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Author Michelle D. Jackson hosts the Black Writers Workspace Podcast

Author Michelle D. Jackson hosts the Black Writers Workspace Podcast

By Michelle Denise Jackson
Hear from black writers, editors, publishers, and book lovers who support the creation of dynamic black literary works during our high-energy podcast hosted by Author Michelle D. Jackson. Also, watch us on YouTube at www.youtube.com/channel/UCvLTqx4GsQWed70-zOPDZTQ.
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BWW #PenPOSSE Roundtable. Topic: Developing Successful Blogs & eNewsletters
Join host Michelle D. Jackson and panelists Reginald Williams, author of A Marginalized Voice; Alvinya Key, author of Love Or The Illusions Of Love; Rowana Abbensetts-Dobson, author of Departure Story! and writer Tenicka Missouri as they discuss steps to creating effective blogs and newsletters to help promote new and independent books. To view, post questions, or listen to the event, subscribe to the platforms below: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvLTqx4GsQWed70-zOPDZTQ(view live)
01:38:56
September 19, 2021
BWW Interview w/Ethleen Sawyerr, Professional Editor, Writer & Founder of Speak Write Play, LLC
Learn the difference between developmental editing, line editing, copy editing, and proofreading from author and founder of Speak Write Play, LLC, Ethleen Sawyerr, who takes us to school on the importance of hiring a pro to polish our manuscripts. To view on Youtube go to https://youtu.be/pUPFCk5_en8
55:32
September 10, 2021
LIVE INTERVIEW: Writer Makeen Yasar, Poetry Top Winner, Chapter One Writing Competition
Hear 26-year-old poet Makeen Yasar discuss his work and read from his award-winning submission.
37:40
September 10, 2021
Interview w/Ashley M. Jones, Alabama State's First Black Poet Laureate
Hear Alabama State's Poet Laureate, Ashley Jones discuss growing up in Alabama, becoming a 'Southern Writer,' and publishing three award-winning poetry collections.  To purchase her latest book of poetry: https://www.hubcity.org/books/poetry/reparations-now To learn more about the host: www.authormichelledjackson.com
01:10:47
September 9, 2021
Young & Gifted: Hear Chapter One Writing Competition winner Jaymee Veney discuss writing, self-love and empowering young black women
Jaymee Veney, the top winner of the fiction/non-fiction category of the BWW Chapter One Writing Competition and author of 'Coming of Age, Whatever That Means,' joins host Michelle D. Jackson to discuss her winning submission, what inspires her work, health and wellness advocacy, and future writing projects. To view this or future interviews or to listen to the podcast, subscribe to the platforms below: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvLTqx4GsQWed70-zOPDZTQ (view live) Spotify (+ five other podcast platforms): https://anchor.fm/michelle-denise-jackson (listen to after the live recording) BWW's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackwritersworkspace (view live) Author Michelle D. Jackson's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMichelleDJackson (view live)
46:05
August 30, 2021
Interview with winners of the BWW's Chapter One Writing Competition
Meet the winners of the BWW 2021 Chapter One Writing Competition: Fiction/Non-Fiction Category winner Albert Mann & Poetry Category winners Shehariah Johnson and Tiffany Stewart. Learn about their writing journey, what inspires them, and their future goals and publishing aspirations. To view (and share) subscribe to one or all of the platforms below: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvLTqx4GsQWed70-zOPDZTQ Spotify (+ five other podcast platforms): https://anchor.fm/michelle-denise-jackson BWW's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackwritersworkspace Author Michelle D. Jackson's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMichelleDJackson I'm going live using StreamYard! Before leaving a comment, please grant StreamYard permission to see your name at streamyard.com/facebook
48:20
August 27, 2021
4X published author Dr. Kisha Roberts-Tabb discusses book publishing, raising healthy, happy girls & the threat of human trafficking
Human trafficking expert, professor, motivational speaker, and author Dr. Kisha Roberts-Tabb sets the record straight on sex trafficking, raising a generation of healthy, happy girls, her life living with a mother who struggled with drug addiction, and why she decided to share her story.  To learn more about her work visit www.drkisharobertstabb.com Don’t miss it! View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/i01-dbFZ5rY
