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 National Book Foundation aims to reach readers everywhere, and to be a catalyst for conversations through great books.


NBF Presents Fall 2022 Schedule

24sep1:00 pmLet’s Get Organized: Fighting Book Bans, TogetherDC Public Library, Loyalty Bookstores, and PEN America1:00 pm EDT 901 G St. NW

02oct2:00 pmNBF Presents: An Afternoon with the National Book AwardsBrooklyn Book Festival2:00 pm EDT 157 Montague Street

05nov11:45 amNBF Presents: A Morning with the National Book AwardsPortland Book Festival11:45 am PDT 1111 SW Broadway

06nov11:30 amNBF Presents: A Morning with the National Book AwardsTexas Book Festival11:30 am CST

15nov10:30 am2022 Teen Press Conference92NY10:30 am EST

15nov7:00 pm2022 National Book Awards Finalist Reading7:00 pm EST Charlottesville, VA

16nov8:00 pmThe 73rd National Book Awards Ceremony & Benefit Dinner8:00 pm EST New York, NY

19nov10:30 amNBF Presents: A Morning with the National Book AwardsMiami Book Fair10:30 am EST


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