4th Annual Black History Month Literary Weekend Returns to New Orleans – MTW Image Solutions
The Ivory and Cream Experience is back!
The Literary Jazz Brunch: An Ivory and Cream Experience is the signature event of the Black History Month New Orleans Literary Weekend, where we showcase published, self-published, local and independent authors, as well as introduce young adults to a whole new literary world while exposing them to a part of Black History beyond what they learn in school. Check out just some of what we have in store for you!
o Hosted by WBOK’s Oliver “OT” Thomas
o Guest speaker: Minister Bobbye Mathews, Franklin Avenue Baptist Church
o Live music by Strate Notes Jazz Band.
o 8th and 9th Grade Essay Contest Winners!
o Special appearance by national bestselling author Brian W. Smith
o 11 featured local and national authors:
Aston R. Williams — The Righteous Seeds: 7 Principles Towards Success
Kesh Nicole — Every Goodbye Ain’t Always Forever (1-2), A Family Affair, A Beautiful Symphonie, Broken Empire (1-3)
LaTracey Drux — 10k in 10 days for Black Authors, 100 things every black author needs to do NOW
Diana Riley — Cooking on Purpose, Grace at the Kitchen Table
Rosalind Armstrong-Woodfox — My Story, My Testimony, My Deliverance
Teriece Reynolds — Live, Learn, Love: With an Open Heart Life, Lessons on Cultivating Healthy and Meaningful Relationships
Raymond Manson — Bamzybaby’s First day of school
Vanessa J Ross — A Mother’s Journey Through Her Daughter’s Eyez
Shelia Goss — The Joneses, The Aftermath
So put on your best ivory or cream outfit and join us for an upscale literary experience! VIP options available!
“This event just keeps getting bigger, and I am so honored that so many people have seen and supported our vision of promoting literacy in our city,” said Rhonda M. Lawson, founder and president of Meet the World Image Solutions, LLC.
— Read on mtwimagesolutions.com/
Date And Time
Sat, February 29, 2020
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM CST
Dooky Chase Restaurant
2301 Orleans Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
A book review from Twylite
Twylite is a beautiful, and smart, eleventh grade teenager. In addition, has a soulful singing voice, her gift from God. She is the type of girl you may have come across in school, and judged her before you got a chance to know her. ‘She think she’s all of that’. ‘I can’t stand her.’ If you only knew the girl behind the pretty girl tough armor, she is truly a sweetheart. On the other hand, Twylite does have something else that some of the girls at her school envy. What is that you may think?
A fine-looking, older boyfriend who spoils her with gifts and picks her up in his fancy ride. Wait, let me say it differently (Excuse my language), she has a grown ass man, whom she thinks treats her with respect. In realism, he sees her as another young naive chick that he has wrapped around his finger. He think he’s going be her pimp and she’s going be his bitch. If these girls at her school only knew, the internal misery she has because of this man. Her faith, mind, and her body, this man in some ways controlled in my opinion.
Her parents have continuously stress their disapproval of her dating this man. Lastly, seeing what her parents see, even though she loves this man, she breaks up with him.
You know that gut instinct you have when something just isn’t right. Sometimes we ignore it thinking it’s nothing, but sometimes I truly think that’s God way of communicating with us. Twylite, had a gut instinct, and instead of listening, she ignored it, as I’m sure many of us have done at a point of time.
This author has taken a very serious matter of sexual assault (Rape), and brought it down to an easy level of understanding. Even though this book is about the journey of a developing young woman finding herself again after having the worst unimaginable thing happening to her. As an older woman, I felt for her, in those moments of her rollercoaster frame of mind… Experience this story live Feb. 29!