Spoken Word Hour at the Baltimore Urban Book Festival 7/14/2013. From L to R: Monda Raquel Webb, BuddahDesmond, Anthony T. Pressley, Caroline Jhingory, and Michelle Lynn Stephens.
Hello everyone! Hope the summer is treating you well. My apologies for pulling a disappearing act these last few weeks. Between work and my personal life, I’ve been ripping and running like crazy. Moments to breathe have been fleeting as of late. But one thing’s for sure, I have no intentions of being burn out’s BFF again. So time to relax, relate, release, and regroup is a must! In the meantime, let me give a few updates.
Baltimore Urban Book Festival
I had a wonderful time at the Baltimore Urban Book Festival (BUBF) a few weeks ago. Truly was a great way to meet other authors, prospective readers, and network. I also had the pleasure of reading with some dynamic poets during the Spoken Word Hour. Some of the poets on the bill included Monda Raquel Webb (Life is like a Soul Train Line), Caroline Jhingory (Half My Size How I Ate To Lose 150lbs), Michelle Lynn Stephens (The Divorcée Chronicles: Diary of a Divorcée Diva), and the head of the Baltimore Poets Society, Anthony T. Pressley (Chronicles of a Momma’s Boy: A Collection of Poetry and Short Stories), who served as the host of the event. Hopefully we’ll be able to connect again some time in the future. I’ll be posting a video of my reading of “The Ironic State of Black Men in Society“ very soon. Major shout out to author, songwriter, and poet, Tyeisha Downer (Diamondz in a Rough: The Transition). I couldn’t have asked for a better author to be my neighbor at the BUBF!
Status of BuddahDesmond’s Website
My current website has moved to a new a domain while my new website is being developed. Please go to www.buddahdesmond.net instead of www.buddahdesmond.com. Once deployed, my new website will be accessible on the old domain (buddahdesmond.com).
Also, if you’re in the DC Metro Area the first weekend of August, please check out the OutWrite 2013 LGBT Book Festival. There will be a plethora of book readings, book vendors, book discussions, poetry readings and more (see the Event Schedule). I’ll be an exhibitor selling copies of Prevail on August 3, 2013 from 10AM-6:30PM in the Exhibitor Hall of the Reeves Center, located at 2000 14th NW, Washington, DC 20009. Hope to see you there!
Until next time… Peace, Love, and Many Blessings!