Presented First Weekend in June, 4, 6 & 6, 2010
JANUARY 17, 2010 – Black writers, publishers, distributors, sellers and patrons are notified to prepare to attend and participate in the 19th Annual Black Books Award. For the 19th year the literature of books that are written, by Black people will be celebrated in a setting that both validate their work and provide an opportunity to promote and sell it.
Celebrated over a period of three days, all activities will be in The Nat Turner Reference Library at The Khalifah Estates, 26070 Barhams Hills Road, Drewryville, VA 23844. On the 3rd day, Sunday, June 6, attendees are taken on a “Return to the Nat Turner Trail” http://www.khabooks.com/natturnertour.htm
All who register in advance will be guaranteed 10 minutes to talk about their work and to share their experience in overcoming barriers to go from manuscript writer to published writer. Aspiring writers and book buyers are also welcome to attend. Registration is free.
There is a fee for the “Awards Dinner Banquet,” Saturday evening where Black writers, journalist & booksellers, will given Black Book Awards in front of family, friends, and readers of their work. It is about 95% certain that Black Book Awards will be the only citation where their books will be celebrated; and this was the case for some of the most important books in Black History: if not for black book awards the works of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, Stolen Legacy, and John Henrik Clarke, Dr. Amos N. Wilson and too many still alive to name; their books never would have been documented with a wall certificate or plaque, regardless of their greatness.
Writers are asked to register in advance by mailing a review copy of their publication to the above address. For more information go to www.blackbooksaward.com Or call (434) 378-2140.
To see a partial roster of past recipients, go to www.blackbooks.award.com