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On March 28, 2022, I was one of the Zoom Launch readers for the new issue of Unzipped. The issue is titled "Bare," and I read my creative non-fiction piece "Indoctrination Training."

And this spring my poem "A Tortoise" made an appearance in a wonderful anthology pairing poems with quilts: Quilted Poems Book Interview by Bill Glose with the Editors-Kathleen P. Decker, & Terry Cox-Joseph  Here is the link to buying the book on Bookbaby:

On 1/25/2022, I was a panelist for a Zoom conference hosted by James River Writers. The topic was "Get Out of That Rut" and my fellow presenters were Rachel Douglas, Noah Scalin, and Melissa Scott Sinclair.

The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia's exhibition of photographs from Unsay Their Names ran from October to December, 2020.

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Come Out To See Me Saturday November 13

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Derek will be giving an artist talk at the Black History Museum in Richmond on Saturday, November 13, at 2 p.m. There is a $15, 60 page, full color trade book for sale at the museum in conjunction with the exhibition, which is scheduled to run through December 18.

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