The Elm City Lit Fest is an annual celebration of books, literature and literary artists with the purpose of enhancing literacy while promoting awareness of local, regional and global artists of the African Diaspora.
The theme for this year's festival is Black to the Future exploring Afrofuturism and envisioning the future of our community.
There was a full day of programming at the Dixwell Q House and the Stetson Library. The festival was indoors AND outdoors with vendors, food trucks, performances, workshops, panels, art activities and more!
Among the workshops were Fitzroy Gordon, who spoke at cybersecurity and keeping children safe online,
Olivia Lauren who read Olivia Travels, and
Rosamond White who read Home, Where is home? and is later featured in the New Haven Independent article entitled Lit Fest Makes History Of The Future written by Laura Gleby.
Children came dressed as superheroes and adults walked in our cosplay fashion show, where a prize was be awarded for the best costume. Kids were dressed as ninjas, Black Panther, Starfire from Teen Titans. Speaking of Black Panther, we got books autographed by Nigerian-American best selling author, Tochi Onyebuchi.