Authors Announced for the 5th Annual TORONTO URBAN BOOK EXPO

TORONTO, ONT (June 2017) - Kya Publishing has announced the confirmed authors that will be featured at the 5th annual Toronto Urban Book Expo (TUBE) taking place on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the Toronto Public Library's Parkdale Branch (1303 Queen Street West) from 4pm to 8pm.

"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. "

Featured authors include (list updated with new registrants, daily):

Andree Nicole (Toronto, ON)
Angela Walcott (Toronto, ON)
Cathy-Ann Alexander (Irvington, NJ)
Christian Basie (Euclid, OH)
Christopher McClean (Glenside, PA)

Clarence Birdsong III (Memphis, TN)
Deborah Watkins (Buffalo, NY)
Ebony Nicole Smith (Rochester, NY)
Guildford J. Thomas (Toronto, ON)
Jameel Davis (Cleveland, OH)
Janele Caver (Buffalo, NY)
Janine Carrington (Toronto, ON)
Jasmine Henderson (Rochester, NY)
Jennylynd James (Toronto, ON)
Jonathan Boxill (Toronto, ON)
Kamilah Haywood (Toronto, ON)
Karee Shea Walker (Toronto, ON)
Katrina Thompson (Rochester, NY)
Kawana Moore (Syracuse, NY)
Kelvin Nyeusi Mawazo (Toronto, ON)
Louis Mason (Rochester, NY)
Malcolm Solomon (Houston, TX)
Marilyn Foote (Buffalo, NY)
Martha Sanchez (Toronto, ON)
Mansa Musa (Toronto, ON)
Natalee Johnson (Brampton, ON)
Rebel Miller (Courtice, ON)
Selwyn Jeffers (Toronto, ON)
Shannon Spruill (Cheektowaga, NY)
Sharon Johnson-Wright (Ajax, ON)
Simone Benoit (Toronto, ON)
Simone Walsh (Brampton, ON)
Sophia Jackson (Brampton, ON)
Stacey-Ann Berry (Toronto, ON)
Stacey Marie Robinson (Toronto, ON)
Yolanda T. Marshall (Toronto, ON)

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 urban music (hip hop, reggae, R&B, and soca) will once again be provided by Toronto's 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 subject matter.

This year, the Book Expo has received support from the Toronto Arts Council.

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