2024 National Black Book Festival: A Literary Celebration in Houston

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 6/6/2024, 12:41 p.m.
Houston, prepare for a remarkable literary event as the 2024 National Black Book Festival (NBBF) returns from October 17-19, marking …

Houston, prepare for a remarkable literary event as the 2024 National Black Book Festival (NBBF) returns from October 17-19, marking its 17th anniversary. This year's festival promises to be a star-studded celebration of Black literature, featuring an impressive lineup of best-selling authors and prominent figures.

Headlining Authors

Headlining the festival are TV personality and best-selling author Dr. Ian Smith, renowned White House correspondent and author April Ryan, and Houston's own best-selling author ReShonda Tate. Joining them are urban fiction sensation K'Wan and celebrated Christian fiction author Vanessa Miller. These literary luminaries will captivate audiences with their unique stories and experiences.

Festival Highlights

The NBBF will take place at Fallbrook Church's Brook Sports Facility, located at 12512 Walters Road in Northwest Houston. Over 100 authors from across the United States, representing more than 20 genres, will exhibit and sell their books at this vibrant event. 

The festival features a variety of free activities, including author exhibits, seminars, and special author sessions. The Saturday Children's Festival, a beloved tradition, offers a delightful experience for young readers and their families.

Featured Author Appearances

On Saturday, October 19th, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the featured authors. Books will be available for purchase on Friday and Saturday, with authors signing books and taking photos with fans shortly after their scheduled appearances. This interactive experience allows readers to connect with their favorite authors on a personal level.

Enriching Seminars and Special Events

The festival includes ten free seminars covering a wide range of literary and career-building topics. These sessions are designed to inspire and educate aspiring writers and avid readers alike. Additionally, three special events will require ticket purchases, offering exclusive opportunities to engage with literary experts.

Community Support and Sponsorship

The 2024 NBBF is proudly sponsored by Houston-based Cushcity.com, Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), S.H.E. Publishing LLC, Los Angeles children's author Sandra Evers-Manly, and the non-profit organization We Need Diverse Books. Their support underscores the importance of promoting diverse voices in literature.

A Strong Social Media Presence

NBBF boasts a vibrant social media presence, with over 96,000 followers on Facebook. This active community ensures that the festival remains a key event in the literary calendar, attracting book lovers from all over the country.

Join the Celebration

The National Black Book Festival is more than just an event; it's a celebration of culture, creativity, and community. Whether you're an avid reader, an aspiring writer, or simply someone who appreciates the power of storytelling, the NBBF offers something for everyone. 

Mark your calendars for October 17-19 and join us at the 2024 National Black Book Festival. Experience the magic of literature, meet your favorite authors, and be part of a movement that celebrates and promotes Black literary excellence.

For more information, visit NBBF’s official website https://www.nationalblackbookfestival.com