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EDC Creations has a vast network of sites and partners. Please use this sitemap to help you navigate through the EDC Creations Event Center.  As you explore our Event Center you will also come across links to our affiliate sites. Their links are listed below for your convenience.  Bookstores are listed at the end of the page. Please scan each month carefully, this year due to health issues,  I wasn't able to organize the events by the dates, only by the months. 

A special "thank you" is in order for Angela Reid, President of Imani-Metro Atlanta. Angela provided us with all the art, music, cultural and literary event dates in the Georgia area. Angela compiles this spectacular program of all the monthly events and emails it to friends. She sent me a copy and a few of the events were added below. Angela also provided us with the addresses of the bookstores in GA at the end of the page. Imani Literary Group were the official ambassadors at the 2010 ATL Chocolate Social.

Imani Literary Group—Celebrating Nineteen Years in 2011
Angela Reid, President of Imani-Metro Atlanta
Contact Angela Reid at to be added to her list

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Sankofa Literary Society presents...

4th Annual Black History Month Online Book Fair

“Give the Gift of Knowledge” February 1-28, 2011
Totally Online at the Black Authors Network Radio Show
Join us: 

In honor of Black History Month, the Sankofa Literary Society is hosting their 4th annual online book fair. This phenomenal online experience will highlight African-Americans in the literary world including authors and publishing leaders. The event will include an online chat and panel discussions broadcast over internet radio. The SLS and founder Ella Curry are focused on bringing back pride to African-American literature. Readers will be treated to exclusive interviews, video and audio blogging, author showcases, real time chats in Facebook, open forum chat sessions on BAN Radio and other fun and entertaining features. 
If you miss any of the events, listen to all the Panels, Interviews and Events, by clicking here.

EDC Creations Promotional Video


2011 Love Literature Book Tour

2011 Love Literature Book Tour
Bio: Seven Bestselling Authors on Tour in DC
April 30, 2011 at (7pm - 11pm)
Radisson Hotel Largo - Washington DC
9100 Basil Court, Largo, MD 20774 
Hosted by EDC Creations Media Group
Purchase Tickets Here: 

Featured authors: Vincent Alexandria, Dwayne S. Joseph, Brian W. Smith, Jihad, Moses Miller, Rickey Teems II, and poet Marc Lacy. The tour includes live interviews with bookclubs, giveaways and booksignings. The seven bestselling male authors represent the following genres-- non-fiction, fiction, mysteries, urban lit, romance, Christian fiction, poetry and more.

The best male author tour in years is coming to a city near you. 
Here are the confirmed cities as of today:   Ft. Worth, TX / Denver, CO / Largo, MD / Cleveland, OH / Atlanta, GA / Houston, TX / Nashville, TN Go to the Love Literature Tour website for dates and locations: 

EDC Creations 2011 Black Lovers Weekend Celebration! 
Come out and meet the authors of the Love Literature Book Tour 
Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 7-11:00 PM (EST) 
Radisson Hotel, Largo, MD near Washington DC 
Purchase Tickets Here: 


Notable Events and Resources

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Social Sightings with Mickey Thompson

Social Sightings with Mickey Thompson:  Our mission is to showcase African American Achievements while providing interesting and exciting social news in a magazine format. It is important to promote our achievements and show how valuable we are to society in a marketplace that still ignores positive news and social events in the African American Community. 

Good news is under-rated and under-reported, particularly when it comes to African Americans. The exception is when the news is negative.  That’s when the saying ‘If it bleeds it leads’ is most often over-applied. African Americans have the worst public relations problems of any people in the world
and this is bad. It has led to us and others having a really distorted view of who we are. 

"Social Sightings" offsets the sensationalism that usually surrounds news from the Black Community. "Social Sightings" features outstanding role models in our community. We hope to motivate children to focus on their education and to get involved in their community. 

Mickey Thompson, Publisher of  "Social Sightings" 
Social Sightings Website:  
Contact at: (202) 412-4123  or  

Wacky Holidays and Special Days   

2011 Black Pearls Magazine Chocolate Social 
Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 7-11pm EST
Party the NIGHT BEFORE the National Bookclub Conference Opens
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta 
210 Peachtree St., Atlanta, Georgia  30303
Email Ella Curry for details:

Coretta Scott King Book Awards
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

Diversity Events for January-June 2011 

National Chapter Go On Girl! Book Club, Inc.
19th Annual Awards Weekend
May 20-22, 2011 
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street, NW  

11th National Black Writers Conference
March 29 – April 1, 2012
"The Impact of Migration, Popular Culture 
and the Natural Environment in the Literature of Black Writers" 

2011 Cathy Harris  Get Motivated FREE Seminars
Get Motivated & Self-Publishing Seminar Series
Free and Open to the Public—Arrive Early—Limited Seating  or  www.SeminarsandWorkshops.html 

Cathy Harris FREE 4-Month "GET MOTIVATED" Family Empowerment Health, Business and Self-Publishing Seminar Series, Atlanta, GA. Cathy Harris is a Speaker, Author, and Coach. She is the author of 'How To Take Control of Your Own Life" ( Cathy founded her company, Angels Press, in 2005. The company is an entrepreneurial empowerment company that provides for their customers motivational life-changing tools to take control of their own lives. 

She provides lectures, seminars, workshops, and consultations at;  A bi-weekly empowerment e-newsletter "The National Black Agenda Online";  and she is mentoring a new generation of youth business owners at "Youth CEO Clubs"  

Cathy is presenting five chances during the month of Feb. 2011, Black History Month, to become a successful business owner and published author. Her FREE health, business and self-publishing seminar series has been receiving rave reviews by all attendees. The complete schedule is located at  

2011 Dates for Self-Publishing Seminars

Sat., Feb. 19, 1:00-3:00 p.m., East Atlanta Branch Library
400 Flat Shoals Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30316, (404) 730-5438

Wed., Mar. 2, 6:00-7:45 p.m., College Park Library
3647 Main Street, College Park, GA 30337, (404) 762-4060

Sat., Mar. 5, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Wesley Chapel Library
2861 Wesley Chapel Road, Dec., GA 30034, (404) 286-6980

Sat., Apr. 16, 1:00-3:00 p.m., College Park Library
3647 Main Street, College Park, GA 30337, (404) 762-4060

Mon., May 30, 6:00-7:45 p.m., College Park Library
3647 Main Street, College Park, GA 30337, (404) 762-4060

View the full details: 

Writers on Writing Radio Show
Listen to “Writers on Writing” with Dr. Brenda M. Greene 
On WNYE - NYC Radio 91.5 FM New York, NY 
Dr. Brenda is on the Radio every Sunday Night 7 – 7:30 PM EST 

For information about the Center contact:
Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director
Center for Black Literature

Medgar Evers College
Center for Black Literature, CUNY
1650 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, New York | 11225 

2011 L. A.  Art and Culture Events
Listing of Cultural Events in CA 

2011 Literary Themed Family Events 
Teen Tech Week - March 6-12, 2011
Freedom of Information Day - March 16, 2011
School Library Month - April 2011
Money Smart Week® - April 2-9, 2011
National Library Week - April 10-16, 2011
National D. E. A. R Day - National Drop Everything and Read Day - April 12, 2011
National Library Workers Day - April 12, 2011
National Book Mobile Day - April 13, 2011
Support Teen Literature Day - April 14, 2011 
Children's Day/Book Day - April 30, 2011
National Library Legislative Day - May 9-10, 2011
Banned Books Week - September 24-October 1, 2011
National Friends of Libraries Week - October 16-22, 2011
Teen Read Week - October 16-22, 2011

Public Library Associations to check out for Events:

Michigan Reading Association - Detroit, Michigan
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Florida Library Association - Orlando, Florida
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Illinois Library Association - Chicago, Illinois
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California Library Association - Sacramento, California
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New England Library Association Boxborough, Massachusetts
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Pennsylvania Library Association - Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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New York Library Association - Saratoga Springs, New York
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Michigan Library Association - Acme, Michigan
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Texas Library Association - San Antonio, Texas
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Public Library Association - Portland, Oregon
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New York State Reading Association - Saratoga Springs, New York
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Louisiana Library Association - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Pennsylvania School Library Association - State College, Pennsylvania
Website Details:

Connecticut Library Association - Uncasville, Connecticut
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New Jersey Library Association - Long Branch, New Jersey
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American Library Association Annual - Washington DC
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National Education Association - New Orleans, Louisiana
Website Details: 

2011 Literary Trade Shows

Bologna Children’s Book Fair
Event: March 28-31, 2011

London Book Fair
Event: April 11-13, 2011

BookExpo America
Event: May 24-26, 2011

American Library Association
Event: June 23-28, 2011

Beijing International Book Fair
Event: Aug 31-Sep 4, 2011

Frankfurt Book Fair
Event: October 12-16, 2011

2011 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. Regional Conferences

View the websites here. 

