Quassan T. Castro is a journalist, columnist, entertainment and culture critic, poet and author. Quassan hails from the streets of East Orange, New Jersey.

His work ranges from personal essays, fiction, poetry, music and book reviews, celebrity interviews and culture writing. Quassan is an esteemed teacher of college writing and literature.

Quassan is an entertainment and news fanatic. With his first personal essay, My Father, The No-Show published at the age of seventeen, Quassan became one of the youngest male writers to write for a national magazine, Essence Magazine. His works are featured in top national magazines that include: Essence Magazine, Essence Magazine Online, Heart and Soul Magazine Online, BET (Black Entertainment Television), Black Enterprise, Everyday Feminism and Jet Magazine. He has interviewed celebrities from Mary J. Blige, Nia Long, Deborah Cox, J. Cole, Joe Budden, Marvin Sapp, Earth, Wind & Fire, Kevin Hart to Macy Gray and Shirley Gibson, Mayor of Miami Gardens. His style of interviewing has made him a favorite amongst celebrities and dignitaries. NJEA has also featured his work.

Made of Shade was his popular column blog where he reached millions of Jet Magazine readers online with his entertainment and culture critiques. Quassan is a writer for the widely popular Huffington Post.

His works have published in several college literary anthologies including: The Sundance Writer: A Rhetoric Handbook, Sundance Choice Composition and Structured Reading. Heavy weight writers included in some of the literary anthologies featuring Quassan are: Alice Walker, Tony Brown, Maya Angelou, Virgina Woolf, George Orwell, Nikki Giovanni, Naomi Wolf and Martin Luther King Jr. Quassan is featured in the groundbreaking anthology Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence.

Quassan is a graduate from Bloomfield College with a B.A. in English.
Quassan Castro has a MFA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Contact Quassan: writerres2012@gmail.com
Twitter @Quassan

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