Quote of the Month

"To be a writer, you need 2 things, "...outgoing guts to do it, the imagination to improvise. The enemy to creativity is self-doubt" - Slyvia Plath

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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We would like to thank everyone who made MBAE’s 5th Year a huge success!

To the STARS, MBAE Authors, thanks for inspiring us, challenging us, and bringing us joy!

To the children who always steal the show with Kid’s Corner,

 Keep Reading, Writing and Reaching for Higher Ground!

To Antonia Jackson and The Syncopated Ladies, Bravo! You were amazing!

To our incredible sponsors, without YOU none of this would be possible, we appreciate you!

To our volunteers, thank you for your selfless, servant leadership!

Finally, to ALL of our viewers, supporters, and book patrons, we value each of you!

Until next year, remember to write, read

& lead with love!



DeVonna & Dorothy

2021 EXPO

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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 2021 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