Sept 20—22/ 2018

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We are very excited to announce New York Times bestselling author Angie Thomas as the spotlight speaker for the Buffalo Humanities Festival: Revolutions.


Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi. Her novel The Hate U Give debuted at #1 on the New York Times best-seller list and was acquired by the Balzer + Bray imprint of HarperCollins Publishers in a 13-house auction. It has received starred reviews from 8 literary journals, one of the highest amounts received for a young adult novel, and has been published in over 20 countries. The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly both called it required reading. The film version will be released in Fall 2018 with George Tillman directing and Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg in the “starring” role.

Thomas holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Belhaven University and an unofficial degree in Hip Hop. She is an inaugural winner of the Walter Dean Myers Grant 2015, awarded by We Need Diverse Books. Thomas’ second novel On the Come Up will be released in May 2018.


Sept 28—30/ 2017

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