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Thursday, November 20, 2008

2009 Events from all over - Taken from EDC Creations

Notable Events and Resources

Black Expo 2009
Various Dates for Different Cities

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards for Authors and Illustrators
Submit Your Book for Review
Deadline is December 1, Every Year
Use all the addresses on the right side of page to send books
Email: olos@ala.org

Latino Book & Family Festivals
Full 2009 Festival Tour
Chicago- March 28-29
Washington DC- April 25-26
Los Angeles, August 29-30
Houston- December 5-6
Phone: 713-236-1073
Email: jims@latinofestivals.com

International Latino Book Awards
Nominations end March 12, 2009
The 2009 awards will be presented during BookExpo America
Awards Ceremony May 28, 2009 at the Javits Center in New York City

Over Rainbows and Down Rabbit Holes: The Art of Children's Books

November 11, 2008 - March 11, 2009
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA
This magical presentation features approximately 70 works of art created specifically for children's books.

Essence Music Festival 2009 – Bus Trip from Augusta, GA
Price: US $345.00
Event Date: July 03-July 06, 2009

Planner's Paradise! Packages start at $345.
The hotel is located 4 blocks from French Quarter and 5 blocks from the Superdome.
The bus will depart July 3, 2009 from Augusta, GA and return July 6, 2009.
Once deposit is made a monthly payment of $60 is due with final payment due April 15, 2009.

Packages are:
$345 per person Triple occupancy
$450 per person Double occupancy
$785 per person Single occupancy

Space is limited and going fast, so hurry and reserve yours today!!
Contact Paula at 706 589-3229 or mailto:2cousinstravel@bellsouth.net
Additional information can also be found on http:www.2cousinstravel.net


January 2009

EDC Creations Online Seminars

Be Your Own Publicists Intro Free for All--January 10, 2009
Be Your Own Publicists 2--January 17, 2009 fee $35.00
Be Your Own Publicists 3--January 24, 2009 fee $35.00
Be Your Own Publicists 4--January 30, 2009 fee $35.00
Be Your Own Publicists 5--January 31, 2009 fee $35.00
Be Your Own Publicists Meet and Greet--Panera Bread--January 31, 2009 fee $35.00

** Email Ella to inquire about marketing and publishing coaching.
NCWC SD "Stir Up The Gift That is in You"
Write, Publish and Market Your Book, Today!
Publish Your Book Online FREE  We will show you how. . .

Event Date: Saturday, January 10, 2009
Event Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Event Location:
Anchors Catering and Conference Center
2375 Recreation Way, Bldg 3210
San Diego, CA 92136-5518

The Registration fee will include breakfast, lunch, expert support and conference materials.

• Early Registration (before December 1st, 2008) $ 59.00 attendees must pay the full cost.
• Full Registration (after December 1st, 2008) $75.00
• On-site Registration January 10th, 2009 $75.00

Antonio L. Crawford

P.O. Box 1458,
National City, CA 91951-1458
Telephone: (619) 791-5810

E-mail: ncwcsd@yahoo.com

Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA! Festival)
January 20–January 25, 2009
Eatonville, FL and through out Orange County

BCALA Literary Awards

Winners selected at American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting Denver, CO in January 2009
Final submission date is December 19, 2008
Joel W. White, Chair BCALA
Literary Awards Committee
Email: whitejw@forsythlibrary.org
P.O. Box 1738
Hampton, VA 23669

February, 2009

National African American Read In
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
February 1-28, 2009

Literacy, Culture, Learning, and Life in Schools: Research and Designs for Change
February 13-15, 2009
University of California, Los Angeles
Co-chairs: Kris Gutierrez and Ernest Morrell

I Love to Read Book Fair
Black History Month/Multi-Cultural Book Fair

NAACP Image Awards - Los Angeles, CA

February 12, 2009

NAACP Centennial Celebration - Hilton - New York , NY

February 20, 2009

Much Ado About Books
February 27-28, 2009 Main Library
303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL
phone: 904-630-1995 / email: maab@cog.net

2009 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit
February 11 - 14, 2009
The Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida.

