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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Join the online LISTENING PARTY for the Hiphop and Books cd today!

Join us on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 12p.m. CST (1p.m. EST) on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive where we will give listeners worldwide a first listen to the entire compilation cd being released by the HIPHOP AND BOOKS coalition. (Are you one of the artists featured on the project? Feel free to call in and talk about the experience of being a part of this historic project! Do you just like what you hear? Call in as well as let us know---and make sure to spread the word! The call-in number is 1.347.426.3645.)

This is one project that all music lovers will want in their collection! HIPHOP AND BOOKS: The Compilation includes new music from both new faces in hiphop as well as established artists in the business.
Only this project can bring together fresh Hip-Hop, R&B, and Spoken Word. Enjoy the sounds of Big A ("I Don't Need You"), Blak Circle ("We In Here"), C. A. Webb ("Again"), C-James ("Worlds Collide"), C-Murder ("One False Move"), Dj Down South ("Like It Ain't No Thang"), Dream Team Stars ("Love Potion"), Duane Scott ("Wave Yo Hands"), Eddie Wright ("Rethickulous"), Jon Boy ("Rize Up"), Josh Gates ("Look Back At It"), K.Lipsey ("Mississippi Po Boy"), Jack Squad ("Welcome 2 Da Jack"), OndreaNicole ("Rock My Body" and "Like What You See" with Trill) and Trill ("Gettin' My Airplane On" and "Like What You See" with OndreaNicole)!

Presales are going on right now with the album being available throughout the country on Saturday, June 28, 2008. The album retails for only $10.00 (12.50, with shipping included). Proceeds benefit the Hiphop and Books Project!

Music is already being gathered for Volume 2 that will be released in August 2008! Artists interested in being a part of the project should email Hiphop and Books Founder Cyrus A. Webb at cawebb4@juno.com. Questions about the Hiphop and Books project can be directed to Webb in email or by calling committee member Berlinda White at 601.307.1851.

http://www.hiphopandbooks.com                              http://www.myspace.com/hiphopandbooks

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Hiphop and Books welcomes STATUS QUO from MTV's AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW

Hiphop and Books welcomes Dance Sensation STATUS QUO as a proud Supporter

The Hiphop and Books Initiative is pleased to announce that more star power has been added to our mission of encouraging reading and the importance of staying in school. We are pleased to announce that the fantastic dance group STATUS QUO from MTV's America's Best Dance Crew, Season One is now a proud supporter of our music and literacy campaign.
(NOTE: If you can't see any of the following, visit http://truconversations.blogspot.com/2008/06/hiphop-and-books-welcomes-dance.html )
Known for their skills and their determination, Status Quo will be on the road with the project beginning in July 2008 through the end of the campaign in late September 2008. "I am glad to have Status Quo and KGMissinglink Entertainment working shoulder to shoulder with us to encourage and educate our future," says Cyrus A.Webb,32, Founder of Hiphop and Books. "This history-making project is really picking up steam, and we have more surprises in store so make sure to visit http://www.hiphopandbooks.com often."

The management of Status Quo had this to say to Webb: "Status Quo would like to thank you for allowing us to become a proud sponsor of the Hiphop and Books Project. We are pleased to be able to support such a good cause. The Hiphop and Books project is a positive and influential music and literacy program traveling from state to state educating young minds on the importance of reading and education through Hiphop & R&B.

"Music and entertainment have become such a powerful tool amongst our youth that it is up to us teach them how books can provide you with enough knowledge to become a rapper, singer, Dancer or actor that not only has talent but understands the business side of the industry which can definitely create longevity as well as assist in mastering your craft. There are so many great books that are availabe and relevant to the music and entertainment industry that our youth can take advantage of and have fun learning through them.Status Quo is proud to be in the company of so many other credible artists who support this worthy movement and care to make a difference."


Status Quo is in good company. They join recording artistis C-Murder, Josh Gates, Jon Boy, Atllas, C. James, Omega Red, Trill, Big A, Jack Squad, Eddie Wright, OndreaNicole, Shawty Jizzle, Chamber, Nino, Blak Circle, Duane Scott and more. To find our more about Status Quo and their upcoming projects, visit http://www.myspace.com/sqdancecrew. To contact their management, call 857.212.3509. To find out more about the HIPHOP AND BOOKS project, contact Berlinda White at 601.307.1851 or cawebb4@juno.com. Visit http://www.myspace.com/hiphopandbooks and http://www.hiphopandbooks.com.

