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  • 01:49

    SWAG Radio Presents: The Giovannis and Sherene Holly

    in Books

    Kenni York is the author of over 11 titles to date. Kenni's love for the literary arts drives her every move. She has ghost written several novels, teaches creative writing classes for youth and adults in Atlanta, serves as the creative and executive producer for the online series Literary Ladies of the ATL, while still finding the time to pen her own titles. Kenni's works have a creative flare that is a combination of mind blowing dialogue, vivid details, and compelling story lines. Her goal is to make a difference with  all of her projects and not just a dollar.


    In southern Dallas, Texas, Sunny Giovanni, or "Gio" as she likes to be called, was born on the fifth day of June in 1989. Born to a mother who was a teacher and a graduate from Texas A&M University, you couldn't so much as watch a Disney movie if you hadn't read the book before hand. Gio has had a very strong history with literature, diversifying from poetry (winning placements in oratorical contests), to thriller short stories as a way to vent her frustrations.


    My name is Sherene Holly Cain. I was born prematurely 3 months early in a car to Gwendolyn Baker and Sammie Holly. I was raised in Compton, CA. I'm 40+ and married to a wonderful man by the name of Darrell Cain. I have 3 beautiful children. My oldest son Demetri is 23 and I have a set of twins, I'munique and Shameek, age 15.


    I love reading, singing, cooking, and of course writing. I have a full time government job but hope to one day pursue my writing on a full time basis. Writing has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I wrote a stage play at age 9 and several poems, songs and short stories thereafter. 

  • 00:06

    Creative Writing 2015

    in Education

    Here is a sample podcast for my Creative Writing class

  • 00:34

    Grant Writing Seminar

    in Radio

    Join Chaplain E. Jean Jones, Minister Crystal Bates, Minister Patrina Smalls, Nancy Smith and Minister LaShanda Lewis as they speak to members of God Answers All Prayers (GAAP) organization who will host of a Grant Writing Seminar Saturday, May 30th. 


    God Answers All Prayers (GAAP) is a professional training program for individuals, churches and/or non-profit organizations seeking assistance in establishing a non-profit organization  and the grant seeking and the grant writing process.  We offer  group training seminars/sessions in a Christian Environment. 


    For more information about GAAP and the grant writing seminar visit http://www.godanswersallprayers.org

  • 02:01
  • 00:13

    Love Human with Betsy Thompson

    in Self Help

    LoveHuman offers guidance regarding how to find comfort in a world where uncomfortable things happen. It answers questions regarding where you come from, where you are going, and why you are here.  The message helps us embrace this world as it is and the people around us as they are—and love whatever that is. Not because it’s a perfect world, but because as we love and accept life as it is, love and acceptance grow.


    A Philadelphia native with a B.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, Betsy worked as an account executive for several Philadelphia radio stations and as a commercial print model, appearing in television commercials in Philadelphia and New York. After moving to California, Betsy struggled and nearly became homeless. After she recognized her tendency to blame everyone else for her problems and decided to become accountable, she began to recover. For the next eighteen years, Betsy worked as an Executive Assistant to an entertainment executive in the film industry. She retired in 2005 and is now writing full time. 


    Betsy has a passion for communicating spiritual concepts. Her lessons have been about understanding how she faces herself wherever she goes. Betsy finally realized that each job and each person was an opportunity to know herself better, not an opportunity to blame others for her problems.  In addition to LOVEHUMAN, Betsy is the author of The WHAT HAPPENS IF I…Book –WALKING THROUGH ILLUSION, THE MIRROR THEORY, LOVEPARENT, LOVEHUMAN and, YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK,


     

  • 02:01

    Wanda's Picks Radio Show

    in Art

    This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!

    Guests:
    1. Joe Driscoll, musician, composer, is making his San Francisco Bay Area debut with Sekou Koyate Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the Freight and Savage in Berkeley. http://www.thefreight.org/joe-driscoll-sekou-kouyate

    2. Cheryl Lyn Bruce, portrays, "Shelah" in Tarell Alvin McCraney's "Head of Passes" at Berkeley Rep through May 24.
     

  • 00:43

    Bossman Show (Freestyle Friday)

    in Sports

    JR The Bossman (@JRTheBossman) was joined by writer and model Jae Monique (@thejaemonique).


