July 15, 2017

We are now less than 24 hours away from The Soulful Chicago Book Fair and we sure hope we'll see you there. With all the hard work that's been put into the making of this event there's no question it's going to be a great time. There will be food, entertainment, and a...

July 14, 2017

The Soulful Chicago Book Fair is not your typical book fair. From tip to toe the SCBF has a deep dedication to amplifying the voices of a diverse group of Black people and that includes young people. This year we have some fantastic young people who will share their bo...

July 13, 2017

By design, The Soulful Chicago Book Fair relies heavily on the Chicago community. It began when a woman with a clipboard and the right venue gauged the interest in a Book Fair designed for Black authors located by and for the Black Community. She discovered that with j...

July 12, 2017

When my work with the Soulful Chicago Book Fair started around a month ago, I was keen to see what kind of movement it was. Being a Chicago native and a writer, I believed in the mission and in the hard facts that the SCBF was a successful event in 2016, sporting a lis...

July 11, 2017

With just a mere five days between now and The Soulful Chicago Book Fair, it's fair to say that we have hit the final stretch. Though this week is jam packed, I had a chance to talk about what this final stretch looks like from The Soulful Chicago Book Fair's founder,...

July 10, 2017

Joy Elan began writing when she was a child. She loved literature from a young age and knew that she would, one day, become a writer. Elan was also born with hearing loss which resulted in her wearing hearing aids since she was 15 months old. She graduated from UC Berk...

July 3, 2017

Cassandra Washington’s book, Teach and Take Time for You, was a book she came to after a career as an educator, principal, and teacher in the Chicago Public School System for 26 years. In that time she became intimately familiar with some of the less discussed challeng...

June 20, 2017

Bernard Turner is a Chicago native, born from Bronzeville with a career in teaching and educational publishing. He has been a volunteer as an interpreter at the Chicago History Museum since 2000 where he has fostered a deep knowledge of his neighborhood and its history...