Building Sisterhood Conference & Treat

February 20–February 21, 2009
Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel
10207 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 21044


March 2009

EDC Creations Literary Cruise
March 7, 2009
11pm-3:30am EST
** Email Ella to inquire about event details.
Go On Girl! Book Club Writing Awards
Deadline for all entries in March 15, annually

Read Across America
March 2, 2009 (Birthday of Dr. Seuss)
Sponsor: National Education Association
phone 1-888-747-READ; email: readacross@nea.org

2009 CCCC Annual Convention
Conference of College Composition and Communication
March 11-14, 2009  "Making Waves"
San Francisco, California

National Small Press Month
March 1 - 31, 2009
New York Center for Independent Publishing (formerly Small Press Center)

National Black Writers Conference
Website: http://www.mec.cuny.edu/nbwc

Monday, March 2 – Saturday, March 7, 2009
Ports of call: Belize & Costa Maya
Royal Caribbean Grandeur of Seas

Latino Book & Family Festivals
2009 Festival Tour
Chicago- March 28-29
email: jims@latinofestivals.com
2777 Jefferson St., Ste 200, Carlsbad, CA 92008

April 2009

National Library Week
American Library Association
2009 - April 12-18
2010 - April 4 -10

The 2009 Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival
April 1-3, 2009
Thad Cochran Center, USM campus, Hattiesburg, MS

El Día de los niños/El Día de los libros

April 30, 2009
Día is a daily commitment to link all children to books

Fifth Annual New York Round Table® Writers' Conference
April 24, 2009 — April 25, 2009
Questions Call: 212.764.7021 or Email: nycip@nycip.org

National Poetry Month
Academy of American Poets
April 1-30, 2009

NCTE's Literacy Education Advocacy Day
April 23, 2009
Washington, DC

Anointed Authors on Tour
Seven award-winning, bestselling authors of Christian fiction and non-fiction publications

Divas of Literature Book Tour
PO Box 1212
Baldwin, NY 11510

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Friday, April 24
Saturday, April 25 • 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, April 26 • 10 am to 5 pm
UCLA Main Campus--Los Angeles, CA

4th Annual EYE for Change Conference
Thursday, April 2, 2009
8-3:00 pm EST
Morgan State University
The New Student Center
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251

Latino Book & Family Festivals
2009 Festival Tour
Washington DC- April 25-26
phone: 713-236-1073
email: jims@latinofestivals.com
2777 Jefferson St., Ste 200, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Romantic Times Booklovers Convention

April 22-26, 2009
Multicultural Panel
Orlando, FL

May 2009

Get Caught Reading Month
Association of American Publishers (AAP)
May 1-31, 2009
Literacy Facts
Los Angeles Black Business Expo
May 1-3, 2009
Los Angeles Convention Center
Tom Bradley (South) Hall
201 S. Figueroa Street  Los Angeles, CA

Black Expo New York
May 2009 TBA

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference/Expo

DC Black Gay Pride
May 2009 TBA
Annually Memorial Day Weekend
Black Lesbian & Gay Pride Day, Inc. (BLGPD)

West Rock African American Book Fair
Saturday, May 16th 2009
11:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.
South 4th Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY (Mount Vernon business district)
Email: westrock@qbr.com

Black Writers on Tour
May 1- 3, 2009
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m
Los Angeles Convention Center

Afr'Am Festival
May 2009 TBA
Town Point Park
Southeastern Virginia Arts Association
P.O. Box 366  Norfolk, VA 23501
email: projectdirector@sevaa.org

5th Annual NAACP Leadership 500 Summit
May 21-24, 2009
Phoenician Resort and Spa
Scottsdale, Arizona

BookExpo America
Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City
May 28 - May 31, 2009

Children's Book Week
The Children's Book Council
2009: May 11 - 17
2010: May 10 - 16
phone: 212-966-1990
Publishing Children Books

