Thursday, July 25, 2013

Words in Process with Christina Springer...

It has been a little over a week and I'm still thinking about Words in Process.  The experience is lingering and has been on my mind.  Christina Springer was sharing some of her work as the featured author.  I'm reminded of the quote by Muhammed Ali... "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."  Christina's words are like that.  They would rise up melodiously, pouring out like sweet lullabies and then suddenly... SMACK!  She'd punctuate her pieces with raw emotion.  The air around her was charged with energy that would crackle and pop.  Her presence filled the room and we were all in her thrall.  On more than one occasion, members of the audience couldn't help but exclaim, "Wow!"

She also spoke frankly about thinking about "business of art and the art of business" and shared some of her own experiences traveling the world, performing art pieces and delivering poetry.  It was a real pleasure.

If you're in the Pittsburgh area, I strongly encourage you to attend her upcoming show at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater.  Her work dives into what it means to be a woman, a mother, a person of color.  It'll be an event not to be missed!  CLICK HERE to check out her blog.

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