The National Black Book Festival (NBBF) is an annual event, sponsored jointly by Cushcity.com, the world's largest African-American retailer online, and the Houston Black Expo, the largest African-American tradeshow in the state of Texas. The event is held in conjunction with the Houston Black Expo and attracts a wide array of authors, publishers, book clubs, libraries and individual readers from the Southwest U.S. and nationwide. NBBF 2009 will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston, Texas.
The event features a pavilion of authors, including those who are notable and new. Book signing and discussion sessions with featured authors, workshops and seminars, a spoken word poetry slam and book club give-aways are just a few of the exciting featured activities at NBBF. Authors will be grouped according to genre and there are 16 genres that will be represented.
The Festival is open to the public and admission is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children, each day.
The Festival schedule includes the following events (items with asterisk [*] are ticketed events which require ticket purchase in advance):
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 7:00 p.m.
"Welcome to Houston" Reception*
Saturday, May 15, 2009 - 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Slumber Party w/Author Mary B. Morrison*
Ladies only - Must be 18 years of age
Saturday, May 16, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m.
"Get Acquainted" Breakfast*
Saturday, May 16, 2009 - Time TBD
Spoken Word Poetry Slam
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m.
Tickets for the above events may be purchased online here: http://www.nationalblackbookfestival.com/eventtickets.htm
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