Behind-The-Scenes At The PEN Hemmingway Awards

earthas world1NYCHA/NAACP literacy ambassador, Eartha Watts Hicks, with PEN Hemmingway Award winner Noviolet Bulawayo, Harlem Writers Guild member Miriam Kelly Ferguson, and PEN Hemmingway Award finalist Mitchell S. Jackson. Continue Reading →

Supporting Organizations That Support Black Writers

medger evers photoI am a black writer, who is now, hoping/working for a career as an author. Though my drive was fueled by passion and not money, now I am hoping for this to become a lucrative career. Book Publishing is a business, and I hope to earn money, lots of it. Continue Reading →

Womanly Advice

audinceBy Eartha Watts Hicks

Throughout the decades the “social roles” of women have flip flopped. And for black women, well, they have always been distorted. Continue Reading →

Today’s Black Literary World With Omar Tyree (Part 2)

Omar Tyree 2By Eartha Watts Hicks

We continue with the three part interview with Omar Tyree that started in February during Black History month and now continues in March 2014. Continue Reading →

Today’s Black Literary World With Omar Tyree (Part 1)

Omar Tyree

By Eartha Watts-Hicks

In the 1990s, thanks to the cross-cultural success of Terry McMillan’s legendary and timeless novel—Waiting to Exhale—the publishing industry finally woke up and welcomed contemporary African-American writers into their doors. Continue Reading →

HWG: A Paige of Advice on Single LIfe

CapOnShipCordenia Paige is a native of Washington, DC. Hoping to follow the artistic paths of those of the Harlem Renaissance and Black Art Movement, she moved to NYC in 2001, settling just north of Harlem in the Bronx. Continue Reading →

Exclusive: Something Strange Happening Downtown … (update)

eartha;s hood on 23rd streetHarlem Writers Guild member Eartha Watts-Hicks writes that something strange occurring in my neighborhood. Continue Reading →