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Fun Times at Sankofa Bookstore

In September, I had a wonderful opportunity to read with my friend and author Cheryl Head at Sankofa Video and Books on Georgia Avenue across from Howard University in Washington, D.C. Though it was a fairly small crowd, we received … Continue reading

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Hurston/Wright Foundation Doing Great Work!

Last month, I spent a week with the Hurston/Wright Foundation, leading a workshop for teens on the campus of Howard University. Hurston/Wright has been offering a Teen Workshop every year since 1996 and I was honored to be a part of … Continue reading

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Great Visit to Richard Wright PCS

I had a wonderful visit on Monday morning (April 15) to the Richard Wright Public Charter School in DC. Thank you to Ms. Harris and her two classes for such a warm welcome and interesting Q&A sessions about my novel. … Continue reading

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Last Reading of the Year

Had a wonderful time at the Rendezvous on the Bridge literary event earlier this month at the Washington Printmakers Gallery in Silver Spring, Md. What a wonderful gallery – definitely worth a visit, and it was a great location for … Continue reading

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A Baltimore Book Fest Weekend!

Had another fun weekend at the Baltimore Book Festival with the Washington Writers’ Publishing House and the Baltimore Review. The two non-profit organizations shared a booth this year to help reduce costs. Pity there’s not a non-profit price to rent … Continue reading

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Gaithersburg Book Fest Almost Here!

I’m excited, and maybe a little nervous, about my appearance this coming Saturday, May 19, at the third annual Gaithersburg Book Festival. It’s the first time I will be a featured author at a book festival. Looking at the list … Continue reading

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Another Wonderful School Visit

Many thanks again go to the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, and specifically Ariel Martino, for organizing my recent visit to IDEA Public Charter School. I caught the end of Mrs. Reynolds’ 9th grade class and they asked some great questions about why … Continue reading

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The Rain Didn’t Stop Us!

It poured ALL DAY at the Kensington Day of the Book Festival. I got soaked, but I hung out with poet Sid Gold at the Washington Writers’ Publishing House booth until around 2:30 p.m. when we packed up to go. … Continue reading

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This Sunday! Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Hope to see you at the Kensington International Day of the Book Festival on Sunday, April 22. It starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. I’ll be there at the Washington Writers’ Publishing House booth. There will be … Continue reading

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National Black Writers Conference Was Fabulous!

I hopped on the Megabus on Thursday night (March 29) headed for New York City where my sister (by choice, not by blood), Amanda was waiting for me. (The bus cost me $16.50, and with gas prices as they are, … Continue reading

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