Spoken Word Showcase!

Chillin’ at Unity is a new series of summer evening entertainments at Unity of Bon Air.

All programs will begin at 6:30pm, and will be presented IN-PERSON.

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Thursday, July 15, 630pm, IN-PERSON

Spoken Word Showcase!

Featuring poetry readings by Mary Curley, Jim Lakin, and published poet Heidi Reszies; and slam poetry performances by Kelley Lane aka Lance Kelley, a video presentation from Twin Soul Poets, and special guest Zenobia Bey aka ZBey tha Poet.

Heidi Reszies is a multidisciplinary artist and poet living in Richmond, Virginia. Her creative practice often explores the potential of fragments, both in language and image. She is the author of the poetry collections Illusory Borders (published by The Operating System 2019), and Of Water & Other Soft Constructions, which was selected by Samiya Bashir as the winner of the 2018 Anghinga Robert Dana Prize for Poetry. She teaches creative writing and letterpress printing at Virginia Commonwealth University. https://www.heidireszies.com/

TWIN SOUL POETS - http://www.twinsoulpoets.com/

Hamilton Sage is an actor, self-published author, award winning poet, spoken word coach, and teacher. He has numerous, theater, TV, film and commercial credits including most recently a supporting role as Troy Jones in Through The Glass Darkly and the lead role of B. Flatt in the award winning feature film Second Samuel.

Hamilton spent 2013 teaching English in Thailand before moving to Atlanta. Together he and his wife Ingrid Alli form the dynamic Spoken Word Poetry duo Twin Soul Poets (twinsoulpoets.com), offering featured performances and workshops. They won the 2016 Posi Award for Social Action and Justice with their group piece, “The Lovings.” He has facilitated his “Living From Your Dreams” workshop at the Brave New Voices (BNV 2015) and National Poetry Slam (NPS 2016) for hundreds of young poets aiming to empower and spark positive transformation and growth in all his student. He is hoping to use his experience as an award winning poet and coach in the national slam competitions to help integrate the power of spoken word poetry into the schools systems. His first self-published book of poetry, Good Clear Sound, is available on amazon.com.

Ingrid Alli is an up and coming actress from Richmond, VA, who is currently building a name and resume for herself in the booming Atlanta film industry. She graduated Magna cum laude from Point Park University where she earned a degree in the performing arts.  She has performed professionally as an actor on the stage and screen. Her resume includes credits with Richmond Shakespeare, Cinemax, PBS and many commercial roles.  She moved to Atlanta, GA in 2013, to further pursue her acting career.  She has burst onto the Slam Poetry scene with such poems as “Girl on Fire” performing as a featured poet at several well-known venues in Atlanta and currently gaining many views and followers on social media and Youtube. She has a captivating presence on the stage and screen, as well as a graceful eloquence in her writing. Ingrid and her husband Hamilton Sage together have formed the award winning poetry duo Twin Soul Poets, using their art to inspire live audiences and help people worldwide create, attract, and believe in true love.

ZBey tha Poet is a writer and spoken word hip-hop artist based in Richmond, VA. Along with music, basketball and uplifting people to be the best version of themselves, she pursues her passion as an educator, mentor and community advocate. This project is tapping into the core of herself to identify who Zenobia is to be able to help others. Through her art and community engagement with various organizations throughout the Richmond area she seeks to impact a community and nation of people. In 2012 she founded the grassroots non-profit Community 50/50 and currently teaches at Six Points Innovation Center. ZBey tha Poet was featured as one of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' 2021 Community Makers. http://www.zbeythapoet.com/

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