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Patrick M. Oliver, founder and program manager, Say It Loud! Readers and Writers has been invited to the 5th Annual Anguilla Literary Festival as special writer and presenter.

The Anguilla Litfest will be held on Thursday, May 19th through Saturday, May 22, 2016 at Paradise Cove Resorts, Anguilla.

Oliver will participate on a panel discussion titled Inspiring Young Readers and Writers on Saturday, May 22nd.

Patrick will also sign copies of his latest book, "On My Own: Vision Board Guidebook for Young People" and the 10th anniversary issue of "Turn the Page and You Don't Stop: Sharing Successful Chapters in Our Lives with Youth. "


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Black Pack Party, Chicago,
Norman's Bistro
Patrick Oliver hosting,
BookExpo America
10th Anniversary
Cash bar, casual dress, no cover

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South Carolina Senator Gerald Malloy announced on Thursday, April 28 that the Senate will formally unveil a portrait of Senate Clementa C. Pinckney.
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"It's not that we need to convince these young people, one at a time, that school is important and they need to work hard and have high aspirations. It's more that we need to give them opportunities to be who they really want to be, not who they feel constrained to be because of their position in the social structure."
"They're stuck in a predicament that teaches them that that's who they are. And that that's how they fit into the world," says Harvard economist Ron Ferguson.
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Black Pack Party, Chicago,
Norman's Bistro
Patrick Oliver hosting,
BookExpo America
10th Anniversary
Cash bar, casual dress, no cover

#book party at a bar
#blackpackparty 
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Black Pack Party, Chicago,
Norman's Bistro
Patrick Oliver hosting,
BookExpo America
10th Anniversary
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#book party at a bar
#blackpackparty 

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Saturday May 7, 2016

CSPAN2/BookTV

1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (EDT)...
12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

13th National Black Writers' Conference
@ Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, NYC


Panel Discussion Rebroadcast
March 31st - April 3rd the nation's leading thinkers, awarded writers and poets convened in Brooklyn for NBWC's literary showdown.

Patrick Oliver, Essence Magazine bestselling author, invited to moderate NBWC Sunday's discussion panel, continues to celebrate Say It Loud! Readers and Writers' 19th anniversary with "On My Own: Vision Board Guidebooks for Young People", and the 10th anniversary of "Turn the Page and You Don't Stop", an ideal companion text that encourages students and grown-ups with stories of how a number of the nation's top scholars made their own way.  http://www.speakloudly.com/shop


 CSPAN2 Saturday afternoon Panel Discussions on Literature, Hip Hop, Politics, Gender and Race.
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Panel Discussion: Hip Hop and Literature
3:07 PM
Panel Discussion: Politics and Literature
4:26 PM
Panel Discussion:
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    English, BA
  • Henderson State University
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    Civil Rights Educator Institute (CREI), 2015 - 2015
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I ponder events and circumstances through a pop culture, Afro-bohemian lens; create and produce higher education, culture, society, race, arts and entertainment content for social media.

Began writing at the University of Maryland using a video display terminal; interviewed people and praised them highly. Did the same as a freelance writer in Arkansas for an advertising section of the state paper (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette).

Today, I call it like I see it.

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Hot Springs Middle School has light years to go before its administrators are prepared to protect bullied students from bullies. The school's tolerance for bullies who verbally harass and physically assault is astonishing. I heard the Hot Springs School District has a zero tolerance for student fighting.But I am literally watching a violent student whose assault is on camera, be escorted back and forth to the campus on the school bus after a violent incident. That student caught the bus home the day of the fight and caught the bus to school again in the morning, despite the fact that faculty and administrators were aware of her violengt assaiult and horrified, so they said, about the violence. Light years to go before there is an administraation in place at this school that protects its gifted academic achievers instead of reforming criminal elements that naturally or randomly occur in American societies.
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