Central Region Conference
March 17- March 20, 2011
Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

Southeast Region Conference
March 10 - March 13, 2011
IP Resort &Spa
Biloxi, Mississippi

Southwest Region Conference
March 31 - April 2, 2011
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Western Region Conference
April 14-April 17, 2011
Denver, Colorado

Northeast Region Conference
April 28- May 1, 2011
Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown
Raleigh, NC

January 2011

Bookclub Anniversary
 January 31, 2011
OOSA Online Book Club celebrates its six-year anniversary.


January 7 -21, 2012
Cape Horn Route to Rio: Santiago to Rio de Janeiro 
Deposits are due February 7, 2011
Ruth Bridges, Aviva Travel Group
PO Box 06259
Chicago, IL 60606-0259
Tel. No. 815-267-7828 

The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
11th Annual Festival 
January 13-22, 2011
Tampa, Fla. 1-888-224-1733 (x 3143) 

The ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting
2011 Midwinter Meeting, San Diego, CA: January 7–11, 2011
2011 Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA: June 23–28, 2011
Website: h  

13th Annual African American Writers & Readers Literary Tea
Monday January 17, 2011
Abigail Kirsch’s Tappan Hill
81 Highland Avenue
Tarrytown, NY 10591-5110 
View website and event details here.

2nd Annual Finding Your Dream Event
Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
The State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North St., Harrisburg, PA 
Created by Author Jonathan Z Queen, Lenia Smallwood Queen

Sigma Rho Zeta (SRZ) 
Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. located in Cary, North Carolina
Triangle Area Founder's Day (SRZ Host): January 16, 2011
Z-Harmony Bachelor Auction: February 2011
African-American Read-In: February 2011
Finer Womanhood Observance: March 2011
Triangle Youth "Step-Off": March 19, 2011
66th Eastern Regional Conference: March 2011

18th Annual NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo
Free Health Risk Assessments by NKF
Jan. 15-16, 2011, view details here 
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC Convention Center
Contact : 

Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA! Festival)
January 22 – 30, 2011
Outdoor Festival of the Arts: January 22 – 30, 2011
Eatonville, FL and through out Orange County

27th Annual  SDSU Writers' Conference 2011
January 28-30, 2011  

4th Annual Spirit of Deborah Conference
Saturday January 29, 2011 
Time: 9:00am until 3:00pm
Arise, Sing, Victory Is Yours 
New Life Outreach Ministries 
48 South Second Street
Fairborn , Ohio 45324 
Registration is free
Dr. Naima Johnston Bush 
Broken Box Ministries  

2010 BAN Radio Topics and EDC Magazine Themes
Christmas Day: December 25, 2011
Kwanzaa: December 26 - January 01, 2011

''Humanitarian Day'' (January 15th - MLK's Birthday)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday January 17, 2011

EDC Creations Celebrations
Inauguration Day: 20
Roe vs. Wade Day: 22

Book Blitz Month
Celebration of Life Month
Family Fit Lifestyle Month
Financial Wellness Month
Get Organized Month
International Quality of Life Month
National Poverty Awareness Month



February 2011

4th Annual Black History Month Internet Book Fair
“Give the Gift of Knowledge” February 1-28, 2011
Totally Online at the Black Authors Network Radio Show
Hosted by Ella Curry and EDC Creations
Join us:

National African American Read In
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Tuesday, February 1-Monday, February 28, 2011 

22nd National African American Read-In
Tuesday, February 1-Monday, February 28, 2011

John Oliver Killens Reading Series
Literary Activists of the Indignant Generation
Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. EST
Medgar Evers College
Brooklyn, New York 11225 

Love Is Murder - Writers, Publishers & Readers Conference
February 4-6, 2011
Rosemont, Illinois

Savannah Book Festival

4th Annual Festival - February 18-20, 2011
Around Telfair Square
Savannah GA 31401

Savannah’s Black Heritage Festival 2011
February 1-13, 2011
Our Culture Is Our Journey 
Savannah GA 31404 

Sigma Rho Zeta (SRZ) 

Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. located in Cary, North Carolina
Triangle Area Founder's Day (SRZ Host): January 16, 2011
Z-Harmony Bachelor Auction: February 2011
African-American Read-In: February 2011
Finer Womanhood Observance: March 2011
Triangle Youth "Step-Off": March 19, 2011
66th Eastern Regional Conference: March 2011

North Country Institute and Retreat for Writers of Color
Thursday, February 24, to Sunday, February 27, 2011
Location: Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Workshop Leaders: Bernice McFadden (Fiction) and Willie Perdomo (Poetry)
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
1650 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11225 
Learn more now: 

Split This Rock at AWP
Associated Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference
February 3-5, 2011
8:30 am to 5:30 pm on Exhibition Level 
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel 
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC 20008
Woodley Park stop on the Metro Red Line 

Black Women's Think Tank
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Sinclair Community College 
444 West Third Street
Dayton, OH  45402

2011 Radio One Book Fair
February 19, 2011 
Celebration of books, literacy, and community
Start: February 19, 2011 10:00 AM 
End: February 19, 2011 5:00 PM 
Venue: Woodward Career Technical High School 
Address: 7005 Reading Road 
Cincinnati, OH 45237 
Cost: FREE 
View the Website 

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

International Black Women's Congress
7th Annual Catherine Lamb's Matters of the Heart Institute Dinner Gala
February 12, 2011
Norfolk, VA

The Vision Board Workshop Experience

Bring Your Visions to Life! 
Vision Board Workshop
Friday, February 4, 2011
Songhay Studios
629 W. Cermak 
Suite #205 (Enter on Ford Street)
Chicago, IL 60616 

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit 
Hosted by State Farm

February 23 - 26, 2011
Orlando, FL 

North Country Institute and Retreat for Writers of Color

Location: Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Dates: February 24, 2011 to February 27, 2011
Bernice McFadden, Fiction and Willie Perdomo, Poetry 

Literary Activists of the Indignant Generation
February 10, 2011 at 6:30pm EST
The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY  

Oklahoma City Urban League Young Professionals
Celebration of African American Authors 2011 
Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City 
Saturday, February 5, 2011– 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Penn Square Mall – 1901 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73118 
Greater Oklahoma City Young Professionals 

8th Annual San Francisco Writers Conference

Writers Conference February 18–20, 2011
Mark Hopkins Hotel
More information: 

Amelia Island Book Festival
February 18 & 19, 2011
Fernandina Beach, FL

Avoice Heritage Celebration
Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Location: Hyatt Regency Washington
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 

Circle of Sisters Convention XIV
Hosted by the Richmond Area of Narcotics Anonymous
February 11-13, 2011
Holiday Inn Select 
Koger Conference Center
1021 Koger Center Boulevard
Richmond, VA 232351
Convention Information: Niecy J. 804.218.8627 
Registration: Tyira H. 804.833.1500 
Programming: Jacklyn W. 804.326.6748

12th Annual Festival of Reading, booksALIVE 2011

Friday February 4 & Saturday, February 5, 2011

Friday February 4, 2011
Florida State University, Panama City Campus

Saturday, February 5, 2011
9 AM - 4 PM
Gulf Coast Community College 
Student Union, 2nd floor, Conference Center
Register and event details: 

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit
Hosted by State Farm
Feb. 23–26, 2011
The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando, Grande Lakes
Orlando, Florida 

