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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.

To view the exhibitor's list, click either registration links above.



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 WORKSPACE 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!

EVENT DATE AGENDA (Updated Agenda)

ROOM I: 9:00 – 9:10 AM CST – Welcome

ROOM II: 9:10 – 10:05 AM CST – Writing Fiction that Entertains & Empowers. Featured Speaker: Vanessa Davis Griggs, 18 X Published, Award-Winning Author & Motivational Speaker Abstract

ROOM I: 9:10 – 10:05 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: 10:50 – 11:15 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: 11:25 – 12:20 PM CST – Writing Non-Fiction that Inspires. 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 II: 11:25 - 11:50 AM CST - #AudioOnly: The Creative Power of the Audiobook. Speaker: Andrew Snorton, Author, Host, Press/Media Consultant, Speaker & Educator Abstract

ROOM II: 12:00 - 12:25 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. Co-speakers: Reginald Williams, Award-Winning Author of A Marginalized Voice and Founder of Callista Casey Publishing and Michelle D. Jackson, Award-Winning Author, Marketing/PR Executive and Founder, Black Writers Workspace Abstract

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 Abstract

ROOM I: 2:05 – 2:55 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: 2:05 – 2:55 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). Moderator: Tamara Mitchell-Davis, Award Winning and Amazon Best Selling Author, Writing Coach, Speaker, CEO, TM Davis Enterprise LLC; Panelists: LeTysha Montgomery, Best Selling Author & Empowerment Speaker; Jaymee Veney, Founder of Finding Jaymee LLC, Wellness Coach & 2x Published Author & Kyerra Johnson, Author & Founder, We Speak Foundation

ROOM II: 3:05– 4:00 PM CST – The Future of Publishing (Panel). Moderator: Reginald Williams, Award-Winning Author of A Marginalized Voice and Founder of Callista Casey Publishing. Panelist: Ebony Nicole, the Writing Coach + Publishing Engineer; CaTyra S. Polland, CEO/Founder, Love for Words


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

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