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Philly Winter Urban Book Festival supports African American authors by encouraging readers to broaden their horizons in the literacy world

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December 2, 2012 Category: Local Posted by:

The Philly Winter Urban Book Festival is here for another celebration of books, authors, and publishers. Raveena Media Group’s Literacy Moments Magazine and the Good L.U.C.K. Foundation – Good Readers youth program sponsors of the festival hopes readers attending will come out to support African American authors and publishers who write to encourage readers to broaden their horizons in the literacy world.


This year’s Philly Winter Urban Book Festival will be held December 8, 2012 at the African American Museum , 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA from 12 PM -4 PM. This event is FREE and open to all. Guests can sign-up at: and receive an opportunity to win FREE “Books in The Bag” 100 books available for all ages and other discounts during their visit.


We are excited to have as the “Philly Winter Urban Book Festival Author Ambassador ” National Best Selling author Karen E. Quinones Miller who will sign and discuss her new book “An Angry-Ass Black Woman”. Ms. Quinones is truly an Author Ambassador , she has been encouraging readers to broaden their literacy horizons with her top 20 book lists. She also is a literacy consultant for those interested in writing their first book. Throughout the year she hosts a seminar for authors to sharpen their skills.


Last year’s Philly Urban Book Festival Author Ambassador Best Selling author Solomon Jones of “The Gravedigger’s Ball” who provided guests and authors with awesome resources and a vivid picture of the literacy world. During the summer Philly Urban Book Festival Author Ambassador steps in the urban Christian genre with Author and Philly Native Nicole S. Rouse of author “Still Standing” her fourth Christian novel. These literacy events are just a prelude to the magazine official launch on January 21, 2013 online and its Spring print issue, the upcoming East Coast Author & Publisher Awards in February, Ladies Literacy Luncheon in March and other programs planned to encourage kids and their family to read more.



At the festival African American authors and other literary participants will have the opportunity to present their latest releases and participate in discussions with their fans, as well as present special signed copies. In addition, there will be FREE workshops, children activities, local writing and readings organizations book clubs information, vendors and tasty food samples.


The FREE workshops at the Winter Book Festival are: An Author’s roundtable , “Wrote Your First Book and Now What”, Tips and Tidbit for Future Authors”, Raveena Media Group presents “Branding Yourself via PR/Marketing and Social Media”, and feature workshop “Financial Fitness” is being presented by Shayne Lear author of “Money On Purpose Finding A Faith – Filled Balance”.


PhillyWinter Urban Book Festival Premier authors are: “Muffin, Npf , author of “North Philly’s Finest”, Christopher Gaskins, author of “Liberation of Fear & Love: A Collection of Poetry”, Akosua Ali Sabree, author of “Emancipating Your Spirit” , Eugene Bell, author of “What Are You Waiting For” , Nanette Buchanan, author of “Bonded Betrayal” and Niema Golphin, author of “Discovering Your Greatness Now”. These are just a sample of the cast of 20 excellent authors who will be present to share their literary works and create long-lasting memories of yet another wonderful year of the Philly Winter Urban Book Festival.


The Philly Urban Book Festival is FREE and open to the public. Guests can sign-up at: and receive an opportunity to win FREE Books in The Bag and other discounts during their visit. For more information please contact Literacy Moments Magazine a subsidary of Raveena Media Group at 267-386-8204 ext. 2 or Check out book overviews and information at

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