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Blackstarline Readers Book Club to Hold Open Meeting at the TORONTO URBAN BOOK EXPO

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TORONTO, ONT (January 2015) - The legendary Blackstarline Readers Book Club has been added to the festivities of the second annual Toronto Urban Book Expo, taking place on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at the Toronto Public Library's Malvern Branch. The Book Club will hold an open meeting at the Expo, and chat with special guest author Kamilah Haywood, discussing her new Canadian Urban Fiction novel "Concrete Jungle."

The two-hour open meeting will take place from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Library, and will give readers an opportunity to take part in the discussion with Kamilah Haywood, observe the book club process, and interact with members of the group.

"We are excited to have this group of avid readers join our celebration," said Kya Publishing founder Stacey Marie Robinson. "The Blackstarline Readers are committed to supporting black writers and understanding their vision. We welcome anyone who is curious about the book club process…

TORONTO URBAN BOOK EXPO to Feature DJ Majesty & Music Giveaways

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TORONTO, ONT (January 2015) - Kya Publishing is pleased to announce that Toronto's DJ Majesty will be providing the musical entertainment and CD giveaways at their second annual Toronto Urban Book Expo on Saturday, February 28 at the Toronto Public Library (Malvern Branch).

DJ Majesty (aka Ryan Lowe) is known for his versatility, and mixing skills in a variety of genres from hip hop to reggae, R&B, soca, old school and pop music. He has created two soundtracks for the stories of Kya Publishing including: The Urban Toronto Tales Soundtrack (8 mixes representing the 8 books in the collection), The Carnival Spotlight Soundtrack (a groovy soca mix highlighting the carnival-themed novel), and the latest promotional mix for the Toronto Urban Book Expo.

"Kya Publishing's slogan is 'Canadian Literature Inspired by Urban Culture' and a huge part of urban culture is the music," said founder, Stacey Marie Robinson. "DJ Majesty has consistently created the perfect…

Authors Announced for Kya Publishing's 2nd Annual TORONTO URBAN BOOK EXPO at the Toronto Public Library

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TORONTO, ONT (January 2015) - Toronto publishing company Kya Publishing, in association with the Toronto Public Library, will be hosting the second annual Toronto Urban Book Expo (TUBE) on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at the Library’s Malvern Branch.

Announced authors include: Canadian writers Angela Walcott, Kamilah Haywood, Kwame Osei, Simone DaCosta, Bernadette Hood, Mutendei Nabutete, Matthew L. Taylor, Akwasi Afriyie, Ni'cola, Nadine Chevolleau, Randall Mitchell, Jennylynd James, Lavern Lewis, and Stacey Marie Robinson.

TUBE is the only Canadian event dedicated to celebrating urban fiction, highlighting published and self-published writers selling Canadian Urban Fiction, African-American Fiction, Multicultural Literature, Ethnic Children’s Books, and Motivational Non-Fiction. The Expo will also feature publishers of urban fiction, and guests from the Canadian literary and urban cultural communities
“There are so many talented urban writers in Toronto, and …