President's Lecture Series: Azure Antoinette
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All students and their families are invited to return to campus this summer to attend the Summer 2013 President’s Lecture Series featuring Azure Antoinette. She will be speaking on June 20 at 11 a.m. in the Watson Fine Arts Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public and will be streamed live from the St. Philip’s College home page the day of the event.
Considered by many, “the Maya Angelou of the Millennial Generation,” Azure Antoinette is a poet, spoken word artist, freelance photographer, and youth and arts advocate whose verbal artistry often explores themes important to Millennials and the effects of social media on our collective humanity. In 2011, she founded a NYC arts-in-education program that delivers custom workshops designed to expose, excite and educate young women about how spoken word, performance poetry, and social media can help them make a positive impact on the world. Her tremendous success in these efforts landed her a spot on Forbes’ Magazine‘s 2012 issue of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World.
A published author, her first book, Bittersweet, was released in May 2009, and was followed by Commissioned and her newest title, For the Sake of Brevity. A nationally touring public speaker, Azure Antoinette uses her love of words to inspire others to value and cultivate the beauty around them and live their lives “creatively.”
View a clip of Azure Antoinette in a compilation of recent performances entitled Azure Antoinette: The 2011 Sizzle Reel on YouTube. For more information about Azure Antoinette, visit her website at http://www.azureantoinette.com/.
All questions for Ms. Antoinette may be submitted in advance through email up until June 13 at 5 p.m. For more information about past speakers, please visit the complete 2013 lecture series season online, or contact Beautrice Butler at 486-2670. She may also be reached through email at: firstname.lastname@example.org,