Showing posts from December, 2017

Kya Publishing Announces Date for the 2018 Toronto Urban Book Expo

TORONTO, ONT (December 2017) - Toronto independent publishing company Kya Publishing has just announced the date of their 5th annual Toronto Urban Book Expo (TUBE):  Friday, August 3, 2018 . TUBE is the only Canadian event dedicated to celebrating Urban Fiction and authors; this event highlights published and independent writers and their books at a free and family-friendly book fair. Features of the event also include live urban music from DJ Majesty 101, refreshments, and giveaways. Kya Publishing--committed to the celebration of contemporary Canadian Urban Fiction and culture through their books, research, events, and community initiatives--has established this annual venue for urban authors to sell their books and raise awareness for this genre of cultural writing. Details about TUBE 2018 will be released in February 2018, including registration dates/fees and confirmed authors. For more information about this event, please contact the planning committee at TUBE@kyapublishi

Kya Publishing to Host Urban Fiction Writing Workshop at Toronto Public Library (Malvern)

TORONTO, ONT (December 2017) - Independent publishing company Kya Publishing is scheduled to host an Urban Fiction Writing Workshop on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at the Toronto Public Library , as a part of their annual Black History Month programming. The workshop, open to teens and adults of all experience levels, will be held at the Malvern Branch (30 Sewells Road) from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Admission is free, and all aspiring writers are welcome to drop in! The 90-minute workshop, created by Kya Publishing author Kamilah Haywood , and co-facilitated by Stacey Marie Robinson , will provide a seminar-style overview of the genre of Urban Fiction, and the importance of documenting Canadian urban stories. While discussing the inspiration for their Urban Fiction titles, the authors will present examples from Canadian urban music, events, texts, art, and culture. Special guest presenters to be announced. For details, please visit the Toronto Public Library website , or contact us at