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Sheri Purpose Hall - Salina Spring Poetry Series
By Salina Arts & Humanities
Sheri Purpose Hall is an award-winning spoken word artist, author, radio personality, actress, educator, and minister who uses her work to provide perspective and engage conversational empathy. She has Four books: a book of poetry, epistles, and essays titled "Black Girl Shattered"(2017); two poetry chapbooks “Mélange du Femme Noir” (2019) and “Chosen for Both” (2015); and a workbook/workshop "Writing Wrongs: Writing to Heal" (2016) which won an award from Bike for the Brain, a non-profit organization that works to reduce mental health stigma.
She is the founder of Arsyn Spit Fire, East of Red ArtHouse, and PenFire Publishing; Executive Director of Poetry for Personal Power; and provides consulting and assistance for many other non-profit, community-based, and arts organizations.
Sheri Purpose Hall is currently ranked as the #2 woman poet in the world WOWPS Virtual 2022 competition, #8 Southern Fried Indie 2021, #1 Word Play Battle League 2022 Champion, 2020 National Spoken Word Awards Female Spoken Word artist of the year, a 2019 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Awardee and Previous two-year Studios Resident, 2019 Art in the loop grant recipient, 2019 and 2017 Arts KC Inspiration Grant recipient, and the 2017 ArtsKC Inspiration Breakfast featured artist. She won the Poet and Activist award at the Music and More Foundation Poetry Awards 2 years in a row and was nominated for best-spoken word artist in the KC People's Choice awards, Pitch Best KC, and the National Spoken Word Awards. She has also earned the opportunity to represent Kansas City Nationally as an individual competitor at the Women of the World Poetry slam (years 2017/18/21) and as a team competitor at the National Poetry Slam 4 years in a row.
$5 at the door
Free for students with ID
Don't miss the other readings in the Salina Spring Poetry Series!
Traci Brimhall, April 4
Gary Jackson, April 11
Miguel M. Morales, April 18
April 25, 2023
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ad Astra Books & Coffee House
135 North Santa Fe Avenue
Salina, Kansas United States