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Lisa Marie Sandoval

Author's Bio

I have spanned the artistic-academic spectrum for the past 10 years. Performing for crowds of up to 1000, my unique style combines story, dance, drama, and poetry to vividly bring story to life and connect the cries of human souls. My book, The Yowling & Other Sounds from Highland Park (tcCreativePress 2008), came to life in a one-woman theatrical show (see www.TheYowling.com), which birthed offshoot projects with L.A. urban youth and received congressional recognition. A private consultant to pastors and professionals worldwide, I have taught for USC, University of La Verne, and Fuller Seminary’s Brehm Center and offer courses, workshops, and consults to help people bring their visions from the brain to the page. This has birthed a non-fiction book, which has been picked up by an agent.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Yowling & Other Sounds from Highland Park (tcCreativePress, 2008)
Anthologies:
Lummox (Lummox Press, 2012), Poetry & Cookies: The 2009 Anthology of the Altadena Library (The Altadena Library, 2009), City of LA Latino Heritage Month Calendar & Cultural Guide (City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, 2008), Open Windows: Selections from the Winners of Poetry in the Windows 1995-2003 (Arroyo Arts Collective, 2005), Whispers in the Wind (Quill Books, 1990)
Journals:
Blue Collar Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Prism Review, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, Southern California Anthology, The Christian Century
Performances:
Occidental College (2012), Avenue 50 Gallery (2009), Avenue 50 Gallery (2008), Cobalt Cafe (2008), Moorpark College (2008), The Powerhouse Theatre (2008), The Powerhouse Theatre--What's the Story? (2008), Beyond Baroque (2007), Rapp Saloon (2007), The Powerhouse Theatre (2007), The Powerhouse Theatre--What's the Story? (2007), The Whitefire Theatre (2007), Dutton's Bookstore--Brentwood (2006), Sunland-Tujuna Library (2006), The Powerhouse Theatre--What's the Story? (2006), Worldfest (2006), City of LA Artist-in-Residence (2005), Resistencia Bookstore (2005), University of La Verne (2005), City of LA Artist-in-Residence (2004)
Prizes:
City of L.A. Artist-in-Residence 2003-2005 ($10,000/yr); Certificate of Congressional Recognition, presented by Antonio Becerra (2005)

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Listing last updated: February 1, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English, Spanish
Born in:
Hollywood, CA
Raised in:
Los Angeles, CA

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