The Annual African American Literacy Movement

Title: The Annual African American Literacy Movement
Location: Forest Park Community College
Description: First Annual African American Literacy Movement Brings Together Talented Writers and Authors to Promote Literacy

To Promote Literacy in the African American Community and School Districts: From 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., a seminar/conference includes an accomplished group of talented writers and authors.

Teaming up with Smit-T is a group of very talented writers and authors:

J. M. Benjamin: Essence best-selling author of “Ride or Die Chick,” and owner of A Quality Publishing. Benjamin is a successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker from Plainsfield, N.J. He is also the author of the Award Winning novel, “Down In the Dirty,” “My Manz and Em,” “The Run With Love,” “Ride or Die Chick 2,” and a non-fiction book, “From Incarceration 2 Incorporation.”

Ni\’Cola Mitchell: Author of award-winning novel, “Over and Over Again,\” as well as “Mama Don’t Like Ugly, “The Appetizer,” “Strawberries and Stilettos, and \”Steam.” Ni\’Cola is from Kingston, Jamaica, but currently resides in Las Vegas. Ni’Cola is currently pursuing her masters of business in health care and management.

Rennell Parker: Entrepreneur, educator, mentor, and public speaker, Rennell Parker has been writing poetry and short stories for over 15 years. Parker runs nonprofit organization Acts of Random Thought.

Steven Morgan: A full-time writer/author, Morgan has self-published two books that are in circulation currently. He recently signed with publishing power house City Stone Publishing out of

Detroit and will soon release his highly anticipated debut novel, “DISCOMBOBULATED\”

Terra Little: Author of “Where There’s Smoke,” Little worked as a probation and parole officer for nearly a decade before transitioning to the field of education. Terra has a B.A. in Criminology and Sociology as well as an M.A. in Professional Counseling and Secondary Education. Little strives to increase literary awareness and appreciation in youth.

Keisha Ervin: Author of national best-sellers, “Chyna Black,” “Me & My Boyfriend,” “Mina’s Joint,” and, “Hold U Down,” as well as the novel, “Torn,” and the short story, “After the Storm,” featured in the Street Love anthology.

Dana \”Kels\” Kelly: Voted Best Female Poet at the First Annual STL Poetry Awards. Kels has been performing all over the Midwest and abroad spreading her unique blend of life wrapped in poetry. Kels released the first of four books from her Writing Lab Series titled, \”Tatted Up,\” – emotional tattoos of the heart, in October 2010.

Join presenters at this event on Friday, Nov. 5, at Forest Park Community College from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Jackie “JP” Phillips at 314.477.7926 or e-mail, or call Barron “Smit-T” Smith at 314.517.5739.

The Annual African American Literacy Movement
10346 Ittner Dr.
St. Louis, Mo. 63136
PHONE. 314-517-5739

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