Meeting of the Minds Publications

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

New Authors

Here is some of the acts that came to our Open Mic / Author Release Party!
Congrads to all!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten

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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Bigger and Better

This is a Cinderalla story. I had this dream to believe in beginning writers and publish them. I would have never guessed that this would be so blessed. Here the count down.

I have to make this show perfect. I have reach down in my soul and make this show bigger and better than the last.

So who is reading my blog...make sure you save August 26, 2006. Its day I am gonna make my dream a reality.


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Donations Are Welcome

Spread the word and keep our youth moving toward a better future!

Tip: Volunteers who sign up today can attend every event for free!

August 24 - ThursdayArts Entertainment Industry Charity Party(proceeds benefit Royal Tribe Youth ArtsCenter building renovation project at 1183 South Avenue)Town Tavern - South Side / East Carson St6 - 10pmFree Admission All You Can Eat And Drink $30Hosted by Def Jam Records / Russell Simmons Music Group and the Pittsburgh Xplosian Basketball Team Special Guests Pittsburgh Steelers and other CelebritiesSo come have fun and let us show you how to network !!!

August 25 - FridayNational Youth Arts Alliance ConferenceFeaturing Job Expo & Top Industry Network Executives and ProfessionalsDavid L. Lawrence Convention Center 9 - 5 p.m.Concert / Show Performance featuring:Short Dawg - Def Jam Recording Artist / Russell Simmons Music GroupShannon Alicee - Slip N Slide Records; Crave - Mean Street Entertainment;B. Grimm - Off The Block Records; Mano Y Mano; Nova; and manyMore to be announced!!! 7 p.m.

August 26, Updated Schedule

5:00 Arrival- Bake Sale Set-Up, Book Set-Up

5:25 Test theMics5:45

Open Sign Up

6:00 Welcome

6:05 Unorthodox Tactics (Hip-Hop)

6:15LeslieYarbough (?Poetry)

6:20 Shelia B. (Gospel-Song)

6:25 Ebonydawn (Fiction)

6:30 Matt Salih (Poetry)

6:35Caroljean Lacy (Headliner-Poetry)

6:45 One (Gospel Rap)

6:50 Bonita Lee (?Poetry)

6:55 M.J. Washington (Poetry)

7:00 Todd Addleff – (Acoustic Artist)

7:05Sheraden Green (Headliner-Poetry)


7:20 Regenold Griffin (?Poetry)

7:25 Carmen Wallace (Poetry)


7:35 Normandaryl(?Poetry)

7:40Nicole Stallworth (Headliner-Poetry)

7:50 JPB Productions (Hip Hop)

7:55 LeslieYarbough (?Poetry)

8:00 Caroljean Lacy and Tina Dixon (Black Butterfly-Dance)

8:10Versatyl (Headliner-Poetry)



8:30 Job i Am / Tish Matthews (Poetry &GospelMime/ Dance)

8:35 Tracey Roberson (Poetry)

8:40 X-treme Gutta (Rap)

8:45 Diamond Axe (Poetry)


Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Arts Alliance Conference

Royal Tribe will be sponsoring a conference. I am also pleased to annouce that I am one of the speakers, here is the information:

Arts Alliance Conference PITTSBURGH. August 25, 2006 - Royal Tribe Music and its partners will host the national youth Arts Alliance Conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown in the "City of Champions". Registration is taking place now by calling (412) 657-3327. Limited Seating is available; and All seats are General Admission so please register early, as we are anticipating a capacity crowd in 2006, due to the low cost, free valuable resources, prominent officials, and so many celebrities.


Official Pre-Conference Kick-Off Party Hosted by Black Budafly;
A&R Reps - Job Opportunities and Internships;
Visual Arts Contest $500 to the top five winners;
Major Statewide Town hall Meeting;
Presentations by many local artists
Major National Concert Announcement.

