Traci Neal

Spoken Word Artist

Author's Bio

Traci Neal is a spoken word artist currently residing in Columbia, SC. She received her bachelor's degree in 2012 for English from the University of South Carolina and her master's degree in 2015 for Educational Studies from the University of Phoenix-online. She is featured in The New York Times, Storyberries, InspireMore, Sheen Magazine, and many other media publications. She is a One Columbia poet, an advocate for nonprofits in need, and a voice to the voiceless. Through her vulnerability and heart to serve, Neal has one goal in mind and that is to help as many people as possible. 

Publications & Prizes

9th Annual AfricStyle Fashion Show (2022)
Ears Wide Open with FUSE and UniVERSE (2022)
PSSC January 2022 Open Mic (2022)
Share Your Story with Michael De Groot (UK) (2022)
UniVERSE Poetry Initiative-Open Mic (2022)
How One Book Can Make A Difference- Kim Jacobs Podcast (2021)
Prizes won: 
  • 2022 Third Place- SC State Winner (South Carolina Career Development Association
  • 2022 Poetry Winner (Empowering Justice Foundation)
  • 2022 Third Place Winner- Adult Category (United Kingdom Thalassemia Society)
  • 2022 First Place Winner- Adult Category (Starkville Area Arts Council)
  • 2021 Second Place Winner (virtual poetry slam- Toronto, Canada)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Phillis Wheatley, Maya Angelou, & Zora Neal Hurston

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
At Risk Youth, Children, Schools, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
Columbia, SC
South Carolina
Raised in: 
Hopkins, SC
South Carolina
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Last update: Sep 14, 2022