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

CONVERSATIONS LIVE! debut on Tues. June 24th w/author Terrance Dean

Conversations Book Club is pleased to announce that "Conversations LIVE" is now making its debut on Blog Talk Radio! This will begin on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 12p.m. CST (1p.m. EST) with Bestselling author Terrance Dean, author of HIDING IN HIPHOP (Confessions of a down low brother in the entertainment industry). 
"Conversations LIVE!" can be found online at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive and can be heard online worldwide! Moderated by Conversations President and host, Cyrus A. Webb, this is the author's first LIVE hour-long interview with Conversations about the book that has been written about in Newsweek, Time, Essence and on the internet worldwide. Webb will also discuss how Dean will be working with the HIPHOP AND BOOKS literacy initiative beginning in July 2008.
 
This is one program you don't want to miss! For more information, contact Webb at cawebb4@juno.com or 601.896.5616. C'MON. JOIN THE ADDICTION: Get hooked on books!

THIS WEEK'S REVIEW: HOW TO WOW by Frances Cole Jones

Conversations Book Club Founder and President, Cyrus A. Webb, is pleased to share with readers his review of author Frances Cole Jones' book HOW TO WOW that appears today in the state of Mississippi's largest daily newspaper and online worldwide. (see below)
 
To read his review of Jones' book click (or copy and paste) this link:

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Conversations hosts the "2nd Annual Statewide Book Club Meet and Greet" in Mississippi!

ARE YOU READY FOR THE MOST EXCITING BOOK CLUB MEETING OF 2008?
Conversations Book Club, in partnership with Richard Wright Library and their literary partners, will be hosting the "Second Annual Statewide Book Club Meet and Greet" in Jackson, MS on Saturday, June 28, 2008. The event will take place at the Richard Wright Library (515 W. McDowell Road * Jackson, MS) and will be geared towarded allowing all book clubs and book lovers throughout the state to come together and discuss what unites them all: BOOKS!



SATURDAY, June 28, 2008
11-12:00p.m. --- Meet and greet with authors and book lovers (Bring your lunch as well as your books to get them signed)
12-1:00p.m. --- FORUM: The Business of Books (Authors discusss the joys and politics of publishing)
1:15-2:15p.m. --- FORUM: The Pros and Cons of Book Clubs (Can they do more harm than good?)
2:30-3:30p.m.--- What are YOU reading? Book lovers speak about what's hot and what's not.

Each session will be moderated by Conversations Book Club President Cyrus A. Webb. CONFIRMED Guest authors include Bestselling authors Diane Dorce' (author of DEVIL IN THE MIST and 52 BROAD STREET), Electa Rome Parks (author of LADIES' NIGHT OUT, ALMOST DOESN'T COUNT, LOOSE ENDS, THE TIES THAT BIND and THESE ARE MY CONFESSIONS), V. L. Green (WHEN DESTINIES MEET), Supreme Understanding (HOW TO HUSTLE AND WIN), Voncele Savage (A LETTER TO MY SISTERS) and Tina Brooks McKinney (ALL THAT DRAMA, LAWD MO' DRAMA and FOOL STOP TRIPPIN').

Admission to the day's events is free.

For more information, contact Berlinda White at 601.307.1851 or Cyrus A. Webb at cawebb4@juno.com. If you are a book club or author who would like to participate in the scheduled discussions, email Webb at cawebb4@juno.com.

C'mon, what are you waiting for? JOIN THE ADDICTION: Get hooked on books! http://www.thebestbookclub.info.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Bestselling author Tina Brooks McKinney kicks off Walmart Conversations!

"WALMART CONVERSATIONS" Book Club kicked off on Monday, June 16,2008 and will continue every 3rd Monday at 6p.m. at the Wal-Mart on HWY 18 in Jackson, MS.

