The Harlem World Festival

Panel TalkingMission

The mission of the Harlem World Festival is to create a celebration of ideas that brings  the breadth and spirit of the magazine to life through public programs, community engagement, corporate partnerships and in-school programs that broaden and strengthen the vitality of the community.

In addition, each year we will award The Charlies Tisdale Award For Excellence In Reporting.


The Harlem World Festival is the United State’s largest African-American book fair and the nation’s flagship Black literary event. Held annually in Harlem, NY, the Harlem Book Fair features exhibition booths, panel discussions, book sales, and workshops.

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