Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 8, 2006
The RAWSISTAZ Affair 2006, sponsored by the RAWSISTAZ Literary Group, is an annual face-to-face reunion/gathering with online and offline book clubs, authors, readers, and other literary friends. This year they will celebrate 6 years of of service to the literary community and will hold their annual event in Charlotte, NC., the "Queen City" of the South on September 8-10, 2006.
This year's theme is "Hanging with our R.A.W. Brothaz." RAWSISTAZ will be paying special tribute to male authors. Tee C. Royal, group founder, says “With so many negative depictions of black men in the media, we just want to show the Brothaz a little love by letting them know we are proud of them, we support them and we appreciate their contributions to the literary industry and also in our communities.“
Keynote speakers are Vincent Alexandria (http://www.vincentalexandria.com) and Earl Sewell (http://www.earlsewell.com). Alexandria is the coordinator of Brother 2 Brother African-American Male Literary Symposium, a yearly event focusing on the importance of literacy and reading within the community. Earl is a regular mentor at various schools across the U.S. and shares with students the importance of writing and the numerous types of career fields for writers. Both are seasoned writers with a strong foundation in the literary industry.
There will be an additional 15+ authors (male and female) speaking on various panels, roundtables, and book club discussions. The first 20 readers to register will receive a discounted rate and an installment plan is available. Visit the website at http://www.rawsistaz-affair.com for updates to the author schedule, registration information, sponsorship opportunities and more.
About the RAWSISTAZ Literary Group:
RAWSISTAZ Literary Group was founded by Tee C. Royal in 2000 and supports and promotes African-American authors and their work. Collectively, the 450+ members (both online and off) are not only book clubs, but resources for readers, writers, and literary enthusiasts; thus the founder's motto of "Keeping You in the Know Regarding the African-American Literary Community." Their reviewers are highly respected in literary circles, sought out for book reviews and promotion of African-American titles and have reviewed major, small-press, and self-published titles. In addition, RAWSISTAZ has local chapters in major cities across the United States. Since its inception, the RAWSISTAZ website (http://www.rawsistaz.com) and their sister site/repository of more than 3500 book reviews at http://www.blackbookreviews.net have become major contributions to the literary industry. RAWSISTAZ was also selected as one of The 101 Best Websites for Writers for 2006 by Writer’s Digest and have been mentioned in Essence and Black Issues Book Review magazines.
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