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Thursday, February 28, 2008
Listen to Charisse on the Michael Baisden Show. Listen.


Saturday, February 2, 2008
Brand Nu Words author Charisse Carney-Nunes participates in the 16th Annual African-American Children’s Book Fair in Philadelphia, PA. The event will be held from 1:00-3:00 pm, at the Community College of Philadelphia, 17th and Spring Garden Streets, Philadelphia, and is free and open to the public.


Friday, February 1, 2008
Brand Nu Words author Charisse Carney-Nunes is the Black History Month Keynote Speaker for Main Street Elementary School in Chester, PA


Monday, January 28, 2008
Watch Brand Nu Words author Charisse Carney-Nunes being interviewed on Comcast Network “Your Morning with CN-8.” The spot will air at 6:40 AM.


Thursday, January 24, 2008
The City of Philadelphia honored Brand Nu Words author Charisse Carney-Nunes along with the African-American Children’s Book Project and 2 African American illustrators for their hard work and efforts in the promotion of children’s literacy. Read the press release.


Mon. 1/21/2008
Brand Nu Words author Charisse Carney-Nunes was the keynote speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration for the Oakwood Terrace Elementary School Community, Silver Spring, MD


Tue. 11/27/2007
Brand Nu Words author Charisse Carney-Nunes is the latest guest blogger on the Covenant with Black America’s website!  Her blog entitled “Giving Thanks for Our Covenant Children” is the kick off to a new initiative that will focus on I Dream for You a World and collect stories of children who demonstrate Covenant values by taking action to better themselves, their schools or their communities.  Read about the new initiative and the blog on the Covenant’s website. Click here


Fri. 11/30/2007
Washington, MD

Brand Nu Words author Charisse Carney-Nunes speaks for Girl Scouts in Ft.


Sat. 10/6/2007

Largo, MD - Brand Nu Words author Charisse Carney-Nunes participates in the Capital Book-fest by hosting a seminar on Digital Books, participating in a panel on girls and self-esteem, and by reading from her children’s books Nappy & I Dream for You a World.


Sat. 9/29/2007
Washington, DC
Brand Nu Words author Charisse Carney-Nunes participates in the Author’s Pavilion at the Congressional Black Caucus, promoting her most recent children’s book I Dream for You a World: A Covenant for Our Children.


Sat. 9/22/2007
New York, NY
Brand Nu Words author Charisse Carney-Nunes participates in WBLS’s Circle of Sisters Expo at the Jacob Javits Center.


Sun. 9/9/2007
Washington, DC
Brand Nu Words Author, Charisse Carney-Nunes participates in the Black Family Reunion on the National Mall. She will collect stories about strong families and communities – stories about courage, history, traditions, and generations. Futuristic Youth, a local community group, will assist with interviewing and Brand Nu Video, a local video production company, has volunteered to videotape participants’ stories. Come on out and share your story. The Black Family Reunion is the perfect time for us to document what an amazing, resilient people we are. Carney-Nunes will also read from her children’s books Nappy & I Dream for You a World


Sat. 9/8/2007

Washington, DC - Brand Nu Words author Charisse Carney-Nunes participates in International Literacy Day at THE ARC in Southeast, Washington , DC .  She will read from her children’s books Nappy & I Dream for You a World.


July 21/2007

New York, NY - Brand Nu Words exhibits at the Harlem Book Fair. Check back soon for details.


June 9-10, 2007

New Haven, CT - Author Charisse Carney-Nunes reads as part of the Big Read sponsored by the New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas.


Summer Speaking Engagements

DC State Education Agency Adult Education & Family Literacy

Norfolk, Virginia Keynote Presenter for Para-educators Academy

Jack & Jill of America Regional Luncheon Keynote Speaker.

May 31 - Jun 3/2007

New York, NY - Brand Nu Words exhibits at Book Expo America at the Jacob Javits Center. Our booth number is 240 in the African American Pavilion.

Thurs. 2/15/2007

Newark, NJ - Charisse comes home to Jersey! She will join the Covenant in Action tour at Bethany Baptist Church in Newark, NJ, where she will autograph copies of her newly released book, I Dream for You a World: A Covenant for Our Children 8pm.



Fri. & Sat. 2/9-2/10/2007

Williamsburg, VA - Charisse participates in Tavis Smiley's 2007 State of the Black Union with The Jamestown Project. I Dream for You a World released!!!!



