We are just days away! #BlackReadersCon is going down. We are so excited!! What is Black Readers Con? Mocha Girls Read is celebrating 10 years this month and we wanted to do a cruise with all the Black Readers and all the book clubs. But COVID hit and that plan was quickly canceled. Once the plan was canceled we called our brothers at Black Men Read and the idea of Black Readers Con was birthed.
The purpose of Black Readers Con is to enhance and amplify the voices of Black Readers and the Book Clubs they love.
The mission is to empower and convene a community of Black Readers (book clubs, bloggers, podcasters, BookTubers, and Bookstagrammers, etc) through various avenues of literature, social events, and community service.
Friday Night VIP Pre-Party Session and Activities (Oct. 29)
-Scavenger Hunt hosted by Stephanie Burnham
Saturday, Oct. 30- Adult Day Sessions & Activities
Romance in Black: moderated by Dani Lacey and Mollie Cerros from the Black Chick Lit podcast (@bclpodcast) panelists include: DL White (@author_dlwhite), Tasha Harrison (@tashalharrison), Katrina Jackson (@katjacksonbooks), and Vanessa Riley (@vanessarileyauthor)
Keynote: Black Love, Keynote speaker: Beverly Jenkins moderated by Dr. Dianne Stewart (@diannemstewartphd)
Networking Session at the end of the day
Sunday, Oct. 31- Young Adult Day Sessions & Activities
Damien Jackson (@djreadsbooks) will be moderating a panel titled “We Are Black!” with authors Dr. Martina McGowan (@martinamcgowan), Michelle Coles (@michellecolesauthor), and book influencer Latesha Dejean (@bookishgirlmagic).
Angela Anderson (@angelaandersonpresents) will be moderating a panel titled “We Are the Revolution!” with the authors Kimberly Latrice Jones
(@kimberlylatricejones), Gilly Segal (@really.gilly), Kim Johnson (@kcjohnsonwrites) and Brendan Kiely (@brendankiely).
Costume Contest judged by @booksenvogue
We look forward to seeing you there!
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