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Friday, September 3, 2010

National Black Book Festival

The National Black Book Festival (NBBF) is an annual event, sponsored by, the world's largest African-American retailer online. The event attracts a wide array of authors, publishers, book clubs, libraries and individual readers from the Southwest U.S. and nationwide. NBBF 2011 will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Downtown Houston.

The event features a pavilion of authors, including those who are notable and new. Book signing and discussion sessions with featured authors, workshops and seminars, a spoken word poetry slam and door prizes are just a few of the exciting featured activities at NBBF. Authors will be grouped according to genre and there are 18 genres that will be represented.

The Festival is open to the public and admission is $5.00 per day for adults and teens. Admission is FREE for children under the age of 12.

All events will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Downtown Houston. The Festival schedule includes the following events (items with asterisk [*] are ticketed events which require ticket purchase in advance):

Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 7:00 p.m.

"Welcome to Houston" Reception*

Friday, June 10, 2011 - 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Slumber Party w/Author Mary B. Morrison*

Ladies only - Must be 18 years of age

Saturday, June 11, 2011 @ 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.

"Get Acquainted" Breakfast*

Sunday, June 12, 2011 @ 9:00 a.m.

Sunday Worship Service

Sunday, June 12, 2011 @ 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Sunday Jazz Brunch*

Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 4:00 p.m.

Spoken Word Poetry Slam

Tickets for the above events may be purchased online here:

For more information, please e-mail .

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