Dr. Rosie Milligan brings the Black Writers On Tour writers' conference back to Carson, California—a Los Angeles neighboring city. This powerful one-day event will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m at the Congresswoman JMM Community Center, 801 E. Carson Street, Carson, California 90746. This conference will be more dynamic than ever, showcasing more than 100 Black authors. There will be literary agents and publishers gathering for this powerful one-day event.
The publishing industry has changed; the Internet, Social Media, E-books and Print-On-Demand have taken the publishing industry in a completely new direction. The days are gone forever for aspiring writers to have to beg and to wait to have their work published. This conference has been designed to provide writers and aspiring writers with the practical information they need to be successful in the literary industry. This year's theme is, "Literacy is Everybody's Business—Who Will Tell Our Story?"
There will be librarians, educators, local authors and authors from across the country participating. For past events we have had 5,000-6,000 in attendance.
This year's highlight: celebrity pilot Robin Petgrave, founder of Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum—featured on CNN last year for after-school flying program, Daryl Cullins—President of California Black Aviation Association (CBAA), American Icon, Black Urban Super Hero, "DangerMan, and Coachart" teams with "Detective Super Skunk", a children's book that promotes reading over guns.
There is a free writing class for children ages 10-15. Children wishing to enter the writing contest and WIN CASH must submit their stories or poems no later than March 15, 2013. Our youngest author was 7 years old. Our children are our future writers; they are the ones who will continue the preservation of African-American culture, via telling their stories and helping others to tell their stories.
Chat with Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Children, and, Christian writers. Attend the Poetry Jam Competition from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m—WIN CASH! There will be open exhibits and authors signing throughout the day.
Writers' workshops will be held throughout the day and will cover a variety of topics. Authors wishing to gain exposure, attract new readers, or sell books, and for all wishing to participate in the Poetry Jam Competition, visit www.blackwritersontour.com or call (323) 750-3592. General admission is FREE, AND FREE PARKING!
1. How To Write A Book Made Simple And Your Publishing Options
General Public Seminars, Showcases and Discussions:
1. Children's Writing Class Contest Showcase and Children's Writing Class (For Children Ages 10-15)