Join us for the largest virtual book relaunch party EVER on Friday, July 30th from 5 - 9 PM CST! Meet new and experienced authors LIVE, purchase books in all genres, and enjoy author interviews, music, and prizes. Also, we will announce the winners of the Chapter One Writing Competition during the event.

Exhibitors Coming Soon!



To become a vendor/exhibitor, please follow the instructions below:  

  • To set up your virtual exhibit booth. Go to,

  • Click, Apply for Booth, and start your application. You will be asked to provide pictures of your merchandise and you can add video (this is optional). To see a short overview of the information needed for the application go HERE. Please follow the picture size requirements. 

  • Pay the early bird special rate of $65 now through June 1st or pay the $75 regular fee via credit card or PayPal.  Be sure to review the add-on services and merchandise. You will keep 100% of your book or service proceeds. 

  • For more information email



Join us Saturday, July 31st at the BWW Virtual Writer’s Symposium. Hear from celebrated authors and renowned speakers in up to 10 informative sessions designed to educate and inspire writers across the globe. Topics include Self-Publishing, Diversity in Publishing, Crafting Best-Selling Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry, and Marketing on a Budget. Tickets will go on sale soon.

Participate in both events and receive a discount!

Use code EARLYBIRD for a 50% discount!

Full-Day (All Sessions) Access Pass: $199

Half-Day (Five Sessions) Access Pass: $99

Per Session Fee: $25 

Interested in speaking at the symposium? Complete the Call for Speakers form here:

We look forward to seeing you there!


ROOM I: 9:00 – 9:15 AM CST – Welcome


ROOM II: 9:15 – 10:10 AM CST – Writing Fiction that Entertains & Empowers


ROOM I: 9:15 – 10:10 AM CST – Writing Speculative Poetry: Tools, Tips, and Markets for Your Speculative Verse. Speaker: Akua Lezli Hope, Award-Winning Poet & Creative Writing Fellow from The National Endowment for The Arts Abstract


ROOM I: 10:15 – 11:10 AM CST – Self Publishing an Award-Winning Book. Speaker: Dr. Adair F. White-Johnson, #1 Amazon Bestselling Author, Speaker, Educator, Publisher | Founder, The Empowerment House | CEO, Johnson Tribe Publishing Abstract


ROOM II: 10:15 – 10:40 AM CST – Leadership: How to Manifest Any Vision, Dream or Goal. Speaker: Vanessa Pettway, Author & CEO/Director, Go Manifest, LLC Abstract


ROOM II: 10:45 – 11:10 AM CST – Creating Podcasts, Webinars, and Online Communities to Help Drive Book Sales. Co-Presenters: Michelle Jackson, Founder, Black Writers Workspace & JW Bella, Author-Poet-Radio Show Host, JW Bella Writes Abstract


ROOM I: 11:15 – 12:10 PM CST – Writing Non-Fiction that Inspires


ROOM II: 11:15 - 11:40 PM CST - #AudioOnly: The Creative Power of the Audiobook. Speaker: Andrew Snorton, Author, Host, Press/Media Consultant, Speaker & Educator Abstract


ROOM II: 11:45 - 12:15 PM CST - Introduction to Authorpreneurship. Speaker: Michelle P. Jones, Author, Business Coach & Inspirational/Motivational Speaker Abstract


12:30 – 1:00 PM CST – Break


ROOM I: 1:00 – 1:55 PM CST – Promoting Great Works: Understanding the Fundamentals of Book Marketing


ROOM II: 1:00 – 1:55 PM CST – Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy Centered on the Black Experience (Panel). Moderator: Isis Asare, Founder, Sistah Scifi; Panelists: Tenea D. Johnson, Award-Winning Speculative Fiction Author & Multimedia Storyteller; Lisa Stringfellow, Middle Grade & Contemporary Fantasy Author & Yodassa Williams, Jamaican American Writer, Speaker, and Award-Winning Performing Storyteller


ROOM I: 2:15 – 3:00 PM CST – Winning the Book Deal: How to Position Your Book for Traditional Publishing. Speaker: Meghan Stevenson, Founder, Meghan Stevenson Books, LLC Abstract


ROOM II: 2:15 – 3:00 PM CST – Leadership: Boss Up! Going from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. Speaker: Bryan Humphrey, MSW, TEDx Public Speaker, Coach & Author of Boss Up!: 10 Traits One Must Have to Reach Self-Actualization & The Truth Always Wins: Becoming Fulfilled And Reducing Stress. Abstract


ROOM I: 3:05– 4:00 PM CST – Why Black Writers Matter (Panel). Panelists: LeTyshia Montgomery, Best Selling Author & Empowerment Speaker; Jaymee Veney, Founder of Finding Jaymee LLC, Wellness Coach & 2x Published Author


ROOM II: 3:05– 4:00 PM CST – The Future of Publishing (Panel). Panelist: Ebony Nicole, the Writing Coach + Publishing Engineer; CaTyra S. Polland, CEO/Founder, Love for Words


Principal Sponsor

Logo on BoothCentral main screen + logo on Eventbrite event registration page + social media promo + e-newsletter feature + speaking opportunity + one-min. video + pre and post event day interview (livestreamed) + One booth at the Book Relaunch Party


Platinum Level Sponsor

Logo on webpage + mention on Eventbrite registration page + social media promo + e-newsletter feature + pre-event interview (livestreamed) + One booth at the Book Relaunch Party


Gold Level Sponsor

Logo on webpage + mention on Eventbrite registration page + social media promo + e-newsletter feature


Author/Artist Feature

One feature in the BWW e-newsletter + one pre-event interview on BWW On-Screen


To secure a sponsorship, email Michelle Jackson at

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100% of all proceeds will support the Black Writers Workspace Community.