Taught by Greg Neri,
Award-Winning Author and Filmmaker
G. Neri is the Coretta Scott King honor-winning author of Yummy: the Last Days of a Southside Shorty, and Ghetto Cowboy, which was made into the movie, Concrete Cowboy, starring Idris Elba, which debuted at #1 on Netflix. His books have been translated into multiple languages in over 25 countries. They include Tru & Nelle, Grand Theft Horse, Hello, I'm Johnny Cash, and Chess Rumble. In 2017, he was awarded the first of two National Science Foundation grants that sent him to Antarctica; he is currently co-chair of the Antarctic Artists and Writers Collective. Prior to becoming a writer, Neri was a filmmaker, an animator/illustrator, a digital media producer and one of the creators of The Truth anti-smoking campaign. He writes full-time while living on the Gulf Coast of Florida with his wife and daughter.