The Cerritos Library hosted 10 African American authors at "Ingredients for a Good Read" a book signing and panel discussion this past Sunday. The event was sponsored by the Orange County Chapter of the Links, Incorporated and the National Black MBA Association. The room was full of excited people sitting on the edge of their seats, anxious to hear about their books and learn more about their writing and marketing processes. I had the good fortune of being invited to photograph the event.
Pamela Samuels- Young Murder on the Down Low
Samella Lewis Art Historian, curator and author and editor
Whitney LeBlanc Blues in the Wind and Denise Nicholas
Christoher Johnson Hang up the Phone
Gar Haywood Cemetery Road
Gary Phillips The Jook
Cerritos Library Staff Pat , Julietta Williams, Cerritos Arts Commissioner,
and Joyce Norwood, event chairperson
It was an exciting afternoon with the moderators Gary Phillips and Pamela Samuels-Young adroitly fielding the audience questions and managing the panel discussions so the audience remained engaged and interested.
I had as much fun at this event as I usually have when I am working with little children...