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 www.labbx.com or by calling 323-385-7103. Detailed information on all festival activities will be posted in the LABBX blog, www.labbx.blogspot.com. 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: http://labbx.com
Contact Details: Los Angeles Black Book Expo P.O. Box 44600 Los Angeles, CA 90044 (323) 385-7103 firstname.lastname@example.org