Letter from the Executive Director

lorraine currelley

Greetings Everyone!

My name is Lorraine Currelley, the Executive Director for the Bronx Book Fair.  I look forward to working in this new and exciting role, with the Bronx Book Fair committee. It is humbling and an honor to be recognized for my commitment and contributions to the literary and performing and fine arts communities. To work to provide the best in literary programming for the Bronx, our sister boroughs and the greater New York City area and surrounding communities is a privilege. I look forward to the committee’s continued support and confidence as we proceed. 

I will continue to advocate for literacy, and to create innovative programming, to enhance the artistic experiences for community residents and opportunities for the Bronx literary community of poets and writers. Look for the Bronx Book Fair committee members page. Get to know the Bronx Book Fair committee.

Launched in 2013, the Bronx Book Fair is dedicated to engaging and growing the community of poets and writers in the Bronx and to connecting those literary artists to readers and book lovers of all ages. Through readings, workshops, and presentations. Our goal is to engage the community with a variety of literature and programs that will broaden access to Bronx literary artists, increase library usage, and encourage a love of books and reading. The Bronx Book Fair has a vision for mobilizing the trusted, neutral, information-rich public space of the library to deliver literary and literacy programming. A vision that includes building effective collaborations. A vision that fosters mastery and promotes meaningful social engagement. Our work to date affirms this vision. Thanks, to the Bronx Library Center, Michael Alvarez, Associate Director and Jean Harripersaud, Adult Librarian for your commitment, work and for providing such a wonderful home for the Bronx Book Fair.

I’m extending best wishes to Ron Kavanaugh former executive director for the Bronx Book Fair. Thank you, for your service.  Your work on behalf of the Bronx community and the Bronx Book Fair does not go unnoticed. Congratulations, as you proceed in your new role as the Bronx Book Fair Marketing and Publicity Coordinator.

Continue to check for posted updates. In April of 2018 we will present a month of literary events leading up to Bronx Book Fair May 5, 2018. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

In Service to community,
Lorraine Currelley,
Executive Director
Bronx Book Fair

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