News & Events
Ethiopia Trip to Historical Sites!
Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Author and artist Jerome Matiyas visited the beautiful country of Ethiopia to visit the amazing historical and inspirational sites mentioned in the novel Mekonnen: The Warrior of Light.
Mekonnen: The Warrior of Light, #1, Published on
Maryland, Maryland, USA
Mekonnen: The Warrior of Light, part 1, was published and launched of through Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), on April 27, 2019.
Children's May Festival
Time is TBD
Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, USA
Display tent at a Children's May Festival in collaboration with Family Vision and Thee Cole Family Foundation.
Mekonnen Epic Article in the T&T Guardian Newspaper!
Port of Spain, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
August 6, 2012 Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies A newspaper article was written about Jerome Matiyas and the Mekonnen Epic by Keith Anderson and published in the Trinidad Guardian Newspaper.
The Lab @ International Ethiopian Evangelical Church
Washington, Washington, DC, USA
October 26, 2012, 7:00 pm Art displayed and spoke briefly about the story to teens and pre-teens.
Interview with Medium Brown Podcast
Mar 01, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Columbia, Columbia, MD, USA
As Black History Month comes to a close, Foley sits down with Jerome Matiyas to discuss his book “Mekonnen: The Warrior of Light.”
Mekonnen Book Talk
Dec 07, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
FAs Marketplace, 11319 Elkin St, Silver Spring, MD 20902, USA
Its the first official book launch event gathering for Mekonnen: The Warrior of Light, part 1! Come to FAs Marketplace from on Saturday 12/7/2019 from 2 pm to 4 pm to find out more, meet the author and artist, get a signed copy of the novel and find out what inspired the story.
Ethiopian Day Festival
Sep 01, 2019, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM EDT
1 Veterans Pl, 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
Silver Spring MD, USA 1 Veteran's Plaza. Mekonnen Epic will be on display with the author and artist Jerome Matiyas selling copies of his novel, t-shirts, and artwork. 

Copyright JeroMe Matiyas, 1992 to 2019 and beyond. All rights reserved.

The MEKONNEN head logo, MEKONNEN word mark and logo, MEKONNEN EPIC mark and logo, and all related characters and elements are trademarks of Jerome Matiyas and Mekonnen Epic Studios.

Registered with Library of Congress as Mekonnen: The Warrior of Light, Part 1, August 2019, and Mekonnen: The Warrior From Aksum (Book1, Part 1, effective 9/5/2017. 

Previous registration with Library of Congress, DC USA, filed 4/2009.

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