Contact InformationCall: 412-657-3327 OR 412-657-3201


for more information


Arts Alliance Conference

c/o RTM Meeting and Management

1739 E. Carson Street 348

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

E-mail correspondence is always

For Official Hotel Reservations:Hampton Inn - University Center / Pittsburgh

Number: 412-681-1000 Discount Code: Royal Tribe

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

A Blast From the Past, One Year Ago This Month

Spit Fire On The Open Mic

Let Me Say...I am excited...
With the new set up of the books, new beginnings with the business and the new

It is important to me that things move smoothly. As always the newest authors get to say their pieces for 15 mins and the prior authors will get 5 mins. Open Mic is 3-5 mins. Please make sure to write metamorphose piece for the show. I am also going to set up a date in the next week at Carnegie in East Liberty for you all to practice and for us to collectively talk about the books, etc. I wrote will write house business in a letter.

Tentative Schedule

5:00 Arrival- Bake Sale Set-Up, Book Set-Up
5:25 Test the Mics
5:45 Open Sign Up
6:00 Welcome
6:05 Taken
6:15 E.L.
6:25 Taken
6:30 Matt Salih
6:35 Ms. Lacy
6:50 Bonita Lee
6:55 M.J. Washington
7:00 Leslie Yarbough
7:05 Sheraden Green
7:20 Regenold Griffin
7:25 Taken
7:35 Normandaryl
7:40 Nicole Stallworth
7:55 Taken
8:00 Dance

8:05 Carmen Wallace
8:10 Versatyl
8:30 Diamond Axe
8:35 Tracie Roberson
8:45 Taken
8:50 Shaela Montague-Phillips (Poem and Close)

Authors if you want to find some one who can sell your books at the table then I don't have to find some one to do it for us, that will be great. Also it would be nice if we could rotate the bake sale. Please remember that everything we do is a fundrasier, if you bring kids, we will charge $5.00 for them too. If you are performing with some one, we will charge for them too. I have someone new working the he doesn't know you. That means, since this is your show, I expect people to come at 5:30.

Our indoor shows are never censored...I allow everyone to express themselves!!! Just don't go crazy with it!

Let me also note I have started to advertise, I sent the press release to Soul Pitt, Post Gazette and we just have to fill the seats.

Please let everyone know, that if they are interested in open mic they can leave me their names and the time that they want to perform by just commenting to this blog thanks...

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Meeting of the Minds Publications
PO BOX 55004
Pittsburgh, PA 15207

Pittsburgh, Pa, July 31, 2005 For more than five years Meeting of the Minds Publications has shown the ability to stimulate a new breed of writers. An alternative to a Saturday norm will be a celebration in spoken word & music celebrating love of self, of spirit, of family & community, of peace, of democracy. We will be introducing four new authors: Caroljean Lacy (Highland Park), Sheraden Green (Homewood), Nicole Stallworth (East Hills), Christina McNeese (Carnegie). They will be joining 13 other previously published authors: Leslie Yarbough, Bonita Lee, Tracey Roberson, Normandaryl Beasley, Ebonydawn Gilchrist, Eskay, Leana Westbrooks, Regeneold Griffin, Rachelle Dorsey, Stanley Mason, Matthew Salih, Carmen Wallace, and Marcia Washington-Jones. Our newest authors will assemble at Carnegie Library of Homewood; we are also seeking open mic participants to assist in this venture. Shaela Montague-Phillips will also be releasing a full-version of 7 Breaths of Yearning.

Meeting of the Minds Publications, Spit Fire on the Open Mic event, will be held on Saturday, August 26 at the Carnegie Library of Homewood. Meeting of the Minds Publications is a stepping-stone for beginning writers, producing an easy way to see a short collection of works in print. On a monthly basis, we provide an open mic as well as author spotlights, in local communities all over Pittsburgh. Our two major goals are: to encourage and inspire the writers and to engage the community to share their talents as well. We recognize the impact we can have in our community, by investing in the arts, we create an innovative environment.

Meeting of the Minds Publications asks that fans of the arts, young and old, amateur or professional, get involved. Each participant will have a chance to gain exposure, receive support from other audience members and experience creative consciousness at its best!

Entrants can begin to register at 5:45 p.m. All forms of genres to be supplied by the participants. Each performer will be required to have their music or material for the show. Carnegie Library, will supply mics and a sound system. Each performer will be given 3-5 minutes.

Event: Carnegie Library of Homewood, Auditorium

Date: Saturday 26th August 2006

Time: Registration starts at 5:45 p.m.

Where: 7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Door Fee: $5.00

For More Information, please contact:
Shaela Montague-Phillips, Lead Project Manager
Telephone: (412) 377-2769