· 5 AUTHORS!
· 5 MALLS!
· 5 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS!
NEW YORK! ATLANTA! MARLYAND! HOUSTON! CALUMET!
Esther Armah joins the groundbreaking 'Divas of Literature' tour launching next month August 07. Armah joins tour visionary Renee Flagler, Mahogany Star and two others creating literary magic in malls across America.
Armah's debut work is Can I Be Me? It's a powerful, provocative piece of non-fiction looking at making it in mainstream media, paying the price for trying to maintain your authenticity and trying to decide how far will you go as a journalist to make it in the lily white world of mainstream media?. Armah's book uses her assignments in London, South Africa, Washington DC, Ghana to reveal her story about identity, belonging and finding your way in the world of media, where compromise and the corporate shuffle is the name of the game. Armah is a journalist and junkie - her fix is applause and approval. But it's getting her into trouble and through her assignments, she reveals how deep the trouble gets and how far she has to go to find herself. She has to decide; call it quits or call the shots. Armah's book has now been adapted into a two hour one woman show. Armah is a Black British author who has moved and now lives in New York.
About The Author:
Esther Armah is an international award nominated journalist who has worked in the UK, US and Africa. Her work spans print, radio and television. She is a published author, a public speaker, a playwright and director of a creative media company; Centric Productions. In print journalism, she has written for 'The Guardian' newspaper in London; 'Pride' a UK magazine for women of colour; 'Essence' magazine in New York; 'The Africa Journal' in Washington DC and 'West Africa' magazine in Africa and Europe on issues including race and media; creative leadership, Black British culture, literature and Africa. She has a monthly column on creative leadership and rebranding Africa in the US newspaper 'The New Ghanaian'. In radio in the UK, she has made award winning documentaries for BBC Radio; and hosted 'Up All Night', a BBC Radio live talk show on international current affairs. In US radio, she co-hosts 'Wake Up Call' every Thursday on WBAI in New York; has co-hosted 'What's At Stake' on WPFW in Washington DC. She hosts the brand new radio show about the world of books called 'Off The Page' also on WBAI every Thursday from 12 noon until 1pm. In television in London, she has worked in front of and behind the camera for BBC and commercial television. As a reporter, her work has taken her from Peckham in South London to Pretoria in South Africa including Washington DC, Philadelphia, Ghana, Nigeria, Lesotho and Kenya. Her first book Can I Be Me? has been adapted into a one woman show. She's currently writing her second book.
About Centric Productions:
She’s founding director of the London and New York based creative media company ‘Centric Productions’ which does creative marketing around literature, incorporating the dynamic literary media kit featuring visual trailers for books and dramatized readings as part of its creative tools. Armah is a dynamic public speaker addressing personal, emotional and creative leadership, defining success in mainstream media and rebranding Africa to a mass audience. She now lives in New York. Centric Productions website is www.centricproductions.co.uk
DIVAS OF LITERATURE 07!
Five authors spanning a broad range of literature hit malls all across America, meeting readers, selling books, talking about the themes of their work and creating mall magic This very first ‘Divas of Literature’ 2007 tour is the vision of Renee Flagler, author and director of Aspicomm Media Inc. Writing across urban fiction, non-fiction, romance, erotica, self-help, the five divas offer a genre for every kind of reader as Divas of Literature laces up its boots and hits malls across America.
It all begins August 4th at Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Brooklyn. The timetable:-
AUGUST 4TH - BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
King’s Plaza Shopping Center & Marina Inc, Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
AUGUST 11TH - MARYLAND, WASHINGTON
Bowie Town Center, Emerald Way, Bowie, Maryland
AUGUST 18TH - HOUSTON, TEXAS
Galleria Mall, 5135 West Alabama Street, Houston, Texas
SEPTEMBER 8TH - CALUMET CITY
River Oaks Center, 96 River Oaks Center, Calumet City
SEPTEMBER 15TH - ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road Suite 1360, Atlanta, Georgia
MEET ESTHER ARMAH - A DIVA OF LITERATURE AS SHE CREATES MAGIC IN THE MALLS OF AMERICA!
For more information about Divas of Literature, go to www.divasofliterature.com
For interviews re the Divas of Literature Tour 2007, contact RENEE FLAGLER at email@example.com or call her on 1 516 642 5976.