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Home.Girl.Hood. Book Release and Big Chill
March 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm - $10
Join Ebony Stewart for the release of her new book, Home.Girl.Hood. – a body of work that includes the poems, “Compassion Fatigue”, “Eve”, and “Happy Father’s Day”. Music by DJ Tigre. Home.Girl.Hood. by Ebony Stewart is published by TimberMouse partnered with Write About Now Poetry and will be available for sale at the event. Home.Girl.Hood. Book Release & Big Chill will feature Fat Bottom dancers and pop up poetry cyphers at your own discretion. A community event supported by black people, womyn, and artists.
Ebony Stewart is a touring performance artist, spoken word artist, and poet. She recently won the Championship of the Women of the World Poetry Slam. She has coached Austin Neo Soul and Austin Poetry Slam, finishing 1st and 5th at the National Poetry Slam and They Speak Youth Slam finishing 8th in the world at Brave New Voices. The only adult female three-time Slam Champion in Austin has shared stages with many brilliant artists including the late Amiri Baraka. Featured in the Texas Observer, For Harriet, and The Agenda: working for LGBT economic equality, Ebony has published The Queen’s Glory & the Pussy’s Box and Love Letters To Balled Fists. Ebony Stewart received B. Iden Payne Awards for Outstanding Original Script and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for her newest play, Ocean, which premiered at The VORTEX in August 2017. In 2015, Ebony Stewart debuted her first one-woman show, Hunger at The VORTEX. She won the B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama. She was also nominated for a Payne Award for Outstanding Original Script and won the Austin Critics’ Table David Mark Cohen New Play Award. The former Sexual Health Educator with the resting bitch face, sometimes known as The Gully Princess, writes because she has to and eats cupcakes for fun. #storyoftheblackgirlwinning
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