Hue-Man Books Closes: Harlem Responds

Ten-year-old Hue-Man Bookstore and Café in Harlem on St. Nicholas Avenue (between 125th and 124th Streets) is the latest bookstore to close its physical space in order to reinvent itself.

Workshop Wisdom By Miriam Kelly-Ferguson

When I first conceived of a life as a fiction writer I began, naturally, to read fiction with an eye toward learning the craft. I have always had an earth tongue. My imagination comes from a down home feeling that my grandmother and great-aunt kept alive in the family. Continue Reading →

Writer Woman: Why I Write

I don’t know how many times I heard my aunt, Eartha, after whom I am named, tell this one particular story. According to her, I was three years old—telling everybody’s business—outside in front of her building with pen and paper, writing “a book.” I don’t remember that. Or even if I was able to write my own name at the age of three. Continue Reading →

Writer Woman: Why I Write

I don’t know how many times I heard my aunt, Eartha, after whom I am named, tell this one particular story. According to her, I was three years old—telling everybody’s business—outside in front of her building with pen and paper, writing “a book.” I don’t remember that. Or even if I was able to write my own name at the age of three. Continue Reading →