2018 CBC Read-a-thon!

Inaugural Readathon is happening today – rain or shine!!


Join us on December 7 and 8 to celebrate the New Orleans reading and writing community. Be here for non-stop reading and reading performances from your favorite NOLA authors. See Saturday Schedule below.

Friday, December 7
7:00 PM – 10:00PM
Programming TBA
Community Book Center
2523 Bayou Road, New Orleans, LA 70119

Saturday, December 8
10:00AM – 6:00PM
Community Book Center
2523 Bayou Road, New Orleans, LA 70119

Saturday program

Dedicated to the memory of Deanne Feaster

Master of Ceremony LeBron “LBJ” Joseph, co-host of News With a Twist and host of New Orleans Music Playlist on NOLA 38

Opening/Welcome/Moment of silent reflection

Culu Children Traditional African Dance Company

Elena Cohen –The Fair Housing Five

Bahiy Watson -1881 Institute of Technology

Mama Baderinwa – multidisciplinary story using music and movement. Ages 2-5

11:45 – 12:30
Marti Dumas author of the Jaden Toussaint Series and others

12:30 – 1:00
Niyko and Dr. Sheika Square

1:00 – 1:30
Wanda Romaine – The Legacy of McDonogh #35

1:30 – 2:00
Mama Jamilah Muhammad – What a Wonderful World

2:00 – 2:30
Truth Universal

2:30 – 3:00
Adella, Adella the Storyteller

3:00 – 3:15
John Slade – Afro Brother Space Man comic

3:15 – 3:30
Gina Minor Allen -There’s An Alligator in Audubon Park

3:30 – 4:00
Naomi and Kelly Harris DeBerry

4:00 – 6:00 pm
Featured Guest Black Gotham Experience presents “Origins Tour – New Orleans” with Artist / Historian Kamau Ware

Program Closing
Fred Johnson, Founder/President Black Men of Labor

Schedule subject to change.

Planning to Attend?

Attendee Form
Let us know if you’re coming by signing up at the link above.

Interested in Reading?

Reader Application

Click the link above to sign up to be a reader at the Read-a-thon


Community Book Center Kickstarter

Want to support this effort financially? Click the link above to donate to our Kickstarter campaign. We have lots of cool rewards for every level from $5 donation to $1000 sponsorships. Whatever you can do to help will elevate our  Readathon and will be greatly appreciated.