Thursday, October 16, 2008

October UPDATE

All is well and there have been several major changes with Sisters~Nineties Literary Group (S~NLG). S~NLG now has a web site that includes pages of the Yari Yari Writers' activities and poetry. We are at

As many know, our grassroots literary review ended with the 2007 Kwanzaa edition. After 18 years bedtime arrived. No regrets. My rewards came with each edition when at least one person would say that they learned something new of our African past in reading the publication.

A new addition to the scope of Yari Yari is the Internet radio program "We Are the Future" on WRBG. WRBG is our host station manned by the dynamic Brothas Keepa in Memphis, Tennessee. N'Dea Collins-Whitfield hosts "We Are the Future." This 14-year-old Yari Yari writer has been with the group since she was seven years old. For seven years we have watched her develop into a wonderful writer. N'Dea recently completed her chapbook Trying to Become--a lovely collection of poetry and art she has created. If you want to know what's on the mind and in the heart of teens with missions, you will discover that and more reading N'Dea's chapbook.

The final major change with our literary group is the 2008 Sisters~Nineties Annual Kwanzaa Celebration. We have decided to return to our original format from those early days in Madrid, Spain. Those were far less commercial--much more intimate. Friends of S~NLG will receive invitations to our observance at the beginning of December. More than likely we will post photographs on the web site from our 19th annual Kwanzaa observance.