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Kya Publishing Announces Location for the 2017 Toronto Urban Book Expo

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

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 authors, and to increase urba…

Kya Publishing Launches New Website & Services

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TORONTO, ONT (February 2017) - Toronto-based independent publishing company Kya Publishing has just relaunched their website, and announced that they will be offering communications services, in addition to their catalogue of Canadian Urban Fiction novels and short story collections.

Launched in 2007 by writer and Communications Specialist Stacey Marie Robinson as a self-publishing tool for her writing, Kya Publishing now has grown to be a support system for various urban artists and cultural organizations. Kya Publishing has nine books in print, currently, the Urban Toronto Tales collection including novels: Video Light, Carnival Spotlight, Request to Rewind, The Hook Up, Friends with Benefits, The Way We Used To Be, First Year, I Wish I Never Met Him, and Eighteen which are available online, via Amazon, and in circulation at the Toronto Public Library.

Initiatives like the annual Toronto Urban Book Expo, programs like the Kya Keys Book Donation Program, and the research-based Journal …

Stacey Marie Robinson to Participate in Toronto Public Library Panel on "Diversity in Literature"

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TORONTO, ONT (February 2017) - Toronto-based writer and founder of Kya Publishing Stacey Marie Robinson will be participating in a Toronto Public Library Black History Month panel discussion "Toronto's Caribbean Voices" on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Maria A. Shchuka Branch from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.

The discussion will feature Toronto-Caribbean authors, poets, and publicists, sharing their works of influence by their cross-continental heritage and the future of diversity in literature. Panelist to include Stacey Marie Robinson, Leonicka Valcius, and Joshua "Scribe" Watkis, and will be moderated by Dalton Higgins.

"The Toronto Public Library has been so supportive of me, and of Kya Publishing since day one," said Robinson. "They have always been open to our programs and events, and were gracious enough to place my books in their Rita Cox collection early in my writing career. I look forward to participating in this panel, in honour of Black Hi…