01:05:28
August 9, 2021
Back2Back Author Interviews w/10X Published Novelist Sacha Moore & Children's Book Writer Jamilah Bashir
To view, subscribe to the platforms below: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvLTqx4GsQWed70-zOPDZTQ Spotify (+ five other podcast platforms): https://anchor.fm/michelle-denise-jackson BWW's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackwritersworkspace Author Michelle D. Jackson's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMichelleDJackson
01:20:33
August 2, 2021
Why Black Writers Matter: Author Interview w/Romance Writer Jazz Matthews, Sci-Fi/Fantasy Aziza Sphinx, Non-Fiction Latoya Dameron
To view, subscribe to the platforms below: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvLTqx4GsQWed70-zOPDZTQ Spotify (+ five other podcast platforms): https://anchor.fm/michelle-denise-jackson BWW's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackwritersworkspace Author Michelle D. Jackson's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMichelleDJackson
45:07
August 1, 2021
Author Interview w/ Sci-fi Author Stone Abdullah, Faith-based Writer Ebony Nicole Smith & Professional Growth Guru CaTyra Polland
To view, subscribe to the platforms below: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvLTqx4GsQWed70-zOPDZTQ Spotify (+ five other podcast platforms): https://anchor.fm/michelle-denise-jackson BWW's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackwritersworkspace Author Michelle D. Jackson's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMichelleDJackson
49:08
August 1, 2021
Why Black Writers Matter: Author interview w/Audrey Snyder, Dr. Adair White-Johnson & Sheryl Middleton
To view, subscribe to the platforms below: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvLTqx4GsQWed70-zOPDZTQ Spotify (+ five other podcast platforms): https://anchor.fm/michelle-denise-jackson BWW's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackwritersworkspace Author Michelle D. Jackson's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMichelleDJackson
33:13
August 1, 2021
Podcast: Marketing for Self-Published Books w/16X Published Author Dr. Adair White-Johnson & Author/Publisher Reggie Williams
Join host Michelle D. Jackson and BWW's Virtual Writer's Symposium Speakers Dr. Adair F. White-Johnson, #1 Amazon Bestselling Author, Speaker, Educator, Publisher | Founder, The Empowerment House | CEO, Johnson Tribe Publishing and Reginald Williams, Award-Winning Author of 'A Marginalized Voice' and Founder of Callista Casey Publishing To register for the event follow this Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../black-writers-workspace... To view, subscribe to the platforms below: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvLTqx4GsQWed70-zOPDZTQ Spotify (+ five other podcast platforms): https://anchor.fm/michelle-denise-jackson BWW's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackwritersworkspace Author Michelle D. Jackson's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMichelleDJackson
57:36
July 20, 2021
Why Black Writers Matter? Host, Michelle D. Jackson interviews Author Jaymee Veney of Finding Jaymee LLC & Andrew Snorton, Author & Media Consultant
Meet the Speakers of BWW's Virtual Writer's Symposium: Andrew Snorton will host of the "#AudioOnly: The Creative Power of the Audiobook" session. Jaymee Venee will be a panelist for the "Why Black Writers Matter" session. To register for the event follow this eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../black-writers-workspace... To view, subscribe to the platforms below: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvLTqx4GsQWed70-zOPDZTQ Spotify (+ five other podcast platforms): https://anchor.fm/michelle-denise-jackson BWW's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackwritersworkspace Author Michelle D. Jackson's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMichelleDJackson
01:10:00
July 16, 2021
Understanding Autism with Children's Fiction/Children's Disability Writer & Special Education Teacher Sheryl Middleton, Author of 'All Things the Same'
