On Saturday November 21 the Indianapolis Public Library presented Fall Fest 2015.
Highlighting the event was a lecture by world renowned poet, activist and educator Nikki Giovanni. In addition to having her works appear on The New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller lists, Giovanni has been awarded an unprecedented seven NAACP Image Awards, nominated for a Grammy and been a finalist for the National Book Award.
The afternoon also featured the winners of the teen Slammin’ Rhymes Challenge X, as well as performances by North Star Capoeira, a martial art that combines acrobatics and dance with music; the SITEAW Basket Balancing Race, a fun and educational sport that stems from African culture; Indy Air Bears, an electrifying competitive jump rope team; Krash Krew, an inspirational and edgy dance group; and inspired poetry readings by the Brave Youth Society.
“Fall Fest 2015” was presented by The Indianapolis Public Library’s African-American History Committee and made possible by the Donna D. Talley Story Theatre Fund, the Dr. Michael R. Twyman Endowment Fund, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.