Founder of In The Company of Poets Philly's First & Finest Spoken Word Ensemble Assistant Exec. Producer of the duo's current CD, entitled "FEMALE FIRE." (present) Executive Producer of the duo's hit stage production "ANOTHER WOMAN THANG!" (2003 & 2004) Committee Member & Participant of 18th Annual Black Writers Conference, sponsored by the Art Sanctuary in Philadelphia, Pa. (Spring 2000) Instructor for the Phila. Mt. Airy Learning Tree/Poetry Writing Workshop. (Fall 2004) Founder of Summer Mentoring & Creative Arts Camp "TOMORROW'S GIRLS." (2001 - present) Co-Instructor, Poetry Workshop for Adults, People's Emergency Center (2002 - 2004) Co-Instructor, Poetry Workshop for Teens, People's Emergency Center (Summer 2002)
Bma: The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review: Volume 1, 1997 Limited Editions Literary Magazine of Community College of Philadelphia -(Spring 1998) "A Sister Speaks of..." -Self-Published; 3P's Production Press - (September 1998) "Ain't Gonna Bite My Tongue NO More"- Self-Published; 3P's Production Press (December 1999) The Poetry Calendar Literary Magazine - (Spring 2000) The Philadelphia Tribune Poets Corner -(Summer 2001) The Real News Publication -(Spring 2002) Rolling Out Urbanstyle Weekly - (Winter 2004)
THE FATHER PAUL & CHRISTINE WASHINGTON LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT AWARD: Presented by The Art Sanctuary in conjuction with the 2010 Celebration of Black Writing. TRANSFORMATION AWARD Awarded by The Leeway Foundation celebrating women artist who create art for social change. (Fall 2006) ART and CHANGE AWARD Granted by The Leeway Foundation to women making a change through art. (Summer 2005) BOOK CORNER/Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia - Poetry Contest (1st place - Summer 2002) SIGNIFICANT OTHER "Grown-up Writing Women" Painted Bride Art Center (Spring 2002) JUDITH STARK Creative Writing/Poetry Competition, Community College (2nd place - Spring 1998) SONIA SANCHEZ/AUDRE LORDE POETRY Writing Competition (1st place - Fall 1998) WDAS Valentine's Day Poetry Contest, (1st place - Winter 1997)
VENUES & PERFORMANCES
A lover of jazz, I have had the pleasure of performing my poetry with some of Philadelphia's finest jazz artist.Gerald Veasley & The Electric Mingus Project, The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble and The Sam Reed Quartet, just to name a few. Performing with & without my fellow sistah poet of In The Company of Poets, extensivly through out the tri-state area.
I also the co-hosted a popular Philadelphia poetry venue "Vibes & Verse," which with Charles Younger. I have a also had several media appearances, such as WUSL Power 99 FM, WHAT AM "Etches", WURD AM, WRTI FM "The Bridge," WPEB AM "People, Politics & Poetry,"and The Philadelphia Board of Education Public TV, just to name a few.