Winter Wonderland

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Please stop by, if possible, to enjoy wonderful performances, delicious food and of course, to support artists dedicated to their dreams. It is a free event. I will be there with copies of my first book of poetry, Poetry 2Life: Youth. Struggle. Love. as well as calendars for the New Year. Artists, painters and jewelry creators will also be there. It isn’t enough to simply ‘like’ art, it must be fed and nurtured. We need you. I do hope to see you there.

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Where Are Those Who Love Spoken Word?

   Poetry, like prayer, has been around for centuries. It has uplifted people, inspired them and fortified their spirits. Yet, too often, does not receive due credit, rarely makes a best seller list & more frequently, is not supported.
  Thankful for social networks & self publishing companies, more poets are able to showcase their work! I am mighty proud, I have been able to invest in myself, while creating communities of individuals who believe in poetry.
  While reading, “Everything You Need To Know About Self-Publishing”, before I decided to publish my first book of poetry, “Poetry 2Life: Youth. Struggle. Love.”, I learned that poetry was the least sold genre. I wasn’t surprised. If I had listened to my accountant & perhaps the author, I probably wouldn’t have bothered to invest. I simply had to try.
  It is not the profit (or projected lack thereof), that bothered me. I give away so much more than I charge for. I do not expect awards or accolades. I am just a true lover of words, figurative language & the feeling that poetry gives me.
  This weekend, there will be a Poetry 2Life Open Mic produced by YellowTapeInc at Epiphany’s in Harlem. It is not solely about the copies of “Poetry 2Life”, that I will have available nor the 2014 inspirational calendars that will also be available for purchase.       It is about the new poets, first time to the stage artists that will be performing their pieces, bringing them to life! It is about the ambience of the crowd, a large room (with a bar & a band), filled with people who feel similarly to the way that I do. It is about Harlem, the city that I was born in & the rich history of where writers such as Langston Hughes got their start! And to top it all off, it is free to attend.
  I do hope you can make it. I know that you will not be disappointed! I also hope that you reblog this, share the link & encourage your friends to come with you. Until then, be blessed & DO hope to see you there.

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ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

On Saturday, November 23rd, Absolutely Fabulous will be holding an event that you will not want to miss!
Artists & entrepreneurs will be promoting and selling the “fruits of their labor”, right in time for you to stock up on gifts for the Holiday season. Handmade jewelry, gift baskets, art & more will be available for purchase. And YES, I will be in the building with copies of my first book Poetry 2Life: Youth. Struggle. Love. autographed at your request as well as calendars for 2014 to start off the new year right!
This amazing event is free for all ages! It will be held at the Dardo Galletto Studio located at 151 West 46th Street, 11th floor from 3-8 pm! Bring your family &/or friends with you. I do hope to see you there ♥

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Ready for Holiday Shopping?

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On Saturday, November 23rd, Absolutely Fabulous will be holding an event that you will not want to miss!
Artists will be promoting and selling the “fruits of their labor”, right in time for you to stock up on gifts for the Holiday season. Handmade jewelry, gift baskets, art & more will be available for purchase. And YES, I will be in the building with copies of my first book Poetry 2Life: Youth. Struggle. Love. autographed at your request as well as calendars for 2014 to start off the new year right!
This amazing event is free for all ages! It will be held at the Dardo Galletto Studio located at 151 West 46th Street, 11th floor from 3-7 pm! Bring your family &/or friends with you. I do hope to see you there ♥

Ramarley Graham Needs You!

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  Ramarley Graham was my former student. He was murdered by an NYPD officer. Please Google his name if you are not aware of this case. On Sunday, I will be paying tribute to his life, along with his family and artists. The poem in my book, Poetry 2Life: Youth. Struggle. Love. was written about him. I will be slamming it at the event. This is an event for the youth but all are welcome.  Raising awareness about his murder will increase the likelihood of justice. It is time him and his family receive that.
  If you live in the Bronx or are able to attend, please do. If possible, please reblog this post. This young man could have accomplished so much had he not been robbed of endless opportunities. I was his writing teacher. I read his words. He could have been the next Tupac Shakur.
  I do hope to see you there.

The Gifted Poets of This Eve

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Good Morning Bloggers & Readers,
  The Poetry 2Life Celebration will take place this afternoon. (See picture below for details.) There will be poets speaking their words on stage as they bring THEIR “poetry to life”. Each one is gifted in more than the art of writing. True artists, they are looking forward to performing. I am also excited to share the stage with each of them. Please read about each of them on my Instagram page @poetry2life.

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  If you are an artist/writer/reader and  looking for a fun, FREE event this evening,  please attend. Bring your business cards to give away as well as to receive my second collection of poetry (ebook) Embracing: A Poetic Perspective.
  Drinks will be available for purchase at happy hour prices. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase to win my an autographed, hard cover copy of my first book of poetry, Poetry 2Life. Youth. Struggle. Love. as well as an Amazon gift card. Soft cover copies of Poetry 2Life as well as poetry calendars will also be available for a reduced price.
  You will enjoy the positive vibes, humble spirits and a free cupcake as well lol! I truly hope to see you there. It is going to be a memorable evening. Please be blessed.
Best,
D.D. Wright

Poet Jae

Jae is a poet that will be slamming at the Poetry 2Life Celebration this coming Saturday (see last post for details). Although no stranger to the pen, Jae is enjoying slamming again after a brief hiatus. Her pen marks reflect the spirit & her words will touch yours. You can follow her on Twitter @jaerael or IG @zuri25. Come and hear her words.  Support poetry.

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