Saturday October 11, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT
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Carter G. Woodson Library 
9525 South Halsted Avenue
Chicago, IL 60628

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Constance D. Shabazz 
Books Ink 

2014 Authors Showcase 

Join Books Ink and Carter G. Woodson LIbrary for the 2014 Authors Showcase on Sat. Oct, 11, 2014. Register today for our panel discussions, mini-workshops, book signings, and FREE raffle. ADMISISON IS FREE.


Doors Open at 9 a.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION I - 9:45 A.M. - 10:45 A.M.


Participants: Moshood Fayemiwo,  Peggy Griffin, Art Henry,

Karen January, Tavetta Patterson, Walter M. Perkins,

JoAnn Rhodes, Omar Yamini, Jewel Younge

MINI-WORKSHOPS I - 10:45 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

 So You Want to Write a Book: 101 - Constance D. Shabazz

Peace Education - Peggy Griffin

PANEL DISCUSSION II - 11:45 P.M. - 12:45 P.M


Participants: Theresa Banks, Cherita Banton, Anita Davis,

Herb Jackson, Toneal Jackson, Joyce E. Jones, L. McGregor,  Bill Tolbert

MINI-WORKSHOPS II - 12:45 P.M. - 1:45 P.M.

Successful Writers: Know the Law and Take Care of Business - Walter M. Perkins

Using Writing as a Healing Process - Toneal Jackson & Bill Tolbert

PANEL DISCUSSION III - 1:45 P.M. - 2:45 P.M.


Participants: Leslie Best, Regena Bryant, Jennifer Dorsey, Tasleem Firdausee, Nehanda Green,

Darryl Harvey, Mz. Modesty, Evan Roberts, Tissanie Simmons, Cynthia Wilson

MINI-WORKSHOPS III -  2:45 P.M. - 3:45 P.M.

Three Things Self-Published Authors Don't Know - Regena Bryant

Writing a Book is Easier Than You Think - Mz. Modesty 



Theresa Banks - Becoming a Published Author (non-fiction)

Cherita Banton - For People I Know: Poems of Inspiration (inspirational poetry)

Leslie Best - Silhouettes of the Past (non-fiction/history)

Regena Bryant - Believe In Me (womens ficton)

Anita Davis - Underneath It All (fiction)

Jennifer Dorsey - Life With a Purpose (spiritual)

Moshood Fayemiwo - Aliko Mohammad Dangote (biography)

Tasleem Firdausee

Nehanda Green - The Adventures of JaJa and Jamila Going to Africa (children"s fiction)

Peggy Griffin - Creating Order in the Midst of Chaos  (peace education)

Darryl Harvey - What Do You Do When a Bully Picks on You? (children's)

Herb Jackson - Our Blues Song (familiy saga/historical fiction)

Toneal Jackson - Inspiration From A.B.O.V.E. (inspirational) 

Karen January - Lessons Mama Never Taught Me (womens interest/motivational/self-help) 

Joyce Elaine Jones - For Such a Journey (juvenile fiction)

L. McGregor - Little Pampu Rides an Airplane (children's)

Mz. Modesty - Love Missing (urban fiction)

Tavetta Patterson - The Secrets We Keep (mystery)

Walter M. Perkins - Write Right Right Now (non-fiction/"how to")

JoAnn M. Rhodes - What to Do With the Pulp (cookbook)

Evan Roberts - How to Become Influential and Highly Successful (self-help/young adults) 

Tissanie Simmons  - Generational Curse (young adult/adult fiction)

Bill Tolbert - Don't Give Up! God is Not Through With You Yet (spiritual memoir)

Cynthia Wilson - Pace Learns a Lesson (fiction)

Omar Yamini - What's Wrong With You! (self-help)

Jewel Younge - Everything Outlaws are Made of (sci-fi)