My Joy and I went out to be #SaturdayScholars to learn from the experiences of a few successful writers. Lucky for us, these phenomenal Black women stopped by our church, Quinn Chapel AME, this morning to share their stories and their journeys to becoming published!
Our discussion featured (pictured from left to right) the author of The Joy of Being A Little Black Boy, Valerie Reynolds; Michelle Duster, the great granddaughter of legendary journalist, publisher and human rights activist Ms. Ida B. Wells, who herself is an author of a shelf full of books and essays about Black history and women’s empowerment; and Quinn’s own, Dr. Geraldine Johnson, a seasoned educator and writer of The “I” Illegal.
I am so appreciative for the panelists dropping knowledge and the Women of Quinn members who helped coordinate this event. For more information about the upcoming events at and the history of Quinn Chapel AME Church, see http://quinnchicago.org.
For more informationon the authors and their books:
Michelle Duster: http://www.mldwrites.com
Dr. Geraldine Johnson: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1456846841/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_SHVpAbH4PDS17
Valerie Reynolds: https://www.joyofbeingablackboy.com and @blackboyjoyroy on Instagram
#SincerelyTyra #SlayTheDream #lifelonglearner
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