Blackberry Magazine: Mixed Roots Writers Represent!

blackberrymagCongratulations Blackberry Magazine on a wonderful new edition of a great magazine.  And huge congratulations to Mixed Roots Team members Esme-Michelle Watkins and Jamie Moore who are published in this new edition.  Please check it out!–Heidi Durrow

Aaron Samuels, an extraordinary young poet, Tours with His New Book!

aaron_samuelsYou don’t want to miss Aaron Samuels, an amazing young poet, if he’s coming to a town near you.  He’s a powerful new voice in poetry and he’s touring between now and January all over the country.  I was so moved and stunned by the power and beauty of his new book Yarmulkes and Fitted Caps.  This is the blurb I wrote for his book:

Yarmulkes & Fitted Caps is brilliant and heart-breaking. Samuels fearlessly takes on the complexities of multiracial heritage and identity with charged visions of coming-of-age andfamily histories that will haunt you. This collection establishes Samuels as a poet of extraordinary ambition, talent and vision. Heidi W. Durrow, New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

Order your copy now!

Mixed Roots 2014 New Sponsor: Zerflin –an excellent design studio!

zerflinWe’re so glad to be working with Zerflin for Mixed Roots Fest 2014.  Their motto is real. good. design, but I’d have to say it’s really great design–and they are really great folks.  If you’re looking for a graphic designer or web designer, we can’t recommend them highly enough! –Heidi Durrow

Volunteer for Mixed Roots Fest 2014

mixedrootslogo_final-01Do you want to be a part of the planning or volunteering on-site at the Fest? Join a dynamic team working to create community. Sign-up to volunteer here.

Jamie Ford & a new Awesome Mixed Roots Story: Songs of Willow Frost!

WillowBannerI had the wonderful opportunity to read Jamie Ford‘s new book, Songs of Willow Frost,  in advance of publication.  (Author perk I love!)  It’s as heart-breaking and wonderful as Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and I know you will love it.  The book is officially released on 9/10, but you can pre-order it now.  And check out Jamie’s tour schedule.  Hopefully, he’ll be speaking somewhere near you!–Heidi Durrow

James McBride new Book Good Lord Bird!

goodlordbirdI’m so excited to read James McBride’s new book, Good Lord Bird.  I’ve placed my order and am waiting for the book to arrive.  You should check it out too.  And also listen to his NPR interview with Scott Simon! – Heidi Durrow