Cynthia Bailey (Bravo TV/ Supermodel) is set to host the 8th Annual African Americans on the Move Book Club (AAMBC) Literary Awards. The AAMBC Awards celebrates the phenomenal Black men and women on our bookshelves, Kindle readers, and computer screens — past and present. Celebrity authors, literary enthusiasts and book-lovers will converge in Atlanta for a weekend of events celebrating the work of dynamic authors at the 8th AnnualAAMBC Literary Awards at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center on Saturday, June 11th at 7:00pm.
This star-studded, red carpet award show is the only event of it’s kind paying homage to multi-cultural literary contributors. This year’s honorees include award-winning and national best-selling authors Omar Tyree, Reshonda Tate Billingsley,Joy Deja King, Mary Monroe, Mary B. Morrison, Carol Mackey of Black Expressions and more.
The AAMBC Awards seek to celebrate the work of the literary industry and provide a platform that introduces novice and veteran writers to new audiences. Meshing multicultural authors from all genres with musicians, actors, and key influencers, over 500 expected attendees will enjoy a weekend of live entertainment, an intimate meet and greet with celebrity authors, and an award show that celebrates cultural, social, and artistic explosion. Special thanks to Upscale Magazine and LITish.Com. To join the digital conversation follow @AAMBCAwards handle on Twitter and Instagram and hashtag #AAMBCAwards.
View the full weekend schedule of events below:
AAMBC Weekend Schedule of Events:
Friday, June 10, 2016 at 444 Theater
– Mixer and Mass Book Signing
Saturday, June 11, 2016 at GA Tech Ferst Center
– 12:00pm: Lit Ish: All Male Author Revue
– 5:30pm: Red Carpet Reception
– 7:00pm: Award Show ***
– After party- Location TBA
Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Barnes & Noble GA Tech
3pm: Books and Cocktails with Upscale Magazine and Reshonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray
AAMBC which stands for African Americans on the Move Book Club was created in February 2008 by Tamika Newhouse. What started as an online book club grew into a national phenomenon. The sole purpose was to expose the unknown writer and to give them the opportunity to win accolades. A tradition still highly expressed to this very date, AAMBC still caters to the unknown writer. They have single handedly worked with well over six hundred writers’ new, seasoned, and considered celebrity status. From first time writers to nationally known they have consistently set the tone to support and promote black writers.
To understand the importance of AAMBC’s presence in the book industry is to understand the value of supporting our black writers. The awards will serve as the premiere event the industry will talk about year after year. It will be blended with new writers to celebrity writers as well as musicians, celebrity actors, and more.
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