Want to Know More about the Book Industry & Book Retail?

On FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2009 at the Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe is having a Workshop: 5:30 and a Book Lovers’ Meet & Greet at 7:00 (complete with wine & cheese, gift bags, and important people from the world of media and publishing)

Meet author, highly accomplished entrepreneur, and nationally respected bookseller, MARVA ALLEN shares the inside scoop on the retail side of book publishing. At this event, you will learn: “must know” info for any author who wants their books sold in bookstores; the latest trends and changes in the retail side of book publishing; why some books make it to the shelves and others don’t; and much more!

Part 1: WORKSHOP [5:30p – 7:00p]

A specialized workshop designed for writers who can benefit from learning the tricks of the trade…from the retail side of the book publishing industry. Bring pen, paper and plenty of questions.

Part 2: Book Lovers’ Meet & Greet [7:00p – 8:00p]

A room full industry movers and shakers…at your fingertips. As an added treat, all participants receive gift bags, take home materials, and light fare (wine & cheese sponsored by Cabot Cheese and Naked Winery).

The Meet & Greet is an exclusive networking environment designed for writers who want to enter or expand within the world of publishing. Come mix and mingle with:

Author, entrepreneur MARVA ALLEN (CEO, Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe);
Author, Exec. Director of The Center for Black Lit., DR. BRENDA M. GREENE.
Dr. Greene is also the Executive Director of The National Black Writers Conference;
MONIFA MAHT (Exec. Prod. & Host on WHCR 90. 5 FM);
JULIA SHAW (Shaw Literary Group), pr & marketing specialist to authors;
Published authors KHALIL ALMUSTAFA,

Friday, July 17, 2009
Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe
2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd (off 125th St.)
New York, NY 10027
(A, B, C, D trains to 125th Street in Harlem)
212.665. 7400

All this for $125
(The Workshop with MARVA ALLEN and the “Meet & Greet”)
For all registration inquiries, contact Terrell Davis at tdavis1390@gmail.com or 347.707.5348.

For alerts and new info, join the email lists of JLove Calderon and/or AKILA WORKSONGS, Inc.

This book publishing seminar series created and produced by JLove Calderon. For info on previous or upcoming workshops, email jlove@jlovecalderon.com. To learn more about JLove, visit www.jlovecalderon.com. Media Relations & Lecture Management for JLOVE CALDERON handled by AKILA WORKSONGS: 718.756.8501 or pr@akilaworksongs.com

Also starting on Friday, July 17th:

Harlem Book Fair 2009: Re-Inventing 21st Century Culture

Join us as we come together in the celebration of literature & culture on July 17-19th, 2009. In honor of Barack, community, and ourselves, this year celebrates Black People Re-Inventing 21st Century Culture. Please visit www.qbr.com for more information and schedules. This year the Harlem Book Fair will also work in conjunction with its partners to launch the New Rochelle Festival of Books in May 2009 and The Westchester & Rockland Counties African American Book Fair (West/Rock) in June 2009.

Schedule of Events
Friday, July 17th, 7pm
The Wheatley Awards Honors Our Poets
Location: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Program and Awards – $10.00 Awards Dinner Reception, Program & Awards – $20.00 (By reservation only)

Invited Awardees: Cornelius Eady Yusef KomunyakaaNikki GiovanniThe Last Poets
Posthumous Award: John Hope Franklin, Author and Historian Flora Mwapa African Literature Award: TBA
Masters of Ceremony: Haki Madhubuti and Helena D. Lewis
Program: (Per) Verse Poets: Spoken Word On Center Stage (Performances by Invitation Only)Music by: Atiba Wilson & Songhai Djeli

Saturday, July 18th
Harlem Book Fair Outdoor Exhibits & Author Panel Discussions
Time: 11am-6pm
Locations: West 135 Street btw Malcolm X & Frederick Douglass Boulevards; Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; Countee Cullen Library; & Thurgood Marshall Academy
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Check the QBR websites for updated, detailed program information.

Sunday, July 19th
Schomburg Panel Discussions
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Check the QBR websites for updated, detailed program information.

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