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Welcome to the schedule for BBF 2016! Please note that with the exception of the following sessions (Life without Envy, The Art of Perspective, Writing with Risk, Sound Advice, and Lore), absolutely every session at the BBF is free, and no tickets or preregistration are required. Thanks, and enjoy your day!
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Jabari Asim

Jabari Asim is a multidisciplinary journalist, editor, and critically acclaimed author of nonfiction and fiction for both children and adults. His nonfiction works, including What Obama Means...For Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Future and Not Guilty: Twelve Black Men Speak Out on Law, Justice, and Life, explore imperative questions of race, politics, and justice in modern American culture. Asim’s writing has also been published in periodicals and anthologies, including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Essence, and Ebony. After spending eleven years as editor and writer for the Washington Post, he now serves as executive editor of The Crisis, the NAACP’s flagship journal of politics, ideas, and culture. Asim received a 2009 Guggenheim fellowship in creative arts, was the scholar-in-residence at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and currently teaches at Emerson College as an associate professor of writing, literature, and publishing. Preaching to the Chickens, Asim’s most recent children’s book, is illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner E. B. Lewis and is an inspirational and original look into the childhood of civil rights leader John Lewis.


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