The BIPOC Bookseller Awards celebrate and uplift the Black and Brown independent booksellers whose dedication to indie bookstores, and their Black, Indigenous and POC colleagues and communities, have touched and influenced countless lives.
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WHITE SPACE featuring Jennifer De Leon in conversation with Lupita Aquino (hosted by Duende District in partnership with The Word)
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM MST/ 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM EST
Jennifer De Leon is author of the Young Adult novel, Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From and the essay collection, White Space: Essays on Culture, Race, & Writing. An Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Framingham State University and a faculty member in the MFA in Creative Nonfiction program at Bay Path University, she has published prose in dozens of literary journals such as Iowa Review, Brevity, Guernica, and more, and is a GrubStreet instructor and board member. To learn more about her work, visit: or follow her @jdeleonwriter.
Lupita Aquino--better known as Lupita Reads--is the co-founder and moderator for LIT on H St Book Club hosted at Solid State Books and is a passionate reader active in both the local and online book community through her Instagram blog- @Lupita.Reads. She is also a book curator fr BESE media and a columnist for the Washington Independent Review of Books.
Duende District is a pop-up boutique bookstore for & by people of color, where all are welcome. We specialize in carrying the best new adult & children's books by BIPOC authors/illustrators in English & Spanish.
The Word | A Storytelling Sanctuary is a non-profit organization working to build a publishing community that will fight for inclusivity.
We join our friends Lighthouse Writers on the third Friday of each month for a happy hour and mixer for writers of color. Come by to meet fellow writers, and stay for a rotating run of panel talks, workshopping sessions, and open mics.