National Book Club Conference Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by author Curtis Bunn that executes one of the premier annual literary events—referred to as Literary Bliss—featuring African-American authors and readers. Book lovers receive unprecedented, intimate access to the talent that creates the work they so enjoy and appreciate.
The NBCC will celebrate its landmark 15th year at its 2017 event, July 28-30 at the luxurious Loews Atlanta hotel. Since its inception, some of the most famous and talented authors have been a part of what the NBCC calls “literary bliss,” including Walter Mosley, Terry McMillan, Iyanla Vanzant, Susan L. Taylor, Pearl Cleage, Hill Harper, Dr. Cornel West, Tavis Smiley, Roland S. Martin, Terrie Williams, Tyrese Gibson, Zane, Eric Jerome Dickey, Kimberla Lawson Roby, Rolonda Watts and Stephen L. Carter, among others, including the late E. Lynn Harris, Walter Dean Myers, Bebe Moore Campbell, Francis Ray and J. California Cooper.
Important to the NBCC, however, is to introduce new or lesser-known authors that have created stories that are entertaining, informative and important.
The annual weekend, which is almost a spiritual occasion, consists of numerous book club meetings, panel discussions and other events that give readers face time with authors that rivals any literary occasion anywhere, in a fun, relaxed and intimate setting. The NBCC is where readers from across the country come together and depart friends.
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PATRICIA A. SAUNDERS: LET IT RAIN
CURTIS BUNN: SEIZE THE DAY
MYRTLE MEANS: THE RECIPE FOR ECSTASY
KANDRA FERGUSON: HAIR I AM
PARIS LOVE: GROWING PAINS
VANESSA RILEY: UNMASKED HEART
VALERIE J. LEWIS COLEMAN: THE FORBIDDEN SECRETS OF THE GOODY BOX