WORD!! Celebrating of 50 Years of Hip-Hop Culture will foreground the intersection of literature, visual and performing art, generated by the culture featuring the leaders, authors, and scholars of Florida’s Hip-Hop community.
Founded in 2012, the South Florida Book Festival (SFBF) has made steady strides and is now one of the fastest growing events of its kind across the southeast region. Each year it presents celebrity authors and respected thought-leaders. Thousands of people from all over South Florida attend this highly anticipated book festival. Attendees are able to participate in events on various topics and purchase books of featured authors from our partner bookseller. This year’s event will celebration the 50th anniversary of the birth of hip-hop. Entitled “WORD!! Celebrating 50 Years of Hip-Hop Culture” will foreground the intersection of literature, visual and performing art, generated by the culture.
This event is presented by Visit Lauderdale, and supported by Florida Humanities, Universal Hip Hop Museum, Museum of Graffiti, Bank of America, Holman Honda, Cox Media Group/99JAMZ, Hot 105FM, and the Friends of AARLCC. Sponsors include Florida Memorial University, Florida Atlantic University, FIU's Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab, FIU's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and FIU's Department of African and African Diaspora Studies.
Schedule At-A-Glance [Register on Eventbrite]
Thursday, July 13
10:30 AM – 3:00PM - Youth Day featuring New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander, Girls Make Beats, and the Museum of Graffiti.
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM – "Transnational artistic dance Works and practices that Evoke Revolutionary Kinship (T.W.E.R.K.)" by the Olujimi Dance Theater.
Friday, July 14
6:00 PM - A Conversation with Kevin Powell
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Eat. Drink. Read. “Kicks & Sips Edition." A reception benefiting AARLCC's South Florida Book Festival. Featuring DJ Demp. Admission: $75.00/per person. Must be 21-year-old or older to attend.
Saturday, July 15
10:30 AM – 5:00 PM – South Florida Book Festival. Featuring Rob Kenner, author of The Marathon Don’t Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle and Dr. Regina Bradley, author of Chronicling Stankonia: The Birth of the Hip-Hop South.
Presented by Visit Lauderdale