. . .Dozens of Authors
. . .Thousands of Readers
. . .All At One Event

FREE GENERAL ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC
October 23-25, 2014 - 7th Anniversary - Houston, Texas
Location:  Fallbrook Church - 12512 Walters Rd., Houston, TX 77014

 


 

Event Tickets
The 2014 National Black Book Festival special events are open to the public; however, tickets must be purchased in advanceThe deadline for ticket purchases is October 10, 2014.  Attendance at the Festival is not required to attend one of these events (with the exception of the Spoken Word Poetry Slam).  All events will be held at Fallbrook Church, 12512 Walters Rd., Houston, TX 77014.

Participating authors should obtain their tickets by completing their author vendor agreement, since participating authors' event tickets are at a discounted price. The deadline for discounted author tickets is Oct. 10th.  

NOTE:  Ticket purchases are nonrefundable, unless the event is cancelled.  If an event is cancelled, monies will be refunded.

The Festival schedule includes the following events (items with asterisk [*] are ticketed events which require ticket purchase in advance):

BUY THE FULL FESTIVAL PACKAGE AND SAVE!!
Purchase tickets to the Welcome to Houston Reception (Thursday), Get Acquainted Breakfast (Friday) and Networking Breakfast (Saturday), for the discounted price of only $80.00 per person.  To securely order tickets to all three public eating events online via credit card or Paypal, click "Add to Cart" here:

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.
"Welcome to Houston" Reception*
Cost:  $50.00 per person

This reception welcomes the out-of-town authors, book clubs and other Festival attendees to the City of Houston.  An appetizing buffet, catered by Cater2U, will be served, along with beverages and dessert.  Cater2U is a local catering firm and the menu will be scrumptious.  Door prizes will be awarded.   Attire:  Business.  

To securely order reception tickets online via credit card or Paypal, click "Add to Cart" here:

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Friday, October 24, 2014 @ 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
"Get Acquainted" Breakfast*
Cost:  $30.00 per person

This breakfast affords authors and readers an early opportunity to meet new friends and exchange ideas.  A full breakfast buffet, catered by Pappa's Catering, will be served.  Pappa's Catering is one of the largest and best-known restaurant chains in the state of Texas and attendees will experience a menu which represents the best of Texas.   Book marketers will make presentations on how authors can best promote their books at the Festival.  Attire:  Casual.  Marketing presenters will be: 

  • Oswald Scott, author of The Promise: A Black Man's Guide to Money, Power and Respect, and NBBF Steering Committee Member
  • Fon James, Professional life coach and NBBF Steering Committee Member
  • Rhonda Jackson Joseph, Author, editor and NBBF Steering Committee Member

More information about the presenters is available online here

To securely order Get Acquainted Breakfast ticket(s) online via credit card or Paypal, click "Add to Cart" here:

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Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 8:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast*
Cost:  $30.00 per person

This breakfast is designed specifically to enhance networking opportunities on the last day of the Festival.  Specific activities will be conducted to encourage and promote networking among the attendees.  A full breakfast buffet, catered by Pappa's Catering, will be served.  Pappa's Catering is one of the largest and best-known restaurant chains in the state of Texas and attendees will experience a menu which represents the best of Texas.  Attire:  Casual.

Guest Speaker: Pam Perry, Ministry Marketing Solutions, on "Raising Your Author Profile"

To securely order Saturday Networking Breakfast ticket(s) online via credit card or Paypal, click "Add to Cart" here:

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Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 4:00 p.m.
Spoken Word Poetry Slam

Attendance at the poetry slam is FREE for observers.

For the 2014 Festival, poets who enter will compete for a cash prize.  There may be 2 to 3 preliminary bouts and the finale will occur on October 25, 2014 at the Festival.  Judges score each of the performances and there will be an MC who will be the poet/host.

Poets may sign up by paying the $50.00 entry fee, via credit card or Paypal, by clicking "Add to Cart" here:

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Festival event tickets must be ordered in advance (deadline for ticket purchase and poetry slam entry fee is October 10, 2014) and may be ordered securely online by using the "Add to Cart" options above.  To pay by check or money order, use the following form:
http://www.nationalblackbookfestival.com/eventtickets.pdf

Payment must accompany the request for event tickets.  Tickets may be purchased by calling the Festival office at 1-800-340-5454.  The form may be faxed to the Festival office at (281) 583-9534, or mailed to the Festival office (along with payment) to:  National Black Book Festival, 14300 Cornerstone Village Drive, Suite 370, Houston, TX  77014.

For more information, please contact us via e-mail at:  info@nationalblackbookfestival.com


 

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