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Fall is here! And so are fall book festivals...

Melissa-Sue John

Fall may be known for pumpkins, hot apple cider, warm sweaters and boots, but fall is also known for books and book festivals! The changing color and falling of the leaves have inspired writers and poets for centuries.

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Lauren Simone Publishing House has been having an amazing begin to fall. On September 12, Imani Grant was featured at the The Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise first annual, "Write to Win Writers Workshop" which was done in collaboration with Connection to Creativity. Writing provides many benefits for children and should be developed as early at the elementary school level.

first annual, Write to Win Writers Workshop.


Dr. Melissa-Sue John was on a panel entitled, “Where authors and publishers meet”, moderated by T’challa Williams at the Hartford Lit Fest held at the Hartford Public Library via zoom. 

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 hartford lit festival where authors and publishers meet

Then kid author and publisher, Olivia Lauren, was a featured author at the African American Children’s Book Fest hosted by Brigitte Brown Jackson at Ubuntu Press in Flint, Michigan. Catch the replay on YouTube, begin at 40:20

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2nd annual african american children book fest

Closing off the fall literary festival, Yvette Phillips and child authors, Imani Grant and Olivia Lauren, were guests of Elm City Lit Podcast at Baobab Tree Studios. The podcast is led by Lit Fest founder IfeMichelle Gardin and co-coordinators Emalie Mayo and Shamain (Sha) McAllisterIf you missed it, watch the replay here

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elm city lit fest

 You can also read the recap in the an article entitled Children's Lit Meets Black Girl Magic written by Lucy Gellman in the Arts Council of New Haven on October 6, 2020.

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National Book Month is held each October. The month-long celebration focuses on the importance of reading, writing and literature. National Book Month is also a time to honor the country's best books and authors.

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When was the last time you fell for a book? Visit our store and see what's new! Shop now, buy any Lauren Simone Publishing House's published books at $14.99 and get 2 or more for $11.99. Save $6. What are you waiting for?

 


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