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Dr. Maxine Thompson Live Internet Radio Shows
This Week’s Guest – Monday, February 13, 2017


Maxine Thompson

Dr. Maxine Thompson,
Publisher, Literary Agent, Author, Host of Internet Show is cross-referenced to her other businesses

Dr. Maxine ThompsonArtist First Internet Radio


Dr. Maxine invites you to join her this week on her various shows where she will be speaking with some interesting people.


February 13, 2017


9:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

This Week’s Guest – Monday, February 13, 2017

Email dj@artistfirst.com with questions for the author or Dr. Maxine Thompson


February 13, 2017


February 13, 2017


Dr. Rosie Milligan
Publisher, Author, Founder of

Black Writers on Tour



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January 4, 2010

Dr. Maxine Thompson

Author of
Hostage of Lies

Voted A Best Book of 2009

EDC Creations
Black Pearl Magazine

Black Butterfly Press

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Blog: The Creativist and Divine Serendipity

By Dr. Maxine Thompson

http://maxinethompsonbooks.com

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On 8-20-16, I moderated a panel workshop at the 10th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair in Los Angeles. The panel included Rolanda Watts, (TV Personality, author, Destiny Lingers,) Flo Anthony, journalist/Columnist, author, One Last Deadly Play, Jason Overstreet, author, The Striver’s Row Spy, and Jodi Baker, YA Best selling Author, Trust. The workshop was called “Unlocking the Creativist within you.” One by one, we addressed our individual rituals for writing, our time line for completing a novel, even our future in alternate media such as film.

But I forgot to ask the question about “Divine Serendipity” and how it related to the other writers’ habits. Let me explain.

In October 1997, when I left my job after 23 years of social work, I was stepping into the unknown. Today, I have no regrets. Why? Because I discovered Divine Serendipity. They say that in the Bible, Abraham’s wife, Sarah laughed when God told her she would be giving birth to a son at the age of 90. The name Isaac means “laughter” in Hebrew.

Genesis 21:6. Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.”

Now, I find myself laughing every day as new opportunities have opened their doors to me over the years, since I discovered the Internet in 1998, Internet radio in 2002, and social media in 2006.

I call it another case of Divine Serendipity.

When I look back, in 1999, I was sitting around waiting on the phone to ring from my then agent. Now people are calling me for assistance with their books as an editor/ghostwriter, and I became a literary agent myself. I thank God for having a bigger plan for me than anything I’d ever dreamed of.

The word serendipity came from Horace Walpole’s book, The Three Princes of Serendip. Serendipity is a seeming gift for finding something good accidentally. I like to think of Divine Serendipity as God’s way of working small miracles in our writing life.

I am a person who hates flying. However, when I went to Cush City’s book store opening in September 2000, I flew my first time on a small crop duster airplane from Memphis, Tennessee to Houston, Texas. It was one of the scariest hours of my life. Earlier that summer, I attended the National Association of Black Journalists in Phoenix, Arizona. I faced my fears and had to fly there, too, from LAX airport. In October 2000, I flew through stormy skies to Houston, Texas again, only this time to go on a cruise with Pageturner Black Book Club to CanCun, Mexico. After we set sail, our cruise ship tossed and rolled as we braved ten-foot waves. (It was hurricane season.) But I was at peace. I had faith I was on my purpose.

After I’d survived flying on a “Crop Duster,” I felt my faith grow. I flew numerous times since then, including on a long trip to China with the Minority Business Association. Talking about Divine Serendipity.

See. Just as you face your fears in life, sometimes you must face your fears and write. It takes faith to write something that will have impact on your readers. Writing and creativity involve a lot of Divine Serendipity. Characters show up where there was nothing. New plot points develop. So when you write, rest assured.

Little miracles happen every day. I remember reading that faith is knowing one of two things: that when you leap from the edge, either the ground will appear under your feet, or you’ll be taught how to fly.

