Dr. William Ashanti Hobbs III Interview
DR. WILLIAM ASHANTI HOBBS IIIMiami, FloridaDr. William Ashanti Hobbs III, a native of Ft. Lauderdale by way of Atlanta, Georgia, discovered his passion for writing at an early age. During his junior year at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Dr. Hobbs was inspired to write a collection of short stories and poems entitled “Pseudonymous” and the novel, “The Chosen People: Africa’s Lost Tale of Meroe.” The sales of these profound works of literature far exceeded his expectations, and allowed him to release “Unconditionally” prior to graduating with his Bachelor of Arts in Print Management and Graphic Arts.
Dr. Hobbs' desire for excellence and his wondrous literary talent earned him the prestigious McKnight Doctoral Fellowship, therefore, allowing him to attend The Florida State University as a doctoral candidate in the incredulously competitive Creative Writing Program. Upon successfully graduating with honors, Dr. Hobbs taught at Virginia State University specializing in African-American Literature and Creative Writing. Dr. Hobbs received his tenure and was promoted from Associate Professor after the release of his riveting novel “Worthy!”
Dr. Hobbs recently returned to his hometown in South Florida and is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Florida Memorial University. His most recent project, “North of The Grove” focuses on the importance of male mentorship in the minority community. In 2014 he co-wrote the short film, “Love Mary;” and competed in the worldwide 48hoursfilmprojects competition. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his two loving sons, Ashanti and Amiri. He also enjoys martial arts, playing the guitar, and blogging at williamhobbs247.wordpress.com
To contact Dr. Hobbs visit www.Northofthegrove.com or visit http://meroe365.wix.com/ultimus-primed
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