AALBC.com eNewsletter, April 15, 2001
BENEFITS FOR SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHORS - HOMEPAGE PLACEMENT OF YOUR BOOK!
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You will become a member of the AALBC family and associated with one of the fastest growing and oldest web sites dedicated to African American Literature on the internet today!
NEW BOOKS SOON TO BE RELEASED
Here is a list of just some of the titles, by African-American authors, coming out in the next few months. Our thanks goes to Thumper for compiling this list.
Between Lovers - Eric Jerome Dickey
Church Folks - Michele Andrea Bowen
Shades of Jade - Gloria Mallette
Satisfy My Soul - Colin Channer
Guys In Suits -
Fearless Jones -
I Wish I Had A Red Dress - Pearl Cleage
Any Way The Wind Blows -
Pipe Dreams - Solomon Jones
Child Of God -
THE COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU BLACK ON-LINE READING GROUP
Next Monthly Book Chat Session May 2nd
The Coffee Will Make You Black reading group is currently reading Anyplace But Here, by Arna Wendell Bontemps (http://aalbc.com/authors/arna.htm). Our chat session is scheduled for Wednesday, May 2nd, 2001, 9:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time. If you have already read Anyplace But Here, and would like to participate in our on-line chat session; please join us in our new chat room http://www.aalbc.com/vchat/.
LITERARY EVENTS CALENDAR
Our events calendar allows visitors to learn about up coming African American literary and cultural events. Visitors may even post their own events and include a link back to their web site. If you don't have a web site AALBC.com can build one for you, for a nominal fee (often for free depending on the event and our schedule).
Upcoming events include:
Marcus Major Book Signing Tour
Marcus Major is the author of Good Peoples, 4 Guys and Trouble and he joined forces with E. Lynn Harris, Eric Jerome Dickey & Colin Channer in Got To Be Real. Over the next few weeks you may catch Marcus Major in Atlanta, New York City, Los Angeles and other cities.
Signing - The Undiscovered Paul Robeson by Paul Robeson Jr.
April 21st 2001, Queens Borough Public Library, Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center
If you are in the New York City area Saturday the 21st, you'll want to check out this book signing. Paul Robeson Jr. will be reading and signing copies of his book The Undiscovered Paul Robeson -- The long-awaited, untold, inside story of the rise of the legendary actor, singer, scholar, and activist Paul Robeson.
Paul Robeson Jr., traces the dramatic arc of his father's rise to fame, painting a definitive picture of Paul Robeson�s formative years. Paul Robeson's father was an escaped slave; his mother, a descendent of freedmen; and his wife, the brilliant and ambitious Eslanda Cardozo Goode.
AALBC.com will be the book vendor for this event. Stop by and say hello, I'll have a present for you.
NEW AALBC.com CONTESTS POSTED
We've posted two new contests! There is a chance
to win a copy of
Standing at the Scratch Line by Guy Johnson and
Until Today!: Daily Devotions for Spiritual Growth and Peace Of Mind by
WEB-SITE DESIGN COMPANY OF NOTE - THE PAGE
PageTurner.net provides Web Site Design, Internet Consulting Services, and Web Site Hosting. They can design your web site to be both eye-catching and functional. Clients include Eric Jerome Dickey, Bernice McFadden, C. Kelly Robinson, Carl Weber and other African-American authors.
AN INCREDIBLE WEB-BASED CARTOON SERIES -
The brothers Robert, Jeremy and Maurice Love formed Gettosake Entertainment (http://www.gettosake.com/). Gettosake has developed nine intriguing story lines with a wonderful cast of characters. Check out the exploits of Mort and his boys in "Say What" a comedy about a bunch teenage guys and their mishaps of growing up or Venus Kincaid a 12 year old girl who is the defender of the world. Gettosake has pulled these, wide ranging, story lines into an amazing series of webisodes (web-based cartoons). This is good stuff visit Gettosake Entertainment's web site!
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