2011 BAN Radio Topics and EDC Magazine Themes

National African American Read In February 1-28, 2011
Sankofa Literary Society 28 Day Book Fair, Feb. 1-28, 2011
Library Lovers Month
National African American History Month
National Parent Leadership Month
Youth Leadership Month
Plant the Seed of Greatness Month

EDC Creations Celebrations
Children's Authors and Illustrators Week: 1-7
Women's Heart Week: 1-7
African American Coaches Day: 3
Black Love Day: 13
Valentine's Day: 14
Race Relations Day: 14
Celebration of Love Week: 10-16
Read Me Week: 23-27


March 2011

EDC Creations Top Books Awards Come Out

Black Marriage Day - March 27, 2011

Go On Girl! Book Club Writing Awards
Deadline for all entries in March 15, annually

National Small Press Month

March 1 - 31, 2011
New York Center for Independent Publishing (formerly Small Press Center)

Read Across America
March 2, 2011 (Birthday of Dr. Seuss)
Sponsor: National Education Association
phone 1-888-747-READ; email:

Tom Joyner’s Fantastic Voyage 2011
March 20-27, 2011
Voyager of the Seas ® 7-Night Fantastic Voyage
Departing from Galveston, Texas 
Convenient--Cozumel | Costa Maya | Belize
*Itinerary subject to change. 
Book Before It Sells Out Again! 
Call 972.980.S-A-I-L (7245) 
Go to   or 

42nd NAACP Image Awards - Los Angeles, CA

Friday, March 4, 2011
The Shrine Auditorium
665 West Jefferson Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

National Black Writers Biannual Symposium
Saturday, March 26, 2011
A Tribute to Award-Winning Playwright August Wilson
Medgar Evers College, CUNY 

Poetry Workshop (L.E.T.  G.O.)
Monday, March 7, 2011 · 6:00pm - 8:30pm
270 West 96th Street NYC
(Bet Bway & West End)
Instructor: Sandrine Dupiton
Register at: 

Black Heritage Festival-Lake Charles
Friday, March 12, 2011 
10 am – 8:00pm
Lake Charles Civic Center 
Lake Charles, LA 

Mystery Writing Workshop
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 · 6:00pm - 8:30pm
270 West 96th Street NYC
(Bet Bway & West End)
Instructor: Anita Diggs
Register at: 

24th annual  Florida Christian Writers' Conference  
March 3-6, 2011
Location: Lake Yale Conference Center
Leesburg, FL

Florida Christian Writers' Conference
March 3-6, 2011
Lake Yale Conference Center near Leesburg
45 minutes from the Orlando Airport (MCO)
Leesburg, FL 
More information: 

International Women’s History Month Literary Festival
Saturday, Mar 19, 2011 (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Enoch Pratt Free Library
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore MD, 21201
Moderator: Linda A. Duggins, Director
Multicultural Publicity, Hachette Book Group 

Victoria Brown was born in Trinidad 
Jasmin Darzik was born in Tehran 
Sarita Mandanna is from Coorg India
Tanya Wright, actress, writer and director, is the author of Butterfly Rising

A panel of four women writers from across the globe discusses the intersection of place, time and culture in literature and in the lives of women. Presented in partnership with the Antigua & Barbuda International Literary Festival. Media sponsor: The Baltimore Times. Presented in partnership with the Antigua & Barbuda International Literary Festival. 

Sixth Annual Write On! Workshop
March 26, 2011
Dayton, Ohio
All day conference includes sessions on writing, publishing and marketing 

5th Annual Fine Art + Fashion
March 17. 2011
2nd Floor, 2 West Wing,  AmericasMart, Atlanta

Much Ado About Books
Saturday, March 19
, 2011
Children's Chapter, Main Library
303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL
phone: 904-630-1995 / email:

Written In The Stars Writers' Conference
North Louisiana Chapter of Romance Writers of America 
Friday March 11th and Saturday March 12th, 2011
The Holiday Inn Financial Plaza
5555 Financial Plaza.
Shreveport, Louisiana 

Business, Entrepreneurism, & Technology 
March 24-25, 2011
Microsoft Conference Center 
1065 La Avenida
Mountain View, CA 94043

Sigma Rho Zeta (SRZ) 

Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. located in Cary, North Carolina
Finer Womanhood Observance: March 2011
Triangle Youth "Step-Off": March 19, 2011
66th Eastern Regional Conference: March 2011
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Sigma Rho Zeta, P O Box 5704,
Cary, NC 27512
Contact us via email: 

12th Southwest Florida Reading Festival
Saturday, March 19, 2011 
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Harborside Event Center & Centennial Park 
River District in Fort Myers, Florida

An Evening With The Authors
6-9 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2011
Royal Palm Yacht Club
River District in Fort Myers, Florida  

Tallahassee Festival of Books and Writers Conference
March 18-20, 2011
Monroe Street Conference Center and Holiday Inn
at Intersection of Graves Rd. and I-10
Tallahassee, FL 

16th annual Virginia Festival of the Book
March 16-20, 2011 
Charlottesville, VA 22901
This event is part of The Big Read 
Visit  or information, participants, events, and venues

Future Virginia Festival of the Book Dates 
The 17th annual VABook!
March 16-20, 2011 

The 18th annual VABook!
March 21-25, 2012

The 19th annual VABook!
March 20-24, 2013 

The 20th annual VABook!
March 19-23, 2014 

The 21st annual VABook!
March 18-22, 2015 

The Winner's Summit Conference and Expo TM
March 17-19, 2011
Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
110 South Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 (Excluding the Vision Cruise)

Vision Cruise Details
Thur. March 17; 6-9pm EST
Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
110 South Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Millionaire Luncheon
March 19, 2011
For registration: 

Concerned Black Men National Delegates Conference
March 4 - 6, 2011
1816 12th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Info: Concerned Black Men of Washington, DC 
1816 12th Street, NW, Suite 203
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: (202) 797-7444  

Women of Vision and Destiny
The Elect Ladies Conference on Biblical Womanhood
Talayah G. Stovall, Speaker
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Cross Generations Worship & Community Center
2900 West 127th Street
Blue Island, Il 60406 

25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards

Hosted by the The Network Journal
March 24, 2011
Marriott New York Marquis
New York, NY
Awards Luncheon Information 

National Christian Writers Meet and Greet at Sea 
March 25, 2011
Three-hour Flagship Dinner Cruise 
Boarding Time: 6:30pm
Cruising Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Boarding Location: 1800 North Harbor Drive 
San Diego, CA 92101 
(Across from the San Diego County Administration Building)

National Christian Writers Conference 
March 26, 2011
8am to 6pm
San Diego, California Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 

"World Literature, Comparative Literature"
Vancouver, CA
March 31- April 3, 2011
Visit the conference site

The 14th Annual National Black Herstory Conference 
March 24-26, 2011 
Emory University Atlanta, GA 
View details and buy tickets: 

The National Black Herstory Awards Banquet
March 26, 2011
6:30 pm Reception and 7:15 pm Dinner
Loudermilk Center Ballroom, Downtown Atlanta
40 Courtland Street, Atlanta, GA 30303
Black Tie or Afrocentric/Native Attire
Dinner Tickets Required
More information:

Pen of the Writer Write On!  Workshop
Saturday, March 26, 2011 
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio 45406

Dock -Embracing Youth Empowerment 
March 25- 26, 2011
The Dock Bookshop
Conference: March 25th and 26th, 11am - 3pm
Community Fair: March 26th , 11am - 5pm
6637 Meadowbrook Dr.,  Fort Worth, TX   76112 
817-457-5700   /   
*Vendor Opportunities available*

2011 Word on Da Street Literary Festival 
Hosted by Word on Da Street Book Store 
Saturday, March 12, 2011
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (ET)
North Atlanta Trade Center
1700 Jeurgens Ct.
Norcross, GA 30093
Email Lisa Tyrrell Perry at:  for more info

2011 BAN Radio Topics and EDC Magazine Themes


Read Across America, March 2, 2011 (Birthday of Dr. Seuss)
National Small Press Month, March 1 - 31, 2011

