Culture Honey is honored to be a small part of the Leimert Park Village Book Fair coming up in Los Angeles this weekend! Along with author Shonda Buchanan and Bali Yoga Retreat Coordinator Kali Sampson Alexander, Georgia Sanders, Culture Honey’s founder, will be helping to moderate a panel on the Travel and Wellness stage,“Traveling for a Healthier You: 101” at 12:30pm! Traveling brings many benefits, and mental, emotional and physical health are some of them!
This book fair is a community event in its 11th year, is free to the public and offers something for the whole family! There is even a stage set aside just for kids that features readings by authors and even celebrities like former Dodger pitcher Dennis Powell and Sheldon Bailey – star of Nickelodeon’s Game Shakers. In addition to the Children’s Stage, there will also be a special George Washington Carver Activities Corner with face-painters, balloon artists and more!
In addition to the three stages, there will also be sponsor booths with community information and resources, writing workshops, author readings, poetry and more! Be sure to read the information from the official website below and click on the web link for more details! Hope to see you there!
“The Leimert Park Village Book Fair was founded in 2007 by Cynthia E. Exum with the goal of promoting literacy and education in Los Angeles. The book fair was inspired by a project in February 1999 when Ms. Exum partnered with Our Authors Study Club, Inc. to present a ‘Festival of African American Authors’ at Los Angeles Southwest College. Its success in drawing 10 authors participating for an audience of 40 inspired the idea of creating an annual literary event. The concept of establishing a book fair in the community was further encouraged when Ms. Exum partnered with organizations Helping One Another Progress, Inc., Eso Won Books, the Leimert Park Merchant’s Association, and the 8th District Task Force Committee, and the office of Los Angeles Councilmember Bernard C. Parks, 8th District. Leimert Park was chosen as the host venue site because of its importance as the cultural/artistic center of the African American Community in Los Angeles.
The inaugural Leimert Park Village Book Fair was organized by a Planning Committee of over 30 persons including representatives from local schools, corporate/businesses, libraries, literary non-profit organizations, community organizations, and local authors, poets, and spoken word performers.
Today, the Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair attracts over 200 authors, poets, spoken word artists, storytellers, performers, and literary/educational exhibitor participants – and boasts an audience of over 5,000. Since its inception, the Leimert Park Village Book Fair has grown in popularity and prestige, becoming a cultural tradition and premier summer literary event.”