary event to the City of Los Angeles on Saturday, August 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thousands of book lovers, families, and fans of all ages will converge on the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza at 3650 Martin Luter King, Jr. Blvd., in Los Angeles, to celebrate the written word. There will be over 150 celebrity readings, book signings, writing workshops, panel discussions, poetry readings, stage performances and musical performance during this day-long festival.

Previously, the LPVBF has hosted some of the national’s top authors and artists including Pulitzer Prize winning writer Isabel Wilkerson; California Laureate Al Young; Award Winning Poet, Nikki Govanni; Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Essence magazine, Susan L. Taylor; Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr.; Emmy-nominated music director Rickey Minor of “American Idol” and band leader of the “Tonight Show;” Pulitzer Prize-winning author Douglas Blackmon; prominent literary figure Ishmael Reed; New York Times best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey; Advertising Hall of Famer Tom Burrell; award winning chef Govind Armstrong; playwright/author Donald Welch; screenwriter Rob Edwards (“Princess and the Frog”); art enthusiasts and philanthropists Dr. Bernard W. and Shirley Kinsey; award-winning poet Ruth Forman, spoken word tour-de-force-Talaam Acey and actress/children’s author Kim Wayans just to name a few.

In addition, each year LPVBF distributes more than 1,500 free books to fair attendees, including over 300 books to local foster care children.

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For more info, please visit http://www.leimertparkbookfair.com/

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