Sponsors, Supporters and Partners

(past and present)

Program Sponsors

Office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams

New York City Council Member Inez Barron, 42nd District

New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, 35th District

Amazon Literary Partnership

Brooklyn Delegation of New York City Council

Capital One

Con Edison

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Humanities New York

New-York Historical Society

YNTS: You Need To Succeed Public Relations


Partners and Supporters

AALBC (African American Literature Book Club)

Kojo Ade, Kojo Associates

African Voices /Reel Sisters

Akashic Books


Akwaaba Mansion

Bedford Stuyvesant YMCA

Brooklyn Literary Council

Brooklyn Public Library

Cave Canem Foundation

The Center for Arts & Culture Bedford Stuyvesant

Restoration Corp. Inc.

College of Education, Sacramento State University

The Glenda R. Taylor Museum

Greenlight Bookstore

Green Earth Poets Cafe

Hachette Book Group

Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson, Just Us Books Inc.

Kensington Publishing
Library of America

Louise Mirrer, PhD

National CARES Mentoring Movement

NK-Ko Designs

Paden Institute

Penguin Random House

Personalized Skincare by Marcia

Poets & Writers

Publishing in Color

Ishmael Reed Publishing Co.


Shabazz Communications Inc.

Sister’s Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center

The Soul Spot Restaurant

Weeksville Heritage Center

World Rhythm Academy


Media Friends/Partners and Supporters

AKILA Worksongs INC.

BK Live/BRIC Arts Media

Association of Writers and Writing Programs

(BAM) Brooklyn Academy of Music

The Brooklyn Reader

Imhotep Gary Byrd

Literary Nation Talk Radio

Mahogany Books

Mosaic Literary Magazine

The Network Journal

New York Amsterdam News

Our Time Press

PEN America/Pen World Voices Festival

Poets & Writers

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Spectrum News NY1

Symphony Space

WBAI, 99.5 FM

WBGO, 88.3 FM

WHCR, 90.3 FM

WVIP, 93.5 FM.


City University of New York Supporters

CUNY Office of Academic Affairs

CUNY Office of Communications and Marketing

Hunter College, Department of Africana & Puerto Rican/Latino Studies

IRADAC (Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas & the Caribbean)