New 2020 Coronavirus Update for the 18th-Annual National #BookClub Conference via curtisbunn #NBCC | #bookbloggers #bookreviewers #readers

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2020 Bliss
With The Future Still Unknown, 2020 Literary Bliss Remains On Schedule . . . But That Could Change
Book Lover:
I pray you are healthy and are adhering to the guidelines that will keep you that way. Translation: Staying home.

I don’t have much different to report from our last update. The airlines and hotels have adopted extreme cleaning measures. And you likely have been following the news as obsessively as I, so you are in tune with the culture of the country–shoot, the world–right now.

As the founder and organizer, I have to prepare as if we will have the 18th-Annual National Book Club Conference as scheduled, July 31-August 2 at the Marriott Buckhead in Atlanta. Many of you remain excited about it, based on your emails and the fact that you are making your registration payments.

Of course, I take the position that we will have Literary Bliss because we still have more than three full months for the smart people working hard to succeed in getting the coronavirus under control.

If it takes longer and threatens our event by late June, I will pull the plug and present contingencies moving forward. Fair enough?

Remaining hopeful of a return to the world as we knew it in time for the NBCC (and to keep you excited as you pine away at home under lockdown), here is the tentative schedule of events for our weekend. I believe because we would have gone through and gotten through his crisis together, the NBCC will be even more explosive and spiritual and embraceable than ever.

Friday, July 31st
8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.:    Breakfast with Ed Gordon
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Leonard J. Pitts                         
10:15 a.m. to 11:15: a.m.: Donna Hill                          
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Denene Millner                       
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Eric Coleman                          
11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Panel: Black Women’s Health.
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: LUNCH on our own
1:30 p.m.: to 2:30 p.m.: Daniel Black
2:40 p.m. to 3:40 p.m.: Kalisha Buckhanon
2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.: K. Reshay                        
3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: How To Publish Your Book with Monica Michelle                                                             
3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: Akiba Solomon and Kenyra Rankin
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Karla Holloway
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Tiffany Cross
5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.: RECEPTION honoring Kiese Laymon          
9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. NBCC After Dark with Mary B. Morrison
Saturday, August 1st
8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Morning Briefing w/Curtis Bunn
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: Tananarive Due                               
9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.: Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant
9:30 a.m. to 10:30: a.m.: Cerece Murphy                        
9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: Tamika Greenwood                     
10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Joan Vassar                                                           
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Publishing Industry Panel moderated by Linda Duggins
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: LUNCH on our own
1:35 p.m. to 2:35 p.m.: Maximizing Your Book Club Experience: Moderator Lolita Allen, Divas Read II Book Club, Dallas.
2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.: Cupcake Brown                          
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Blacc Topp                          
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Pat Tucker Wilson                        
3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Lauren Francis Sharma
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. J.D. Mason
7:45 p.m. to 8:10 p.m.: Featured Authors Red Carpet event
8:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.: NBCC Awards Dinner, honoring Tina LIfford

10:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.: NBCC Sho Nuff Throw Down Party 

Sunday, August 2nd
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Worship service led by Carol Mackey

11:15 a.m. to Noon: 2020 NBCC wrap up with Curtis Bunn

All of that above reads to a real reader like this: EXCITEMENT!!!! And it surely will be. More updates coming. PLEASE STAY SAFE!!!

Peace and blessings,

Curtis Bunn
NBCC founder and president

2020 National Book Club Conference | July 31-Aug. 2 | Marriott Buckhead ATL
National Book Club Conference, Inc., 245 Highland Avenue, Suite 230-171, Atlanta, GA 30307

About @SylviaHubbard1

AUTHOR, MOTHER, SPEAKER, JOURNALIST, CONSULTANT & MORE! Divorced Mother of three, Detroiter, Sylvia Hubbard, is not only an award winning best selling author of over 28 books, but also founder of one of Michigan's largest interactive literary community, The Motown Writers Network/The Michigan Literary Network.

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