Bio

IMG_2670-smlAs a journalist and blogger, SékouWrites has written for a wide range of magazines, newspapers and websites over the course of his career. Along the way, he has also gotten himself involved in some other interesting projects.

FICTION:
Sekou is the editor of When Butterflies Kiss, a serial novel, and The Sound of Silk at Midnight, a collection of his short stories. His fiction has also been published in several anthologies.

NON-FICTION:
Sekou is the editor of Stories of Survival (and Beyond), an anthology of true stories told by people who survived Hurricane Katrina. Also, one of his essays about a formative childhood experience with racism appears in the anthology Bronx Biannual II.

STAGE:
Sékou co-authored and co-starred in a three-man “spoken word theatre” performance designed to explore the modern black male experience for New York’s Fringe Festival.

RELATIONSHIPS:
Sékou created a monthly event called Black Men on Black Love that later evolved into an online relationship column for NiaOnline, EURweb and AOL/BlackVoices. He also wrote a separate relationship column for NiaOnline .

AUTOMOTIVE:
Sekou writes lifestyle-driven car reviews for a number of outlets, including several websites that he created—the most popular of which is SimplyRides.com.

MAGAZINES:
Sekou has worked in many different capacities for a number of different magazines including Uptown, Time, Fortune, People, Teen People and Wallpaper among others.

JEWELRY:
Under the banner of Rocks By Sekou, Sekou makes unisex, gemstone bracelets that are often cause-related.

EDUCATION:
SékouWrites holds an MFA in Creative Writing, Fiction from New School University and a BA from Morehouse College.

Email: sekou@sekouwrites.com