First of all Conversations Book Club would like to thank our literary partner, Savvy Book Club, for taking good care of our guest, Bestselling author Tina Brooks McKinney. Savvy had McKinney as a guest during their book club meeting on Saturday and spent time with her on Sunday before joining us for the debut of this exciting new book discussion group in South Jackson.
Also joining the Walmart discussion was book club member/author Voncele Savage. This group hopes to continue to encourage reading in the South Jackson area.
To Tina we say thank you for you continued support of the work we are doing in Mississippi and beyond. We didn't get to spend as much time with you during your second trip, however, we know you were well taken care of.

For more information about the Walmart Conversations Book Club, visit http://www.walmartconversations.com.
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Bestselling author Trice Hickman: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

 
Bestselling author Trice Hickman's first trip to Mississippi and even her first book promotion in Memphis, TN were an ultimate success June 13-14, 2008---thanks to all of you!

After a blow-out day on Friday, June 13th in Mississippi, Hickman kicked off Saturday, June 14th with her first book sale at McDonalds in Canton, MS when stopping for breakfast.
She along with Conversations Book Club members Cyrus A. Webb and Voncele Savage made the trek to Memphis, TN where they had a discussion at Borders and were even able to meet some friends of Hickman's other half. Once again books were sold, and a productive weekend came to an end.
We are already talking with Trice Hickman about her next trip to Mississippi. For more information about the author, visit her online at http://www.tricehickman.com. You can order her book UNEXECTED INTERRUPTIONS there and get your copy autographed.

Conversations/RAWSISTAZ.com reveal June/July 2008's featured authors!

Conversations Book Club, in association with RAWSISTAZ.com is pleased to announce the authors that are being highlighted during the months of June/July 2008. As many of you know, RAWSISTAZ founder, Tee C. Royal is preparing for her first child, and we wish her nothing but the best in her new role.
 
JUNE/JULY 2008 SPOTLIGHTS: Bestselling authors Terrance Dean, Marcia Ann Gillespie, Jiwe, Theresa Gonsalves, Dynah Zale and Dante Moore. To read the interviews, visit this link: http://rawsistaz.com/BMR-Conversations.htm  (see below)
 
Did you miss any of our exclusive interviews? To read the articles by Conversations Book Club featured by RAWSISTAZ.com from February 2008 until now, click here:
 
C'mon. What are you waiting for? JOIN THE ADDICTION: Get hooked on books!
 

Friday, June 13, 2008

Bestselling author Trice Hickman, Day 1

Many thanks to all of those who came out to make the first day of Bestselling author Trice Hickman's visit with Conversations Book Club a success. We had a blast, and we can proudly tell you that she was an absolute hit, SELLING EVERY BOOK THAT WAS AVAILABLE!

The day began at the Clarion Hotel in Jackson, MS for our "Breakfast with Books" event. (Thanks to Nikki Peeples for her kindness!) We were joined with book club member/author Voncele Savage, and it set the pattern for the day.

From there is was on to the Willie Morris Library in Jackson, MS where we met with members of the Savvy Book Club. Books were bought and signed, pictures taken and new fans of the author were born!


On from there to Rankin County for a meet and greet at the Pearl Public Library in Pearl, MS. Thanks to the hospitality of Jennifer Vess and staff for making us feel at home. A special thanks goes out to book club member Berlinda White who though she suffered a car accident this week, went out of her way to join us for a lively discussion.


The final event of the day was at the Wal-Mart on HWY 18 in Jackson, MS. Store manager Eddie Robinson made us feel at home as always, and it was here that dozens of books were sold, new readers discovered and the day ended.









To those that missed us in Mississippi, you have one more opportunity to meet Ms. Hickman. Conversations Book Club in Memphis will be hosting her at the Borders Store in Memphis, TN (4465 Poplar Ave.) from 1-3p.m. Come out and support the author in her historic southern leg of her tour!

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

4 Days. 3 Authors. 2 States. 1 Book Club: Conversations June 13-16, 2008

You read it correctly. Over 4 days, Conversations Book Club will host 3 authors in two states---and you are invited to every step of the journey!