EDC Creations Celebrations
World Day of Prayer: 6
Dream 2010 Day: 11
True Confessions Day: 15
National Ghostwriters Week: 1-7
National Words Matter Week: 1-7
Read an E-Book Week: 8-14
Passion Week: 29

Deaf History Month
National Women's History Month
Spiritual Wellness Month


April 2011

National Poetry Month

Academy of American Poets
April 1-30, 2011

Global Youth Service Days
April 15-17, 2011
who: You
where: The World
what: Youth Changing the World 

National Library Week

American Library Association
April 10-16, 2011 

Children's Day/Book Day
El Día de los niños  and  El Día de los libros
April 30, 2011
Día is a daily commitment to link all children to books

The 21st Annual Beautillion Militaire 
Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 6 p.m. 
Location: Crowne Plaza located on 11320 Chester Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Tickets for the event are $45.00 per person 
March 23, 2011 is the final day to purchase tickets 
Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Cincinnati Queen City Alumnae Chapter

Oklahoma City Urban League Young Professionals Presents 
Saturday, February 5, 2011 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Celebration of African American Authors 2011 
Penn Square Mall – Oklahoma City
1901 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73118 
Monique (Deltareviewer) Bruner

2011 TLA Conference
Texas Library Association
Friday, April 15, 2011
10:00 - 11:50 AM
Black Caucus Roundtable
Austin, TX

The First Annual Black Literary Marketplace Expo
April 19, 20 and 21, 2011
Main Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202

On April 19, the Expo and Exhibits will be an all-day event at the Troy Historic Museum & Village, Ocean Prime, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Southfield Parks & Recreation Center.
On April 20, the Expo and Exhibits will be an all-day event at the Southfield Parks & Recreation Center. 
On April 21, the Expo and Exhibits will be an all-day event at the main Detroit Public Library.

The Grace Company
829 Langdon Court - Suite 45
Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Spring Festival

Books / Literature - Fair/Festival 
Saturday, April 23, 2011
1:00 PM-3:00 PM 
Washington Park Branch Library 
1116 Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30314
Suggested Audiences: Elementary, Middle School 
Phone: 404-752-8760 

The 2011 Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival
April 6- 8, 2011 
Thad Cochran Center on the Southern Miss Campus 
The University of Southern Mississippi 
118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001 

2011 CCCC Annual Convention

Conference of College Composition and Communication
April 6-9, 2011
Atlanta Marriott Marquis Downtown
Atlanta, Georgia

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 
Saturday & Sunday, April 30 – May 1, 2011 
University of Southern California
University Park Campus 
Intersection of Exposition Blvd and S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Ruth Bridges and the Literary Sisters
April 9 - 21, 2011 
Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town

UCF University of Central Florida Book Festival
April 16, 2011
Morgridge International Reading Center
University of Central Florida 
UCF Arena in Orlando, Florida 
4000 Central Florida Blvd. Orlando, Florida 32816  

2011 Maine Reads
The Maine Festival of the Book
Apri1 1-3, 2011 in Portland
Portland, Maine 04102 

Romance Slam Jam Conference 
Be Charmed By Romance
April 27 – May 1, 2011
Romance Slam Jam Conference Hotel
Four Points by Sheraton BWI Airport
7032 Elm Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21240  

5th Annual Philadelphia Book Festival
Monday, April 11 through Saturday, April 16, 2011 
Free Library Festival
Festival Street Fair - Saturday, April 16, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Philadelphia, PA. 
More information: 

I've Got A Story To Tell- Conference Event
Saturday, April 23, 2011
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Willow Oaks Country Club
Richmond, Virginia 
For 2011 event information, email at:

NCTE's Literacy Education Advocacy Day

National Council of Teachers of English

Thursday, April 28, 2011, in Washington DC

Sweet Auburn Spring Festival 
May 6th-8th, 2011 
Mother’s Day Weekend 
Auburn Avenue, Downtown Atlanta  - features more than 30,000 people  

Annual Writers Institute Writing Conference
April 8-10, 2011
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. 
More information: 

2011 Michigan Spring Book Festival
April 15 - 17, 2011
Laurel Park Place Mall
37700 West Six Mile Road 
Livonia, Michigan 48152  

April 29 - May 8, 2011
Fair Grounds Race Course
751 Gentilly Boulevard, 10 minutes from the French Quarter
New Orleans, LA  70130

Fantasia • John Legend & The Roots • Wyclef Jean • Ms. Lauryn Hill • Bobby Blue Bland • Fourplay • Maze feat. Frankie Beverly • Vickie Winans • Gregg Allman Blues Band • Pete Fountain • Lucinda Williams • Mighty Clouds of Joy • Tabou Combo of Haiti • Papa Grows Funk • Rebirth Brass Band • Tab Benoit more, much more! 

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
April 30 – May 1, 2011
University of California Campus
405  Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90024

Maryland Day Celebration
March 25- 27, 2011
Four Rivers Heritage Area, view info
Fourth Annual Maryland Day Celebration Weekend

Black Gotham: African Americans in 19th Century New York City
Monday, April 04, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. 
Room 510 - Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall
66 West 12th Street 
New York City 

28th Annual RT Booklovers Convention
RT Book Review Magazine
April 6 - 11, 2011 
Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California
Convention ifo:

The Dayton Book Expo
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Time: 11:00 AM
Sinclair Community College
David H. Ponitz Sinclair Center 
Great Hall - Building 12
444 West Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

National Council on Educating Black Children 
April 28 – 30, 2011;   Las Vegas, NV
The Blueprint for Action Series
“Educating Minds and Removing Barriers: Elevating Black Males.”
RIO All-Suite Hotel
3700 W. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Memphis Black Writer's Conference & Southern Film Festival
April 28- May 1, 2011 - (Thursday - Sunday)
Memphis, TN. 
More information:  

Baltimore Urban Book Fest
Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 3pm-7pm
Fredrick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park 
1417 Thames St., Baltimore MD 21231

12th Annual For Sisters Only NC
April 30, 2011 - 9:30AM - 6:00PM
Charlotte Convention Center
501 South College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 

EDC Creations Celebrations

World Poetry Month on BAN Radio
Couple Appreciation Month
Financial Literacy Month
Jazz Appreciation Month
National Poetry Month
Southern Belles Month
African American Women's Fitness Month
Autism Awareness Month
Cancer Control Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Stress Awareness Month
Celebrate Diversity Month



May 2011

Get Caught Reading Month
Association of American Publishers (AAP)
May 1-31, 2011;  Literacy Facts


Children's Book Week

The Children's Book Council
May 2 - 8, 2011 
Children's Book Week events across the nation

Children’s Book Council
Publishing Children Books


Children's Choice Book Awards Gala
Monday, May 2, 2011
The Lighthouse in Manhattan , New York City 
Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex
23rd Street and the Hudson River
New York, NY 10011 

National Chapter Go On Girl! Book Club, Inc.
19th Annual Awards Weekend
May 20-22, 2011 
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street, NW  

International Urban Book Festival, Cleveland
May 13 - 17, 2011
Richmond Town Square Shopping Mall 
691 Richmond Road
Richmond Heights, Ohio 44143   
(313) 446-2262 
Author tables are now available

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference/Expo

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference
May 22-25, 2011 
Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel
265 Peachtree Center Ave
Atlanta, GA 30303
Expo details: 

2011 SC Book Festival  
May 13-15, 2011 
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Columbia, SC

Texas Black Expo
Saturday, May 20th and Sunday, May 21, 2011
Houston Black Expo Summer Celebration
Exhibitor Hall E
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010-6099

BookExpo America (BEA)
Monday, May 23 - Thursday, May 26, 2011
2011 Jacob K. Javits Center 
New York, NY

8th Annual African American Pavilion
Book Expo America (BEA)
May 23-26, 2011
The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, New York

Gaithersburg Book Festival
May 21, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
Historic Olde Towne Gaithersburg Maryland  

DC Black Gay Pride
May 26 - May 29, 2011
Annually Memorial Day Weekend
Black Lesbian & Gay Pride Day, Inc. (BLGPD)

BookExpo America
Monday, May 23 - Thursday, May 26, 2011 
Jacob K. Javits Center 
New York, NY 

