​​​​​​​​​​​​​Toronto Urban Book Expo (TUBE)    


Kya Publishing’s Toronto Urban Book Expo (TUBE) is an annual exposition of contemporary writers where authors and publishers have the opportunity to display, sell, and communicate their projects while promoting support and recognition for urban literature, literacy, and culture.

TUBE highlights published and self-published writers and their books—it also features publishers of urban fiction, and guests from the Canadian literary and international urban cultural communities selling Canadian Urban Fiction, African-American Fiction, Caribbean Fiction, Multicultural Literature, Motivational Texts, Autobiographies, and Diverse Children’s Books. ​Over the past 5 years, we've had almost 100 writers/authors participate in our annual urban book fair!

We welcome all writers to participate, and all book lovers are welcome to attend this celebration of writers and literature! Have questions about how you can get involved? Please contact us at tube@kyapublishing.com.


Toronto Urban Book Expo 2014 - Toronto Public Library (Malvern Branch)

Toronto Urban Book Expo 2015 - Toronto Public Library (Malvern Branch)

Toronto Urban Book Expo 2016 - Toronto Public Library (North York Central Branch)

Toronto Urban Book Expo 2017 - Toronto Centre for the Arts

Toronto Urban Book Expo 2018 - Toronto Public Library (Parkdale Branch)

Over the years, we have had the pleasure of hosting a range of talented writers at our

Toronto Urban Book Expo. Here is a list of our participants, and how you can connect

with them to purchase their books!

​​Adrian Sterling (Ontario)
Akwasi Afriyie (Ontario) 
Allan Brentt Hood (Ontario)
Andree Nicole (Ontario)
Angela Walcott (Ontario)
Angelot Ndongmo (Ontario)
Ava Knight (Ontario)
Bernadette Hood (Ontario)
Breanna Chanelle (Ontario)
Cathy-Ann Alexander (New Jersey)
Chase Monet (Michigan)
Christian Basie (Ohio)
Christopher McClean (Pennsylvania)
Christopher Signal (Ohio)
Dalton Higgins (Ontario)
Dane Swan (Ontario)
Deborah Watkins (New York)
Domonique Pequet (Ontario)
Ebony Nicole Smith (New York)
Ebony Stroder (Ontario) 
Edquina Washington (Pennsylvania)
Erika L. Farmer (Maryland)
Fanchon Stylezz (Ontario)
Guildford J. Thomas (Ontario)
Jaden Amber Taylor (Ontario)
Jalissa Monique Brown (Ontario)
Jameel Davis (Ohio)
Janele Caver (New York)
Janine Carrington (Ontario)
Jasmine Henderson (New York)
Jedah Mayberry (Texas)
Jeffrey Lee Cheatham II (Washington)
Jennylynd James (Ontario)
Jessica Tamara (New York)
JL Crayton (Florida)
John Robinson Jr. (Ontario)
Jonathan Boxill (Ontario)
Josephine Casey (Ontario)
Kamesha Shropshire (Georgia)
Kamilah Haywood (Ontario)
Karee Shea Walker (Ontario)
Kawana Moore (New York)
Kebrina Morgan  (Ontario)
Kelvin Nyeusi Mawazo (Ontario)
Key Porter (Washington)
KL Hall (Virginia)
Kwame Osei (Alberta)
Latania Christie (Ontario)
Lavern Lewis (Ontario)
Louis Mason (New York)
Makini Smith (Ontario)
Malcolm Solomon (Texas)
Mansa Musa (Ontario)
Mariah James (New York)
Mathis Bailey (Ontario)
Matthew L. Taylor (Ontario)
Meldonna Jones (Florida)
Ms Tee (New York) 
Mutendei Nabutete (Ontario)
Nadine Chevolleau (Ontario)
Natalee Johnson (Ontario)
Ndija Anderson Yantha (Ontario)
Olive Rose Steele (Ontario)
Pamela Mordecai (Ontario)
Peter James (Ontario)
Precious Champegnie (Maryland)
Queen Rella (U.S.A.)
Queen Tastee Thoughts (South Carolina)
Randall Mitchell (Ontario)
Rebel Miller (Ontario)
Robert Small (Ontario)
Sammodah Speaks (Georgia)
Selwyn Jeffers (Ontario)
Shannon Spruill (Ontario)
Sharon Johnson-Wright (Ontario)
Shataya Simms (Pennsylvania)
Sheila L. Brown (New York)
Simone DaCosta (Ontario)
Simone Walsh (Ontario)
Sincere James (Texas)
Sophia Jackson (Ontario)
Stacey Ann Berry (Ontario)
Stacey Marie Robinson (Ontario)
Tawanda Amos (Maryland)
Tramona Ford (Pennsylvania)
Tristan Jackson (Texas)
Yolanda Marshall (Ontario)
Yusuf Abubakar (Ontario)

For information about our upcoming events, please contact TUBE@kyapublishing.com.