August 23, 2012
The Reading Divas presents its 5th Annual Literary Event — The First BLACK AUTHORS & READERS ROCK WEEKEND!
Friday & Saturday October 19 & 20, 2012
at the Metro Points Hotel
8500 Annapolis Road, New Carrollton, MD
Friday 7 -11 pm
Reception/Book Club Meeting including the Book Launch of “An Angry Ass Black Woman” by Karen Quinones Miller and a Book Club Meeting featuring Pamela Samuels Young‘s latest novel, “Attorney Client Privilege.”
An Angry-Ass Black Woman by Karen E. Quinones Miller
Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing
Available October 2, 2012 in Paperback
This sassy, shocking autobiographical novel captures the racial tensions, the hardships, and the bonds that formed between families and neighbors growing up poor in Harlem.
The Essence bestselling author of Uptown Dreams delivers a fictionalized look at the life she lived before she achieved success as an established writer. “Ke-Ke” (Kay-Kay) grew up on 117th Street in extreme poverty. After an accident leaves her in a coma in her late forties, her beloved family around her in the hospital, she remembers moments from her childhood and the events that would later shape her desires to get out of Harlem and make something of herself. Her sometimes poignant and sometimes hilarious memories — like trying to rob the landlord to pay her family’s back rent — are interspersed with her present-day family’s concerns for her health. Filled with vibrant anecdotes about childhood in Harlem and her journey from dropping out of school, to re-entering and graduating from college, becoming a journalist and then an author, Miller showcases the love experienced by her family and neighbors and the bond secured between them as part of their common upbringing.
When a hotshot L.A. lawyer takes on a corporation with a long history of discriminating against women, her quest for justice is hindered by a brutal murder, missing documents and an unscrupulous opposing counsel.
Goldman House Publishing
Available June 9, 2012 in Paperback
Saturday Morning 9-11:45
- Is Urban Lit Really Literature
- So You Wanna Write
- What Impact has the Ebook had on Black Publishing
- How to Start, Improve and Get the Most Out of Your Book Club
Noon Luncheon 12-3
Featuring Mary Monroe
God Don’t Make No Mistakes by Mary Monroe
Available by Dafina on June 1, 2012 in Hardcover
In the sparkling conclusion to Mary Monroe‘s bestselling God series, two forever friends face their biggest betrayals yet and learn the hard way that putting your trust in the wrong hands can change your life forever!
These days, Annette Goode Davis has a pretty full plate–literally and figuratively. Although she’s trying to reconcile with her husband, Pee Wee, she’s still seeing other men on the side. A woman’s got to cover her bases, right? With her love life hopping, Annette should be as pleased as punch. Instead, the stress has her eating everything in sight and packing on the pounds along the way.
Meanwhile, Annette’s best friend, Rhoda O’Toole, has her hands full–as usual–dealing with her wild child daughter. Jade has always been a cross to bear, but when her antics almost cost Rhoda her man, Rhoda throws Jade out on the street. But Jade soon finds a way to make Rhoda regret her choice.
Privately, Annette thanks her lucky stars that her daughter, Charlotte, has her head on straight. And she’s been doubly blessed to have a strait-laced neighbor look after Charlotte when she’s caught up in Pee Wee and Rhoda’s many problems. But when Annette’s world is rocked by a terrible revelation, she’ll discover that appearances can be very, very deceiving–and she’ll have to summon every ounce of strength she has to protect the ones she loves.
Early Bird Tickets/(after 9/15)
Friday Only – $20/($30)
Saturday Only – $40/($50)
Combined Ticket – $55/($75)
Click on link below to buy tickets!
or send certified check or money order to
The Reading Divas
P O Box 102, Glenndale, MD 20769
Make it a weekend event!
Call for your reservations at Metro Points – (301) 459-6700
August 15, 2012
21st Annual African American Children’s Book Fair
February 2, 2013
Gymnasium of the Community College of Philadelphia
17th & Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA.
The Book Fair started out on a cold frosty day at John Wanamaker Department Store and is now one of the oldest and largest single day events for African American Children’s Books in the country. The success of the program is due to the fact that we offer the best and the brightest from the African American Children’s literary community. Parents, caregivers, and educators from the tri-state area are very supportive of the event. They all understand that children who read make more responsible decisions about their lifestyles.
The event is free and opened to the public.
Author and illustrators will make presentations from their books; also games, prizes, promotional give-aways and reading resources will be available. A wide selection of African American books to purchase will be featured at the event.
For more information about next year’s book fair, email Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (215) 878-BOOK
1835 WYNNEWOOD ROAD
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19151
August 15, 2012
The Mosaic Literary Conference presents creative ways for keeping books and reading valuable sources of knowledge and creativity. The conference is a day of professional-development workshops that helps high-school educators incorporate literature into existing curricula to further explore course work focused on culture and history.
Friday & Saturday
November 9 & 10, 2012
Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse
Bronx NY 10451
MLC is presented by the Literary Freedom Project, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt not-for-profit arts organization that supports the literary arts through education, creative thinking, and new media.
For more information, see http://mlc2012.org/.
July 14, 2012
On October 20, 2012, CLF Publishing, Inc. will sponsor the 2012 Book Extravaganza.
This event is designed to promote literacy by showcasing books written by authors from across the country. Authors of children’s books, how-to books, faith-based books, poetry, autobiographies, fiction, and non-fiction will be present to showcase and sell their books. Come out to this event and hear from the authors as they describe their books.
