Quote of the Month

"The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power."

- Toni Morrison

Minnesota Black Authors Expo

The Minnesota Black Authors (MBAE) is an organization that promotes and supports established and aspiring Black authors of all ages and genres. Established authors are given a platform to sell their books and interact directly with the community. 

2021 Writer's Bootcamp: October 22

1-2 pm
Registration opens August 2
Details Coming Soon!

7-9 pm
Registration opens August 2

2021 Expo: October 23

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The Minnesota Black Authors Expo is committed to:

•  Promoting literacy and improving educational outcomes

•  Showcasing and supporting the work of Black authors

•  Hosting a gathering space for authors, educators, and community

•  Providing authors with a marketplace to showcase their work and supplement their incomes

#MBAE Authors

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The Minnesota Black Authors Expo is successfully changing narratives by:

•  Leading the effort to promote and support Black authors in Minnesota

•  Invigorating and promoting a love for literature, writing, and reading

•  Highlighting the ingenuity, diversity, and creativity of Black authors

•  Providing tools for authors to increase earning potential and financial independence  


Thank You To Our 2020 Sponsors!

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The Givens Foundation for African American Literature
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St. Paul Public Library
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Hennepin County Library
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Thrivent Credit Union
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