Thursday, September 8, 2011

Odie Checks In!

April is National Poetry and Jazz celebration month. When I think of the local libraries alot of things come to mind. Overdue library books, the Dewey Decimal system, free Internet but not Afro Cuban Rhythms, Poetry readings and Hot Women!

 Hot Women??? Yeah, but back to the Odie and the poetry.  Novelist Odie Hawkins stopped by the Long Beach Main Library this month as it honored Afrikan American Novelists.  Mayor Bob Foster stopped by, 100 Black Men Long Beach Branch President Ahmed Saafir was there and a host of other Authors.   It was very enjoyable.
 A Photo in True Revolution Watts Writers Workshop Vets Frank Williams and Odie Hawkins

The Long Beach Main Library does a nice job of keeping a well stocked section of Afrikan American fiction that goes beyond Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou and Richard Wright.  The Library stocks Romance from Estelle Banks, Robyn Morrison, Horror from LA Banks, Shelia Jackson, Street Fiction from Omar Tyree, Donald Goines and Iceberg Slim and alll manner of titles but most of all they have an extensive collection of the over twenty Odie Hawkins novels from ranging from the Classic Holloway House catalog to the most current titles such as "The Curse, Lady Bliss and Bonobo Bliss. 

BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!