Kitchen Talk: African American Holiday Cooking 2021!

Please join us Dec. 1, 2021 @ 7 pm on Zoom when three Richmond, Va.-based experts in food, wine and culture indulge us with some holiday cooking and ‘spirits’ trends. Helping to whet our palates will be Benita Johnson, a private wine sommelier and founder of the Vine Wine Club; Chef Emmanuel “Manny” Baiden, owner of Manny Eats and Catering; and Latika Lee, publicist and founder of The Lotus Literary Lounge. Please visit the Eventbrite link below for more details:

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Thank you to Michael L. Harvey of MLH Assets Management for sponsoring this event!

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Robin Farmer discusses her book, ‘Malcolm and Me’ with Hampton High’s Ashley Brown

The BND Institute of Media and Culture, Inc.

November 6, 2021

Robin Farmer’s debut novel, “Malcolm and Me”, was a 2019 winner of the She Writes Press and SparkPress Toward Equality in Publishing (STEP) Contest.  As a national award-winning journalist, Robin specialized in narrative nonfiction projects as part of the Special Projects/Investigative team for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Her work led to a Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan. A freelance writer since 2009, her clients include corporations and universities.

Robin holds a degree in journalism from Marquette University. She is a recipient of residencies at the Rowland Writers Retreat, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Djerassi (Jer-ras-z) Resident Artists Program.

When not writing, Robin  volunteers with organizations empowering local writers and teen girls. A native of Philadelphia, she lives near Richmond with her husband and is working on her second book.

Joining us at the BND Institute of Media and Culture today is Ashley Brown, who interviews Robin about her book and career as a writer and journalist.

Ashley, 17, is a senior at Hampton High School where she is in the International Baccalaureate Program, vice president of Committees for the class of 2022, and a member of Hampton High’s volleyball team at Hampton High School. Ashley also is a volunteer for the YMCA where she plans meetings and is chaplain for the Leader’s Club, which operates out of the YMCA. In addition to Leader’s Club, Ashley is a representative in the YMCA’s Youth and Government Program. “My future interests include, studying philosophy, law, and journalism. My hobbies include volleyball, sewing, gardening/caring for houseplants, speech/debate, and art,” says Ashley.

Please click this link to enjoy this interesting and informative dialogue between Robin and Ashley!