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Nathan Richardson, Black History Month Poetry Reading

Nathan Richardson, Black History Month Poetry Reading

Join us for this special event with author Nathan Richardson for the 8th Annual Get Lit Black History Month Virginia Author Celebration, hosted at Hull Street Branch Library this year! Nathan M. Richardson is a published author, performance poet and Frederick Douglass Historian.  He will close out our 2024 Black History Month Author Celebration.

Nathan Richardson's poetry collections include Likeness of Being, Twenty-one Imaginary T-shirts and The 7 Last Poems of an Unarmed Citizen. Books featuring Nathan's success story include; You Can Do That (Amazing People with Amazing Jobs) by David Messick and You Don't Want Success (Demolishing Fears & Excuses) by Miko Marsh. He is now in the 9th year of  The Frederick Douglass Speaking Tour  - a living history performance in which he captures completely the physical and spiritual essence of the former slave, writer, orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. This living history series has produced film credits with the National Park Service, Alabama Public Television. Nathan's rendition of "Frederick Douglass Honors the Unknown Loyal Dead" was nominated for "Best Short Film" at the 2022 I WILL TELL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. You can find more about Nathan Richardson and his work at www.scpublishing.com.  You'll have the chance to purchase signed copies of his books.



Thursday, February 29, 2024
4:45pm - 7:45pm
Hull Street Meeting Room
Author Visit Black History Month Performances
All Ages

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Meldon Jenkins-Jones

Meldon Jenkins-Jones is the Richmond Public Library / Community Services Manager at Hull Street Branch Library. 

Meldon also chairs the Get Lit Advisory Committee which supports the Richmond Public Library Get Lit Reading Initiatives including the Black Male Emergent Readers (BMER) program and the Lit Chicks Read book clubs.

Meldon is a graduate of the Leadership Metro Richmond Class of 2022. She was the first recipient of the Virginia Library Association (VLA) Librarians of Color Forum Award in 2021 and is an active member of VLA. She presented “Libraries Bringing Community Together” at the 2023 VLA Annual Conference.

In 2011, Meldon received her Master of Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law—Newark and practiced law in New Jersey until her retirement in 2003. Meldon received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she studied African American Studies and Russian Civilization.

A Metro Richmond resident, Meldon is the mother of two adult children and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.

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