THE BLACK PEN
Rhonda Crowder, Everett Prewitt and Brendan Whitt will read at Mac's on Saturday, February 25th at 7 p.m.
Rhonda Crowder is a journalist, author and editor. She has worked at The Call and Post and with Who's Who in Black Cleveland and she owns Rhonda Crowder and Associates, a creative content and communications firm. She has just published Riddles, a murder mystery that takes place in Atlanta. When a co-worker at the Joker's Gentleman Club is found dead Chyne "Riddles" Jasper does some amateur sleuthing to protect her own life.
Everett Prewitt is the author of two novels, A Long Way Back and Snake Walkers.
A Long Way Back:
When a reporter for the Washington Post sees a group of wounded, half-starved, black troops disembark from a helicopter in Cu Chi during the height of the Vietnam War, he senses a story but receives no cooperation from the army or the soldiers.The men, mostly noncombat soldiers, are the remnant of a squad sent on an illegal mission to Cambodia as punishment for their participation in a race riot at Cu Chi base camp. A Long Way Back is a tense journey merging the lives of the soldiers and the reporter as they struggle to overcome their fear and face the battles they must fight to survive.
Besides writing, Everett Prewitt has served as president of both the Cleveland Realtist Association and the Cleveland Area Board of Realtors. He has chaired or been a board member of over twenty different organizations including The City Club, the Greater Cleveland YMCA, Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center, and East End Neighborhood House.
Brendan Whitt is the author of two novels, A Summer in Harlem and Camp 67.
Summer in Harlem:
Thad is your run of the mill fourteen year old from Beloit, Alabama in 1948. When his grandmother offers to send him to Harlem for the first three weeks of his summer break Thad is ecstatic. After all it is the birthplace of the Harlem Renaissance. All Thad knows about Harlem is Jazz music and Langston Hughes. When Thad finally gets there it is hardly the Harlem he's heard and read about. Harlem has now become a crime and poverty stricken area where shootings and drug addiction have begun to run rampant in the former Black Arts mecca. The old Jazz clubs are all shut down and the corners are filled with hustlers and former musicians turned junkies looking for a fix. With the help of his cousin Willie, Thad will get a crash course in life outside of his rural Alabama town.
Brendan Whitt is a freelance journalist, author, and aspiring screenwriter based in ClevelandHis writing has been published in The Call & Post and Volume Magazine.