Writer Jason Reynolds, Brook Stephenson and John Stephenson
Writer Jason Reynolds, Brook Stephenson and John Stephenson

My life, like so many others, was made only richer by Brook Stephenson. When he suddenly passed this August – it hit those close to him hard.  Stephenson was a mentor, a friend, a writer passionate about life.  He was determined to create spaces for writers of color and he and his brother did just that when they founded the Rhode Island Writers Colony. I had the opportunity to spend some time at the Rhode Island Writers Colony with other writers of color and it is a project that all in his community want to see continue. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/room-our-own-brook-stephenson-s-gift-dying-n466786