CALL FOR AUTHORS

NAACP CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF HIGHLIGHTING AUTHORS AT THE 108TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

Authors Will Meet Fans, Sign Books and Present Book Readings

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) invites authors to participate in the Author Pavilion during the 108th Annual National Convention (NAACP) scheduled for July 22– 26, 2017, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.  NAACP is one of the premier conferences of its kind nationwide.  Each year, the Annual Convention of the Association establishes policies and programs of action for the ensuing year.

The NAACP Authors Pavilion will showcase some of the best and the brightest from the literary community. The author(s) will have the opportunity to meet fans, sign books, present a book reading or participate in a panel within the Pavilion.  Each participant will have an assigned autographing area (with signage).  In addition, their books will be displayed in the on-site book store for a three day period.

WHO: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 108th Annual National Convention

WHAT: Authors Pavilion in the Exhibit Showcase Hall

WHEN:

July 22 - 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

July 23 - 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

July 24 - 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

July 25 - 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

WHERE: Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21201

ATTENDANCE: 9,000 registered NAACP attendees; The Author Pavilion is free and open to the public

ADMISSION: The Authors Pavilion is available at no cost to the public as part of the Exhibit Showcase Hall.

Description: The Authors Pavilion, situated in the Exhibit Showcase Hall, hosts the nation's premier African-American literary and scholarly talent. Authors attend from throughout the country to sign and promote their books to an informed crowd of elected officials, activists, students, thought leaders, industry executives and representatives from government agencies. Dynamic, personal interaction between authors and attendees is a hallmark of the event. Over the years, the Pavilion has featured a diverse array of fiction writers, scholars, and poets, including Charlie Wilson, Russell Simmons, Hill Harper, Cornel West, Victoria Rowell, Iyanla Vanzant, Zane, Maya Angelou, Judge Mathis, Charles Ogletree, among many others.

Format: The Authors Pavilion will host scheduled panel discussions, book readings, meet and greets and book signings with media opportunities. Authors are encouraged to provide promotional posters for display. The NAACP Bookstore will purchase and sell book inventory for each author unless consignment arrangements have been arranged. We pride ourselves on author hospitality, turnkey logistics, publicity and robust book sales. Publishers/Authors are expected to support the travel/hotel expenses of accepted authors.

Produced by: The Oracle Group International

Contact: All Author Requests must be sent to Mocha Ochoa-Nana of The Oracle Group International, Inc.

Send Review Copies to: The Oracle Group International, 2707 Martello Drive, Silver Spring MD 20904

Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. It's more than half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities and monitors of equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

The Oracle Group International/PBE specializes in creating literary events in a variety of non-traditional venues and seeks out exciting new locales for readers and authors to connect. PBE is the sister company to The Oracle Group which produces the literary talk show "In the Café with Mocha" and whose mission is to inspire, educate and empower our communities one book at a time"