Charles L. Chatmon is a fresh voice in the world of literature. His works of poetry captured in his books is written with a “stark sensitivity and style”. He was a contributor for the California Crusader News, L.A. Wave Newspaper, and the L.A. Watts Times. Charles's works have also appeared in Consciousness Magazine and Empire Beat Magazine. In high school, Charles was the sports editor for the newspaper.
Charles helped in the development of local literary events such as the Los Angeles Black Book Expo, where he served as its executive director. He had a hand in the creation of 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. He is the co-owner of Chatmon’s Books, an online bookstore. Charles has taught writers workshops in the African American Museum and Library at Oakland and the AC Bilbrew Library in Los Angeles.
In addition to his past accomplishments, he has participated in: the West Coast Black Writers Festival as a panelist, in the same role in the UCLA Bruins Speaker Series, a guest speaker at the California Writers Collective Empowerment Luncheon, the African American Museum and Library in Oakland's Meet The Authors program as a speaker, used his talents to appear in community events and Career Days in secondary schools in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay areas. Charles was a guest moderator for an Authors Spotlight event inside the Barnes and Noble at the Grove.
Charles holds a Bachelor of English degree from California State University, Los Angeles.
He is a two-time stroke survivor and is grateful to God he continues to fulfill his role as an author.
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