Go On Girl! Annual Author Awards Weekend
19th Annual Author Awards Weekend

May 20–May 22, 2011 
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 

2011 Texas Black Expo Summer Celebration 
May 21-22, 2011, Hall E
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

2011 BAN Radio Topics and EDC Magazine Themes


Latino Books Month
Get Caught Reading Month May 1-31, 2011

EDC Creations Celebrations
Stepmother Day: 1
Cinco de Mayo: 5
National Family Week
Teacher Appreciation Week
Reading is Fun Week
Work at Home Moms Week
Black Single Parents Week

International Victorious Woman Month
Family Wellness Month
National Mental Health Month
Teen Self-Esteem Month
Women's Health Care Month


June 2011

EDC Creations Top Books Awards Posted

American Library Association Annual Conference
June 23-28, 2011
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana  
World’s largest event for the library community

American Library Association Calendar of Events  

National Black Book Festival
June 10-12, 2011
Doubletree Hotel 
400 Dallas St. - Downtown Houston
Houston, Texas 

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists
29th Annual Multimedia Convention and Career Expo
June 15-18, 2011
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Convention Center i
Orlando, Florida

Bayou Soul Writers & Reader’s Conference (BSWRC) 
June 29 - July 1, 2011
Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome & other locations
330 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 

2011 Preaching Woman Empowerment Conference
June 16-18, 2011 
What Every Preaching Woman Should Know 
Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel® 
1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Arlington, Virginia 22202

2011 Faith and Fiction Retreat 
June 23-25, 2011
Sawgrass Marriott Spa and Resort 
1000 PGA TOUR Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 

43rd Hampton Annual Jazz Festival 
June 24-26, 2011

2010 BAN Radio Topics and EDC Magazine Themes

  EDC Creations Celebrations
National Business Etiquette Week 
Universal Father's Week  

National Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender (GLBT) Month
Celibacy Awareness Month
Children's Awareness Month
Entrepreneurs Marketing Month
International Men's Month
National Soul Food Month


July 2011

Bookclub Anniversary
July 2011, SistaGirl Book Club celebrating 9 years 

Great discussions, new friendships, and networking.
Kenyatta Ingram, President/Founder

International Christian Retail Show
Largest international Christian retail show
July 10-13, 2011
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA

National Black Arts Festival  events will be held in various venues in Downtown Atlanta between July 14 and 17 2011. The popular International Marketplace will be located at Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta GA 
July 14-July 17, 2011
Thursday, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sun 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Centennial Olympic Park

Essence Music Festival 2011
July 1-4, 2011
Concerts: Louisiana Superdome
Workshops: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 
New Orleans, LA

Bayou Soul Writers & Reader's Conference
June 29 - July 1, 2011
Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome & other locations
330 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 

Bloggers of Color Unite and Network
July 8-9, 2011
Los Angeles, CA 

International Marketplace at Centennial Park
Centennial Olympic Park
July 14-17, 2011
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
The National Black Arts Festival
730 Peachtree Street NE., Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30309

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

Native American Journalists Association Convention
2011 NAJA Conference 
July 13- July 17, 2011
Westin Beach Resort 
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 

National Association of Black Journalists Annual Convention 
NABJ 36th Anniversary Convention & Career Fair
2011 NABJ Annual Convention and Career Fair 
8/3/2011 to 8/7/2011
Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2299 

NABJ Chapter at the University of Maryland
8701-A Adelphi Road, Adelphi, MD 20783-1716

Romance Writers of America (RWA)
RWA's 31st Annual Conference 
June 28 - July 1, 2011 
Marriott Marquis Times Square
New York, NY

8th Annual National Book Club Conference 
July 29-31, 2011
Atlanta Hyatt Regency downtown
Directly across the street from the Marriott in downtown Atlanta

Harlem Book Fair

Saturday, July 23, 2011 
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
West 135th Street between Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Avenue) 
and Fredrick Douglas Blvd. (8th Avenue) 
New York, NY

2011 BAN Radio Topics and EDC Magazine Themes

EDC Creations Celebrations

Freedom Week 
Family Reunion Month
Social Wellness Month


August 2011

Ella Curry's 46th Birthday Party/Cruise
Party: Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 8-12 pm EST
Location: Hampton Inn, Largo, Maryland
9421 Largo Drive West
Largo, MD 20774

Cruise: Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 9-12 pm EST
Location: Odyssey Cruise with Ella and Bookclubs
Odyssey III docks at National Harbor, Maryland at the Pier & Terminal 
Email Ella for details and tickets:

2011 Women Create Media Conference
August 4, 2011
Joan B. Croc Center For Peace Studies
5998 Alcala Park 
San Diego, CA 92110
Empowering Writers in a Digital Age 

BlogHer  2011  Annual Conference 
August 5-6, 2011
San Diego Marriott & Convention Center
333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Register here today

Sea Islands Black Heritage Festival
August 19-21, 2011
St. Simon Island, GA  

Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference
August 10-13, 2011
Philadelphia Biblical University
200 Manor Avenue
Langhorne, PA 19047

2nd Annual Atlanta Black Book Expo
Workshops: Friday, August 5th, 2011
Exhibition: Saturday, August 6th, 2011
Time: 11:00am to 7:00pm
General Admission: FREE
Georgia International Convention Center
2000 Convention Center Concourse
College Park, GA 30337 

Wiallamette Writers' Conference, Portland, OR. 
August 5-7, 2011 at the Portland Airport Sheraton Hotel
For more information, go to: 

The Los Angeles Black Book Expo (LABBX)
August 13, 2011 
Sheraton Gateway LAX Hotel
Los Angeles, CA. 
For more information, go to: 

DIVA Zone's 
2nd Annual Ultimate White & Black Dinner Party Cruise
Saturday, August 27, 2011 8pm
Pier 81 41st St & 12th Avenue
New York, NY


September 2011

EDC Creations Top Books Awards Posted

EDC Creations Black & Silver Charity Ball
Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 7-12 pm EST
Celebrating the 3rd Anniversary Black Pearls Magazine
Radisson Hotel Largo-Washington DC
9100 Basil Court, Largo MD 20774
Email Ella for details and tickets:

ACFW 2011 Conference
ACFW Conference
In St. Louis, Missouri
September 22-25, 2011 

The African American Literary Award Show (AALAS)

September, 2011 TBA

Literary Sisters Retreat 
September 16-18, 2011
Hyatt Regency Savannah
Two West Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Register here today


2011 Art Lovers in Paradise Cruise
September 4-10, 2011
Sailing to Ochio Rios, Jamaica, and the Grand Cayman Islands
Contact Felicia Belton for more information, (816) 673-6444
Register online at:  

11th annual National Book Festival
Sponsored by the Library of Congress
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 
National Mall in Washington, D.C. 

Charlotte Literary Festival
September,  2011  TBA
The Charlotte Convention Center
Host: RealEyes Bookstore
Darren "Jaz" Vincent

Afr’Am Festival
September , 2011  TBA
Town Point Park (Waterside)
Norfolk, VA  23501
Southeastern Virginia Arts Association
P.O. Box 366  Norfolk, VA 23501

Decatur Book Festival
September 2 -5, 2011;  Near Atlanta
Historic downtown Decatur
Decatur, Georgia  30031

Blacks Over 40 at Sea
September 10 - 18, 2011
7 day cruise Sailing from Ft. Lauderdale to 
San Juan, St. Thomas, Antigua, 
Tortola and Nassau 
Blacks Over 40
PO Box 18865, Philadelphia, PA 19119

Living Your Dream Now Authors Conference
September 15 –17, 2011
Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center
11200 East Goodman Road
Olive Branch, MS 38654

Florida Heritage Book Festival
Celebrating Florida's Rich and Diverse Literary Culture
September 23 & 24, 2011
St. Augustine, Florida 

Brooklyn Book Festival
September  15-18, 2011
Brooklyn Borough Hall/Columbus Park 
209 Joralemon Street 
Brooklyn, New York 11201 

Fall for the Book Festival
September 18th - 23, 2011
Main site for info: 
A week-long, multiple-venue, regional festival 
George Mason University's Fairfax, Virginia Campus 
Throughout Northern Virginia, D.C. and Maryland  
All events are free and open to the public 

