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Background Information

As an author, poet and freelance writer, Charles L. Chatmon has been a fresh voice in the world of literature for years. His works of poetry captured in his books The Depths of My Soul and The Voices of South Central is written with a “stark sensitivity and style”. As a freelance writer, Charles has contributed pieces for the California Crusader News, L.A. Wave Newspaper, and the L.A. Watts Times. His articles have also appeared in Consciousness Magazine, Empire Beat Magazine, and college newspapers. He was a sports editor for his high school newspaper and a sports columnist for one of his college newspapers.

Aside from his written work, Charles has also spent time helping to develop events such as the Los Angeles Black Book Expo, where he served as its executive director. He has also helped to create the Authors Pavilion for the first annual Leimert Park Book Fair, the Literary Village for the African Marketplace and the Literacy Awareness program for Community Day in Los Angeles. For several years, he was a co-host for Mixed Matters for North Bay Media Review and is the creator of Authors N Focus. Charles is also the co-owner of Chatmon’s Books. Charles continues to teach writers workshops in places as the African American Museum and Library at Oakland and the AC Bilbrew Library in Los Angeles. He is a co-founder of the California Writers Collective.

Before devoting more time to his writing, Charles spent his earlier years as a teacher’s aide for the Los Angeles Unified School District and teacher for the Compton Unified School District. While at Compton, he taught a writing lab and English classes for his middle school students, even coaching his school’s baseball team for one year. Charles has also been involved in organizations such as the Southside then Weingart YMCA in South Los Angeles where he was a sports coach for their Y-Winners program and counselor for their camp programs.

Charles L. Chatmon holds a Bachelor of Arts inEnglish degree from California State University, Los Angeles.

Birth Place
Los Angeles, CA USA
Accomplishments

Executive Director, Los Angeles Black Book Expo,
Literary World Author of the Month, 2006

Additional Information

Writers Workshop presenter, AC Bilbrew Library at Los Angeles 2005 - Present Writers Workshop Presenter, African American Museum and Library at Oakland, 2012 West Coast Black Writers Festival - Panelist UCLA Bruins Speakers Series - Panelist Barnes and Noble at the Grove - Authors Spotlight KRST Unity Center - He Said, She Said Relationship panel African American Spoken World Festival - Relationship Panel

Contact Information
Chatmon's Books
8200 S. Vermont Ave #44183 
Los Angeles CA 90044   USA
Contact Author: Charles L Chatmon
Favorite Links

Charles L Chatmon.com
This is my personal website where you can buy copies of The Depths of My Soul and The Voices of South Central, links to my other sites and my blog called Thoughts On A String.

Authors N Focus
A website/blog showcasing up and coming authors, established writers, tips for aspiring or new authors and proofreading/editing services. The Authors N Focus TV Show is set to air in September 2012.

About Me
A detailed page of links and social media sites that Charles uses.




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