Monday, June 2, 2008

Rubbing Elbows with the Executive Producer of Leimert Park Book Fair, Cynthia Exum

It's the night before the Leimert Park Village Book Fair and I'm here at the opening ceremonies and awards presentations with the woman who made it happen, Cynthia Exum. Cynthia's vision for the fair was inspired by the 2007 Harlem Book Fair in New York and she did an incredible job of pulling everything together - writers, workshops, entertainment, city officials, celebrities - and an amazing spread of speakers, singers and foods, including chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne. The setting was a lovely Spanish-style patio in the heart of this beautiful and historic neighborhood.

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