Dr. Rosie Milligan (Courtesy photo)

Dr. Rosie Milligan brings the largest Black cultural event for Southern California—Black Writers On Tour (BWOT) + Business + Tech Expo—showcasing authors and business owners from across the country—under one roof. You will learn “The New Way of Doing Business in the AI (Artificial Intelligence) Era.” This free, one-day event will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the Carson Community Center located at 801 E. Carson St., Carson, California 90046.

The theme for 2024 is “Literacy is Everybody’s Business—Literacy + Entrepreneurship + Technology Changes Lives.” The Round Table Discussion is “The Future and Marketing Strategies for Black Authors.” Dr. Bill Releford takes on major sponsorship role in bridging the technology gap for African American children and adults. Other sponsors and BWOT partnerships include My Tech Academy, The Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley Journal News, PACE News, and City National Bank.

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There will be authors and business owners on hand displaying their products and services. Writers and business owners will learn how technology can enhance their literary works and businesses. COVID-19 brought about a shift in cultural consciousness; Black Americans, now more than ever, seek to do business with Black-owned businesses. Writers and business owners must seize the moment.

This year’s Expo connects writers with readers, and businesses with consumers. Throughout the day, workshops and seminars will be held for writers/aspiring writers, business owners, and aspiring entrepreneurs.

With dedication and a heart of compassion, BWOT founder Dr. Rosie Milligan says, Empowering ourselves through equality in literacy, business opportunities, and technological literacy is not just beneficial—it’s imperative for our collective progress and prosperity.”
Other highlights include:

  1. The Renowned Dr. Claud Anderson’s Award-Winning Interview.
  2. Why Technology Rocks Forum, facilitated by Mr. Omar Aziz, CEO of Intellectual Capital Development from New Orleans, LA. He is a trainer, author, business, and technology consultant. You will meet, greet, and chat with successful people who have STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)plus STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics)education. You will learn why STEM/STEAM are both critical to your economy, future, and generational wealth.
  3. Young Writers essay competition showcase—Win-Cash! Essay topic: “How I See the Future for Today’s Young People.”
  4. AI (Artificial Intelligence): What it is and how you can use it for personal, business, and book writing.

There will be writer’s workshops throughout the day that will cover a variety of topics, including “How to Write, Publish, and Sell Your Book Made Simple;” “What You Need to Know When Seeking Capital for Your Business;” “Protecting Your Writing Rights;” “Trademark and Patent Rights;” “Become a Professional Speaker and Get Paid;” and much more.

For more information on seminar/topic schedules, and registration, call (323) 750-3592. View videos from previous years at www.blackwritersontour.com