In recognition of Juneteenth 2012, the Capitol View Neighborhood Library will host a book talk by Lamont Carey, author of the novel, The Hill, on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Library is located at 5001 Central Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20019.
Mr. Carey, a noted spoken word artist, entrepreneur, radio personality, author and filmmaker, was born in Washington, DC but educated in prison. He has appeared on HBO, BGT Washington National Cathedral, Sirius Radio XM and other television and radio programs. His writings include “Reach Into My Darkness—I Hate This Place,” a collection of poetry about the struggles and achievements of an ex-con; “Learning to Be a Mommy” a stage play about the life of a 13 year girl forced to be a parent; and “Imagine” the spoken word CD that won the 2005 Poet of the Year award.
The Hill, Mr. Carey’s latest novel, is a suspense filled thriller in which the character, Sherman, navigates life behind bars. The drama is so frightening that it would convince young adults to stay away from a life of crime.