Carolivia Herron : Author and Educator



From EpicCentering the National Mall

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I Remember When the National Mall Was Made (streamed live on  9/23/2016 10:15-11:15 AM)

On Friday, September 23, 2016 students of Shining Stars Montessori Public Charter School (DCPS) present essays and drawings as responses to people and places of the National Mall. In one essay the student imagines herself reminiscing as the Statue of Freedom on the top of the Capital dome, above the National Mall. Additional essays reflect on National Mall events, people and places such as the AIDS quilt, the 1963 March on Washington, the cherry blossoms, the Smithsonian castle, and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. The event is one of many EpicCentering the National Mall events welcoming the new National Museum of African American History and Culture to the National Mall. 

  • Join us on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial
  • Friday September 23, 2016
  • 10:00 AM –  Noon

New EpicCenter Stories Programs

EpicCenter Stories

Our first and primary goal is to establish a model classrooms in schools and community centers to demonstrate our modules, and begin production of curriculum materials that include: live performances, electronic and face to face instruction, and field trips.

We  have recently begun to develop other programs. The first was Epic Publishing. And more recently  a radio broadcast in Takoma Radio with interviews of musicians writers, and other story focused personalities. The most recent series of programs are called EpicCentering and developed  the DC Public Library.

News: Epic City Broadcast and PeaceSong DC

A new venture for Carolivia is a radio show, Epic City, supported by EpicCenter Stories. Each week, Carolivia interviews an artist or  writer.  Epic City, WOWD-LP Takoma Radio 94.3 FM, streamed on
 Click on Blog for Carolivia’s reflections and latest newsCarolivia’s most recent novel, PeaceSong DC: A Jewish Africana Academia Epic Tale of Washington City  (Street to Street Epic Publishing, 2016) is available in print and digital versions. You can purchase them in the  EpicCenter Stories store or on Amazon.
If you order from the EpicCenter, you can ask for autographed copies of all Carolivia’s books.

More on PeaceSong DC

Peacesong DC front cover
Peacesong DC front cover

Carolivia’s latest book, Peacesong DC went to press on her 69th birthday, July 22, 2016. Peacesong DC consists of fictionalized autobiographical chapters extracted and amended from Carolivia Herron’s longer work, Asenath and the Origin of Nappy Hair. In order to highlight the Washington DC aspect of the author’s identity.

In Peacesong DC Carolivia’s persona, Shirah Shulamit Ojero has four loves, her African American culture, her Jewish heritage, academic study — especially the study of literary epics — and her city, Washington, DC. Peacesong DC displays the interconnection of these four loves as Shirah grows up in the Washington DC neighborhoods of Mayfair Mansions, Kenilworth, Anacostia, Takoma DC. and downtown.

To Purchase PeaceSong DC at EpicCenter Stories. (Coming soon. Store is being tested.)

To Purchase at

Book: Peacesong DC: A Jewish Africana Academia Epic Tale of Washington City.

Digital: Peacesong DC: A Jewish Africana Academia Epic Tale of Washington City

Works, World, and Ways of Carolivia Herron