Guest summary: Quincy Lewis is a journalist, blogger, radio show host, owner of the publishing company Flipside Ink, and author of the new book, Off the Block.
Q. Lewis is a writer, also from Detroit, who began his career as a journalist for a college newspaper. He is a journalism program graduate from Wayne State University Now, though he started out majoring in computer science. Now with Black Enterprise Magazine, Metro Times and countless website articles on his resume, Lewis shares his ideas and views about society, culture, and politics from an urban American point -of- view with his new compilation of poetry and social criticism, “Off the Block.”
About the book:
Off The Block contains poetry heavily influenced by the Harlem Renaissance as well as 14th century classic literature. The combination of the two produces a concept rich in history as well as revolution. The social commentary is a scope of real world issues from the urban American view-point. Poetry plus social commentary equals the formula for self-awareness and community growth.
2. Guest: Andre Royster www.theechoversevibe.com Interview time: 5:45 p.m.
Guest summary: Andre Royster is the resident DJ for the Echoverse Poetry Series, and he’s with us to talk about the upcoming Echoverse Passion Fruit 7.0.
About Passion Fruit Festival
The seventh annual Passion Fruit Festival is The EchoVerse journey through erotic visual verse. An annual festival that showcases the creativity of notable and emerging poets, musicians, performance, visual and literary artist from Southeast Michigan and beyond. In 2011, Passion Fruit Festival 7.0 will be held in The Knight Suite of the Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center in Detroit’s Paradise Valley (Harmonie Park).
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