Tiffany Jackson


Due to unforeseen circumstances, Tiffany Jackson has had to cancel her participation.

Tiffany D. Jackson, author of Allegedly, was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for that book and is also author of the forthcoming Monday’s Not Coming. She is a television professional by day, novelist by night, and an awkward black girl 24/7. She received her B.A. in film from Howard University

Speaker's Website Speaker's Facebook Speaker's Twitter Genre: Children/Youth

Tyehimba Jess


Tyehimba Jess, author of Olio, is a professor of English at College of Staten Island. Olio won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and received an Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.

Speaker's Twitter Genre: Poetry

Jill Jonnes

Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape

Jill Jonnes, author of Urban Forests, was named a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar and has received several grants from the Ford Foundation. Her previous work includes Eiffel’s Tower and Conquering Gotham.

Speaker's Website Genre: Non-Fiction