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About the Blogger: Dr. Maxine Thompson is a novelist, poet, columnist, short story writer, book reviewer, blogger, an editor, ghostwriter, Internet Radio Show Host, and a Literary Agent. As an editor, she has edited/ghostwritten numerous best-selling books (Including New York Times Best Selling books), for African Americans, including many books for men and women who are incarcerated in the prison system. In a down economy, as a literary agent, she has negotiated over 100 book deals for African Americans. She is the author of Novels, The Ebony Tree, Hostage of Lies, LA Blues, LA Blues 2, and LA Blues 3, A Place Called Home (A Short Story Collection), a contributor to bestselling anthologies, Secret Lovers, (A Black Expression Bestseller) All in The Family, and Never Knew Love Like This Before, (Also a Black Expression Book Club best-seller, and Kindle Bestseller).

She is also an ebook author of The Hush Hush Secrets of Writing Fiction That Sell 1, 2, The Hush Hush Secrets of Making Money as a Writer, The Hush Hush Secrets of Creating a Life You Love, Novellas, The Katrina Blues, and Capri’s Second Chance, contributor to Proverbs for the People, and Editor/Contributor to anthology, Saturday Morning.

Her novels, The Ebony Tree, (Won a small Pen Award in 1997), Hostage of Lies, (Voted a Best Book of 2009), LA Blues, (2011), and LA Blues II, (2012), which were featured in Black Expressions’ Catalog in August 2012. LA Blues 3 was published in August 2013.

Big Read Community Conversation Hosted LP Book Fair 4-2-16

As a part of our Kick Off “Community Forum Series” to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Leimet Park Book Fair, we are hosting a Big Read Community Conversation and Panel Discussion on Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451″

Our panel discussion will include book burning, censorship, and preservation of the written word. Confirmed Panelists: Dr. Wiliam Allen, Moderator; Chela Mezger, Department Head- UCLA Library Conversation Center; Sean Dempsey, S.J. Ph.D.- Jesuit Priest of the California Province; Andrea Vuleta, Executive Director – Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (SCIBA); and Dr. Maxine Thompson, Author and Publisher.

In our High Tech society today with the proliferation of digital medias — “books on tape” and Kindle readers — IS the written word in danger of extinction? Have paper books become obsolete? And can the written word be preserved?

Join us as we discuss these issues and more THIS Saturday, April 2, 2016 (11:00 am – 1:00 pm) at the Washington Irving Library. (http://www.lapl.org/…/events/community-conversation-and-rea…).
Here is a link to the library’s home page, which includes a map of its location:http://www.lapl.org/branches/washington-irving.

This event is co partnered with the Washington Irving Public Library, City of Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs and National Endowment for the Arts/Mid West.

Hope you can join us.

When:


Sat Apr 2, 2016 11am – 1:30pm Pacific Time

Where

4117 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018, USA (map)

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Dr. Maxine Thompson Live Internet Radio Shows
This Week’s Guest – Monday, February 15, 2016


Maxine Thompson

Dr. Maxine Thompson,
Publisher, Literary Agent, Author, Host of Internet Show is cross-referenced to her other businesses

Dr. Maxine ThompsonArtist First Internet Radio


Dr. Maxine invites you to join her this week on her various shows where she will be speaking with some interesting people.


February 15, 2016


9:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

This Week’s Guest – Monday, February 15, 2016

Email dj@artistfirst.com with questions for the author or Dr. Maxine Thompson


February 15, 2016

Dr. Rosie Milligan.
Publisher, Author, Entrepreneur, Founder of

Black Writers On Tour
Business Conference
Writers Conference


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Sponsored by:


EXECUTIVE SPONSORS:

January 4, 2010

Dr. Maxine Thompson

Author of
Hostage of Lies

Voted A Best Book of 2009

EDC Creations
Black Pearl Magazine

Black Butterfly Press

If you are interested in becoming a guest and/or a sponsor you may visit:

www.maxinethompson.com
,

www.maxinethompson.com/artistfirst.html for available dates
or via e-mail: maxtho@aol.com

>Home

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CALLING ALL AUTHORS—AND BUSINESS OWNERS! Get Ready For Black Writers On Tour 2016 And Southern California Black Business Expo All Under One Roof. Register before Feb. 10, 2016 and SAVE $$$. This is a great opportunity for authors wishing to gain exposure, attract new readers, sell books and business owners with product or services to gain exposure, acquire new customers, make sales and expand your bottom line—more profits for 2016. Writers’ and business seminars—free for exhibitors—a $150.00 value. The more you learn, the more you can earn. You can give your seminar ticket to a special client as a promotional tool.www.blackwritersontour.com, 323-750-3592—Blackwritersontour@yahoo.com.

