TORONTO, ONT (January 2016) – Toronto’s Kya Publishing, in association with the Toronto Public Library, will be hosting the 3rd annual Toronto Urban Book Expo (TUBE) on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at the North York Central Library (5120 Yonge Street, north of Sheppard).

TUBE is the only Canadian book fair dedicated to celebrating Canadian Urban Fiction and culture. This Black History Month event will highlight 30+ published and self-published writers from Canada, the U.S., and Caribbean selling their books—it will also feature publishers, and guests from the literary and urban cultural communities.

Featured authors include:

Adrian Sterling (Toronto)
Akwasi Afiyie (Toronto)
Andree Nicole (Toronto)
Angela Walcott (Toronto)
Angelot Ndongmo (Toronto)
Anthony Huie (Toronto)
Ava Knight (Toronto)
Brentt Hood (Toronto)
Chase Monet (Detroit)
Christopher Signal (Columbus, Ohio)
Dalton Higgins (Toronto)
Dane Swan (Toronto)
Domonique Pequet (New Orleans)
Ebony Stroder (Indianapolis)
Fanchon Stylezz (New York City)
J.L. Cheatham II (Seattle)
Jaden Amber Taylor (Toronto)
Jalissa Brown (Newark)
Janine Carrington (Toronto)
Jedah Mayberry (Austin)
Jennylynd James (Toronto)
Jessica Norwood (Buffalo)
Josephine Casey (Toronto)
Kamesha Shropshire (Atlanta)
Kamilah Haywood (Toronto)
Kareative Interlude (Toronto)
Kebrina Morgan (Toronto)
LaTania Christie (Toronto)
Lavern Lewis (Toronto)
Makini Smith (Toronto)
Marxxha (Toronto)
MeLisa Collins (Cleveland)
Nadine Chevolleau (Toronto)
Northridges Publications (Toronto)
Pamela Mordecai (Kitchener)
Queen Rella (Pittsburgh)
Robert Small (Toronto)
Sammodah Speaks (Atlanta)
Sheila L. Brown (Buffalo)
Simone DaCosta (Toronto)
Tawanda Amos (Baltimore)
Wayne Jones (Hamilton)
Wilmont St. Cyr (Barbados)

“By gathering these talented writers and sharing their books, unique stories, and experiences, we [the Kya Publishing team] are excited to contribute to the development of the urban fiction scene in Toronto, and the culture that inspires it.”

TUBE will also feature urban businesses, author presentations and readings, children’s storytelling and activities, refreshments, giveaways/prizes, and live music by Toronto’s DJ Majesty.

For more information, please contact the planning committee at, or call (647) 342-3040.

Join the conversation online using our hashtag #TUBE2016!


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