New Orleans Public Library
African American Resource Center

Tom Dent Literary Festival

An annual event honoring New Orleanian
Tom Dent (1932-1998)
poet, essayist, oral historian, dramatist, cultural activist,
and noted figure in the Black Arts movement


2007
Schedule of Events
Link here for information on this year's programs

Follow these links to photographs from this year's events
Authors Showcase, November 1
Storyteller Angela the Yarnspinner, November 2
Tom Dent Forum, November 3


Hurricane Katrina forced the cancellation of the 2005 and 2006 Tom Dent Literary Festivals.


2004
Schedule of Events
Link here for information on this year's programs

Follow these links to photographs from this year's events
Storytelling with Chakula, November 4
Poetry Night,
November 4
Authors Showcase, November 5
Tom Dent Forum, November 6


2003
Schedule of Events
Link here for the program and photographs of this year's events


2002
Fourth Annual Forum
Major Jackson, Leaving Saturn
Dr. Violet Bryan and Dr. Laura Tuley, Panelists
November 9, 2002
          Flyer    [In Adobe Acrobat format]
          Photographs from the Event

An Evening of Poetry
Kalamu ya Salaam and the poets of the NOMMO literary society
November 7, 2002
          Photographs from the Event

Authors' Night
Blair Walker and Yolanda Joe
November 8, 2000
          Photographs from the Event


2001
Third Annual Forum
Saddi Khali, Featured Writer
Mona Lisa Saloy, Panelist
C. Leigh McInnis, Panelist

November 3, 2001
          Photographs from the event


2000
Second Annual Forum
Terrance Haynes, Muscular Music
With Kalamu ya Salaam

November 4, 2000
          Press Release [In Adobe Acrobat format]
          Photographs from the event


1999
First Annual Forum
A Tribute to Tom Dent
Lolis Edward Elie,
Chakula cha Jua,
Dr. Henry C. Lacey

November 13, 1999
          Press Release
          Photographs from the event


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