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St Louis Lit in the Lou Book Festival

Speaking about “Sugar Hill Where the Sun Rose Over Harlem” at Lit in the Lou Pub Crawl. I teamed with Wash U Prof., Henry Schivey, fellow memoirist. Our location, because of noise in the gallery, was the back room of … Continue reading

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Webster Groves HS Student Gives me a Gift of Time and Talent

On Friday, February 26th, I gave a talk on Alexander Hamilton and Harlem history for students at Webster Groves HS students during their second annual All-Write Festival. The Festival consists of a full week of presentations by local and national … Continue reading

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The Pleasure of Meeting Poet and Author, Sonia Sanchez at STPL

In honor of Black History Month, Sonia Sanchez was the keynote speaker at the St. Louis Public Library. Professor Sanchez is a poet, mother and international speaker. Her books include, Shake Loose My Skin and Homegirls and Handgrenades (Photo, courtesy … Continue reading

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St. Louis Publishers Association: Memoir Panel

Thanks to everyone who came out on a cold snowy night to hear Rick Skwiot, Kathleen Finneran and me talk about memoir writing. It was an honor to be on the panel with Kathleen and Rick, two fine writers and … Continue reading

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2015 Harlem Book Fair

A busy weekend and a long day at the Harlem Book Fair. Besides selling all the copies of Sugar Hill Where the Sun Rose Over Harlem, the best part of the day was meeting so many interesting people. I told … Continue reading

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It was an honor to have Afterlife in Harlem to be among ten fiction nominees for the Phillis Wheatley award at the Harlem Book Fair. Harlem Book Fair Phillis Wheatley Book Awards

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