MahoganyBooks ~ the official bookseller for BARR.
The Author Expo will open both Friday and Saturday.
If you live in the DMV, come on over after work, if you're traveling from out of town, we hope you will jumpstart your BARR Weekend by arriving on Thursday!
You can tour the National Museum of AA History and Culture, shop at the Tanger Outlet Mall, visit National Harbor to enjoy Las Vegas-style gaming and entertainment at the MGM Grand or just rest.
Thursday, October 3
5 to 7 PM ~ Early Registration
After 8 pm, please join us for a Meet & Greet during Jazz Night at the Harborside Hotel.
Friday, October 4
10 to 11 am
Let’s Chat ~ Black Women Taking Care of “Her”
11:00 to Noon
Sharing Tools for Success for “Her”
Regina Brown, Vision Planning Devotional Journal; Ti'Juana Gholson, Girl! What you
Gonna do With your Money; Chaute Thompson, Brand New Me, Complemented, Completed and Whole
1 to 5 pm Author
4 to 5 pm
Book Club Meeting with Mary Monroe Discussion of Mary’s novel “One
7 to 8 pm
“The Behind the Ghost Book Tour” With Dr. Catrina Pullum,
Tamiya Davis, Asante McGee and Elizabeth Savage
8 to 9 pm
“Grown Folk Talk” With With
Bestselling authors Brian W. Smith and BlaccTopp ~ Joan Vassar, Moderator
9 to 11 pm
Reception & Party
Saturday, October 5
9 am to 3 pm
Author Expo Open
am to 9:45 am
Writing “for” Romance Readers
Panelists Joan Vassar, Cheryl Barton, Haikeem Stokes, Victoria Kennedy ~ Moderator Latoya Smith
10:00 to 10:45 am
If you don’t see the book you want ~ write it!
Panelists Brian W. Smith, Tracee Garner, Donna Gray- Banks ~ Moderator Yona Deshommes
11:00 to 11:45 am
for Young Adult Guests
Panelists Steven Van Patten, J.B. Vample ~ Moderator Landis Lain
11 to 11:50 am
Why Black Books Matter! ~ Panelists Yona Deshommes,
Latoya Smith, Rochelle Alers, Troy Johnson ~ Moderator Ramunda Young
Presentation to Mary Monroe, The BARR 2019 Literary Icon, whose first novel, “The Upper Room” was published in 1985.
Keynote Speaker Kwame Alexander ~ Poet, Educator, and
NY Times Bestselling Author
Thank you for coming!