Meet the Author: Yanatha Desouvre
2:00 pm14:00

Meet the Author: Yanatha Desouvre

  • Mandell West Palm Beach Library

"Engaging and impossible to put down", To Whom Much is Given, is Yanatha Desouvre's debut novel which readers have described as "James Bond meets Luther; with a dash of Marvel's X-Men and Mission Impossible sprinkled with Haitian hot sauce." Among action packed cliff hangers, Desouvre captures the complexity of the human spirit in this fictional, yet realistic culturally relevant mystery brimming in believable and intentionally broken characters, leaving you wondering what is next for this witty and courageous crew.

May 1


  • Wine Scene

What is Black Lily?

Origin: Black Lily was a legendary open mic collective in late 1990's Philadelphia that was started by Grammy award winners Questlove and his bandmates: The Roots. The open mic night started out of necessity to find like minded talent to fill a void that was missing on mainstream radio and in music at that time. Black Lily grew to legendary status and spawned the careers of not only The Roots, but many other multi-platinum acts of the more cerebral neo soul/r&b/hip hop era of the early 2000's including Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Musiq Soulchild, the late J Dilla and many more who have influenced what we listen to today.

What is BLACK LILY UPRISING? Simply put, it’s the inspired continuation of that legendary movement now based in West Palm Beach and focusing on South Florida's gifted music and art scene. Black Lily Uprising makes it's debut during the internationally famous SUNFEST festival week at one of the Palm Beaches hottest art spots: WINE SCENE, which can best be described as part gallery, part ultra lounge, part New York style warehouse.

Among those performing will be:

International Pop/R&B/EDM group from Trinidad & Tobago: The RegulaZ

Hip Hop Artist and MC: Blaine Legendary feat. Neo Soul Songstress: Miranda Renald

SXSW Hip Hop Artist: Shay J

Art Basel Featured Soultronic Music Sensation: Senerio Baptiste

Internationally Known Spoken Word Artist: Rebecca Butterfly Vaughns

BET Certified Pop/R&B Diva: Annishka

South Florida Acoustic Soul Songstress: Leila Capri

Latin Hip Hop and Spoken Word Artist: Oscar Lugo

Art Basel Certified Illustrated Artist and Poet: Jason JaFleu Fleurant

Poet/Author/Activist: Yanatha Desouvre

Actor/Director/Vocalist/Poet: Shariff Butler

Hip Hop Artist: Heem

Hip Hop Artist: Quan Duke

An Evening to Savor...with Yanatha Desouvre
6:00 pm18:00

An Evening to Savor...with Yanatha Desouvre

  • University of Pennsylvania Bookstore

This Holiday Season: Join poet and author Yanatha Desouvre signing his newest book, "Savor the Moments: Inspired by True Stories."   featuring the Musical Performances by : Lev Joans

7:00 pm19:00

Cooking with Soul & Jazz

  • Big Blue Marble Bookstore

Join Yanatha Desouvre as he reads from his latest book that inspires us all to be the best that we can be Savor the Moments: Inspired by True Stories

Sample cocktails will served (21 and over only)

10:30 am10:30

Kids' Literary Mid-Summer Mini-Fest

  • Big Blue Marble Books

Author Yanatha Desouvre and his daughter and co-author, four-and-a-half-year-old Reanna Desouvre, will share their book Big Sister, Little Sister in a workshop on how parents and kids can create books together.