ST. PETERSBURG – The Tampa Bay Black Authors and Business Showcase will be presented Saturday, Aug. 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE.
The free event will showcase more than 30 black authors and dozens of black business owners and nonprofits. There will be a full program of author’s speeches, book signings and live entertainment. This event is in support of National Black Business Month, presented every August, which was founded by Fredrick E. Jordan, P.E., and John William Templeton, executive editor of blackmoney.com, more than 10 years ago.
There will be free book giveaways for ages 5 to 14, provided by the Wee Read Literacy Program and the Literacy Council of St. Petersburg and Rebecca Stewart of ReMax Metro co-sponsor.
One of the participating authors will be award winning children’s author and national screen actor Kentrell Martin, who wrote the “Shelly’s Adventure” book series.