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South Florida Book Festival 2023

July 13 @ 10:30 am - July 15 @ 5:00 pm

Join Broward County Library’s African American Research Library and Cultural Center for the 2023 South Florida Book Festival: “WORD! Celebrating 50 Years of Hip-Hop Culture.” Explore the cultural explosion generated by the hip-hop phenomenon. Attendees will hear from nationally-known speakers, learn the roots of hip-hop culture and meet local authors. Founded in 2012, the South Florida Book Festival is one of the fastest-growing events of its kind in the southeast, presenting celebrity authors and respected thought leaders in contemporary culture.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, July 13

10:30 AM-3 PM: Youth Day featuring New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander and activities with Girls Make Beats and the Museum of Graffiti

6:30-8 PM: T.W.E.R.K. (Transitional artistic dance Works and practices that Evoke Revolutionary Kinship) with Olujimi Dance Theater

Friday, July 14

6-7:30 PM: An Evening with Kevin Powell, one of the most acclaimed political, cultural, literary hip-hop voices in America

7-10 PM: Eat. Drink. Read. “Kicks & Sips” featuring DJ Demp. Must be 21 years old or over to attend this ticketed event ($75); proceeds benefit the South Florida Book Festival

Saturday, July 15

10:30 AM-5 PM: South Florida Book Festival

11:00 AM-12 PM: A conversation with Dr. Regina N. Bradley, the author of Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-Hop South

2:30-3:30 PM: A conversation with Rob Kenner, the author of The Marathon Don’t Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle

Some events require registration. For more information, click here.

Funding is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Book Festival Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Broward Public Library Foundation. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

July 13 @ 10:30 am -
July 15 @ 5:00 pm


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Event Contact:

Tramiya Fitzpatrick
(954) 357-6224

Event Venue:

African American Research Library and Cultural Center
2650 Sistrunk Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311
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Venue Phone:
(954) 357-6224

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