|The HBF Main Stage is located on West 135th Street between Malcolm X (Lenox) and 7th Avenue. All outdoor readings and performances are free. Schedule is subject to adjustment.
11:00 STAGE OPENS
Max Rodriguez, Founder, Harlem Book Fair; Howard Dodson, Chief, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President; State Senator Bill Perkins, Assemblyman Keith Wright; Neal Clark, Chair, Community Board 10. 12:00 The Harlem Book Fair Goes to Bermuda!
Join Max Rodriguez; Patti Pitt, Business Development Manager, Bermuda Tourism Board; and Dale Butler, former Member of the Bermuda Parliment in announcing the August 2008 Bermuda Book Fair! Support the work of the Harlem Book Fair by signing up for a Raffle for a Free 7-day Caribbean Cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line!12:30 The Book That Changed My Life – Hosted by Selena James, Editor, Kensington BooksWhat is that book that made you laugh aloud…made you cry…made you read it all over again…or answered that one burning question in your life? Which is the book you that save for the special people in your life? Bring your book (or just your story about your favorite book) as authors and the audience read and share the books that touched, moved, and inspired their lives. This event is for book lovers only! A list of ‘The Book That Changed My Life’ will be posted on the HBF website. Come and share the gift of your favorite story!
1:00 Relentless Success – Meet four authors who have achieved extraordinary accomplishments!
Relentless Aaron is the acclaimed author of thirty completed manuscripts written while in prison has published over fourteen books. The books he penned behind prison walls are now breakout hits. Shortly after his release, he earned a 6-figure, fourteen book deal with St. Martin’s Press. He has been featured on ABC World News and Fox 5 Good Day New York as well as in The New York Times, The Journal News, The Daily News and TIME Magazine.
Renée McRae is a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and performance poet. Renée hosts a weekly cable talk show, Fade To Black, interviewing people living their passions which airs on QPTV and BCAT. Her award-winning poetry has been published in seven anthologies of the National Library of Poetry.
Andrew Morrison built a multi-million dollar company by providing innovative direct marketing services to Fortune 500 companies. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, Crain’s Magazine 40 Under 40 and Advertising Age. He also appeared as a “Young Millionaire” on The Oprah Winfrey Show and is the recipient of the prestigious Young Direct Marketer of the Year Award. Andrew is the host of the “Money Making Mondays” radio show heard on 98.7 KISS-FM.
Georgia Woodbine shares her experiences, secrets to success and strategies from the entertainment industry that transitioned into her publishing company Spiritual Focus Publishing. She gives it to you straight in her powerful book, How To Make BIG BUCK$ Without Selling Your Soul!
1:30 Urban Street Lit with Omar Tyree
2:00 Elon Bomani, a self-made millionaire, is on a major mission to help all Women accomplish their greatest aspirations.The Dynamic Diva Dollar Workshop will teach you to take control of your financial destiny and become financial free today. You will learn how to develop a wealth consciousness, get your financial act together, start a home based or e-business on a shoe-string budget and invest in commodities, options, currency and real estate using other people’s money.
This fun-filled, interactive workshop is filled to the max with do-able, practical information that will help you build wealth beyond your imagination.. No get rich quick scheme…just totally ethical and legitimate techniques that really work for women and moms today. Elon is no math genius or has a degree in economics, but she has uncovered some wealth secrets that allows her to make money in her pajamas!She is the author of two newly released books, Dynamic Diva Dollars: For Women Who Aren’t Afraid to Become Millionaires and Wealth Chants.
2:45 Women’s Empowerment: Having It Now (or Know It’s On Its Way!)
Join our powerhouse conversation with Wendy Williams (Is the Bitch Dead, Or What?); Amy DuBois Barnett (Get Yours!: The Girlfriend’s Guide to Having Everything You Ever Dreamed); Lori Bryant-Woolridge (Weapons of Mass Seduction) and Ms. USA, Kenya Moore on getting it all now.
Identify and pursue your true passions. Let go of any negativity that’s holding you back. Find the man of your dreams–and build a lasting relationship. Achieve your professional goals and accumulate real wealth. Get the body you’ve always wanted. Figure out your personal style and nurture your creative talents. Form unbreakable bonds with your family, your friends and your higher power. Enjoy life and make every day count! Too good to be true? Not for our panelists – and not for you!
3:30 Churchin’ with Sister BettyPat G’Orge – Walker is in a league of her own. This accomplished Christian author and comedienne has an amazing mind and talent for turning her observations of church and black church life, in particular, into gems of sidesplitting humor. It is her own special gift from God that enables G’Orge-Walker to depict the often ridiculous antics of church folk. She does it without sub-
verting the Good News or watering down the potency of its message.In the 1970s, G’Orge-Walker began penning short stories featuring a main character that has an intimate and impacting encounter with God Almighty on the telephone, the now infamous Sister Betty. But it wasn’t until 1997 that she actually self-published Sister Betty God is Calling!
4:30 QUEEN AFUA: Journey to the City of Wellness
Queen Afua is a phenomenal spiritual visionary; a dedicated healer, who blends ancestral-rich spiritual cosmology with alternative medicine to teach women and men how to gain a pain-free, disease free and spiritually charged empowered life via Natures way. The City of Wellness: The Journey thru Nutrition Kitchen with Nature’s Pharmacy was written for the Wellness Movement. The revolutionary approach is presented in her text by encouraging people to utilize food as a medicine via 7 Kitchens of Conscious-ness.5:15 A Torchlight for America
Hosted by Minister Kevin MuhammadJoin Minister Kevin Muhammad, spiritual leader and radio host personality, in discussing A Torchlight for America, a book for guiding the country out from its present condition toward a more peaceful and productive society in which mutual respect governs the relations between the diverse members of America. 6:00 STAGE CLOSES