Join Author Key Bentley at the Minnesota Black Expo…

Any Phoenician authors interested in attending, MBAE will honored to see you in the room. #authorTour! Please register at

Join me at the Minnesota Black Expo on Oct 19, 2019. Visit my booth and learn about the collaboration books I’ve authored in… Bounced Back on Purpose and Best Seller “The Purposed Women – 365 Day Devotional.”


The Minnesota Black Authors Expo is a community event that is family friendly and welcoming to all.

We personally invite and embolden you, the community to continue to fiercly support Black authors and their work. The Minnesota Black Authors Expo is an anticipated event that specifically promotes and supports authors of color and emerging authors. Authors and community come from around the state to show support for this much anticipated event, and you are invited to join us!

Who should attend?

Community members, educators, and lovers of literature. The expo is an engaging and eclectic day focused on literacy, community, literature, youth and authors.

What will I do when I get there?

Network with people you know and of course stop by the tables and meet authors. Most importantly, purchase books!

Are children welcome?

Absolutely, children are our future, and we wouldn’t dare have an event without providing space and content for the youth. Kid friendly events will occur all day long!

Authors Registration:
Writers Bootcamp registration:

Volunteers, we need you! Please email us at

FREE BOOKS FOR THE FIRST 100 REGISTERED Guests must pick up your book at the MBAE Exhibitor table on October 19, 2019.

Tablets and Ipad raffles all day long!!!

Featured Left to Right: Jasmine Boudah Founder & Devonna Bentley-Pittman Co-founder and Hosts of The Minnesota Black Author Exp! Both women are established authors and FIERCE within their crafts!

Jasmine Boudah author of “Mothering Through Pain and Suffering in Silence.” A Collection of Stories From Survivors. Jasmine a graduate of Carleton College and University of Massachusetts Boston, Jasmine taught 6th, 7th and 8th grade social studies in 2012-14 in the Boston Public School District as a Boston Teacher Residency resident.She is deeply passionate about closing the achievement gap for students of color in America and thinking critically about how systematic structures stagnate that process. Additionally, as a mother, she adds a particular interest in parenting and young children. After giving birth, she become inherently more invested in prenatal care, birthing options, postpartum support for mothers and children, literacy, nutrition,parent education, mental and emotional support for mothers, babies and families and prompting breastfeeding in the black community. Jasmine asserts, “Research has shown that there breastfeeding practices has a profound impact on the cognitive development and academic performance. I seek to become more acknowledge on ways to eliminate racial and systematic barriers for children, families and communities of color.” Some of her core principles are revolutionary love, peace, having a growth mindset and foster a village mentality for the advancement of humanity. Bio courtesy of Jamine Boudah.

De’Vonna Pittman is the author of Lyrical Freedoms from the Heart and My Pretty and Its Ugly Truth. She is an entrepreneur, activist, columnist, and activator. In 2016 she co hosted the annual Minnesota Black Authors Expo, focused on reducing educational disparities, supplementing the income of authors of color, and promoting reading and education. 

Pittman has spent two decades in public service and public administration. Her experience is expansive and spans from handling million dollar budgets and managing high level contracts to working with ex-offenders and individuals on probation. She understands the underlying issues that affect every day citizens and is committed to providing leadership and finding solutions to combat them. She believes, by empowering families and individuals we improve literacy and economic stance and ultimately create healthier communities.

With over twenty years of experience working in diverse communities, Pittman understands, responds and reacts to chronic issues that affect human capital, our most important asset. She is a skilled bridge builder, communicator, activator, and strategist. She specializes in providing training for community groups, creating collaborations between community and government, and creating meaningful and influential forums that allow individuals and organizations to thrive.  

Devonna attended Metropolitan State University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services with a focus on Youth Corrections, and the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Law Enforcement Leadership. Bio Courtesy of Devonna Bentley-Pittman.

Be ready for an electrifying, community engagement, family fun and diverse literature from black authors in Minnesota! It will be a blessing to see you in the room, as an author, aspiring author or consumer! Don’t miss this incredible 3rd annual event from MBAE!
Key The Careerologist!