Jeffrey Blount is the award-winning author of three novels. His most recent book, The Emancipation of Evan Walls was the winner of the 2020 National Indie Excellence Award for African American fiction. He is also an Emmy award-winning television director and a 2016 inductee to the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. During a 34-year career at NBC News, Jeffrey directed a decade of Meet The Press, The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and major special events. He is the first African-American to direct The Today Show. Born and raised in Smithfield, Virginia, he graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Communications/Broadcast Journalism. Jeffrey now lives in Washington, DC.


The Texture of Family: Black Fiction

March 22, 2024 10:30AM – 12PM

Join as authors Jeffrey Blount, Donna Hemans, and Joanna Skerrett discuss their novels that explore the texture of Black families.

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