Black & Published

I Don't Care What Men Think with Preston Clark

May 10, 2022 Nikesha Elise Williams / Preston Clark Season 2 Episode 17
Black & Published
I Don't Care What Men Think with Preston Clark
Show Notes

On this episode of Black & Published, Nikesha speaks with Preston Clark, author of the novel Vinnie: A Love Letter.  Preston is a screenwriter and poet who also works full time as a high school  Humanities teacher at Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men in Chicago. He was a 2021 Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Voices of Color Fellow and his first novel, Vinnie: a love letter, placed in the 28th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards in 2020. Born and raised in San Diego and a graduate of Hampton University, Clark fights for safe spaces for Black men - young and old - to improve their emotional and mental health. 



Episode Notes
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On this episode of Black & Published, Nikesha speaks with Preston Clark, author of the novel Vinnie: A Love Letter.  Preston is a screenwriter and poet who also works full time as a high school  Humanities teacher at Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men in Chicago. He was a 2021 Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Voices of Color Fellow and his first novel, Vinnie: a love letter, placed in the 28th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards in 2020. Born and raised in San Diego and a graduate of Hampton University, Clark fights for safe spaces for Black men - young and old - to improve their emotional and mental health. 

During the conversation, Preston explains why he says the man he is now is a miracle, the two personal tragedies that led him to finish his book, and why he describes his debut novel as an emotional free write. 


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