Red Summer

Spoken Word Artist

Author's Bio

Red Summer is a Jane of Many Trades. She is a performance artist, activist, motivational speaker and published writer. She has a BA in Speech, Theatre and Communications Education from Grambling State University in Louisiana, an MA in Interdisciplinary Art from Columbia College in Chicago and is pursuing a second MA in Heritage Preservation from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Her work has taken her all over the country, where she has been able to speak on a variety of issues covering gender equality, race, sexual identity, relationships, religion, social history and education.

In the Fall of 2008, Red Summer left a career as a High School and College educator to pursue her dream as a full-time performance artist, writer and filmmaker. At that time, she was traveling across the country promoting her first collection of poetry, First Person, and growing her international audience with performances in Cuba, Spain, France, England and various countries in Africa. While on tour, she has made the time to interact with the local communities by conducting workshops and performances at high schools, colleges and other venues.

Publications & Prizes

Aurum Lounge (2012)
Mariott Raleigh Crabtree Valley (2012)
Southwest Performing Arts Center (2012)
The Coliseum Music Lounge (2012)
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (2012)
Agnes Scott College (2011)

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African American
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Born in: 
St. Louis
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Chicago, IL
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Last update: Dec 08, 2012