|For more information about Jacqueline Pitts:|
Visit her website at www.jacquelinepitts.com
and Follow her on Twitter: @pitts_wasafa
I met Jacqueline Pitts at a play performance that a mutual friend had directed and produced. I sat in front of Ms. Pitts and eavesdropped on her conversation (LOL). She was talking about a book that she had written. My ears are always perked for anything related to writing or the arts. Her name struck a bell. I remember seeing her name along with the title of her book on another mutual friend’s Facebook newsfeed. I turned around after her conversation and asked her was she the author of The Children of Wasafa. She said that she in fact was. We shared our relationship with both mutual friends because all of us were connected through Rockaway, Queens. I was a former resident—and she— a life-long resident of Rockaway. The friend who play that we attended was a former Deacon at one of the Baptist churches in Rockaway, the friend on Facebook, is a long time friend Ms. Pitts has known since they were both teenagers and is a Community Activist that I also worked with.
What resonates the loudest is the emotional life of the person behind the gun and their apparent disconnect toward the next person.
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You can participate in a Live Facebook Chat with Ms. Pitts and other authors on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 8pm-9pm on the Harlem Book Fair's Facebook Page.
Also, Ms. Pitts will be at the Harlem Book Fair on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 11am-6pm. Stop by her table.