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15th Annual Ernest Gaines Award winner is Nathan Harris for debut novel, The Sweetness of Water

Baton Rouge, La.—Seattle writer Nathan Harris’ debut novel, The Sweetness of Water, has won the 2021 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, presented annually by...

School Counselor Raises Mental Health Awareness, Pens Candid Book

Heavy life stressors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dropped on the doorsteps of many individuals, is a prime reminder to embrace World Mental Health...

Book birthed out of conversation about the pandemic

Entrepreneur and author Natalie Franke recalled how she felt in April 2020 after COVID-19 changed the way people went about their daily lives. “When...

‘Serenity House: From Addiction to Deliverance’ Acclaimed Baltimore Playwright Releases New Book

A novel five years in the making, “Serenity House: From Addiction to Deliverance,” written by Baltimore playwright, journalist, and entrepreneur Ursula V. Battle, will...

New novel centers on colorism

In her 1983 book, In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens, celebrated author Alice Walker, defined colorism as “prejudicial or preferential treatment of same-race people...

Book called “boy.” gives voice to mothers of Black sons

Eric Garner’s mother Gwen Carr knows paralyzing grief first-hand. Other Black mothers across the nation say they share a similar mind-numbing foreboding: the possibility of...

Baton Rouge Area Foundation opens entries for 15th Annual Gaines Award

The deadline for submissions for $15,000 prize is August 15, 2021 Baton Rouge, La.— Entries for the 15th annual Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary...

African author pens children’s book about diversity in skin tones

Nonkululeko Kunene Adumentey was born in the Kingdom of Eswatini, a landlocked African nation that the world once knew as Swaziland. A wife and...

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Destinii Williams’ debut book ‘Birthing A New’

Destinii Williams is a classic Baltimore woman. A proud Baltimore City College graduate, she is birthed of her experiences at two powerful HBCUs— Bowie...

Dr. Kerri Moseley-Hobbs’ speaks at Bay to Ocean Writers Conference

Eastern Shore, Md.— On Saturday, March 20, 2021 in the Chincoteague Bay Breakout Room, author and historian, lecturer Dr. Kerri Moseley Hobbs will speak...

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