By Maxine E. Thompson
Short Story/Poetry Collection
Some stories are timeless such as the treasure troves found within the covers of this anthology,
Saturday Morning. An elderly woman contemplating suicide. A sensitive black boy's coming of age in the deep
South in the 1930's. A family coming to terms with a long-absent father. Poetry with a social and political bite. Bittersweet reminisces of life in Trinidad. An exploration of the dilemmas of African American identity.
These are only a few of the many often moving and complex works in this first anthology from the
Saturday Morning Literary Workshop, where emerging and seasoned writers help develop each other's creative skills through shared critique. This collection represents the voices of fiction and non-fiction writers, playwrights, poets and essayists who capture the new spirit of contemporary black writing.
Saturday Morning showcases the innovative and sometimes controversial nature of this spirit, while providing an insightful and delicious read. The perfect book to savor with a hot cup of coffee or tea, on a leisurely Saturday morning. Enjoy.