Wednesday, January 23, 2019

2019 Black Writers on Tour Conference in LA

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Nationwide --  Dr. Rosie Milligan brings the largest Black cultural event for Southern California - the Black Writers On Tour Conference & Southern California Black Business Expo under one roof in Carson, California, a Los Angeles neighboring city.

Most Black cultural events are no longer in existence due to the lack of corporate (white) sponsorship. Self-determination has been resurrected, and this year's conference is unprecedented - sponsored by Black-owned corporations - MyEcon Inc., from Atlanta, GA, and Pasadena/San Gabriel Journal Newspaper. This powerful one-day event will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 9am to 6pm at the Congresswoman JMM Community Center, 801 E. Carson Street, Carson, California 90746.

This year's theme is, "Literacy is Everybody's Business - Businesses Thriving Versus Surviving." This conference will be more dynamic than ever, more than 100 Black authors, and 50 plus Black businesses showcasing their products and services under one roof. Businesses today are facing new technology and global driven business competition, and so Black businesses must be prepared to meet the challenge.

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The publishing industry has changed; the internet, social media, e-books and print-on-demand have taken the publishing industry in a completely new direction. The days for aspiring writers to have to beg and to wait to have their work published are gone forever. This conference has been designed to provide writers and aspiring writers with the practical information they need to be successful in the literary industry. There will be local authors and authors from across the country participating. For past events, we have had 3,000 plus in attendance.

Black Writers On Tour & Southern California Black Business Expo is designed to connect writers with readers, and consumers with black businesses. There will be workshops and seminars for writers/aspiring writers, business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and for the general public. There will be book signings throughout the day. You will get a chance to meet and greet authors from across the country.


#1. Keynote Speaker - Mr. Ivy Stokes, Self-Made Millionaire, Business/Financial Guru from Atlanta, GA. Topic: Business Ownership/Entrepreneurship and Debt Elimination are the Keys to the Survival for Black America - Real Talk.

#2. Let the Children Speak Writer's Contest Competition Showcase - For children ages, 10-15 - Cash Prizes and a seminar on Business Opportunities for Youth and Teens

#3. Let the Elders Speak Forum Presents - Celebrity Featured Speaker, Desreta Jackson-Battle, author, producer & CEO, actress/director. She is known for her stellar performance as "young Celie" in the Oscar-nominated film, The Color Purple. She is the author of Black Hair Conspiracy and its connection to your health & wealth. This entrepreneur has her own line of natural hair product and is the founder of The Healthy Hair Expo

Writers' workshops will be held throughout the day and will cover a variety of topics, including:

* How To Write, Publish and Sell Your Book Made Simple

* How to Write a Best-Selling Novel

* Protecting Your Writing Rights, Trademark and Patent Rights

* How To Develop Characters That Leap Off The Page

* How to Operate a Home-Based Business

* Tax Compliance & Record Keeping.

All in all, there will be 7 writers seminars and 9 free seminars for the general public.

To register and/or for more details, visit or call (323) 750-3592.

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