Meet Ella at Capital BookFest ’09— Author Schedule

30 Sep

Capital BookFest ’09—Schedule
Author signings will follow each presentation
October 3, 2009, 10am – 7pm
Borders Largo, Maryland

Bookclub preidents Meet Ella at Capital BookFest to receive gift bags of review books! Let us help you select your next book of the month. We have several awesome books for your club to preview and to review. Look for the EDC logo on the table.

Pastor Jamal Bryant. Marita Golden. Omar Tyree. Shane Evans. E. Ethelbert Miller. Tim Reid. Charisse Nunes. Liza Mundy. Connie Briscoe. Victoria Christopher Murray. These are just a few of the amazing authors who will participate in the fifth annual Capital BookFest.


The popular, family-oriented Capital BookFest returns to the National Capital area this year on Saturday, October 3, 2009. Festivities are spread among four different zones in and around the Borders Books and Café, 931A Capital Centre Blvd, inside The Blvd at Capital Centre Mall in Largo, Maryland. The fun starts at 10:00 a.m. and lasts all day until 7:00 p.m. In addition, and in response to President Obama’s call to service, the Capital BookFest and the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services partner up to promote healthy homes for children in foster care.

The fifth annual Capital BookFest, presented in partnership with the Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, features author readings/signings, teen authors and programs, poetry, exhibitors, children’s storytelling, writers’ and publishers’ workshops, and discussion forums for parents and children alike. The first 1000 early birds even receive book giveaways! “…the Capital BookFest was born out of this desire to motivate and educate parents and children to enjoy a good book…together”, states Kwame Alexander, award-winning producer, publisher, poet, and co-creator of the annual BookFest. Hence the mission: Strengthen Families through Reading.

Please go to the Capital BookFest website for more information about the festival, including the list of authors, exhibitors, forums, and the proposed schedule of events.

MAINSTAGE (Inside Borders)

11:00 am – 6:30 pm Ella Curry of EDC Creations has Intimate Conversations Interviews with featured authors.

11:00 – 11:45
Fiction Reading: Donna Hill & Tinesha Davis, Holler at the Moon

11:50 – 12:40
Talk: E. Ethelbert Miller, The 5th Inning: A Memoir

12:50 – 1:40
Reading & Talk: W. Ralph Eubanks, The House at the End of the Road: The Story of Three Generations of an Interracial Family in the American South
Jennifer Bazille, Black Girl Next Door

1:50 – 2:40
Talk: Liza Mundy, author Michelle Obama

2:50 – 3:50
It’s About Love Reading hosted by Marita Golden

4:00 – 4:50
Reading: Connie Briscoe, Sisters and Husbands

5:10 – 6:10
Talk: Conversation with Tim Reid, Comedian and author of Tim and Tom

6:20 until
Reading & Talk: R. Dwayne Betts, A Question of Freedom: Memoir


10:20 – 11:00
Talk: David Johns, The State of Black America “Message to the President”

11:10 – 11:45
Talk: Kimberly Seals Allers, author of The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy

12:00 – 1:00
Teen Authors Spotlight: Book-in-a-Day & Write-a-Book Programs

1:10 – 1:50
Talk & Tasting: Chef Gillian Clark, Chef and author of Out of the Frying Pan

2:05 – 3:00
Talk: Omar Tyree, The Equation & Kathryn Freeland, Navigating Your Way To Business Success

3:10 – 3:55
Talk: Jewell Powell, Marriage 101 & Tameesha Tucker, Single & Saved in PG County

4:00– 5:10
Poetry Reading: Deanna Nikaido, Le Hinton, Rebecca Gonzalez, Van Garrett, Sami Miranda, Barbara DeCeasare

5:20 – 6:15
Talk: Alicia Crowe, REAL DADS STAND UP! What Every Single Father Should Know About Child Support, Rights and Custody
David Miller, Raising Him Alone:Things Black Women Can Do to Raise Boys to Be Men

6:25 – 7:15
Ministers Panel: Jamal Bryant, pastor of Empowerment Temple, World War Me
Charlotte Avery, No One Ever Told Me


Hosted by Dwe Williams, Storyteller
10:00 DWe Williams
10:35 Cassandra Hill, Shyann the Cat
11:10 Barbara Alexander, Papa’s Penny Party
11:45 Omar Tyree, 12 Brown Boys
12:35 Ashti

Hosted by Sylvia Dianne Beverly
1:15 Shane Evans
1:50 Ralph Burgess, Cool Calvin
2:30 Lori Nelson, Hillary’s BIG Business Adventure
3:10 Charisse Carney Nunes, I am Barack Obama
3:55 Shane Evans
4:30 Tiffany Alexander, Braided in my Hair

BORDERS CAFE (Inside Borders)

10:15 – 11:15 pm
Talk: Dr. E. Curtis Alexander: Civil War
Stolen Honor: Afro-Union Medal of Honor, Gilmore Medal and Army of the James/Butler Medal Recipients

11:25 – 12:10 pm
Talk: Toni Cade Bambara Panel: Linda Holmes/Cheryl Wall, authors of Savoring the Salt

12:20 – 1:20 pm
Everything You Wanted to Know about Getting Published: Kevin Johnson, Donna Hill, Charisse Carney Nunes, Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke

1:30 – 2:10
Fiction Reading: Monda Webb, 7:33 am & Wendy Thompson, triptych

2:20 – 3:10
Fiction Reading: Victoria Christopher Murray, Lady Jasmine & Stacy Hawkins Adams, The Someday List

3:20 – 4:00
Fiction Reading: Booker T. Matison, Unsigned Hype

4:10 – 5:00
Talk: Pamela McBride, author of The Mocha Manual to Military Life: A Savvy Guide for Wives, Girlfriends, and Female Service Members

5:10 – 6:10
Panel: A Woman’s Guide to Soulful living
Moderated by Dr Anita Davis Defoe

6:20 – 7:10
Talk: Valencia Campbell, Advice from the Top: What Minority Women Say about their Career Success; Kimberly Seals Allers, author of The Mocha Manual to Turning Your Passion into Profit


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