Award-winning Jackson State University alumnus author Sylvester Stephens will host a book signing from 2-4 pm, Friday, Oct. 18, at the JSU Bookstore.
Born in Saginaw, Mich., the 17th of 18 children, Sylvester developed a talent for writing, not from the reading of literature, but from listening to the music of his elder siblings. It is a talent that would lead him to become a best-selling author, playwright and producer.
Sylvester is a graduate of Saginaw High School. He attended college at JSU in Jackson, Miss., a broad contrast from his Midwestern automotive town.
Over the years, Sylvester has honed his craft one piece at a time, beginning with poetry, progressing to stage plays, novels and eventually, screenplays.
On Feb., 17, 2012, Sylvester received a honorary Georgian Award from the Georgia State Congress for his contribution for community awareness for his stage play, “Our Time Has Come.”