HOTSPOT Author Blog
The HOTSPOT~Ward 8 Book Festival is the first of its kind to take place in Southeast Washington, DC on Saturday June 15th, 2013. Lamont Carey of LaCarey Entertainment created The HOTSPOT~Ward 8 Book Festival as a way to combat high illiteracy rates and to make published authors (especially local authors) accessible to impoverished communities. It is important for Lamont to ignite the desire to read, write, and support the aspirations of fellow authors and link them with the community. Alongside Lamont, Council-Member Marion Barry will be presenting the festival and showing his support.
I’ve worked with Lamont on several projects over the years and I am delighted to support his mission. Starting tomorrow, I will showcase HOTSPOT ~ Ward 8 Book Festival Authors on my blog. I am excited to be apart of this wonderful experience and encourage you to be a part of this historical event.
Where will it be?
It will be held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue between the corners of W. Street & Chicago Street, SE; on the parking lot located near "The Big Chair".
Schedule of Events
10:00am- 4:00pm: Author meet and greet the authors
10:30am-12:00pm: Complimentary Facepainting sponsored by A Goddess Journey's "Majestic Moments"
11:00am-3:00pm: The HOTSPOT Open Mic and Karaoke
11:00am- 11:40am: Panel Discussion- "How to take an idea and turn it into a book"
11: 50am-12:30pm: Panel Discussion - "How to get your book published"
12:40pm-1:20pm: Panel Discussion - "How to get your books to readers"
1: 30pm-2:10pm: Panel Discussion - "What other types or genres I should consider writing for"
2:20pm -3:00pm: Panel Discussion - "How do a market myself and my work"
There will also be merchandise vendors throughout the event with great products and services for sale. Vendor space is still available.
LaCarey Entertainment, LLC, Four Points, Curtis Investments, Chozen Consulting, Domestic Violence Wear Many Tags, FlavaNews, KW Capital Projects, Annie's Art Gallery and The HOTSPOT.
Funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
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