On October 13th authors, publishers, book sellers, and book lovers came together at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds for the annual Twin Cities Book Festival, organized by the Rain Taxi Review of Books. This meeting of the literary minds gave the Black Market Reads team the opportunity to ask some pressing questions of these creators and promoters about the state of Black literature today. We hope you’ll enjoy this series of short interviews, recorded in live environment from our perch next to The Givens Foundation for African American Literature’s booth.
On this bonus episode, we’re sharing a series of interviews we recorded live from the 2018 Twin Cities Book Festival at the Minnesota State Fair grounds. Interviews with: Archie Givens (The Givens Foundation), Mary Taris (Publisher, Strive Publishing), Donna Gingery (author), LaBelle Nambangi (author), Amber James (author), Lehman Riley (author), Jasmine Brett Stringer (author), A.
On this special episode, you’ll hear the voices of:
00:30 – Eric Lorberer – Editor, Rain Taxi Review of Books
04:20 – Archie Givens – President, The Givens Foundation for African American Literature
07:10 – Mary Taris – Publisher, Strive Publishing
10:50 – Linda Miller, Strive Publishing
13:50 – Amber James – author, Come Back Around
18:00 – Lehman Riley – author, The Adventures of Papa Lemon’s Little Wanderers Series
22:18 – Jasmine Brett Stringer – author, Seize Your Life: How to Carpe Diem Everyday
27:50 – A. Raphael Johnson – author, The Through (Jaded Ibis Press)
31:46 – Tiffany D. Jackson – author, Allegedly and Monday’s Not Coming (Katherine Tegen Books)
40:40 – Ricardo Germaine Peters – author, Under a Cloven Sky (Strive Publishing)
42:40 – Rekhet Si-Asar – Publisher, In Black Ink