Mama, I made it! Someone saw fit to write a cover story about moi. Check out the amazing feature by Sally-Ann O’Dowd with extremely flattering photography by Eduardo Schneider. Read article here.
Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of facilitating a teen writing workshop sponsored by the Miami Book Fair. The Miami Book Fair is one of the more well-respected events of its kind in the nation. Beyond the amazing event that happens in November, numerous workshops and community events are held throughout the year under the Miami Book Fair banner.
My workshop featured some talented teens who were excited about the opportunity to spend their Saturday morning writing poetry. We focused on the power that an individual’s story has and the necessity that a poet, or any artist, is intentional about using their own authentic story to speak volumes. In the few hours we had, these poets started on the journey of creating some extremely in-depth work, and I look forward to working with them in the future.
I am excited to announce that my debut collection of poetry, And the Walls Came Tumbling, is available to the masses.
This is truly a humbling experience for me, and I’m excited to share my work with the world. I’m honored to have been chosen by Omiokun Books for this venture. We hope that it has the impact we believe it should.
The book is both ode and elegy. It explores pain, purity, and pride. And pays homage to some of music’s greatest voices.
Please, go to andthewallscametumbling.com to order your copy today, and help us in our mission.
In conjunction with the City of Sunrise, I’ll be facilitating teen writing workshops in September. If you are (or know) a teen that’s interested in exploring and/or creative writing and poetry talents, then this is the right workshop.
Click on the link to register.
This summer, I was awarded a grant from the Broward Cultural Division and Community Foundation of Broward to support The Happening: A Theatrical Mixtape, Volume II. This short video recaps one day of the show where we performed for 200 middle and high school students.
October 27, 2017 – I had the pleasure of conducting a workshop for Miami-Dade Public School educators on behalf of Piano Slam and the Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation.
It was a thrilling day. Check out the video.