This year's symposium has been rescheduled for
Houston, Texas Oct. 26-27, 2007
More information to follow...
2007 Brother 2 Brother Literary Symposium
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Vincent Alexandria
Rhonda Allwood, 973-733-8383 - RAllwood@NPS.K12.NJ.US
Newark Public School
presents - Brother 2 Brother Literary Symposium to
Convene in Newark, Hew Jersey!
---On Friday, March 9th, (8:30-2:30 pm) & Saturday, March 10th, (10-3:00 pm) 2007, African-American fiction writers from across the nation will meet in Newark, New Jersey for the country�s fifth Brother 2 Brother Literary Symposium to be held at The State University of New Jersey-Rutgers, North Campus, Paul Roberson Campus Center, Fri. & Sat. March 9th � 10th, 2007 � Newark, New Jersey, 07102. 350 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. www.rutgers.edu
Women are a vital part of this literary event.
Over twenty of the nation�s top African-American authors will be discussing the importance of literacy and reading with the community.
Friday � Grammy Award Winner, songstress, Erykah Badu
Saturday � Educational pioneer, Bill Grace
Featured Authors & Moderators:
Travis Hunter, Omar Tyree, Vincent Alexandria, Bernice McFadden, Victor McGlothin, Tracy Grant, William Cooper, Arlether Wilson, Steve Perry, Marc Lacy, Kelvin King, Gregory Morris, Brey, Earl Sewell, Nancy Gilliam, Patrick Lyons, Kelly Lyons, Chris Howell, Brandon Massey, Mocha Sistah, Stephanie Mara, Andrew Ryan, Renee Flagler, http://authors.aalbc.com/delores.htm, Dionne Character, WordzinMotion, Belinda Williams, Kim Robinson, Tonya Evans, Ken Carmichael, Maurice Henderson, and Jeff Billingsly.
Victoria Christopher-Murray, Tee C. Royal, Donna Hill, Tonya Blount, Dr. Moe Anderson, Dr. Vincent Mays, Dr. Gwen Amos, Sheri Clark Brooks, Heather Covington, Alvin Romer, and Yasmin Shiraz.
Most African-American fiction writers recognize the deficiency of African-American men reading fiction today. At most book signings held by African-American male fiction writers, the majority of the book buyers are women. It�s time that we got together and talk about that issue. We want to positively influence our community and help them understand that reading and literacy is the key to future success and the development of our children�s intellect. We will discuss why woman find it necessary to read and why men don�t and look at the correlation of reading, literacy, and success in building your dreams and economic future. Children copy what they see their parents and guardians doing, so if we read, they will read.
Free and open to the public, the symposium will target African-American and minority readers from age eight and up. Topics for discussion will include;
|�Why is the drop out rate 50% for Black males and 37% for Black females?�|
|�Is education important and necessary?�|
|�How do we work with the school to get the most for our children?�|
|�Do authors have a responsibility to the community?�|
|�What Are Life�s Alternatives When You Can�t Read?�|
|�Why Is Reading Thriving In Prisons�|
Make no mistake this is nothing short of historic.
The community will want to attend just to be in the same
room with so many nationally published African-American
writers. There will also be free writing workshops and
discussions on how to get parents creatively involved
with their children�s reading and school. Books will be
given away free at this event.
The Fifth Annual Brother 2 Brother Literary Symposium
will take place Friday, March 9th, (8:30-2:30 pm) &
Saturday, March 10th, (10-3:00 pm) 2005 in Newark, New
Jersey, at The State University of New Jersey-Rutgers,
North Campus, Paul Roberson Campus Center, Fri. & Sat.
March 9th � 10th, 2007 � Newark, New Jersey, 07102. 350
Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
For more information visit the symposium website at: www.theliteraryevent.com/symposium, www.vincentalexandria.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 816-914-1560 or Rhonda Allwood, 973-733-8383 - RAllwood@NPS.K12.NJ.US