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LA Schedule

Black Writers On Tour and Southern California Black Business  & TECH Expo


Virtual Schedule online Soon. 





Paid Seminars For Writers and Aspiring Writers - Register Click Here

Package 1 - $50 for (1 Seminar), Package 2 $75 for (2 Seminars), Package 3 $100 for (All Seminars)



Time & Room Numbers (ACM Adult Community) (Room AB+ International Room AB)

Room C (122)  and Lounge

 Paid  Seminars - Register Click Here





Protecting Your Writing Rights, Trademark, and Patent Rights

Presenter:  :  Monica Guillemin-Williams, JD., Author, Publisher & Speaker


Room AB

Learn How To Connect With Your Market And Increase Customer Base, Customer Retention and Maximize Sales Via   Choosing the Right Social Media Platform And Via Podcasts, Webinars and YouTube.

Facilitator:  Deborah Thorne “The Information Diva,” Author, Coach, Trainer, and Publisher. Presenters 


Room AB

How to Write a Best-Selling Novel

Presenter:  Dr. Maxine Thompson, Literary Agent, Author, Publisher, and Radio Talk Show Host



Strategies For Thriving In Business Versus Merely Surviving In A Depressed Economy and  Recordkeeping For Tax Compliance for Your Business.

Presenters:  Mr. L. C. Green, Business/Tax Consultant, Author and Speaker; Dr. John Milligan, Tax Consultant, Author, Speaker and Senior Estate Planner.



How To Turn Your Book Into A Movie And How To Choose A Screenwriter.

 Presenter:  Shannan E. Johnson: Creative Executive Turned Script Consultant, Judge For Screenwriting Competitions, A National Trainer In The Literary Business.



How to Develop Characters That Leap Off The Page

Presenter:  Dr. Roland Jefferson, M.D., Author, Publisher, and Speaker 



How to Write A Book Made Simple, and Your Publishing Options

Presenters: Dr. Rosie Milligan, Author, Publisher Speaker. Trainer, Radio Talk Show Host; Darryl Mitchell, Author/Publisher, Speaker/Trainer, Linda Coleman-Willis, Author/Publisher, Book Writing Coach.



Free Seminars For The General Public

Time & Room Numbers (ACM Adult Community) (Room AB= International Room AB)

                                       Room C (122) and Lounge




9:00 – 9:45


Roundtable Discussion With The Authors (A Close-Up Look At The Publishing Industry)

Presenter, Facilitator:  Dr. Rosie Milligan

10:00 – 11:00


Children’s Writing Competition Showcase

Facilitator:  Dr. Andrea Anthony, Educational Specialist, and Basket Ball Coach. Dr. Eva Holmes, Author, Speaker and Educator; Dr. Claudia Holmes, Educator, Author, Publisher, and Speaker; and Mrs. Alice Houston, Educator, and Trainer

11:15 – 12:30


Let the Elders Speak Forum Presents:  A Drama Skit And Presentation, “Keeping Youth/Teens Out of Prison: Lessons For Youth and Their Parents.”

Facilitator: Kenyaka Beckley,   Presenters: Clara Hunter King, Esq., Author/Publisher and Founder of Watchdogs For Justice, home-based in Atlanta, Georgia. And Mary  Conner, Probation Officer, Author/Publisher and Trainer

11:00 – 11:45

Room C

A Close-Up Look at the Politics of Street Lit., Urban Lit, and AKA Ghetto or Gangster Lit.

Presenter:   Dr. David Horne, Author, Educator, and College Professor for Multiple Colleges and Universities

12:00- 12:45


Creative Writing For The Beginners: The ABCs For New Writers.

Presenter: TBA

12:00- 1:00

Room C

A Close-Up Look at Jobs/Careers In the Publishing Industry – Many!

Presenters: Dr.John Milligan, Author, Publisher, Newspaper Publisher; George Hooks, Author, Graphic Designer, Newspaper Publisher; and  Ajaye Herndon, Author, Illustrator, and Graphic Designer, Clint Johnson,  Author, Publisher, Illustrator, Cartoonist.

1:00 – 3:00


Technology Rocks Forum, Girls Pursuing Science and A Youth Business Pitch Competition—Win Cash.

Learn The Meaning of STEM Education, The Requirements For Success in The Field and What STEM Has To Do With “Your” Economy, “Your” Future and Generational Wealth. Learn The Careers, Vocations and Entrepreneurship Ventures From STEM. Meet, Greet and Chat with Successful People Having STEM


Leo Sullivan, Animator, Founder/President of AFROKIDS. And others.

Learn The Meaning of STEM Education, The Requirements For Success in The Field and What STEM Has To Do With “Your” Economy, “Your” Future and Generational Wealth. Learn The Careers, Vocations and Entrepreneurship Ventures From STEM.

Facilitator: Mr. Reginald Grant, Author, and CEO of RGMP—Reginald Grant Mentoring Program, a non-profit that works with youth nationwide, developing and delivering mentoring, STEM and academic English programs.


Room AB

What You Need To Do When Seeking Capital For Your Business.

Presenters: Terry Gubatan—Vermont Slauson Economic Development

1:00 – 1:45

Room C

The Value of Business Mentorship.

Presenter: Christopher Meza, Author, Speaker and Leading Expert in Land Acquisitions.

1:00- 1:45


How To Crush Your Business Challenges

Presenter: Ray Wilson, Author, Speaker, Trainer, Business and Life Coach.

3:00 – 2:45


Take Your Story To The Stage—Become a Professional Speaker and Get Paid.

Mrs. Norma T. Hollis, Communication Consultant, Author/Speaker and Trainer.

2:00 – 2:45

Room C

Monetizing Gentrification and Building Black Ownership—Why Now?

Presenter Thomas ‘TJ’ Loftin, Author, Speaker and National Gentrification Expert

 2:00 – 2:45


Blogging—The New Wave For Making Big Money In The New Decade.

Crystal Mitchell, Business Development Consultant, PR, Television Talk Show Host, and Co-Director of Recycling Black Dollars.

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