January 7- Poetry at "Becoming Michelle Obama" book event at St. John's Congregational church, 5:30, FREE
January 19- Author appearance: Morristown Public Library, Morristown, TN, 4-6 p.m.
January 30- Panelist/ Book Signing: “Speaking Out for Women and Girls” a benefit for Girls Inc. of Holyoke, Delaney House
February 18- Speaker for Bard College Clemente Course- MLKCC, 6 pm
February 19- Moderator, Becoming Michelle Obama Book Discussion- Bay Path University, 6 pm
February 23- Poetry Performance, Delta Sigma Theta Delta Sorority, Rahway, NJ
April 23- Literacy Night at Springfield Public Schools
April 27- Chattanooga, TN, Delta Sigma Theta Delta Sorority's Author on Tour
Crystal’s Veteran’s Day poem “What the War Took but Did Not Return” is published in the November issue of the African American Point of View
Crystal is awarded a 2018 Unify Against Bullying grant for her children's book AJ and the Magic Kite
Crystal is nominated for "best screenplay" in the 2018 The African Film Festival in Houston, TX
Crystal performs in "Queenin" alongside Brenda's Child, Mind Evolution and Lynnette Johnson
Crystal's devotional "The Hungry Kitchen Floor" is published on The Upper Room
Crystal is interviewed on NEPR
Crystal is featured in the Bay Path University Alumni Magazine
Crystal is named one of 5 "Difference Makers" from Businesswest. Watch Crystal's acceptance speech here
Crystal's devotion "At the Pizza Counter" is printed in the Feb. issue of The Upper Room
Crystal takes 3rd place in African Voices Magazine's Flash Fiction contest. Read winning entires here.
The Rhythm in Blue wins World Cinematography Award at the Amsterdam Film Fest
Crystal is featured in the Atlanta Black Star for her children's book "Gabby Gives Back"
Crystal performs at STCC alongside Brenda's Child and Lynnette Johnson
The Rhythm in Blue premieres in Chicago
The Rhythm in Blue wins Best Feature at the Inspired Faith Film Festival
The Rhythm in Blue wins Best Feature at the Newark Int. Film Festival
The Rhythm in Blue wins Best Feature at the October Film Festival
The Rhythm in Blue premieres in Boston
Crystal performs at the Mark Twain House for "The MouTH". Listen to her performance here.
The Rhythm in Blue premieres in NYC Watch Q&A here
Crystal is featured in The Point of View alongside Brenda's Child and Lynnette Johnson
Crystal's poem "Home" is published by Silver Birch Press
Crystal releases 7th book and 3rd Children's Book "AJ and the Magic Kite"
Crystal's poem "Homecoming" is published on For Harriet
2016 and Prior to 2016
Crystal performs as Aunt Em and Glenda the Good Witch in The Wiz. Watch Crystal singing "The Feeling we Once had"
A snippet of The Rhythm in Blue is published by For Harriet
A snippet of But Now I See is published by For Harriet