Featured & Exhibiting Authors

The 2016 Black Authors & Readers Rock Weekend

Friday & Saturday, October 14-15

Friday afternoon Book Club Meeting

This year's Black Authors & Readers Rock Weekend will open with our annual Book Club Meeting. The featured author is Sadeqa Johnson! We will be discussing Sadeqa's book "Second House From the Corner" due to be released on February 9, 2016!

Followed by a chat with Nina Foxx, author, playwright and filmmaker. 

Friday Evening Reception

Special Appearance ~ Victoria Christopher Murray

We will welcome "The Three Scribes" ~

  • Pamela Samuels Young
  • Brian Smith 
  • Dwayne Alexander Smith


Saturday Luncheon

The 2016 Keynote Speaker is  Lisa Renee Johnson, the founder and Chief Sunshineologist of I Got Sunshine, a community for women who would like to gain clarity and unleash the shine within. A lover of the written word, she is the CEO of Brown Girl Press, an independent publishing company. Lisa Renee inspires individuals to shed their excuses, live life out loud and to define success and happiness on their own terms. After co-founding and running a book club for over a decade, Lisa released her debut novel, "Dangerous Consequences" in 2011.