Scribes, Scholars & Storytellers Series 2013

Featuring Carnita Groves and Anitha Jackson

The Blair-Caldwell Library created the Scribes, Scholars and Storytellers series to assist and uplift members of the Denver African American community that are involved in or trying to break into the published field. We strive to offer material from a wide range of genres. This year we have an awesome variety of talent. 13 Denver based scholars, poets and authors who will be sharing their creativity ending May 22. Join us for an exciting series, promising a little something for everyone!

Wednesday, March 20 @ 6:30 p.m., Carnita Groves
Carnita is a Denver native. She writes integrative mental health articles for the Denver Black Pages and has recently published 7 books in less than one month. Carnita has taught psychology at three area colleges and operates a private practice (, which includes forensic evaluation support, integrative mental health, and psycho-nutrition. Her latest book, We All Have Issues, packs a wealth of information about "issues" in just a few pages. It does a remarkable job of simplifying complex issues and putting practical answers ("next steps") within reach. Author will be selling copies of her book.

Saturday, March 30 @ 2 p.m., Anitha Jackson
Anitha is a children’s book author who is best known as the author and illustrator of the Gabby’May Digsby children’s books with the first one being, Gabby’May Digsby When I grow up, I wanna be… Anitha is now the proud author and illustrator of “Eight” Gabby’May Digsby children’s books in which four have been published and the other four waiting to go to print. Join us for a fun-filled afternoon with prize give-a-ways, a photo opportunity with the author, face painting and a grand prize drawing. Author will be selling copies of her book.

Upcoming Authors

April 3 ~ Johari Ade, Wednesday @ 6:30 p.m.
April 8 ~ Rev. William Golson, Monday @ 6:30 p.m.
April 15 ~ Rev. James Peters, Monday @ 6:30 p.m.
April 24 ~ Dominique Ashaheed, Wednesday @ 6:30 p.m.

May 1 ~ Allison Cotton, Wednesday @ 6:30 p.m.
May 6 ~ Lee McQueen, Monday @ 6:30 p.m.
May 13 ~ Leilani Henry, Monday @ 6:30 p.m.
May 20 ~ Dana Myles, Monday @ 6:30 p.m.
May 22 ~ Charlene Porter with Special Guest Councilman Christopher Herndon, Wednesday @ 6:30 p.m.

Interested in learning about how you can participate in the next Scribes, Scholars and Storytellers series? Please contact the Blair-Caldwell Library at 720-865-2401 or email

Visit for the complete bio of each participating author.

Written by HEvans on March 18, 2013


Carol Drew on July 24, 2013


I am a member of the Jefferson County Spellbinders. We are a group of 70 or so who tell stories in the Jeffco PUblic schools. We meet monthly and would love to invite an African American storyteller to our group to share stories.
Through the Scribes, Scholars and Storytellers series are you aware of someone who might be interested in coming to our meeting during the next year to tell stories?
Thank you so much,
Carol Drew

Hadiya Evans on July 25, 2013


Hello Carol-

Thank you for your interest in the Scribes, Scholars and Storytellers participants as an addition to the Spellbinders group. I'd be happy to suggest several people who might be interested.

I'll be in contact soon.

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