The College’s Literary Club invites Nathan Richardson in recognition of Black History Month
In recognition of Black History Month, the Paul D. Camp Community College Literary Club is hosting events featuring accomplished performance poet and published author Nathan Richardson. Two sessions have been scheduled as follows:
|11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Hobbs Suffolk Campus,
Rm. 104, 271 Kenyon Road, Suffolk
|5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.||Regional Workforce Development Center
Technology Theater, 100 North College Drive, Franklin
“We are honored to have such an accomplished writer and speaker such as Nathan Richardson agree to speak at these events,” said PDCCC Literary Club Advisor Ronette Jacobs. “He has been actively involved in our club’s annual Literary Festivals and is very supportive of the youth and aspiring writers in the surrounding area.”
Richardson’s presentation will include readings and discussions about the relationship between poetry and great speeches throughout African American history, such as Frederick Douglas’ “Fourth of July Speech,” Lincoln’s “Emancipation Proclamation,” and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream.”
A native of Suffolk, Richardson founded Spiritual Concepts Publishing in 1998, a company that offers literary consultation and workshops for emerging writers. He is the organizer of Poetry, Prose & Pizza Open Mic Series, which is now syndicated in Chesapeake, Suffolk and Prince George.
Nationally, his poetry has been commissioned to accent art exhibits at the Delaware Museum of Art, the New Mexico Holocaust Museum, the Chrysler Museum and the Peninsula Fine Arts Center (PFAC). Since 2010, Mr. Richardson has served as the head coach for the Hampton Roads Youth Poets (HRYP). This team of talented young poets, ages 13-19 years old, represents Virginia each year at the Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam. Richardson is a recipient of the 2012 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award and the 2012 Move Maker Award. A short list of his literary affiliations includes the Poetry Society of Virginia, Young Audiences of Virginia and the Advisory Council for the Christopher Newport University Writer’s Conference.
For more information, call Jacobs at 757.925.6331.