There will be a total of 12 African American authors selling their books in a book fair setting. This event will be free and open to the public.
The first 20 minutes will be open to book sales for anyone that cannot stay for the author introductions and want to just buy books and leave. At 1:30pm there will be author introductions. Each author will get five minutes to either read an excerpt of their book or to tell attendees more about themselves or their books. This will be followed by a 10-15 min Q&A session with the attendees as well as other announcements.
Around 2:30pm, the book sales will resume with the drawing for the RSVP Gift Basket at 3:30pm. A picture of this year’s gift basket and the mystery box will be posted in the coming weeks.
The headline authors for this 9th Annual Great Midwest Book Fest are National Best-selling authors Patricia Haley, Naleighna Kai, and James Gordon aka G.P.A.
Other authors in attendance include Rose Jackson Beavers, Sierra Kay, Adrienna Turner, Dr. Janice Hooker Fortman, Authoress Lady R, Cassandra Washington, Julia Press Simmons, Demetrius Hawkins, and Patricia Balentine.