Welcome to Medley Memories
Welcome to Medley Memories

CONTACT INFO:

Yvonne J. Medley


P.O. Box 1294
Waldorf, MD 20604

 

info@yvonnejmedley.com 


Phone: 240.427.5594

What's New

Life Journeys Writing Workshop

Discounts Available!

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**Experience Medley's Literary Offers

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**Host a Book Discussion

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Reading and Book Signing 

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**Upcoming Calendar Events

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**Come to the Life Journeys Writers Guild, Inc.

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Life Journeys Writing Workshop

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**Great Looks & Great Books, Great Talk!

Host a Book Discussion featuring Medley's Offerings and come away insightful, entertained, and beautiful! (For details, check out the Calendar in Workshops, Books & Events.)

Writing Workshops // Literary Offerings // Literary Therapy℠ — Intense and Tangible!

Yvonne J. Medley facilitates a diverse range of exclusive writing workshops for a diverse range of genres/writing skill. Inquire about her Workshops on the road [The Life Journeys Writing Workshops]; able to accommodate, teach and inspire specific groups in schools, churches, libraries and organizations. Or register for one of Medley's intense writing workshops [Write on Wednesdays—with a Twist!  or  Write on Saturdays—with a Twist!], complete with a professional editor on board, meals and more. Ten passionate writers, max!

 

In large or small gatherings, participants will be met with expert advice, individualized attention, and innovative publishing industry information. Also ask about the benefits of LJWW's Literary Therapy℠, meant to engage and empower the creative self-expression of participants. Contact us to discover how to get your juices flowing, and keep them flourishing. Check out What's New

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Host a book discussion and book signing, featuring Medley's riveting literary offerings.

The author's descriptions are vivid. The writing is evocative. Much like Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye and Bebe Moore Campbell’s What You Owe Me, Medley's creations create layered spellbinding stories about human behavior. They also provide safe havens to have serious conversations about relationships, integrity, faith, and even church!

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One-on-One Writing/Coaching Consultant and Ghostwriting Services

Do you have a literary offering you've wanted to finish and/or perhaps you just don't know how to get it started? Well Medley's One-on-One Coaching Consultant and/or Ghostwriting Services may be your answer. It is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

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STEP 1:  First, schedule a consultation to determine which you need -- a Ghostwriter or One-on-One Coaching Sessions (to get your project on track and flourishing in a professional and productive manner).

 

STEP 2: Second, determine your budget -- Ghostwriting Services range from $850 - $1200, monthly.  One-on-One Coaching offers hourly rates for as little as 2 - 8 hours per week at affordable investment rates.

 

STEP 3: Finally, once you have completed the steps above, Medley will discuss with you the pros and cons of being traditionally published and/or self-published. Yes, there is much to discuss about both. Learn the facts to make a fruitful choice about your publishing avenues. Also learn the benefits of communing with like-minded people by participating in the Life Journeys Writers Guild's workshops designed to keep your creative juices flowing as well as informed. Join the LJWG and network with a diverse group of literary artists.

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Your level of commitment is worth the desired outcome!

 

We Packed the House!                                   Stay Tuned for Upcoming Events ... Or         Book your own event!!!! 

For Show Tickets, Vendor Space and more, click on image.
****We are excited to have Charrisse Jackson-Jordan, a Morgan State University graduate, with us and cheering us on!
 
***** The LJWG has been given a Governor's Citation for its collaboration with Law Enforcement. During our production (below), we will honor members of the Charles County Sheriff's Office. 
 
    The Prison Plumb LineA Lyrical Drama — edgy, educating, entertaining, and encouraging — is meant to open hearts and broaden perspectives. Charrisse Jackson-Jordan, philanthropist and cast member of The Real Housewives of Potomac will introduce and host this empowering production. The story highlights choice, second chances and change, and it features, again, Ayanna Gregory — vocal artist, educator, activist — the daughter of legendary activist, author and comedian, Dick Gregory. Also featured is the amazing artwork of visionary artist Wesley Bullock (his incarceration story and awesome talent were featured on NBC and in The Washington Post). Featured in the cast is a woman who walked this journey. Help us start her on a new journey! This Mission is real, not Memorex!
     The novella, titled, The Prison Plumb Line, turned stage play, was inspired by the lives of five real female inmates.  My husband, Robert, and I have received recognition from The White House for our more than 20-year span of volunteerism behind bars. This production has also begun its journey, empowering, behind bars. The play hits the District, again, at THEARC located at 1901 Mississippi Ave., S.E., Washington, DC 20020 — on Saturday, August 27, 2016  — Reception at 7 p.m. // Showtime at 8 p.m. To view our 2015 trailer, click on www.prisonplumbline.com; // email us at prisonplumbline@gmail.com // or call 240.427.LJWG (5594). Join Us!
 
This is a Life Journeys Writers Guild Production. 
 
The LJWG, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization serving those passionate about the Literary Arts, and making a difference in our communities. It serves as an economic bridge of access to the Literary Arts, and the therapeutic benefits it provides. Ask about the benefits of Literary Therapy via Life Journeys Writing Workshops (LJWW)!
Join us, Saturday, April 23, 2016 -- as we make History, and make tangible, Your Story!!! Sponsored by The Northumberland Public Library. Call 804.580.5051 www.nplva.org
Ways to Snatch your Power Back! Book a Production tailored for your fundraiser! Click on photo to Connect! www.prisonplumbline.com

Before Orange is the New Black

There was The Prison Plumb Line, a Lyrical Drama!

