Folks wondering what to do this weekend in Houston, should really consider hanging out at the Black Book festival in Houston. It's an exciting annual events where African Americans in Houston get a chance to mingle with literary talent from around the nation.
It's filled with exciting things to do for adults and children. It's a rare chance for you to get face time with your favorite author and/or the premier Black writers. The weekend event only lasts until Sunday.
May 21-23, 2010,
Crowne Plaza Hotel - 1700 Smith Street-Downtown Houston
Take a look at some of the things you can do at the Black book festival in Houston.
Friday, May 21, 2010...10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Private Slumber Party
w/Authors Beverly Jenkins and Brenda Jackson
(Ladies only - Ages 18 and up)
Sunday, May 23, 2010 @ 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast Speaker:Cheryl Lacey Donovan
Sunday, May 23, 2010 @ 4:00 p.m.
Spoken Word Poetry Slam
Poet and Host: Takasha Francis
The Black book festival is more than just a place for writers and publishers to hob nob. Their events are geared for book lovers of all ages and any professionals who would like to do some networking this weekend can get in on these cool activities.
- Book signing and discussion sessions with featured authors
- Spoken word poetry slam
- Book club give-aways
The tickets are moderately priced so everyone can come out and roam through the tons of exhibits. You can even bring your tweens and teens along to participate in these kid-friendly events.
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Children's Reading Room
Children's authors will read books to children and provide other entertaining activities
Etiquette for Teens
CEO, Ray of Hope Publishing
Take a peak at some of the publishers, authors and promoters participating during the festival in Houston.
Favor Two U Publishing
Lucy Rose Publishing
Revolutionary Disciples Media
Author of 10+ novels, including
Up To No Good and Big Girls Do Cry
Ravey D. Wesley
Policy: One Man’s Legacy
A novel about a man born
in the early 1900s, who dreams
of creating financial wealth for future generations,
mission to learn the secrets of finance and wealth.
J. M. Benjamin
Publisher and author of 5+ urban fiction novels,
including Down in the Dirty, Ride or Die Chick and Menace
Writers, literary professionals or if you're interested in trying to publish a book, these weekend events can help you in your career or get a want-to-be writer off on a good start.
Bringing Out the Book In You
Presenter: Cydney Rax
Author, Brothers and Wives and
My Daughter's Boyfriend
Love and Adventure in the Middle East
Presenter: Luther Burch
Author, Black American in the Desert Kingdom
Marketing Your Book On a Limited Budget
Oswald Scott, Author and Attorney
Troy Johnson, Founder, AALBC.com
Dana Pittman, Nia Promotions
Faith Without Fear: Finding Purpose In Your Pain
Presenter: Renee Jean
Author, Verse in Motion: Moving God's Word in Your Life Personally and Eternally
The Black book festival in Houston is not just for people in the industry. It has seminars luncheons and workshops scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday that anyone can attend.
You'll benefit from attending this festival, whether you come with a group, family or solo. It'll be a weekend full of intresting events and topics of discussion with an array of talented professionals to connect with.