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At UT Austin

(re)membering the body

DETAILS HERE.

On da Road

Check out my latest e-newsletter
HERE.

CSU Summer Arts 2014

I will be teaching at Cal State University’s SummerArts Program
At CSU Monterey Bay, CA.
July 21-27, 2014 in the course titled,
Social Action Writing: Personal to Political, Words at Work
Coordinated by Aimee Suzara
Full course dates: Course Dates: July 14 to July 27, 2014
Also teaching: Kwame Dawes, Luis Rodriguez and Evelina Galang.
Work with award-winning, best-selling writers from around the country. Examine the roadblocks that create silence and learn how to remove them. Shape language into story, into revelation, into weapon, into healing.
You don’t have to be a CSU student to apply/scholarships available.
APPLICATION DEADLINE MAY 16, 2014!
More HERE.

Thank You Francesca Royster

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“Queering the Jazz Aesthetic: An Interview with Sharon Bridgforth and Omi Osun Joni Jones”
by Francesca T. Royster
Is out in the Journal of Popular Music Studies!!
cover

MORE HERE.

My Class at UIOWA

I will be Residence in The University of Iowa’s MFA Program in Playwriting Spring 2014
One of my classes will be open cross campus to Grads and Undergrads:
129:182:001 (AFAM:3840:0001)
Free Style Writing: Poetry Plays & Perf: Theatrical Jazz Aesthetic
Sharon Bridgforth, Instructor
1:30PM – 3PM MW EPB
Details HERE.

I’m Offering Skype Workshops

Skype Workshop2

My work is centered in creativity, spiritual growth, health, wholeness, personal development and Joy.

You choose the focus of the workshop:
Focus on a specific text (or project)
Living as an artist
Taking work from page to stage
Creative process
Healing
Goal setting
Or suggest a focus

My Facilitation Method
I will use my Finding Voice Facilitation Method during our session. The Finding Voice method walks participants through the process of giving voice to the personal: identity-culture-memory-family histories-dreams/for the purpose of unearthing and releasing blocks/passions/Voice/and power.

More about me as a facilitator here: HERE

My Finding Voice Facilitation Manual (for Facilitators) is published HERE.

Details
Workshops are 1 hour
Sliding Scale: $50 – $100 for individuals
Contact me for rates for groups

To Apply
Email HERE before 12/31/13 with responses to the following questions:
What would you like to focus on during the workshop?
What do you hope to get out of the workshop?
What day/time would you like your workshop to happen?

If you are giving the workshop as a gift/email the person’s name, email address and when you’d like the person to receive notice of the gift.

More about me at:
HERE.

Check out my Silk Mantras ebook and blog HERE.
Silk Mantras is a work book that offers Soulful questions as prompts for Spiritual Journeying.

I am a Certified Angel Card Reader (by Doreen Virtue).
Let me know if you’d like a reading during our workshop.
Certified Angel Card Reader
More about Doreen Virtue HERE.

At NYU

WOOOOHOOOO I will be on program at NYU with some of my favorite artists!!!

Bro to Bro flyer-NYU-Fall 2013

Institute of African American Affairs
New York University presents
Brother to Brother, Sister to Sister

A series celebrating the works of LGBT artists
Co-sponsored with NYU’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
Location for all events: NYU, 20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor, NY, NY
Space is limited, RSVP at 212-998-IAAA (4222)

Nov. 18 – Monday, 6 pm
Lenelle Moïse, Thomas Allen Harris and Bil Wright

Dec. 9 – Monday, 6 pm
Jewelle Gomez, Sharon Bridgforth and Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano

MORE HERE.

ABOUT THE SERIES
IAAA-NYU presents a semester-long series of lectures, poetry readings, and film screenings with key figures, as well as emerging stars, of the LGBT intelligentsia. At a time when LGBT issues are openly being considered in mainstream consciousness, it prompts us to rethink the boundaries and conceptual paradigms surrounding the production of cultural knowledge from the perspectives of LGBT artists, scholars and activists. These conversations will be an exploration into the many LGBT narratives that examine and reveal perceptions, attitudes, continuous negotiations or renegotiations, and creative systems of survival.

solo black woman

solo black woman

delta dandi is published in solo black woman performance, Northwestern University Press (11/2013), Eds. E. Patrick Johnson and Ramon Rivera-Servera. Funded in part with a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Writings about delta dandi by scholar/artists Stephanie Batiste and Anita Gonzalez are included in this book, as well as work by Stacey Robinson, Misty DeBerry and many others. ORDER IT HERE.

The Adventures of HoneyPot and Dem

I am proud to announce that thanks to support from New Dramatists Creativity Fund, a Mellon Foundation funded program that allows current resident playwrights to explore work and process in creative ways and in the company of chosen collaborators…

I will be working on
The Adventures of HoneyPot and Dem
September 16-20, 2013 at New Dramatists (NYC)!!

I have the great fortune and Blessed pleasure of having
Daniel Alexander Jones and Kelly Sloan in the room/in the process/reading and responding and encouraging the development of the piece.

There will be an informal table reading of the work in progress
at New Dramatists
Friday September 20, 2013 3PM
Featuring: Daniel Alexander Jones and Kelly Sloan!!
To RSVP call (212) 757-6960

NOTE: Watch for HoneyPot and Dem in process in Austin, Texas featuring Sonja Parks, Florinda Bryant and Omi Osun Joni L. Jones in November 2013. Details sooncome.

COMING SOON The Adventures of HoneyPot and Dem EP (four track) audio recording!

The Queer Limit of Black Memory, by Matt Richardson

I am deeply honored/sooooo Grateful that Dr. Matt Richardson focused his scholarship on my work in his new book:
The Queer Limit of Black Memory: Black Lesbian Literature and Irresolution
Matt Richardson
Ohio State University Press ( HERE.)

Matt’s work on my work is in Chapter 3, titled,
Mens Womens Some that is Both Some That is Neither”: Spiritual Epistemology and Queering the Black Rural South in the Work of Sharon Bridgforth (starts on page 83).

I’m gitn my copy ASAP!!
Can’t wait to read the entire book!

Git yours HERE.

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