Methodist Hospitals hosts panel of distinguished Gary authors

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SOME OF GARY’S Black Authors participated in a panel discussion to encourage up and coming writers to take the next step and become published authors. Sponsored by the Gary Literacy Coalition and Methodist Hospitals the Black History event was held at St. Timothy’s Missionary Baptist Church on Feb. 28. Participants pictured, l-r,: Era Twyman, Chairperson Gary Literacy Coalition, Danita Johnson-Hughes, Imani Josey, Mogdo Walker, Tavetta Patterson, Adra Young, Krissy Mosley and Sharon Mallory.

The Gary Literacy Coalition in partnership with Methodist Hospitals hosted “Black Authors’ Voices ‘From Pen to Pages’” on Tuesday, February 28 at St. Timothy’s Missionary Baptist Church in Gary, Indiana. GLC’s Executive Director Era Twyman, selected seven phenomenal Black women authors from around the region that included: Dr. Danita Johnson-Hughes, Imani Josey, Sharon Mallory, Krissy Mosley, Tavetta Patterson, Mogda Walker and Adra Young. The authors presented in a panel discussion speaking on subjects ranging from challenges in writing; tips for potential writers and suggestions on getting published.

Each of the speakers imparted priceless tips, suggestions and motivational discourse. Following the panel, the audience posed questions. Before departing Twyman, in keeping with GLC’s mission of enhancing literacy opportunities, sent the panelists home with a publication written by Gwendolyn Brooks. Everyone in attendance received a copy of Lerone Bennett, Jr.’s (grandfather of Imani Josey) Great Moments in Black History. Natalie Ammons of WLTH AM 1370 was the evening’s emcee.

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