A casual chat in the studio with some old friends at “We R Sumthin Else.” Talking about Donald Glover, #AtlantaFX, Kanye, growing up in the South, America, white supremacy, living your best life– and oh, yeah, a bit about “Strivers and Other Stories” too. Check it out. (And all their other episodes too).
Many thanks to PEN/Faulkner’s Writers in Schools Director Gregory Langen and Eastern High School librarian Ellen Dodsworth for the invite to present and discuss “Strivers and Other Stories” with the students at Eastern High School on my first Writers in School program visit last week. I enjoyed the attentive eyes and heartfelt questions about my stories, […]
Had a spirited reading and signing of “Strivers and Other Stories” in my hometown of Augusta, Georgia at the Lucy C. Laney Museum of Black History on Sunday, February 19, 2017. The museum, I noted to the audience, is in a downtown neighborhood that conjures many memories from my formative years: Waiting for my sister’s piano […]
Attended my first AWP conference this week and participated in WWPH’s panel on running a small press. 12K writers converged on DC and our sprawling convention center for 3 days of panels, readings, a massive book fair and that kind of casual social freedom people have when being amongst their own kind. Lots of […]
Thanks to Politics and Prose for supporting the Washington Writers’ Publishing House and providing an opportunity for us to read and introduce our books recently. If you don’t know, P&P is a vaunted institution in DC, one of the last viable independent bookstores around really. And it hasn’t even been around that long. When I […]
“Strivers” was selected for inclusion in the PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools Program which is a literary arts outreach program that brings free copies of contemporary works of literature into Washington, DC schools, and arranges for the authors of those works to visit classrooms and discuss literature and the writing life. Teachers can request a visit via […]
Many thanks to Haile and Shirikiana Gerima and the staff at Sankofa Video, Books and Cafe for organizing the “Strivers and Other Stories” reading held Saturday November 12. It was a wonderful intimate space in the shadows of Howard University across the street. I felt the warmth of the legacy of the African-American literary tradition surrounding […]