NBF Presents: Colleges, Libraries & Festivals

John Lewis signing books at NBA on Campus at Sam Houston State University

It’s an incredible opportunity to have access to such prominent writers, and I know our community will be thrilled with the [NBF Presents] programming we are able to offer.

— Brigitte Blanton, Library Director of the Greensboro Public Library

Audience members at the Roanoke Public Library in Virginia. Photo credit: Patrick Perkins

NBF Presents programs bring National Book Award–honored authors and nationally recognized moderators to libraries, colleges, book festivals, and performance venues for public readings, discussions, and presentations. NBF Presents is designed to give audiences—whether in urban, suburban, or rural communities—access to some of our country’s most renowned writers and their books and to create spaces where authors and audiences can connect, be in dialogue, and share ideas.

The NBF aims to leave no reader or community overlooked, and to be a catalyst for conversations through great books.

NBF Presents  is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


NBF Presents Spring 2021 Schedule

21jan6:00 pmNBF Presents: Happy Debut Year6:00 pm ET

04feb6:00 pmNBF Presents: Black History Reexamined6:00 pm ET

16feb8:00 pmNBF Presents: Secrets of the South8:00 pm ET

26feb7:00 pmNBF Presents: LitFest 20217:00 pm ET

27feb11:00 amNBF Presents: LitFest 202111:00 am ET

06mar11:00 amNBF Presents: Page, Stage, and Screen11:00 am MST

11mar7:30 pmNBF Presents: The National Book Awards at Concordia College7:30 pm CT

13mar7:00 pmNBF Presents: The Work of Fiction7:00 pm EST

25mar6:00 pmNBF Presents: Borders of Belonging6:00 pm ET

22apr6:00 pmNBF Presents: Poetry in Protest6:00 pm ET

20may5:00 pmNBF Presents: The Art of Translation5:00 pm ET

15jun6:00 pmNBF Presents: Revolutionary Joy6:00 pm ET


Unless otherwise noted, all programs made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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