Jameel Davis & ELEVATEDWAVES Partners with Toronto’s Kya Publishing for 5th Annual Toronto Urban Book Expo Activities.


TORONTO, ONT (July 2017) – Kya Publishing has partnered with Cleveland-based publishing company Elevated Waves for events surrounding their 5th annual Toronto Urban Book Expo, taking place on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the Toronto Public Library’s Parkdale Branch (1303 Queen Street West) from 4pm to 8pm.

The Book Expo takes place during Toronto’s celebratory Simcoe Day long weekend (also the weekend of the annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival, and Toronto hip hop recording artist Drake’s OVO musical festival), and is one of many activities that draws tourists and international artists to the city. Elevated Waves Publishing Corp., founded by Cleveland author Jameel Davis, will be hosting a series of networking events and coordinating access to cultural activities during the Book Expo weekend, through this newly established collaboration with Kya Publishing.


“I love the energy of Toronto,” said Jameel Davis, on a recent visit to the Canadian city. “The creative vibe here has inspired me to want to get to know the writing community and connect with my Canadian readers, but also to become familiar with the entertainment and arts community as well. This partnership with Kya Publishing is a great way for Elevated Waves to integrate with the Canadian cultural community, and also encourage my American peers to expand their reach as well.”

The 5th annual Toronto Urban Book Expo is the only Canadian event dedicated to celebrating urban literature and culture. The event features published and independent writers selling their books at a free and family-friendly book fair. Live hip hop, R&B, reggae, and soca music will once again be provided by Toronto’s DJ Majesty. Attendees of the Book Expo will now also be able to experience a range of other activities with Elevated Waves, while they celebrate the 5th year of the event.


“Elevated Waves is a great partner for the Toronto Urban Book Expo,” said Kya Publishing founder Stacey Marie Robinson. “Both companies are dedicated to celebrating writers, celebrating culture, and by joining forces it will only make the weekend more fulfilling for all participants!”

The itinerary surrounding the Toronto Urban Book Expo will include daily events, restaurant recommendations, and cultural entertainment starting on Wednesday, August 1 through the holiday Monday, August 6. For details on the planned events, please visit Elevated Waves site at, at

Registration for vendors at the Toronto Urban Book Expo remains open at

Kya Publishing. 2018. Toronto Urban Book Expo. Retrieved Online May 29, 2018 at

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