A Preview: Penguin Random House at AFROPUNK BROOKLYN 2019

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Penguin Random House is a sponsor of AFROPUNK for the first time and will be the sole book publisher at this weekend’s festival, August 24-25, at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn. AFROPUNK represents an influential community of gifted creatives from all backgrounds who express themselves through music, art, film, books, comedy, fashion and more. Originating with the 2003 documentary that highlighted a Black presence in the American punk scene, AFROPUNK is actively redefining the urban experience by centering the unwritten, unwelcome, and unheard-of.

A wide range of Penguin Random House activities, featuring our colleagues, books, and authors, and centered around the theme Be Heard, Be Seen, Be You,” are scheduled to take place at the PRH Rock N’Read tent at AFROPUNK BROOKLYN and will also be live on PRH social channels.

To view a page on the AFROPUNK website dedicated to our Rock N’ Read tent, click here.

An overview of our activities:

Saturday, August 24:

BE SEEN: Books That Make You Feel Seen

@1:00 pm: Free Advance Copies of Morgan Parker’s WHO PUT THIS SONG ON? (Delacorte Press)

@2:00 pm: Author Tochi Onyebuchi signing Free Advance Copies of WAR GIRLS (Razorbill)

BE YOU: Books to Keep It Fresh

@3:00 pm: Editorial Staff Session: “So You Want to Write a Book?”

@3:30 pm: Free Advance Copies of Akilah Hughes’ OBVIOUSLY (Razorbill)

@4:30 pm: Free Advance Copies of Dexter Palmer’s MARY TOFT; or, The Rabbit Queen (Pantheon)

@5:00 pm: Author Elaine Welteroth signing her book MORE THAN ENOUGH: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say) (Viking)

BE HEARD: Books to Start a Discussion

@6:00 pm: Free Advance Copies of Kiley Reid’s SUCH A FUN AGE (Putnam)

@6:30 pm: DIY Activity: Candle Demo with Mya Spalter, author of ENCHANTMENTS: A Modern Witch’s Guide to Self-Possession (Lenny)

@7:30 pm: Free Advance Copies of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ THE WATER DANCER (One World)

 

Sunday, August 25:

BE SEEN: Books That Make You Feel Seen

@2:00 pm: Author Camryn Garret signing Free Advance Copies of FULL DISCLOSURE (Knopf Books for Young Readers)

BE YOU: Books to Keep it Fresh

@3:00 pm: Editorial Staff Session: “So You Want to Write a Book?”

@3:30 pm: Free Advance Copies of Akwaeke Emezi’s PET (Make Me a World)

@4:30 pm: Giveaway of Sneak Peek of Skai Jackson’s REACH FOR THE SKAI: How to Empower, Inspire and Clapback (Crown Books for Young Readers)

BE HEARD: Books to Start a Discussion

@7:30 pm: Free Advance Copies of Jacqueline Woodson’s RED AT THE BONE (Riverhead)

Throughout the weekend, there will be Penguin Random House books for sale, with One World’s HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST by Ibram X. Kendi offered as a special “free book with purchase” (while supplies last). Reader Rewards, our consumer loyalty program, will also be featured via free tote bags.

AFROPUNK attendees can listen to Penguin Random House Audio audiobook clips featuring Michelle Obama and Dapper Dan at the PRH audiobook listening stations.

To view a complete overview of AFROPUNK BROOKLYN , click here.

Colleagues who may have questions about PRH at AFROPUNK, feel free to reach out to Annysa Polanco (anpolanco@penguinrandomhouse.com).


Posted: August 23, 2019