Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Conversations Book Club Founder Goes "Crunk" in June 2008

Conversations Book Club can now confirm that its Founder and President Cyrus A. Webb* will be working with the national urban magazine, CRUNK, in encouraging reading. The two have partnered to create the Crunk Book Club, which will encourage reading of literature of interest to today's urban community.

Beginning with the June/July 2008 issue you will find two book reviews by Webb as well as one interview with one of the authors featured. The partnership between CRUNK and Conversations will also be evident online as there will be live chats scheduled to discuss the featured book of each issue.

"I am glad to be a part of anything that encourages people to get more into books," says Webb,32. "If my referring a book or introducing a new audience to an author they weren't familiar with before, then I have done my job."

* Cyrus A. Webb has been active in the arts since 1996. An award-winning visual and spoken word artist, he is currently the President of the Rankin County Arts Alliane in Mississippi, the Hiphop & Books Coalition and chapters of the nationally recognized Conversations Book Club in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee. Webb co-founded the "TRU/Conversations" with TRU Publishing founder Corey "C-Murder" Miller and "For The People Productions" with Stanley Clark. He is a contributing writer for RAWSISTAZ'S "Black Men Reading (or BMR)" section of their website as well as the book reviewer for the Rankin Ledger Newspaper.

For more information about Conversations Book Club or Cyrus A. Webb, visit http://www.thebestbookclub.info or email him at cawebb4@juno.com. To get more information about CRUNK Magazine, visit http://www.myspace.com/crunkmagazine or http://www.crunk-magazine.com.

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