Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.


October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT

Have you been promising yourself forever to finally write that book?

Do you want to write your book, but aren’t sure where to start?

Are you ready to publish your book, but not clear about your next steps?

Have you published a book before, but don’t feel you received a good return on investment for all the time and money you spent on it?

Are you trying to figure out how social media can you help you promote your book?

Are you ready to tell your story so you can help transform the lives of others?

Then you’re in the right place! JBK Brand Design in partnership with MahoganyBooks is hosting an exclusive ONE-DAY “Write Your Book!” Masterclass. This class is for:

  • Aspiring authors who have a story they know they need to tell but need a process to follow
  • Individuals who have finished writing their book and want to take the guesswork out of next steps
  • Individuals who are tired of procrastinating about their book
  • Speakers who want to expand their brand platform through their book(s)
  • Purpose-driven entrepreneurs, speakers, and leaders who want to have a greater impact in the world

This is going to be a working MasterClass where you’ll start putting pen to paper. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with and ask questions of the instructors who are all experts in their fields. You’ll also leave with a working plan to get you to the finish line of finally completing your book! 

What You’re Going to Learn in this MasterClass:

  • How to determine the purpose for your book
  • How to identify your target audience
  • How to develop a consistent writing habit
  • How to figure out what kind of story you want to tell
  • How to decide which platforms to use for publishing
  • How to use social media to grow awareness about your book
  • Why it’s important to use your book to build and expand your personal brand
  • How two of the instructors sold out their first book launch (standing-room only)

What to bring:

  • A notebook and/or laptop
  • Your favorite pen!
  • A positive attitude
  • Your questions
  • Lunch or a snack
  • A friend to hold you accountable! (Make sure you’re both registered.)

The Experts:

JULIAN B. KIGANDA is a dynamic branding and marketing strategist with nearly 20 years of experience helping transform, build and grow brands for international organizations, Fortune 500 corporations, multi-million dollar nonprofits and small businesses. A stellar roster of clients, including the Steve Harvey World Group, the African Union, the National Urban League, The Nature Conservancy, and Turner Construction, have sought her out to help them tell their brand stories with soul. She co-authored her transformational book—Whose Shoes Are You Wearing? 12 Steps to Uncovering the Woman You Really Want to Be in 2014. Since then she has helped a number of authors write, publish, launch and promote their books successfully. Julian is also an active public speaker and mentor and who has been featured in numerous media including ABC News, NBC News, The Washington Post, Essence.com, and FOX’s Good Day DC.

RAMUNDA LARK YOUNG is the co-founder and VP of Community Relations for MahoganyBooks, an award-winning bookstore owned by her and her husband Derrick whose mission is to sell books written for, by, and about people of the African Diaspora. Young advises emerging authors on how to build relationships that translate into bookstore placement, speaking engagements and self-publishing vs. traditional publishing. MahoganyBooks has hosted author events throughout the DC region with such notables as Misty Copeland, Beverly Bond, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Congressman John Lewis and many others. Previously, Young worked as the Community Relations Manager for a Fortune 500 bookstore chain.

CHRISTINE ST. VIL is committed to helping moms learn how to feel good without feeling guilty. Through her work with Moms ‘N Charge, Purpose Driven Media, LLC (PDM), was created. PDM teaches women entrepreneurs how to successfully leverage social media to start and/or grow their business and brand, while still being a great mom. She has taught live courses for the Steve Harvey Act Like A Success Institute, developed powerful workshops, and created successful social media campaigns for major brands. She co-authored her first, highly-acclaimed book, Whose Shoes Are You Wearing? 12 Steps to Uncovering the Woman You Really Want to Be and has been featured in numerous local and national TV and online media outlets.

Air Force Veteran, TANYA BARNETT is a healthy relationship expert, empowerment speaker, talk show host and the “Real” Wife Coach. She is the award-winning and Best Selling Author of Being a Wife Just Got Real. Through her weekly talk show, The Tanya Barnett Show, she empowers the 21st Century African American woman to live life to her fullest potential. Tanya founded Forever Free Books, a mobile literacy nonprofit, which delivers free books and story time to low-income children in their communities. She has spoken at or has been featured on and on OWN, Huffington Post, The Today Show, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, TEDx, Sirius XM, Johns Hopkins University, NAACP, and Congressional Black Caucus to name a few.

(Visited 70 times, 1 visits today)


JBK Brand Design


1231 Good Hope Rd., SE
Washington, DC 20020 United States
+ Google Map