Free Your Mind: A Revolution In Words

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February 25, 2013

Free Your Mind: A Revolution In Words

Literary Festival at San Francisco Public Library brings together

Bay Area-based authors, artists and activists

On Saturday March 2nd, San Francisco Public Library will host Free Your Mind: A Revolution In Words Literary Festival. This family-oriented event sponsored by the Library’s African-American Interest Committee, features a day full of interesting and exciting programs and activities. It will be held at San Francisco Public Library’s Main Library, 100 Larkin Street. The day kicks off at 11 a.m. with a storytelling performance by Kirk Waller in the Fisher Children’s Center. This will be followed by a genealogy how-to workshop for amateur genealogist and those interested in their family’s history. A book fair and author showcase event will be held from 1-2:45 p.m., and will feature Bay Area-based authors. As one of the day’s highlights, the book fair focuses on bringing local authors and potential readers together. "Authors in our community need the opportunity to share their work so they can first get readership, then money. The SFPL Book Festival is a grand opportunity to reach local readers," said Deeann D. Mathews, author of The Freedom Guide for Music Creators. At 3 p.m., the Library will welcome New York Times bestselling author Mary ‘Honey B’ Morrison, Former Black Panther Ericka Huggins, Block Reportin’ founder JR Valrey and author Deeann D. Mathews who will discuss the revolutionary aspects of selected Black author written works and how the written word can transform modern thought. Dr. Oba T’Shaka, noted civil rights activist and educator, will offer a keynote address at 4 p.m.

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