Patrick Oliver is a program manager and literary consultant dedicated to promoting reading and writing as tools of empowerment. He is also creator, executive producer and host of Literary Nation Talk Radio a live weekly broadcast on JoyNet Radio with past guest such as Marian Wright Edelman, Common, Hill Harper, Sonia Sanchez, Susan Taylor and numerous others.
He is publisher and editor of the Essence Magazine best-selling anthology Turn the Page and You Don’t Stop: Sharing Successful Chapters in Our Lives with Youth (April 2006). Contributing participant Roundtable Discussion “Featuring Leaders of Poetry Organizations for Kids from Around the United States” in the publication Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry (McSweeney’s April 2013). His forthcoming books – On My Own: Vision Board Guidebook for Young People (June 2015) and Notes from a Literary Activist (October 2015).