A group of Black Book Clubs, 4 to be exact, decided that they didn't want to attend the National Black Book Festival because the events, authors and activities that take place at this event would probably not cater to their needs or life. The Book Club's home locations are in 4 different cities, Dallas, DC, Houston and Los Angeles.
Here is a link to the registration page where you can find information about the event and register if you're interested in attending. 2012 Inaugural Literary Soul Symposium. You can also find them on Facebook by searching for Literary Soul Symposium.
This is their inaugural event and they hope to gain interest from the Black GLBT community across the country to create a tradition that celebrates Black GLBT authors and our lives. Look for intelligent conversations and meeting new people with an interest in reading.
If you can't attend this event it will be in a city near you in the coming years.
I'll be there and hope to see some of you as well!