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!Poetry, Pages and Scribes Goes Back to School!

Ber-Henda Williams E-News


 In This Issue

  • Poetry, Pages and Scribes Takes a Break and Goes Back To School  
  • Ber-Henda Williams Will Release Her Second Book of Poetry, Siren Songs at the October PPS
  • Poetry, Pages and Scribes Is Named Charity of Choice for the Chamber of Southfield's Taste of Southfield
  • Ber-Henda Williams and Black Girls Rock R.E.D.
  • A Poet You Should Know
  • Resources and Writing Groups
  • Support Poetry, Pages and Scribes

Notes from B...

There is a season for everything and Poetry, Pages and Scribes has been such a blessing for me and we are taking a break to rejuvenate and retool.  Last month we celebrated our five year anniversary, by hosting InsideOut who honored the life and legacy of David Blair. One Single Rose proved that Black Girls Rock. Heather Ann Schmidt and Ethriam Cash Brammer de Gonzalez brought us deep into the exploration of voice and identity. I have to thank Cup.Cake, VG Grocery Store, Fancy Smachy Cup Cakes, and Starbucks for the food!
This month I was honored to host six amazing women:
Rosemarie Wilson: www.onesinglerose.com for S.A.F.E.
Dimonique Boyd you can find her on facebook Barbara Ann Karmanos
Monica Marie Jones: www.monicamariejones.com H.I.S. Agency
Louisa Fara Moan you can find her on facebook
Rhonda Welsh www.rhondawelsh.com  for Compassion International
and Aurora Harris who read from her new book poetry,  Solitude of  Five Black Suns www.auroraharris.blogspot.com

October will be a great month as close out for the year. I will be releasing my second book of poetry entitled, Siren Songs. I am so excited that I will be joined by a super cast of poets, singers, and muscians. 

Musical guest include:
Dayna Davis and Roz Hinglebeg
The Freeman Spells Trio

Tunisa Turner
Rhonda Welsh
Cheri L.R. Taylor
and many more!
Please support Poetry, Pages and Scribes with a donation no donation is to small click here to support http://bit.ly/gfohns
The Taste of Southfield Sponsored by The Southfield Chamber of Commerce. Come out for a great evening of live performance by Kimmie Horne and taste some great treats from all over the metro area. This event will be held on October 11, 2011 from 5p.m.-8p.m. at the 2000 Towne Center in Southfield. Log on to http://www.southfieldchamber.com for more details


9/6-9/11: Women in R.E.D. Redemption. Exaltation. Devotion.Women in R.E.D.
Redemption – Exultation – Dev
The Women of St Paul United Methodist Church
Cordially invite you to share a weekend of praise, worship testimonials, workshops and shopping
Women United through Christ!
Honoring those special sisters who have left an imprint, by
Enriching our lives for the strengthening of our faith
•        Friday, September 9th from 6 to 8 pm Prayer & Praise
•        Saturday, September. 10th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have a Continental breakfast & Light Lunch
•        Workshops: Spirituality, Health and Finance
•        Sunday, September 11th noon to 2 p.m. worship service
•        4 p.m. Women in Red March Celebrating Jesus
Reception immediately following
Detroit, MI
We are requesting that you come adorned in red attire, signifying the blood of Jesus that loosed us from the shackles and equipped us with power to stand as women of virtue.

9/13: IMAGINE Mentorship

What is your purpose?
This workshop youth participants will discover what they are made of and from this discovery chart a course to their purpose. 

From now until the end of the school year Poetry, Pages and Scribes will be at a school near you. We will be bringing our poets to the classrooms and auditoriums through out the metro area. Want us to come your youths school or PTO? Send all inquires to info@ber-hendawilliams.com or call 947-517-7683

In the Spotlight!

Meet Linda Neas
Linda M. Rhinehart Neas is an educator/writer/poet.  She has two books,Winter of the Soul, (2008) and Gogo's Dream: Discovering Swaziland, (2010). She teaches English as a Second language, writing and poetry throughout New England. Ms. Neas lives in an enchanted cottage with her Beloved where she gains great insight and inspiration from her four daughters and five grandchildren. Visit her blog at: Words from the Heart. She will be featured this week on www.poetrypagescribes.org


Writer's Groups and General Writing Sources:
In celebration of the friends of My Vision Works and in honor of their authors please join them for scrumptious delectables, delightful conversation, meeting other authors and book sellers, news in the writing world, useful marketing strategies, inspiration, and mostly ENJOYMENT! This will be at My Vision Works Offices.  Thursday September 29th from 7p.m.-10.00p.m. 30777 Northwestern Highway, Suite 110 Farmington Hills, Michigan www.myvisionworks.com

Troubadour 21, a global online literary magazine,  is currently looking for submissions of poetry and essays. To submit, go to www.troubadour21.com and sign up (it's free), then click on "Submissions" for submission information.

All Writers' Group (www.semichiganwriters.ning.http://www.semichiganwriters.ning.com/com) welcomes Southeast Michigan writers of all genres for informal discussion and critique of original work. The group will meet at Farmhouse Coffee and Ice Cream, 32644 Franklin Road in downtown Franklin.

The Southeast Michigan Poetry Meetup Group (http://www.meetup.com/The-Southeast-Michigan-Poetry-Meetup-Group/) welcomes poets for informal discussion and critique of original work. 

For more information, contact Carla Dodd by e-mail at carlaadodd@yahoo.com, through Troubadour 21, All Writers' Group, Southeast Michigan Poetry Meetup, or by calling 248-961-3636.

For Head Shots and other photo needs:
Asia Hamilton of Nozomi Live Photography: Head Shots, Comp Cards, and more!


About B

Ber-Henda or simply "B" is an ambassador to the arts.  She is femolutionary, television and film producer, ambassador for the arts, youth advocate, public speaker and lover of humanity. "The pen is her sword," are the words she lives by. Ber-Henda, Germanic and Greek in origin, her name means "Bear Hearted Protector." Ber-Henda Williams is the founder of Poetry, Pages, and Scribes, a monthly poetry series at the Southfield Public Library.
She has featured at the Dalley in the Alley, Detroit Festival of the Arts and has hosted many metro area cultural events. Fluent in Spanish, she writes poems in the language that has added a richness and passion to her work. Ber-Henda is in love with poets such as Fredrico Garcia Lorca, Pablo Neruda, Ursula Rucker, Prince, Saul Williams, Nikki Giovanni, and Johnny "Jy Obedele" Jenkins.
Williams lives her life in color. She is a lover of all things arts and culture and she is often referred to as an "old soul," as she often listens to music from earlier time. Ber-Henda is heavily influenced by the infancy of soul music. She not only blesses the mic but the spirit of the listener. PLEASE SUPPORT POETRY: http://bit.ly/gfohns

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