A festival that celebrates books and literary works by BIPOC authors.
The annual BIPOC Book Fest is a celebration centered on underrepresented voices through a showcase of literary works that feature Black, Indigenous, People of Color and other creatives of marginalized communities. Curated with diversity in mind, the festival combines the nostalgia of the book fairs we knew and loved as children with unique programming, panels, readings, vendors, book-related memorabilia, poetry performances and more!
THE NEXT CHAPTER …
ONCE UPON A TIME … a dream became something greater than we could have imagined! First off, a huge, heartfelt THANK YOU to the donors, writers, bookstores, libraries, organizations, activists, educators and other bookish folks who gave of their time and exceptional talents to help make last year’s debut of BIPOC Book Fest/Little BIPOC Book Fest an astounding success that drew more than 400 attendees! (A special shout-out to Buffalo Soldiers National Museum and Smither Park for being such generous and gracious hosts!)
In 2023, we’re continuing our mission’s momentum, but with a twist: the Little BIPOC Book Fest, for children ages 3-10, will be held in partnership with Discovery Green in March, while our anchor event for teens and adults, the BIPOC Book Fest, will be held at the Asia Society of Texas in May. We look forward to seeing y’all at this year’s festivals. LET’S GET LIT!
Little BIPOC Book Fest
Saturday, March 11, 2023
1500 McKinney St.
BIPOC Book Fest: A LIT VIBE
Saturday, May 13, 2023
1370 Southmore Blvd.
Stay up to date with BIPOC Book Fest happenings and announcements. #BIPOCBookFest
Hosted in Houston — the most diverse city in the nation — the BIPOC Book Fest aims to showcase literary works and the rich stories that represent our collective identities, cultures and heritage. 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