"Gathering of the Griots"

Radio Show

“Gathering of the Griots” is a radio show that breathes literary life into the airwaves from writers affiliated with the Soulful Chicago Book Fair.  It lends a chance to hear OUR stories, from OUR point of view, for OUR benefit.  Listen in to brother and sister authors who were courageous,  hard-working and tenacious  enough  to put their power to the pen, and share their thoughts through the written word!

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PAST 2019 RADIO SHOWS

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PAST 2018 HOLIDAY RADIO SHOWS

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2018 GATHERING OF THE GRIOTS HOLIDAY FLY
Greer, Gadson, Beck, Moore
Russell, Fredericks, Fradin, Crump
Rollins, Asadah, Banks

PAST WEEKLY RADIO SHOWS

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Know Your Chicago
Know Your Chicago

9/5/17 Chicago is a vast, unique city with a variety of nuances. Its people are shaped by its neighborhoods and all its actions...good or bad... come from a strong sense of community. Tune in and learn what you may not know about this great city!

NFL Black Men Then & Now
NFL Black Men Then & Now

8/29/17 The NFL as we know it has a rich history of profound Black men who laid the foundation for what our brothers are experiencing today. Tune in, listen & learn from this very important broadcast, featuring the story of a living legend.

What Shapes Our Emotions
What Shapes Our Emotions

8/22/17 Black people have been through a ton of experiences that helped to shape who we are today. What are the negative & positive emotions that result? Listen to these authors confront what we may or may not want to look at.

Picture Books With Purpose
Picture Books With Purpose

8/15/17 Our children grow when we control the imagery in their books. Tune in and listen to how this author & publisher contribute to this mission.

Ways To Inspire
Ways To Inspire

8/8/17 Enjoy a conversation with these two authors as they share how they’ve packaged inspiration in their powerful books.

The Emcees See
The Emcees See

8/1/17 SCBF Emcees saw what we didn’t fully see. Tune in and find out the magnitude of this event from their lens.

Sponsors Move the Movement
Sponsors Move the Movement

7/25/17 Find out why these sponsors chose to make financial contributions to this worthy cause.

We Did It!
We Did It!

7/18/17 How powerful was this event?! Call in & let us know what you saw! The community got transformed!

The Pre-Event Jump Off!
The Pre-Event Jump Off!

7/11/17 The Big event is here again! Join lovers of this movement and the High Priestess of the Word Camille Yarbrough

Women In Need
Women In Need

7/4/17 Women have all kinds of needs! Listen to how this author and this organization addresses them in their own way.

Organizational Excellence
Organizational Excellence

6/27/17 There are organizations bringing their power to the Soulful Chicago Book Fair. Listen & learn about the impact they’re making!

“The Righteous Message of a Man”
“The Righteous Message of a Man”

6/20/17 Learn how this brother took his own life questions to build a value-based literary empire!!