One of the largest Black events in Houston and the Southwest, starts this weekend May 21-23. The National Black Book Festival (NBBF 2010) will showcase some of America's most talented and distinguished Black authors.
If you want to meet and greet the who's who of black literature? This is the place to be. It's the one Houston event every aspiring writer should go to, at least once. The event draws lots of publishers, writers, and everyday people from around the globe to the Space City.
Things To Do At The National Black Book Festival
If you've been hunting for African American events in Houston with exciting things to do, then you definitely don't want to miss this event. It's an excellent opportunity for you to get some face time with some of the premier Black writers and publishers.
Authors and publishers are grouped according genre, with 17 genres being represented at the festival.
Here's a quick glance of some of the things happening at the Houston festival.
Book signing and discussion sessions with featured authors
Spoken word poetry slam
Book club give-aways
Some of the Black Book Festival events are already sold out.
It's too late to get tickets if you wanted to get in on the "For Ladies Only Slumber Party" hosted by Black authors Beverly Jenkins and Brenda Jackson.
You can still be a part of the action at these affairs this weekend:
Welcome to Houston Reception,
"Get Acquainted" Breakfast,
You better get tickets online to the events now!
Poetry Slam At NBBF 2010
There will be a heads up poetry slam competition at this year's NBBF. One of H-town's own poet and motivational speakers, the dynamic Takasha Francis, will MC the slam so you can bet your bottom dollar it'll be a def slam.
Yes, she's the same Ms. Francis (thevoicecommunications.com) who's a member of the Houston Black Lawyers Association (Executive Board Member, 2004-2006), and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
The slam is a competition where spoken word poets will let it flow, for a cash prize. There will be 2 to 3 preliminary bouts. You can get tickets online to the finale scheduled for the last day of the Houston Book festival, May 23rd.
What's Happening At The National Black Book Festival
Top book industry experts will hold an all-day event, to share with Houston festival goers, some of their "how-to" tips and strategies. It's your ideal chance to learn from the pros, how to make your literary breakthrough.
Some of the book industry experts appearing at the conference include:
These are just a handful of the enriching, entertaining and exciting thing to do during the NBBF-2010, an annual Black event in Houston.
Cushcity.com, the world's largest African-American retailer online, and host of the NBBF-2010, have made it possible for the general public to participate in this fabulous Houston festival. They have set a reasonable fee of $5.00 per day for adults and teens and are admitting kids under 12 years old free with a parent. Here's where you can get tickets online to the NBBF-2010 events.