National Black Book Festival
May 17-18, 2008
Thousands of readers; Dozens of Authors All Under One Roof
Houston, Texas
George R. Brown Convention Center

Houston Black Expo
May 15-17, 2009
George R. Brown Convention Center
Email: info@houstonblackexpo.com


June 2009

Indianapolis Book Fest
June 2009 TBA
Delores Thornton at: dthorn4047@aol.com

Go On Girl Book Club 17th Annual Author Awards Weekend
June 12-14, 2009
J.W. Marriott Hotel, Houston, Texas
5150 Westheimer
Houston, Texas 77056

Black Writers Reunion & Conference
June18-19, 2009
Golden Nugget Hotel, 129 E. Fremont Street, Las Vegas
Black Writers Reunion & Conference
PO Box 542711  Grand Prairie, Texas 75054-2711


July 2009

The Christy Awards
July 2009 - Christy Award Winners announced
Christy Award Entry Form must be filled out and signed by the head of the publishing house
Should be mailed to arrive by November 19, 2008  Guidelines 

African-American and Latin Gay Pride
July 16-19, 2009
Miami Beach Bruthaz
Royal Palm Hotel (Host)

Harlem Book Fair
July 18, 2009
West 135th Street
Malcolm X Blvd. to Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Harlem New York, NY

Hurston Wright Writers'  Week
American University, Washington, D.C

Romance Writers of America (RWA)
29th Annual National Conference
July 15 - 18, 2009
Washington, D.C.

American Library Association Annual Conference
July 9- July 15, 2009
McCormick Place West
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60616

Faith and Fiction Retreat
July 16-19, 2009
The Villas of Grand Cypress
Orlando, Florida

International Christian Retail Show 2009!
July 12-16, 2009
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

NAACP: Celebrates 100 year Annual Convention

July 11-16, 2009
New York, NY

ThrillerFest 2009
July 8-11, 2009
Grand Hyatt Hotel
New York City

39th Summer Celebration-Indiana Black Expo

July 9-19, 2009
3145 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Main Web site: http://www.indianablackexpo.com

ESSENCE Music Festival
July 03-July 06, 2009
Daytime Festival activities at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Charlotte NC Black Gay Pride
The 4th Annual Black Gay Pride Celebration
July 17-19, 2009


August 2009

Kansas Black Expo
August 2009 TBA
2408 SW Moundview
Topeka, KS 66614
Curtis Pitts: cpitts@topeka.k12.ks.us

South Carolina Black Family Expo
SC Black Family Expo
August 2009 TBA
Phone Number: 843-667-1818
Email: staff@scblackfamilyexpo.com

ITLA's Atlanta Black Gay Pride
August -September, 2009
In The Life Atlanta (ITLA) World largest pride celebration for AA lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people
In The Life Atlanta
346 Auburn Ave NE
Suite 126
Atlanta, GA 30312

Baltimore Black Pride
August 2009 TBA

Latino Book & Family Festivals
2009 Festival Tour
Los Angeles, August 29-30
email: jims@latinofestivals.com
2777 Jefferson St., Ste 200, Carlsbad, CA 92008

National Book Club Conference
Registration for 2009 is $300 per person
July 31-Aug. 2, 2009
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Atlanta, GA

2010 ESSENCE Short Fiction-Submit Early!
Essence Magazine
135 W. 50th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10020

Queens Book Fair

C&B Books Distribution
August 2009 TBA
Jamaica, Queens, NY

Cruisin' For Christ III
September 5 - 12, 2009
"Celebrating the Artistries that Glorify God!"

