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...AND NOW TO PUBLISH
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 – 10am - 1 pm
In an effort to encourage writers and hope to be writers to express themselves amd share their work, the Eubie Blake Cultural Center presents ...AND NOW TO PUBLISH: A Mini Workshop on Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10am – 1pm. The workshop will provide information on traditional and self-publishing for writers of poetry and prose including preparing a manuscript, current technology, selecting a publisher, the art of design, financial investment, and more. W. Paul Coates, owner of Black Classic Press and BCP Digital Printing Company will offer the presentation.
W. Paul Coates is the founder and director of Black Classic Press, which specializes in republishing obscure and significant works by and about people of African descent. A leader in the field of small publishers, Coates founded BCP Digital Printing in 1995 to produce books and documents using digital print technology. Coates formerly served as an African American Studies reference and acquisition librarian at Howard University's Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. A former member and Maryland State Coordinator of The Black Panther Party, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Black Panther Party Archives at Howard University. Coates is co-editor of Black Bibliophiles and Collectors: Preservers of Black History (Howard University Press, 1990). He formerly owned and operated The Black Book (1972 - 1978), a Baltimore based bookstore.