Wednesday, May 13, 2009

National Black Book Festival Will Attract Wide Audience

Dozens of authors and thousands of readers will converge on Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center on May 16 and 17 for the National Black Book Festival.

Featured authors will include Roland S. Martin (Speak Brother! A Black Man's View of America), Mary B. Morrison (Noire, Single Husbands) and Persia Walker (Harlem Redux, Darkness and the Devil Behind Me).

The National Black Book Festival is held in conjunction with the Houston Black Expo and attracts attendees from all branches of book-related fields including authors, publishers, book clubs, libraries and individual readers.

A pavilion of authors will offer book signings and discussion sessions with featured authors; workshops and seminars, a spoken word poetry slam and book club giveaways. Check the Web site for event times and ticketing information.



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