"MR. WRITE" (My 1st Book!)

$2,853 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 70 people in 24 months
Brandon Alexander Williams  MAYWOOD, IL
After 10+ years as a humble student of the Chicago poetry scene, one hip hop musical , two albums, three mixtapes, a full page feature in the 2nd longest running international hip-hop periodical with 8 million subscribers worldwide , and a verbal co-sign by one of the most talented, respected, Grammy award-winning, multiplatium MC duos in the world . . . Brandon "Real T@lk" Williams is FINALLY ready to release his first published literary work entitled...                                                                          
                                      "(she calls me) Mr. Write "

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ABOUT THE BOOK:
    Titled after a poem inspired by Lupe Fiasco's "He Say,She Say" and written in 2006 during his studies at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, "Mr. Write" is arguably Real T@lk's most popular piece. He often receives unanimous requests to "...do that one joint about the pen and pencil!" during performances across the country.



This work will contain over 100 pages of poetry (including a few haikus), original rap lyrics, essays, short monologues, short stories, highlights of life on tour, and observations about love and relationships (philosophic in nature).            Like any self-publishing or independent publishing adventure, there are many risks and challenges. Nonetheless, I want to self-publish in order to have complete creative control of the project and it will be a true representation of me.         I wish to provide an authentic experience with this book that has yet to be created. Throughout my career as an artist, public speaker, storyteller, and educator, I have sought to create a universal form of communication that bridges the gaps between people. This project is very possible and very needed in today’s literature scene.
           Become part of the Mr. Write movement!

PROGRESS:



THE GOAL:
We must raise $4,000 to complete this project. All money raised for the book will go to the following:
·   Project Development
·   Graphic Design
·   Content Editing
·   Layout Design
·   Manufacturing and Marketing
·   Incentives
·   Postage

*All incentives will be shipped approximately one month after funding goal is raised but no later than August 1st*

INCENTIVES: 
$20 or more - "STORYTELLER"
- invitation to live poetry reading via FacebookLive
- 1 Real T@lk glow-in-the-dark button.
- digital copy of "The Talented Tenth 8.0 LP".
- digital copy of "Mr. Write" book.

$35 or more - "GENIUS"
- invitation to live poetry reading via FacebookLive
- 2 Real T@lk glow-in-the-dark buttons.
- digital copy of "The Talented Tenth 8.0 LP".
- autographed copy of "Mr. Write" book.

$50 or more - "LYRICIST"
- invitation to live poetry reading via FacebookLive
- 2 Real T@lk glow-in-the-dark buttons.
- digital copy of Real T@lk's 5-album discography.
- autographed copy of "The Talented Tenth 8.0 LP".
- autographed copy  of "Mr. Write" book.

$100 or more - "WORDSMITH"
- invitation to live poetry reading via FacebookLive
- 5 Real T@lk glow-in-the-dark buttons.
- digital version of Real T@lk's 5-album discography.
- autographed copy of "The Talented Tenth 8.0 LP".
- autographed copy  of "Mr. Write" book.
- one "Mr. Write" t-shirt in limited edition RED.

$250 or more - "MAVEN"
- invitation to live poetry reading via FacebookLive
- 7 Real T@lk glow-in-the-dark buttons.
- digital version of Real T@lk's 5-album discography.
- autographed copy of "The Talented Tenth 8.0 LP".
- autographed copy of "Mr. Write" book.
- one "Mr. Write" t-shirt in limited edition RED.
- one "Stickin Up Sallie Mae" limited edition hoodie.
- framed copy of hand-written "Mr. Write" poem.



BIOGRAPHY:
   Born in Maywood and raised in Peoria, Illinois, Brandon "Real T@lk" Williams is changing the world one rhyme at a time! He's an alumni of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated. 

  " To say that hip-hop is my life is an understatement. I believe that music is a universal form of communication that brings people together, and I wish to transfer my musical talents into providing a much needed inspirational work available for any one who wishes to listen or read. "

    In October of 2009, he wrote and produced a stage production entitled "The Yard: An A'Capella/Hip-Hop Musical " at Southern Illinois University. Two months later he was named “Unsigned Hype” by The Source Magazine in their December 2009 issue for his debut opus "The Mo' Better Mixtape".
    In February 2012, he was invited to perform for Andre3000 at his Atlanta home. Andre called Real a "lyrical scientist." In 2013 he was invited to join Big Boi's "Shoes For Running World Tour" with Killer Mike. He’s also performed at over 100 stages and 50 college campuses across the nation including Howard University, Hampton University, Morehouse College, and Fisk University (to name a few).
     Currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia, he’s currently working on his 6th audio project featuring Authentik Made, Organized Noize Productions, DJ Toomp, DJ Cutmaster Swiff and a few other Atlanta and Chicago natives. Truly a mother-loving genius, cunning linguist. His lyrics will make your brain smile.

VIDEOS: 
Episode 1, Memoirs Of A Modern-Day Griot:



Episode 2, Memoirs Of A Modern-Day Griot:



Episode 3, Memoirs Of A Modern-Day Griot:



Episode 4, Memoirs Of A Modern-Day Griot:



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"(she calls me) Mr. Write" is officially finished.

Official Book Release:
Friday, September 9th, 2016

The Silver Room
1506 East 53rd Street,
Chicago, Illinois 60615

6:00pm CST - 8:00pm CST
FREE ADMISSION!
The first 10 copies are here!!!
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Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm proud to announce that the proof copy of my 1st book has arrived!

The color details on the cover need to be tightened up, and there are a few minor typos with the content. Once that is updated, your copies will be mailed out and the book will be available for sale!

Thank you again for your patience and support!
Sincerely,
Brandon Alexander Williams
interior pages (eggplant purple)
back cover (with reviews)
cover (photography by @TheRealBFree)
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8 months ago
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Ladies & Gentlemen,
Thank you for your patience!
My publisher has just approved the final proof of:
(she calls me) Mr. Write.

The proof copy is on its way to my house to look over. Once it's received, reviewed and approved, the OFFICIAL copies and incentives will be sent out!

If you have pre-ordered a copy by donating, PLEASE send First & Last names + all mailing addresses and P.O. Boxes to BrandonAlexanderWilliams at Gmail dot com

Thank you again for contributing to my dream.
Peace & Blessings,
B. A. Williams
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$2,853 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 70 people in 24 months
Created February 27, 2015
Brandon Alexander Williams  
JR
$35
Janevieair Ray
5 months ago
MD
$30
Michael DeWaltI
6 months ago

Can't wait until it is release

AL
$25
Anita Lima
6 months ago
MH
$35
Maria Hightower
6 months ago

I am so excited for you!!! Congratulations!

KS
$20
Koleta Smith
7 months ago
$20
Tyson Ewing
7 months ago

But it's spelled Right. #hate

NH
$25
Nicole Horne
8 months ago
$33
Anonymous
12 months ago
JR
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Janevieair Ray
13 months ago

Happy Born Day B!!

DA
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15 months ago
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