Write Stuff Guest Post — Black and Single Blues by Dwight Hobbes




Based on the short story featured in Essence Magazine, “One Coming, One Going”. As hard as it is, sometimes finding the love of your life is only half the battle. Keith Jackson is a world-traveled guitarist in great demand, with legions of ladies along the line. One fateful evening he crosses paths with Lesli, a woman who wondrously stops his life dead in its tracks. Just when it looks as if they’re headed for happily ever after, everything goes to hell in a hand-basket. Now he has to figure out how to hold on to the best thing he’s ever had


Dwight Hobbes, Minnesota’s most widely published essayist, has written for Essence, Reader’s Digest and Washington Post, currently contributing to Mpls/St. Paul Magazine, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder and One Nation News.
In 2015, Black & Single Blues (Indie Gypsy) marked his debut as novelist, followed this year by How To Find Love Without Losing Your Mind (Kindle/Amazon.com) collected essays on the ups and downs of making a romantic relationship work.
Keith & Lesli: Black & Single Blues II, serialized in Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, runs at One Nation News come the fall. Hobbes just finished Black & Blues III and is completing Ella Stanley, drama based on Effa Manley, the Negro Baseball League’s only female owner, commissioned by Mixed Blood Theatre.
Hobbes has written for San Diego-Union Tribune, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, City Pages, Twin Cities Reader, Insight News, The Circle, Asian Pages, St. Paul Almanac and more. He’s made guest appearances on National Public Radio, Minnesota Public Radio and Twin Cities Public Television. His collection of controversial essays, Something I Said is published by Papyrus Publishing, Inc., Minnesota’s only black-owned small press.

Hobbes’ produced plays are Shelter (Pangea World Theater), Dues (Mixed Blood Theatre), You Can’t Always Sometimes Never Tell (Long Island University) and In The Midst (Long Island University). Robinson, a one-act drama based on the life and career of Jackie Robinson was commissioned by the African American Museum and Cultural Center. You Can’t Always Sometimes Never Tell is published in Center Stage (Illini Press, 3rd Edition). Dues is published in Point of Revue (Playscripts, Inc.).

As a singer-songwriter, he’s performed in the New York City area at Kenny’s Castaways, The Other End, My Father’s Place, New Moon Cafe and campus coffee houses at SUNY @ Stony Brook and Long Island University/C.W. Post. In the Twin Cities, at The Fine Line, Seventh St. Entry, Hell’s Kitchen and on KFAI – Fresh Air Radio. Released the single “Atlanta Children” (Beat Bad Records), lamenting the 1981 serial murder of 22 youngsters. Dwight Hobbes, this past year, wrapped Angels Don’t Really Fly (Beat Bad Records – EP) at Winterland Studios, made his film debut, performing on the soundtrack for Brenda Bell Brown’s Sing Blues, Thank You.



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