Conversations Book Club of Mississippi and Tennessee welcomes their 20th author to host in 2008: Bestselling author Trice Hickman. She is the author of UNEXPECTED INTERRUPTIONS. Hailing from Washington D. C., this is the author's first trip to Mississippi, and we look forward to making the historic visit a success. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.


FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2008
9-10a.m.--- "Breakfast with Books" featuring Trice Hickman @ Clarion Hotel (I-55N * Frontage Road/Jackson, MS)
10:30-12:30p.m. --- "Booksigning/Meet & Greet" with Trice Hickman @ Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Rd. Pearl, MS), contact 601.932.2562
1-3p.m. --- Booksigning @ Wal-Mart HWY 18 (Jackson, MS)
4-5p.m. --- "Meet & Greet" with Trice Hickman @ Richard Wright Library (515 McDowell Road * Jackson, MS), contact 601.372.1621
6-7p.m. --- Book discussion @ Subway Restaurant (HWY 80 * Pearl, MS), contact 601.936.4803

SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2008
1-3p.m. --- Booksigning @ Borders (4465 Poplar Ave * Memphis, TN), contact 901.763.1945


On Sunday, you will be able to join us at Wal-Mart on HWY 18 in Jackson, MS for our regular 3rd Sunday "Entertainment Hour" from 3-4p.m. There you will be treated to regional performers including OndreaNicole and Jack Squad. Also available during this time will be author Voncele Savage, author of A Letter To My Sisters.

On Monday, you can join us back in Jackson, MS at Wal-Mart for the debut of our new book club chapter "Wal-Mart Conversations." This will begin at 6p.m. with guest author Tina Brooks McKinney. We will be in the Subway inside the store discussing her latest book FOOL, STOP TRIPPIN'. This is a first you don't want to miss!

For additional information, contact Berlinda White at 601.307.1851 or email Cyrus A. Webb at cawebb4@juno.com. You can also visit http://www.thebestbookclub.info.

C'MON. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Join the addiction: Get hooked on books! \

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

JOIN CONVERSATIONS LIVE! with Author Bruce Williams---Tues. June 10, 2008

Music and Book Lovers unite today for a special edition of CONVERSATIONS LIVE! today, TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2008, 7-8p.m. CST. (8p.m. EST)


Hosted by C. A. Webb, Conversations LIVE! talks with author Bruce Williams (author of ROLLIN' WITH DRE). Listen live by calling 712.432.3000 and use code 398736.

Listen to Williams talk about the book that is getting attention all over the world, and ask the questions that you want to have answered.
For more information about Conversations, visit http://www.thebestbookclub.info or contact Cyrus A. Webb at cawebb4@juno.com.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

This week's review: Brandon Massey's DARK CORNER

Conversations Book Club has been a friend of Bestselling author Brandon Massey since 2004. During his first visit to Mississippi to promote his book DARK CORNER, book club president Cyrus A. Webb was able to have the horror author on his radio and television show as well. Massey also made history with Conversations when he appeared on the cover of the organization's debut entertainment magazine.


To introduce the talented author to new readers---and to reintroduce him to others---Webb decided to review Massey's book that sent chills throughout the country: DARK CORNER.


The interview appeared in the Clarion Ledger Newspaper on Saturday, June 7, 2008. To read it in its entirety, visit this link:
http://www.rankinledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080607/LIFE/806070308/1003
To read the exclusive interview that appeared in the magazine, visit this link:
http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewarticle.asp?id=21879

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Bestselling authors Hotep and Voncele Savage Support HIPHOP AND BOOKS

Conversations Book Club is pleased to announce that two authors have vowed to use their books to financially support the work of the HIPHOP AND BOOKS project.


Bestselling author Hotep, whose books THE HUSTLER'S 10 COMMANDMENTS and HUSTLE WHILE YOU WORK have been nationally recognized, is donating $3.00 from each book sale through the organization to the Hiphop and Books initiative.



Likewise, Bestselling author Voncele Savage, whose book A LETTER TO MY SISTERS chronicles her journey through years of domestic abuse, is donating $5.00 of each book sale through the organization to the project as well. Savage and Webb will be working together throughout 2008 on a separate literary project that she is involved in with her son and daughter that will be released in the coming months.


Both Hotep and Savage have been actively promoting the work that HIPHOP AND BOOKS is doing to encourage reading and the importance of staying in school. Their financial backing will go towards securing lodging, transportation and venues for those involved in the tour that is taking place across the country.

"We are pleased to be working with both authors in our mission to encourage reading," says Hiphop and Books Founder Cyrus A. Webb,32. "They are among several authors that you will begin to see come forward to help us in this life-changing mission."

To find out additional information about Hotep, visit http://www.hustleuniversity.org. Voncele Savage's website is http://www.savagehouse.net.

Hiphop and Books can be found online at http://www.hiphopandbooks.com and http://www.myspace.com/hiphopandbooks.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Conversations Book Club Welcomes Bestselling author Trice Hickman--- June 13,14, 2008

Conversations Book Club of Mississippi and Tennessee welcomes their 20th author to host in 2008: Bestselling author Trice Hickman. She is the author of UNEXPECTED INTERRUPTIONS. Hailing from Washington D. C., this is the author's first trip to Mississippi, and we look forward to making the historic visit a success. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.


FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2008
9-10a.m.--- "Breakfast with Books" featuring Trice Hickman @ Clarion Hotel (I-55N * Frontage Road/Jackson, MS)
10:30-12:30p.m. --- "Booksigning/Meet & Greet" with Trice Hickman @ Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Rd. Pearl, MS), contact 601.932.2562
1-3p.m. --- Booksigning @ Wal-Mart HWY 18 (Jackson, MS)
4-5p.m. --- "Meet & Greet" with Trice Hickman @ Richard Wright Library (515 McDowell Road * Jackson, MS), contact 601.372.1621
6-7p.m. --- Book discussion @ Subway Restaurant (HWY 80 * Pearl, MS), contact 601.936.4803

SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2008
1-3p.m. --- Booksigning @ Borders (4465 Poplar Ave * Memphis, TN), contact 901.763.1945


For additional information, contact Martin Perkins at 601.376.5215 or email Cyrus A. Webb at cawebb4@juno.com. You can also visit http://www.thebestbookclub.info.

C'MON. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Join the addiction: Get hooked on books!

Jackson State University: Home of new interactive book club!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
"Jackson State University: Home of new interactive book club"
 
Contact:      Cyrus A. Webb, President
                    Conversations Book Club
                    cawebb4@juno.com
 
                     Martin Perkins, Member
                     Conversations Book Club
                     601.376.5215
 
Conversations Book Club is pleased to announce that Jackson State University in Mississippi is the home of its newest chapter. "JSU Campus Conversations" Book Club will meet every 4th Sunday at 6p.m. inside the cyber cafe JAVA & NEWS inside the H. T. Sampson Library on the college campus. Located at 1325 J. R. Lynch Street in Jackson, Mississippi, the meetings will focus on issues that are of interest to all young people and each session will include the opportunity for those in attendance to discuss those issues. The book selection for June 2008 is "Grown & Gangsta" by Rapper/Author Jacki-O (Find out more about the book by visiting http://jsucampusconversations.blogspot.com. ).
 
There is no member fees for the book club and anyone is welcome to attend. In some cases copies of the books being discussed will be available and even the authors will be present at some meetings. Conversations Book Club hopes this will give individuals the opportunity to let their voices be heard and to find out about authors and books that are truly relevant today. Each session will be moderated by book club president Cyrus A. Webb.
 
For directions, call 601.979.4270.  Information about the bok club can be found at http://jsucampusconversations.blogspot.com. To reach Conversations Book Club, call Martin Perkins at 601.376.5215 or email Cyrus A. Webb at cawebb4@juno.com.

WANTED: 1000 Authors to Support HIPHOP AND BOOKS

 
When Conversations Book Club began its literary journey in November 2006, it was with the mission to encourage reading and discussions among individuals of all ages and races. As of June 2008, the organziation has hosted over 50 authors to date---at no charge to any attendees, giving book lovers the opportunity to meet and greet with some of the world's most influential players in the publishing world.
 
