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Toronto Urban Book Expo Partners with Nia Centre for the Arts' Blowout Festival 2017

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TORONTO, ONT (July 2017) - Kya Publishing has partnered with Nia Centre for the Arts for their inaugural Blowout Festival, and will join their Blowout Symposium on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Taking place during Toronto's celebratory Simcoe Day long weekend (aka Toronto Carnival Weekend), the Symposium will feature a unique carnival arts exhibit in addition to Kya Publishing's Toronto Urban Book Expo.

The 4th annual Toronto Urban Book Expo is the only Canadian event dedicated to celebrating urban fiction and culture. This event will feature published and independent writers selling their books at a free and family-friendly book fair. Live hip hop, R&B, reggae, and soca music will once again be provided by Toronto's DJ Majesty. Attendees of the Book Expo will now also be able to experience Nia Centre's exhibit and carnival arts experience, as they commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Caribbean Carnival in Toronto.

A non-profit orga…

Details for Kya Publishing's 4th Annual TORONTO URBAN BOOK EXPO // Sunday, August 6, 2017

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Kya Publishing to host 4th annual TORONTO URBAN BOOK EXPO at Toronto Centre for the Arts - Aug 6, 2017
TORONTO, ONT (June 2017) - Toronto-based independent publishing company Kya Publishing will be hosting their 4th annual Toronto Urban Book Expo (TUBE) on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts’ Studio Theatre, as a part of the Nia Centre for the Arts’ Blowout Festival. The book fair, previously held in association with the Toronto Public Library, will feature published and independent urban writers and their books at a free and family-friendly event, to the soundtrack of a live DJ (Toronto’s DJ Majesty).
Kya Publishing is committed to the documentation of urban culture, and the celebration of literature through their books, research (Journal of Canadian Urban Fiction), events, and community initiatives (Kya Keys Book Donation Program). The annual TUBE was established to provide urban authors with exposure, and networking opportunities—particular…

Authors Announced for Toronto Urban Book Expo 2017

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TORONTO, ONT (May 2017) - Kya Publishing has announced the confirmed authors that will be featured at the 4th annual Toronto Urban Book Expo (TUBE) taking place on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge Street at Sheppard Avenue).

TUBE is the only Canadian event dedicated to celebrating urban fiction and culture. This event, taking place during the Simcoe Day holiday weekend in Ontario, will feature published and independent writers selling their books at a free and family-friendly book fair. Live hip hop, R&B, reggae, and soca music will once again be provided by DJ Majesty.

Featured authors include:

Allan Brentt Hood (Toronto, Ontario); Andree Nicole (Toronto, Ontario); Angelot Ndongmo (Brampton, Ontario); Breanna Chanelle(Brampton, Ontario); Deborah Watkins (Buffalo, New York); Edquina Washington (York, Pennsylvania) Erika L. Farmer (Washington, D.C.); Evelyn Ayum (New Jersey); J.L. Crayton (Orlando, Florida); Jameel Davis (Cleveland, Ohio); Jeffrey Lee Cheath…

Kamilah Haywood to Launch New Book at Toronto Urban Book Expo

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TORONTO, ONT (May 2017) - New Kya Publishing author, Kamilah Haywood, will be launching her new book "Diamond in the Rough: Part II" at the 4th annual Toronto Urban Book Expo on Sunday, August 6, 2017. The annual book fair, hosted by Kya Publishing and taking place at the Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge Street), features local and international urban authors sharing their works. Kamilah Haywood will be one of approximately 30 urban writers participating in the event--her third book, "Diamond in the Rough: Part II" will be her first book developed with Kya Publishing.

"Kamilah brings an authentic voice and a gritty perspective to the Canadian literary scene," said Kya Publishing owner,Stacey Marie Robinson. "Her writing style, her subject matter, dialogue, and perspectives are unlike any other Canadian author, and we're proud to have her on board."

Haywood--who has comfortably written about subjects ranging from the drug game, to the cr…

Kya Publishing Welcomes Canadian Urban Fiction Author Kamilah Haywood

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TORONTO, ONT (May 2017) - Canadian publishing company Kya Publishing has just announced the newest addition to their author roster: urban fiction author Kamilah Haywood. A native of Toronto, Haywood has previously released two novels before joining Kya Publishing on their journey towards creating and sharing the diverse Canadian urban experience, through literature.

"Kamilah brings an authentic voice and a gritty perspective to the Canadian literary scene," said Kya Publishing owner, Stacey Marie Robinson. "Her writing style, her subject matter, dialogue, and perspectives are unlike any other Canadian author, and we're proud to have her on board."

Urban Fiction, a genre of literature also commonly referred to as "street lit," "hip hop lit," or "hood fiction," is often also categorized racially, as most of the authors, publishers, and characters of Urban Fiction are black/Afro-Diasporic. While Urban Fiction has a strong following and …

Registration Begins for Kya Publishing's Toronto Urban Book Expo 2017

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TORONTO, ONT (May 2017) - Toronto publishing company Kya Publishing has just announced that vendor registration has started for the 4th annual Toronto Urban Book Expo (TUBE) taking place on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge Street at Sheppard Avenue). 

TUBE is the only Canadian event dedicated to celebrating urban fiction and culture. This event, taking place during the Simcoe Day holiday weekend in Ontario, will feature published and independent writers selling their books at a free and family-friendly book fair. Live hip hop, R&B, reggae, and soca music will once again be provided by DJ Majesty.

Kya Publishing, a boutique publishing and communications company, promotes and celebrates contemporary urban literature and culture through their books, research, events, and community initiatives. The annual Book Expo was established in 2014 in support of independent authors, and to increase urban literacy through familiar texts and cultural subject mat…

Toronto Urban Book Expo Registration Date Announced

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TORONTO, ONT (April 2017) - Toronto publishing company Kya Publishing has just announced the registration date for the 4th annual Toronto Urban Book Expo (TUBE) taking place on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge Street at Sheppard Avenue): Monday, May 1, 2017. 

TUBE, previously held during Black History Month at the Toronto Public Library, is the only Canadian event dedicated to celebrating urban fiction and culture. This event, now taking place during the Simcoe Day holiday weekend in Ontario, will feature published and independent writers selling their books at a free and family-friendly book fair. Live hip hop, R&B, reggae, and soca music will once again be provided by DJ Majesty.

Kya Publishing, a boutique publishing and communications company, promotes and celebrates contemporary urban literature and culture through their books, research, events, and community initiatives. The annual Book Expo was established in 2014 in support of independent …