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Black Writers Workspace Virtual Writer’s Symposium

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Learn effective tools and techniques to writing best-selling fiction, non-fiction and poetry with inspiration and heart.

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Hear celebrated authors and industry leaders share their pathway to success in publishing. Enjoy 10+ virtual sessions designed to inspire new, experienced, and aspiring writers. Key session areas include Fiction, Non-Fiction & Poetry Writing, Traditional Publishing, Self-Publishing, and Diversity in Writing.

To participate, writers are asked to reserve their seats via this Eventbrite registration form. Attendees will have until 7-14 days before the event to finalize their session selection. Zoom and BoothCentral links to each session will be emailed 72 hours before the event date.

EVENT DATE AGENDA (Speaker's Roster/Abstracts)

ROOM I: 9:00 – 9:15 AM CST – Welcome

ROOM II: 9:15 – 10:10 AM CST – Writing Fiction that Entertains & Empowers. Featured Speaker: Vanessa Davis Griggs, 18 X Published, Award-Winning Author & Motivational Speaker

ROOM I: 9:15 – 10:10 AM CST – Writing Speculative Poetry: Tools, Tips, and Markets for Your Speculative Verse. Speaker: Akua Lezli Hope, Award-Winning Poet & Creative Writing Fellow from The National Endowment for The Arts

ROOM I: 10:15 – 11:10 AM CST – Self Publishing an Award-Winning Book. Speaker: Dr. Adair F. White-Johnson, #1 Amazon Bestselling Author, Speaker, Educator, Publisher | Founder, The Empowerment House | CEO, Johnson Tribe Publishing

ROOM II: 10:15 – 10:40 AM CST – Leadership: How to Manifest Any Vision, Dream or Goal. Speaker: Vanessa Pettway, Author & CEO/Director, Go Manifest, LLC

ROOM II: 10:45 – 11:10 AM CST Creating Podcasts, Webinars, and Online Communities to Help Drive Book Sales. Co-Presenters: Michelle Jackson, Founder, Black Writers Workspace & JW Bella, Author-Poet-Radio Show Host, JW Bella Writes

ROOM I: 11:15 – 12:10 PM CST – Writing Non-Fiction that Inspires. Speaker: Bryan Humphrey, MSW, TEDx Public Speaker, Coach & Author of Boss Up!: 10 Traits One Must Have to Reach Self-Actualization & The Truth Always Wins: Becoming Fulfilled And Reducing Stress

ROOM II: 11:15 - 11:40 PM CST - #AudioOnly: The Creative Power of the Audiobook. Speaker: Andrew Snorton, Author, Host, Press/Media Consultant, Speaker & Educator

ROOM II: 11:45 - 12:15 PM CST - Introduction to Authorpreneurship. Speaker: Michelle P. Jones, Author, Business Coach & Inspirational/Motivational Speaker

12:30 – 1:00 PM CST – Break

ROOM I: 1:00 – 1:55 PM CST – Promoting Great Works: Understanding the Fundamentals of Book Marketing. Co-Speakers: Reginald Williams, Award-Winning Author of A Marginalized Voice and Founder of Callista Casey Publishing and Michelle D. Jackson, Award-Winning Author, Marketing/PR Executive and Founder, Black Writers Workspace 

ROOM II: 1:00 – 1:55 PM CST – Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy Centered on the Black Experience (Panel). Moderator: Isis Asare, Founder, Sistah SciFi; Panelists: Tenea D. Johnson, Award-Winning Speculative Fiction Author & Multimedia Storyteller; Lisa Stringfellow, Middle Grade & Contemporary Fantasy Author & Yodassa Williams, Writer, Speaker, and Award-Winning Performing Storyteller

ROOM I: 2:15 – 3:00 PM CST – Winning the Book Deal: How to Position Your Book for Traditional Publishing. Speaker: Meghan Stevenson, Founder, Meghan Stevenson Books, LLC

ROOM II: 2:15 – 3:00 PM CST – Leadership: Boss Up! Going from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. Speaker: Bryan Humphrey, MSW, TEDx Public Speaker, Coach & Author of Boss Up!: 10 Traits One Must Have to Reach Self-Actualization & The Truth Always Wins: Becoming Fulfilled And Reducing Stress

ROOM I: 3:05– 4:00 PM CST – Why Black Writers Matter (Panel). Moderator: Tamara Mitchell-Davis, Award Winning and Amazon Best Selling Author, Writing Coach, Speaker, CEO, TM Davis Enterprise LLC; Panelists: LeTysha Montgomery, Best Selling Author & Empowerment Speaker; Jaymee Veney, Founder of Finding Jaymee LLC, Wellness Coach & 2x Published Author & Kyerra Johnson, Author & Founder, We Speak Foundation

ROOM II: 3:05– 4:00 PM CST – The Future of Publishing (Panel). Moderator: Reginald Williams, Award-Winning Author of A Marginalized Voice and Founder of Callista Casey Publishing. Panelist: Ebony Nicole, Ebony Nicole Smith Consulting, LLC, Writing Coach + Publishing Engineer; CaTyra S. Polland, CEO/Chief Editor of Love for Words

To register for the BWW Book Relaunch Party on Friday, July 30 visit, https://my.boothcentral.com/v/events/bwws-largest-virtual-book-relaunch-party-ever.


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