Sunday, October 21, 2007

Black Author Showcase™ A Standing Room Only Success!

Comments heard last Friday at the Black Author Showcase™ at Howard University Continuing Education:

"That was just fantastic!"

"A premium experience"

". . . so upscale"

"We really enjoyed the authors and their presentations . . ."

"The food was excellent!"

(It was) so good – more than I expected."

"Please make sure I'm on your invitation list for the next one!"
Thank you to all of you who made the showcase this past Friday a success. Over 130 people came out in the rain to see:

Rey Harris - Motivational Morsels

Henriette Edmonds - The Georgia Avenue Bus

James A. Jimason - Dante's Destiny

Silvia Henderson - Why You Talk So White?

Angeline Bandon-Bibum - Sojourner's Dream

R.J. Williams - Cheapa 2 Keepa

Stafford L. Battle - AfroCyberspace

Shaun Mathis - This Hurts

Hilda Thomasine Wren - A Plain, Brown Wren

Wanda Childs - Pushed Into My Purpose

K. Lowery Moore - When I'm Loving You

Joyce Veranda Gray - Dark Karma

Dwayne Vernon - My Man, My Boyz

MacArthur Burton - Management Out of the Blue

Anita R Lambert - F.H.M. Murray

Matthew Horne - The Universe Is Inviting You In

Larry Chang - Wisdom for the Soul of Black Folk

Oscar Harp - Across Time: Mystery of the Great Sphinx

Theresa Grant - Hope and Desire

William Powell, Jr. - Valkyrie

Paul Lawrence Vann - Living on Higher Ground

22nd Century Press also introduced three new authors: Pleasetta Grace, Randy Philip, and Ralph Spencer.

The works ran the gamut: novels, self help, romance, poetry, autobiographical, technology, sci-fi, historical - you name it. There was a book for every type of book buying customer (except children, but keep an eye out for our next showcase in February).

The speakers were outstanding. Some had only a few minutes, but still left an indelible mark on the audience. During intermissions attendees checked out the school's facilities, visited the photographer Kea Taylor of Imagine Photography Studios taking professional head shots on location during the showcase, and dined on assorted cheeses, wines, smoked salmon, caviar and more. All of this and it was free to the public.

You will not want to miss the next one. Special thanks to the Prince George's County, MD chapter of the Black Writer's Guild for their support. See their website for the Afro Books Expo in February 2008.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Don't Miss the Fall 2007 Black Author Showcase™

Join us during Howard University's Homecoming Weekend for our 2nd showcase this year; sponsored by Howard University Continuing Education and 22nd Century Press.

Download the flyer here

Friday, October 19, 2007
4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Howard University, Continuing Education
1100 Wayne Avenue • Silver Spring, MD 20910
Near Silver Spring Metro • Parking Available

Refreshments served • Prize Drawings
Guests are requested to RSVP for catering purposes.

This experience is much more than just a book signing & lecture. Authors will read, discuss and/or enact their works and will network with readers and other literary professionals (graphic designers, copy editors, editors, reviewers, proof readers, photographers, videographers, illustrators) that help bring a book to life.

Black Author Showcase has been designed to assist authors in creating, preparing, writing, and marketing their works. It's aim is to connect authors with other literary professionals (graphic designers, copy editors, editors, reviewers, proof readers, photographers, videographers, illustrators, etc.) and with readers.

For more information call: 443-483-4261


All guests are invited to bring a gently used book to donate to the DC Prison Reading Project

Black Author Showcase™