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Kya Publishing Launches Online Author Directory

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TORONTO, ONT (August 2018) - Kya Publishing has just launched an online author directory featuring participants from their Toronto Urban Book Expo events from 2014 through 2018. The directory, which currently lists almost 100 writers, will serve to connect interested readers with a unique grouping of novelists, children's writers, poets, and non-fiction authors.

Hosted on the Kya Publishing website, under the event-specific Toronto Urban Book Expo page, the list of featured authors was created to complement the book fair experience. The directory gives readers and community members an extended opportunity to contact the writers, and also provides increased exposure for the artists and their products.

"We created the Toronto Urban Book Expo to support local authors, independent writers, and to provide international artists with access to a Canadian audience," said Kya Publishing's Stacey Marie Robinson. "As we continue to build our event, and increase community …

Kya Publishing Announces TORONTO URBAN BOOK EXPO Board of Directors

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TORONTO, ONT (August 2018) - Kya Publishing has just announced the Board of Directors for their Toronto Urban Book Expo (TUBE). Since 2014, TUBE has hosted over 100 writers from across Toronto, Ontario, and visiting from the United States of America, in a book fair dedicated to urban literature and cultural texts.

"Over the years we have connected with so many talented and community-minded writers," said Kya Publishing founder, Stacey Marie Robinson. "With our new Board of Directors we will continue to brainstorm ways in which our Book Expo can best serve the writing community, provide exposure for independent and published authors, and also promote youth literacy and a love for reading."

The Board of Directors and their areas of responsibility are as follows:


Jeffrey Lee Cheatham II (Seattle, Washington) - Literary Festivals & West Coast Liaison



Jameel Davis (Cleveland, Ohio) - International Communication & East Coast Liaison

Jameel Davis serves as an advoc…

Kareative Interlude Present Toronto Urban Book Expo Children's Program

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TORONTO, ONT (July 2017) - Children's author Karee Shea Walker of Kareative Interlude will be presenting a children's program at the 5th annualToronto Urban Book Expo (TUBE) taking place on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the Toronto Public Library's Parkdale Branch (1303 Queen Street West) from 4pm to 8pm. The children's program is free, and will feature arts and crafts, children's authors, and children's book readings.

Kareative Interlude is a partnership utilizing arts to transform eyes and bless hands to the creative expressions that lay within. A multi-disciplinary company, they create in the areas of fashion, visual arts, community programming, and personal empowerment. Their first children's book "The Bee Leaf" is a powerful story that engages readers on the journey of building one's character, confidence and courage.

A message from Karee, about her book "The Bee Leaf":

"This creative work has been very spiritual, empowering and c…

Toronto Urban Book Expo Welcomes Guest Speaker Andree Nicole

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TORONTO, ONT (July 2017) - Kya Publishing has announced the guest speaker featured at the 5th annualToronto Urban Book Expo (TUBE) taking place on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the Toronto Public Library's Parkdale Branch (1303 Queen Street West) from 4pm to 8pm: educator, entrepreneur, certified life coach, motivational speaker, and author Andree Nicole!

The author of four motivational books, Andree Nicole "offers a kaleidoscope of information, guidance, support, and encouragement to both her readers and audience." Her most recent book is titled Victorious Secrets: Unveiling a Couple's Passion & Quest to Love. Along with her previous titles: My Eyes Can See, 101 Inspirational Quotes, and Beyond the Tears, the books are available through her website AndreeNicole.com, as well as Amazon, Barnes and Nobel, and on most online bookstores.

"We look forward to having Andree Nicole present at our Book Expo again," said Kya Publishing's Stacey Marie Robinson. &quo…

Authors Announced for the 5th Annual TORONTO URBAN BOOK EXPO

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TORONTO, ONT (June 2017) - Kya Publishing has announced the confirmed authors that will be featured at the 5th annualToronto Urban Book Expo (TUBE) taking place on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the Toronto Public Library's Parkdale Branch (1303 Queen Street West) from 4pm to 8pm.

"Kya Publishing welcomes registration requests from all writers," said Kya Publishing founder Stacey Marie Robinson. "We look forward to inviting both local and international authors to present with us in the city, and are excited to celebrate urban literature and culture during Toronto's festive holiday weekend."

Featured authors include (list updated with new registrants, daily):


Andree Nicole (Toronto, ON)
Angela Walcott (Toronto, ON)
Cathy-Ann Alexander (Irvington, NJ)
Christian Basie (Euclid, OH) Christopher McClean (Glenside, PA)

Clarence Birdsong III (Memphis, TN)
Deborah Watkins (Buffalo, NY) Ebony Nicole Smith (Rochester, NY)
Guildford J. Thomas (Toronto, ON)
Jameel Davis (Cleveland, OH)
J…

Kya Publishing Receives Toronto Arts Council Support for TORONTO URBAN BOOK EXPO 2018

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TORONTO, ONT (June 2018) - Kya Publishing is pleased to announce that they are the recipient of programming support for their annual Toronto Urban Book Expo from the Toronto Arts Council and the City of Toronto. The 5th annual Toronto Urban Book Expo is scheduled to take place on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the Toronto Public Library's Parkdale Branch from 4pm to 8pm.

The Book Expo hosts published and independent authors from Canada and the U.S.A., and gives them an opportunity to share and promote their writing, while networking with their peers and establishing their businesses. Over the years, this family-friendly book fair has seen growth in author participation as well as community support.

"It is such an honour for us to receive support from the Toronto Arts Council," said Kya Publishing founder, Stacey Marie Robinson. "We love that we are able to bring a diverse group of writers together every year for our Book Expo, and hope that with the help of the TAC our m…

Kya Publishing Partners with the SEATTLE URBAN BOOK EXPO

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TORONTO, ONT (May 2018) - Kya Publishing has established a partnership with the annual Seattle Urban Book Expo and event organizer Jeffrey Lee Cheatham II for 2018. The partnership will encourage cross-promotion and international attendance for both the Seattle Urban Book Expo and Kya Publishing's Toronto Urban Book Expo taking place on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the Toronto Public Library's Parkdale Branch from 4pm to 8pm.

Cheatham, a Seattle-based children's author, attended the Toronto Urban Book Expo as a vendor in 2016 and 2017, and has also been hosting his book fair for the past two years. The Seattle Urban Book Expo features published and independent writers showcasing their writing projects and related products, with a mandate to endorse and promote local talent and Washington's African-American culture.

"We have worked closely with Kya Publishing over the years, and are glad to make this association official," said Cheatham. "I appreciate the pr…