A festival that celebrates books and literary works by BIPOC authors.
The annual BIPOC Book Fest is a two-day festival centered on writers of color and a showcase of literary works that feature Black, Indigenous, People of Color and members of other marginalized communities. Curated by notable writers and readers of color, the festival combines the nostalgia of book fairs we knew and loved as students with unique programming, artist talks, readings vendors, book-related memorabilia, must-reads from all genres, and more!
The event will be the first of its kind in Houston to focus on Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color, with a literary component.
Hosted in Houston — the most diverse city in the country — the BIPOC Book Fest aims to showcase books and other literary works that are representative of various races and cultures – just like our city.
BIPOC stands for:
PEOPLE OF COLOR
This acronym aims to be inclusive of the struggles of all people of color, while acknowledging that Black and Indigenous people are and have been severely impacted by systemic racial injustice and disparities.
“Diversity’ should just be called ‘reality.’ Your books, your TV shows, your movies, your articles, your curricula, need to reflect reality.”
— Tananarive Due, author and American Book Award winner