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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Author Christopher Benson, Author of Death of Innoncence set to lecture at Third Annual Harlem Book Fair on Long Island

Author Christopher Benson, Author of Death of Innoncence set to lecture at Third Annual Harlem Book Fair on Long Island

Author Christopher Benson, Author of Death of Innoncence set to lecture at Third Annual Harlem Book Fair on Long. The lecture will be held at the Freeport Recreation Center.the Story of the Hate Crime that Changed America. Death of Innocence was written in collaboration with the late Mamie Till-Mobley. It relates the tragic story of her son, Emmet Till, whose murder was a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement of the 60's.

The African Atlantic Genealogical Society, QBR, the Black Book Review will be presenting the third annual Harlem Book Fair on Long Island on Saturday, September 17, 2005, from 12 noon until 6:00 p.m., at the Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road, in Freeport. The book fair was established in Harlem in 1998, by Max Rodriguez, publisher of QBR, and has been held annually in Harlem, New York City. Long Island was established as a venue in 2003. Since then other venues have been established in San Diego CA, Roxbury MA, and Buffalo NY.

The book fair will be held outdoors on the patio. (In case of inclement weather, it will be held in the gymnasium.) There will be an “Open Mike”, a Writers Workshop, and Panel Discussions. Popular authors will be available for book signing. The day's events include a Children’s Pavilion, where authors of children’s books will read from, or talk about, their works. Storytellers, clowns, and a stilt-walker will entertain the children. The book fair is free, and open to the public.

Events preceding the book fair are: Thursday, September 15, at 6:30 p.m., there will be a lecture by Christopher Benson, author of Death of Innocence: The lecture will be held at the Freeport Recreation Center.the Story of the Hate Crime that Changed America. Death of Innocence was written in collaboration with the late Mamie Till-Mobley. It relates the tragic story of her son, Emmet Till, whose murder was a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement of the 60's.

On Friday, September 16, from 6:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., there will be a gala Authors Reception at the African American Museum of Nassau County, 110 North Franklin Street, Hempstead NY. A buffet dinner will be served and the authors will be present for signing. Music will be provided by Chuk Fowler and Higher Energy. Donation $35.00, advance sales only. For reservations call Blondell Davis at 516-345-0200.

The hosting of the Harlem Book Fair on Long lsland is made possible by supporters: Verizon, Freeport Memorial Library, Freeport Recreation Center, and Astoria Federal Savings.

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