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Sacramento First Annual Black Book Fair, June 6-8, 2014

The SBBF is an offshoot of Blue Nile Press (BNP), a Sacramento Publisher of Black Books. This historic event will take place from June 6 – June 8, 2014. It will bring writers, publishers, readers, and vendors from Sacramento, the state, the country, and the international community, to a celebration of reading and writing, right here in River City.

Sacramento Black Book Fair 2014

The SBBF will take place in the heart of Oak Park, anchored by venues at the Women’s Civic Improvement Club, The Brickhouse Art Gallery; Evolve the Gallery, Underground Books, Oak Park United Methodist Church, and the historic Guild Theater.

This historic 3-day event will feature: a gala reception, featured authors, panel discussion, book signings, book discussions, children’s activities, poetry readings, art displays, and much more.

There will be sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities for individuals, groups and businesses.

For more info please visit our website: http://www.sacramentoblackbookfair.com.

Black Authors Festival Day in Long Beach, CA – Saturday, April 2, 2011

Date: Saturday, April 2, 2011
Times: 1p.m. – 5p.m.
Location: 101 Pacific Ave., Long Beach 90802

The Long Beach Public Library will host The 3rd Annual Black Authors’ Festival on April 2, 2011. The Black Authors Festival is free to the public and will be from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. This festival will have over 25 authors in attendance. Any donations collected will go to help support the Children’s Programs for the Library. Join us as at the Long Beach Public Library as we celebrate National Library Month. The Long Beach Public Library is located at 101 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802.

Actress, producer and now author Cherie Johnson and Kathie Scott with “Around the World Twice”. A story about two girl friends who are a modern day Thelma and Louise. Two ladies who want it all, but discover that not everything you wish for is what’s good for you.

Marcus Hardie with “Black and Bulletproof” tells the intriguing story of one man’s journey from the terrors of Los Angeles’ Westside to Israel’s Western Wall and back again.

MG Hardie with “It Ain’t Just The Size” is a love story surrounded by humor, politics, relationship advice and just about everything in-between; real talk about how to deal with real issues Mimi Renee with “Pretty Bright” a bitter-sweet story of a young misguided, misunderstood 17-year-old girl, who in order to provide for her struggling single mother and siblings, shows a startling portrait of today’s Black family. Terry Wroten with “Natural Born Killaz”, a riveting, volatile tale of gang life and inspirational story about choices.

Also scheduled to attend are:
Rufus Butler – ‘Black Energy’
Pamela Hale Burns – “Come Out From Among Them”
Robbie N. Butler – “Ms. Single Mom – Yes, You Can!”
Colburt Cobene- “No Dope A Book Of Enlightenment And Pathway To Love”
Frances Dawson Harris – “Live For Today”
Aaron L. Day – ‘History Lessons’/’Locating Free African-American Ancestors’
Karen Harper – ‘Mary Dell Butler-Making a Difference’
Anthony Parnell – ‘The 7 Laws of Stress Management’/’Healing Through Writing’
Autrilla Watkins Scott – ‘Stories From The Past’
Darick J. Simpson – ‘Who Will Be There’
Carolyn Smith Watts – ‘Breaking Through, Lighting The Way’
Doris Topsy-Elvord – ‘No Mountain High Enough’
Stephanie Butler – ‘My Body Is The Temple: Encounters and Revelations of Sacred’
Charlene E. Green ‘One Man’s Treasure’
Seth Fowler ‘Cory The Popcorn’s Big Adventure’
U.L. Harper ‘The Flesh Statue’
And more…

The festival will also feature Children’s Books, Plays, Poetry, Urban, Pop-Culture, Fiction, Non Fiction and books on Stress Management.

For More Information Contact: Aaron L. Day Email – adaydec@aol.com

Orange County Noir

Orange County Noir
Gary Phillips (Editor), T. Jefferson Parker (Foreword)

Akashic Books
Available 04/01/10 in Paperback

Orange County, California, brings to mind the endless summer of sand and surf, McMansion housing tracts, a conservative stronghold, and tony shopping centers. It’s a place where pilates classes are run like boot camps, real estate values are discussed at your weekly colonic, and ice cream parlors on Main Street, USA, exist side-by-side with pho shops and taquerias. Orange County Noir pulls back the veil to reveal what lurks behind the curtain.

Features brand-new stories by: Susan Straight, Robert S. Levinson, Rob Roberge, Nathan Walpow, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, Dan Duling, Mary Castillo, Lawrence Maddox, Dick Lochte, Robert Ward, Gary Phillips, Gordon McAlpine, Martin J. Smith, and Patricia McFall.

Editor Gary Phillips is the author of many novels and short stories. He lives in Southern California.