Video Coverage of the 2018 National Book Club Conference

National Book Club Conference LogoI attended the 2018 National Book Club Conference August 3rd and 4th. I have not attended since the 2010.  The conference is really was like attending a family reunion I’ve known many of the attendees for at least a decade and some much longer.  Below are the videos I shot that weekend. most are under 5 minutes in length.  Check them out; catch up with a familiar author or discover a new one.

The video title is followed by the video’s duration (mins:sec).

Curtis Bunn, Founder of the National Book Club Conference (0:32)

Bernice L. McFadden on Praise Song for the Butterflies (1:21)

Beverly Jenkins Has a New Book and Film Coming Out! (1:13)

Edward Kelsey Moore Reads From His Novel, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues (10:46)

Jenifer Lewis, The Mother of Black Hollywood, Curses Like a Sailor (5:10)

Vanessa Davis Griggs Talks About Her Career as a Writer (1:20)

Terry McMillan on Aging and Feeling as Good as We Can to End (2:04)

Tayari Jones on Working with Literary Agents and Editors (5:02)

Sheri Riley on Her Book Exponential Living — “Peace is the new success.” (0:55)

Historical Fiction Novelist, Joan Vassar, Celebrates Black Love in Her Book (5:59)

Marc Lacy on his Whiskey House Trilogy (1:39)

Sharon Lucas tells us about her book, Plan It! (1:15)

Shomari Wills on George Stiebel Jamaica’s 1st Black Millionaire (8:42)

Portia Cosby Talks About Her Novel F.I.R.E. Reignited (0:45)

Novelist Blacc Topp Talks About His Books (1:14)

Debra Owsley Creator of LitVersation The Book Conversation Game (3:04)

Naleighna Kai talks about her bestselling book, Loving Me for Me (0:37)

Teresa R. Kemp Describes Her Book, Keeper of the Fire (8:32)

Deborah G. Plant editor of Barracoon, written by Zora Neale Hurston (3:49)

Lutishia Lovely’s Novels May Include Sex on one Page and Scriptures on the Next (2:21)

Mary B. Morrison describes her “Masturbation Sleeve” (1:35)

Simba Sana Reads from his Memoir, Never Stop (5:05)


Troy Johnson Enjoying the 2018 National Book Club Conference



Troy D. Johnson is the President, founder and webmaster of, LLC (The African American Literature Book Club). Launched in March of 1998, has grown to become the largest and most frequently visited website dedicated to books and films by and about people of African descent.