Harrisburg Speaks: A Community Blog

Rovenia Braddy writes about Harrisburg from the point of view of someone who lives, works, shops and socializes there.

Small Steps to Big Inspirations

Written by Roe Braddy, Community Blogger | Feb 8, 2014 8:30 PM

Today I attended the African American Read In.  The event was sponsored by the Alpha Kapa Alpha Sorority. The venue was Harrisburg's State Museum.  It was a well attended event.  There were many children there of all ages who came to hear the featured author, Charles R. Smith Jr.  Mr. Smith is an acclaimed writer, poet and photographer.  He is the winner of the Coretta Scott King Author Honor for his book Twelve Rounds to Glory. This author is truly making a name for himself.

As I sat and listened to Charles Smith recite one of the poems from his book I became empowered to continue my venture as a professional writer seeking my own spot in the literary world.  I have attended several events in Harrisburg where well known authors have come to share their work with those of us who are aspiring to get into the arena of professional writing. 

Harrisburg is a small town when compared to other mecca cities like Philadelphia and New York, but it has been the host to several authors who have turned out note worthy books.  Today I was inspired to push a little harder, write a little longer and to realize that good writing happens one word at a time. 











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  • Alexander1958 img 2016-02-23 03:23

    Oh yes, I've attended a few signings and just loved to interact with authors. I'm not thinking about writing my own book though :). I'll leave it to professionals :)

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