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3300 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

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Saturday, August 12


Ladies of Contemporary Fiction
Kimberla Lawson Roby and ReShonda Tate Billingsley are definitely ladies of the contemporary novel. They keep fans turning pages and anxiously awaiting the next book. Kimberla Lawson Roby will share her new book The Sinful Woman while ReShondra Tate Billingsley will talk about her new release The Perfect Mistress.  Her book The Secret She Kept will be an original TV One movie in July 2017.

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ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Adult Author
ReShonda Tate Billingsley’s #1 national bestselling novels include Let the Church Say Amen, I Know I’ve Been Changed, and Say Amen, Again, winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. Her collaboration with Victoria Christopher Murray has produced three hit novels... Read More →
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Kimberla Lawson Roby

Adult Author
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Kimberla Lawson Roby has published 24 novels. She has sold more than 2.7 Million copies of her novels, and they have frequented numerous bestseller lists, including The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly... Read More →


The Dynamic Duo: Denene Millner and Nike Chiles

Learn about the art of collaboration and creativity from this dynamic couple.  They have penned several relationship books and a few novels together.  They have also helped to bring many celebrity biographies to publication.  New York Times best-selling author Denene Millner is an award-winning journalist whose insightful and captivating pieces have secured her foothold in the entertainment book publishing industries.  She has penned 25 books, including Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, co-written with Steve Harvey, Around the Way Girl, a memoir with actress Taraji P. Henson, Believing in Magic with Cookie Johnson and Never Make the Mistake Twice with Nene Leakes.  Over the course of his 30-year career, Nick Chiles has distinguished himself as one of the nation’s foremost chroniclers of African American life , culture and celebrity-both as a best -selling author and as an award winning journalist. Chiles co-authored with Bobby Brown on the memoir, Every Little Step: My Story, the Rev Al Sharpton on his New York Times best-seller The Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and The Path To American Leadership, Kirk Franklin The Blueprint; A Plan For Living Above Life’s Storm, Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge with retired NBA center Etan as well as Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Faith in the Dream.  In 2014 he was a NCCAP finalist for book Justice While Black: Helping African American Families Navigate the Criminal Justice System with attorney Robbin Shipp.   Aren’t you excited to hear from this Dynamic Duo?

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Nike Chiles

Adult Author
Nick Chiles is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and three-time New York Times bestselling author. He has written or co-written 14 books, including books with Bobby Brown, Kirk Franklin, Rev. Al Sharpton, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Star Jones, NBA veteran Etan Thomas, attorney... Read More →
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Denene Millner

New York Times best-selling author Denene Millner is an award-winning journalist whose insightful and captivating pieces have secured her foothold in the entertainment, parenting, social media and book publishing industries. The former Parenting magazine columnist has penned 25 books... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm


Black Writers in Atlanta

Atlanta authors write about a variety of topics both fiction and non-fiction.  Hear these authors and get whisked away into their exciting stories often set right here in the South. We are proud to present authors Anthony Grooms, Akinyele Umoja and Penny Mickelbury.  Join us as we highlight authors from Atlanta who are contributing to the evolving landscape of African American literature.

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Anthony Grooms

Atlanta Author
Anthony Grooms has taught at The University of Cape Coast in Ghana, Södertörns högskola in Sweden and, for more than 20 years at Kennesaw State in Georgia. He the author of ICE POEMS, TROUBLE NO MORE:STORIES and BOMBINGHAM, a novel.  A new novel, THE VAIN CONVERSATION, is... Read More →
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Penny Mickelbury

Adult Author
Penny Mickelbury is playwright and mystery novelist who worked as a print and television journalist for ten years before concentrating on fiction writing. She is the author of ten mystery novels in three successful series: The Carol Ann Gibson Mysteries, the Mimi Patterson/Gianna... Read More →
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Akinyele Umoja

Atlanta Author
Akinyele Umoja is Professor and Chair of the Department of African-American studies at Georgia State University, where he teaches courses on the history of the civil rights and Black Power movements and other social movements. He has been a community activist for over 40 years. His... Read More →


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