The L.A.Black Book Expo is back this year with authors, readers, celebrities, youth, fun and camaraderie together in an exciting way. This year, we will hold our literary festival inside the L.A. Convention Center. We hope you’ll join us again on August 11, 2012!
The Los Angeles Black Book Expo (LABBX) is a non-profit community-based organization founded in 2004 to advance African world community literary and spoken word activity governed by an executive circle and administered by an executive director. We provide a valuable service to the community by presenting our event yearly.
The goal of the Los Angeles Black Book Expo is to empower our community through literature. We seek to serve a diverse population, undivided by gender, ethnicity, age, income and geography, especially Africans and African Americans and friends of the African and African American community who are involved in and concerned with the importance of reading and education.
To serve teachers, students, librarians, booksellers, emerging writers, writers, authors, community activists, editors, publishers, spoken word artists, print and electronic media experts, artists, information specialists, other literary professionals, and most of all; the community. Folks who know smart is cool.
2010 Literary Event of the Year winner by the African-Americans on the Move Book Club.
We will hold the expo in August this year. Please email us at email@example.com if you’re interested in participating as an exhibitor. Registration will open in April.
Panel discussions on subjects impacting our literature and the world at large.
Workshops for aspiring authors who dream of breaking into the writing industry.
A spoken word program with artists expressing what’s on their hearts and souls.
Exhibitors who share their titles, products in front of book lovers and community supporters.
For Immediate Release
Hollywood, CA-Hollywood filmmakers Ci Ci Foster and Mashari Laila Bain are set to appear on KTLA Channel 5 Morning News on Wednesday. February 29, at 8:45 am pacific to discuss their debut film project, “I Heart Hollywood”, the only film on the market that takes a real look at the challenges and triumphs of up and coming actresses of color and tells their stories.
According to executive producers Ci Ci Foster and Mashari Laila Bain, “I Heart Hollywood” is an important film because there are a lot of myths about launching a career as an actor.
Thousands of aspiring actors and actresses think that once they set foot in Hollywood, their dreams of instant fame is at their fingertips and they will become a celebrity in an instant. Hollywood does not work that way. Our film helps to challenge false perceptions of Hollywood by telling the true stories of real working actors so aspiring actors can get a feel about how success in this industry is truly achieved.”
Foster and Bain, the co-owners of Flower Goddess Productions, created “I Heart Hollywood” after relocating to Hollywood from Chicago to pursue their dreams of being Hollywood actresses. After learning lessons in launching a career in the industry,
Bain and Foster became successful actresses and desired to spread their knowledge and experiences to educate and empower others looking to work in Hollywood.
“Our primary goal with making this film is to motivate aspiring actors and actresses to live their dreams because success is possible; especially if you have the knowledge, skills, and passion, state Foster. If you have the passion, we give you the reality of Hollywood and help you to prepare for success, states Foster.
An inspiring film, “I Heart Hollywood” has been screened in the Bronzeville Film Festival, The Chinese American Film Festival, and The African American Film Marketplace and continues to receive rave reviews. The film is now available for purchase on www. https://www.createspace.com/325066, and Amazon.com at the sale price of $12.99.
Visit http://www.FlowerGoddessProductions.com for more information about the film.