Stay Tuned for future Productions and Tours for 2016!

 

New Production at THEARC Theater in DC, October 25, 2015 featuring Radio One's Ebony McMorris and Ayana Gregory, daughter of activist, author and comedian Dick Gregory!

 

Accepted in the DC Black Theatre Festival, June 19-28, 2015 -- Watch for our June, 2015 Play DATE during the Festival!!!  Where it all began...The Prison Plumb Line, a novella!!!!!

 

 

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We did it again! A Sold Out Crowd! Thank You, Today Show, The Fourth Hour!

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Come Out and Take Part in the Creative Process!!!

 Join us for ...                                                                

An Evening of Poetry, And A Play Reading

At the College of Southern Maryland***La Plata Campus, The Fine Arts Center

8730 Mitchell Road***La Plata, MD 20646

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Saturday, May 31, 2014 @ 7 p. m.

Come and enjoy Journalist and Author, Yvonne J. Medley's novella, titled,The Prison Plumb Line as it leaps from the page to the stage!!! This is an exclusive first-read with actors and audience participation — a Q & A to follow...

 

...Enjoy Southern Maryland's Hottest Poets! Come and be dazzled by the spoken word, promising to elevate and entertain. These Poets embrace the love, drama, irony and humor of life!!!

 

Don't miss this one-night-only event!
ALSO FEATURING:
DARLENA AUSTIN, Amazon #1 Bestselling Author
KEITH A. HOPPS, Poet
MARGARET LOCKLEAR, Playwright, Griot & Poet
LAYLA MAINE-PROCTOR, Poet & Educator
MALCOLM J. YOUNG, Poet

Tickets are only $10 (in Advance or at the Door)

 

***Produced and Directed by Sonya Hemphill, Clouds in My Coffee Theater

 

The Prison Plumb Line, the play — adapted for the stage by Margaret A. Locklear; Produced by Renaissance Productions and Tours, and the Life Journeys Writers Club, Inc., a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization!

For more information: 301.893.4331 / cloudstheater@gmail.com / www.cloudstheater.com

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 Life Journeys Writers Club, Inc. Presented Good Reads & More on...


        Sunday, October 20, 2013, 5-8 pm

        Busboys and Poets

        1025 5th Street and K, NW

        Washington, DC 20001

 

The Life Journeys Writers Club Big Quarterly Gathering, Part II, presented the Jubi Stone: Saved by the Vine Book Launch/Signing and A Tribute to Domestic Violence Awareness Month!  This was a public event! And 90-plus friends, LJWC Members and book lovers joined Author and LJWC Founder Yvonne J. Medley for this special event. There was a dramatic performance, LJWC readings, special guests, food, live jazz and more. We celebrated, and highlighted an important issue.

 

Find out how you can become a vibrant member of the LJWC, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, visit  www.lifejourneyswritersclub.com or email emeddle@aol.com or call Yvonne Medley at 301.705.8972. 

 

We Had A Blast!!!!!!!

 

It was a packed Literary House of 90-plus. Stay tuned to join us next time at Busboys and Poets.

 

 

http://www.somdnews.com/article/20131211/NEWS/131219940/0/southernMaryland&template=southernMaryland

MEDLEY at THE PRATT...

It was a Literary Celebration and a part of the Writer's Live! Series that took place on

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

The front of the Central Library

   

     Yvonne J. Medley discussed the riveting and personal backstory details—of her latest novel release, titled, Jubi Stone: Saved by the Vine, the prequel (released July, 2013, Kensington) to Medley’s debut novel, God in Wingtip Shoes (Released April, 2012, Kensington).

 

"Word on Jubi and Raising awareness about Domestic Violence, to which this novel is dedicated. Jubi Stone: Saved by the Vine addresses the Domestic Violence issue in several streams. During one of those streams the character, Jubi Stone, suffers a sexual assault at age 14 as well as an immediate devastating aftermath (an eight-month hidden pregnancy and a stillborn birth) That's my story. I've put myself out there in a way that I had never planned. I've dedicated this book to being a safe place to have serious conversations about faith, family, communication, church and sex (really, that's the point of everything I write, but this one takes it up a notch).  I am hopeful and prayerful to be informative, sharing, and to keep standing throughout this ongoing commitment. This one is personal! And it is my hope to give silent victims a survivor's voice." Yvonne J. Medley

 

     The special evening also included a book signing and a dramatic skit of Jubi Stone's Chapter One, performed by Womb Work Productions, Inc. of Baltimore. And it all took place at the prestigious and historic Enoch Pratt Free Library.    

Nineteen-year-old Jubi Stone in the midst of battle with her mother, the bewildered Esther.
Both parents, James and Esther, struggle to reason with Jubi, a drug addict, and now estranged from her loved ones.

Click on the Pratt at http://www.prattlibrary.org/locations/central/

 

Or check out the podcast at 

http://www.prattlibrary.org/booksmedia/podcasts/index.aspx?id=82710#

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Central Library

400 Cathedral Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

410.396.5430

 

 

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