In Middleton's children's book, "All Things the Same", her main character, Peter, a little boy with autism, saves the day when he realizes that all things are not the same at his school. This book reinforces the importance of tolerance and that we all can contribute positively to the world around us. To learn more about the author visit: https://sherylmiddleton.wixsite.com/website. To view, subscribe to the platforms below: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvLTqx4GsQWed70-zOPDZTQ Spotify (+ five other podcast platforms): https://anchor.fm/michelle-denise-jackson BWW's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackwritersworkspace Author Michelle D. Jackson's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMichelleDJackson
18:35
July 15, 2021
Author Interview with Award-Winning Sci-Fi Writer Stone Abdullah
Host & Author Michelle D. Jackson interviews Sci-Fi/Fantasy Writer Stone Abdullah, author of Journey of the Shadow, to discuss his views on sci-fi vs. fantasy, diversity in writing sci-fi, nurturing the next generation of writers, and the importance of following your passion for the arts. Stone Abdullah is a two-time Mississippi Arts Commission Award-Winning Sci-Fi Author, a rock guitarist, and a video game enthusiast. He graduated from Jackson State University with a bachelor’s degree in earth system science and left his Ph.D. in large-scale data analytics to pursue his literary career. As an avid writer for more than eighteen years, Abdullah has published both poems and scientific research papers.  To connect with Stone visit www.journeyoftheshadow.com. To connect with Michelle D. Jackson visit www.authormichelledjackson.com To view, subscribe to the platforms below: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvLTqx4GsQWed70-zOPDZTQ Spotify (+ five other podcast platforms): https://anchor.fm/michelle-denise-jackson BWW's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackwritersworkspace Author Michelle D. Jackson's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMichelleDJackson
01:14:06
July 8, 2021
In Reflection of Juneteenth w/Kyerra Johnson-Massey author of 'The Journal of African American Thoughts'
Author Kyerra Johnson-Massey was born and raised in East St. Louis, IL, also known as “The City of Champions” - a small city across from its neighboring city, Saint Louis, MO separated by the Mississippi River.  In 1917, a Race Riot took place and a reported 250 or more African American lives were lost followed by a mass migration and burning of the area. The Race riots, much like the traumatic past Kyerra would suffer witnessing the homicide - suicide of her parents, a story that shook Kyerra and changed her future forever.  But much like East St. Louis, Kyerra is a phoenix reborn and an unlikely beacon of hope. Her latest book, “The Journal of African American Thoughts” (scheduled to be released on Juneteenth, June 19th) gives vivid details on the thoughts behind racial acts in the United States of America against African Americans. The history can be told by many but the emotions behind the history is what makes this book a canvas of thoughts to step into. Vagrancy, Juneteenth, Mass Incarceration are all names mentioned in this book and the past that haunts our present years as African Americans in the United States. There is an element of hope behind each story; the hope is, after reading each story, the reader learns the truth behind the words of systemic racism and how together we can change our future by understanding our past.
01:06:33
June 19, 2021
Writing Non-Fiction for Personal & Professional Growth
During this high-impact discussion, the host, Author Michelle D. Jackson and panelists Authors Reginald Williams, Michelle P. Jones, Alvinya Keys, Julia Royston, Tina Purnell, Andrew Snorton and Ellen Butterflyy cover non-fiction book writing, publishing, editing, audience engagement, and marketing.
02:02:43
May 24, 2021
How to become a Ghostwriter w/StoryTerrace: Interview w/Kevin Danielczyk, Team Lead Editor @ StoryTerrace
Learn about StoryTerrace's freelance ghostwriter opportunities. StoryTerrace is responsible for writing the life story of 94-year-old, Fort Worth activist Opal Lee, known as the mother of Juneteenth, and many other black entertainers, athletes, and social justice leaders. We, as black writers, have an opportunity to add our diverse voices to stories that will live on for years to come. Also, interested writers can earn on average $1,200 per project. To learn more about StoryTerrace, watch the interview with Editorial Team Lead Kevin Danielczyk here: https://youtu.be/CjI_aph1308. To inquire about their job opportunities email, kevin.danielczyk@storyterrace.com or go to, https://storyterrace.com/. Note: We do not endorse the company but we strongly support writing opportunities that help to advance stories for and about communities of color.
46:43
May 18, 2021