Anne Rice is an American author of gothic fiction, Christian literature, and erotica. She is perhaps best known for her popular and influential series of novels, The Vampire Chronicles, revolving around the central character of Lestat.
Rice’s books have sold nearly 100 million copies, placing her among the most popular authors in recent American history. She has is truly a name to remember in the literary world.
Ahmir Khalib Thompson (born January 20, 1971), known professionally as Questlove (stylized as ?uestlove), is an American percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, DJ, music journalist, record producer, and occasional actor. He is best known as the drummer and joint frontman (with Black Thought) for the Grammy-Award winning band The Roots.
The Roots have been serving as the in-house band for The Late Night Show Starring Jimmy Fallon since February 17, 2014. He is also one of the producers of the Broadway musical Hamilton.
On June 18, 2013 Questlove released a memoir, Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove.
On October 22, 2013, Harper Design published the Questlove authored book, Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation.
Questlove released his third book, Something To Food About: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs, along with co-author Ben Greenman and photographer Kyoko Hamada, which was published by Clarkson Potter Books on April 12, 2016.
born April 13, 1932 in Baltimore, Maryland is an African-American writer and historian specializing in the African-American history of Baltimore County, Maryland.
As a chronicler of the county’s African-American legacy, his work illuminates the historic past of its Black communities. In addition to social history, Diggs has published on Baltimore African-American military records from the American Civil War and the Maryland Army National Guard. In 1994 he saw the need to fill a niche to help other authors who were struggling to make it in the industry. It took several years but Diggs was determined to help others. The Black Writer’s Guild of Maryland was incorporated in 1997 and it became official as a 501(c)3 December 4, 2000.
Diggs has won various awards and has been recognized for his contributions about the African-American history of Baltimore County, Maryland. You can check out his work at the Mini-Museum on African American History (formerly Cherry Hill African Union Methodist Protestant Church) in Granite, Maryland.
I had the honor of attending the Black Writer’s Guild of Maryland 20th Anniversary Gala event to honor and celebrate Mr. Diggs. I can’t put in words the pleasure I felt being able to attend the gala. Mr. Diggs is the model that we all should aspire to be. He pays it forward to other authors and doesn’t mind putting others before himself.
(born November 8, 1970) is an American poet and teacher of poetry. Young graduated from Harvard College in 1992. His work is strongly influenced by Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, John Berryman and artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Young is currently the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. He has written eleven books on poetry and has won various awards. Young’s latest nonfiction novel, Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News will be released November 2017. The Washington Post deemed Young- “One of the most important poets of his generation.”
Young will also take on the role of Poetry Editor of The New Yorker in November 2017.
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(born 13 October 1963) is a Jamaican writer, often referred to as “Bob Marley with a pen,” due to the spiritual, sensual, social themes presented from a literary Jamaican perspective. Indeed, his first two full-length novels, Waiting in Vain and Satisfy My Soul, bear the titles of well known Marley songs. He has also written the short story collection Passing Through, and the novellas I’m Still Waiting and The Girl with the Golden Shoes. Some of his short stories have been anthologized.
Channer currently resides in Brooklyn, NY with his family.