Mark the date, Saturday April 30, 2016. Employment is creeping back up, salaries are increasing, gas prices are down, and people are back to feeling good about spending again. The Black Life Matters Movement is raising consciousness to the facts that economics and literacy matters. The multiple tragic incidents in this country have inspired Black America to re-think how and who they spend their dollars with. Blacks are looking for black owned businesses to do business with—so why not your books or business? People are still looking for a great book to read and they are looking for children books that are a reflection of their ethnicity and culture.

Black Writers On Tour and Southern California Black Business Expo are designed to connect writers with readers and business owners to new customers and business to business support. Authors will be armed with current information regarding the publishing industry and the new trends. Business owners will learn: What you need to know about acquiring capital for your business, Recordkeeping and tax compliance, How to make your web site a serious marketing tool, and How to attract more customers nationwide via Social Media (If the US can do business with China, etc., you can do business with people in other states and globally—think outside the box) There are many authors and businesses who are doing well and they are the ones who keep abreast of what’s happening in the industry and they make themselves visible. If the public do not know that you have a book/business they can’t purchase from you. BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES ARE THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN TOWN—IT’S TIME TO COME OUT OF THE CLOSET AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS NOW!

If you are an exhibitor, all seminars are free for you. The general admission is free and you can bring as many people as you like to help. We distribute 50,000 colored flyers to places such as: Colleges, Universities, Schools, Businesses, Churches and Via US Postal Service-Door-To-Door. Other marketing such as: radio advertisement on 94.7 The Wave and KJLH Radio 102.3, extensive social media marketing, and newspaper advertisement. Many churches have agreed to help.

IT’S THE START OF SOMETHING BIG! BLACK WRITERS AND THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BLACK BUSINESS EXPO SHOWCASING ALL UNDER ONE ROOF. THIS IS GOING TO BE THE LARGEST EVER!

BLACK WRITERS ON TOUR 2016 & SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BLACK BUSINESS EXPO – SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH, 2016

Literacy Is Everybody’s Business. Who Will Tell Our Story?

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Dr. Maxine Thompson Live Internet Radio Shows
This Week’s Guest – Monday, March 23, 2015


Maxine Thompson


Dr. Maxine’s Show provides sponsorship for entrepreneurs and the literary community.
Dr. Maxine Show is cross-referenced to her other businesses
host on ArtistFirst

Dr. Maxine invites you to join her this week on her various shows where she will be speaking with some interesting people.


March 23, 2015


9:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

This Week’s Guest – Monday, March 23, 2015

Email dj@artistfirst.com with questions for the author or Dr. Maxine Thompson


March 23, 2015

Dr. Rosie Milligan
Author, Publisher, Founder of

Black Writers on Tour


Listen to Archives: Replay

Sponsored by:


EXECUTIVE SPONSORS:

January 4, 2010

Dr. Maxine Thompson

Author of
Hostage of Lies

Voted A Best Book of 2009

EDC Creations
Black Pearl Magazine

Black Butterfly Press

If you are interested in becoming a guest and/or a sponsor you may visit:

www.maxinethompson.com
,

www.maxinethompson.com/artistfirst.html for available dates
or via e-mail: maxtho@aol.com

>Home

This press release may be viewed with links at www.maxinethompson.com/pressrelease.html





Dr. Maxine Thompson Live Internet Radio Shows
This Week’s Guest – Monday, February 23, 2015


Maxine Thompson


Dr. Maxine’s Show provides sponsorship for entrepreneurs and the literary community.
Dr. Maxine Show is cross-referenced to her other businesses
host on ArtistFirst

Dr. Maxine invites you to join her this week on her various shows where she will be speaking with some interesting people.