In March 2008, Conversations Book Club began a groundbreaking new project: HIPHOP AND BOOKS (http://www.hiphopandbooks.com and http://www.myspace.com/hiphopandbooks) . It's mission is to take the influence of the music industry and use it to encourage reading among those who might not find it enjoyable. A 25-state tour has been planned to criss-cross the nation with this initative, however, we are in need of your help.
 
With a project of this magnitude, there are expenses incurred such as travel, lodging and venues in each city and state. That is where you, as an author, come into play. You are being asked to donate $5.00 towards the work of the hiphop and books project. Our goal is to get 1000 authors between now and September 2008 to help us in this regard so that we are not hindered in reaching the places that are in need of our help.
 
After donating your $5.00 or whatever amount you are able to contribute, we ask that you then forward this email to other authors that may be interested in doing the same.
 
Such donations can be sent to us via Paypal by visiting the link below:
 
Thank you for your consideration and for helping us to continue the work that will help others throughout the country joined our addiction to books.
 
 
Cyrus A. Webb, President
Conversations Book Club/ Hiphop and Books Founder

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Conversations Book Club Schedule of Events, June 2008

Conversations Book Club, Shadow Play Entertainment and its literary partners are pleased to announce our full schedule of events for the month of June 2008. Keep in mind that unless noted otherwise, the events are free and open to the public. The highlight for the month is the 2nd Annual Statewide Book Club Meet & Greet. This is open to book lovers from all over the country. If you have any questions about any of the events below, email Cyrus A. Webb at cawebb4@juno.com or call Martin Perkins at 601.376.5215. Additional information can be found by visiting http://www.thebestbookclub.info or http://www.hiphopandbooks.com.


* THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2008, 6-7p.m. CST Hosted by C. A. Webb, Conversations LIVE! talks with Bestselling author Kim Reid, author of NO PLACE SAFE and Bestselling author Frances Cole Jones, author of HOW TO WOW. Listen live by calling 712.432.3000 and use code 398736.

* Friday, JUNE 6, 2008, 7-8p.m. CSTHosted by C. A. Webb, Conversations LIVE! talks with Bestselling author Victoria Christopher Murray. She is no stranger to Conversations. Join us as she discusses her new book TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE as well as her new tour that will bring her to Missisippi later in the month. Listen live by calling 712.432.3000 and use code 398736.

* SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2008, 1-3p.m. CST
"Entertainment Hour @ Wal-Mart" --- Join us at Wal-Mart HWY 18 in Jackson, MS for live entertainment featuring OndreaNicole and others. Special guest author Hotep (author of THE HUSTLER'S 10 COMMANDMENTS and HUSTLE WHILE YOU WORK) will be joining the event.

"SHOWCASE SATURDAYS" @ Club Total (342 N. Gallatin St. * Jackson, MS)/ Performances by recording artists Trill, Tycaine, OndreaNicole, Blak Circle and more. For times and cost, contact Black Jewel at 601.720.2887.

* SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2008, 3-5p.m. CST
Hiphop & Books Rally at Smith Park (302 Amite St.) in Jackson, MS. Performances by Trill, Trill Boyz Ent., Tim Steele, Tycaine, OndreaNicole, Black Jewel and more. Special guests include author Hotel (author of THE HUSTLER'S 10 COMMANDMENT and HUSTLE WHILE YOU WORK). Admission free.

* TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2008, 7-8p.m. CST
Hosted by C. A. Webb, Conversations LIVE! talks with Bestselling author Bruce Williams (author of ROLLIN' WITH DRE). Listen live by calling 712.432.3000 and use code 398736.

* THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2008, 7-8p.m. CST
Hosted by C. A. Webb, Conversations LIVE! talks with Bestselling author Farrah Gray, author of Reallionaire. Listen live by calling 712.432.3000 and use code 398736.

* JUNE 13-14, 2008
Conversations Book Club hosts Bestselling author Trice Hickman, author of UNEXPECTED INTERRUPTIONS. Visit http://www.thebestbookclub.info for the full schedule.

* SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2008 , 3-4p.m.
"Entertainment Hour at Wal-Mart" --- Wal-Mart HWY 18 * Jackson, MS, with live entertainment including Trill, Jack Squad and more! Featured author is Voncele Savage, author of A LETTER TO MY SISTERS.

* MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2008, 6-7p.m.
Debut of "Wal-Mart Conversations" Book Club at Wal-Mart on HWY 18 in Jackson, MS. The group will meet in the store's Subway Restaurant with Bestselling author Tina Brooks McKinney LIVE AND IN PERSON discussing her new book FOOL, STOP TRIPPIN. Admission free.

* JUNE 17-20, 2008
Conversations Book Club hosts Bestselling author Theresa Gonsalves, author of OBSESSIONS and THE MAN IN THE WOODS. Visit http://www.thebestbookclub.info for the full schedule.

* Thursday, June 26, 2008, 6-7:30p.m.
FORUM: "Hiphop: Friend or Enemy of Women?" --- Discussion will be held at Richard Wright Library (515 W. McDowell Road * Jackson, MS) with panelists E of Causin' Drama Ent., rapper/talk show host Berlinda White, author/minister Voncele Savage, Jokah of Muzic 4 Da People and others. Admission free. For additional information, call 601.372.1621.

* Friday, June 27, 2008
Conversations Book Club will host Bestselling author Terrance Dean, author of HIDING IN HIPHOP. Look for details to be released on http://www.thebestbookclub.info.

* Saturday, June 28, 2008, 11-3p.m.
2nd ANNUAL STATEWIDE BOOK CLUB MEET AND GREET --- Held at the Richard Wright Library (515 W. McDowell Road * Jackson, MS), book lovers from all arond are invited to meet and discuss their love of words with Bestselling authors Diane Dorce', Electa Rome Parks, V. L. Green, Terrance Dean, Joy King, Craig Alexander, Supreme Understanding, Sherri Lewis and Voncele Savage. Bring your lunch and be prepared to hear from some of the most powerful voices of our generation and learn what others are reading as well. Admission is free.

MS, LA and TN prepare to welcome Bestselling author Vickie Stringer!


MARK THE DATES: Conversations hosts author Vickie Stringer

Conversations & Vickie Stringer: July 24-25, 2008.
 

Conversations Book Club will host bestselling author and publisher Vickie Stringer IN-PERSON during the month of July 2008 with events scheduled July 24-25, 2008
 
THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2008
9-10A.M. --- "BREAKFAST WITH BOOKS" ,Clarion Hotel (I-55N * Jackson, MS)
11-1P.M. --- Meet and Greet/Booksigning @ Wal-Mart HWY 18 (Jackson, MS)
6-8P.M. --- Meet and Greet/Booksigning @ Borders (Metairie, LA)
 
FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2008
11-1P.M. --- Meet and Greet @ Richard Wright Library (Jackson, MS)
6-8P.M. --- Meet and Greet/Booksigning @ Borders (Memphis, TN)
 
ALL EVENTS (except Breakfast with Books) ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
 
 
"It is a pleasure to work with someone of Ms. Stringer's caliber," Conversations Book Club president Cyrus A. Webb said in a prepared statement. "She has added so much to the literary community through her own books and the authors she has published through Triple Crown Publications."
 
The successes and achievements of Stringer's novels, Let That Be the Reason, its sequel, Imagine ThisDirty Red, and the wide popularity of the Triple Crown Publications brand have garnered attention from prominent news media since Stringer ignited the Hip-Hop Literature era less than six years ago. In addition to being featured in The New York Times, Newsweek, MTV News, Publisher's Weekly, The Boston Globe, Vibe, Essence, Entrepreneur and Inc. Magazine, in April of 2005 Stringer and Triple Crown Publications became international as her novels were translated and released in Tokyo, Japan.
 
Thanks to the staff of Triple Crown Publications for helping put this history-making event together with Conversations Book Club. History will be made again since this is the first time that Ms. Stringer will have visited Mississippi. She will also be our special guest in events in MEMPHIS, TN and NEW ORLEANS, LA.
 
This promises to be one of those events you don't want to miss.
 For additional information, contact Martin Perkins at 601.376.5215 or Cyrus A. Webb at cawebb4@juno.com. You can find out more about Conversations Book Club by visiting http://www.thebestbookclub.info.
 
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