Rosie Milligan, Ph.D., brings the largest Black cultural event for Southern California—the Black Writers On Tour Writers’ Conference and the Southern California Black Business Expo together all under one roof in Carson. This event is supported by the Carson Black Chamber. The one-day event will be held on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Congresswoman Juanita Millender McDonald Community Center, 801 E. Carson St., Carson.
This conference will showcase more than 100 Black authors, and 50-plus Black businesses showing their products and services. There will be literary agents and publishers gathering for this powerful one-day event.
The publishing industry has changed; the Internet, social media, E-books and print-on-demand have taken the publishing industry in a completely new direction. The days are gone for aspiring writers to have to beg and to wait to have their work published. This conference has been designed to provide writers and aspiring writers with the practical information they need to be successful in the literary industry. This year’s theme is, “Literacy is Everybody’s Business-Businesses Thriving Versus Surviving?” There will be local and national authors participating. Past events have boasted more than 3,000 participants in attendance.
Black Writers On Tour and the Southern California Black Business Expo are designed to connect writers with readers, and consumers with Black businesses. There will be workshops and seminars for writers/aspiring writers, business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and for the general public. There will be book signings throughout the day where attendees will get a chance to meet and greet authors from across the country.
This year’s highlights:
Claud Anderson, Ph.D., is back by popular demand. He will speak at noon.
Let The Children Speak writer’s contest and showcase, and a children’s free writing class for ages 10-15. Cash Prizes.
Girls Pursuing Science seminar—participants will produce a product to take home.
Teenage Survival Kit workshop—youth will learn the things they often learn too late.
Let The Elders Speak Forum presents: “Women Writers From Behind the Walls Who Share Their Stories and Success-There is Life After Incarceration.”
Writers’ workshops will be held throughout the day and will cover a variety of topics and including, how to write, publish and sell your book made simple, creating writing class for the beginners, protecting your writing rights, trademark and patent rights. There are 10 writer seminars and 11 free seminars for the general public. Visit www.blackwritersontour.com for paid and free seminar schedule or call (323) 750-3592.