FIRST BEDFORD-STUYVESANT SMALL PRESS AND CREATIVE ARTS FAIR TO BE PRESENTED AT BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY'S MACON LIBRARY ON MAY 7th 2005

April 4, 2005

FIRST BEDFORD-STUYVESANT SMALL PRESS AND CREATIVE ARTS FAIR
TO BE PRESENTED AT BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY'S
MACON LIBRARY ON MAY 7th 2005

Brooklyn, NY – April 4, 2005
— The First Bedford-Stuyvesant Small Press and Creative Arts Fair, sponsored by the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and its community partners, will be presented at the historic Macon Library, located at at 361 Lewis Avenue on Saturday, May 7 at 11 AM. The free event is open to the public, and will showcase the literary and artistic talents of local residents.

The First Bedford-Stuyvesant Small Press and Creative Arts Fair is inspired by the great work of Bedford-Stuyvesant writers, artists and publishers, who, by their struggles to create art, have sustained a community and a unique and vibrant culture.

As many as 30 publishers and creators of alternative art, many of whom have had an impact on the Bedford-Stuyvesant community, will display, discuss and sell their works under one roof. The day’s events will also include theatrical presentations, story time and craft projects for children.

This year marks the 94th anniversary of BPL’s Macon Library, which will close for renovation and is expected to reopen in the Spring of 2008. Upon reopening, Macon Library will be restored to its original architectural heritage and highlight the significant cultural history of Brooklyn through its collections and archives.

The First Bedford-Stuyvesant Small Press and Creative Arts Fair is sponsored by: BPL, Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Brownstone Books, The Friends of Macon Branch, Legacy PR, Village of Bedford Garden Day School, Alliance of African American Artists and Art Forms and Our Time Press.

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