Best Selling Author Mister Mann Frisby Returns to PSU

You’re not famous until you’ve written your own book. That, however, is easier said than done. Many writers can’t get past the first page of their book. Fear not, help is on the way.

Author, motivational speaker, and Penn State alum Mister Mann Frisby will be hosting a workshop for aspiring writers of fiction and non-fiction on September 11 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center from 1 – 3 p.m.

Frisby graduated from PSU in May of 2002 and went on to self-publish his first novel Blinking Red Light later that month.

According to Assistant Dean of Multicultural Affairs, Joseph Selden, Frisby has done incredible things. After selling over 15,000 books, mostly from the trunk of his car and local bookstores, Frisby was given a two-book deal from Penguin Books. Some of his other books include Wifebeater and Holla Back…But Listen First: A Life Guide for Young Black Men.

Selden, who taught Frisby when he was a Penn State student, revealed that Frisby is about to finish his next book. “We’re going to invite him back to be our African American Heritage Speaker later this year,” said Selden.

Who better to inspire aspiring writers than a successful young writer himself?

This workshop, titled “How to Get Started Writing Your Book and What to do When You’re Finished,” is designed for people from all walks of life and professions, says Selden.  Participants are required to bring their own writing material to take notes, as well as a list of questions.

This opportunity is not without strings, however. There is a $50 fee for the general public – only $30 for students. And for the aspiring writer who is passionate about his work and wants to make a name for himself, what is $30 in the grand scheme of things?

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