New Orleans' Own, Tori Turner To Participate In Official 2013 Essence Festival Book Signings

Tori Turner, a 2013 Essence Festival featured author, scheduled to make several community appearances and speaking engagements leading up to and during the 2013 Essence Festival set for July 4-7, 2013 in New Orleans, LA.
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June 26, 2013 - PRLog -- New Orleans, LA - July 2013 - Fourteen year old Tori Turner is no stranger to appearing at the Essence Festival in New Orleans as she appeared last year as the 2012 Miss Black Louisiana USA Talented Teen.  This year she returns as a published author under Delphine Publications in Atlanta, GA having her first book, "When I Decided to D.R.E.A.M. BIG" picked up  by Essence Festival Bookstore.  As a featured Essence Festival bookstore author, Tori will conduct an official Essence Festival signing on Sunday, July 7, 2013, 2pm at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, located at 900 Convention Center Blvd. New Orleans, LA  70130.  Additional signings to be held July 4-5, 2013 at the Delphine Publications vendor tent located on Poydras Street, New Orleans.  

In addition to her official Essence Festival appearances, Turner will be out and about in the community giving of her time and talents for other worthy causes.  She is poised to speak for the second straight year at the 2013 Bayou Soul Writers and Readers Conference Youth Event, held yearly just days before Essence Festival kicks off.  This year's event is scheduled for Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Marriott- Convention Center downtown New Orleans.  Turner will speak to youth about "Claiming Their Destiny." Turner is also set to deliver a message to young girls at the IMPACT Charity Experience's Desire To Inspire event to be held Saturday, July 6, 2013 at New Home Ministries on the topic "I AM because I say and believe I AM."

Turner's busy schedule doesn't end with media and author appearances.  Turner will host a Skate for the Cause event sponsored by her company, T Star Entertainment along with Delphine Publications and Black Celebrity Giving on Friday, July 5, 2013 from 7pm - 11pm at Skate Country, 1100 Terry Pkwy, Terrytown, LA benefiting homeless children and teens through Black Celebrity Giving's spring service campaign - Giving Boutique.  Event will feature a performance by Sony Red recording artist Sharve' of Houston, TX and teen author of sci-fi thriller "Black Angel," Stone Erickson.  Tickets are currently on sale at qmffc and will also be sold at the door for $8.  One half of all proceeds will purchase new clothing for homeless children and teens across the U. S.  You can also find Turner volunteering her time at IMPACT Feed the Hungry Enrichment Experience on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at New Home Ministries.  

Turner's efforts in and around the state of Louisiana are not limited to events such as Essence Festival.

Local teen is the founder of Tori Turner's D.R.E.A.M. BIG Foundation (New Orleans), author with Delphine Publications (Atlanta), motivational speaker at Young Black Minds, LLC (Las Vegas) and CEO of T Star Entertainment (New Orleans)  There is a lot more on the horizon for this young aspiring actress, author, philanthropist, model, motivational speaker and all around entrepreneur.  

For more information on Tori Turner, visit; follow on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram @officialtoriturner

You can also contact CCMG-Media, Kim Carter Evans at or 504.233.2264 for booking.
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