Saturday, December 19, 2009
FEATURED AUTHOR: Tia Stewart
Tia Stewart is a professional writer. She is a proud native of Petersburg, Virginia, and her adopted hometowns, Detroit, Michigan and Norfolk, Virginia. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Mocha Moms, the Science Museum of Virginia, North Carolina Aquariums, and The Dooley Society, Maymont Foundation in Richmond, Virginia.
She was born November 3, 1963 in Petersburg, Virginia. Always an advocate for private Christian and home- school instruction, Ms Stewart is a parochial school graduate of Detroit Benedictine High School.
Ms. Stewart spent a year as an Americorps Vista volunteer, at the Greater Capital Area Literacy Coalition in Lansing, Michigan, where her projects were family, migrant, and healthcare literacy under former first lady, Barbara Busch’s campaign for literacy.
Ms Stewart is the mother of four lovely children, Ariana, Austin, Alexander, and Armand, all who reside in Chesterfield County, Virginia.
Ms. Stewart is a Registered Nurse, and also a very proud alumnus of Norfolk State University, a historically black college, in Norfolk, Virginia, where she was inducted into Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society. She also attended Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois as a biomedical engineering major in the eighties. Ms. Stewart attended University of Michigan-Dearborn as a biology major. She holds a second baccalaureate degree from Excelsior University. She also attended the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University for one year before becoming a full-time mommy. All of these educational endeavors are a source for her writings.
She loves, hanging out with family, reading, and watching movies. And eating “ real homemade Southern food”, at the Croaker Spot restaurant in the historic Jackson Ward section of downtown Richmond, Virginia in her spare time.
On any given week day, you can find her at a bookstore, Starbucks, a museum, visiting a rose garden, the zoo or at the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Or just home relaxing.
On any given Sunday, you will usually find her worshipping at St Paul’s Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia. Where, internationally renown, Pastor Dr. Lance Watson, a fellow Michigander, and a fellow avid Detroit Lions football and Detroit Pistons basketball fan is preaching.
She is available for speaking engagements, spoken word/poetry readings, and new book release events. She is available for speaking engagements, spoken word/poetry readings, and new book release events. She is available to speak to your group on a variety of African-American issues, Christian women’s issues, mind/body health connections, Christian family, Christian parenting and general wellness topics.
Colors of a Man: Tribute to African-American Men is a collection of new millennium “call to action” poetry selections featuring historical leaders such as President Barack Obama. From regular Joes to CEO’s, African-American men are compared to the great masterpiece paintings.
"The relationship with our men should mirror that between young lovers. Eagerly awaiting the arrival of their beloved mate, melting under the tender touch, finally succumbing to the moment after hearing sweet serenades of love, longing, and anticipation.
The beginning starts with a simple caress, a calming chord that cherishes their contribution to their Community. Family community. Work Community. Church Community. Everyday Community. Shoulder to shoulder, the young couple embrace,
Planning for the new life that will blossom out of their love.
They will shoulder the responsibility for their offspring together.
At the climax, we yell, scream, and celebrate in quiet solitude about these special men in our life."
The poem above is entitled "Black Night."
All of the poems are my own intimate fictionalized reflections about the men in my life and our world community. Says noted new author, Tia Stewart.
Listen to Tia read her POETRY
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