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Announcing the Annual Black Book Fair in Celebration of Black History Month

Author: Joseph Oddo

For Immediate Release. Please announce the following not-for-profit event:

In Celebration of Black History Month, The Caribbean Community Resource Centre will present the “Annual Black Book Fair” on Wednesday, February 6th, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm at Toronto’s City Hall, at 100 Queen Street West.

This Annual Event features Writers, Publishers, Storytellers, Booksellers, Spoken-word Artists, Emerging Writers, Workshops, and more. Many activities will be available for adults and youth alike. Teachers are encouraged to bring students. Parents should bring children. All are welcome; the event is free to the public.

Thank you for your help in spreading the word! For booth space or more information on this event, call Nicholas Austin at (647) 892-1159.

Other Details:

– The Annual Black Book Fair creates a unique opportunity to share educational and learning materials in an innovative and experiential way with the community at large. The Event is provides students with role models for self-efficiency, and exposure to career options including entrepreneurialism, writing, publishing and other creative pursuits & endeavors from and by people of diverse backgrounds. The experience will increase self-respect, self-esteem and expand self-awareness and success.

– Ms. Jo Lena Johnson, International Speaker & Trainer, will kick-off the event –and then conduct an 11 am workshop for educators, teachers and librarians focused on encouraging self-esteem, success and engagement among children of color.

– At 6 pm Ms. Johnson will conduct an exciting, interactive workshop for parents and children to provide tools for communication, inspiration and ways to create quality time during day-to-day family activities. She has conducted training sessions and keynotes throughout the US, the UK and Canada for over 51,000 adult and student participants –

– Featured Writers Include: Writer/Actor DIRK Mc LEAN – The CBC has produced The House On Hermitage Road which Dirk adapted from his Trinidadian childhood memoir of the same title. The script was published in the anthology, Canadian Mosaic II, by Simon & Pierre. His plays for young audiences, which have toured elementary schools in Ontario, include Shall We Call A Teacher? and The Real McCoy (with Amah Harris and Itah Sadu). He is the children’s author of Steel Drums and Ice Skates (Groundwood Books, Toronto) and Play Mas’! A Carnival ABC (Tundra Books, Toronto & New York).

– Dr. Rosemary Sadlier is an outstanding author and the well-respected President of the Ontario Black History Society. Sadlier has written four books including Leading the Way: Black Women in Canada, Mary Ann Shadd: Publisher, Editor, Teacher, Lawyer, Suffragette and Tubman: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, Her Life in the United States and Canada. Her best selling book, The Kids Book of Black Canadian History (2003) was nominated for Silver Birch Award, the Hackmatack Award, the Red Cedar Award and other international awards and was ranked number one in children’s literature by the Quill and Quire in October 2003.

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