Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Introducing TWO NEW AUTHORS: Sophia Jane Berkley & Theo Fowles!

It's about that time folks!!!

TUESDAY, APRIL 24TH, 6:30-8PM @ MESSAGE MEDIA ED! Free! All ages welcome! Sophia Berkley and Theo Fowles are now graduates of Message Media Ed's Digital Scholars Book Writing and Publishing Program! They have penned their very first autobiographies and they are brilliant!!!! 

Special thanks to guest speakers/authors, Sheila Jackson Hardy, Alice ThePoet Nicholas and Joanne Griffith-Poplar for sharing your wisdom and encouragement, and for my mama, Judith Byard, for helping with editing :-). Theo and Sophia participated in our Digital Scholars Book Writing and Publishing Program here at Message Media Ed this Spring and would love for you to support their book launch and signing party on the 24th! 


Sophia Jane Berkley, one of nine children, was born in Los Angeles, California. 
She grew up in Willowbrook, Ca. She is a single parent of three children and currently resides in 
Los Angeles.  Sophia has a lifelong love for writing, creative arts, and social service. 
Text Messages from the Heart of a Ghetto Mom captures Sophia’s bold voice, clever sense of 
humor and passionate poetry, as she vividly exposes personal experiences and reflections on family, love and the civil rights movement. Sophia is now a graduate of the Digital Scholars 
Book Writing & Publishing Program at Message Media Ed in Los Angeles. 
For more information, email

Theo Fowles graduated from University of Southern California with a Bachelors in Cinematic Arts and taught high school English and English as a Second Language in the Bronx, NY as a 
Teach For America corps member from 2005-2008. The experience in the classroom motivated 
Theo to create Just D.U.M.B. Productions, Inc., a company led to develop a blog, videos, workshops and books under the motto “Just Don’t Underestimate My Brain.”   
To Be Young, Gifted, & D.U.M.B. is the first book in the Just D.U.M.B. Movement and is produced 
in partnership with Message Media Ed, a media literacy center located in South Los Angeles. 
It is an interactive autobiography that highlights love, hurdles and life lessons, 
and engages the reader to reflect on these journeys as well. 
Continue the D.U.M.B movement here! 
Twitter: @dumb_tweets

(For more info about our Digital Scholars program and Message Media Ed, please visit )

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