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Past events

  • 2022
    • January
        • Kwame Alexander's AN AMERICAN STORY Book Tour

          January 3, 2022 at 12 Noon EST
          Key West, FL
          Kwame will do a live reading of from Books and Books
          Live at

          January 5, 2022 at 6:30 pm EST
          Raleigh, NC
          Kwame Alexander and Dare Coulter in Conversation at Quail Ridge Books

          January 7, 2022 at 1:00 pm EST
          Panama City, FL
          Bay County Public Library Event
          898 W 11th St, Panama City, FL 32401

          January 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm EST
          Jacksonville, FL
          Jacksonville Public Library, Main Branch, located next to James Weldon Johnson Park.
          303 N Laura St, Jacksonville, FL 32202

          January 11, 2022 at TBA
          Charleston, SC
          Conversation & Connection: Kwame Alexander and Dr. Tonya Maria Matthews

          January 12, 2022 at 5:30 pm EST
          Charlotte, NC
          Barnes & Noble Arboretum
          3327 Pineville-Matthews Rd, Charlotte, NC

          January 14, 2022 at TBA
          Los Angeles, CA
          Manhattan Beach Public Library
          1320 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA

          January 15, 2022 at 4:00 pm EST
          Scrawl Books
          Reading and Signing with Dare
          11911 Freedom Dr, Reston, VA 20190

  • 2020
    • October
        • 6PM ETCall & Response A Q & A on Black Lives Matter for Young People Facebook Live @artsemersonThe Black Lives Matter protest and calls to action have enlightened, energized, and empowered young people in this country. But, it has also left them wondering how they can assert themselves, find answers, do something during this moment of resistance and reclamation in our country. this forum is an opportunity to hear from young people their thoughts and feelings, to listen to their questions and where our community--our country--goes from here, and what their role is. Ten students from various parts of America will pose the questions, and ten Black artists and writers, educators and professionals, will offer answers. This not a master class in activism. It's a workshop on freedom. A call from the ones who will walk the way of a new world. And a response from those of us responsible for helping them imagine it.
        • Reading Becoming Muhammad Ali Jacaranda Books and Families Kwame Alexander will be holding a virtual event partnered with Jacaranda Books and Families. Join along as he reads from his latest book, Becoming Muhammad Ali