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The Freadom Festival: Portland’s First Annual Black Book Festival takes place this Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 12:00 – 6:00pm at Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon.

The organizers write: “A core tenet of The Freadom Festival is our belief that reading and books should be inclusive and accessible. Which is why we are hosting this free event in a local Portland park, open to all to come and learn the importance of Juneteenth, fellowship with a community of fellow book lovers, support Black businesses, receive reading resources, and celebrate literacy and liberation!”

The Freadom Festival includes a community book swap, a book drive for PDX Books to Prisoners, Multnomah County Library card sign-ups, children’s reading hour, author talks with local black authors Kim Johnson and Kesha Ajose Fisher with Q&A and book signings, zine book-making craft station, literary information booths, raffles, giveaways and more!

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