The Celebration of Black Arts Literary & Arts Conference will be hosted at African-American Arts Museum, and we will feature some of the region's most talented authors and artists, as well as a plethora of workshops, panel discussions, screenings and author readings. The day's events will be in conjunction with the AAMP's Family Fun Day, which will provide a youthful track to enrich the teens and little ones!
9:30AM—10:15AM: Opening Keynote Presentation with Solomon Jones, AAMP Auditorium
10:30AM—11:15AM: Financial Literacy Workshop with Breanna Colon, AAMP Auditorium
11:30AM—12:15PM: Thesentur: Conscientious Objector to Formalism with Theodore Harris, AAMP Auditorium
12:30PM—1:15PM: Poetry Workshop with Nina “Lyrispect” Ball, AAMP Auditorium
1:30PM—2:15PM: Protect Your Artistic Work! with National Writers Union, AAMP Gallery 4
2:30PM—3:15PM: Genealogy 101 Workshop with Regina Vaughan, AAMP Gallery 4
3:30PM—4:15PM: How Big Is Your World and Revisiting Your Self-Worth: Vision Collaging Workshop with Betty Battle, AAMP Gallery 4
4:30PM—5:00PM: Closing Author Reading with Liza Jessie Peterson, AAMP Gallery 4
Throughout the day, there will be artistic displays from our teaching artists at Bregy Elementary School, Church of the Advocate, Beckett Life Center, and more! For presenter bios, click HERE.
About Art Sanctuary's Celebration of Black Arts Festival: Art Sanctuary’s Celebration of Black Arts Festival (CBA) is one of the most prominent African-American literary and arts events in the nation putting the spotlight on black literary, visual and performing arts. Larry Robin of Robin’s Bookstore originally founded the event as a one-day gathering of literary scholars and authors 33 years ago. After taking over, Art Sanctuary has spent over a decade transforming the celebration into a month-long festival showcasing the talents of African Americans of all ages, background and interests. This May, black art and culture will fill the city of Philadelphia with a month-long exhibit, community literary and performance events, author readings, and workshops for emerging writers and artists. This year is sure to be the biggest celebration yet! For more of the events in our 33rd annual Celebration of Black Arts Festival, please visit our Festival At-a-Glance page.