February 23, 2015


9:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

This Week’s Guest – Monday, February 23, 2015

Email dj@artistfirst.com with questions for the author or Dr. Maxine Thompson


February 23, 2015

Clarence Nero
Founder of Bayou Soul Writers Conference

Tribute to Dr. Mayou Angelou


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Sponsored by:


EXECUTIVE SPONSORS:

January 4, 2010

Dr. Maxine Thompson

Author of
Hostage of Lies

Voted A Best Book of 2009

EDC Creations
Black Pearl Magazine

Black Butterfly Press

Divas of Literature

Queens Book Fair



If you are interested in becoming a guest and/or a sponsor you may visit:

www.maxinethompson.com
,

www.maxinethompson.com/artistfirst.html for available dates
or via e-mail: maxtho@aol.com

>Home

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February 12 at 7:45pm ·

By Sonya Vann DeLoach
Vann Family History Maker

Dr. Maxine Thompson is a retired social worker, whose calling was greater than the one she envisioned for herself. She worked 7 years in the inner city of Detroit, then 16 years in Los Angeles County. During this time, she won $1,000 in Ebony’s first writing contest in 1989, published numerous poems and several short stories, then self-published 2 novels, The Ebony Tree in 1995, and No Pockets in a Shroud in 1997. She left her job in October 1997 to pursue her writing career.

In 1999, Dr. Thompson launched Maxine Thompson Literary Services. Since that time, she has become a book reviewer, an editor, a freelance writer, a blogger, a columnist, a ghostwriter, a workshop conductor, and an Internet Radio Show Host since 2002. She became a Literary Agent in 2005. She has represented authors, including best-selling author, Shelia Goss, who now has 16 book deals, Best-selling author, Suzetta Perkins, who is on her 10th book deal, Michelle McGriff, Ph.D, who had 15 book deals, and Terry McMillan’s sister, Rosalyn McMillan, among many other authors.

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Dr. Thompson’s calling has also included ghostwriting New York Times Best-selling novels, (one which has been made into a film), working on bestselling street fiction novels, and doing the literary prison ministry. She has helped inmates across the United States publish best-selling fiction, and aided several ex-offenders in setting up their publishing companies and writing their books. Dr. Thompson has ghostwritten numerous memoirs, (mainly seniors, including a Quaker woman who left the faith), and edited Christian fiction, chick-lit, comedies, Romance, Mysteries, young adult, women fiction, historical, and thrillers.
Always staying abreast of trends, she is currently aiding authors in indie publishing their ebooks and print-on-demand books on Amazon Kindle, other platforms, and Ingram Sparks.

Dr. Thompson is the author of novels, The Ebony Tree, No Pockets in a Shroud, Hostage of Lies (which is out of print), A Place Called Home (A Short Story Collection, also A Kindle Best Seller), The Hush Hush Secrets of Writing Fiction That Sells, a novella contributor to Anthology, Secret Lovers, (Black Expressions Best Seller), Anthology, All in The Family, Anthology, Never Knew Love Like This Before , (A Black Expression Best Seller, Also a Kindle Bestseller). Anthology, Saturday Morning Literary, (Editor, Contributor), Anthology, Proverbs for the People, and her novel series, LA Blues, LA Blues 2, and LA Blues 3.

Dr. Thompson’s novels, The Ebony Tree, (Won a Pen Award in 1997), Hostage of Lies, (Voted a Best Book of 2009), LA Blues, (2011), and LA Blues II, (2012), which were featured in Black Expressions’ Catalogue in August 2012, and LA Blues 3 was published in 2013 through Urban Books. She is currently working on raising the money for her independent film, Hollywood Blues, which is based on her novel, LA Blues.

Dr. Thompson is also an ebook author of nonfiction, How to Publish, Market and Sell Ebooks (2000), The Hush Hush Secrets of Writing Fiction That Sells, (2002), The Hush Hush Secrets of Making Money as a Writer, The Hush Hush Secrets of Creating a Life You Love, The Hush Hush Secrets of Writing Fiction that Sells II. She is currently at work on a historical novel and LA Blues 4.

