Fighting Back

VLOG: Wednesday, 12/28/2016

2016 has certainly been a tough one with regards to loss.  One would have to use the fingers and toes of both hands and feet to count the number of high profile personalities that were lost this year.  Several people whom I know very well have lost either friends or family to chronic illness, and after […]

Alright, Alright; Keep It Moving!

If you were to close your eyes and imagine just about any 1980’s film set in New York City, you probably heard the title of this article recited by someone blowing a whistle, portraying an NYPD traffic cop.  Well, this article is not a tribute to those nostalgic screen gems, but in the spirit of […]

Journey From Fear To Faith

My Interview with HealthyBlackMen.org

According to a New York Times op-ed written by Duke University Medical Center psychiatrist Damon Tweety, “black men are seven times more likely than white men to receive a diagnosis of H.I.V. and more than twice as likely to die of prostate cancer.” With that said, health education and inspiring men to go see the […]

Man Eating Breakfast

Press Release: Book Signing at Shepherd’s Fold Sat Feb 27

Local Award-Winning Author Matt D Talford Will Hold A Book Signing at Shepherd’s Fold Bookstore on Saturday February 27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Local Award-Winning Author Matt D Talford Will Hold A Book Signing at Shepherd’s Fold Bookstore on Saturday February 27 ROCK HILL, SC – February 26, 2016 – Shepherd’s Fold Bookstore is hosting Matt D Talford, author of the award-winning memoir, “From Fear To Faith: A Survivor’s Story” on Saturday, February 27 from […]

Matt D Talford Book Signing
Matt at South Pointe High

Just finished one of the most rewarding one-hour periods of my 23 years as a working professional. Today I was blessed to be able to spend part of my afternoon sharing my story (“From Fear to Faith: A Survivor’s Story“), as well as my upbringing, professional experience and life lessons with a wonderful group of writing students at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill, SC. And to my friend Mrs Carlo Goodson Dawson, thank you for the opportunity to participate in your Black History program and share with your students. That was so therapeutic for me; I’ll always remember it!

Join Matthew at Shepherd’s Fold Books in Rock Hill, SC on Saturday February 27, 2016 from 11am-2pm for a book signing!

Date: February 27, 2016
Time: 11:00-02:00pm
Event: Book Signing
Venue: Shepherd's Fold Books
(803) 327-2589
Location: 415 Cherry Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732
USA
Public: Public

Email joetta@talfordarts.com to book Matthew for your next speaking engagement.

Seeing Really Is Believing!

New Year; New Methods

I think we’ve all heard the phrase, “seeing is believing” enough to consider it cliché; but there’s a reason that phrase has been around for nearly four centuries (if not longer).  In its original sense, I think the message was, “I won’t believe it until I see it,” and certainly most of us have said […]

Had a wonderful time at the 2015 Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC on Thursday, Sept 17. I was able to join a wonderful group of authors from around the country, and speak on a panel entitled, “Care for the Caregivers.”