Saturday, January 28, 2017
Four Meredith Etc authors: JaNiya Williams, Loretha Wallace, Loretta Wallace Ellis, and Meredith Coleman McGee contributed their poems and or writings to Virtues from the heart, a book anthology which was released today.
The Clinton Ink-Slingers’ Writing Group of Clinton, Mississippi unveiled Virtues from the heart to a packed room at the Quinsenberry Library this morning. Book proceeds will be used for a Mississippi College writing scholarship fund.
Two of the book contributors Kamina Griffin and Callie Abraham were Clinton middle school students when they submitted their contest entries. JaNiya Williams, a fourth grader, is the youngest book contributor. She was a Pensacola Public School student when her great-grandmother Hazel Janell Meredith (author of My Brother J-Boy) submitted a section of JaNiya’s Saving the Manatees story which was published by Meredith Etc last year. Today, JaNiya, a third generation author, lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
The three youth writers obtained awards, a cash prize, and a customized poem by Vicki Cagle, who is the secretary of the Clinton Ink-Slingers.
Dr. Samual Howell, Susan O’Brian, Selby Parker, Wayne Richey, Ricky Nations, Gary Lowe, Johnny Lowe, and J. Moffet Walker, who are members of the arts and or authors, were also award recipients.