Author & Speaker

“How people live their lives is a result of the story they believe about themselves. So when they hear Sekou … dismantle their current belief system and ignite a spirit of courage and determination in them … they become, as Mother Teresa said, a pencil in the hand of God.”

– Les Brown, motivational speaker

Lecture at Fisk with students waving

Sekou Writes has had more than his fair share of lives as a professional creative. Among other things, he has authored several books, ghostwritten a New York Times best-seller, been included in a wide variety of anthologies, written a few regular columns, authored an autobiographical stage play, and even directed a documentary short film. Probably what he’s most known for is running his first marathon four months after his stroke. Yes, really. He has a couple of fancy-sounding degrees like a BA from Morehouse and an MFA in Creative Writing/Fiction. He also hosts the podcast/TV show, Get Rich 101! 

He has spoken, performed, lectured, and taught workshops at numerous grade schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges. CONTACT: