The Los Angeles Black Book Expo returns in 2008!

Released on: April 30, 2008, 7:27 am

Press Release Author: Charles Chatmon

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: Los Angeles Black Book Expo to be held June 14, 2008
Fourth annual event to feature authors, exhibitors from across U.S.
Special programs for the youth, book expo after party

Press Release Body:
LOS ANGELES, CA April 28th, 2008 - The fourth annual Los Angeles Black Book Expo
(LABBX) will be held Saturday, June 14, from 10:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. with a two
hour after party featuring networking and live entertainment on the Ahmanson Senior
Center, Exposition Park.

The black book expo will hold book signings, panel discussions with topics in
regards to publishing, topical issues based on genre and how to effectively market
your work through media. There is a spoken word venue, "Merilene Murphy's Spoken
Worlds" including poetry readings with featured artists and the first annual LABBX
Youth Poetry Fest with participants competing for a grand prize. The Children's
Literary Zone will present children's book authors, storytellers and the first
annual LABBX Young Authors Forum. Interactive contests will be held throughout the
day for the public to win prizes, such as a scavenger hunt, a 'Legends Guessing
Game" and "a buy-a-book, win a free meal contest".

Confirmed authors appearing at LABBX include: Alretha Thomas, Dr. William D.
Wright, Frederick Williams and Patryce "Choc'Let' Banks just to name a few.

General event information including author and exhibitor applications are available
online at or by calling 323-385-7103. Detailed information on all
festival activities will be posted in the LABBX blog, The
physical address for the LABBX is P.O. Box 44600, Los Angeles, CA 90044. Volunteers
are welcome to assist the LABBX committee.

Sponsors for LABBX 2008 are as follows: KPFK 90.7, L.A. Watts Times, 626 Art
Gallery, Copy City. Potential sponsors are highly encouraged to contribute to the
event. Information on affordable packages are available on the Los Angeles Black
Book Expo website.

General admission to the Los Angeles Black Book Expo is free.

About the Los Angeles Black Book Expo
Touted as best Black book expo west of the Mississippi, the Los Angeles Black Book
Expo originated in 2004 to celebrate the written word, promote literacy and to
showcase new and established authors, storytellers, spoken word artists, children\'s
book authors, emerging writers, publishers, booksellers, editors and book reviewers
local and nationwide.

Web Site:

Contact Details: Los Angeles Black Book Expo
P.O. Box 44600
Los Angeles, CA 90044
(323) 385-7103

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