Kya Publishing Hosts 1st Annual Toronto Urban Book Expo at Toronto Public Library (Malvern)

Kya Publishing is set to host the first annual Toronto Urban Book Expo (TUBE) on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Toronto Public Library (Malvern Branch), 30 Sewells Road, as a part of the TPL's Black History Month program.

The TUBE is the only Canadian event dedicated to celebrating urban fiction—-an annual exposition of contemporary urban Canadian writers where authors will have the opportunity to display, sell, and communicate their projects while promoting support and recognition for urban literature and literacy.

TUBE will highlight published, self-published, and aspiring writers and their books—-it will also feature other urban cultural artists as well as guests from the Canadian literary/cultural community. .

The event schedule includes:

Teen Writing Workshop (The S.P.O.T. Computer Lab) | 10am-12pm
Facilitated by writer Telisha Ng and TDSB educators Camille Ramnath, this workshop will look at 1) Why it is important to write your story; 2) Writing tips, tools, and techniques; 3) Starting your own urban novel/short story. A summary of this workshop will be published in the August 2014 edition of the Journal of Canadian Urban Fiction. Space is limited.

Media (TPL Auditorium) | 11:00am-1:00pm
Vendors will meet with journalists, take photos, and record video of their works and presentations.

Book Fair (TPL Auditorium) | 1:00pm-4:30pm
Vendors and attendees gather to purchase urban fiction books, and interact with authors about their projects.

Urban Expert One-on-One | 2:00pm-4:00pm
Experts from the Canadian urban cultural community meet and share their perspectives on Canadian Urban Fiction, and the growth of Canadian urban culture.

For more information, please contact Stacey at or 647-342-3040.


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