FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2008
Dr. Rosie Milligan
THIRTEENTH ANNUAL BLACK WRITERS ON TOUR CONFERENCE IS LARGER THAN EVER
Bring the Whole Family--There's Something for Everybody
Los Angeles, CA (BlackNews.com) - Dr. Rosie Milligan once again brings the Black Writers On Tour Writers' Conference to Los Angeles on Saturday, April 26th, 2008 -- 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. -- at the LAX-Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5985 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90045--and it will be more dynamic than ever, with more than 300 Black authors, agents and editors gathering for a one day event. This year's theme is, Literacy is Everybody's Business--Who Will Tell Our Story? 2008 Literary Award Recipients: A. C. Bilbrew Public Library, Esowon Books, Zahra's Books, Smiley's Books, Shore Books, Word of Life Christian Bookstore, Windsor Hills Christian Bookstore, and Nu Lyfe Books and Art.
The renowned Dr. Claud Anderson, author of PowerNomics, Black Labor White Wealth, and More Dirty Little Secrets, will be the keynote luncheon speaker. Local participants--Dr. Maxine Thompson, Attorney Joe C. Hopkins, Anthony Asadullah Samad, L. C. Green, BernNadette Stanis (Thelma from sitcom "Good Times"), Marion McNair, Bishop L. J. Guillory, Rita Hall, and Parry Brown-Abraham. Out-of-state participants--Erick Henderson, Fred Williams, Contessa Walls, Don Spears, Professor Walter Williams, Andre Eggelletion, David Coleman, Attorney Clara King, Honorable Judge Susan Washington, and others.
This year's highlight: Children Writers and African-American writers age 65 and older in a forum called Let the Elders Speak. We encourage your youth to come and listen at the feet of these elders as they share wisdom and life lessons.
General Admission is free. There is a free writing class for children. Chat with fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children and Christian writers. Attend the Poetry Jam Competition--WIN CASH! There will be open exhibits and authors signing throughout the day.
The conference has been designed to provide writers with the practical information they need to work in the literary industry. Publishers, as well as agents will attend. Nine (9) writer's workshops will be held throughout the day and will cover a variety of topics from: How To Publish and Promote Your Book--How to Write a Best-Selling Novel--a Free Writing Class for Children 10-15 and much more. Authors wishing to gain exposure, attract new readers, and sell books, and for all wishing to participate in the Poetry Jam Competition visit www.blackwritersontour.com or call (323) 750-3592.
* How To Write A Best-Selling Novel
* How To Write, Publish, And Sell Your Book
* What You Need To Know When Writing Poetry
* Protecting Your Writing Rights, Trademark and Patent Rights
* Learn What Black Newspapers Can Do For Black Authors And What Black Authors Can Do For Black Newspapers
* I Am Published Now...Now What?--Learn Strategies To Get Noticed, Sell Books, Save Time, and Earn Thousands of Dollars In The Process
* How To Market Via The Internet, Internet-Radio, and Maximize Sales
* Turning Your Book Into A Movie Script
* How To Develop Characters That Leap Off The Page
* Survival Strategies and Success Tools For Today's Teens
* What Parents and Educators Must Do NOW To Make Black Children Feel Good About Themselves
* Health and Wealth Seminar
* Healing Hurting Women