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Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 11:00 AM

Latham & Watkins LLP - Black History Month Celebration

Virtual Private Event

Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

Author Study with Kwame Alexander and Special Guest Dare Coulter! Virtual

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Join Kwame and his special guest, sculptor/muralist/artist/illustrator Dare Coulter, for a special Author Study event where Kwame will read from his critically-acclaimed book "An American Story", and she will discuss her approach for illustrating the book. The 45-minute virtual session will also include a craft lesson and live Q&A from select attendees.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from and engage with Kwame and Dare!

Thursday, February 29th, 2024 7:00

AISA Librarian Institute 2024 Nairobi, Kenya

Virtual Private Event

Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 3:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Panel Discussion: Unfinished Business, Untold Stories / African American and Children's Literature Trinity Washington University

Washington, DC

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Focusing on the historical examination of the role of Washington, DC writers, Kwame joins Joy Johns, Tracy Elam Walker, David Miller, Ph.D., Tiffany Mitchell Patterson, Ph.D., and Leroy Nesbitt, Jr., for an insightful panel discussion under the title of "Unfinished Business, Untold Stories: A Look Beyond The Immediate Horizon to the Future of Children's Literature Written by African American Authors".

A book signing will follow the panel discussion.

Thursday, March 7th, 2024 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM

Nevada Reading Week

Virtual Private Event

Saturday, March 16th, 2024 1:00 PM

Kwame Alexander in Conversation with Wesley Lowery / 2024 New Orleans Book Festival Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

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Kwame will be in conversation with journalist Wesley Lowery discussing his memoir Why Fathers Cry at Night and his new anthology This Is The Honey during this 3-day festival of nearly 100 national, regional and local authors, children's and family resources and exciting literary programming.

Saturday, April 6th, 2024 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Open A Book, Open A World Children's Literacy Festival Larry J. Ringer Library

College Station, TX


Details TBD

Sunday, April 7th, 2024 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Literary Voices Frederick Douglass High School

Oklahoma City, OK


Kwame delivers the keynote address at this fundraising luncheon which supports the Metropolitan Library System in Oklahoma County.

Register for tickets HERE.

Monday, April 8th, 2024 10:30 PM

Oregon Book Awards Portland Center Stage at The Armory

Portland, OR


Kwame hosts the Portland Book Awards honoring Oregon's most accomplished writers in the categories of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, young readers and graphic literature.

Purchase tickets HERE.

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM

Cleveland Humanities Festival Case-Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH


Join Kwame in conversation with Michele Tracey Berger at the Cleveland Humanities Festival as he discusses not only his latest work, This Is The Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets, but the topic of AWE - what it is, how to cultivate it, how to use it to inspire and teach, how to embrace it.

The Cleveland Humanities Festival is an annual collaborative event celebrating the great cultural institutions of the city of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, dedicated to humanistic inquiry.

Register HERE.

Tuesday, April 30th, 2024 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

Author Study with Kwame Alexander and Surprise Special Guests! Virtual


Join Kwame and some special guests for a special educational experience celebrating National Poetry Month and the 10th anniversary of The Crossover! In addition to Kwame reading from The Crossover and interaction with is suprise guests, the 45-minute virtual session will also include a craft lesson and live Q&A from select attendees.

Register HERE!

Thursday, May 2nd, 2024

School Visit - Literacy for Kids: Authors In Detroit Series

Detroit, MI