June 7, 2019

@Cre8tiveCon, Atlanta, GA

February 8, 2019

@The People's Forum, New York, NY

January 10-12, 2019

@Fresh Book Festival & Community Film Festival, Daytona, FL

December 7, 2018

@Russell Byers Charter School, Philadelphia, PA

October 10, 2018

@Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

September 22-23, 2018

@Broadleaf Writer's Conference, Decatur Library, Decatur, GA

September 1, 2018

@Decatur Book Festival, "From Script to Screen" Panel, Decatur Library, Decatur, GA

April 26, 2018

@Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA

March 21, 2018

@Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA

February 23, 2018

@University of Georgia, Department of Theatre & Fine Arts, "Department Colloquium," Athens, GA

February 6, 2018

@University of Georgia, University Film Union "Film Production Panel," Tate Student Center, Athens, GA

December 2, 2017

@16th Annual Jubilee of Reading Bookclub Conference, Stonecrest Library, Lithonia, GA

October 13-15, 2017

@James River Writers Conference, Richmond, VA

October 6, 2017

@A3C Music Festival & Conference, Atlanta, GA

February 14, 2017

@Hampton University, "LOVE...for the Craft of Writing," Student Center Theater, Hampton, VA

January 12-15, 2017

@Daytona Beach F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival, Daytona, Beach, FL

November 3-5, 2016

@Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

October 22, 2016

Bird screens at @Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series, LIU, Brooklyn, NY

September 21-25, 2016

Bird screens @Urbanworld Film Festival, NY, NY

May 19, 2016

@Princess Anne High School, Va. Beach, VA

April 5, 2016

@Mass Communications & Journalism Week - Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA

April 1, 2016

@The National Black Writers Conference - Film Program. Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, NY

March 24, 2016

An Evening with Booker T. Mattison @The American Theatre, Hampton, VA

March 18, 2016

@Volusia Teachers Organization, Daytona Beach, FL

March 17, 2016

@Stetson University, DeLand, FL

March 17, 2016

@Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL

February 14, 2016

"The Gilded Six Bits" will screen @College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

February 6, 2016

@African-American Cinematic Collection Series, Slover Library, Norfolk, VA

July 31 & August 1, 2015

@Luminal Theater, Brooklyn, NY

April 25, 2015

@Richmond Diversity Film Festival, Richmond, VA

April 1, 2015

@Norfolk State University MCJR Week, Norfolk, VA

January 31, 2015

"Habeas Corpus" will screen @San Diego Black Film Festival, San Diego, CA

January 30 - 31, 2015

@Book Besties Literary Bliss, Houston, TX

September 17 - 21, 2014

@Urbanworld Film Festival, New York, NY

September 11 - 14, 2014

@Harlem International Film Festival, New York, NY

August 21 - 23, 2014

@The Merge Summit, Los Angeles, CA

August 11, 2014

@Salem High School, Virginia Beach, VA

August 8 - 10, 2014

@National Book Club Conference, Atlanta, GA

August 4, 2014

@LEC Camp at Richard Bowling Elementary School, Norfolk, VA

June 7, 2014

@California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA (via Skype)

May 1, 2014

@Princess Anne High School, Va. Beach, VA

April 4 - 13, 2014

@Worldfest Houston 2014, Houston, TX

February 3, 2014

@Dan River High School, Danville, VA

@Focus School, Danville, VA

@Boys & Girls Club, Danville, VA

October 11 - 12, 2013

@Book Lovers & Book Clubs Conference, Kansas City, MO

August 29 - 31, 2013

@Megafest, Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, TX

July 15 - 16, 2013

@Delta Sigma Theta, 51st National Convention and Centennial Celebration, Washington, DC





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On the streets of Jersey City there is a simple code. You don’t talk to the cops. You don’t snitch. Period. But when young bus driver Andre Bolden witnesses a crime on his route, he is compelled to make a choice. If he keeps silent, he might lose his job and be gnawed by his conscience. If he snitches, he could lose his family—even his life.

This explosive story explores the clash between a working man and the code of the street. Gifted storyteller Booker T. Mattison has crafted a realistic tale full of tension and raw suspense yet infused with spiritual truth. Snitch rewrites the rule to mind your own business, peers into the hearts of those who seek revenge and redemption, and celebrates the ability of a community to triumph over violence and intimidation.

"Snitch absorbed me to the point that I felt my life and the lives of my family were at stake. It's just that good. Snitch should be required reading for anyone with a pulse and a conscience."Lisa Cortés, executive producer of the Academy Award–winning film Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, Shadowboxer, and The Woodsman.

"Amazing—down to the last line. Bravo!" —Victoria Christopher Murray, Essence bestselling author of The Ex Files; Too Little, Too Late; Lady Jasmine; and Sins of the Mother

"Captivating from start to finish. Snitch is a compelling tale about the psychic turmoil of upholding the code of the streets. Booker T. Mattison deftly interweaves psychological themes of depression, anxiety, and PTSD with the harsh realities of black urban street life." —Kevin Cokley, PhD, editor-in-chief, the Journal of Black Psychology; associate professor of counseling and psychology, University of Texas, Austin

"Wow. Good stuff. I loved the interconnectedness of every character and the powerful, fresh, black male characters effecting positive change in the neighborhood. It reads like a movie."—Stephanie Allain Bray, producer of the Academy Award–winning film Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan, and We the Peeples

"Mattison turns a mirror on our community and takes an unflinching look at who we are. Gratefully, he doesn't stop there, because the characters in Snitch also show us what we will become—for better or for worse—in a world of change. Full of suspense that happens organically, Snitch will keep you on edge and will live in your head long after you’ve turned the last page."—Terrie M. Williams, author of Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting; cofounder and president of the Stay Strong Foundation

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Unsigned HYPE

Unsigned Hype is the story of Tory Tyson a teenaged music prodigy. A classically trained pianist who is more interested in making beats than playing Bach. And a victory in the Unsigned Hype demo contest will give him exactly what he wants out of life – a successful music career. But can Tory handle the fame and fortune that he seeks?

"This debut novel has an authentic voice, taking readers into the world of New York City hip-hop through the wide eyes of a kid who's still refreshingly innocent…readers will come to love the characters who mentor him along the way..." -Publisher’s Weekly

"Firmly rooted in hip-hop lore, it will have huge appeal for urban teens." -Library Journal

"A great story... [Tory's] life, music, and personal situations were stepping-stones to becoming someone great in hip-hop music. That's a beautiful thing." —Pete Rock, legendary hip-hop producer and DJ

"This story is long overdue. It shows that even bad neighborhoods can produce good things. Tory keeps it real, but he also keeps it right." —Robert Teitel, producer, Soul Food, the Barbershop series, and Notorious

"Unsigned Hype flies above adversity and goes beyond positivity to inject real hope into an uncommon urban tale." —Brady Goodwin, aka Phanatik, of the Grammy-nominated Christian rap group The Cross Movement

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