    Stay connected with The Bossman Show ~ http://BossmanShow.com/connect

  • 00:36

    The Voice of Hope: Children's Series - The Letter "X"

    in Culture

    The Voice of Hope is here to help Mandarin speakers improve their spoken English. Written, produced, and translated by certified American teachers, this show will appeal to children and help them to succeed in their English classes. Bible stories, based on the letter of the day, are also a part of the show. Please join us today for the letter "X."

  • 02:18

    bhindthescen is interviewing "Stephanie "Doll" Saffold

    in Writing

    Her name is Stephanie "Doll" Saffold. I'm from and currently reside in Ashford,Alabama.  She is new to the writing game with part one of her debut novel Sky's Truth currently available on Amazon.com. I always love writing since I've been a child. It was my way of escaping what was going on around me. I started out with poems then decided to move my focus to  books especially after I read my first Urban Fiction Novel. I have so many different stories inside of me begging to come out to the world. I only hope the world will give me a chance to tell my stories the way others before me have told theirs.

  • 01:00

    Shriekfest Radio! Denise Gossett interviews filmmaker Brian Belefant!

    in Paranormal

    A long time ago, I was a copywriter.  I was at Scali McCabe Sloves, Chiat/Day, Stein Robaire Helm, Borders Perrin & Norrander, and BBDO, along with a couple of other companies that I thought were ad agencies because of the creative way they were named after people, but that turned out to be accounting firms or something. Somebody told me that you couldn't be a director unless you went to school for it, so I took a bunch of film classes at UCLA, NYU, and SVA, and even though some people might tell you otherwise, I managed to learn stuff. Then I started asking people to hire me to direct their commercials and some of them did.It's been about twenty years now, of me wearing a hat, wandering around on the set, and saying "cut" without getting into any trouble. I must be really good at it, too, because sometimes people ask me to do it over and over and not because I got it wrong and they want me to try again until I get it right. I even got a bunch of certificates and trophies and stuff -- including a really ugly hood ornament from the London International Advertising Awards.  And not just for commercials. I sometimes get to direct films -- which are just like commercials only they're longer and there's more talking and sometimes naked people in them -- and documentaries, which are just like commercials only the people you point the camera at usually know even less about how to make the film go than I do. 


    Brian won Best Horror Comedy short film in Shriekfest 2002 and had a screenplay finalist in 2002 as well with his script "The Lakeside Slasher". 

  • 01:11

    Jon Tribble & Allison Joseph | Tiferet Talk with Melissa Studdard

    in Writing

    Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal on 5/21/15 at 7PM EST for a conversation with writers and editors, Jon Tribble and Allison Joseph.


    Jon Tribble is the managing editor of Crab Orchard Review and the series editor of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry published by Southern Illinois University Press. He is the recipient of a 2003 Artist Fellowship Award in Poetry from the Illinois Arts Council, and his poems have appeared in journals and anthologies, including Ploughshares, Poetry, Crazyhorse, Quarterly West, and The Jazz Poetry Anthology. His work was selected as a winner of the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize from Sarah Lawrence College.  He teaches creative writing and literature, and directs undergraduate and graduate students in internships and independent study in editing and literary publishing for the Department of English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  His first collection of poems, Natural State, will be published by Glass Lyre Press in 2016.


    Allison Joseph is the author of the books What Keeps Us Here, Soul Train, In Every Seam Imitation of Life, and Worldly Pleasures. Her honors include the John C. Zacharis First Book Prize, fellowships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers Conferences, and an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry. She is editor and poetry editor of Crab Orchard Review and director of the Young Writers Workshop; an annual summer residential creative writing workshop for high school writers. She holds the Judge Williams Holmes Cook Endowed Professorship. As Director of the SIUC MFA Program in Creative Writing, Professor Joseph maintains a blog about the graduate creative writing program at: http://mfacarbondale.blogspot.com.

    Tiferet Journal is pleased to offer our multiple award winning “Tiferet Talk Interviews” book. Print and Kindle formats on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/bu8m2zs