Decatur Book Festival
September 4 -6, 2009
Atlanta, GA

Blacks Over 40 at Sea
September 6 - 13, 2009
7 day cruise - Mexican Riviera
Los Angeles, CA

Charlotte Literary Festival
September 6-7, 2009 (pending)
The Charlotte Convention Center
Host: RealEyes Bookstore
Darren "Jaz" Vincent

For Sisters Only (FSO) Atlanta
September 2009 Pending
Georgia World Congress Center
285 International Blvd.
Atlanta, Georgia 30313

7th Annual Harlem Book Fair on Long Island
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Tiime: 12 noon - 6 p.m.
Freeport Recreation Center
130 East Merrick Road, Freeport NY
For further information e-mail: hbflongisland@verizon.net

14th annual Baltimore Book Festival
September 25-27, 2009
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
7 East Redwood Street, Suite 500
Baltimore, MD 21202

Congressional Black Caucus
September 24-27, 2009
Author Requests must be received by March 1st 2009 to Lee McDonald, The Renaissance Group.
E-mail: therenaissancegrouplm@gmail.com

National Book Festival
Saturday, September 26, 2009
National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Between 3rd and 7th streets from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
email: bookfest@loc.gov

October 2009

NCTE National Day on Writing
October 20, 2009

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards for Authors and Illustrators
Submit Your Book for Review NOW!
Deadline is December 1, Every Year
Use all the addresses on the right side of page to send books
ALA Office for Literacy & Outreach Services
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611

The Arizona Black Expo
October 2009 TBA
On behalf of The Leadership Consortium

25th Anniversary Circle City Classic
October 2009 TBA
Indiana Black Expo, Inc. and the Indiana Sports Corporation

Cavalcade of Authors
October 2009 TBA
Various Locations
Chicago, IL

Capital BookFest
The Festival Address is:
931A Capital Centre Blvd, Largo, MD 20774.

The Capital BookFest Mailing address is:
PO Box 7821
Largo, MD 20792-7821
Email: kwame@capitalbookfest.net

Annual Brother 2 Brother Literary Symposium

October 2009 TBA
Houston, Texas

November 2009

For Sisters Only (FSO) in DC

November 2009 TBA
Washington Convention Center

National Family Literacy Day-Nov. 1, 2009
National Center for Family Literacy

The Antigua & Barbuda International Literary Festival
November 2009 TBA
Jolly Beach Resort
Antigua, West Indies

Essence of Motown Literary Jam

November 2009 TBA
Sylvia Hubbard, conference chair
Detroit, MI

Over Rainbows and Down Rabbit Holes: The Art of Children's Books

November 11, 2008 - March 11, 2009
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA
This magical presentation features approximately 70 works of art created specifically for children's books.

7th Annual International Children's & Young Adult Literature Celebration

"Open a Door...Open a Book...Open your Mind...to the World"
Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tripp Commons, Memorial Union
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Miami Book Fair International

November 8-15, 2009
Miami, FL

Multicultural Children's Book Festival
November 2009 TBA
Washington, DC

National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference
November 2009 TBA
Venue changes each festival

New Orleans Book Fair

November 2009 TBA
New Orleans, LA
Phone: 504-598-4685

99th NCTE Annual Convention
Council of Teachers of English
November 19-24, 2009
Email: conventionquestions@ncte.org


December 2009

EDC Creations Holiday Book Fair

Online 24 days promoting New Book Releases
Live readings on BAN Radio Nightly
BAN Anniversary Party December 22, 2009

Latino Book & Family Festivals
2009 Festival Tour
Houston- December 5-6
Email: jims@latinofestivals.com
2777 Jefferson St., Ste 200, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Charlotte Black Expo

Various Dates for Different Cities


Events and Places to Check Out

Sisters on the Reading Edge Bookclub Annual Event
Antioch, CA

The St. Louis Association of Authors of Color (SLAAOC)

Pen To Paper Literary Symposium

Boston Book Bazaar

The Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center

847 N. Howard Street
Baltimore, MD

Los Angeles Black Book Expo-LABBX
We can also be reached at P.O. Box 44600, Los Angeles, CA 90044

The Third Annual African-American Spoken Word Festival

Co-Sponsored By The San Francisco Public Library
African-American Center

And the Conversations On Africa Forum


13th Annual Poetry Extravaganza
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St., NW, Washington, DC

Pan African Literary Forum
544,511 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10011-8436

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