(Atlanta, GA) April 19, 2016 – Celebrity authors, Literary enthusiasts and book-lovers will come together in Atlanta for a weekend of events celebrating the work of African-American authors at the 8th Annual The African Americans on the Move Book Club (AAMBC) Literary Awards at the Georgia Tech Ferst Center on Saturday, June 11th at 7:00p. The star-studded red carpet award show and only red carpet event for the literary industry will be hosted by a special celebrity guest and recognize New York Times Bestselling Authors and living legend, Mary Monroe, Mary B. Morrison, Carol Mackey of Black Expressions, Omar Tyree and more.
The AAMBC seeks 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 a star-studded red carpet with celebrity guest appearances. View the full weekend schedule of events below:
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
To purchase tickets and learn more information, visitwww.aambcawards.com.
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.