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Sat., September 20th: Carol Rice

Wordlab News | Posted by Clare
Sep 16 2014

Acadiana Wordlab will next meet
Saturday, September 20th, at 2pm
in the Conference Room of the
Acadiana Center for the Arts
101 W. Vermilion St.
Lafayette, Louisiana

And will be presented by Carol Rice!Carol 2

Carol Rice arrived in Louisiana 24 years ago, found it wonderfully magic friendly and fattening! She raised and trained horses and one child here, and also was in business as CFO of two companies. She is also an artist and only in the last ten years has been writing poetry. Her first chapbook, Fishing in Louisiana, was launched at a Festival of Words Cultural Arts Collective gathering in August 2013. She has degrees in Psychology and in Religious Studies and loves the big topics like LOVE, GOD, ISOLATION, AND COMMUNITY. Her next chapbook is in the works. She loves Acadiana Word Lab too.

Bring something to write with and on!

Sunday, Sept. 14th: Desireé Dallagiacomo in Grand Coteau!

Wordlab News | Posted by Clare
Sep 07 2014

Acadiana Wordlab will next meet
*Sunday, September 14th from 2-4 pm
at Catahoula’s Celebrations Event Venue
234 East Martin Luther King Drive
Grand Coteau, Louisiana 70541

And will be presented by Desireé Dallagiacomo!Desiree, 8

Desireé Dallagiacomo is a student at the University of New Orleans where she studies creative writing and women & gender studies. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, the recipient of UNO’s Ryan Chigazola Poetry Scholarship, and, as a member of Slam New Orleans, ranked 3rd in the nation at the 2014 National Poetry Slam. She is a teaching artist for WordPlay Teen Writing Project, The Recovery School District, and The Centre for the Arts. Her work has been featured in Tulane University’s production of The Vagina Monologues, the New Orleans Fringe Festival, Tandem Review, Words Dance Literary Magazine, and many anthologies.

Please note the day and location change from our regular home venue and schedule.

We are very grateful to Catahoula’s Celebrations Event Venue for their donation to Acadiana Wordlab by hosting our literary workshop, to Patrice Melnick of Festival of Words Cultural Arts Collective, Inc. for making this happen, and to Olan Thibodeaux (and Patrice) for hosting visiting artists at Casita Azul (when possible) when they present at Acadiana Wordlab.

Sat., September 6th Acadiana Wordlab with cast members of “Fearless Voices of the Struggle”

Wordlab News | Posted by Clare
Sep 01 2014

Acadiana Wordlab will next meet
Saturday, September 6th, at 2pm
in the Conference Room of the
Acadiana Center for the Arts
101 W. Vermilion St.
Lafayette, Louisiana

and will be presented by cast members of
“Fearless Voices of the Struggle: A Spoken Word Stage Play”

FEARLESS

Jessica “I Am Air” Bordelon

Spoken Word Artist, Playwright, Author & Director Jessica “I Am Air” Bordelon is best described as enigmatic, powerful and passionate, her poetry mirrors her spirit. A mother to one lovely daughter, Jessica has given her life to serving her community. She is set on a mission to inspire those who hear, read or experience her art, and to help them realize the beauty and power within themselves and the world. She recently directed and wrote her first stage play Behind My Enemy’s Eyes, an emotional production that takes you into the perspectives of both soldiers in the United States military and members of the Taliban. She believes that words and action should be delivered in purpose. Author of newly released book How to Make a Modern Woman Act like a Traditional Lady, she is sky-rocketing into multiple domains, all remaining true to her ultimate purpose: To inspire and impact the world we all share.

Alex Johnson, also known as “PoeticSoul” is originally from Lafayette, LA. She has been writing since middle school. PoeticSoul has performed for many venues including 100,000 Poets for Change, Englewood You Got Served in Chicago, IL and Festival of Words. She performs locally at multiple venues including ACA, Festival International, Cite des Arts, and for Patrice Melnick’s Artist Series. PoeticSoul is the founder and host of Lyrically Inclined Poetry Slam & Open Mic. She is currently working on her 1st book, Scattered Thoughts, which will be released mid December 2014. PoeticSoul has worked with Volunteers of America, Project S.O.U.N.D. and has spoken to classrooms spanning Lafayette and St. Landry Parishes about the power of writing. She will be a featured artist at this year’s Festival of Words. She is also the Vice President of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s student organization Powerful Poets. PoeticSoul is a strong advocate for community service and working with the youth. Through her community involvement, she strives to, “show the youth where the volume button is. They are the voice of our future and need to be heard to make a difference.”

 

Also presenting will be Ari Unwritten and Asia.