This discussion will dispel the myths and misconceptions and speak on what men actually want and how different they are from the expectations women actually have. Or are the differences that far apart?
The art of creating, producing and performing romance audiobooks and listeners that love them.
We want to explore love in the form of same-sex couples and the plight that has surrounded the freedom of expression and the expansion of the stories in the literary world.
Dancing After Dark
This panel will address opening up about your fantasies, taking responsibility for your pleasure, being clear about your needs and how to explain what you want, and how has spicy/smut romance books made it easier for people to explore and experience self-pleasure or increased pleasure with their partners.
The black experience in America isn’t all about struggle. It should be celebrated 365 days out of the year. These authors are telling our stories and it is more than the slave narrative you are accustomed to reading.
A panel discussing excellence in Black History throughout the world and its influence on Black culture in the US.
Trivia game based on book “MUSIC IS HISTORY” by Questlove
Bestselling author and Sundance award-winning director Questlove offers a thrilling music-driven ride through the last 50 years of American History.
The transformative power of telling the untold stories of black historical fiction.
Black romance novels remind us that there is joy in Black Love. However, great books, literature, art and well-written screenplays also hold the clues to the authentic lived experiences of those often hidden in history about the experiences of Black Love across our historical experiences.
Reading historical nonfiction books can be very interesting and exciting. This panel will discuss the importance of reading history as Black readers. Audience members will discover and connect with a panel of Black readers who love history and want more people to read the genre. Panelists will also discuss how they apply their reading of history to their everyday lives.
Sci-Fi/Middle Grade & YA
Black influencers, especially Black Book Influencers, have shown and proven the power they have to increase readership, engagement and build a great reading community. From the beginning of the pandemic to now, publishers, authors, and social media users have seen how creativity, consistency, and LOVE of books can bring people together.
How to get black boys to read more and provide some tools and tips as well as some role playing for parents to help ignite the spark in young boys.
Recommending books as therapy in the treatment of mental health in the Book Community.
This panel will reflect on the power of poets to be agents of change and the emotional power of poetry.
What do books by black authors look like for the next 20-50 years? Will they (fiction, non-fiction) document struggle, persistence and how to overcome hindrances?