Gregory is only one part of a day that runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is chock-a-block with cultural happenings. For the bookfest part of the event, an "Authors and Publishers Pavilion" will hold more than 40 booths with writers and publishers of books of pan-African interest who are eager to discuss them with you. At the same time, a series of workshops and panel discussions on issues of concern to the pan-African reading community -- love and romance, memoirs, urban inspiration, sisterhood -- will be held at the Culture Cafe.
While the adults get all serious, the kids get all the fun. A youth activity center at the Culture Cafe holds sessions on storytelling, ethnic art, face-painting, mask-making, and costume-making. Once they've made and donned their costumes, masks, and facial paint, kids will stage a Junkanoo parade around the park grounds.
Actually, grownups won't be completely left out of the fun. On the Kuumba stage, there'll be African dance demonstrations, drumming circles, spoken-word performances, pan playing, black yoga, Egyptian belly-dancing, and head wrapping. Enough to keep everyone busy for considerably longer than one afternoon.