Upcoming Events

Brenda at FGC

Events for 2020

  • Mar 25     POSTPONED          Rotary Club of Watervliet, MI  Brenda will be giving a short presentation about her father's work in nonviolence training.
  • Apr 24-25    POSTPONED     "The Well" Christian writers conference. Calvary Christian Reformed Church, 3500 Byron Center Avenue Southwest, Wyoming, MI
  • Jun 28-Jul 1  CANCELLED     Friends General Conference, Sampler workshop, "Black Voices in History", Radford University in Radford, VA
  • Jul 29 - Aug 2      Philadelphia Yearly Meeting     Authors' workshop, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ.

Speech Contest Winner

Speech contest winners

Brenda (center) won first place at the Area 21 Toastmasters International Speech Contest, having achieved first place at her local Four Flags Area (Niles, Michigan) contest. She went on to compete at the next level for the District crown at Eaton Rapids, Michigan on March 21, 2019.

Maranatha Christian Writers' Conference

Brenda with friend

In September, I felt awesomely blessed to be able to attend the Maranatha Christian Writers’ Conference in Muskegon, Michigan. In this beautiful conference setting overlooking Lake Michigan, experts from all phases of publishing help current and future authors perfect their craft. Although my attendance was a last-minute serendipitous event, I received a great financial scholarship, without which I could not have gone.


Black History Month Exhibit at Niles, MI Library

Niles Library Display

Brenda and William spent an afternoon working with Niles, Michigan librarians setting up an exhibit of Charlie Walker memorabilia and photographs.