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Monday, September 18, 2017

8th Annual African American Authors & Empowerment Expo to Be Held on Saturday, October 7th

— One of the largest expos for African American authors is coming to Morgan State University —

African American Authors & Empowerment Expo

Attendees networking at last year’s event

NationwideThe African American Authors & Empowerment Expo (AAAEE) is holding its 8th annual event on Sat., Oct. 7, 2017 from 11am to 5pm in Baltimore, MD on the campus of Morgan State University in the University Student Center’s Calvin and Tina Tyler Ballroom. The event will feature 60 vendors, as well as hundreds of local & national authors. This massive event is free to the public and includes workshops, speaking panels, author presentations and live entertainment.

2017 marks eight years of event excellence in Maryland for the expo. AAAEE has a reputable reputation for showcasing hundreds of independent authors/artists from across the nation at its annual literary events. AAAEE’s mission is to create a platform that exposes independent authors to the general public while helping authors make connections with national book clubs, provide entrepreneurial workshops, panels and author seminars.

Last year was a historic moment in AAAEE’s further expansion when it officially announced its partnership with Morgan State University to host this year’s expo as a pre-launch for the college’s annual Homecoming. This new partnership creates a remarkable opportunity for AAAEE to help Morgan State University prepare college students for careers in the literary arts, communication and business.

In honor of this amazing partnership, AAAEEE is launching the “Positioning Yourself to Live Without Limits” panel and “The Reality of Reality TV, Hip-Hop and Social Media” panel. This panel will be an open forum for the students and attendees to discuss the negative and positive effects of today’s reality shows: “Are they setting good examples for your teens?” Today’s hip-hop music: “Are the lyrics promoting positive acts or are they promoting violence and sex?” Social media: “Has the cases in suicides and bullying gone up because of social media?” All of these topic will be addressed.

Featured panelists include Dr. Jacquie Hood Martin, Dr. Karen Bethea, music producer Herb Middleton, Stevie D of the R&B group Force MD’s and Rob Schwartz, CEO/Founder/Chief Editor /Executive Producer of Who?Mag TV to name a few.

For more information, visit www.aaaexpo.net


Patricia Harris