Sistahs on Lit Chats with Author Divine Ortiz

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Divine Ortiz a Puerto Rican man born in The Bronx, NY. Bronx River Projects to be exact. Even though he didn't come from a "bad home", He still took to the streets like a fish to water. We left NY in his early teens (Father was in the military) and he ended up in FT Bragg/Fayetteville, NC. By the time he was 19, he was back in NY and locked up on New York's notorious Riker's Island. Soon 3 days after his release from Riker's, he ended up in the NC DOC with a 13 year sentence. Once released from the NC prison system, the streets called him again, but hustling and drug dealing just weren't enough, and he ended up in the Federal Bureau of Prisons for Armed Bank Robbery. It was during his third time in the Federal system that he decided that he had had enough. Five prison sentences was all the time that he had in him to give. Come chat with us and see how he changed his life around to being a writer.

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