ARTICLES

South Seattle Emerald

"The Hall’s Lodge Room felt like an open air marketplace. More than 350 attendees—an increase of 42 percent over last year’s turnout—milled about shoulder to shoulder, reading back covers and flipping through pages while comparing life paths with authors from as far away as Argentina like friends."

Seattle Review of Books

Lit Crawl

So this first Lit Crawl event featuring authors from the Seattle Urban Book Expo started out poorly attended, but gradually filled up as audience members, presumably, abandoned their cars and made their way to Hugo House on foot. Eventually, it was a full house."

South Seattle Emerald

“We create worlds” – a commission and a solemn responsibility. Almost a decree.  From a young age, it’s this magic and power that drew him in."

Seattle Review of Books

"Cheatham learned then that publication isn’t the end of a process; it’s the very beginning. Authors today have to promote their own books and network around the clock. Cheatham was invited to participate in the Toronto Urban Book Expo, and “it blew my mind. Just the energy, the crowd, the music — everything.” When he returned home, Cheatham tried to get in contact with Seattle’s expo for authors of color. He quickly realized that this event simply doesn’t exist. Nobody in Seattle had put together an inclusive event for authors of color to find their fans, network, and celebrate their community."

Seattle Review of Books

"That spirit of community permeated Washington Hall last Saturday afternoon at the Seattle Urban Book Expo (SUBE). It was exhilarating walking into that hall and seeing a roomful of writers of color displaying their books, since such events seem to occur with eclipse-like rarity. Twenty tables of authors, representing a range of genres — romance, self-help, inspirational, poetry, fiction, and children’s books — lined the hall. Some were first-time authors. Others had multiple books to their name. All were eager to engage with browsers and talk about their books."

Seattle Urban Book Expo
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