What is the LABBEX? Well, it is the Los Angeles Black Book Expo. And I am its newest committee member. If you’ve noticed, it is currently on my blogroll and has been for the past couple of months since I first contacted the Executive Director, Charles Chatmon, and expressed my desire to be a part of it. He answered fairly quickly and responded with a resounding yes.
Even though it is in its infancy- it’s only the fifth year- it is quickly growing. It was formerly held in the EXPO Center at Exposition Park in Los Angeles on Martin Luther King, jr. Blvd and Menlo Ave (one block east of Vermont). This year we will be moving to a newer, bigger venue. I can’t reveal all the details, as we are still in the process of deciding on them, but I will reveal all at a later date as they become available.
So, what does the LABBEX do? Well, it hosts a full day of activity featuring authors, storytellers, spoken word and poetry performances, musicians, exhibitors, children’s book authors, emerging writers, publishers, booksellers, panel discussions, editors, book reviewers, and others.
So, even though the website is currently under construction, check it out in the coming weeks; It will be ready in the next couple weeks. Here’s the website for future reference: www.labbx.com