On Saturday, April 27, 2019, The Antiracist Research and Policy Center will host the 1st Annual National Antiracist Book Festival at American University in Washington, DC. It will take place on AU’s Law School campus near the Tenleytown-AU metro station on the red line. Nearby Politics and Prose Bookstore will be the official bookseller.

The #Antiracist Bookfest is the first and only book festival that brings together, showcases, and celebrates the nation’s leading antiracist writers and helps to prepare the writers of tomorrow. This year’s festival primarily features authors of anti-Black racism and its intersections. Panels are topically organized with two authors and a moderator, and are followed by book signings. There is also a course of workshops for aspiring writers with leading book editors and literary agents. Free workshops will be held for educators and youth, and on photography and self-care.

The National Antiracist Book Festival is a ticketed event. All proceeds from ticket sales for the Antiracist Bookfest will go toward the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University.

Media Contact: Event is by RSVP. Media members are required to RSVP with Rebecca Basu, American University Communications, 202-885-5950, basu@american.edu