Jackson Book Festival

Jackson Book Festival to host its annual Poetry Contest, Sat. Nov. 27, 2021, 12noon to 6pm, Live on Zoom – Facebook Live.

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/community-library-mississippi-25619420317 get tickets now

Jackson Book Festival, Poetry Contest, Holiday Book Festival, Thanksgiving Weekend Poetry Contest.


Holiday Book Festival, Thanksgiving Weekend, Sat. Nov. 27, 2021

Jackson Book Festival goes virtual the 2nd Saturday during Black History Month, Feb. 13, 2020 from 11am to 6pm central standard time zone. The festival is live on Zoom and Facebook live. Get tickets from http://www.eventbrite.com or from our Facebook pages. Jackson Book Festival hosts its 4th Poetry Contest from 5pm to 6pm. There are four competition levels: Elementary Students, Middle Schoolers, H.S. and Adult. Poems must be original and written by contestants.

Jackson Book Festival, Live on Zoom, Facebook Live, Theme: African & Black History Greats, Poetry Contest
https://themississippilink.com/2020/12/16/community-library-mississippi-goes-virtual-highlights-2020s-intellectual-revolution/ By Janice K. Neal-Vincent
Jackson Book Festival POETRY CONTEST, Feb 13, 2021 5pm to 6pm central standard time zone
Chelsea Smith, Elementary Poetry Contest winner, 2nd place tie, Jackson Book Festival
LaRonda Coleman, Winner, H.S. – Adult Poetry Competition, Jackson Book Festival, 02.13.2021
Mikaela Smith, 2nd place, H.S.-Adult Poetry Contest, Jackson Book Festival, 02.2021


Jackson Book Festival hosted its 3rd Poetry Contest during the Virtual Holiday Book Festival, Fri. , 11.28.2020.

Announcing Winners:

Elementary group:

Shivaani Thamizhmani, won 1st Place Trophy.

Chelsea Smith won 2nd Place Trophy.

Harrynoel Chia and Clifton King won 3rd place medallions.

Middle School:

Clarence Ngong won 1st place trophy

Hannah King won 2nd place trophy

H.S. Adult:

1st Place Trophy goes to Marcus Lewis

2nd Place Trophy Mikayla Smith

3rd Place medallion goes to Malesha Smith

Talented Family Team trophies

Smith Family won Talented Family Team

Zoe Davis’s family won Talented Family Team

Thamizhmani family won Talented Family Team

Virtual Holiday Book Festival, Sat. Nov. 28, 2020
Informational video

Your Organizer URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/community-library-mississippi-25619420317 Learning Tree Book Club tickets

https://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2020/jan/16/second-annual-jackson-book-festival-intellectual-r/ Second Annual Jackson Book Festival By Azia Wiggins Jackson Free Press, Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:17 a.m. CST

Book Vendors will present BOOK TALKS – estimated time now is 4 minutes per vendor. Non-book vendors (merchandise/information tables) will present too. NO food vendors.

Sample Book Talk comparing BOOK TALKS to Movie Trailers

https://www.eventbrite.com/manage/events/86286781085/tickets/151148455 POETRY CONTEST TICKETS registration free via eventbrite.com

What is the purpose of a book talk? Think of a book talk as a commercial for a book. Your job is to persuade someone to read the book you are talking about. You’ll know you gave a great book talk if someone else decides to read your book. Listen to the video above!

Jackson Book Festival

Jackson Medical Mall

Center Stage  

Friday, February 7, 2020

Mail money orders for VENDOR SPACE $20 OR a FULL TABLE FOR $40 to:

Community Library Mississippi, 1052 Maria Court, Jackson, MS 39204

For: Jackson Book Festival Vendor

For more information email communitylibrary.ms@gmail.com

Jackson Book Festival, Fri. Feb. 7, 2020, Jackson Medical Mall

Center Stage, 350 Woodrow Wilson, Jackson, MS 39213. 12 noon to 7 p.m.

Attendance and Poetry Contest Ticket Registration is Free. Vendor Space Tickets via eventbrite.com $21. Two (2) book vendors per table. Save a few dollars when you purchase tickets on this page from Community Library Mississippi – the parent organization.

Vendors may sit together. Buy two tickets on eventbrite.com to reserve the full table. Full table links are available on this site at the top of this page.

https://www.facebook.com/jacksonbookfestival/ Facebook https://twitter.com/book_jackson Twitter https://www.instagram.com/jacksonbookfestival/ Instagram 


  1. Learning Tree Book Club (2016)
  2. Book Toasters (2018)
  3. Jackson Book Festival (Poetry contest – original poems est. 2019)
  4. Reading Fairs (2016)
  5. Community Speaking Series (2019)
  6. Book Toaster’s Speaking Series (2019)
  7. Local History Speaker’s Series (2019)


  1. My First Book Series (six primer books – ages 3 to 6)
  2. My Picture Dictionary (picture dictionary ages 3 to 7)

https://www.facebook.com/jacksonbookfestival/ Visit the Facebook page

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jackson-book-festival-tickets-48045633784 free registration

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jackson-book-festival-poetry-contest-tickets-53023637126 Poetry Contest Registration

Jackson Book Festival, Jackson Medical Mall, Jackson, Mississippi, the capital city. 1st Friday in BLACK HISTORY MONTH - FEB.
Meredith C. McGee wrote this poem to encourage youth to write poetry to express themselves and to encourage them to enter the Jackson Book Festival’s POETRY CONTEST.
Kixie Sunday Morning Magazine, Host Lessie Hayes with Meredith C. McGee, Jackson Book Festival founder
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jackson-book-festival-poetry-contest-tickets-53023637126 Poetry Contest Registration
Jackson Book Festival, Jackson Medical Mall, Center Stage, Jackson, Mississippi, Fri. Feb. 7, 2020 from 12 noon to 7 pm

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jackson-book-festival-vendors-application-tickets-52665457802 vendor registration $20 Feb. 8, 2019 last year


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.