Oct 6 Warm Wednesdays: Featuring M'Reld

(pronounced like the block east of Halsted) This talented wordsmith is more than a poet; M’Reld serves as an advocate for change and an artist responsible for her generation. M’Reld speaks the naked truth as she performs her poetry, speaking on a range of topics, which include social injustice, HIV/AIDS epidemic and everyday life issues. Her dedication to the generations to follow is shown through her daily teaching and working within several art programs linked to the Chicago Public Schools, as well as, the special events that she does weekly to support the knowledge and growth of youth. M'Reld is a staple within the community at events that promote peace and encouraging the students&leaders of the future to control their destiny M’Reld founded Verbal Balance - an ensemble of talented artists, which includes poets, writers, emcees,&performers - in 2005. Verbal Balance has performed in front of many audiences engaging them in this spoken word revolution. Under M'Reld's supervision, Verbal Balance has hosted a weekly open mic for three years, one of the longest running weekly events in Chicago Spoken Word. Voted 2006 Chicago Truth Award winner for best Spoken Word Artist, &nominated again this year. M'reld also had the distinguished opportunity to perform on Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam, officially earning the title of Def Poet. This year she starred in the soon to be released 4th season of BETJ's Lyric Cafe. Her powerful words &dynamic stage presence set the match for the poetry vs. spoken word debate. Let the games begin. For booking and show information: facebook.com/mreldthepoet mreldthepoet@yahoo.com www.myspace.com/mreldandherpoetry
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