I'm back, guys! I've quit social media a few months ago and laid low for a while but I'm pleased to say that I'm involved with REEL Poetry Film Festival once again for 2022. I am doing a panel on deaf poetry and creativity with two other writers-artists. We will also screen a few of our works, including my two new videopoems. You can visit REELPoetry website for more information on how to view our panel and screening.
Also I'm happy to say that I'll have a new play published in a book forthcoming later this year. So keep an eye out for that announcement.
Much love and blessings to you all!
Are you staying home on Saturday night? If so, please don't forget to watch my presentation, screening and then interact with me on Zoom to ask me questions and discuss sign language, poetry, and filmmaking 💖💘😘
I will speak with my voice but I also plan to sign and type in chat.
Date: February 27, 2021
Time: 7PM Central Time Zone (8pm Eastern Time Zone, 5pm Pacific Time Zone) Location: VIRTUAL AND ZOOM
Tickets are PAY WHAT YOU CAN, with $1 Fee at the checkout.
All proceeds go to Public Poetry in Houston, Texas that helps promote poetry and outreach to the public.
BUY TICKETS HERE!
Hey everyone! I will do a presentation on sign language in POETRY and FILM for the REEL Poetry Film Festival, which is entirely ONLINE. I will be on ZOOM.
The festival starts on Wednesday, and my event is on Saturday, Feb 27. I WILL ALSO DROP A BRAND-NEW SHORT POEM VIDEO ON THAT NIGHT THAT NOBODY HAS SEEN! IT HAS GORGEOUS NEW MUSIC WITH STUNNING VISUALS!!!!
You can buy a ticket (any price you can pay) and interact with me, ask me questions, etc... I hope to see some of you...
PROGRAM INFO: http://www.publicpoetry.net/#SE
I am doing a live Q&A and reading on Zoom tomorrow (February 17, 2021) with three other writers and two editors from the Brown Girl Magazine anthology "Untold."
We will discuss the theme of relationships and discuss our non-fiction pieces about love, family, and friendship.
The event is FREE and will be auto-captioned, making it accessible for Deaf people, including me and you.
You may register at the Zoom event here! Hope to see you online tomorrow!
I had an incredible opportunity to speak to students at California State University-Northridge in Los Angeles today. I gave a talk about my works as a deaf filmmaker and discussed how I got into filmmaking, and I offered some helpful advice and suggestions. It was great to meet all the professors and students. I feel lucky to share my voice with others.
On April 5 (Thursday), I will give a talk to college students about my works as a Deaf filmmaker (open to the public).
On April 6 (Friday), I will give a free workshop to deaf artists about brand awareness.
Lastly, on April 7 (Saturday), I will perform at the deaf festival! Please see the flyers below.
I was asked to create and develop three workshops for students at New Mexico School for the Deaf in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They are learning to write poetry over a course of months. Since I am known to be an ASL poet and performance artist, the school asked me to be involved for the Final Day on March 25.
I created a few videos along with a detailed workshop curriculum for the students. My curriculum focused on the elements of performance and using those to analyze and perform poetry.
The workshops were a huge hit and the students greatly enjoyed them! Big thanks to Shira G. for inviting me to participate.
I will present a free workshop on behalf of the St. Louis Fringe Festival. I will teach participants how to perform and tell stories from different perspectives. I will demonstrate performance techniques used with body, voice and mind. There will also be other free workshops on site including (but not limited to) Japanese drumming, yoga, clowning, singing, and martial arts! No acting or theatre experience is necessary.
Workshop info on St Louis Fringe website
Workshop is open to all. Hope to see you there!