Author Pamela Jarmon Wade was invited back again this year to host the NBBF 2016 Welcome to Houston Reception. The event was held on the campus of Fallbrook Church on October 27, 2016. A full dinner buffet was catered by Pappas BBQ. Willie and Gwen Richardson (Co-Founders of the NBBF) promised that this ninth anniversary of the NBBF would be the biggest one yet and they did not disappoint. Authors from across the United States enjoyed an evening of networking in addition to a lavish dinner buffet, as Author Pamela Jarmon Wade facilitated the agenda for the evening.
Featured Authors for the NBBF included Actor/Author Wendell Pierce, Mathew Knowles, Omar Tyree, Valerie Wilson Wesley, Victoria Christopher Murray, ReShonda Tate Billingsley, and others. Returning Authors included Shelita Anderson, Mary Evans, Bonnie Hopkins, Lydia Brew, Dr. Hearley Smith, Phyllis Clemmons, Portia Green, and others. Gwen Richardson also had her two latest books available.
Various seminars were held on Friday and Saturday in addition to the book signings. If you are a book lover/avid reader and missed this event…be sure to visit www.NationalBlackBookFestival.com for info on NBBF 2017.
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