Welcome to the Black Romance Book Fest!

The Black Romance Book Fest is a dynamic two-day event dedicated to amplifying and honoring the diverse narratives of Black love in romance literature. Set in the heart of the literary community, this festival serves as a pivotal platform to promote the richness of Black  narratives, challenge stereotypes, and showcase the depth and diversity of emotional experiences within Black communities. By bringing together an eclectic mix of Black Romance authors, from emerging voices to established literary trailblazers, the Black Romance Book Fest fosters understanding, appreciation, and celebration of Black voices across all romance genres. Over 600+ attendees will have the unique opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue, learn through comprehensive panels and sessions, and connect with authors and other readers in a community-centric environment.

Our mission is to enhance the visibility and accessibility of Black books, empower authors by showcasing their works, and provide a space where cultural advocates can explore and discuss the themes that shape our perceptions of romance and relationships. Join us as we inspire, educate, and affirm the importance of diversity and representation in literature.

Lauren Lacey – Event Organizer

Lauren Lacey is an indie Romance author and avid reader with an extensive background in Digital Strategy and Operations, having digitally optimized some of the largest brands and companies around the world, including presently serving as the Global Web Experience Manager for one of the ‘Big 4,’ PwC. Prior to PwC, she was the Marketing lead for the Mastercard Gift Cards and AMEX Gift Cards, as well as the Digital mind behind one of the largest Tech events (110k attendees) in the world, MWC Barcelona, in which she forged lasting relationships that helped catapult her dreams of launching her former company, black-owned business directory and marketing services for small BIPOC-owned businesses, Urban Business Directory. Within one year, Urban Business Directory served as the Marketing partner for over 125 entrepreneurs and small businesses. In 2021, Lacey was a part of the Forbes 2021 Next 1000, a curated selection of vetted entrepreneurs and professionals who transform lives and seek to make great impacts for change.

Other notable features include Voyage Magazine, Shoutout Atlanta, HBCU Connect, and Black News. Lauren Lacey is also the Founder of the Step Into Greatness Scholarship Fund for HBCU undergraduate students. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing love stories, and spending time with her husband and their children. Check out her LinkedIn and Instagram for more information. Stay tuned to learn more

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