Literature is Liberating

Feb 4, 2023

Crosstown Concourse
1350 Concourse Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
United States

Feb 4, 2023 at 11:00am to 5:00pm

Free and Open to the Public

Presented by Crosstown Concourse and Cafe Noir, Literature is Liberating Fest is a free and open to the community literary festival celebrating Black authors and African American literature that includes vendors, author discussions, book signings, literary panels, writing workshops for kids and adults, a youth story hour, crafts, and more!


Central Atrium, 1st floor

11 am - 5 pm — Vendors, free crafts, and DJ Alpha Whiskey throughout the day on the first floor of the Central Atrium

12-1 pm — Adult Writing Workshop with Home Grown

Central Atrium, 2nd floor

12:15-1:15 pm — Youth Reading Hour with Ali Manning (Big Stairs)

1:30-2:30 pm — Youth Writing Workshop with Ali Manning

East Atrium

11:15 am-12:15 pm — Dr. Jacqueline Trimble, Dr. Shelby Crosby, and Dr. Terrence Tucker - African American literary panel discussion

3-4 pm Michelle Duster book discussion/signing

4:15-5 pm Nubia Yasin spoken word/book signing