Specifics & Fees

October 13-14, 2017 ~ Bowie, MD


The 2017 Black Authors & Readers Rock Weekend will be held Oct 13-14 in Bowie, MD. We invite you to be a part of the weekend, but if you are unable to participate, you can still promote your work by donating a minimum of two books or promotional items for 100, for the swag bags that are given to each attendee.
Ad space is also available in our souvenir program. Click on this link for more information ~ https://2017-barr.eventbrite.com

Books or promotional items should be sent to Sharon Lucas, P O Box 102, Glenndale, MD 20769 by August 30, 2017.

 Please note the following specifics:

  • Though the Author Expo does not open until Saturday morning, exhibitors are encouraged to maximize their networking opportunities by also attending the Friday activities and are covered by the registration fee. There is, however, a separate fee for the Friday morning workshop "How to Rock Your Image".
  • The Early Bird Period is JANUARY 2, 2017 THRU APRIL 2, 2017.
  • Exhibitor Prices will increase on APRIL 3, 2017;  sales will remain open until August 31 or until all slots are filled, whichever occurs first.
  • An "Author Helper" is a person you bring to assist with your table.
  • Ads must be received by September 1, 2017.
  • After payment is made, camera ready copy should be forwarded to sharon@sharonrlucas.com
  • ATTENDEE tickets will go off sale on October 6, 2016.
  • We hope you will treat yourself for the weekend and stay over at the venue to enjoy all of the festivities!  Call the hotel direct (301) 464-0089 for reservations - ask for the group rate.


Product Price
Early Bird Exhibitor (Author/Vendor) - one table, one author $150.00
Early Bird Exhibitor( Author/Vendor) - one table, two authors $250.00
Exhibitor (Author/Vendor) - one table, one author (Beginning April 3) $175.00
Exhibitor (Author/Vendor) one table, two authors (Beginning April 3) $275.00
Saturday Exhibitor Helper $60.00
Workshop "How to Rock Your Image" $60.00
Workshop "How to Rock Your Image" - with purchase of any other weekend ticket $50.00
Full Page Ad $100.00
Half Page Ad $50.00
Quarter Page Ad $25.00
Attendee Full Event Ticket (Friday & Saturday) $100.00
Attendee Ticket Friday Reception & Buffet Only $50.00
Attendee Ticket Saturday Expo & Luncheon Only $65.00