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YOUR HELP IS NEEDED URGENTLY AND RIGHT NOW!
This is Dr. Rosie Milligan, and I need your financial help with sustaining and keeping Black Writers On Tour alive and well. Black Writers On Tour is the largest African American literary event in California, and Saturday, April 18, 2015, will be its 19th annual event. It will be held at the Congresswoman JMM Community Center, 801 E. Carson Street, Carson, California. I have single-handedly sponsored this event for 18 years. I am tired yet committed to a work that is very necessary because “Literacy Is Everybody’s Business” and illiteracy impacts us all in one way or another. Blacks must fund their own economic liberation. How long will Blacks depend on others for economic oxygen? We must learn economic CPR and resuscitate ourselves. Almost every major event held by Blacks in Los Angeles, California, was cancelled last year due to a lack of funding/sponsorship from non-Blacks. If it were not for White folks’ money, the NAACP and other groups would not be able to hold their events.
It has been two years since Los Angeles has hosted a Black Business Expo. Showcasing Black Businesses is more critical now than ever before. It is important that black businesses survive and thrive— jobs come from businesses. Every time a black business closes its doors, another black person and in many cases, his/her family members who were employees for the family business suffer. Years ago, when one’s business failed, he/she could say, “Well I guess I will have to go back to work for someone else again.” Today, this is not often an option—it’s more critical than you think for black folks. Poverty and illiteracy hurts us all in one way or another.
The late Muhammad Nassadeen slated the month of April as black business recognition month—wow, I miss him. As a way of keeping his endeavor, we have incorporated showcasing black owned businesses with the Black Writers On Tour. Having limited funds and sponsorships, this gives greater exposure for both. The merge creates a win-win situation for black businesses and for those in the publishing industry such as: writers, authors, graphic designer, printers, illustrators, web designers, social media experts etc. When authors need a product/service, they know how to find a black owned business; the black business owners can purchase a book for themselves and their children directly from the author/publisher—the author makes more money. When the business owners need a web designer, business cards, promotional materials, a printer, marketing person etc., they will know how to locate a business that provides that service. America has become the “Great Melting Pot” and every race must take some responsibility for its own welfare and economic existence—REAL TALK.
For those who are saving their money to buy some flowers for my funeral, and for those who are preparing a long speech at my memorial service, I won’t see your flowers or hear your words about how much you loved me and how much I did for you, etc. The money you spend on flowers will not benefit me or my family members, only the florist. I am saying all that to say: I need your help right NOW! Your help today will mean more to me than anything that you could do or say when I am gone. It’s time to make sense out of what we do and how we act.
I hope and pray that even after my transition there will be someone whom I have touched who will carry on the legacy of assuring that our stories will be told. Mary McLeod Bethune stated in her will, “I leave you hope, I leave you love, I leave you a thirst for knowledge.” I want to leave you a thirst for knowledge, and I challenge you to continue to make literacy everybody’s business and to see to it that our stories, not his-story, is passed on to the next generation. I challenge you to leave no Black child behind when it comes to reading and writing. Our stories may not be televised, but they can be written in the pages of history.
Haven’t you noticed that it is our Black children and adults who lag behind in reading and writing skills? So, then, who should be concerned? As a publisher, I see poorly written manuscripts with three hundred pages containing no paragraphs, without proper nouns capitalized, and many more major mistakes. If you don’t believe me, ask your child, even your adult child, to write a one-page summary on any subject and you be the judge for yourself.
The days are gone when one could just call a meeting to discuss, face-to-face, a grievance, complaint, etc. Instead, you are asked to “put it in writing,” and a poorly written communiqué will get no response in most cases. Be it politically correct or not, people tend to judge one by the way they write and speak—so we must do better.
I need your help. It’s not for me; it’s for my people—those who are being left behind in the literary world. You can go to www.Blackwritersontour.com and make a donation via PayPal, or you can send your donations to Black Writers On Tour, 1425 W. Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90047; 323-750-3592.
Thank you in advance for your assistance. You may have friends who want to help. Inform others about this noteworthy event. It is a tax-deductible donation. We appreciate any size donation; no donation is too small or too large. Please visit Drrosie.com and read my article, “Blacks Hanging On Life Support.”
Dr. Rosie Milligan, Founder of Black Writers On Tour

Share with the people who you have heard say, “I have always wanted to write a book,” “God told me to write a book,,” “I have a story to tell.”

GET YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED NOW!
WHO WILL TELL YOUR STORY? YOU CANNOT TELL IT FROM THE GRAVE.

Many of you have been pregnant with your “Book Baby” for many years; it’s time to deliver that book baby. Go ahead and leave your literary legacy. Writing your story is important. If we don’t write, we will be written out of the pages of history. We must preserve our culture and history via telling our own story.