Host: George Mason University 
4400 University Drive MS3E4 
Fairfax, VA 22030 

Schedule of all DMV events: 

Fall into Books Literary Conference
September 16-18, 2011
Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel

9801 Natural Bridge Road

St. Louis, Missouri 63134
Contact Person: TaNisha Webb

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 
Annual Conference -- Author's Pavilion
September 21 - 24, 2011
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest
Between 7th and 9th Streets and N Street 
On the Green and Yellow Metro Line
Washington D.C.  20001-3614 

16th Annual Baltimore Book Festival
September 23-25, 2011 
600 Block  N.Charles  Street and Mt. Vernon Place 
Baltimore, Maryland 21201  

United California African American Bookclubs (UCAAB)
5th Annual Fall into Fiction
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Visit website: 

United California African American Bookclubs (UCAAB)
Fall into Fiction, Oakland, CA
Saturday, September 24, 2011

National Book Festival
Saturday, September 24, 2011
National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Between 3rd and 7th streets from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m

DFW Literary SoulFEST 
September 23-24, 2011
10:00am - 6:00pm
The Dock Bookshop
6637 Meadowbrook Dr 
Fort Worth, TX 76112  


October 2011

NCTE National Day on Writing
October 20, 2011

Phenomenal Women Book Club's Anniversary 
October 4th, 2011

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
 View the website 

Texas Book Festival 

October 22-23, 2011
State Capitol Building 
1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701  

Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN. 
2011 Southern Festival of Books
October 14-16 
Nashville, Tennessee
Festival takes place on War Memorial Plaza in downtown Nashville between Charlotte and Union and 6th and 7th Avenues. Author sessions are held in the Legislative Plaza hearing rooms underneath the Plaza and in the Senate and House Chambers of the State Capitol.

7th Annual Cavalcade of Authors
Chicago Book Festival Month
October 14, 2011 - October 16, 2011 

The Reading Divas 4h Annual Literary Brunch
Date: Saturday, October, 2011  TBA
When: 11:00 am til 3:00 pm – Brunch will be served at noon
Where: Prince George Community College, 301 Largo Rd, Largo, MD
Email us at: 



November 2011

International Men's Day
19th November 2011

National Family Literacy Day-Nov. 1, 2011
National Center for Family Literacy

Miami Book Fair International 
November 13 - 20, 2011
STREET FAIR: November 18 - 20
300 NE 2nd Ave # 5501
Miami, FL 33132-2204 

December 2011

Black Author Book Club Anniversary
5th Year Anniversary November 13, 2011
Birmingham, Alabama

December 1:   World AIDS Day on BAN Radio

EDC Creations Holiday Book Fair
Online 24 days promoting New Book Releases
Live readings on BAN Radio Nightly
BAN Anniversary Party December 22, 2011

DIVA Zone Women's Retreat
6th Annual Inspirational Holiday Retreat 
December 2-4, 2011 
POCONOS Mountains, Pennsylvania

Louisiana Book Festival, Baton Rouge, LA. 
For more information, go to: 

Children's Writers Conference, Toronto, Ontario
For more information, go to: 

Miami Book Fair International, Miami, FL
For more information, go to: 

10th Annual New Orleans Book Fair, New Orleans, LA 
For more information, go to: 


Literary Supporters

Black Writers Alliance 

Brooklyn Book Festival 

Frederick Douglass Creative Writing & Arts Center  

Hurston Wright Foundation   

North Country Institute for Writers of Color

Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing 
Chicago State University
9501 South King Drive; DH 210-A
Chicago, IL 60628

National Black Arts Festival

The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum
1601-03 E. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21213

Seeking Authors
The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum is currently seeking authors for booksignings. If you have a book (fiction/nonfiction) about Black History then we want to hear from you.

Please submit your book with contact information to us at the following address:
The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum
ATTN: Julie Williamson - Gift Shop Manager
1601-03 E. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21213

Don Diva Magazine
603 W. 115th Street
Ste  313
New York, New York 10025
877-366-3482 toll free  

Dee Daniels/Publisher
Noir Woman News
710 E. 47th St 
Ste 205 E.
Chicago Il 60653

For Black News Updates 

'Sexy Readings' on Sexy Talk Radio
Kerry Fezza on Sexy Talk the First Thursday of each month.
Kerry specializes in Astrology and Intuitive Tarot Readings. She is also available for parties, charities, media events ~ radio broadcasts, TV appearances, Public Speaking Events, Nightclub promotions, and Private Lessons! Call Kerry toll free at 1-866-395-1340 or email at


Book Stores and Literary Vendors

Do you have a bookstore or vending table for books?  Email us to add you to the list!  If you know of any book sellers who need to be added to the list just email Ella. If you notice one of the book sellers below is now out of business, please let us know.  Email Ella Curry at:  This is not a listing of indie publishers or for self-published authors.  It is a reference guide for authors looking for placing to showcase their books.

Find bookstores in the United States
  has offered news and notes from a ringside seat on the nation’s largest book market. Along the way, we’ve built some nice resources: a growing and varied library of book excerpts and original essays by California writers; a directory where readers can find California authors and authors can tell the world about their work; and listings pointing readers to independent bookstores, west coast
publishers, media, literary events, organizations and more.

EDC Creations Online Book Stores
BAN Radio Store:
Black Pearls Store:

Books Ink Bookstore
Your Full-Service Literary Company 
"Lit-Assist" Virtual Literary Assistant 

Visit Our Retail Store at:
1835 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60643
Contact Us at:
Ph# 773.330.4115
Fax 773.445.0328

We Sell Bestselling & Classic African American Books
Phone: 703-730-3873 
Derrick Young, CEO
Books, Community, Words, & You

Charis Books & More, Atlanta, GA
South's oldest and largest feminist bookstore
1189 Euclid Ave, NE 
Atlanta, GA 30307 
Located in the heart of Little 5 Points
Charis founder and former owner, Linda Bryant
Current Charis co-owners Sara Look and Angela Gabriel
Specialize in diverse and unique children's books, feminist and cultural studies books, 
and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer fiction and non-fiction

Reading Rock Books 
Laura Hill and Amy Jernigan co-owners 
122 N. Main St.
Dickson, TN 37055
Tel: (615) 326-0401

Stories Books and Cafe Bookstore
1716 Sunset Blvd. 
Echo Park, CA 90026 
Facebook Profile:

True Vine Christian Bookstore
28 Nowell St.
North Berwick, Maine 03906
Phone Number: (207) 676 - 8546

Books Inc. 
Laurel Village
3515 California Street
San Francisco, CA
Phone: 415-221-3666 

Kramer Books Inc.  
1521 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington D.C.,
Phone: (202) 232-7481

Christian Living Books Inc 
12103 Woodwind Lane, Bowie 
Phone: (301) 218-9092

Black Swan Books, Inc.
2601 W. Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220 United States
Phone number: 804-353-9476

Emanuel Christian Bookstore 
11264 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD

Washington Christian Book 
5052 Nicholson Lane, Rockville, MD

Redeemer Christian Book Store 
7317 Landover Road, Hyattsville, MD

Ravin Store Book Store 
6901 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD

Jesus' Bookstore 
4823 Allentown Road, Suitland, MD

We Sell Bestselling & Classic African American Books
Phone: 703-730-3873 
Derrick Young, CEO
Books, Community, Words, & You

Doors To Knowledge Book Store
203 New Brunswick Ave 
Perth Amboy, NJ 

Gibson's Bookstore, Concord

27 South Main Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301

West End Mall
871 Ralph David Abernathy

Barnes & Noble Buckhead
2900 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta 
In the Peach Shopping Center at the intersection of West Paces Ferry and Peachtree Road 

Barnes & Noble
Camp Creek Market Pl
3685 Marketplace Blvd
East Point, Atlanta 
# 404-349-0359

Barnes and Noble
1217 Caroline Street at Moreland Ave
(Little Five Points) ATL

The Book Club House
An Independent African American Bookseller
PO Box 72445 Ft Bragg, NC 28307  
Tel. orders: (803) 730-4393 

