Friday, January 3, 2014

Author/Reader Events of 2014

Romance Slam Jam Conference in New Orleans, May 7-11.

Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in New Orleans, May 13-18.

Frederick Book Festival in Frederick, Md., June 27-28.

Romance Writers of America Readers for Life Literacy Autographing in San Antonio, July 23.


The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's (CBCF) 44th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) is the premier conference on legislative and policy issues impacting the African-American community. Save the date for ALC, Sept. 24-27, 2014. The Authors Pavilion is open during the entire conference! Follow the information here:

Thousands of attendees from across the country and around the world attend this four-day conference to learn about the challenges and opportunities facing black America and the Diaspora. ALC provides the platform for collaboration and policy development to occur among international, national, state and local leaders and their constituents through regional forums, national summits, and policy-centered conferences. This year's ALC theme, It Starts With You, is a call to action to be and lead the positive change needed in public policy. ALC provides an African-American perspective on public policy with thought-provoking and educational policy forums, community education workshops and policy briefs.

Coupled with CBCF's stellar Leadership Institute for Public Service (LIPS), which has provided thousands of internships and fellowships as well as CBCF's more than $10 million in scholarships awarded to African-American students, CBCF has become the standard bearer of changing the landscape on Capitol Hill.


The Cavalcade of Authors 10th Anniversary is going to be a blast!!! Join us for a weekend where we're doing it up Mardi Gras Style on the Magnificent Mile and touring to other parts of the Metropolitan Chicagoland area.
Check out our line-up of national bestselling authors: Naleighna Kai, Lutishia Lovely, Victoria Christopher Murray, Zuri Day, Pat "Sister Betty" G'Orge-Walker, NAACP Image Award Nominee: J. L. Woodson, Jerome Montgomery, Jr. and many others...see the full line-up on:

We'll start with a private dinner at the Grand Lux CafĂ© on Friday. Saturday, the tour bus takes us to the new India House Restaurant for a buffet lunch, then it's off for shopping at Prime Outlet OR with the addition of a second bus--sightseeing at Navy Pier and DuSable Museum. Later on Saturday, the main event will be held at Room 43-a Mardi Gras party to celebrate the Cavalcade the same way it began--in true New Orleans style. We end the weekend with an inspirational Sunday Buffet brunch at Marriott Chicago Downtown on the Magnificent Mile.  This is the perfect event for book clubs and book lovers. Check out the locations at:
$75 holds your early bird spot (balance is due 2/18/2014).
Early bird price is $200 (ENDS 12/31/2013, 
Regular price is $275 (starting January 1, 2014)
We have space for 2 additional authors to participate -
Covers all meals, events, transportation from the host hotel to all events, and premium gift bags.

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