Eleanora E. Tate

Eleanora and Shaka

MY AUTHOR VISITS

  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.

2013 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 2013 festival will be held Nov. 6-10 in Hampton, VA. 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)

My Basket of Books

What's in that Basket?

Celeste's Harlem Renaissance
Just an Overnight Guest
Retold African Myths
To Be Free
The Minstrel's Melody
A Blessing in Disguise
The Secret of Gumbo Grove
African American Musicians
Front Porch Stories at the One-Room School
Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!
Don't Split the Pole: Tales of Down-Home Folk Wisdom


Film:

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/​

Institute of Children's Literature

  If you're interested in learning the basics of writing for children, the Institute of Children's Literature (ICL) is for you. We'll give you one-on-one guidance. It's headquartered in West Redding, CT, but you work from your home, in your PJs if you wish! Go to: www.InstituteChildrensLit.com