Presenter: Kyonna Brown (Blessed Hands: A Pathway to Forgiveness)

Time: 11:00 a. m. - 12:00 p. m.

Location: Harlem State Office Building Plaza, Author Talk Tent


In my prison cell, I had to forgive myself. I was upset and angry, but if I had not looked beyond my incarceration, I would have not realized that I was there to find my purpose. And it begins with forgiveness. Forgiveness allows you to have a superpower that only you possess. The power to be free. One should attend this workshop to understand the true vision of forgiveness.  Forgiveness is tied to the emotion of anger and can take your life on a path of destruction. 


Do you think situations of forgiveness comes against you or for you? Life doesn’t happen to us, it happens for us. Attendees will learn how to take life’s adverse situations and use them to become better until they get to their best. Forgiveness allows you to change your perceptions and grow.



Who’s Elusive..? Delivering Your Book to A Mobile Audience: Reaching Your Reader to Maximize Your Sales

Presenters: Max Rodriguez, Founder - QBR/The Black Book Review, Harlem Book Fair, the Book Channel Online; Ray Samuels, Founder - Agora Publishing Consortium, Ontario, Canada

Time: 3:00 p. m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Harlem State Office Building Plaza, Author Talk Tent


The sales mantra of the 60s was "location, location, location". We now have come full circle but that same mantra has been turned on its head. It's still "location, location, location" but that storefront is now viral and in your reader's hand. How can you ensure that your book is 'market-ready'? How can you ensure that your book reaches a buyers' screen?

 Join Max Rodriguez, Founder of QBR/The Black Book Review, Harlem Book Fair, the Book Channel Online and Ray Samuels, Founder of Agora Publishing Consortium in Ontario, Canada in a discussion and Q&A on how to make a good book profitable.









Kathy has held editorial positions at top hip-hop/urban websites, including, HipHopDX.Com, and Featuring author interviews and readings from novelist H. Victoria Hargro Atkerson (Enslaved); well-being guru, Dr. Sadiki Che Beye (Raw Food for Thought: The Things We Must Eat), and others.


Author Talks & Readings/The Book Channel Online

Location: Harlem State Office Building Plaza, Author Talk Tent

Join Harlem Book Fair Founder and the Book Channel Online Program Host Max Rodriguez and selected writers in live audience videotaping of author interviews and readings. Authors include K'WAN (Hoodlum 2), the best-selling, award-winning author of more than thirty novels, including the popular Animal series, Black Lotus, Gangsta, Road Dawgz, Street Dreams, Hoodlum, and Section 8. He has been featured in Vibe, King, Entertainment Weekly, and Time magazine. Kathy Iandoli (Commissary

Kitchen; God Save the Queens) is a critically acclaimed journalist and author. She has written for Vibe, The Source, XXL, Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Pitchfork, Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Maxim, The Guardian, Vice, and many other publications. She has held editorial positions at top hip-hop/urban websites, including,


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Yvanna Bright
Frederick Williams
Kyonna Brown
Toshar Bryant
Kathy Iandoli
H. Victoria Hargro Atkerson
Dr. Sadiki Che Beye
Martine Kalaw
Max Rodriguez, Founder - HBF and Ray Samuels, Founder - Agora Publishing Consortium
Cheryl Woodruff Brooks
Jason Wilson
Rashad Mills
My Mommy Prays (Young Readers)
Bayard and Martin: A Historical Novel About A Friendship and the Civil Rights Movement (Nonfiction)
"Live Your Best Life!" (Workshop)
The Comfort Zone (Nonfiction)
Commissary Kitchen (Nonfiction)
Hoodlum 2 (Fiction)
Enslaved (Fiction)
Raw Food for Thought (Nonfiction)
Illegal Among Us (Nonfiction)
Delivering Your Book to A Mobile Audience (Workshop)
Chicken Bone Beach: A Pictorial History of Atlantic City’s Missouri Avenue Beach (Nonfiction)
Cry Like A Man: Fighting for Freedom from Emotional Incarceration (Nonfiction)
Inmate 458637 (Nonfiction)

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