FOUNDER OF THE NATIONAL BLACK HISTORY BEE & BESTSELLING AUTHOR VISITS CADDO PARISH SCHOOLS IN HONOR OF TEEN READ WEEK

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FOUNDER OF THE NATIONAL BLACK HISTORY BEE & BESTSELLING AUTHOR VISITS CADDO PARISH SCHOOLS IN HONOR OF TEEN READ WEEK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Shreveport, LA)

Founder of the National Black History Bee and Best-selling Author Terry a O’Neal, whose works have been published in numerous magazines, television, journals and newspapers, will be conducting a speaking and book signing tour throughout Shreveport and Bossier City. On this tour, O’Neal will visit Caddo Middle Career & Tech. School, JS Clark Micro Society Academy, Northwood High School, Booker T. Washington New Technology High, Mooretown Branch Library, Atkins Branch Library, Barnes & Noble Book Store, Books-A-Million, just to name a few. O’Neal will have an open discussion centered around her award-winning, YA novel “Sweet Lavender”. Sweet Lavender, which has been adapted to a full-length feature screenplay, is a 1960’s coming-of-age story of a young girl’s awakening to the bittersweet realities of life while growing up in a small Louisiana town.

O’Neal, who travels around the world inspiring young people to “Carry out their literary dream, no matter how unlikely it may seem,” will kick-off Teen Read Week by reaching out to Shreveport/Bossier City youth to promote literacy and the importance of reading, while sharing her passion for arts, literature, and culture.

Among her notable accomplishments, O’Neal has been named among the most popular African American female writers of our time, featured in a book entitled “Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature”—a list of women who’ve left a mark on the wider world through their writing. She is the author of several publications, including four volumes of poetry, two children’s books, and a young adult fiction novel. In addition, O’Neal is the founder and executive director of the National Black History Bee, a program designed to promote awareness of the magnificent contributions that African Americans have given to society and to the world.

O’Neal will appear:

Friday, OCTOBER 15, 2010

Louisiana State Exhibit Museum (Youth Artist Conference)@ 10:00 a.m.

Atkins Branch Library (Sidewalk Poetry Fest) @ 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, OCTOBER 16, 2010

Southern University (Sing & Slam Regional Competition) @ 4:00 p.m.

Monday, OCTOBER 18, 2010

Caddo Middle Career and Technology School @ 9:50 a.m.

Caddo Middle Career and Technology School (Library)@ 11:50 a.m.

Tuesday, OCTOBER 19, 2010

JS Clark Micro Society Academy (Library)@ 9:50 a.m.

Tuesday, OCTOBER 19, 2010

Northwood High School (Library)@ 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, OCTOBER 20, 2010

Booker T. Washington New Technology High (Library)@ 9:50 a.m.

Thursday, OCTOBER 21, 2010

Books-A-Million (Bossier City)@ 4:00 p.m.

Friday, OCTOBER 22, 2010

Mooretown Branch Library@ 9:50 a.m.

Friday, OCTOBER 22, 2010

Barnes & Noble-Youree Drive Bayou Walk @ 6:00 p.m.

For more information on O’Neal’s works, go to

www.TerryONeal.com and www.BlackHistoryBee.com

 

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