BookExpo America 2017 May 31-June 2, 2017

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BookExpo provides a focused professional environment to discover emerging authors and the next blockbuster titles, engage with the world’s most influential publishers and learn from industry leaders and peers.

BookExpo culminates with BookCon, our two day Fan event where storytelling and pop culture collide.

 

2017 Author Breakfasts

Thursday, June 1 | Kenya Barris (Author: This is Basic Shit) and Jesmyn Ward (Author: Sing, Unburied, Sing)

Friday, June 2 | Jason Reynolds (Author: Miles Morales (A Spider-Man Novel), Long way Down)

 

Featured Guests

Terry McMillan

 

 

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2017 Greater Houston Texas Teen BookCon

tbc17poster-page-001 The 2017 Greater Houston Teen BookCon is coming!

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Alief Taylor High School in Houston, Texas is a spectacular event cultivated by teens for teens.

The event is open to adults, but teens are given top priority when it comes to information sessions.

Find more information here and register here.

Midwest Writers Workshop 2017

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The Midwest Writers Workshop offers informal contact with those key faculty members who can provide insight into the world of publishing as it exists today. These networking experiences, the manuscript evaluation scheme, the agent pitch sessions, the query letter critiques, the hands-on tutoring with social media, AND the class sessions will make the 2017 Midwest Writers Workshop, our 44th! – July 20-22, 2017 – a must for all writers.

We have continued the successful format of the past few years, with the workshop divided into two parts. Part I offers genre-specific Intensive Sessions. You may enroll in both parts, or choose just one.

Part II is filled to the brim with information on marketing and writing techniques that is valuable to writers of any genre. Participants in Part II also have the opportunity to send a 5-page manuscript to our Manuscript Evaluation Team, a 1-page query to the Query Letter Critique Team, or (free) consultations for social media or taxation for writers. And we’re also offering Professional Head Shots!

The 2017 MWW includes quality instruction by a faculty of authors, agents, editors, and specialists, plus the opportunity to meet other writers with similar interests.

2017 Savannah Book Festival February 16-19

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The Savannah Book Festival is an annual event, free and open to the public, in celebration of the written word and its role in improving the human experience. Our mission is to promote reading, writing and civil conversation.

 

Featured authors at this year’s festival include:

Colson Whitehead presents his a magnificent tour de force following a young slave’s journey to freedom in the antebellum South in, The Underground Railroad.

Alejandro Danois tells an encouraging true story of a high-school basketball team that gave a city hope, overcoming desperate circumstances in 1980s Baltimore, and producing four NBA players in The Boys of Dunbar.

Homegoing follows two half-sisters: one becomes a slave and the other becomes a wife to a British slaver. As they part ways, their paths unfold as Yaa Gyasi shows how captivity etches into the heart of both a family and a nation.

Imbolo Mbue‘s debut novel, Behold the Dreamers, tells an unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a fresh start in New York just as the Great Recession begins to shake the economy and the American dream for many crumbles around them.

Pachinko, a novel by Min Jin Lee, follows a Korean family from the 1900s when a beautiful daughter has an unplanned pregnancy that shames the family, forcing them to move and make sacrifices to keep from social ruin.

Baltimore Book Festival 2015

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Sept 25-27, 2014
11am – 7pm

Baltimore Inner Harbor 

 

The Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of appearances by local, celebrity and nationally known authors, book signings, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, nonstop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by top chefs, poetry readings, workshops, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids, live music, and a delicious variety of food, beer and wine.

Featured Authors:

Wes Moore

Location: Literary Salon

Wes Moore Acclaimed author Wes Moore is a veteran, Rhodes Scholar and the founder of Bridge EdU. His most recent book, The Work, is a collection of, “…incredibly valuable lessons about what it means to create lives that matter…[it is] a way of exploring the meaning of success in a volatile, difficult, and seemingly anchorless world.” Moore’s first book, The Other Wes Moore is a thought-provoking search for answers through Wes’s transformative journey from reckless youth to mature adult.  It’s a story of mentorship and support networks who refused to let him fall into crime and drugs. Both books were instant New York Times Bestsellers.

 

Issa Rae

 

Location: Literary Salon

Issa Rae
In the bestselling tradition of Sloane Crosley’s I Was Told There’d Be Cake and Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl is a collection of humorous essays on what it’s like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits, and black as cool.