Borders on Peachtree
3637 Peachtree Road, NE 
Atlanta, GA 30319 

Borders Books at Stonecrest Mall
8000 Mall Parkway--Lithonia, GA 30038

Called 2 Conquer Bookstore
Stonecrest Mall 
2929 Turner Hill Rd Lithonia, GA 30038

Chapter 11
Ansley Mall
1544 Piedmont Ave
Atlanta 404-872-7986

Charis Books & More 35 Years in Business!  
1189 Euclid Ave NE--Atlanta, GA 30307-1509 
(404) 524-0304 

Celebrating 20 Years! Medu Bookstore 
2841 Greenbrier Mall—Greenbriar Pkway
Nia Damali at 404-346-3263 

Nubian Bookkstore 
2449 Southlake Mall-Morrow
678-422-6120 (

Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse
991 Piedmont Ave at 10th Street—Midtown Atlanta

RealEyes Bookstore in Charlotte, NC
3306-B N. Davidson Street-Charlotte, NC 

Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center  
946 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW Atlanta, GA 30310

Special Occasions
112 North M. L. King Jr. Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  336-724-0334 or 

Little Professor Book Center
2717 18th Street So
Homewood, AL 35209

Hue-Man Bookstore and Cafe
2319 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
Between 124-125th Streets 
Harlem, New York 10027 

Expansion Bookstore
4550 Meridian St N
Huntsville, AL 35811
(256) 457-3980

Busboys and Poets, Langston Room 
14th and V Streets, NW
Washington, DC

Mocha Match Café
627 E. College Street
Decatur Georgia

Virginia War Museum 
9285 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23607
Admission Fee

Book Nook Bookstore of Arts District Hyattsville 
5606 Baltimore Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20781-1659
(301) 209-0035

Dickson's Bible & Book Store
13743 Woodward Ave.
Highland Park, MI 48203

The Dock Bookshop

6637 Meadowbrook Dr. Fort Worth, TX 76112 
(Meadowbrook Plaza, just south of I-30 & I-820, go east on Meadowbrook) 
Tel: 817.457.5700 / Email: 
Monday-Saturday 10:00 am-8:00pm, Sunday-open for events only 

The Literary Joint Bookstore - Forestville
Inside Forestville Mall 3325 Donnell Drive Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.420.1380

The Literary Joint Bookstore - Waldorf, MD
St. Charles Towne Centre
11110 Mall Circle
Waldorf, MD 20603-4803
Phone: 301.885.0265

Borders, Largo
931A Capital Centre Blvd
Largo, MD 20774

Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Downtown
555 12th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

Woodrow Wilson Center
1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W 
Washington, DC, 20002

Urban Knowledge Book Store 
169 Market Street
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-4933

The Literary Joint
3289 Donnell St. 
Forestville, MD 20716 

Cartel Books and Cafe
5011 Indian Head Highway 
Oxon Hill, MD 20745  

Patapsco Flea Market
1400 West Patapsco Avenue 
Baltimore, MD 21230-3418

DC Book Diva, Washington D.C. 
6th & Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001 (outside of Au Bon Pain) 
McPherson Square 14th & I Street, NW, Washington, DC

Horizon Book Store
901 Market St. 
Philadelphia, PA  19107 

Sunlight Book Source
827 N. Market St. 
Wilmington, DE 19801  

Mejah Books
333 Naaman's Road. 
Claymont, Delaware 19703 

4G's Bookstore and Cafe
384 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ 07666
Phone: 201-357-4658

Christian Bookstore: Source of Truth
388 Venture Dr, Smithfield, NC 27577 Phone: 919-989-0092
Email:   Website: 

A Cultural Exchange
12624 Larchmere Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44120 Phone: 216-229-8300 
E-mail:   Website: 

Congressional Black Caucus Author's Pavilion
Washington, DC (Convention Center)
DC Convention Center
Washington, DC, 20001
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC, 20001

1801 K St
Washington, DC 20006

Arlington Signature Theater
4200 Campbell Ave
Arlington, VA 22206

Barnes and Noble
15455 Emerald Way
Bowie MD 20716

Borders (at the Gateway Center)
4420 Mitchellville Road
Bowie, MD 20716

Book Release Parties in Atlanta
UPTOWN Restaurant and Lounge is Atlanta’s most prestigious & upscale Restaurant and Lounge in Downtown. Website:
Neighborhood: Downtown
201 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 524-3151
Attire: Casual; Fee: $25.00; Average Drink: $10.00

Surrounded by 11 major hotels that host millions of travelers a year, UPTOWN is located perfectly for that casual meeting, cocktails with the girlfriends or dinner with that special someone, UPTOWN Restaurant and Lounge is the new standard in Downtown Dinning & Networking.

Northwestern Book Stores
14150 Nicollet Ave S.
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: 952-435-8600
Fax: 952-435-2567

Books of the Bible Christian Bookstore
508 East Lincoln Avenue
Lancaster, WI 53813
Phone: 608-723-5867

Mark A. Boone, Publisher
"Quality Books for the Discerning African American Reader"
P.O. Box 4228
Lisle, IL 60532-9228 

A Cultural Exchange
12624 Larchmere Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44120
Phone: (216)229-8300
Fax: (216)795-5302

Christian Magazine
EEW Magazine
4142 Ogletown-Stanton Rd.
Suite #447
Newark , DE  19713

Black & Nobel Bookstore and Conference Center
1411 W. Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

Nubian Book Store
2445 Southlake Mall
Morrow, GA 30260

Shiloh Christian Bookstore
4036 Fort St. Lincoln Park, MI   48146-4111
Phone: 313-388-1010
Fax: 313-388-1012

Solid Ground Christian Books
715 Oak Grove Road; Homewood, AL 35209
Toll Free Phone Number: (866)-789-7423
Phone Number: (205) 443-0311
Fax Number: (775) 822-5917
E-Mail Address:

The Black Library Booksellers
325 Huntington Avenue, Suite 83
Boston, MA 02115
Tel. (617) 442-2400
Toll Free (877)-548-1526
Fax (617) 442-6526

Pass Christian Books
Delisle Corner, 6340 Kiln-Delisle Road
Pass Christian, MS 39571
Phone: (228) 255-5847

Cross Life Books
21758 Omaha Avenue; Parker, CO 80138
Toll Free Phone Number: 800-750-6818
Phone Number: 303-840-5600
Fax Number: 303-317-5364
E-Mail Address:

The Black Library
325 Huntington Avenue
Suite 83
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 442-2400
Toll Free (877)-548-1526
Fax: (617) 442-6526

Afri-Ware Books
266 W. Lake St; Oak Park, IL 60301
Phone: 708-524-8398
Fax: 708-524-8397
E-mail address:


Gay Friendly Bookstores and Venues

Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse
991 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

Alexander Book Co.
50 Second Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011

Lambda Rising Bookstore
1625 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009


OutLoud! Bookstore
1703 Church Street
Nashville, TN 373203

Long's Christian Book & Music
1140 East SR-436 Suite 1028
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Phone: 407-339-0770
Fax: 407-339-0760

Barnes & Noble #2831
4300 Montgomery Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Borders #542
931 Capital Centre Blvd.
Largo, MD 20774

Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Borders Express #0791
The Gallery at Market East
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Barnes & Noble Camp Creek
3685 Marketplace Blvd.
East Point, GA 30344

Capstone Christian Bookstore
7225 Bell Creek Rd. #208
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Phone: 804-427-7700
Fax: 804-427-7702

Hue-Man Bookstore
2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212-665-7400
Fax: 212-665-1071

Jokae's African American Bookstore
3223 W. Camp Wisd
Toll-Free: 1.800.749.7725

Mustard Seed Christian Bookstore
5300 Sidney Simons Blvd
Columbus, GA 31904
Phone: (706) 324-3809

The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc. (P.E.C)
227 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Eatonville, FL 32751
(407) 647-3307 (Phone)
(407) 539-2192 (Fax)

Bookends Bookstore
232 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Barnes & Noble
189 Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Borders Books & Music/Columbus Circle 
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019 

