February 7, 2011

An Optimist’s Tour of the Future: One Curious Man Sets Out to Answer

About the Author – Mark Stevenson is a writer, futurologist, stand-up comedian, and cultural education consultant. The Irish Independent has called him “a uniquely funny and unashamedly intelligent comedic talent.” After graduating with first-class honors from the Information Technology Institute at Salford University, Stevenson became an editor at an IT industry think tank before mixing two careers as a musician and an expert in prime number cryptography. As co-director of Flow Associates, Britain’s most respected cultural learning consultancy and ReAgency, […]
February 2, 2011

Super Rich: A Guide to Having it All

Hosted By: The Greater Washington Board of Trade Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 Time: 8:00 am – 10:00 am Location: Capital Hilton 1001 16th Street NW Washington, DC 20036 Register now. About the Authors – Dubbed the CEO of Hip-Hop by BusinessWeek, Russell Simmons (Chairman, Rush Communications) is the mastermind behind many wildly successful ventures, including Def Jam Records, Phat Farm, Def Comedy Jam, and the Hip-Hop Summit Action network, which promotes empowerment in young people. Do You!: 12 Laws […]
February 1, 2011

The Next Decade: What the World Will Look Like

About the Author – George Friedman is the founder and CEO of Stratfor, the world’s leading publisher of global geopolitical intelligence. He is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestselling The Next 100 Years. He has appeared on all the major television networks and has been featured in several national publications. About the Book – The author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Next 100 Years now focuses his geopolitical forecasting acumen on the […]
November 14, 2010

Fonkoze – Haiti’s Alternative Bank for the Organized Poor

Fonkoze is Haiti’s alternative bank for the organized poor. In fact, it is a family of three institutions working together shoulder-to-shoulder towards a single compelling mission: building the economic foundations for democracy in Haiti by providing the rural poor with the tools they need to lift themselves out of poverty. This mission is reflected in the name, Fonkoze, which is an acronym for the Haitian Creole phrase “Fondasyon Kole Zepòl” meaning “Shoulder-to-Shoulder Foundation. Read about the ANNIVERSARY EVENT – Haiti One […]
November 8, 2010

Hooks Book Events and UDC Host Live Telecast of Jay-Z in Conversation with Cornel West

Grammy Award-Winning Artist talks about his new book, DECODED Monday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. Washington, DC, November 8, 2010 – Hooks Book Events, the University of the District of Columbia, Division of Student Affairs and UDC David A. Clarke School of Law announced today that they are hosting a live telecast of the “LIVE from the New York Public Library,” event featuring 10-time Grammy Award-Winning artist, entrepreneur and icon, Jay-Z in conversation with Princeton professor of African American studies, […]
October 19, 2010

Hooks Book Events is Expanding into Boston

For Immediate Release Contact: Heather Freeman (800) 987-9806 Lindley Thornburg (703) 593-5503 Washington, DC (October 19, 2009) — Long-time literary publicist Mary Kate Maco has been tapped to head up the new Boston office for DC-based Hooks Book Events (, a minority women-owned business that specializes in providing low-cost book and author events to U.S. government agencies, non-profit organizations, trade associations, and corporations of all sizes. An admirer of strong women in literature since first encountering Nancy Drew […]