Monday, October 12, 2009

Books, books, books: The Twin Cities Book Festival, 2009


Saturday October 10, I participated in the Twin Cities Book Festival, at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College in downtown Minneapolis. It was a busy day, from 10am to 5pm, with the exhibition hall crowded with publishers, editors, booksellers, illustrators, readers and a plethora of other people connected with the world of books. What an incredible gathering of minds, where everyone could learn and learn and learn. What a great opportunity for networking.

Above, in the foreground, is my table. I had four of my titles on display. This year I worked with the Minnesota Black Pages, on the 2009 edition, contributing several pieces. The publication came out just in time, and I displayed copies at the Book Festival. I recommend it very highly. For copies and subscription information, write to info@MnBlackPages.biz or call (612) 205 0031.






I was assigned table number 19. Africonexion is my company, under which I publish, conduct workshops, and offer consultancy services.
Above, I am with Bukola Oriola, from Nigeria, to whom I introduced the idea of self-publishing with Lulu. She just published Imprisoned, her first book.
Above, I am with Professor Mahmoud El Kati, a well-known African-American educator, writer and activist based in the Twin Cities. We have known each other for several years.

3 comments:

Yours Faithfully said...

Finally an interesting blog site about books! Long overdue. BTW, had to mention this: Loved the shirts you were wearing too!

Mbele said...

Thanks, Yours Faithfully, for visiting my space, and for your comment. I have always liked books, from my childhood, and it is a pleasure to share that passion with others. I have found that wearing those shirts here in the USA highlights my African identity very well and arouses curiosity and interest. I love it all. Best wishes.

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