Tajiye L. Antwine aka Brother Hypnotic; is the CEO and founder of Blacktastic.net. He is a publisher, novelist, writer of poetry and short stories. Born in Hollywood, CA and was raised in Compton, CA until the age of six. Later moved to Long Beach, CA and that is where I got my degree in ghetto existence in a fraudulent and unjust America. I burn negativity as fuel and do my absolute best to bring minority culture to the forefront. “If I offend you then you don’t understand me but if I inspire you then you will learn to love me”.
And Elaine Fine
I’ve been published once, in the American River Review with my poem “Double Radical” under the name Elaine Lenore. What inspires me when I write is the fascinating relationships I have and have had in my past. I’m inspired by how beautiful human relationships can be and also how ugly. I’m inspired by romance, sensuality and obsession, and also by melancholy, nostalgia, and sometimes rage. I find other writers’ work inspiring and am fortunate to have many writer friends who feed the fire in my writer’s heart. A cat lover and a lover of humanity. Writing helps to cure mental anguish and hurt from the past. Lunas is a second home to me and I’ve meet some wonderful people there. Studied Creative writing at American River College and was just recently publish by Blacktastic Books in the digital copy of PRIMAL.
Hear Featured Readers Mary McGrath and Tim McHargue read their poetry and recite their stories. Recorded April 21st, 2018 at Sacramento Poetry Center. Produced by todd boyd.
Come and listen to two local Sacramento writers. Both Frederick and Katya have published numerous novels, short stories, and poetry.
Frederick hosts a local writing and critique group. You can find some of his work here at Writers On the Air as well as at his blog.
Katya’s work can also be found here as well as at her website.
Since 2014 Frederick has published over two- hundred stories and poems including literary, science fiction, fables, and horror genres. Frederick has published two short story collections, For the Sake of Soul, (2015) and, Crossroads Encounters, (2016). Frederick hosts the Prose and Poetry Meet Up group and is a member of the INK writers workshop and is currently preparing a short story collection manuscript.
To see a list of Frederick’s publications, go to https://fkfoote.wordpress.com/Frederick Foote
Girl Without Borders and other novels.
I am an Independent Author, Blogger, Novelist, and Social Worker. I like silence and intermittent noise. I like mostly sunshine between great storms. I feel good when devoted to something. I love a little ritual madness. I probably seem a little off. I hope I always am. I wanna keep my heart in the right place. I like to get in and out of self. I believe in freedom of self-expression, and I work very hard at my craft. I hope you take the time to read something I wrote. I try and keep the language fresh, and experiment. The one and only common element is my style, which cements the language.
Though I often keep to myself, I have been inspired by community. We can leave the splicers and spammers and false prophets to spin out their karma through nefarious or sorry undertakings. Let them be common and transparent. I try and be nice and practice loving kindness, but not at the expense of honesty. My prayers go out to anyone who perpetrates ill will, online or off.
Inspire me, inspire you. Please share and reshare my work, so to inspire others! All of my writings / photos / videos / songs are naturally copyrighted K. Some of my Youtube videos are attributed to Creative Commons. My opinions and expressions are meant to raise consciousness, generate energy and deepen understanding. And sometimes I just need to let go. – KatYa
The open mic is open to the public. Readings are recorded and published here and played at KUBU 96.5 LP-FM station in Sacramento. Streamed at accesssacramento.org-the voice- and mobile app KUBU 96.5
Listen to Jacki Howard tell the inspirational beginnings of her writing and storytelling.