Guest Columnists

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WYATTEVANS.COM is proud to present an array of authors and writers who bring their distinctive, compelling voices—along with their unique “flava”– to the table for the reader to savor. Having been carefully selected, these Guest Columnists craft thought-provoking prose that engages the mind, inspires the spirit…and fills the heart! Give yourself a literary treat by doing a deep dive and immersing yourself…

2806, 2020

Old School New Kid 13 – MARK MY WORDS, YOU NEVER KNOW, NEVER GIVE UP

By |June 28th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

"MARK MY WORDS, YOU NEVER KNOW, NEVER GIVE UP"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham                     Besides the COVID-19 pandemic (which, paradoxically, has given our planet a chance to breathe), there is another pandemic that is front and center at this time, though it has been around far longer: systemic racism. Indeed, George Floyd's murder has sparked a revolution [...]

2106, 2020

Honey, Let Me Tell You Something! 20

By |June 21st, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , |5 Comments

“Pardon Me” Guest Writer: R. L. Norman       As I sit here, I swear I can feel the walls closing in on me. I don’t know how much more I can take of this “quarantine thing.”  But they say, “It’s for my own good.”  I’m not so sure about that:  I’d rather be with my family and friends during this [...]

1705, 2020

Old School New Kid 12

By |May 17th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

"Second Home"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham                 Indeed, COVID-19 has brought about drastic changes in our lives. My state has a shelter-in-place order at this time, and all that goes with it. People overall have been good about compliance here; I must admit it’s weird driving on freeways with hardly any traffic, but I will take it for [...]

2504, 2020

Honey, Let Me Tell You Something! 19

By |April 25th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , |6 Comments

“Jump!” Guest Writer: R. L. Norman             I was frozen with shock. I couldn’t move. My mind was racing with so many thoughts.      “I can’t believe he did that. I can’t believe we did that. Right here in the alley between two buildings. Anyone could have walked upon us.”      At twelve years old, I [...]

1904, 2020

Old School New Kid 11

By |April 19th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

"Never Give Up!"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham            Summer will be here before I know it, and with it the release of Never Give Up: A Christopher Family Novel. True, it is a historical fiction/whodunit, as I have mentioned in my previous columns. However, the story does have elements of romance, which include the LGBT members of the [...]

1503, 2020

Old School New Kid 10

By |March 15th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

"Blue Lights in the Basement"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham            For those of us brothas of a certain age, “Blue Lights in the Basement” was the title of an album by Roberta Flack. When I think of that phrase, I think of a place and mood that took place despite the challenges. Hence, I consider this installment more [...]

103, 2020

Honey, Let Me Tell You Something! 18

By |March 1st, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , |0 Comments

“Man In The Mirror” Guest Writer: R. L. Norman               I’m so jazzed and proud that author, performer, and podcast host Mr.  R. L. Norman has returned to WYATTEVANS.COM!  So Y’all, get ready for more of R. L.’s topical, scintillating and thought-provoking prose!   And his new novel, “Honey, I Can’t Stand the Rain: The Story of Survival,” drops in April.       Ready?  Aight…let’s do it to it!       "Can I buy you a [...]

1602, 2020

Old School New Kid 9

By |February 16th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

"A Writer's Work Is Never Done"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham         One thing this Old School New Kid has learned is that my writing is ever-evolving. Honing one’s craft and writing style is an ongoing process, especially when writing is one’s passion. I remember my days as a child when my stories were largely about animals.      In [...]

1201, 2020

Old School New Kid 8

By |January 12th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

"Never Give Up" Preview  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham    A Wyattevans.com exclusive! A tantalizing excerpt from “Never Give Up,” the much anticipated and soon-to-be released tome by Mr. W. D. Foster-Graham!  Through the lens of Judge Berry’s wife, Juanita Langston Berry, here is a preview of one of the pivotal events of my upcoming novel, “Never Give Up. On the evening [...]

1310, 2019

Old School New Kid 7

By |October 13th, 2019|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

"Authenticity—To Thine Own Self Be True”  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham      “To thine own self be true.” I’m sure that somewhere, at some time, brothas have heard or read that phrase. As an Old School New Kid, it has deep meaning when dealing with not only coming out, but being out as an LGBT man of color.      True, [...]

1108, 2019

Old School New Kid 6

By |August 11th, 2019|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

“Never Give Up”  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham   Believe in dreams and never give up.      For this Old School New Kid author, this motto has seen me through my ongoing journey. July has been a productive month for me, as well as one for fun and some me-time. On the fun side, I took a road trip to [...]

707, 2019

Old School New Kid 5

By |July 7th, 2019|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

“Fatherhood”  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham          June is when Pride Month is celebrated. It’s also the month when Father’s Day is observed. For far too long, there’s been a myth that the two are mutually exclusive. As a Black gay man of a certain age (or SGL) who is also a father, I wish to share my [...]

906, 2019

Old School New Kid 4

By |June 9th, 2019|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

“REFLECTIONS FROM A BROTHA OF A CERTAIN AGE”  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham      When I hear the word “Reflections,” the old school in me immediately thinks of the hit by Diana Ross and the Supremes in 1967. Of course, that was one of Motown’s go-to songs when your man has dumped you and you make a late-night visit to [...]

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