Triple Threat: A Spoken Word Showcase featuring Ashley Lumpkin, Ashlee Connors, & Ayanna Albertson

Triple Threat: A Spoken Word Showcase

featuring Ashley Lumpkin, Ashlee Connors, & Ayanna Albertson

Friday, January 12, 7:30pm

Join Ayanna Albertson, Ashlee Connors, and Ashley Lumpkin for an unforgettable night of poetry as we journey towards the 2018 Women of the World Poetry Slam! The evening will feature original work by these amazing, award-wiinng writers, including some debut performances of new poems. Bring a cash donation; all proceeds will go toward supporting travel expenses for WOWPS. Find the event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2083978895169667/?active_tab=about

Ashley Lumpkin is a Georgia-raised, Carolina-based writer, editor, actor, and educator. She is the author of three chapbooks, {} At First Sight, Second Glance, and Terrorism and Other Topics for Tea, and one full-length collection,#AshleyLumpkin. A lover of performance as well as the written word, she has been a competing member of Piedmont SLAM, Scuppernong Slammers, and the Bull City Slam Team. She is the host and facilitator of the open mic/workshop series "Untitled: New Works and Works in Progress.” Ashley has been a featured presenter and/or facilitator at various colleges and universities across the country. Above all else, Ashley considers herself a teacher, poet, and changer of fates. She is a lover of mathematics and language. She loves you too.

Ashlee Connors: She writes because she knows what it’s like to be broken, she speaks because she knows what it’s like to be silenced, she shares because she knows her gift is meant to be shared. In a sea of T-Shirt and jeans, this fashion forward poet stands out… Though at first glance one would assume Ashlee is about to walk the runway, when she walks to the mic the crowd is in for a treat. Stitching stanzas, weaving wordplay, and hemming rough topics in her poetry, she delivers a one of a kind brand.
Her style is unique, raw, yet uplifting to the spirit. Writing since the age of 8, proved to be a safe place. Because of her Caribbean roots, Ashlee never gave much thought to writing being a viable career. She graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s in English with every intention to study law. Being introduced to the works of Shakespeare, Maya Angelou and Zora Neale Hurston, she knew law wouldn’t be her career.  Ashlee Connors credits her creative rhetoric to her advanced life experiences. Ashlee inspires many with her writing by tapping into the emotional chambers of the heart and appealing to what the audience needs to hear. Author to Pieces of Me and Lessons in Discovery, she writes to encourage the masses. Poems like Crown of Confidence, Thy Shall Know Your Worth, and 7 Minutes have been poems that have received the most acclaim.
While her family was stationed in Fayetteville, NC, she stumbled across a spoken word event held at the Coffee Scene. She first appeared on that stage in 2014 but stricken by fear, it was in October 2015, she decided to confront her fear by entering a slam in the local Fayetteville area. Since then, she hasn’t looked back. Ashlee became confident in her voice and began to understand writing wasn’t just a hobby. She has performed on a variety of stages ranging from Atlanta, GA to Raleigh, NC. She writes because she knows what it’s like to be broken, she speaks because she knows what it’s like to be silenced, she shares because she knows her gift is meant to be shared
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Ayanna Albertson: Although a woman of many talents, Ayanna strongly believes in the nourishing power of words. Ayanna began her journey with slam poetry in November of 2016 and has blossomed tremendously within a year’s time. As a self proclaimed "Artreprenuer", she lives by the quote, "I don't wish to be famous, I just want to be heard.” Her overall desire is simple: to impact, to empower, and to inspire.

Event date: 
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
304 S. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27401