Borders, Books & Music
9301 Tampa Avenue
Northridge, CA 91324

Barnes & Noble - Libbie Place
5501 West Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia
(804) 282-0781

Inter-City Christian Bookstore
4635 Allen Road
Allen Park, MI 48101
Phone: 313-383-6110; Fax: 313-928-8210

Glory Christian Bookstore
5495 Cascade Road SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30331
Phone: 404-214-1317

Nubian Book Store
2445 Southlake Mall
Morrow, GA 30260

Hakim's Bookstore
210 S. 52nd Street (near Walnut St) 
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Phone: 215.474.9495

Sojourner Douglass College
200 N. Central Avenue
Baltimore MD, 21202

Medu Books
Greenbriar Mall
2841 Greenbriar Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30331

Wordsmiths Books
545 N. McDonough Street
Decatur, GA 30030

Worthy Christian Bookstore
New Kensington, Pennsylvania

Eso Won Books
3655 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90016
(213) 294-0324
E-mail address:

The BookStore, Cassandra Wilson, Owner
2246 Winchester Road, NE
Huntsville, AL 35811

Marcus Books
3900 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
Oakland, CA 94609

Barnes and Noble: Jack London Square
98 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

Alexander Book Company
50 Second Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

The Scroll Christian Bookstore
2752 E. Fifth Street, Tyler, TX 75701

The Know Book Store
2520 Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27707

The Culture Shock
6085 Raeford Rd. STE. 110
Fayetteville, NC 28304

Zahra's Books & Things
900 N. LaBrea Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90302
(310) 330-1300

Barnes & Noble
869 Route 1 South
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Akwaaba Mansion
347 MacDonough Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233

DaBook Joint
9527 S. Jeffrey, Chicago, IL

Azizi Books in Lincoln Mall
134 Lincoln Mall Drive
Matteson, IL 60443

Waldenbooks at  Fairlane Mall
19000 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI

The Book Cellar
117 South Warren Street
Trenton, NJ 08608

5309 Martin Luther King
Houston, TX 77021

946 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30310

2801 Candler Rd. - Suite 36
Decatur, GA 30034
871 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. West End Mall
Atlanta, GA 30310

13559 Bammel N. Houston Rd.
Houston, TX 77066

3250 Washington Blvd.
Beaumont, TX 77705

1102 W. Jasper Road
Kileen, TX 76541

Mejah Books
Tri-State Mall
333 Naamans Road
Claymont, DE

Borders Books & Music
8000 Mall Parkway – Ste. 2460
Stonecrest Mall
Lithonia, GA 30038

US41 @ I285W
Cumberland Mall
Atlanta, GA 30339

One CNN Center – Ste. 265
Atlanta, GA 30303

Nubian Books
2445 Southlake Mall
Morrow, GA 30260

Expressions Bookstore
222 N. Paca Street
Baltimore, MD

Urban Knowledge Bookstore
Security Square Mall
Baltimore, MD

Urban Knowledge
2301 Liberty Heights Avenue
Suite 2001
Baltimore, MD 21215

B. Dalton – Union Square
50 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

Borders Express
10300 Millrun Circle
Owings Mill, MD 21117

Urban Knowledge Bookstore
2301 Liberty Hills Ave.
Suite 2001
Baltimore, MD 21215

Barnes & Noble
1217 Caroline St.
Atlanta, GA 30307

Borders Books
2210 W 95th St
Chicago, IL 60643

Walden Books
6650 S Westnedge Ave
Portage, MI 49024

A Cultural Exchange
12624 Larchmere Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44120
Phone: (216)229-8300
Fax: (216)795-5302

The Black Library Booksellers
325 Huntington Avenue, Suite 83
Boston, MA 02115
Tel. (617) 442-2400
Toll Free (877)-548-1526
Fax (617) 442-6526

Borders Books
931A Capital Centre Blvd.
Largo, MD 20774.

Borders Books
8518 Fenton Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Classics New & Used Rare Books
117 S. Warren Street
Trenton, New Jersey
Phone: 609-394-8400

3:16 Christian Bookstore
1753 Grove Drive; Shakopee, MN 55379
Tel: 248-706-1161

Treasures Christian Books
4103 Durand Avenue
Racine, WI 53405

Pyramid Books
544-2 Gateway Blvd
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Tel: 561-731-4422
Fax: 561-731-0202

Inspirations Northwestern Book Stores
14150 Nicollet Ave S.
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: 952-435-8600
Fax: 952-435-2567

Borders Books Wheaton
11160 Viers Mill Road
Wheaton, MD 20902

Sam's Club
3900 Kilgore Memorial Dr.
Irondale, AL

Books of the Bible Christian Bookstore
508 East Lincoln Avenue
Lancaster, WI 53813
Phone: 608-723-5867

Mark A. Boone, Publisher
"Quality Books for the Discerning African American Reader"
P.O. Box 4228
Lisle, IL 60532-9228 

Walden Books
25 River Oaks Center Dr
Calumet City, IL 60409

Borders Books
1144 Lake St
Oak Park, IL 60301

Barnes & Noble at TCC
McArthur Center
300 Monticello Avenue
Norfolk VA 23510

The Afro-American Book Stop
7056 Read Blvd.
New Orleans, La. 70127

Upward Way Christian Supplies
5851 York Road (Across from the Senator Theatre)
Baltimore, MD 21212
Phone: (410) 454-9550

Alexander Books
50 Second Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

B's Books and More
2926-Evans Mill Rd.
Lithonia, GA 30038

RealEyes Bookstore
3306-A N. Davidson Street
Charlotte NC 28205

Black Bookworm
605 E. Berry Street
Fort Worth, TX

Barnes & Noble
3685 Market Place Blvd.
East Point, GA 30344

Howard University Bookstore
2225 Georgia Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20059

Sepia Sand and Sable
6796 Reisterstown Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21215

Horizon Books
901 E. Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Dynasty Books
5471 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28212

Truth Bookstore
Northland Mall #476
21500 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48075

Barnes & Noble
39228 10th Street West
Palmdale, CA 93551

Waldenbooks/Citicorp Center #1859
500 West Madison, Chicago, IL 60661

Books-A- Million
9400 Atlantic Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32225

Borders Express
1061 Greenacres Mall
Valley Stream, NY 11581

B. Dalton
Union Station 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002

Howard University Bookstore
22225 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20059

931 Capital Centre Blvd.
Largo, MD 20774

2150 North Woods Blvd
Charleston, SC 29406

Barnes & Noble
3685 Market Place Blvd
East Point, GA 30344
Contact: Kya Walker

Sam's Club
5448 "A" Whittlesey Blvd
Columbus, GA 31909

One CNN Center
Atlanta, GA 30303

17550 Halstead
Homewood, IL 60430
Contact: Gary 708-922-1500

Store #1265
10741 West Florisant
Ferguson, MO 63136


Venues Places to hold Book Events:

Babylon Futbol Cafe
Open Mic/Jazz, Poetry, & Spoken Word
Babylon Futbol Cafe (3501 S Jefferson St, Falls Church VA 22041)

Black Images
230 Wynnewood Village
Dallas, TX 75224

Paul Robeson Art Gallery
Rutgers University, Newark
350 Dr. MLK Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07102

Mocha Match Cafe
627 East College Ave.
Suite F
Decatur, GA 30030

Hammond House Galleries
503 Peeples Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

5410 D Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC 39204


Magazines In Stores:

Asante Books (Forestville Mall, near the JC Penny entrance)
3289 B Donnell Drive Forestville, MD

Kemp Mill Music (by Iverson Mall)
3743 Branch Ave Hillcrest Heights, MD 20746

DJ HUT - Vinyl
2010 P St. NW 2nd Floor Washington, DC.

Unik Style
 707 H St NE Washington, DC 20002

Randall's Barber Shop
7055 Allentown Road Camp Spring MD.

High Bridge Barbershop
6125 high bridge Rd Bowie, MD.

Andrew One Barbershop (Andrew's Manor shopping Center)
4811 Allentown Rd. Camp Spring, MD.

Andrew One Barbershop (Largo Town Center)
974 largo Center Drive Largo, MD.

Showoff, The Store
 2608 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC 20001




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