Dasha Kelly
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WORDSPEAK Tigertail's teen spoken word project


[Note that these events already took place.]

• Events and workshops
  February 23 through 28, 2014

• Reading & Performance
  Betsy Hotel
  Sunday, February 23

• Teen Slam
  Miami Beach Botanical Garden
  Thursday, February 27

• Reading & Performance
  Books & Books
  Friday, February 28, 8:00pm


All events are FREE

The Betsy Hotel
1440 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach

Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Dr.
Miami Beach

Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables


Click for a Google map to The Betsy
There are several parking garages convenient to The Betsy, including one just east of Ocean Dr. on 15th St.

Click for a Google map to MB Botanical Gardens

Click for a Google map to Books & Books

featuring Dasha Kelly

WordSpeak includes workshops, slams and performances, and a week-long residency by Dasha Kelly, a nationally-respected poet, novelist, artist and social entrepreneur. Dasha will conduct workshops in area high schools during her residency. These workshops will culminate in a teen slam at Miami Beach Botanical Garden. She will perform at the Betsy Hotel on Sunday, February 23, and again at Books & Books in Coral Gables on Friday, February 28. All these events are free and open to all.

Dasha Kelly travels extensively, leading experiential workshops on creativity, team building and writing. Dasha has delivered her uniquely engaging workshops to college campuses, corporate teams, K-12 classrooms, correctional institutions, arts groups, seniors and non-profit organizations.

As a spoken word artist, Dasha has performed throughout the U.S., in Canada and appeared on the final season of HBO presents Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam. She has shared stages with UK's Linton Kwesi Johnson, former US poet laureate Elizabeth Alexander, Wisconsin poet laureate Max Garland, Grammy-nominated artist Angie Stone and appeared in the indie film Role Play. Dasha has released four audio compilations and a poetry chapbook called Hither. She has written for Upscale, Black Enterprise and Milwaukee magazine, and her narrative essays appear regularly online. Her first novel, All Fall Down, earned her a place in Written Word Magazine as one of the Top Ten Up-and-Coming Writers of the Midwest. Hershey Eats Peanuts is her collection of poems, essays and short stories. Her second collection, Save As, will be released in October of 2013.

Dasha holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. She is an alumna of the iconic Squaw Valley Writers Community and she is founder of Still Waters Collective, an arts education and community-building initiative. A former "Army brat," Dasha is currently based in Milwaukee.



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