Jax Urban Book Festival is Back!

B.G. Howard - "Family Ties: Thicker Than Blood"

By L. Jones – Jax Urban Book Festival (JUBF) organizer and self proclaimed ‘author groupie’ Natasha Slaughter is on a mission to reimagine books on the First Coast.  “Personally I’ve been a fan of authors and storytelling for a long time,” said Slaughter. After reading tons of books throughout the years, Slaughter has teamed with JUBF founder Dr. V. Dunbar for the 2nd annual Jax Urban Book Festival scheduled for Saturday, January 20th in James Weldon Johnson Park, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The bookfest will combine the business of authoring, storytelling and love of books. More than 20 authors are registered for the bookfest to engage in virtual and in-person workshops, library resource tools, how to publish and author mentorship/master class sessions. Slaughter elaborated, “We have to understand that authors are also entrepreneurs who pair passion and business together to flourish as an author.” Authors genres categories include: fictions, romance, motivational, crime, self-help, cookbooks and more! The events mission is to create an atmosphere where authors and book lovers can dialogue on the future and direction of African American authors, access to banned books and engaging the community on the fundamentals of reading and not scrolling!

To register and for more info visit: www.jaxurbanbookfest.com.

Acclaimed authors on deck include:

Genre: Fiction/Mystery/Crime/Thriller

B.G. Howard – “Family Ties: Thicker Than Blood” (Book cover only)

  • About the Author – https://authorbghoward.com/about/
  • Main website/purchase book – https://authorbghoward.com/
  • Mr. Howard will be speaking during the Virtual Aspiring Authors Workshops on Friday, January 19 on “Writing as a Business” in addition to participating in the Author Showcase on Saturday, January 20.

Genre: Children

Angela Gale Moten & Abbie Gale Bradshaw – “Craftie Abbie and the Magic Glitter”

Genre: Non-Fiction/Christianity/Spirituality

Dr. Tina Bell, Esq. – “Where did God go?”

Genre: Fiction/Black Urban Fiction

O’jay Bostic – “Running From Nothing: The Soldier Mentality”

Genre: Non-Fiction/Spiritual Healing

Bre Robinson – “The Journey to Healing : From Trauma to Purposeful Living”

Genre: Fiction/Black Romance

Tiffany Flowers Towns – “I Wish I Had Never…”


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