Black Women’s Arts Festival News – September 30, 2015

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Black Women’s Arts Festival News

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • JUST THE FACTS, M’AM / PRESS RELEASE / PREVIEW
  • UPDATED LINEUP
  • VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY WANTED!!!
  • SOCIAL NETWORKING LINKS
  • CONTACT US

CONTENTS OF TABLE

  • JUST THE FACTS, M’AM / PRESS RELEASE / PREVIEW

Event name: BWAF Philly 2015 – The 9th Black Women’s Arts Festival

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, October 24-25, 2015

Location: The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 www.TheRotunda.org

Event features: Music, Films, Fine Arts, Dance, Drama, Comedy, Workshops, Food, Vendors & More!

Official link: www.BWAFphilly.org

Media Contact or Other Inquiries: Cassendre Xavier, Founder & Executive Director. Email: cxmusic (at) gmail (dot) com. Facebook: http://facebook.com/cassEndrExavier. Twitter: @cassEndrExavier http://twitter.com/cassEndrExavier

Extras:

  1. If you’d like to submit an inquiry to possibly participate as a performer, workshop presenter, lecturer, fine arts exhibitor, or vendor, there is no longer a fee to do so! Simply reply to this message or email Cassendre at cxmusic (at) gmail (dot) com!
  2. The vending fee is a free will / love donation up front, online in advance, (message Cassendre for Paypal info), at the venue before you set up, or after the event, as a portion of your sales!
  3. There will be Open Mic / Open Space available for folks who show up with hopes of sharing the stage or Marketplace floor to vend. If you email us your interest in advance, we can include your name and public contact info in our online promotions. Again, a free well / love donation online would be appreciated as an energy exchange, but not required!
  4. Our venue, The Rotunda, is a wheelchair-accessible, smoke-free space. No alcohol or illegal drugs, either, please.
  5. As always, “The Black Women’s Arts Festival is open to all respectful persons”.
  • UPDATED LINEUP

Amethyste Rah – Heavenly Guidance Angel Readings with Reiki, Angel Workshop, Ancestor/Spirit Guide Readings with Reiki

Amor La Luna – Fine Art (paintings)

Angela Watson (Sadeo) – Dance

Arazel – Fine Art (paintings)

Atiya Ola’s Spirit First Foods – Raw and Healthy Food Vendor

Cassendre Xavier – Music, Poetry. Workshop – Soulmate Attraction for the Rest of Us: Dating & Relationships for the Poly, Recovering, Survivor & Tantric. And Co-Leading workshop on Writing For Healing

China White: Host/Lecturer

Juliannah Francina – Fine Art (paintings)

Kai R. Oceans – Angel Readings, Aura Readings, Co-Leading Workshop on Writing for Healing

Monica McIntyre – Music

O (OLoveWorksForever) will perform our Ceremony to Honor Our Ancestors

Lucy Rising – Burlesque Performer / Singer

Rorie Stills – Sci-Fi author of “”, will do a joint literary reading and be on a panel of a workshop about using CreateSpace, Amazon.com’s self-publishing platform

Stella Whiteman  – Sci-Fi author of “Control, Alter Delete”, will do a joint literary reading and be on a panel of a workshop about using CreateSpace, Amazon.com’s self-publishing platform

Workshop

Tamara L. Xavier, Ph.D / Dr. Dance / aka Moon Wisdom – Choreographed Dance & Performance

Utausha Elie Laster: Lecture/ Workshop Presenter

INVITED / NOT YET CONFIRMED:

Adoniz – Stylist/Designer “Nina Streets Designs Exclusively for You”

Angel Hogan – Poet

Brown Rice (Michele S. Thornton) – Poet and Author

Janice “Jawara” Bishop – Storyteller, Educator “Telling Her Grandfather’s Stories”

Karen L. Smith – Playwright, Director, Musician/Performance Arts Specialist

Krista Nelson – CreateSpace Author, Lecturer, Workshop Presenter

Megan Joy Williams – Fashion Blogger – “Classic Style Meets Worldly Awareness”

NASSUNI – Visual Art (paintings)

Nikki Powerhouse (Nicole Ray) – Performance Artist, Playwright

Rosetta Williams – Actress

Sharai Robbin – Bestselling Novelist, Author of Candace Reign

Tamara Oakman – Poet, Contributing Editor and Co-Publisher of Aviary Magazine

Kontrena Clark –  Author of The Day I Met a Wolf

And much more to come!

WANTED FOR LINEUP:

PRAISE DANCERS

CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPISTS

FASHION SHOW

COMEDY

DRAMA, and…

FILMS, FILMS, AND MORE FILMS!

If interested, please either reply to this message or email cxmusic (at) gmail (dot) com, Or just show up and sign the Open Mic list, and email and Facebook and Twitter that you’ll be doing that and what day(s) you will!

  • VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY WANTED!!!

Dear Friends!
VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY WANTED!!
“When I need help I ask for it,” Armande in the movie Chocolat, played by actress Dame Judy Dench. This is one of my favorite lines and it has been coming up a lot lately for me!

Urgently needed:

Volunteers to help with:

1) Making the BWAF Philly 2015 flier.

2) Responding to some of the potential featured artists and vendors who have been “blowin’ up my phone” as the kids say!
Requirements:

*Human

*Breathing

*Reliable

*Good communication and negotiation skills, especially since Mercury is in retrograde!

*Working telephone and internet access (public or college/university library okay)

*A minimum of 1 hour per week to devote to BWAF-related tasks and correspondence.

*Willingness to be friendly but persistent, including with Moi (the renaissance negresse)
Flier situation: I have a graphic designer ready to get started, and I need only send him copy (text/info) about the event. This needs to go out asap, as the event is on Oct. 24-25 and will be at the printers for about a week. Yikes!
To respond: Please message me (Cassendre) privately, or email cxmusic(at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks!

  • SOCIAL NETWORKING LINKS

Like us on Facebook:http://facebook.com/BWAFfanpage

Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/BWAFphilly

Join our official email list by sending a blank email to:

BWAFphilly-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

View our message archives at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BWAFphilly

  • CONTACT US

Official link: www.BWAFphilly.org

Media Contact or Other Inquiries: Cassendre Xavier, Founder & Executive Director. Email: cxmusic (at) gmail (dot) com. Facebook: http://facebook.com/cassEndrExavier. Twitter: @cassEndrExavier http://twitter.com/cassEndrExavier

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About cassendre

aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls “renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur” (musician/writer/actress/fine artist) Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). Visit: http://cassendrexavier.com
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