Bestselling Author, Dapharoah69 to Perform, Sign His books at Atlanta


Organizers of Black Pride stated that the event is open to anyone who wants to celebrate diversity, love, and life. They promise six days of entertaining, cultural, and educational events for guests visiting from all across the globe.


[USPRwire, Fri Sep 04 2009] Bestselling author, Dapharoah69 ("The King of Erotica") will read from, and sign his books at the Black LGBT Pride in Atlanta. The event takes place Labor Day weekend – Wednesday, September 2 through Monday, September 7, 2009. Dapharoah69 will appear with his agency, Meak Productions, at the Grand Atlanta Hyatt in Buckhead at 3300 Peachtree Street NE on September 4 at 11:59 PM. He will perform his poetry on stage at SpeakFire. Atlanta hosts the world's largest African American Pride Celebrations. BET will also be on hand to film parts of the gathering.

Dapharoah69 co-authored and co-edited an anthology called Voices From Within which was released on World AIDS Day in 2000. The book was selected for Body Positive Magazine's Book of the Month Club in 2001. In 2008, he released his freshman book entitled, The King of Erotica: The Throne ( Dapharoah69, TKOE Publications). The publication is an intense collection of short stories with a message for the reader. Later he would release The King of Erotica: the Throne's Special Edition and The King of Erotica 2: The Crown. The author's books were recently featured in the late E. Lynn Harris' Literary Cafe Memorial Day weekend, 2009.

Organizers of Black Pride stated that the event is open to anyone who wants to celebrate diversity, love, and life. They promise six days of entertaining, cultural, and educational events for guests visiting from all across the globe. The following is the schedule of events for Black Pride for 2009. The host hotel this year is the Grand Atlanta Hyatt in Buckhead located at 3300 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30305. Their phone number is (404) 237-1234.


Wednesday, September 02, 2009
7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. - Candle Light Vigil


Thursday, September 03, 2009
6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. - Pre Registration @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. - VIP Reception (Invitation Only) @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead


Friday, September 04, 2009
10:00 A.M. – 11:59 P.M. - Registration @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. - Open Discussion Meeting @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. - Speaker Meeting @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. - Opening Ceremony @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
8:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. - Youth Tract - “Come Play Wit Us” @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
9:00 P.M. – 2:00 A.M. - President’s Pride Party @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
11:59 P.M. – 2:00 A.M. - SpeakFire @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead


Saturday, September 05, 2009
10:00 A.M. – 11:59 P.M. - Black Pride Marketplace @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
10:00 A.M. – 11:59 P.M. - Registration @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. - Health Expo @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. - Meeting - Open Discussion Meeting @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
12:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. - Literary Cafe’ @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. - Youth Tract - Young Adult Mini Conference @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. - Youth Tract - Under 25 Pool Party @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead

Sunday, September 06, 2009
10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. - Black Pride Marketplace @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. - Workshops @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. - Open Discussion Meeting @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
2:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. - Sunday at the park @ Piedmont Park
2:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. - Interfaith Service @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. -Speaker Meeting @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
8:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. - Fashion Show @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
10:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. - Black Pride Marketplace @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead

Monday, September 07, 2009
1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. - Weekend Wind Down Splash (Pool Party) @ Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead

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