Book Club Conference Features Contemporary African-American Authors at Kansas City Public Library

For Immediate Release:
October 28, 2011
Contact: Paul Smith
816.701.3668
Book Club Conference Features Contemporary African-American Authors at Kansas City Public Library

The Kansas City Public Library hosts the third annual Book Lovers Book Club Conference - featuring four contemporary African-American authors - on Saturday, November 12, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

 

The featured authors during the conference are:

 

  • Keith Lee Johnson, author of the Little Black Girl Lost series of novels, including the seventh and latest installment Johnnie Wise: In the Line of Fire.

 

  • R.M. Johnson, the Essence bestselling author of The Harris Family and The Million Dollar Divorce. He holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from ChicagoStateUniversity and resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

  • Bernice McFadden, author of the 2011 NAACP Image Award Nominee Glorious.

 

  • Carleen Brice, author of Orange Mint & Honey and Children of the Waters. Brice received the 2009 First Novel Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was named the 2008 Breakout Author Award from the African American Literary Awards Show.

 

Keith Lee Johnson and R.M. Johnson will speak during the conference from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. McFadden and Brice will speak from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

 

A book signing and reception will follow the author presentations.

 

Admission is free. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407. Free parking is available at the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore.

 

Major funding for programs at the Kansas City Public Library is provided by a generous grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.