• Black History Month Literary Jazz Brunch: An Ivory and Cream Affair

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    Name: Black History Month Literary Jazz Brunch: An Ivory and Cream Affair
    Date: February 29, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
    Event Description:

    The Literary Jazz Brunch: An Ivory and Cream Affair is the signature event of the Black History Month Literary Weekend, where we showcase published, self-published, local and independent authors, as well as introduce young adults to a whole new literary world while exposing them to a part of Black History beyond what they learn in school. Check out just some of what we have in store for you!

    o Hosted by WBOK's Oliver "OT" Thomas

    o Guest speaker: Minister Bobbye Mathews, Franklin Avenue Baptist Church

    o Live music by Strate Notes Jazz Band.

    o 8th and 9th Grade Essay Contest Winners!

    o Special appearance by national bestselling author Brian W. Smith

    o 10 featured local and national authors:

    Aston R. Williams -- The Righteous Seeds: 7 Principles Towards Success

    Kesh Nicole -- Every Goodbye Ain't Always Forever (1-2), A Family Affair, A Beautiful Symphonie, Broken Empire (1-3)

    LaTracey Drux -- 10k in 10 days for Black Authors, 100 things every black author needs to do NOW

    Diana Riley -- Cooking on Purpose, Grace at the Kitchen Table

    Rosalind Armstrong-Woodfox -- My Story, My Testimony, My Deliverance

    Teriece Reynolds -- Live, Learn, Love: With an Open Heart Life,  Lessons on Cultivating Healthy and Meaningful Relationships

    Raymond Manson -- Bamzybaby's First day of school

    Vanessa J Ross -- A Mother's Journey Through Her Daughter's Eyez

    Portia A. Cosby -- The Disgruntled Wives Club, It's Complicated, & F.I.R.E. Reignited

    Shelia Goss -- The Joneses, The Aftermath

    So put on your best ivory or cream outfit and join us for an upscale literary experience! Kids and VIP options available!

    Location:
    Dooky Chase Restaurant
    Date/Time Information:
    February 29, 2020/10:30 am 
    Contact Information:
    Dr. Rhonda M. Lawson
    Fees/Admission:
    Kids 12 years and younger:   $25
    Gen. Admission:  $50
    VIP:   $65
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