AAMBC Awards Will Be Honoring Roxanne Shante

Written by on April 11, 2018

AAMBC Awards Will Be Honoring Roxanne Shante

By: Turjemia Flowers


The tenth annual AAMBC Literary Awards will take place in Atlanta, GA, June 7-10, 2018. The Black Writer’s Weekend is an annual event; it was first established in 2008, founded by Tamika Newhouse. The festival was created to gather black creatives and enthusiasts in publishing, films, movies and television. With approximately 1,500 attendees, the four-day weekend will consist of activities such as; author panels, book signings, and workshops. Other social engagements will also include a celebratory book bash, movie screenings, as well as a formal awards gala which is the ultimate highlight of the festival.

This year in 2018, AAMBC will be honoring the “first lady of Hip Hop,” Roxanne Shante. Her life story was earlier portrayed in the popular Netflix film, “Roxanne Roxanne.” There are also a few more honorees on the list; New York Times Bestselling Authors; Ashley and Jacquavis, Wahida Clark, and Grammy Winning Angie Stone. There are three packages for attendees to choose their purchase package for an all access experience.

The Bronze package will allow the ticket holder to gain access to the two biggest events “Friday’s Urban Bash” and general admission to the “AAMBC Awards” ceremony. The Silver package gives full access to the “Red Carpet Mixer and Reception after Party” “Saturday’s Lit Ish-She’s Gotta Have It Panel” “Sunday’s Brunch, Books and Cocktails, as well as “Friday’s Urban Bash” and general admission to the “AAMBC Awards” ceremony. The Gold package is perfect for authors, and it gives the ticket holder access to everything; including “Thursday’s Pitch Fest and Hollywood Panel” “Media/Bloggers Social.” If you’re interested in attending this event, visit www.aambcawards.com to get your V.I.P. pass or tickets.


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