Category Archives: Party

The 2017 Black Pack Party @ Clyde Frazier’s May 31, 2017

11th Annual Black Pack PartyBlack Pack Party 2017

We are hosting the 11th Annual Black Pack Party on the evening of Wednesday, May 31st. It will be a wonderful celebration and a great opportunity to mix and mingle with authors, publishing professionals, and avid readers. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Clyde Frazier’s Wine & Dine

Venue: Clyde Frazier’s Wine & Dine
Address: 485 10th Ave, (between 37th and 38th streets) New York, NY 10018
A short walk Distance from the Javits Convention Center
Phone: (212) 842-1110

Date: May 31, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The gathering is free to attend; you just pay for your food and drinks.

More Info: Black Pack Party History
Hash Tag: #bpp2017

Great Video Coverage of the Black Pack Party Courtesy of The Tea.

Black Pack Party Photographs  Courtesy of Widevision Photography

Black Pack Party Group Photo 2017

Photo Credit: Marcia Wilson, Widevision Photography

Save the Date: The 2018 Black Pack Party will be held May 30, 2018.

The 2017 Black Pack Party co-sponsors are,, Linda Duggins, Mosaic, WideVision Photography, and Written Magazine.

The 2016 Black Pack Party & BookExpo America

10th Anniversary Black Pack Partyblackpack2016a

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:
Hash Tag: #blackpackparty

The 2016 Black Pack Party co-sponsors are,, 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 (, Ron Kavanaugh (, and the 2012 guest host

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).

[slickr-flickr tag=”bpp2012slide” type=”slideshow” captions=”off”  delay=”3″ sort=”random” size=”medium” flickr_link=”on”]

[slickr-flickr tag=”bpp20121of4″ type=”gallery” sort=”description” direction=”ascending” flickr_link=”on”]

[slickr-flickr tag=”bpp20122of4″ type=”gallery” sort=”description” direction=”ascending” flickr_link=”on”]

[slickr-flickr tag=”bpp20123of4″ type=”gallery” sort=”description” direction=”ascending” flickr_link=”on”]

[slickr-flickr tag=”bpp20124of4″ type=”gallery” sort=”description” direction=”ascending” flickr_link=”on”]

Black Pack Party Media Coverage

HARLEM: 2012 Black Pack Party

The Black Pack on Pinterest