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The 2016 Black Pack Party & BookExpo America

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We are hosting the 10th Anniversary Black Pack Party on the evening of Wednesday, May 11th. It is shaping up to be a wonderful celebration and we are looking forward to seeing you there!

Venue: Norman’s Bistro
Address: 1001 E 43rd St., Chicago, IL 60653
Phone: (773) 966-5821

Date: May 11, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

More Info: http://aalbc.it/bpp2016
Hash Tag: #blackpackparty

The 2016 Black Pack Party co-sponsors are, AALBC.com, The African American Children’s Book Project, The Chicago DefenderLinda Duggins, Mosaic, Say It Loud! Readers & Writers, and Written Magazine.



BookExpo America (BEA)

bea-2016BEA is the leading book and author event for the North American publishing industry. It’s the best place to discover new titles and authors, conduct business and network, and learn the latest trends. BEA is the largest gathering of booksellers, librarians, retailers, publishers, rights, licensing, and book industry professionals in North America.

Panels of Note:

2012 Black Pack Party Photographs

(HARLEM – June 12, 2012) – Londel’s Restaurant served as the venue for the 6th Black Pack Party held June 6th, 2012. The Black Pack Party, held during Book Expo America (BEA), is an opportunity for publishing professionals to mix, mingle, and have a good time. The event is presented annually by Linda Duggins, Michelle Gibson (Written Magazine), Troy Johnson (AALBC.com), Ron Kavanaugh (MosaicBooks.com), and the 2012 guest host TheBookLook.com.

2012 Black Pack Party Group Shot

2012 Black Pack Party Group Photo (click images for large version)

All photographs courtesy of Marcia Wilson WideVision Photography. Purchase these or any of the 200 photos taken during the party (without WideVision logo).

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Black Pack Party Media Coverage

HARLEM: 2012 Black Pack Party

The Black Pack on Pinterest

 

 

 

Russell Simmons Hosts Book Party for CNN’s Soledad O’Brien

photograph Steve Fenn/CNN

Over the weekend, hip-hop entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist Russell Simmons opened up his home to host a star-studded party for Soledad O’Brien in his lavish two-story penthouse located in lower Manhattan. The occasion marked the release of Soledad’s autobiography, “The Next Big Story,” which she co-wrote with Rose Marie Arce.

Besides the authors, celebrity guests in attendance included CBS news anchor Katie Couric, HLN host Jane Velez-Mitchell, actor Jamie Hector (“The Wire”), CNN reporters Alino Cho and Susan Candiotti, syndicated columnist Keli Goff, educator Dr. Steve Perry and PR maven Terrie Williams.  Read the rest of the coverage at: http://aalbc.it/soledadparty