Sept. 9/2006

Washington, DC - Charisse appears with KaribuKIDS at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference. 11am - 1pm. Washington Convention Center, CBC Authors' Pavilion.


Sept. 8/2006

Washington, DC - Spoken word artist Charisse Carney-Nunes will be covered with words from her book "Songs of a Sistermom." Guests are invited to listen to and read from her body, deeply personal, yet universal concerns of motherhood in an era of change and chaos. Full exhibition blurb is listed below.

PYRAMID ATLANTIC ART CENTER, 8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD. 20910 Near Silver Spring Metro (Red Line). 6:30-9pm.

D A N G L I N G (as in suspension)
Combining languages of art and life, and as affected by the DADA influence, 20 artists will directly or indirectly, comment on a range of issues that relate to aspects of the global human condition including militarism, economics, environmentalism, and personal, philosophical and political conflicts. The exhibition reflecting the clash between the rational and the emotional will feature performance and new media works and will be accompanied by a panel.



Mon. 8/7/2006

Atlanta, GA - Southwest Regional Branch Library, 10:15 a.m.



Mon. 8/7/2006

Atlanta, GA - Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, 3 p.m.


Sat. 8/5/2006

East Point, GA (Camp Creek) - Charisse appears at Barnes & Noble, 11:30 a.m.


Fri. 8/4/2006

College Park, GA, College Park Library, Time TBA



Fri. 8/4/2006

Atlanta, GA - Bankhead Courts Branch Library, Time 1 p.m.



Fri. 8/4/2006

Atlanta, GA - Adams Park Branch Library, Time 3:30 p.m.


Thurs. 8/3/2006

Atlanta, GA - Charisse appears at Barnes & Noble, Morrow, GA (Southlake) for a book reading and signing. The Larry Young Morning Show on 1570 AM The Light will broadcast the Barnes & Noble book event live on site and interview the author. 11 a.m.



Thurs. 8/3/2006

Atlanta, GA - Nubian Bookstore, Morrow, GA (Southlake Mall). 3 p.m.


Sat. 7/29/ 2006

Philadelphia, PA - Charisse appears at the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. National Convention. Details TBA

Sat. 7/15/2006

Bowie, MD - KaribuKIDS!! It's a family affair! Charisse is a featured author. There will be African drumming, storytelling & more. Karibu Books, Bowie Town Center. 11am - 1pm. Click here to see the flyer!!



Sat. 7/15/2006

Bowie, MD - Allen Iverson Celebrity Softball Game!! Big Harve will be hyping the crowd of over 7000 fans!! Charisse will be promoting & selling NAPPY!! 6:30pm Click here for more info & to buy tickets!



Sat. 7/22/2006

New York , NY - Charisse goes to the 8th ANNUAL HARLEM BOOK FAIR!! Over 50,000 expected to attend!! Click here for more info!!



Thur. 6/15/2006

Washington, DC - Charisse appears at Barnes & Noble, Downtown Store at the poetry soiree



Fri. 6/23/2006

New Haven, CT - Charisse appears at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas



Fri. 6/9/2006

Washington, DC - Charisse appears at Politics & Prose Author's Reception. 7-9pm



Fri. 5/19/2006 to Sun. 5/21/2006

Washington, DC - Brand Nu Words presents NAPPY to Book Expo America!!! Stay Tuned!!



Sun. 3/12/2006

Washington, DC - Charisse will present the keynote speech to Northeast Washington DC area Girl Scouts at their annual Interfaith Service. Church of the Redeemer, 15th and Girard Streets, NE. 3-5pm



Sat. 3/11/2006

Upper Marlboro, MD - Charisse will participate in Keep Company with God's, "Tea Time With the Authors" 3rd Annual African American Women Writers Luncheon Celebrating Women's History Month 2006. Camelot of Upper Marlboro. $40 in advance. 1-5:00pm. Click here to see the flyer.



Tue. 2/28/2006

Washington, DC - Charisse reads at Shephard Elementary School. 9am.



Mon. 2/20/2006

Trenton, NJ - The College of New Jersey - Charisse will participate on a panel concerning Black hair discussing her book, Nappy, in honor of Black History Month.



Sun. 2/19/2006

New York, NY - Tune in to KISS-FM to hear Bob Pickett & James Mtume's interview Charisse on their popular Sunday Morning Talk Show as she discusses Nappy and Black History. 10 am



Sun.. 2/19/2006

New York, NY - Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe Booksigning. 3pm . Click here to see the flyer.



