Special Event

Planet Word’s Black Author Book Festival, A Juneteenth Celebration

Monday, June 19, 2023 | 12:00 p.m.

$0 | Mansard Room

Drop by Planet Word anytime between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. for a Juneteenth celebration highlighting the words and works of successful Black authors from the DMV. Join nine local writers and novelists for conversation and book signings — all nine will have books available for purchase and personalization. And while you’re visiting with our local literati, DJ Qué Pequeño will spin up the mood, with craft cocktails available for purchase from Mixt, a local Black-owned bartending company.

Our featured authors are:
Michelle Coles
Karen Roberts Turner
Marita Golden
Kayla Aliese
Terri Johnson
Neosho Ponder
Janis Evans
Satira Streeter
Janice Ferebee

All authors will be present 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. except for Michelle Coles and Marita Golden. Marita Golden will be present from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., and Michelle Coles will be present from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Admission to this event also includes admission to the museum’s galleries.