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Black Girl Magic made reading fun and fly at the Essence Festival with Toya Wright and Myss Shan

Black Girl Magic made reading fun and fly at the Essence Festival with Toya Wright and Myss Shan


Exuding power and poise, television personality Toya Wright, and publisher Myss Shan, headlined an empowerment panel centered around reading and black girl magic.


Celebrating reading and entrepreneurship, hundreds flocked to the art district in New Orleans for a literary experience that brought readers face-to-face with their favorite authors and bloggers. Presented by publisher and author Myss Shan while featuring reality star, Toya Wright many enjoyed intimate book signings, an empowerment panel, savory Cajun specialty foods, and live music provided by DJ Dimepiece.


The highlighted segment of the event was the panel of black entrepreneurial women and men who have all authored a book at some point. Jackie Christie of Basketball Wives, actor Darrin Dewitt Henson, Tamika Newhouse creator of the AAMBC Awards and publisher of Delphine Publications, and Legendary LaQ’uita, co-creator of The Lit Plug. The panel was moderated by former NFL player turned author, Jay Barnett.


Partnered with brands such as Premier Events, Haus Of Refinement, Bossard Cognac, and Delphine Legacy Media, VIP attendees walked the red carpet and enjoy cocktails with their fellow fly girls and gents. Event sponsors were Miss Jessie’s, G.L.O.W. Accessories, Edge-Dependence and where My Heart Is Events.

“I wanted to introduce book lovers to a group of women who not only inspire me, but own their own businesses. When we inspire each other our efforts can multiply into something greater.”- Myss Shan

About Shan Presents:

Shan Presents formed in 2014 by bestselling author, Myss Shan. With books like Thug Passion by Mz. Lady P and In Love with a Dope Boy by Treasure Bee, Shan Presents became a mega independent publishing company.
Myss Shan formed Shan Presents with the dedication of helping authors live out their dreams of becoming published and giving readers the best reading experience possible. Our goal is to bring the readers the best in Urban Fiction, Street Literature, African American Romance, and Contemporary Women’s Fiction


About Delphine Legacy Media:

With over a decade of experience, Tamika Newhouse has created an environment where literary professionals can communicate directly via networking events, publishing summits, literary consultation and expertise.Delphine Legacy Media produces the most interactive literary based events to create the ultimate author-reader interaction.

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