Sat.. 2/18/2006

Newark, NJ - National Council of Negro Women - Charisse presents the keynote speech at the Harambee Breakfast of the NCNW, Section of the Oranges. "Living the Legacy: African Women With a Purpose." 9:00am. Click here to see the flyer. 


Sat.. 2/18/2006

Mt. Laurel, NJ - First Steps Gym Black History Month Celebration. 4:30pm. Click here to see the flyer 


Tues. 2/14/2006

Newark, NJ - Charisse reads for 18th Ave. School 


Mon. 2/13/2006

Brooklyn, NY - Charisse reads for PS-9 & PS-256


Sun. 12/18/2005

Maplewood, NJ - Meet Charisse at her New Jersey Book Release Party for NAPPY!! Location? Mom's house of course! 2-4pm CHILDREN ARE WELCOME! If you need directions, please email Charisse or call 973-763-0672


Sat. 12/17/2005
Washington, DC - Meet Charisse at her home church, Greater First Baptist Church, Rev. Winston C. Ridley, Pastor, where she will lead "Kwanzaa for Christ!" Since Jesus is the reason for the season, a Christian-based Kwanzaa celebration is in order, complete with African-inspired dress, ceremony, food, music & dance. Details and exact time TBA


Sat. 12/17/2005

Newark, NJ - The Gift Box - A Winter Wonderland Festival! Come one, come all and enjoy stories of legendary ladies highlighted in Charisse's Nappy book. Details on this event are forthcoming. If you are looking to attend this, please contact Charisse via cell phone at 202-460-5168


Wed. 12/14/2005

Arlington, VA- Meet Charisse in the NSF Atrium at the NSF Employee Association Craft Fair. Book sale and signing from 11am - 3pm. 4201 Wilson Blvd.


Sun. 12/11/2005

Washington, DC- Red Beans & Rice Children's Boutique's Holiday Open House. 4710 14th Street NW, 2-5pm


Sat. 12/10/2005

Washington, DC - Washington DC Alumnae Chapter's Marketplace 10am


Sat. 12/3/2005

Bowie, MD- Meet Charisse at Karibu Books at Bowie Towne Center. 2pm

Sat. 12/3/2005

Hyattsville, MD- Meet Charisse at Karibu Books at the Mall at Prince Georges. 6pm

Sun. 11/20/2005

Washington, DC - Charisse reads at the Literary Expo of the Federal City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta featuring Nikki Giovanni! Ms. Giovanni will present her new children's book, Rosa, based on the life of the late Rosa Parks. The expo will also include several other authors including children's book authors Charisse Carney-Nunes and Adrienne Lance Lucas. The event, which will include door prizes a reception and booksignings, will be held at American University's Kay Spiritual Life Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW and is free and fun for all ages. See the flyer!


Sat. 11/12/2005

Join Washington, DC based author & poet Charisse Carney-Nunes and 2006 Cherry Blossom Festival Art Competition Winner & illustrator, Ann Williams, in celebrating the release of Nappy (ISBN: 978-0-9748142-1-6 Brand Nu Words 2006), a humorous and delightfully illustrated children's hardback based on the poem of the same title with a book release party to include a special tribute to Civil Rights icon, Rosa Parks, who died last week. Parks is one of ten African-American women featured in the book. The celebration, which will be held at the historic Thurgood Marshall Center for Service, 1816 12th Street, NW, Washington, DC, will include free and fun activities for children, including storytelling, moon bouncing, and face painting.

Contact 202-387-1314/202-460-5168 or for more info!


Sat. 11/5/2005
Maplewood, NJ - Meet Charisse at her New Jersey Book Release Party for NAPPY!! Location? Mom's house of course! 3-5pm CHILDREN ARE WELCOME!


Sat. 10/1/2005
Largo, MD- Meet Charisse at the Capital Bookfest. Location: The Blvd at the Cap Centre. Produced by Carla A. Nelson and Kwame Alexander, in association with The Literacy Council of Prince George's County, MD. This one day multi-cultural book festival will feature author readings, panels, writing and publishing workshops, poetry slams, live music, children’s storytelling, and exhibitors from the Washington Metropolitan area, celebrating literacy and promoting books in the National Capital Area.10am - 7pm


Fri. 9/16/2005
Cambridge, MA - HLS Celebration of Black Alumni. Meet Charisse and other HLS BLSA Alumni authors at a panel discussion moderated by Prof. Kenneth Mack. 3 - 4:30pm








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