Sunday, February 27, 2011

Seattle Poetry Event: Sonya Renee Taylor & A Little Truth on Your Shirt

Condor Book Tours presents:

Award-Winning Performance Poet & Social Activist 
Sonya Renee Taylor 
to Visit Seattle in Honor of Women's History Month

Seattle Poetry SLAM * Seattle Central Community College Women in Society * Elliot Bay Book Company 

 March 1 & 2

Sonya Renee Taylor, easily one of the most distinguished, accomplished, and recognizable women in the world of Performance Poetry, will be performing in several events in the Seattle area on Tuesday, March 1st and Wednesday, March 2nd.

Sonya Renee Taylor will kick off her Seattle tour as featured poet at Seattle Poetry SLAM Tuesday, March 1, 2011 from 8:30pm-10pm at the Rebar.

On Wednesday March 2nd, Sonya Renee will be the guest lecturer at Seattle Central Community College’s Women in Society Lecture Series. This is a free event and open to the public, and is scheduled in conjunction with the 3rd annual Free Women’s Health Fair at SCCC. Sonya Renee’s presentation will take place in BE-1110 from 12:00-1:50pm. The health fair runs from 9am to 2pm.

On Wednesday evening, Sonya Renee will give a reading of her poetry book, A Little Truth on Your Shirt (Girlchild Press, 2010) at Elliot Bay Book Company. The reading will take place from 5pm-6pm followed by a book-signing event.  

About Sonya Renee Taylor
After a meteoric rise to super-stardom in Spoken Word in 2004, Sonya has redefined the role and impact of women in performance poetry. Her recently released debut poetry book, A Little Truth on Your Shirt (GirlChild Press, 2010), incorporates a few of her performance pieces with new poems written for the page, with the same commitment to her roots as a humanitarian and social justice activist. 

Sonya’s poetry has been translated into multiple languages, used as curriculum in universities across the country and abroad, and as a tool for community and national action for organizations such as the Black AIDS Institute, HIV Campus Education, and Gloria Steinem’s reproductive rights organization, Choice USA. 

Sonya Renee has also seen commercial success with appearances on HBO, Oxygen Network, BET, CNN, and MTV. To learn more about Sonya Renee, please visit her online EPK.

Check out Sonya performing Still Life, one of my favorite of Sonya's poems:


Please support our local indie book stores--come out to the Elliot Bay reading on Wed March 2nd 5pm!!!


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