If you are an author or a book reader, you are invited to the event at the DoubleTree Hotel located at 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650. The event will be held from 9am-3 pm. The event is free to the public and hotel parking is free. For more information regarding this event, go online to www.clfpublishing.org.
April 21, 2012
4TH ANNUAL GREAT MIDWEST BOOK FEST – Sat, June 16th, 2012 from 1-4pm
Celebrations (formerly Terri Lynn’s)
4740 West Bradley Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53223
All of the featured authors will have a limited number of books available for sale. They will vary from Contemporary Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Non-Fiction, Christian Fiction, Poetry, Street Lit, and more. This event will be CASH ONLY. The book vendor may be taking other forms of payment, but they will only be carrying a small selection of books by the two headline authors.
Buy at least one featured author’s book at the event from the authors themselves or from the book vendor and receive a SWAG BAG filled with promo items (pens, bookmarks, postcards, etc) as well as a random FREE BOOK from one of our sponsors! Buy 2 books, get 2 free books in your SWAG bag. Buy 3 or more, get 3 free books in your SWAG bag! Limit 1 Free SWAG bag per attendee and there will only be 100 bags available…so buy your books early!
Click here for more information.
March 11, 2012
April 21-22, 2012
The 17th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will be held at the University of Southern California, near the intersection of Exposition Blvd and S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90089.
General attendance is free!
October 30, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2011
Eclectic Life Books will be taking part in the Cancer Awareness Rally sponsored by Lolo’s Boutique.
Carson, CA– Eclectic Life Books will be taking part in a Cancer Awareness Rally, sponsored by Lolo’s Boutique. Cherise “Reese” Charleswell, CEO of Eclectic Life Books will be performing a selection of poetry, as well as reading from her newly debuted book, Real Talk Tips: Laugh-Out-Loud Pointers & Suggestions For The Morally Challenged, Socially Inept, & The People Who Love Them. The book, just published in May 2011, is a non-traditional, sassy, tongue-in-cheek, and painfully honest self help guide and workbook for the morally challenged and socially inept members of society; as well as those who want to improve on their quality of life. The Adinkra image that graces the book’s cover is called “Mate masie” and it loosely translates to “What I hear, I keep”. The book draws on my experience as a West Indian child, where wisdom was often imparted as a series of “old time” sayings, tips, and proverbs; leaving one to interpret the true meaning and come to their own conclusion and understanding.
The event being held is a community block party, where other businesses in the area will be contributing to the festivities. It will be taken place on Saturday October 29, 2011 from 12PM – 6PM, and will be located at 21635 South Avalon Blvd, Carson, CA 90473. Near the NW corner of Avalon Blvd and Carson St.
For more information please contact Eclectic Life Books at email@example.com
Contact Person: Cherise Charleswell
Company Name: Eclectic Life Books, CEO
Voice Phone# 818-521-8422
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 16, 2011
Author Chris Hicks,AAMBC and The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park present the 2nd Annual Baltimore Urban Book Festival on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 1pm-8pm, at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, 1417 Thames St, Baltimore MD 21231.
Celebrating Baltimore’s FIRST and ONLY book festival focusing on African American literature.
GENERAL ADMISSION 5.00
ALL KIDS/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE FREE!!!!
ALL REGISTERED BOOK CLUBS ARE FREE ADMISSION!!!!
ALL COLLEGE STUDENTS FREE WITH ID!!!!
FOOD VENDORS WILL BE AVAILABLE!!!!
EARLY REGISTRATION AUTHOR TABLES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!!!!!
(early registration ends January 1,2012)
Visit our website to register and purchase at www.baltimoreurbanbookfestival.com.
Featuring some of the country’s most influential bestselling authors; Omar Tyree, T. Styles, JM Benjamin, Jimmy Da Saint, Kiki Swinson, Miss KP, Tamika New House, Trice Hickman, Nicola Mitchell, Chris Hicks, Ladawn Black, Moses Miller, Nikki Turner, Booker T Madison
- AAMBC Awards Ceremony honoring this years top performing authors
- Omar Tyree lecture and book signing,
- Chocolate Chat workshop featuring T Styles, Jimmy Da Saint and Miss KP
- The real talk with the men of ECE(ebony chronicles of elevation)featuring Corey Barnes, QB Wells, Moses Miller, Omar Tyree, and Author Chris Hicks
- African American Literature Panel
CHILDREN ACTIVITIES: storytelling, free treats, games, face painting, moon bounce, annual free book giveaway drive and a special storytelling feature from Baltimore Ravens
Some of the proceeds from this event will benefit The Fredrick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park a program of the Living Classroom Foundation, in support of their Voyage of Exploration a science, technology, engineering, and math program (STEM).
MEDIA SPONSORS: Mosiac Books, The Baltimore Times, Urbania Magazine, DMD Experience, BMore News, AAMBC, The Urban Twist, Rolling Out Magazine, Urban Literature Review, ILuvblackwoman.com, EDC Creations, My Soul Radio.com, BaltimoreBlack.com,AALBC, Books of Soul.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND FOOD VENDORS ARE AVAILABLE!!!!
Clease contact Chris Hicks directly at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 16, 2011
Event Date: December 10, 2011
Event Start Time: 11 a.m.
Event End Time: 4 p.m.
Join more than two dozen Christian fiction and non-fiction authors on December 10, 2011 in the Office of Student Services at the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library for a Christian Writer’s Literary Festival. Christian authors from around the country will share writing/ministry tips and read book excerpts.
Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library (Office of Student Services)
400 Cathedral Street (21201) in Baltimore, Maryland
For more information, see http://christianauthorsontour.com/.
August 7, 2011
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 email@example.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.