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A Literary Afternoon with Malcolm Boyd and Sherese Francis

Saturday, February 17, 2018

2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.

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Join us for an afternoon of fiction and poetry readings, accompanied by live music at the home of African-American inventor and poet Lewis H. Latimer (1848-1928)!

There will be a live performance by saxophonist Leonardo Love.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

About the Authors

Malcolm Boyd
Author Malcolm Boyd was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He is the youngest of five children. In his adult years, Mr. Boyd packed his bags and moved from Denver to California. His writings were initially discovered by a small San Francisco publisher, and in 2016 he published his first novel, One Way In, No Way Out – A Mann Walker Adventure [Book One in a Mann Walker trilogy].

Wanting to fully immerse himself in writing and publishing, Malcolm moved to New York City, and quickly discovered the intricacies and pitfalls of the publishing business. Not to be discouraged, Mr. Boyd founded his own publishing company, Three-Legged Elephant Publishing, which is dedicated to assisting first-time authors through the publishing legalities and fine-print details that compel most fledgling writers to give up on their dreams of a published work. Mr. Boyd’s driving force is his true belief that it’s never too late in life to live life.

Book Two of the Mann Walker trilogy, Mann In The Middle, is due for release in early 2018. Mr. Boyd has also written a children’s book, My First Train. Both One Way In… and My First Train are both available on

Sherese Francis
Sherese Francis is a southeast Queens-based poet, writer, blogger and literary curator. She has published work in journals and anthologies including Arts in Odd Places, Bone Bouquet, African Voices, Newtown Literary, Blackberry Magazine, Kalyani Magazine, and Near Kin: A Collection of Words and Arts Inspired by Octavia Butler.

In August 2017, she published her first chapbook, Lucy’s Bone Scrolls. Her current projects include her Afrofuturism-inspired blog Futuristically Ancient and her southeast Queens-based, pop-up bookshop/mobile library J. Expressions, which is dedicated to promoting and growing the literary community in the area, and for which she received a 2017 Queens Council on the Arts grant for her Reading (W)Riting Remedy series.


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