2011 Los Angeles Black Book Expo

LOS ANGELES (AUGUST 2011) – Known as the ‘fastest growing book expo in the country’, the Los Angeles Black Book Expo is set to take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center #403 on Saturday, August 20 from 10:00AM until 6:00 PM. An awesome array of featured guests, celebrities, powerful speakers, and the best up and coming authors join the annual literary celebration. Fresh from her appearances on the Mo’Nique and Wendy Williams shows, the expo is proud to announce Danielle Spencer-Fields known as Rog’s sister Dee from the television show ‘What’s Happening’ is one of the featured guest appearing at the expo this year. At 2:00PM in Room 404 A of the Meeting Room Concourse, she will discuss her new book, “Through The Fire: Journal of a child star” and will take questions from the audience.

Also appearing at LABBX; author and speaker Jewel Diamond Taylor, actress, producer and author Cherie Johnson, Essence bestselling author J.M. Benjamin, contemporary jazz artist, speaker & author Russel Blake, bestselling author Pamela Samuels-Young, NAACP Award winner David G. Brown round up part of the outstanding lineup taking part at the expo.

This year’s expo will feature lively panel discussions and workshops with topics such as a graphic novel panel hosted by Geoffrey Thorne (In the Heat of the Night, TNT’s Leverage, Ben 10, Star Trek: Titan novel), Anthony Montgomery (Star Trek: Enterprise, VH1’s Single Ladies) and Brandon M. Easton (WB’s new ThunderCats series, Transformers: Armada, BlackSci-fi.com) at 12:00 PM in Room 402A followed by a discussion by the Journal of Pan-African Studies of Manning Marable’s ‘Malcolm X: A Life or Reinvention’ beginning at 1:00PM in Room 402 B. Other subjects as they relate to publishing, urban lit, health, relationships, cultural issues, spirituality, creative writing and marketing tips for aspiring authors will also be presented. Poetry, open mics and children’s programs will also be included throughout the day. Admission for LABBX is free to the general public.

The L.A. Black Book Expo is sponsored by the California Crusader News. Empire Beat Magazine and Authors N Focus are media partners.

For more information please visit www.labbx.com or at (323) 718-5678 or info@labbx.com.

About the Los Angeles Black Book Expo

The Los Angeles Black Book Expo through its fiscal sponsor, Amen-Ra Community Assembly of California, Inc. (Amen-Ra Theological Seminary) is a 501(c) (3) organization. It began on June 2004 to celebrate the written word, promote literacy and to showcase new and established authors, storytellers, spoken word artists, children’s book authors, emerging writers, publishers, booksellers, editors and book reviewers local and nationwide.

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