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SLBAM Needs West Coast Members!

The Street Literature Book Award Medal Committee (SLBAM), a regionally-balanced committee, is looking to add two (2) West Coast librarians to the committee for selection of the best of urban literature for libraries in 2015. The committee seat is an...
by Street Literature on Sep 30, 2015

Must Read: Article about Street Lit in NY Times (03 May 2015)

Greetings!I am happy to share a very good article with you about Ashley and JaQuavis Coleman, and their careers as authors within the street lit / urban fiction genre.Hot off the Press, via The New York Times, you can read the article at: http://tmag...
by Street Literature on May 4, 2015

Must Read: Article about Street Lit in NY Times (03 May 2015)

Greetings!I am happy to share a very good article with you about Ashley and JaQuavis Coleman, and their careers as authors within the street lit / urban fiction genre.Hot off the Press, via The New York Times, you can read the article at: http://tmag...
by Street Literature on May 4, 2015

NEW READ: Animal III: Revelations by K'wan Foye

Amazon.com #1 “Top Rated Fiction” Bestselling Crime Novelist K’WAN FOYESet to release“ANIMAL III: REVELATIONS”from CASH MONEY CONTENT/ATRIA BOOKSOn November 4, 2014October 27, 2014 –    K’wan Foye, one of this generations...
by Street Literature on Nov 4, 2014

NEW READ: Animal III: Revelations by K'wan Foye

Amazon.com #1 “Top Rated Fiction” Bestselling Crime Novelist K’WAN FOYESet to release“ANIMAL III: REVELATIONS”from CASH MONEY CONTENT/ATRIA BOOKSOn November 4, 2014October 27, 2014 –    K’wan Foye, one of this generations...
by Street Literature on Nov 4, 2014

For RELEASE: 2014 Street Literature Book Award Medal (SLBAM) Winners and Honorees

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**Philadelphia, PA. -- The 2014 Street Lit Book Award Medal (SLBAM) Committee is proud to announce the award winners for 2013 publications. The following winners and honorees were nominated based on popularity of books as read...
by Street Literature on Mar 31, 2014

For RELEASE: 2014 Street Literature Book Award Medal (SLBAM) Winners and Honorees

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**Philadelphia, PA. -- The 2014 Street Lit Book Award Medal (SLBAM) Committee is proud to announce the award winners for 2013 publications. The following winners and honorees were nominated based on popularity of books as read...
by Street Literature on Mar 31, 2014

[LISTEN] Interview with Hip Hop Artist, Akua Naru

Akua Naru is the premiere female Hip Hop artist in Europe. She's from the inner-cities of the U.S., and she travels the world telling stories of reality and justice that we all can relate to. I am sharing this video because for street lit / urban fic...
by Street Literature on Feb 21, 2014

[LISTEN] Interview with Hip Hop Artist, Akua Naru

Akua Naru is the premiere female Hip Hop artist in Europe. She's from the inner-cities of the U.S., and she travels the world telling stories of reality and justice that we all can relate to. I am sharing this video because for street lit / urban fic...
by Street Literature on Feb 21, 2014

NEW READ! Animal II: The Omen, by K'wan Foye

For interviews and more information on K'wan Foyeplease contact:Donna Torrencedonna@mediasavvypr.com201.854.7082Amazon.com #1 “Top Rated Fiction” Bestselling AuthorK’WAN FOYESet to release“ANIMAL II: THE OMEN”from CASH MONEY CONTENT/ATRIA B...
by Street Literature on Nov 12, 2013

NEW READ! Animal II: The Omen, by K'wan Foye

For interviews and more information on K'wan Foyeplease contact:Donna Torrencedonna@mediasavvypr.com201.854.7082Amazon.com #1 “Top Rated Fiction” Bestselling AuthorK’WAN FOYESet to release“ANIMAL II: THE OMEN”from CASH MONEY CONTENT/ATRIA B...
by Street Literature on Nov 12, 2013

Spotlight: Diamond by Mz. Robinson (Part 6 of the Love, Lies & Lust Series)

Being the wife of one of the most respected and feared men in the city comes with an array of perks... . . .and Diamond enjoys them all. From designer tags, fast cars, and trips to foreign lands, Diamond lives a life that most women only dream abo...

Checkin: Vanessa Irvin Morris quoted in Salon.com!

Please check out the newly released article, "I write street lit because that's the life I lived" via Sunday's issue of Salon.com (date: July 28, 2013). It is a very good interview with street lit author and publisher, Deborah Cardona, who has penned...
by Street Literature on Jul 30, 2013

Checkin: Vanessa Irvin Morris quoted in Salon.com!

Please check out the newly released article, "I write street lit because that's the life I lived" via Sunday's issue of Salon.com (date: July 28, 2013). It is a very good interview with street lit author and publisher, Deborah Cardona, who has penned...
by Street Literature on Jul 30, 2013

Ice-T Presents: Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp (Official Trailer)

Here are some early reviews of the film:-- Michael A. Gonzales, via Ebony.com-- via Vibe MagazineOfficial Website: IcebergSlimMovie.com*****************************************************************************************...
by Street Literature on Jul 27, 2013

Ice-T Presents: Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp (Official Trailer)

Here are some early reviews of the film:-- Michael A. Gonzales, via Ebony.com-- via Vibe MagazineOfficial Website: IcebergSlimMovie.com*****************************************************************************************...
by Street Literature on Jul 27, 2013

Popular street lit series announces second volume

Born in It 2: Author RL Welch Announces Second Volume of Gripping Street Lit Series (via SBWire)Fusing the power of politics with the unpredictable greed of ‘the street’, Welch’s ‘Born In It’ series has already struck a chord with readers f...
by Street Literature on Jul 17, 2013

Spotlight: Buffalo City Czar by James Scott

The story of a young Buffalo City boy, who ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal, while a maverick federal team vows to stop him. James Scott was born in Buffalo, New York. There, he endured the toughest streets, prison, and near death. Bu...

VIDEO: "The Block" by Akua Naru feat. Drea D'Nur

Every once in a while I post music that tells the stories of the streets because street lit and hip hop inform one another quite intimately. Hip hop artist Akua Naru's piece, "The Block" paints a hauntingly vivid picture of the harsh realities that h...
by Street Literature on Jun 16, 2013

Street Smart: Urban Fiction in Public Libraries

Today I presented a webinar with the Public Library Association entitled, "Street Smart: Urban Fiction in Public Libraries". In this presentation I traced the history of street lit, characteristics of current-day street lit, and a plethora of resourc...
by Street Literature on May 15, 2013


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