2021 MN Black Authors Expo (Author Registration)

Expo author registration includes: Exclusive author reception on Friday night (Oct 22) at 6 pm. Venue TBD. 30-second expo book promo video. 1-year MBAE website subscription as a Featured Author. Entry into a lottery to be an expo panelist/read excerpts from your book.
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2021 MN Black Authors Expo (Author Registration)

Time & Location

Oct 23, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT
NineNorth TV Studio, 2670 Arthur St, Roseville, MN 55113, USA

About the Event

2021 MBAE theme: Peaking In The Valley: Writers Rising to the Top

Expo author registration includes:

  • Exclusive in-person author reception on Friday night, October 22, at 6 pm (venue TBD)
  • 30-second expo book promo video (pre-recorded) All expo authors can participate in a pre-recorded promo for the expo.
  • 1-year MBAE website subscription as a Featured Author
  • Entry into a lottery to be selected as an expo panelist and/or read excerpts from your book (pre-recorded)

The 2021 MBAE will be broadcast on 9/23, but ALL segments will be pre-recorded.

Note: Due to time constraints, we can only choose 8 registered authors for panel discussions and 6 for the book readings. It is our goal to provide our expo audience with a diverse group of authors from as many genres as possible.

Note: MBAE will provide & schedule authors who want to be videotaped by our videographers.

TENTATIVE Author Videotaping Dates: Saturday, Sept 11th & Saturday September 18th, Times TBA

This year's expo will be televised and hosted virtually! Please join us in celebrating literacy and Black literature!

The MBAE will be televised with most of the segments pre-recorded due to COVID-19. We have partnered with NineNorth TV station (Twin Cities local cable channel 15) and it will also be live-streamed on Facebook. ​Don't forget to mark your calendars! 

The MBAE will be live-streamed on Saturday, October 23th from 1 - 2 pm. 

Author registration closes on Friday, October 1, 2021.

Deadline to submit author promo videos: Friday, October 1, 2021

There are still sponsorship opportunities available. If you would like to be a sponsor please contact:  

Dorothy Nins (203) 524-0223 or email her at ninsd820.mbae@gmail.com

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