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Presents Afr’Am Fest 26th Annual

September 4, 5, 6, 2009

Town Point Park, Norfolk VA

Afr'Am Fest Admission prices:
(advance tickets sales only)
$10.00 per day.
$20.00 per weekend pass
$15.00 day of the show
Children Under 10, Free with an Adult

The Literary Café will be located in the center of the park between the Main Stage and Marketplace areas.

Friday, September 4th
4:15 pm Afr’Am Fest Literary Award Nominees
4:45 pm Performance: In4Red
5:00 pm Panel Discussion: “Let’s Get ‘Fired Up!’” Feat. Wil LaVeist
5:45 pm Performance: Tiffany Smallwood

6:00 pm Afr’Am Fest Poetry Slam hosted by Nonfriction feat. Poetikk Justice, Breeze, Blakghost, Ms. Monica, “Clark”, and Shiloh . With Special performances by “Just In Case,” C4, Tootie feat. Brutha’s Keeper, and Janaf


Saturday, September 5th
10:00 am Afr’Am Fest Literary Awards Brunch
12:15 pm Performance: Venom Dance Team

12:30 pm Panel Discussion “Black Love Today” Moderated by Linda Dominique Grosvenor feat. Dwayne S. Joseph, R.A.W., LaJill Hunt, & Cheris Hodges

1:30 pm Performance: KREAM
1:45 pm Health Awareness Issues

2:30 pm Panel Discussion: “The State of Black Literature ” Moderated by Martin Pratt of Urban Literary Review feat. Mary Monroe, Wil LaVeist, Yvette Dowtin, Tina McKinney & Nakea Murray

3:45 pm Community Resource Information
4:15 pm Performance: Dance Dimensions

4:30 pm “God Ain’t Blind” 3 Chicks On Lit Style – Book Club Meeting Feat. Mary Monroe

5:30 pm Performance: Anonymous Funk


Sunday, September 6th
12:15 pm The Public Speaking Contest
1:15 pm Performance: Best Kept Secret
1:30 pm Celebration of Youth Awards

2:30 pm “What They Want: Teens & the Books They Read” Moderated by 3 Chicks On Lit feat. Area Teens and Booker T. Mattison, Gary Smith, Anthony Whyte, Moses Miller & Jonathan Queen

3:15 pm Performance: Livewire & Amerika

3:30 pm Panel Discussion: “VA On the Map” feat. LaJill Hunt, Edd McNair, Angelo Galloway

4:15 pm Panel Discussion “Triumph Over Tragedy” feat. Theressa Gonsalves, Fredric Almond, & Jonathan Queen
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