 

 

Marisa de los Santos

 

Location: Ivy Bookshop Stage

Marisa de los Santos

New York Times bestselling author of Belong to Me, Love Walked In, and Falling Together, de la Santos has written a captivating novel about friendship, family, second chances, and the redemptive power of love. The Precious One is an unforgettable novel of family secrets, lost love, and dangerous obsession, a captivating tale with the deep characterization, piercing emotional resonance, and heartfelt insight that are the hallmarks of Marisa de los Santos’s beloved works.

 

Click here for listing of Exhibitors and Booksellers

Click here for listing of local, regional and independently published authors

Click here for a map of the festival grounds (subject to change)

 

Baltimore Book Festival 2014

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Sept 26-28, 2014
Fri & Sat: 12 – 8pm
Sun: noon – 6pm

Baltimore Inner Harbor 

 

The Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of appearances by local, celebrity and nationally known authors, book signings, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, nonstop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by top chefs, poetry readings, workshops, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids, live music, and a delicious variety of food, beer and wine.

Featured Authors:

Reyna Grande

The Distance Between Us

Location: Literary Salon

Reyna GrandeReyna Grande is an award-winning novelist and memoirist. She has received an American Book Award, the El Premio Aztlán Literary Award, and the Latino Book Award. In 2012 she was a finalist for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Awards. Her works have been published internationally in countries such as Norway and South Korea.
Her novels, Across a Hundred Mountains, (Atria, 2006) and Dancing with Butterflies (Washington Square Press, 2009) were published to critical acclaim and have been read widely in schools across the country. Her latest book, The Distance Between Us, was published in August 2012, by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. In this memoir, Reyna writes about her life before and after illegally immigrating from Mexico to the United States. A National Book Circle Critics Award finalist, The Distance Between Us is an inspirational coming-of-age story about the pursuit of a better life. The Los Angeles Times hailed it as “the Angela’s Ashesof the modern Mexican immigrant experience.”

Tavis Smiley

Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year (Sept. 2014)

Location: Literary Salon

Tavis Smiley

From his celebrated conversations with world figures to his work to inspire the next generation of leaders, Tavis Smiley — broadcaster, author, publisher, advocate, and philanthropist — has emerged as an outstanding voice for change. Smiley is currently the host of the late-night television talk shortwaves Smiley on PBS, as well as The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International (PRI), and the daily online radio program, Tavis Talks, on the Tavis Smiley Network (TSN) on Blog Talk Radio.

His forthcoming text to be published in September 2014 is Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year. In the book, Smiley recounts the little known story of the denunciations by the press, rejection from the president, dismissal by the country’s Black elite and militant youth, assaults on his character, ideology and political tactics — all of which MLK had to rise above in the final year of his life in order to lead and address the racism, poverty and militarism that threatens, even still, to destroy our democracy.

Click here for listing of Exhibitors and Booksellers

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Click here for a map of the festival grounds (subject to change)

 

10th Annual Calvacade of Authors October 3-5, 2014

 

October 3-5, 2014| Chicago, IL

The event kicks off with a private dinner at the Grand Lux Café on Friday. Saturday, the tour bus takes attendees to the new India House Restaurant for a buffet lunch, then it’s off for shopping at Prime Outlet OR with the addition of a second bus–sightseeing at Navy Pier and DuSable Museum. Later on Saturday, the main event will be held at Room 43—a Mardi Gras party to celebrate the Cavalcade the same way it began–in true New Orleans style. The weekend ends with an inspirational Sunday Buffet brunch at Marriott Chicago Downtown on the Magnificent Mile.  This is the perfect event for book clubs and book lovers.

 

Registration Required

 

View the Schedule of Events Below

 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Reception with the authors at the Grand Lux Cafe (Late Registrants/open to the public)

VIP Dinner with the authors at the Grand Lux Cafe (VIPs only)

Late Night Chat with Dr. Joyce Brown

Late Night Chat with Martha Kennerson

Late Night Chat with Zuri Day

 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Private Brunch at India House Restaurant

Bus 1 Shopping Trip

[**Bus 2: DuSable Museum and Navy Pier***]

PRIVATE VIP Dinner at Room 43

Mardi Gras Party at Room 43 with Stepping and Salsa Lessons by Jerome Montgomery, Jr.

Late Night Chat with Renee Daniel Flagler

Late Night Chat with Lutishia Lovely

Late Night Chat with Naleighna Kai

 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Inspirational Sunday Brunch at the Marriott Downtown Chicago Magnificent Mile

Host Hotel: Marriott Downtown Chicago Magnificent Mile

*** with increased attendance, a second bus will be added

 

Register Here