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TALK RADIO HOSTS PLAY KEY ROLE AT NATIONAL BLACK BOOK FESTIVAL

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April 14, 2009

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Gwen Richardson
NBBF National Coordinator
1-800-340-5454


TALK RADIO HOSTS PLAY KEY ROLE AT NATIONAL BLACK BOOK FESTIVAL


G.L. Henderson

LaTonya Mason

Houston, TX (BlackNews.com) - Three radio talk show hosts will play a key role in promoting the authors and activities for the 2nd annual National Black Book Festival, held in Houston, Texas, May 15-17, 2009 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The Festival is an annual event which attracts more than 100 authors from across the U.S., and brings together African-American authors, readers and book clubs for a weekend of literary exchange.

The radio talk show hosts who are participating in the 2009 Festival are as follows:

* G. L. Henderson is a self-published, award-winning author whose program airs Wednesday evenings on Artistfirst.com, an Internet-based web site which broadcasts worldwide and features authors and musicians. Leading up to the Festival, Henderson's weekly program will feature interviews with authors across the country who will be in attendance. Henderson will also be on-site at the Festival conducting live interviews on Saturday, May 16, and will MC the Festival's Prayer Breakfast on Sunday, May 17 at The Breakfast Klub. [www.artistfirst.com/glhenderson.html]

* Akua Fayette is co-host of the Sunday evening program, "Self-Determination," which airs on Houston-based KPFT 90.7 FM, which is part of the Pacifica radio network. Fayette and her co-host, Obidike Kamau, will be on hand at the Festival to record author interviews for a future exclusive broadcast on the National Black Book Festival. Fayette will MC the Festival's Get Acquainted Breakfast on Saturday, May 16 at The Breakfast Klub. [www.kpft.org]

* LaTonya Mason is host of "Between the Lines," a daily program about books and writing on WGIV 1370 AM in Charlotte, N.C. Mason has been conducting interviews with Festival authors of Christian fiction and faith-based books since February and will continue to do so through May 15th. [www.wgiv.net]

Featured authors at the 2009 Festival include: Roland Martin, CNN commentator, author, and Chicago radio talk show host; Dr. Ralph West, pastor of Houston's Church Without Walls; Donna Hill, best-selling author of more than 30 books; and Mary B. Morrison, New York Times best-selling author of more than 10 books. Other featured authors include: Mary Monroe (mainstream fiction), Tracy Brown (urban fiction), Brandon Massey (mystery/suspense) and R. M. Johnson (mainstream fiction).

In addition to the plethora of authors at the National Black Book Festival, the event will also feature workshops, door prizes and a Spoken Word Poetry Slam on Sunday afternoon. For more information about the Festival, visit the web site: www.nationalblackbookfestival.com or call 1-800-340-5454.


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