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National Black Book Festival - starts today! - Houston TX

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Cushcity.com Media Release

October 24, 2013





HOUSTON, TX – More than 100 African-American authors and thousands of book club members and readers will converge in Houston this weekend at the 6th annual National Black Book Festival, held at Fallbrook Church Gymnasium, 12512 Walters Rd., Houston, TX.


The national event is one of the largest indoor gatherings of African-American authors in the world and participating authors from 30 states, Canada and the Virgin Islands will be on hand to showcase, sell and sign their books.


Featured authors for the event include "Love & Hip Hop" star Winter Ramos; mainstream fiction authors Carl Weber, ReShonda Tate Billingsley, J. D. Mason; Miami Herald columnist and author Leonard Pitts; Christian fiction author Victoria Christopher Murray; and urban fiction author Miss KP.

In addition, highlights of the Festival include:


·  Welcome to Houston Reception – Thursday, Oct. 24 @ 7:00 p.m.

·  Get Acquainted Breakfast - Friday, Oct. 25 @ 8:00 a.m.

·  Networking Breakfast - Saturday, Oct. 26 @ 8:00 a.m.

·  Entertainment

·  Workshops and seminars

·  Spoken Word Poetry Slam


The National Black Book Festival is sponsored by a Houston-based company, Cushcity.com, the world’s largest African-American online retailer with over 20,000 products online.


General admission is FREE to the public and includes all author exhibits, featured author sessions, workshops/seminars and entertainment. The above events were food is served require ticket purchase at the door.


For more information, visit the Festival web site: www.nationalblackbookfestival.com or call the National Black Book Festival headquarters at 1-800-340-5454.



Gwen Richardson, National Coordinator





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