African Americans on the Move Book Club Literary Awards
An Event Honoring African American Literary Artists
Atlanta, GA (April 11, 2018) – AAMBC which stands for African Americans on the Move Book Club has returned with its tenth Annual AAMBC Awards, and to kick off the official “Black Writers Weekend” from June 7 – 10, 2018 Hosted by Hop Hip Legend MC, musician, radio personality, and former MTV VJ ED Lover. The purpose of this book club was to expose unknown African American writers and to give them the opportunity to be recognized on a national level as well as wining accolades.
One of this year’s featured highlight is The Maya Angelou Lifetime Achievement Award being presented to legendary recording artists and producer Angie Stone
AAMBC creator, Tamika Newhouse says, “Angie Stone has influenced hundreds of creators, recording artists, and producers. Her songs have been the back drop to many love stories and honoring her will be a dream for me since I grew up listening to her music.”
In addition to honoring Angie Stone, Newhouse selected Roxanne Shante for the IAMCREATIVE Icon Award. Newhouse says, “It’s ideal to honor Roxanne Shante who is often named as one of the first female MCs to have mainstream success. To be the first in anything is a huge feat and it is ideal for us to acknowledge the doors Roxanne helped open for more creative such as she.
Other honorees includes ”Wahida Clark as this year’s recipient for the Francis Ray Trailblazer Award, and husband and wife duo Ashley and JaQuavis Coleman for the Urban Classic Honor. This year’s 10th Anniversary hosted by Ed Lover will feature live performances from Amillion the Poet, Ikea Damone, Chante Cann, with surprise celebrity guest and your favorite authors.
Event schedule is as follows:
THURSDAY JUNE 7th
The CreativeCon (9AM)
FRIDAY JUNE 8TH
Access to Hollywood Panel + Pitch Fest (12PM)
Bloggers Social and Industry Mixer partnered with Kontrol Mag (5PM)
The Urban Book Bash (7PM)
Movie Screening presented by A Seat at the Table (8PM)
SATURDAY JUNE 9th- SUNDAY JUNE 11TH
Lit Ish- She’s Gotta Have It (12PM)
Red Carpet Reception & Award Show (5PM – 10PM)
Sunday Queen Pen Gather (11AM)
“To understand the importance of AAMBC’s presence in the book industry is to understand the value of supporting our black writers. The awards serve as the premiere event the industry talks about and literary artists should attend to build promising connections,” – Tamika Newhouse.
For more information on how to attend or be part of the AAMBC Awards Weekend, please visit www.AAMBCAWARDS.com