Publishing professionals, writers, and new media leaders gathered for 6th anniversary event
(HARLEM - June 12, 2012) - Londel's Restaurant served as the perfect host for the 2012 Black Pack Party on Wednesday, June 6th. Now in its sixth year - publishing professionals, writers, and new media leaders gathered in Harlem, NYC to mix, mingle, and have a good time. Once again, the room was filled to capacity as the sixth anniversary of the event continued to grow in attendance and importance.
Organizers thanked all who attended, and looks forward to next year. Event presenters were: Linda Duggins; Michelle Gibson, Written magazine; Troy Johnson, AALBC.com; Ron Kavanaugh, MosaicBooks.com; & TheBookLook.com. Photo credits Marcia E. Wilson/WideVision Photography. By: MosaicBooks.com
According to Marc Polite, Harlem-based journalist, “It was important to me because the Black writer in the publishing industry is often marginalized.”
He continued. “Events like this build camaraderie, and can often encourage Black writers to continue even in the face of hostility or indifference.”
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