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Odie Hawkins, Author, Screenwriter, National Treasure

April 30, 201631 min
I had an amazing interview with Odie and Zola Hawkins. Odie Hawkins has been given the title, “The Underground Master”, by a loyal constituency who have followed his career through his twenty four novels, short story collections, essays, television scripts, radio and film scripts. He takes pride in being the originator of the Pan-African Occult genre, as exemplified by “The Snake” and “Shackles Across Time”. He was one of the original members of the famed Watts Writers Workshop, established by Budd Schulberg, in the wake of the Watts Rebellion, 1965; and the Open Door Program, created by the Writers Guild of America, West, Inc. Louise Meriwether, John W. Bloch, Al Jenner, Robert Lewin, Harlan Ellison and Budd Schulberg, instructors. “Ghetto Sketches”, his first published novel -- on the required reading list – May 2010 - Professor Justin Gifford. University of Nevada, Reno. Department of English. Mr. Hawkins has recently published books of Socio-science fiction: Mr. Bonobo Bliss and L

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