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"I'm writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles" - Shannon Hale

Minnesota Black Authors Expo

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

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Register to Win 10/22 Expo Giveaways

Additional Opportunities to Support MBAE

Be A 2022 MBAE Sponsor

Register Book(s) on Website

Buy Books from MBAE Authors

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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 achieve financial independence  


Thank You To Our 2022 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
The Loft Literary Center
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TruStone Financial
Xcel Energy
In Black Ink
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Strive Community Publishing