Authors Announced for Toronto Urban Book Expo 2017

TORONTO, ONT (May 2017) - Kya Publishing has announced the confirmed authors that will be featured at 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.

Featured authors include:

Allan Brentt Hood (Toronto, Ontario);
Andree Nicole (Toronto, Ontario);
Angelot Ndongmo (Brampton, Ontario);
Breanna Chanelle (Brampton, Ontario);
Deborah Watkins (Buffalo, New York);
Edquina Washington (York, Pennsylvania)
Erika L. Farmer (Washington, D.C.);
Evelyn Ayum (New Jersey);
J.L. Crayton (Orlando, Florida);
Jameel Davis (Cleveland, Ohio);
Jeffrey Lee Cheatham II (Seattle, Washington);
Jessica Tamara (Buffalo, New York),
K. Quiet Moore (Syracuse, New York);
K.L. Hall (Fredericksburg, Virginia),
Kamilah Haywood (Toronto, Ontario);
Kelvin Gumbs (Toronto, Ontario);
Key Porter (Seattle, Washington);
Key Porter (Seattle, Washington);
Lavern Lewis (Toronto, Ontario);
Mariah James (Rochester, New York);
Mathis Bailey (Toronto, Ontario);
Meldonna Jones (Washington, D.C.);
Michelle Thompson (Toronto, Ontario);
Ms. Tee (Rochester, New York);
Ndija Anderson-Yantha (Toronto, Ontario);
Olive Rose Steele (Mississauga, Ontario);
Precious Champegnie (Baltimore, Maryland);
Shannon Spruill (Cheektowaga, New York);
Shataya Simms (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania);
Simone DaCosta (Mississauga, Ontario);
Sincere James (Fort Worth, Texas).
T.L. Hayes (Columbus, Ohio);
Tamyara Brown (Buffalo, New York);
Tastee Thoughts (Columbia, South Carolina);
Taymer Mason (Toronto, Ontario);
Tramona Ford (York, Pennsylvania);
Tristan Jackson (Houston, Texas);
Van White (Rochester, New York); and

Yusuf Abubakar (Brampton, Ontario).

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 subject matter.

"Kya Publishing welcomes registration requests from all writers," said Kya Publishing founder Stacey Marie Robinson. "We look forward to inviting both local and international authors to present with us in the city, and are excited to celebrate urban literature and culture during Toronto's festive holiday weekend. "

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