Portraits at Afropunk

Saraciea Fennell

Saraciea performed at a SpeakTogether virtual student matinee on January 14, 2021, speaking on the day’s theme, “Given the Time.”

Saraciea Fennell is the founder of The Bronx is Reading—Bronx Book Festival. She is also a book publicist who has worked with award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors such as Daniel José Older, Tui T. Sutherland, Peter Sís, Kass Morgan, Deborah Wiles, and Javaka Steptoe. Fennell sits on the steering committee for Latinx in Publishing as well as on the Advisory Board of People of Color in Publishing. The Bronx Times listed her as one of 25 Influential Women of 2018, she was listed on the Bitch Media 50 list for 2018, and was included among Remezcla’s 30 Latinxs who made an impact in 2018. Her anthology Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed was published in November 2021.

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