Passing the Legacy: Honoring and Celebrating Literary Greatness


Breaking Down Barriers with Books
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11/22/2013
- 8:00 PM  Opening of Bonding Thru Books Festival


“A writer doesn't dream of riches and fame, though those things are nice. A true writer longs to leave behind a piece of themselves, something that with stands the test of time and is passed down for generations.” — C.K. Webb

If we are to survive in this nation, we all have to learn to recognize and respect the fundamental differences between races, cultures, and our diverse socio- economic human rights. It is our hope that through the nightly panels we can highlight the differences in our ideas and attitudes, yet still embrace a sophisticated dialog. We aim to share life's exhilarating variety, while eliminating much of the assumptions and fear surrounding our lives.

Each night 8-10pm EST, life coaches, community leaders, published authors and industry insiders will talk about their motivation for supporting our literary legacy, how they became modern day griots, how authorship has affected their place in society, and how social media has expanded their voice and reach.

This week of heart stirring panel discussions with expert speakers and avid readers will explore why we as a people continue to struggle around issues such as: domestic violence, of getting our work recognized through mainstream mediums, saving our divided homes, dealing with open racism, surviving a failed economy, living through health disparities, turning our passions to profit and more.



11/22/2013 - 9:00 PM  Reclaiming the Dream 50 Years After the March

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


The Bonding Thru Books Literary Festival will address issues that are important to the survival of our nation. A half-century after the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his clarion call for justice from the Lincoln Memorial, where are we on racial progress and the job front?  We have recently marked the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. But are we really free?

* Where are we now? Where do we go from here?
* Politics and Our Financial Power as Consumers
* Racism 150 Years after the Emancipation Proclamation





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