Eleanora E. Tate

Eleanora and Shaka


  I still make Author Visits to elementary schools, selected middle schools, writers and reading conferences, churches, bookstores, book clubs, libraries, universities and colleges.
  When you have me, my books, and the film Just an Overnight Guest based on my book (same name), you've got a winning combination!
  Email me! Interested students and teachers should include their names, title (if teachers), and names and mailing addresses of their schools.

2015 National Black Storytelling Conference and Festival

  This unique national festival is sponsored by the National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc. (NABS), headquartered in Baltimore. I was NABS' national president from 1990-1992, and national South Carolina festival co-director in 1991.
  The 2015 festival is scheduled to be held Nov. 12-15 in Arlington, Virginia! The theme is "Victory and Vision." For more info about the festival and the association, founded by the late Mary Carter Smith and the very much alive Linda Goss, go to: www.nabsinc.org

Brown Bookshelf

  The Brown Bookshelf is a celebration of books by African American authors and illustrators. Go to www.brownbookshelf.com

(Photo by Zack E. Hamlett, III)

It's Back in Print!

Don't Split the Pole: Tales of Down-Home Folk Wisdom
Copyright 1997, 2014 by Eleanora E. Tate

" ... stories leap off the page and lodge straight in the funny bone. This collection of seven short stories, all based on common proverbs, are unconventional and exuberant." -- starred review, Publishers Weekly

For all ages ISBN: 978-4917-3267-0 $10.95 paperback

Order through your local bookseller or contact:
iUniverse LLC 1-800-288-4677 www.iuniverse.com
An Authors Guild Backinprint.com Edition


Just an Overnight Guest, starring Richard Roundtree, Rosalind Cash, Fran Robinson, Tiffany Hill, and Elinor Donahue. Watch the trailer on YOU TUBE.
Phoenix Learning Group: www.phoenixlearninggroup.com

Audio Books:

The Secret of Gumbo Grove , and Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!, narrated by actress Kim Staunton.
Recorded Books, Inc.: www.recordedbooks.com

Get Your MFA in Writing for Children at Hamline

  Hamline University's Creative Writing Programs in St Paul, MN offers a two-year, intensive, Masters degree seeking low-residency program "Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults." Award-winning writers, sensitive editors, and guest writers will keep you inspired and writing. I'm pleased to be on the faculty.
Go to: http:/​/​www.hamline.edu/​cla/​mfac/​