In the Community 

Arts. Mentorship. Education

Giving, inspiring and sharing with the young men of  the Miami-Dade Bootcamp.

Bringing the Grove to the Grove

Bringing the Grove to the Grove

Had an awesome time at the Local Author's Night at the Bookstore in the Grove! The crowd was with me at the turning of every page.

School days

School days

Just had a great introductory talk with Stranahan High School students just receiving 80 copies of my novel North of the Grove. The kids enjoyed the talk and the teaser I gave them of the story so much that they're asking the principal to order personal copies for me to autograph. Guess that may happen when I return to discuss the book with them after they finish reading it!

Mentorship is so important!

Mentorship is so important!

Hanging out during homecoming with my mentee, Trevoris. #bigbrothersbigsisters #mentorship

Louder than a Bomb

Louder than a Bomb

Had a blast (no pun intended).

Real Men Read

Real Men Read

Enjoyed my time at the 3rd Annual Real Men Read event at Ft. Lauderdale’s New River Middle School. I read to a class from the book City Poems and talked about how education played an important role in who I have become today!

chapter - all day!

chapter - all day!

Cutting up something lovely with Chapter3, the poetry troupe I helped found and advise at Florida Memorial University

Bootcamp love

Bootcamp love

Receiving my certificate of commendation with Shelnita Jackson and Lt. Rose Green of the Miami-Dade Bootcamp.

Spending time in the Grove

Spending time in the Grove

Enjoying the art at the Kroma Gallery in Coconut Grove with curator Julia Polonyi and artist Alan Laird.

Big moment

Big moment

Getting historic with ABFF (American Black Film Festival) founder and CEO Jeff Friday at a Miami Film Life event.

Everybody Loves Chris

Everybody Loves Chris

Getting wisdom and wicked comedic timing from Real Husbands of Hollywood writer Chris Spencer at a Miami Film Life event.

will power

will power

Running into fellow FAMUan Will Packer, producer of Takers, Think Like A Man, Ride Along at the Trayvon Martin Fundraiser

Comm-unity

Comm-unity

Big ups to my community service days with AmeriCorps back in grad school (still got the T-shirts). And what organization have/did you serve under? What type of outreach were you involved in?

Haitian Sensation

Haitian Sensation

Showing love to Haitian filmmaker Mecca aka Grimo at the screening of his film KIdnappings at the Haitian Arts Cultural Center.

On the grind

On the grind

Meeting one of the busiest humans I have ever encountered next to MK Asante, brother Roy Dockery of On Faith Entertainment, LLC. He came to campus to premiere and discuss the short film “Journey Home” to a group of sleepy-eyed Florida Memorial University students Saturday.

ngrove crew

ngrove crew

Posing with the gang that put together the trailer for North of the Grove.

Into the schools

Into the schools

Here I am posing with the amazing Khaleebra Reed of the Broward Teacher's Union after the 300 purchased copies of my novel North of the Grove were delivered! I threw in copies of the teacher's guide as well for the high school teachers of the classes across Broward County that will read and discuss the book with yours truly. Now there's talk of it being used in the middle schools as well.I'm ready. ‪#‎Onward‬

Chief Jimmy Brown Show

Chief Jimmy Brown Show

Me gearing up to get the word out for North of the Grove. #earlymorninggrind

48hour film project

48hour film project

Yes, I worked as writer with Team Briscoe (summer 2014) in the worldwide contest where teams meet up for a 48 hour stretch of time to make a short film.

Oh yes

Oh yes

Just stopped by the local Barnes & Noble. They have ordered three copies of North the Grove and are looking to set up a book signing for me for next month! #nicestarttotheweek http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/north-of-the-grove-william-hobbs/1118891445?ean=9781496171306

Repping at the Caribe Arts Fest

Repping at the Caribe Arts Fest

Posing with The Magic City actresses La'Shalle Jackson and Amiya Thomas.

Louder than a Bomb

Louder than a Bomb

Making connections with host Jawan Strader of NBC6 news (South Florida) at the Louder than Bomb Town Hall Meeting to discuss putting the arts back into education. ‪#‎ltab‬ ‪#‎ltabfl‬ ‪#‎makinmoves‬

MLK Day

MLK Day

Put in work this morning on the vacant lots in Sistrunk Blvd. with the family. #MLK #dayofservice

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Chief Jimmy Brown Show

Me gearing up to get the word out for North of the Grove. #earlymorninggrind