While writing is not a science, it does take skills to tell a great story. On Saturday April 27, 2013, at the Black Writers On Tour Conference, we will have top expert literary giants in the industry to help you to tell your story. For the beginners, Frederick Williams will conduct a seminar just for you, “Creative Writing Class For Beginners.” For those who are writing fiction/a novel, Dr. Maxine Thompson will teach you, “How To Write A Best-Selling Novel.” And Dr. Roland Jefferson Will teach you, How To Develop Characters that Leap Off The Page. Monica Guillemin, J.D. will teach you, “How To Protect Your Writing Rights, Trademark And Patent Right” There will be 12 Writer’s seminars. And 6 free seminars for the general public. See seminar schedule below. 323-750-3592, or visit www.blackwritersontour.com Conference held at The Carson Community Center, 801 E. Carson Street, Carson, Calif. 90746

SEMINAR SCHEDULE
Paid Seminars For Writers And Aspiring Writers
Pkg. #1 $50.00 for one seminar. Pkg.#2…$75.00 for two seminars. Pkg.#3 …$100.00 for all seminars

10:00-11:00 What You Need To Know When Writing Poetry
AB Frank Wallace, author, poet

11:00-12:00 How To Operate A Successful Home-based Business; Recordkeeping For Tax Compliance.
Lounge L.C> Green, author, business/tax consultant and Clara Hunter King, ESQ, author, publisher

11:00-12:00 How To Write A Best-Selling Novel
AB Dr. Maxine Thompson, author, publisher, literary agent, talk show host

12:00-12:45 How Being A Toastmaster Can Increase Your Book Sale, Larry Springs Toastmaster
Lounge

12:00-1:30 How To Write A Book Made Simple & Your Publishing Options
Room 122 Dr. Rosie Milligan, author,/publisher, talk show host

2:00-3:00 Protecting Your Writing Rights, Trademark And Patent Rights
Room 122 Monica Guillemin Williams, J.D., PA-C, author, and publisher

2:00-3:00 How To Increase Your Book Exposure and Sales Via Social Media: Face book, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, And Blog, etc.
L. C. Green author, business/tax consultant, Damien Halliburton, social media specialist, website/commercial development, Halima Chancellor, talk show host, social media consultant

2:00-3:30 Creative Writing Class For Beginners
ACM Frederick Williams, professor, author, publisher

3:30-5:00 Turn Your Book Into A Movie, Marc Scott Zicree, author, successful writer-producer in film and T.V.

3:30-5:00 How To Develop Characters That Leap Off The Page
AB Dr. Roland Jefferson, author, M.D.

3:00-4:00 What You Need To Know To Be A Great Guest On Radio, Keep The Phone Ringing, Sell Books, And Get Invited Back.
Jamal Goree, talk show host, Keith Swanson, talk show host, Dr. Maxine Thompson, author, talk show host, Daniella Masterson, PR Specialist and Marketing Consultant

4:00-5:00 What Literary Agents Are Looking For
Lounge Dr. Maxine Thompson, literary agent, author, writer’s coach, ghostwriter

Free Seminars For The General Public

8:00-9:00 Roundtable Discussion With The Authors. (A Close-Up Look At The Publishing Industry)
ACM Dr. Rosie Milligan and Guests.

9:30-10:45 Children Writing Class Contest Showcase
ACM E.L. Henderson, Educator and Dr. Eva Holmes, author, educator

11:00-12:30 Children Writing Class
ACM Barbara Satterfield, educator, author and E.L. Henderson, author, educator/trainer

1:00-2:30 Let The Elders Speak ( A Forum Of Elders Ages 65-100) “Facing Today’s Challenges” The Role Of The Elders And What They Must Do To Shape A Better Future For The Next Generation. Facilitator: Kenyaka Beckley

12:30-1:30 A Close-Up look At Jobs/Careers In The Publishing Industry—Many! Leo Sullivan, animator, founder/president of AFROKIDS, Pamela McCullough, educator, author, publisher, John Milligan, author, newspaper editor, George Hooks, author, graphic designer, newspaper editor, Damien Halliburton, social media specialist, website/commercial development. Jay De Vance, III, graphic designer, illustrator, cartoonist.

1:00-2:00 Open Mic. Coordinator Annie Smith
Open Outside Area

4:00-6:00 Poetry Jam Competition, Coordinator: Frank Wallace author, poet
Room 122 (Free to attend/Participant entry Fee $20.00)

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