The Third Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair kicked off on Friday, June 3, 2016 with a reception at Underground Books and an inspirational panel discussion at The Guild Theatre on growing new readers with featured authors, Frederick K. Foote, Geri Spencer Hunter, JaNay Brown-Wood, and Jay King.
At the end of the panel, when they took questions from the audience, ten year-old Savanna Karmue, the author of Happy Heart Advices, was offered an impromptu opportunity to address the audience. The youngster addressed the audience like a pro. Savanna Karmue is just one example of authors in attendance who have benefited from the self-publishing revolution.
“A new and enlightening experience to interact with like minds, writers, musicians, and poets. Love it,” said author K.E. Mullins
During the “Writer’s Panel,” Jay King (a featured author who was in Club Nouveau and wrote a book series on the music industry), Doris Mangrum, K.E. Mullinsand Sumiko Saulson gave advice on writing, copywriting, publishing, and self-publishing to a great audience of enthusiastic aspiring writers. The panels gave writers an opportunity to reach out and give back to the community.
“Success …to me has never been bout the dollars in my pocket or a score. But about the amount lives I’ve touched,” said K.E. Mullins
Over seventy black writers were present for the event. They participated in a series of workshops, panel discussions, author personal appearances, book chats and signings at Women’s Civic Improvement Center, Brickhouse Art Gallery, Underground Books, The Guild Theatre, , Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s House (near Oak Park Preschool), The Sacramento Food Bank, The McGeorge School of Law, and McClatchy Park.
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