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Kya Publishing Welcomes Canadian Urban Fiction Author Kamilah Haywood

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 follo

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

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