I had a wonderful time reading to K-2nd graders and their parents at the Scholastic Book Fair event on March 2nd at The Expedition School in Hillsborough, NC. I read the story ‘The Bullfrog’s Songs‘ and it was well received. I answered numerous questions from enthusiastic children hoping to become writers. I signed copies of Table Fables as well for my new fans.
On January 13th, I attended the Dr. M.L.K. Day of Remembrance and Celebration from 2:00-5:00 pm at the W.D. Hill Recreation Center located at 1308 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27707. At my break-out session for the youth, I read the story ‘Bukosi – King of the Ants‘ from the newly released Table Fables. The kids were ecstatic and I had fun too!
I participated in the Kwanzaa event sponsored by the African American Dance Ensemble (Founded by Dr. Charles “Baba Chuck” Davis) on Jan. 1st at the Durham Walltown Center, celebrating the culmination event of Imani (Faith). On the seventh and last day of Kwanzaa, the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the utmost right green, the next red candle, the 2nd green candle at the right-hand side of the black candle, the final red, then the last and final green candle. This represents the 7th Kwanzaa principle, Imani (ee-MAH-nee) or Faith.
The setting was a perfect event for me to introduce Table Fables to a new audience. I look forward to doing it again.
I’ll be at the KwanzaaFest in Durham, NC on Jan. 1st from 11:00am – 5:00pm at the Walltown Center enjoying the last day of the Kwanzaa Festivities. I’ll be selling and signing copies of Table Fables. Come join the celebrations.
I had a great time at the ‘Home For The Holidays‘ event held at Merry Hill Weddings in Mebane, NC. I had a chance to tell some special stories from my youth to a wonderful audience and sold a number of copies of my book ‘Table Fables.’ I had a chance to met some really stellar authors and coordinators of the Orange County Historical Museum. Special thanks to Dr. Bessie Mbadghua, Ernest Dollars and all the other hard-working volunteers that made this event special.
11/14/2017 – WHUP FM Radio 104.7 interview for “Home For The Holidays” event benefiting the Orange County Historical Museum, to be hosted on November 25th at the Merry Hill Wedding Center in Mebane, NC. Ernie Dollar (Orange County Museum Board Chair) and Earl Mathis (featured author) on the show. Click on the arrow below to listen to the audio recording of the interview.
Had a great opportunity to participate in a Web radio ‘Meet & Greet’ where I along with another author was featured. This was part of an ongoing effort by the host Joan Gosier of HBCUKidz, Inc. to celebrate literacy. I had an opportunity to discuss how I came to write Table Fables, the stories in the book, and to read an excerpt from The Bullfrog’s Songs, one of the stories in the book. You can listen to the audio by clicking on the icon below. The duration is approximately 45 minutes, where both authors are heard speaking.