2016 Conference


NYC Conference

July 15-17, 2016

Please read!



Hello, TLC members and invited guests! We are excited about the TLC NYC conference for 2016 and have provided this document, which contains the necessary information you’ll need in order to:


Ø Make your hotel reservations

Ø Decide on what activities from the TLC NYC itinerary you will want to participate in

Ø Estimate your expenses for the weekend

Ø Be aware of any additional information pertaining to the TLC conference in 2016


For questions on any aspects of the TLC NYC conference, please contact: Vanessa Stovall  or Jo Coleman

You may visit the TLC website for further info and to make your reservations.


Conference dates:

Since we will be partnering with the Harlem Book Fair, our basic conference dates are

Friday, July 15 – Sunday, July 17, 2016.


Hotel accommodations:

Our group will be staying at The Westin New York at Times Square, 270 West 43rd Street,

New York, New York 10036. We have a block of rooms reserved for TLC members and

guests at the specially negotiated rate of $277.75 per night (double occupancy), which

includes all taxes and fees. We are recommending that you contact the hotel and make

your reservations ASAP. Please be sure to identify yourself as The Literary Club – TLC Room

Block when making your reservations to ensure that you receive the TLC rate. The hotel

will guarantee this special rate until June 1; reservations made after this date may not be

subject to the special TLC rate. Rooms can be booked either by phone or by using the

customized URL set up for TLC–click on either link below:


TLC’s website: The Literary Club, or https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/theliteraryclub

Central Reservations: 888-627-7149 or 212-201-2700.


Travel arrangements:

Due to the often fluctuating air fares, we are recommending that you book your flights

as soon as you are sure of your travel dates and feel that you have found reasonable

round-trip fares. It is suggested the better New York airport to use in your flight itinerary

is LaGuardia, however, that will be dependent on what will best fit your travel plans.



The following itinerary for the TLC conference is totally optional and voluntary, i.e.,

you may choose to do all, some or none of the activities listed. Keep in mind that for

those activities requiring advance payment (noted), you will need to make arrangements

for the payment(s) according to the instructions below:



Friday – July 15, 2016

1:00PM – 5:00PM       TLC Welcoming Reception-Westin Hospitality Suite-Rm              

6:30PM – 9:30PM       Harlem Book Fair Author Award Ceremony-$10.00* (advance)

10:30PM-12:00AM     Midnight Book Club Meeting-Westin Hospitality Suite-Rm              



Saturday – July 16, 2016

9:00AM – 5:00PM       Harlem Book Fair/shopping/New York tours etc.

7:30 PM – 11:00PM     Broadway play & dinner-$250* approx (advance)



Sunday – July 17, 2016

8:00AM – 9:00AM       TLC Departing Prayer Service-Location TBD

11:00AM-1:00 PM       Harlem Book Fair Closing Brunch (optional) $39.00

(or breakfast at hotel restaurant)



These events were planned and included so that we not only experience the well-attended and acclaimed Harlem Book Fair, but also to allow time for our members to get together socially…so, we hope you’ll want to “hang” with us—and still have time for shopping, etc!



Estimated costs for the weekend:

If you choose to do all of the scheduled activities above, the estimated costs appear below:


$278   (hotel for 2 nights-double occupancy)

$10   (awards ceremony)

$250 (dinner and play)

$40   (book fair brunch or breakfast)

$50     (TLC conference registration fee-mandatory)

$628   Total


Not included: Dinner on Friday evening or breakfast on Saturday morning and air fare. (It

is estimated the total weekend costs—including meals and air fare—will be around $1,000.)



*Please send payment—check or money order—for these events no later than February 23, 2016 to TLC member Diana Mercer-Pryor; for PayPal users, make payment to acct: mercerpryor@aol.com , by the above date (see the TLC website for further instructions).